Unpack the Eyeball and remove the black packing-tube from the microphone opening.
Remove the pop filter. Insert the microphone through the front of the Eyeball and slide it down into the microphone opening.
Make sure your microphone is facing forward and is vertically centered within the Eyeball.
Reinsert the pop filter . Place your microphone onto your stand and plug it in to begin your tracking session.
Perform like you normally would, standing 2 – 6” away from the Eyeball iris pop filter, and centered to your microphone. Test with different distances to find what works best with your voice and style.
The Eyeball works on most USB and large diaphragm condenser
microphones.The microphone hole will elastically conform to the
thickness and shape of all microphones with diameters ranging from 1.5”
to 2.75”. Be sure to insert
the microphone from the inside of the front cavity through the top of
the microphone opening (rather than push it in from the bottom), since
the thickest part of the mic will be on the inside of the cavity.
Although a shockmount is not required, the Eyeball sits freely on most shockmounts without the need for any attachments. The microphone will either sit decoupled from your shockmount if its body is short, or screwed-in if your microphone body is long enough. It is not necessary to screw your microphone onto its respective shockmount, especially ones that are too short. All microphones held within the Eyeball are automatically decoupled regardless if they are screwed onto a shockmount or not.
The Eyeball can be used with different pop filters if preferred. If so, make sure to place the pop filter right against the front opening of the Eyeball. Feel free to experiment with single or even combined configurations of your existing pop filter and the included one.
The Eyeball is designed to isolate your microphone from the external environment and capture the full vocal spectrum of your voice. So no matter where you record, your vocal track will always sound consistent.
The Eyeball channels sound into your microphone resulting in an increase of the overall loudness of your recording. Make sure to turn your pre-amp or input level settings down from your current levels. The input gain should register about three quarters on the scale. If needed, you can make the recording louder post production.
The Eyeball can be packed without its original packaging. If the Eyeball becomes squished, re-attach the pop-filter, re-align the padding at the rear of the cavity, and let it expand back to its original shape.
Additionally, you can leave your microphone inside of the Eyeball to help protect it during your travels
Here are a selection of vocal comparison videos, with and without the Eyeball. Presented are three different recording spaces to show the performance of the Eyeball in each respective environment. The first one, SkyBox, is an example of an extremely reflective space in which we use to demonstrate the amount of isolation and reinforcement the Eyeball provides. The Home Studio video shows how the Eyeball captures thick sounding vocals in a small, untreated enclosure that it less than ideal for recording. Last, we show the Eyeball in a noisy control room of a professional recording studio. Turn up your speakers to hear the difference the Eyeball makes.