WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?
At first glance this is a rather anomalous device (anomalous – that’s your word of the day folks); and right now you’re questioning its purpose. That’s perfectly okay because revolutionary concepts are often misunderstood and disvalued at initially, often being categorised as insane things created by insane people. Ask Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison & Nikola Tesla.
Insanity has its place though: a chain of thoughts like these from the Kaotica team, lead to the dawn of a revolutionary device that may change the sound recording game forever… and make it more accessible to us as creators of audio delight.
The Kaotica Eyeball is an acoustic treatment device designed to channel sound directly to a microphone. Its unique design allows better sound pickup, ensuring that your pure vocal tone is captured perfectly.
The science behind the Eyeball minimizes the need for sound re-enforcement in the recording environment while also complimenting any acoustically modified space. The compact and smooth finish to the design, which is also practically weightless, leaves the artist inspired to record anywhere.
Here are some technical specs (for the dudes who wear specs):
- Frequency Range: 0Hz – 30KHz +/-1.4dB, max Peak: 140dB, recommend
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid, although all types of polar patterns can be used with the Eyeball.
- Supported microphones: large
- Thomann diaphragm condenser microphones used for vocal recording (approx. 4 cm up to 6.5 cm Diameter).
- Dimensions: 200 x 200 x 250 mm. Weight: 0.56 kg
- The Damage: Available on amazon and eBay, one of these beauties will set you back a decent R3000, which is worth it considering the value it will add to your sound.
This is a pretty revolutionary invention. Aside from essentially putting a sound booth right on the microphone itself, its the portability of the whole experience that will turn visits to ebay into purchases. Recording studio quality sound anywhere – is extremely important in South Africa, where many DJs have home setups right in living spaces. By extension too, independent artists in general now have an easier way to sort out music composition elements, simplifying the whole music production workflow process. Expect this gadget to sell well in SA.