AKG K1000 Ear Speakers

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I can only tell you that looking a complete idiot while wearing these is completely worth it. The detail, range and adjustable soundstage make these a serious contender for the best headphones ever made. I really wanted a pair in the ’90’s as a consistent reference for mixing between different studios, but hard to justify. Years later and with very little opportunity to make a seriously loud noise, I grabbed a pair from Portland Oregon.




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The SPS200 Soundfield mic has four capsules in a tetrahedral arrangement that allows decoding to Mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and 8.0 channel formats all from Ambisonics stye ‘A-format’ recording made directly from the four http://www.mbho.de capsules (Ex Schoeps engineers).

Decoding is from a DAW plugin – so you can ‘point’ and focus the mic after the recording has been made, which I plan to investigate for post-produced steering of Live Capture events…