If you’ve never heard of 3D audio, you’re missing out. 3D audio is audio captured identically to the way you experience the World. When you listen back to a moment captured in 3D audio, it feels like you’re there living back every moment in full 360 degrees of audio. And how do you record 3D audio? With a binaural microphone like Hooke Verse.
Hooke Verse is a groundbreaking technology. Not only is it the world’s first bluetooth microphone, but it’s the first 3D Audio bluetooth microphone. With this new tech comes a learning curve and adoption period from other apps.
We’ve developed a custom Bluetooth recording codec which allows Hooke Verse to capture wireless 3d audio to a smartphone. Why? Because it didn’t exist before. In order for this to work, our mobile app does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to receiving the wireless 3d audio codec. In order for a third party app to support Hooke Verse, they would need to support our wireless 3d audio recording codec. Why? Because it straight up did not exist before Hooke Verse.
However, there is a way to use Hooke Verse on 3rd party apps using the Hooke recording cable. It’s a bit of a hack, but it will do the trick. Many adapters allow you to convert your Micro USB (Android) or Lightning port (iPhone) into a 3.5mm stereo input. If you plug one of these adapters into your phone, then plug the Hooke recording cable into the adapter. The adapter will override your built in mic and allow you to use the Hooke Verse on that app via a wired connection.
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
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.
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.
- Plug the Nekteck into your Androids USB jack
- Plug the Griffin iMic into the Nekteck adapter
- Plug the male 1/8″ Verse jack into the Griffin “IN” slot
- 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.
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