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kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby alexis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:45 pm

This at best sounds like some sort of Reflexion Filter cum pop filter, but then it makes all kinds of claims above and beyond - increasing signal to noise ratio, etc.

I'm always biased against people who are asking for my money who can't/won't use proofreaders, so maybe I'm being unfairly cynical. Can someone who actually knows this stuff please tell me what they think about this?

Thanks!

http://kaoticaeyeball.com

The Eyeball is an acoustic treatment device designed to channel sound directly to a microphone, capturing every tone and frequency emitted by your voice. This allows the artist to hear their pure vocal tone for the first time and produce a professional level recording every time. The Eyeball minimizes the need for sound re-enforcement (sic) while also complimenting (sic) any acoustically treated space.

Control Your Sound
Specifically engineered to channel the sound of your voice without any coloration, ensuring that your pure vocal tone is captured

Take the Eyeball Anywhere
Be inspired to record anywhere; the Eyeball is small, durable and practically weightless

Integrated Pop-Filter
Our premium blue pop-filter reduces plosive consonants and sibilance without affecting the overall recording quality

Reduce Ambience and Reflection
The Eyeball eliminates the external environment. So no matter where you are, your tracks will always sound as if they were recorded in the same place


The Eyeball channels sound directly into your microphone. This means that all of the low and high frequency information contained within your voice can now be captured, allowing you to truly hear yourself for the first time. The Eyeball accurately portrays every aspect of your voice, without adding any colouration, producing a vocal track that is clear and defined every time. The design prevents your microphone from capturing ambient noise and room tone, while reducing any potential phase cancellations.

The Eyeball reduces the need for sound re-enforcement in your home studio space, while perfectly complementing any acoustically treated environment. It is practically weightless, small and durable allowing you to take it anywhere, meaning your tracks will always sound like they were recorded in the same place.


Based upon the volume levels indicated by the RMS and DBSPL readings, sound is louder inside of the Eyeball. The louder volume level has many distinct advantages. First, it will increase the Signal to Noise Ratio (S:N Ratio) of your recorded track.


The Eyeball is not actually amplifying the sound. The reason for these amplitude increases is because sound is not being allowed to disperse through air, but is being channelled directly into your microphone.


Re: the graph - wouldn't this property of "maintaining the sound longer" mean it's adding some kind of reverb quality to the signal?
Within the Eyeball we see a smoother, slower, and more linear decay pattern, while the envelope of the sound without the Eyeball decays much quicker. This shows us how quickly sound is dispersed through air, and how much longer the sound is maintained inside of The Eyeball.

Technical specs:
Frequency response: 0Hz - 30KHz +/-1.4dB
THD: 6.789%
Max Peak: 140dB
TL: 3.73dB (average)
Polar Patterns: Cardioid is recommended, but all types of polar patterns can be used with the Eyeball

Maybe Hugh can review this in SOS!
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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:02 pm

We must most definitely review it!

I can see how it could potentially be beneficial in vocal recording, but the marketing BS doesn't do them any favours. We've seen that before haven't we... I blame the demise of science teaching in schools...

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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby hollowsun » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:33 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote: I blame the demise of teaching in schools...
Fixed that for you!
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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:34 pm

I look forward to that.

Is that young lady the inventor? She's quite nice but her trousers are cut much too short. I hope that's not indicative of her attitude to quality control in general.
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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby alexis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:48 pm

shufflebeat wrote:I look forward to that.

Is that young lady the inventor? She's quite nice but her trousers are cut much too short. I hope that's not indicative of her attitude to quality control in general.


Respectfully disagree, though perhaps the deep pockets are off-putting?
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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:13 pm

alexis wrote:perhaps the deep pockets are off-putting?

Ah, of course. She's expecting significant sales. Wise woman.
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Postby Richie Royale » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:32 am

The description brings this to mind

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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby John Willett » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:26 am

Definitely needs reviewing

Though I do suspect a lot of the brown cow stuff

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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby G-Doubleyou » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:41 pm

shufflebeat wrote:I look forward to that.

Is that young lady the inventor? She's quite nice but her trousers are cut much too short. I hope that's not indicative of her attitude to quality control in general.

I agree, she could also use a little nutrition, and long pants.

I like my women with a LITTLE meat on them!

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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby shufflebeat » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:23 am

I see by John's post she has taken our advice re trouser length. I'm not concerned about her dietary habits so long as she gets enough fibre and keeps coming up with these innovative and practical products. More power to her.
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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:25 am

Apparently a review sample is on its way to us. Watch out for a review soon.

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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby DarrenSw » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:40 am

Can't wait too to see the review on this... However, is $199 for essentially a foam ball a little high?

Yes, I get all the R&D time and money spent etc etc but still seems a little high to me.
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Re: kaotica eyeball - how much of this magic can be true?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:49 am

It's worth whatever people will pay for it... and I guess it's in competition with the likes of sE's Reflexion Filters and the various knock-offs of that design, which cost a similar amount.

If it works as well as they claim, then I'm sure other companies will start producing slight variations on the them at lower cost!

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