Do not immerse in water or other liquid. If using in adverse weather conditions, it is strongly advised to shield the microphones to minimise water ingress. If the capsules get wet, let them dry out naturally and they should return to normal working condition once fully dry. Do not subject to direct heat.
The finish of the microphone is either waterproof cellulose paint or wool felt. For the Artist model, wipe down the paint finish using a soft damp cloth. For the wool covered Pro models, spot clean with warm water applied to the area using a dampened cloth. For stubborn soiling, sparingly apply warm soapy water with a soft toothbrush. Rub gently in one direction and dab with a dry towel.
From time to time the ears may need cleaning. This is best done with a dampened non-lint cloth. A light application of corn starch can help to minimise the tacky quality of the silicone. Apply a small amount to your hand and then rub sparingly over the surface, avoiding touching the microphone capsules.
It is advised to store your microphones in a protective case away from dust and moisture. Disconnect any cables.
Like any microphone, your Inari Audio Mic has fragile parts and you should avoid dropping it or subjecting it to sudden shock. The design of our mics means that they are isolated to minimise structure borne vibration and this will add to their longevity when being transported. It is advised that you use a padded transport case.
Binaural recording is not like mono or stereo recording, and the microphones respond differently to a sound source. The microphone is shaped like a human head and has ear moulds to accurately mimimic the filtering that human ears create when you hear. The HRTF information is captured at source and is what creates the microphone’s ability to recreate the cues needed by our brains to locate sounds in the believable 3 dimensional space. This sound is also subject to psychoacoustics and as a result the recordings will need to have an equalisation curve applied in post production to sound ‘normal’ to the way we would hear it. Once this is applied the change to the tonality and timbre of the recording will be minimised. We do not recommend the use of a binaural head for recordings that are critical in timbre. They are fantastic tools for capturing the location and movement of sound sources, recreating room acoustics or natural location information. Sound effects and dialogue are also enhanced by the natural placement of sounds within a soundstage. We offer advise and a set of curves for our customers to use to begin this process, but we have found that the final results are subjective and personal to each listener.