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Mitra Corp. 3D Mic Indie

B&H # MI3DMICI Mfr # ARM3DMIV3
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $695.00
Product Highlights
  • Shoot & Enjoy 3D Immersive Sound Imaging
  • Ideal for Use with DSLR or Video Cameras
  • Internal Ear Simulation Processing
  • Results in Exceptional Sound Quality
  • Injection Molded ABS Plastic Resin Shell
  • Single Microphone Level Phono Output
  • Pro Quality Japanese Microphone Capsule
  • Dual Battery LED Fuel Indicator
  • Long Battery Life Lasts Up to 12 Hours
  • Made in USA with Mostly Indigenous Parts

If you're on a shoestring-budget, the Mitra 3D Mic Indie can give your indie film short the high-quality audio it deserves - without breaking your fragile, artistic bank. This innovative mic uses 3D binaural sound recording to recreate the immersive audio we hear when listening to multi-channel surround sound, but audio recorded with the 3D Mic Indie requires only a pair of closely placed speakers, headphones or even ear-buds to experience 360° audio.

The 3D Mic Indie works by using an audio signal modifier system called SHEM. SHEM developers undoubtedly looked at how the military and defense department had experimented with recreating our brains psychoacoustics (how we hear sounds around us). The Mitra 3D Mic Indie owes its ability to recreate the human hearing experience to the algorithms that successfully duplicated the psychoacoustics related to depth and passing sound. The 3D Mic Indie uses SHEM, which puts those algorithms to the test.

The result is a binaural mic that records what appears to sound like full surround sound audio. It basically simulates human hearing by capturing the psychoacoustics and recording it. Plus, this model is designed to attach to your video camera, DSLR camera or digital audio recorder. Since the 3D Mic Indie offers only 3.5 mm phono line connectivity, it's more affordable than its big brother the 3D Mic Pro and is absolutely perfect for anyone looking to add immersive 3D audio to their digital video recordings.

When you listen back to the recorded sound through two closely spaced side by side speakers, headphones or even ear-buds - the listener's brain processes the psychoacoustic information in the recorded sounds and hears the realistic 3D sound as if it was them sitting on the beach listening to the waves break from left to right along the shore. Turn in your shotgun mic for the world of full immersive 360° soundscape recording. The 3D Mic Indie is the aural equivalent of the 360° panoramic lens.

Ultra Low Noise Design with Amazing Fidelity
The very first thing one may notice while listening to a 3D Mic Indie recording is how detailed, natural and crystal clear it sounds. 3D Mic Indie captures every nuance of sound, thanks to the state of the art ultra low-noise flat frequency response preamplifiers which are virtually invisible in the recording and one can hear is the pure unadulterated reproduction of the source sound
Versatile Mic Applications
3D Mic Indie is very musical and perfect for recording vocal and instrumental performance, garage band, live concert, choir or an ensemble. It shines in environmental sound recording and interviews too. 3D Mic Indie can be used in almost any type of mic applications except specialize high sound pressure level applications such as close distance mic placement near a kick drum head
Dual Battery Fuel Gauge
Nothing is more frustrating than running out of microphone battery in the middle of a recording session. 3D Mic Indie is designed for long sessions with a 12 hour battery life from two 9V PP3 batteries (included). The two battery voltage levels are monitored by two LED fuel gauges which turn from green to red to provide early warning when a battery change is needed
3.5 mm Phono Connectivity
3D Mic Indie can be connected to any professional or consumer grade video camera and audio recorder as it is equipped with an unbalanced low impedance phono line level stereo output. It comes with a line to Mic attenuator phono cable, which allows 3D Mic Pro to get connected to the recorder or a camera through a phono Mic input
Rugged Construction
3D Mic Indie has been designed for professional field use with robust and rugged construction with tough ABS resin. It is compact, portable and can be used as a handheld mic, mounted on a camera tripod or mounted on a shock mount to a microphone stand and boom pole
Directional Pattern Very similar to the human ear
Principle of Operation Pressure transducer with patent pending SHEM technology
Cartridge Type Back plate pre-polarized condenser capsule
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity -35dB ±4dB @ 1kHz (0db = 1V/pa)
Signal to Noise Ratio >62dB
Output Impedance 50 ohms balanced
<200 ohms unbalanced
Cable Drive Capability 487' (150 m)
Output Balance Principle Impedance Balancing with Active Drive
Connector 3.5 mm phono socket
Color Matte Black
Power Supply 2 x 9V PP3 Battery
Current Consumption 2 x 25mA
Microphone Handle Diameter 2.4" (6.0 cm)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.0 x 7.5 x 7.8" (30.5 x 19.0 x 19.8 cm)
Weight (without Batteries) 1.4 lb (625 g)
Mitra Corp. 3D Mic Indie
  • 3.5 mm Phono Cable
  • Attenuator Cable
  • 2 x 9V PP3 Batteries
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    4.0

    remarkable audio impact with live music

    By chmod

    from San Francisco Bay Area

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Ambient
    • Clear Sound
    • Dynamic
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy
    • EXPENSIVE

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Mitra Corp. 3D Mic Indie:

    After reading/listening to a review by Vincent Laforet, I opted to try this device with my new Canon DSLR body. The results are quite exceptional.Clearly the best audio is taken right off the boards via XLR cables - but that is not always an option and it also makes things more complex and less mobile. This version of the device uses a single mini cable for direct input to the DSLR. They DO offer an XLR version.This device requires care level setting as it runs quite "hot" and also, in my experience, requires inverse equalization in post processing to smooth it out a touch. So it is not simply plug and play unless the desired result is borderline shrill. The manufacturer provides very precise EQ curves depicting what the device imparts, and this makes cleaning the sound up pretty straight forward.What I like most is the overall air, and sense of the audio being just like it was with my having stood there. The impact is quite exceptional.The mic makes my camera body top heavy but as I an using a tripod, mostly, this is not that big a deal. For hand held I believe a monopod at the least is required, if not more exotic measures like a counterbalance/shoulder mount.So what is good: realistic sound field, really wide frequency range, hard-to-define impact of using binaural gear in recordings not typically using same.What is not so good: expensive, somewhat awkward to mount, somewhat heavy if mounted on camera shoe mount.I've used it successfully in live jazz venues and have received very positive feedback as the sound is ultra realistic versus (and I do dig this) simply properly mic'd and recorded. I think each has its place - and for replicating what it sounded like in the audience, this device is pretty darn good.I am an end user and not associated with the product in any manner.

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