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A New First-Order Ambisonic Microphone

 

Several years in the making, Soyuz Microphones presents the 013 AMBISONIC – a brand new first-order ambisonic microphone.

The 013 Ambisonic combines x4 of Soyuz’s popular 013 FET small diaphragm condensers and x4 custom transformers into a single, phase-coherent mic that records 360° surround sound with unmatched fidelity and character.

The included Soyuz ambisonic plugins provide complete control in post-production, allowing you to shape the sound field to your imagination.

The 013 Ambisonic will simplify any setup, captivate any audience, and translate across any system – stereo or beyond.

CAPTURE IT ALL

The Soyuz 013 Ambisonic microphone is an innovation in the worlds of spatial audio and creative recording. The 013A combines x4 of Soyuz’s popular 013 FET small diaphragm condensers and x4 custom transformers into a single, phase-coherent mic that records 360° surround sound with unmatched fidelity and character. 

With just a single mic, The 013 Ambisonic simplifies your setup and encourages you to explore new soundscapes with unrestricted flexibility. The included custom-matched Soyuz ambisonic plugins provide complete control in post-production, allowing you to further shape the sound field to your imagination.

No matter your project, the 013 Ambisonic microphone creates dynamic recordings with ease and will translate across any system – stereo or beyond.

A Modern Approach to Classic Technology

Inspired by the forward-thinking designs of the past, the 013 Ambisonic microphone combines modern technological advancements with classic sound and unmistakable quality.

Ambisonic audio has been around since the 1970s and while it was pioneered with great promise, the format initially failed to gain widespread popularity. Over the years, however, ambisonic microphones became a secret weapon for inventive producers and engineers seeking to stand out and expand their sounds. Producers like Steve Albini have notably used ambisonic mics to broaden the stereo field and impart a unique sonic signature across many records. They have been used as the sole microphone for complete albums, adopted by classical engineers for entire symphonies, and used across stages and film studios to create a truly immersive experience that translates to any system.

The 013 Ambisonic microphone brings this exciting recording technique to all creators. With an original and innovative design, and features that surpass other mics in its class, the 013 Ambisonic offers immersive detail and engaging depth without limitation

AN AMBISONIC MIC BUILT WITHOUT COMPROMISE

The Soyuz 013 Ambisonic has been meticulously engineered to set a new standard with a vibrant sound in mind.

The 013A features four of our renowned 013 series capsules, all hand-machined in-house with absolute precision. Unlike the smaller capsules or electret designs found in other Ambisonic mics, these larger, custom 25mm condenser capsules provide a wider frequency range with enhanced detail and a low end that reaches deeper, creating a more lifelike, three-dimensional image of your recording.

Four Soyuz toroidal transformers bring additional depth with a subtle character that complements any source.

This attention to detail and craftsmanship is a balance between art and engineering. The 013 Ambisonic is built to be the new benchmark for ambisonic recording.

Soyuz 013A - Transcoder NuetralCustomized Control. Ready to Go

The 013 Ambisonic captures sound with richness and realism up-front, but your recordings will come to life during the mixing and post-production process.

We’ve partnered with Audio Brewers to develop a custom ambisonic transcoder and decoder plugin suite tailored specifically for the 013 Ambisonic and compatible with every major DAW. The 013A plugin bundle allows you to re-imagine your recordings and sculpt the sound field to your liking. Exploring new ideas couldn’t be any more simple.

Soyuz 013A - Decoder Screenshot 9.16The Soyuz transcoder is matched exactly to the 013 Ambisonic’s capsules, specs, and dimensions – instantly converting your signal to ambisonic “B Formats” with the extra ability of monitoring in real-time with zero latency.

The Soyuz decoder allows you to effortlessly shape your recordings. The included controls like “rotation” and “dominance” are simple and intuitive tools to shift your sound in every direction, highlight key elements, or explore new perspectives.

Together, the 013 Ambisonic and included custom Soyuz plugins provide unlimited possibilities for creativity that translates into any configuration: stereo, headphones, surround, atmos – the choice is endlessly yours.

Any Sound. Any System.

The 013 Ambisonic is easy to use and was designed to deliver exceptional results regardless of any system or playback format.

Recordings made with the 013A are future-proof and promise the same impactful immersion whether you’re in an atmos theater or your car, and give you complete control to dial in your mix perfectly from stereo speakers to a concert in a sphere.

A World of Sound. Available to All.

The 013 Ambisonic is made to be intuitive and inspiring to artists and creators of all types – no matter your use case. From musicians searching for space, recordists seeking realism, and producers needing versatility, The 013 Ambisonic creates a world of new sounds – all from just a single recording and a single microphone.

 

About Soyuz Microphones

Established in 2013, Soyuz Microphones combines traditional craftsmanship with innovative design to create original microphones and audio equipment of unparalleled quality. Soyuz stands as a symbol of unity and alliance between diverse cultures and is dedicated to creating products that inspire artists of all types while capturing sound with clarity and depth.

www.soyuzmicrophones.com

 

Soyuz 013 Ambisonic with Shockmount and Case

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