- In your closet or a cave
- No tears! Smoke and choke around the Eyeball freely
No Stand, No Shock Mount, No Hassel
- Works with what you have: a microphone- Won’t tip over and knock you out
Works with most Vocal Microphones
- Bring out the best in your mic
- Don’t throw your back out! It weighs less than your microphone
- Dent resistant, won’t rust, Never needs Duct-Tape
A Practical Sound booth solution
- Eat eggs cuz you want to, not just for the tray- Stop stealing your grandma’s precious quilts
Integrated pop filter
- Spit all you want, only your voice reaches the microphone
- On Location
Frequency response: 0Hz - 30KHz +/-1.4dB
Max Peak: 140dB
TL: 3.73dB (average)
Polar Patterns: Cardioid is recommended, but all types of polar patterns can be used with the Eyeball
Accessories: Blue premium pop filter insert
Fits most large diaphragm condenser microphones used for vocal recording (1.50” – 2.75” diameter). See FAQ section for examples
Made in USA
Warranty: 1 year limited
The Kaotica Eyeball is an acoustic treatment device that isolates and channels sound directly to your microphone. By isolating and channeling sound, the Eyeball is able to accurately capture the pure vocal tone while greatly reducing room reflections and ambient noise. Designed for all vocal/voice-over applications either as standalone, mobile, or in conjunction with treated spaces. Includes an integrated pop-filter and fits most large diaphragm condenser microphones (3.8cm to 7cm in diameter). The following section presents our findings and data from all the extensive testing on the Kaotica Eyeball.
Frequency response: 0 Hz - 30 KHz +/-1.4 dB
Max Peak: 140 dB
TL: 3.73 dB (average)
Polar Patterns: Cardioid is recommended, but all types of polar patterns can be used with the Eyeball
The frequency response chart was generated using a frequency sweep from 0 Hz - 30 KHz. All frequencies are captured equally, producing a flat frequency response. The Eyeball captures an accurate representation of sound, as the the low & high end frequencies of a signal can be lost in the recording process due to sound's tendency to disperse through air.
Harmonic Content (THD)
The THD comparison portrays sound travelling through air and sound in the Eyeball. The THD reading is dramatically decreased inside of the Eyeball, producing a more accurate representation of the sound source.
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The Eyeball reduces the external environment and only leaves the pure tone to be channeled into the microphone. By reducing the external environment, phase anomalies and cancellation are diminished within an untreated space.
Signal to Noise Ration (S:N Ratio)
Based upon the volume levels indicated by the RMS and DBSPL readings above, sound is louder inside of the Eyeball. The louder volume level has many distinct advantages. An increase in the Signal to Noise ratio is apparent as the clean signal is increased while the noise ratio is substantially decreased. The reason for these amplitude increases is because sound is not being allowed to disperse through air, but is being channeled directly into your microphone without coloration.
The graph above portrays the envelope of a sound within the Eyeball (represented in red) and without the Eyeball (represented in purple). By comparing the Envelope (Attack, Sustain, Decay, Release) readings, we determined several key characteristics about sound within the Eyeball. Note the difference in Decay time (the drop of the waveform after the initial attack (rise). 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.
In respect to the comparative spectrograph below, on the left is a 3D representation of a vocalist singing without The Eyeball, on the right is a representation of the vocals inside of The Eyeball. The large spikes you are seeing are being produced by ambient noise & room tone. This includes things like structure born vibration, bleed & generally and most other unwanted sounds. You can very clearly see on the right that the sound has been ‘evened out’, and the ambient noise and bleed is gone, leaving only the pure vocal tone to be captured by your microphone.
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The Old Gearzeron 10/31/15 - USA
Overall ScoreMakes a bad room sound great! Works much better than a curved "Mud Guard" or reflection filter!
Grade A on 10/18/15
Overall ScoreI have tested this out at a friend's home and was astounded by it! I NEED ONE NOW!
Chris Edwardson 4/12/15 - Canada
Overall ScoreThe Kaotica Eyeball back up everything it claims to do. I'll be buying a second one right away.
shimmion 3/21/15 - usa
Overall ScoreI've been recording 10+ years and have NEEDED this. Literally halves my engineering tweak times...in fact practically abolished need for extreme tweaking...too many pros to post so I'll leave by saying, I was out to get a compressor and ended up w this ...saving me A LOT of money! If you're New to engineering drop ya money you won't regret. If you're a vet...drop it....frfr
Kenny Jameson 3/10/15 - USA
Overall ScoreI set up my home studio in a walk in closet. I was looking at spending nearly $600 on acoustic foam. Someone suggested the Eyeball. I bought one and it does as advertised! I'm completely satisfied with this addition to my studio!
Stan Goreon 2/10/15 - Canada
Overall ScoreAlmost perfect....but you need an additional top address version. As soon as you've made this modification, I'll order more units! After all, everyone needs at least two Eyeballs.
Jim Galipeauon 1/7/15 - USA
Overall ScoreMy son sent me a demo video of the Eyeball he found and I knew I "needed" it as soon as I saw it! I went to the website and did some research. I made the purchase and it arrived in just three days. My room was not ideal for recording my voice overs with a lot of ambient noise that I would have to edit out with Adobe Audition. I tried it as soon as it arrived and it has really cut down on my editing time and sounds great!
Ton 1/5/15 - United States of America
Overall ScoreI have recorded numerous projects since i purchased the Kaotica Eyeball. Every single time i record, no matter what i record the sound from my microphone stays consistent. The sound is louder, much clearer, and more of my room is filtered out of my vocal mix, than would be if i only used a simple sound barrier. In short THE KAOTICA EYEBALL IS AWESOME!!!
Rikumoion 12/16/14 - Finland
Overall ScoreNow i can really work anywhere i want.
I'm a professional Finnish voice over since 1983,.
To me this is a big relief just like mobile phone was when it gave you the freedom to leave your desk at the office..;)
Mickey Buckson 12/12/14 - USA
Overall ScoreHonestly i think the eyeball is decent. For me it cut out a lot of background noise. i actually recorded a track yesterday just to play around and see how it sounds. i thought it sounded pretty professional. It makes a big difference for home recording or recording on the go.
Ranion 10/30/14 - USA
Overall ScoreI'm just starting out as a voice actor and recently set up my home recording equipment. However, like most folks starting out in this business, I don't have the space (or the resources) to spend a lot of money lining the room I record in with sound-absorbent materials. I heard about the Kaotica Eyeball during a voice over webinar, and after doing more online research I decided to purchase it. I"m so glad that I did. It has greatly improved the quality of my recordings. Now I have the confidence to seriously pursue online auditions. I highly recommend it to anybody who has to record in less than ideal surroundings.
Bennieon 10/25/14 - U.S.A.
Overall ScoreThe Kaotica Eyeball lives up to all the reviews. Game Changer, Awesome, Must Have, Incredible, Amazing and Worth It! Those are some of the reviews I read before buying the Kaotica Eyeball. And I must say I really love it. It's like having a mini voice booth without the great expense. I am very happy with it and I would suggest it to my friends in the voice acting profession.
geoon 10/21/14 - United States
Overall ScoreGreat product highly recommended
ColeMizeStudioson 10/15/14 - United States
Overall ScoreI received my eyeball about 6 months ago and it has not been taken off my microphone ever since. I previously was using a Prime Acoustic Voxguard but after carefully studying my recordings I noticed I was getting coloration and mud. I quit using it before I even heard of the Eyeball. At first I thought it's claims was kind of a stretch when I read statements like "captures your pure vocal tone without ANY coloration". I must say that now I am a believer! I love this thing! My recordings sound so much better and you would think I dropped a few grand on a new mic by the huge difference the Eyeball makes. My recordings are sounding like what I once had to tweak during mixing to achieve. The eyeball has taken a big work load off of me by simply giving me a stellar isolated area to capture pure recordings. It's very light weight, flush & doesn't wobble "unlike my voxguard" and I love the way this looks...it's sexy! This thing is a game changer and I could not recommend it more highly!
Lisa Larson-Kelleyon 10/5/14 - USA
Overall ScoreFinally! A self-contained, non-intrusive solution to my audio issues. At first the price seemed a bit high, but I can tell you it was worth every penny to not have to cobble together a whole booth for recording my online courses. I can see my screen while I'm recording, and I'm very happy with the reduction in room echo and outside noises (I'm on a bus route). Highly recommend!
Protoolsguruon 9/30/14 - USA
Overall ScoreStarted using the moment I got this and noticed a more focused and clean sound. Proximity effect minimized and the sound of the space I put the artist in didn't matter anymore. Very pleased with this product
TAZon 8/20/14 - United States
Overall ScoreThe Kaotica Eyeball did not dissapoint. It has been a great addition to my studio. Now is time to create.
Justin Sheppardon 8/6/14 - Canada
Overall ScoreHands down one of the best investments I've made into my music. Just stacked 100 takes of vocals without my horrible room sound.
Voxon 8/6/14 - United States
Overall ScoreI bought the Eyeball on the recommendation of a friend in the voice over industry. Since I travel a lot, I needed a better solution to noise isolation than just using the pillows and cushions in my hotel room...LOL Using my studio condenser with the Eyeball gives me a floor noise nearly as low as in my home studio. I hesitated over the price but, decided to give it a try. Super glad I did! I love my Kaotica Eyeball! I even use it in my vocal booth for added ambient isolation. www.voxominous.com
KCon 6/15/14 - USA
Overall ScorePicked one of these up at AES last year and it's FREAKING FANTASTIC! Especially for modern recording when you're not always in a studio. My only gripe is they should make one for front address mics like the SM-7, RE-20 and PR-40. Voiceover people stand the most to gain from a product like this but it's current design doesn't account for these mics that are pretty standard for broadcast. I record a lot of singers with my SM-7 and would love to use the eyeball with that mic. I would totally buy another if it were offered in a front address design.
Phi Kingon 4/17/14 - United States
Overall ScoreI bought the eyeball because I got a chance to see it in action last year at the 2013 AES Convention in NYC. I was amazed at how it captures the fullness and clarity of the vocal being recorded. It's a great product and you can use it anywhere. I recommend it.
Charlieon 4/4/14 - United States
Overall ScoreI LOVE the Eyeball because it is helping me fulfill my dream of being able to duplicate the same acoustical sound of my home studio voiceover booth by using a 2nd Eyeball for recording in a hotel when traveling. I have not put it through all of its testing, but plan to, as travel opportunities arise. From this demonstration video, you can see that I use the same mic (AT4033) for home and mobile use. You will see in the video link how I use if professionally for auditions with a setup next to my EZ chair. And in just the last week I dared to try in for some real jobs - some car spots, an industrial narration - and get this: even a documentary narration! No complaints from the clients - the best "test pass" so far. But I DO notice through experimentation that I have to watch proximity and other adjustments depending on the energy level of the project. WIndscreen does its job but with the AT4033, but I find that reading into the Eyeball with mouth aimed toward the base of the mic and just a hair of address to the side gives a bit of a fuller sound, for me anyway.
See what you think of my brief demo:
Aleyaon 3/30/14 - United States
Overall ScoreI wish I had know about the eyeball before I built my double baffled sound room. This device is amazing. OMG! It makes any mic sound fabulous. Even if you have a sound room it improves the quality of the recording exponentially. It cuts out airplane noise, dogs barking, trucks going down the road, the sound of the world. A motorcycle right outside - it does not work for. But distant sounds that are annoying and not super loud - it cuts those sounds right out!! A must for any and all recording artists. It is small and really easy to travel with and is so perfect.
Mike Kayloron 3/30/14 - United States
Overall ScoreFor such a simple device, it works wonders on your vocals! Much cheaper and takes up far less room than a vocal booth, that's for sure.
Miguel Alejandro Torreson 3/28/14 - Mexico
Overall ScoreI was a little skeptical about it at first. When something new comes out, you don't really know how good it is until you try it. Turns out it really works.
Jonathan Bennedsenon 3/27/14 - Denmark
Overall ScoreWorld great,
And the cool design fits our studio.
Ema Rodzon 3/27/14 - United States
Overall ScoreThe Eyeball is an amazing tool. I use it for pre-production as well as for tracking final vocals. Amazing up front sounding vocals no matter where you go.
Vamo alémon 2/19/14 - Brasil
Overall ScoreMal posso esperar para gravar minhas novas musicas no Kaotica Eyeball.
Cleonon 1/28/14 - Trinidad and Tobago
Overall ScoreFinally I can get vocal detail without unwanted room tone. The first time I put on the the headphones with the eyeball on the microphone I heard detail that I never heard before. My vocalists couldn't believe how much clearer the same microphone we had been using a while now sounded. But the real game changer came when mixing. Instead of having to eq out annoying frequencies laced with room tone I could just just apply compression and do light eqing and voila a sweet present detailed vocal tone. My friend heard the difference and bought one immediately. USD200 is a great investment for the time I saved in editing and the satisfaction of vocal clarity I now experience.
Prolonged Ambienceon 9/29/13 - Canada
Overall ScoreYou put your microphone into it while recording your vocals and it gives you spot on studio grade quality every time without the need of a sound proof booth. It's sick how much the difference is
Pilot Audio Recording Serviceson 9/26/13 - Canada
Overall ScoreMy favorite uses have been, Female vocals, strong male vocals Ie: Hip hop. Right in front of a kick with a large diaphragm condenser and anything recorded outdoors