Binaural 3D audio is audio captured identically to the way your ears experience sound. What’s great about binaural 3D Audio is that you can experience it on any two channel system.
For instance, listen to this: https://youtu.be/EYP4y0ZkCN0 – Hear how you experience the sound as if you were on that soccer field? Pretty cool!
These days binaural 3D audio is becoming more accessible, with a lot of companies creating products that let you consume 3D Audio or create 3D Audio on professional rigs. But what if you want to capture 3D Audio on your GoPro? Well, now you can. This is how you record 3D audio with a GoPro Microphone. It’s actually easy to capture professional audio to an GoPro and the results are mind blowing!
1. Identify Which GoPro You Own
GoPro Heros 3 and 4 come equipped with a MINI USB port for external mics. Hooke Verse’s recording cable can plug directly into these GoPros with the included Hook Mini USB recording cable. For GoPro 5, 6, 7, Session and above you will need to purchase an adapter that turns your GoPro 6, 7, or Session or above’s MICRO USB into at stereo 3.55mm female jack. See below:
2. GoPro Doesn’t Play Friendly With External Mics
If you own a GoPro Hero 3 or above, you’ll notice there isn’t an analog external microphone input on the camera. The only way to plug an external microphone into a GoPro Hero is through their proprietary 10pin mini USB connector. Yuck.
3. You’ll Need a Binaural 3D Audio Mic With a 10Pin USB Connector
There is only one 3D Audio microphone on the market that comes equipped with a 10pin USB connector for GoPro: Hooke Verse (www.hookeaudio.com). In our tutorial, we will use the Hooke Verse to capture binaural 3D Audio to an GoPro. The Hooke Verse is cool because in addition to being microphones, they’re also a listening device. Which means you can listen back to your 3D Audio recordings.
4. Plug In
Simply plug the cable into the Hooke Verse, power the Hooke Verse on and plug it into your GoPro’s 10 pin USB jack. The Hooke Verse will automatically over ride your GoPros built in microphone.
5. Record On!
Simply press record on your GoPro camera and your videos will automatically be captured in beautiful binaural 3D Audio!