Spatial Mic – USB

Spatial Mic – USB


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Spatial Mic USB – light & compact professional immersive microphone

With 8 high-quality capsules, USB/ADAT connectivity, live monitoring and a dedicated DAW plugin for output conversion, Spatial Mic USB helps you capture immersive 3D audio, surround sound, rotatable stereo and beyond.

Spatial Mic at a Glance:

  • All-in-one package lets you record right out of the box
  • 8 capsule array for Second Order Ambisonics
  • Live binaural headphone monitoring w/ YouTube 360 filters
  • USB Streaming up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • ADAT Light-Pipe up to 24-bit/48kHz
  • DAW plugin and remote control app included
  • Individual calibration stored in each mic

Technical Specifications:


  • 8 Channels Streaming to USB 2.0 Audio Host via USB-C Connector / 2 Channels Streaming Playback
  • 8 Channels ADAT Lightpipe Digital Output
  • USB Streaming and ADAT may be used independently or concurrently
  • Sample Rates USB: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz and 96kHz
  • Sample Rates ADAT: 44.1kHz and 48kHz
  • ADC 110dB SNR per channel, DAC 108dB SNR
  • Bit Depth: 16/24-bit
  • ADC clipping in pad mode: 131dB SPL
  • USB bus powered via USB-C or external 5v source via micro-USB
  • Headphone output: 130mW into 16 ohms via 3.5mm TRS jack
  • Live binaural monitoring using Google Resonance HRTFs  (44.1kHz and 48kHz) and live Mid-Side monitoring (88.2kHz and 96kHz)
  • Spatial Mic Converter plugin DSP filter type: 64-element frequency dependent output filter matrix
  • Individual calibration stored in each Mic for balanced array.
Capsule & Array
  • 14mm Prepolarized Condenser
  • SNR: > 72dB-A
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL for THD<3%: 120dB @1kHz
  • Array: 8 transducers1
  • Construction: Aluminum & Nylon
  • Spatial Mic Dimensions: Height: 6.75’’ Diameter: 2.125’’
  • Spatial Mic Weight: 0.54 lbs
System Requirements
  • Host device supporting multi-channel USB Audio 2.0 or ADAT lightpipe input
  • USB bus power via USB-C jack or external 5v / 500mA source via micro-USB


Software Requirements
  • DAW supporting multi-channel audio tracks like Reaper, Pro Tools Studio, Pro Tools Flex, Cubase Pro, Logic Pro or Nuendo for Spatial Mic Converter Plugin
  • Spatial Mic Converter plugin, MicNet Control and Spatial Mic Control app have been tested to work on macOS 10.11 and higher or Windows 10. Plugin and Control apps are available for download to test system.
  • Array Ordering: Looking at Spatial Mic from the front, as indicated by the logo, Capsule 1 is on the lower right (Roman numeral ‘I’). Capsule 5 is on the top ring of the capsule array and inline with microphone knob. The bottom ring contains capsule 1-4 and the top ring contains capsule 5-8.

What’s In The Box:

  • Spatial Mic USB
  • USB C to C and USB C to A cable, 3 meter, black nylon braided
  • ¼-20 to ⅝’’ mini swivel ball hard-mount
  • Foam windshield
  • Quick-start guide
  • For Download:
    • Spatial Mic Converter plugin VST3 (macOS & Windows), AU (Audio Unit for macOS) and AAX (macOS & Windows)
    • Spatial Mic Control app (macOS & Windows)
    • User Manual

Quality & Construction

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Quality Capsules

Eight 14mm condenser capsules are perfectly matched to multi-stage, digitally controlled analog front ends and 110 dB-SNR DACs.

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Individual Calibration

Prior to shipping, a unique calibration profile is measured and stored within every Spatial Mic to ensure consistent quality.

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16-Core Processor

A dedicated digital circuit board within Spatial Mic features a 16-core processor and high resolution SiLabs clocking scheme.

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Precise Conversion

Output filters, selectable within Spatial Mic Converter plugin, have been carefully constructed for precise audio conversion.

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Quality Construction

Designed to be light, compact and durable, Spatial Mic features high quality aluminum and nylon construction, combined with a bright LED display, knob and metal headbasket.

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Mounting Options

A ¼-20 thread mount allows for hard-mounting and a Rycote Shockmount (sold separately) can provide isolation for this sensitive array.

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User Interface

On the front of Spatial Mic, a knob and LEDs provide control over analog mic gain, mute, monitor mix between live and computer playback, and overall level of the headphone output.

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Visual Levels

View individual capsule signals or stereo monitor level on the front LED display and remotely control these metering modes (and more) with the Spatial Mic Control app.