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HEAR360 Ships 8ball

  (February 26, 2018)

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 8ball, full end-to-end spatial audio solution for cinematic VR and 360 video is now available for purchase.

Spatial audio is critical to immersive 360 video production, yet delivering true spatial audio has challenged VR creators for years. HEAR360's 8ball, a patented omni-binaural microphone and software suite, provides a complete end-to-end solution for cinematic VR and 360 video creators, promising the easy delivery of immersive spatial audio experiences to their audience.

"We are thrilled to bring an end-to-end spatial audio solution to market." - Matt Marrin, CEO of HEAR360.

Up until now, VR creators had to record immersive audio with microphones that were separate from software workflows, creating overcomplicated post-production processes, and often discouraging creators from fully leveraging immersive audio in their productions.

"8ball has already been used in productions all over the world as part of our Beta program." - Greg Morgenstein, CTO of HEAR360.

8ball empowers creators to capture spatial audio in an omni-binaural format, and seamlessly integrate their recordings with post-production workflows using a suite of plugins available to purchasers of the microphone. Anyone curious to find out more can sign up for a free online demo on the website.

8ball is omni-binaural, capturing 360° of audio by utilizing eight (four pairs) of high-quality omnidirectional capsules. Custom microphone "ears" are positioned to mimic a human's perception of audio. The brain decodes 8ball's recordings, allowing headphone listeners to perceive sound 360° around their head.

When played back through head-mounted displays, 8ball offers a "holographic" audio experience promising to be nearly indistinguishable from the real world.

"The first test audio I heard blew me away with accuracy and sound quality," says Matt Celia of Lightsail VR.

8ball audio works natively with SamsungVR, and can be encoded and exported for use in Facebook, Youtube, and Unity.  The H360player works on major web browsers and Android mobile devices.

8ball is now available for purchase online at http://www.hear360.io.

An online press kit is available at: https://medium.com/@Hear360/8ball-launch-press-kit-bdb0aec454c3. To find out more, contact hello@hear360.io.

HEAR360 is on a mission to make VR/360 sound incredible. Founded by Grammy Award–winning engineers, HEAR360 builds hardware and software for VR/360 creators to produce immersive spatial audio easily. www.hear360.io

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