Tascam joins Sennheiser’s “AMBEO FOR VR” partnership programme

DR 701D V2

Sennheiser today announced that the TEAC Corporation and its TASCAM brand of professional video and broadcast equipment is joining the “AMBEO for VR” partnership program. Created to ensure seamless production workflows and interoperability for VR, AR and other 3D content creators, this Sennheiser program includes collaborations with acclaimed manufacturers of field recorders, VR live cameras, live streaming software, mixing plug-ins and VR platforms.

A leading manufacturer of audio systems for video production and broadcast applications, TEAC has released new firmware for its TASCAM DR-701D six-track audio recorder. Version 2.0 of the firmware now includes the Sennheiser A-to-B converter for recording the A or B format from the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic.

“Sennheiser warmly welcomes the TEAC Corporation to the AMBEO for VR partnership program,” said Véronique Larcher, AMBEO Immersive Audio Co-Director at Sennheiser. “We are proud to have their TASCAM DR-701D audio system on board, as it is a product held in high esteem by content creators across the globe. Thanks to the new firmware, the TASCAM recorder now fully supports the AMBEO VR Mic for recordings in A or B format Ambisonics.”

“For years, TASCAM has supported audio professionals in the areas of video production and broadcast, and we are proud to partner with Sennheiser AMBEO to support the rapidly growing world of VR,” said Yuji Hanabusa, President and CEO of TEAC CORPORATION. “The addition of Ambisonics support to our industry-leading DR-701D will enable yet another dimension of creativity for DR-701D owners and will help to shape the future of digital entertainment, education and information sharing.”

Sennheiser warmly welcomes the TEAC Corporation to the AMBEO for VR partnership program,” said Véronique Larcher, AMBEO Immersive Audio Co-Director at Sennheiser. “We are proud to have their TASCAM DR-701D audio system on board, as it is a product held in high esteem by content creators across the globe. Thanks to the new firmware, the TASCAM recorder now fully supports the AMBEO VR Mic for recordings in A or B format Ambisonics.” “For years, TASCAM has supported audio professionals in the areas of video production and broadcast, and we are proud to partner with Sennheiser AMBEO to support the rapidly growing world of VR,” said Yuji Hanabusa, President and CEO of TEAC CORPORATION. “The addition of Ambisonics support to our industry-leading DR-701D will enable yet another dimension of creativity for DR-701D owners and will help to shape the future of digital entertainment, education and information sharing.”

Main features of firmware version 2.00:

  • Ambisonics recording in A format or B format
  • Stereo mix of B-format for input monitoring and playback through headphones output and line output
  • Supports AmbiX and Furse-Malham (FuMa) exchange formats for B-format recordings
  • Four XLR inputs with +48V phantom power
  • Precise control of 4 channels at once
  • Selectable mic positioning allows flexible setting of the Ambisonics mic (upright, upside down, endfire)

In ambisonics mode functions such as mixer, auto gain control, dual rec, plug-in power, delay settings and phase reversal are disabled.

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