Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of the Austrian Audio OCR8 Bluetooth Dongle. The OCR8 is used to control the directional characteristics and pad switches of an OC818 microphone via Bluetooth from your smart mobile device.

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The Austrian Audio OCR8 is an external bluetooth device that enables ‘remote-control' of the flagship Austrian Audio OC818. It is a small black device that is inserted into the OC818’s second diaphragm output to be powered alongside the mic’s 48v phantom supply; no batteries are needed.

The OCR8 works alongside an app called PolarPilot. This app is the main interface that enables control of the OC818 via Bluetooth. Downloadable for both iOS and Android devices, PolarPilot has a pattern slider that continuously blends between the pattern options that exist on the microphone’s physical switches. 

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255 polar patterns are available using PolarPilot and they range from Omni to Figure-of-8 simply by adjusting the blend and biasing between the front and rear capsules of the CKR12’s dual diaphragms. 

Pricing and Availability

The Austrian Audio OCR8 Bluetooth Dongle is available now priced at £129 RRP inc VAT.

The Austrian Audio OC818 microphone is available in two packages, a Studio Set priced at £879 RRP inc VAT and a Live Set priced at £1679 RRP inc VAT.

For more information please read our blog article "How the 100% analogue Austrian Audio OC818 microphone can be remote controlled from an iOS/Android app”.

Austrian Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit