How To Record 3D Audio On Any App (Filmic Pro, ProCam and more)

I’m often asked “does Hooke Verse work with other apps besides the Hooke app?”,  “how do I record wireless 3D audio on any app, like Filmic Pro?”

The long and the short of it is this, Hooke Verse uses a proprietary Bluetooth codec to stream dual channel, 16bit 44.1kHz audio over Bluetooth to Android and iPhone at .043ms of latency. Because the phone’s have no idea what to do with this codec, we use a mobile app to make the handshake with our recording codec once it reaches the phone.

This means, in order for another app to work with Hooke Verse wirelessly, the app would need to support our codec. We have reached out to Filmic Pro, ProCam and many other camera apps, but they are not interested in supporting our codec.
That being said, there are some workarounds…

 


OPTION 1: THE WIRELESS ROUTE

When Hooke Verse is paired to the Hooke app, you can record audio only. You can even put the app in the background while recording. The Hooke Verse will continue to capture wireless, lossless, 16bit 44.1kHz binaural 3d audio to your phone when the app is hidden or your phone is asleep!

In this scenario, simply begin an audio only recording on the Hooke app, put the app into the background and open up your favorite camera app. When done, end on both apps in sync in post or on any video editing app on your phone.

OPTION 2: THE WIRED ROUTE

iPhone

1. Buy An Adapter

In this case, we use the Blue Mikey Digital. The Mikey Digital is one of the few MFi (Made For iPhone) certified mics that ALSO has a stereo 3.5mm input. The MFi part is super important, as it is required by Apple. For info on MFi, check here: https://hookeaudio.com/blog/2016/12/12/how-to-acquiring-apple-mfi-certification-for-your-bluetooth-device/. There are similar adapters for Android which use a USB-C connector.

2. Plug It In and Connect The Verse

The minute you plug the Mikey Digital into your phone, it will over ride the built in microphone. This means every app will look to the Mikey Digital as the microphone source upon app launch. Now, plug the Hooke recording cable into the Verse, then plug the recording cable into the Mikey Digital 3.5mm jack.

3. Record On

Since the app is looking to the Mikey digital as the microphone and the Hooke Verse is plugged into the Mikey, you now have the ability to capture Hooke 3D Audio on any app from your iPhone.

 

There is so much that you can do with 3D audio. It opens up the possibilities for everyone to enhance anything and everything that they do. Whether you are interested in traveling, in blogging, in music or art, 3D audio can only make your interests better and much more of an experience. There is so much out there in the world to experience, and binaural audio can only drive that home. You can use it to bring things that you experience home to others, and they can share in your adventures while looking through their screens. But no matter what you do or who you are, 3D can only make your experiences better, and is now capable with your favorite third-party apps.


Android

1. Buy An Adapter

In this case, we use the Griffin iMic. The iMic had the ability to take in a stereo 1/8″ line level input, which is what the Verse outputs over the recording cable.

2. Plug It In And Connect The Verse

Since the Griffin is standard USB, you’ll need an adapter to plug it into an Android phone. Most Android phone have either micro USB jacks or USB C jacks. Get an adapter like this Nekteck adapter.

  1. Plug the Nekteck into your Androids USB jack
  2. Plug the Griffin iMic into the Nekteck adapter
  3. Plug the male 1/8″ Verse jack into the Griffin “IN” slot
  4. Plug the Hooke Recording cable into the Verse

3. Record on

Since the app is looking to the Griffin iMic as the microphone and the Hooke Verse is plugged into the iMic, you now have the ability to capture Hooke 3D Audio on any app from your iPhone.

 

For more info on making binaural 3D Audio:

To hear the difference between smartphone mic audio and smartphone 3D Audio:

Binaural audio is the newest form of technology and will be the next big thing. What else can transport you to the middle of the action and make it feel like you’re really there? Nothing, which is why binaural audio is so cool. It’s readily available and can make it seem like you’re really there in the middle of the action. And can be used with any type of media or outlet: whether you are a blogger, a travel junkie, an artist or musician, 3D can only enhance the experience that you are sharing.

Using the Hooke Verse to enhance your experience with all your other apps from a 2-Dimensional experience to a 3-dimensional one is a great way to add just a little more depth to them. There is so much that people can do with their smartphones nowadays, so why not try and capture it in 3D and enhance your videos and audio?

Binaural audio is the next big thing, and people still have to get a handle on it. This is the thing that can take your videos from just videos to experiences. You can bring anyone into the world from your point of view and really drive it home. Because isn’t that what life is all about–experiencing? Isn’t it about getting into the middle of the action and being part of everything that we can be? And now you can enhance all of your favorite apps by using the Hooke Verse to record it with 3D audio.

As always, leave questions or comments in the section below. Thanks for reading!

Comments
  • Amazing. Although I don’t use the accessories you’ve mentioned, I prefer bluetooth and the app. Cannot wait to try out mine when I receive it in the mail.

  • What are the recommended microphone game levels for, say, general talking/family gatherings, to loud concerts both inside and outside? I know that they are 11 recording game levels

  • “There are similar adapters for Android which use a USB-C connector.” Any suggestions or directions to find such a connector for android? I’m struggling to find any options.

    Just picked up an LG V30, and am hoping to be able to record their 10-bit LOG video with my Hooke headphones as their stereo audio input.

    • Hey Warren!

      Great question. We are currently working with FilmicPro to have their app support our proprietary Bluetooth recording codec. That being said, what a lot of current Hooke/FilmicPro users do is:
      1. Begin an audio recording only recording in our app.
      2. Put the Hooke app in the background
      3. Film video with filmicpro and then just sync in post.

      Does that make sense? Let me know if you have any other questions!

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