THE EVOLUTION OF VOCAL RECORDING
A studio booth alternative that fits over your microphone, sets up in seconds and transforms any space into a recording studio.
The Kaotica Eyeball is the ultimate isolation solution for your microphone and is gaining recognition as the #1 portable vocal booth in the market. The Eyeball is made from a premium custom foam which provides for ideal sound absorption. Its worldwide patented design technology offers encapsulated isolation for your microphone that creates a unidirectional sound channel which travels through its integrated pop filter.
The Artist. The Creator. The Visionary.
Traditionally, the first component of the signal chain is to acoustically treat the space you are recording in. At Kaotica, we believe the recording space to be inconsequential, so we shifted our focus on treating the microphone. The variables of sound nuances within recording environments are greatly reduced, enabling you to consistently capture studio quality tracks.
Save time and money by treating your microphone instead of treating your recording space. It’s as simple as inserting your microphone, reattaching the pop filter and there you have it! No nuts, bolts or intricate components of assembly. The Eyeball is extremely light weight, portable and literally sets up in seconds, providing a simple, affordable and effective isolation solution for your rig.
The Eyeball allows the modern musician, producer or engineer, to by-pass the traditional barriers to studio quality recordings in non-studio environments. By channeling sound directly to the microphone, and capturing the true tonality of the vocal, the Eyeball reduces the need for excess equalization in post-production processing, allowing you to focus on what you do best, create music!
Eliminate the barriers and walls within a studio. Now the artist and the sound professionals can vibe in one space, allowing for a harmonious recording session. Alternatively, achieve collaborative communication and flexibility by providing your engineer studio quality tracks by using your Eyeball outside of the studio.
Weighing in at 5 ounces, the Kaotica Eyeball is easy to pack and carry, making it great for travel. Now you’ve got a portable vocal booth that can travel with you wherever inspiration strikes: whether in your home studio or the big studio, the tour bus or the hotel room, now you can record studio quality tracks anytime, anyplace.
Orders are shipped and delivered on business days (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays) via FedEx from Canada. We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.
Individual pop filter purchases are shipped via Canada Post and USPS within North America via standard 7-12 business day delivery with tracking.
Orders placed outside of North America may face import duties, taxes and fees which are not included in Kaotica’s item pricing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to check with their customs office to determine what additional costs may arise upon delivery.
We do our best to estimate the most accurate delivery time for your convenience. Although tracking details state an expected delivery date, these are estimates, and delays caused due to weather, customs clearance or misinformation are not Kaotica’s responsibility and we are not obliged to reimburse shipping fees charged to the customer.
What is your shipping policy and when can I expect to receive my order?
Please allow up to 4 business days to process your order. All orders are subject to a customer verification procedure. Please ensure your address details and profile information are accurate to prevent delays in shipping. We may refuse your purchase if we find evidence of fraud.
Why am I having trouble placing my order?
I tried the Kaotica Eyeball and it doesn’t sound right?
The Eyeball is designed to isolate your microphone from the external environment and capture the full vocal spectrum of your voice. All recording spaces vary, but some spaces have many reflections and can even create an echo. The Eyeball can be very effective in reducing these reflections and ambience, it just may take a little extra setup and testing.
Make sure you are actively singing into the Eyeball, if you just leave your mic on inside of the Eyeball and simply listen, it will not work.
Ideally, the Eyeball and mic should be centered within the recording space or middle of the room, to allow for space so the reverberations can disperse through the air. Try setting up in different areas of the room to see what sounds best for you.
It is perceived that the Eyeball makes sound louder. The projection of your voice towards the microphone, allows the Eyeball to \ capture the true tonality of your vocal, making it sound louder. It may be necessary to adjust or turn down the input gain when using the Eyeball. If you are using a USB mic, adjust the gain on the mic, software, and interface.
If your recording space is less than ideal (concrete, windows etc), minor tweaks and additions could help. Try adding a rug under your mic stand or adding extra insulation around the recording space.
Adjusting the space between the vocalist and the Eyeball will affect the sound. Try different standing distances to determine what sounds best.
Remember, you can never eliminate all reverberations, even the best of studios have room reflections. The Kaotica Eyeball will not eliminate all unwanted reflections or natural reverberations but will vastly reduce the need to treat your recording space.
The Eyeball channels sound directly into your microphone, which otherwise would not be picked up. This results in a perceived increase in volume of the overall loudness in the recording. Make sure to turn your pre-amp or input level settings down. The input gain should register about three quarters on the scale.
How do I pack, travel or clean the Kaotica Eyeball?
The Eyeball can be packed without its original packaging. If the Eyeball becomes squished, re-attach the pop filter and allow for it to expand back to its original shape. Additionally, you can leave your microphone inside the Eyeball to help protect it during your travels.
Unfortunately, due to the porosity of the foam, the Eyeball will eventually collect dust and debris. The best way to keep your Kaotica Eyeball clean is to gently use a sticky lint roller. If you've dirtied the Eyeball with food or a harder to remove substance, use a bit of water and gently rub it out with your finger.
The Eyeball accommodates mics which are side address with long/short-bodies within a diameter of 38mm to 63mm / 1.50” to 2.50”
The FatBoy will accommodate larger diameter mics which are side address with long/short-bodies within a diameter of 63mm to 95mm / 2.50” to 3.75”
Front address microphones such as the Shure SM7B do not meet these requirements and will not work with either versions of the Kaotica Eyeball.
Please refer to the compatible Microphone list to see which Kaotica is best suited for your preferred microphone.
The Eyeball can be accompanied with a shock-mount but is not necessary. The Eyeball sits freely on most shock-mounts without the need for any attachments. Short bodied microphones will sit decoupled from your shock-mount, and long bodied microphones can screw onto the shock-mount. It is not necessary to screw your microphone onto its respective shock-mount, especially ones that are short bodied. All microphones held within the Eyeball are automatically decoupled regardless if they are screwed onto a shock-mount or not.
Can microphones be positioned sideways or upside down within the Kaotica and what if my mic has knobs?