4 – OC818 can be controlled via Bluetooth
Have you ever positioned a microphone in the perfect spot, probably out of reach, only to find that you need to add a pad or adjust the filter? Annoying isn’t it? With the addition of the OCR8 bluetooth adapter, you can do all of this remotely from your mobile device, and even change polar pattern!
The OCR8 is an optional accessory for OC818, but definitely worth a look if you plan on using an OC818 in hard to reach spots. The OCR8 plugs into the mini-socket that you’d otherwise use for the stereo tap we talked about earlier. The circuitry inside OC818 is 100% analogue, but digitally controllable via the OCR8.
PolarPilot is the app that you use to control the parameters on the OC818. Using the app with Bluetooth, you can locate and connect to the OCR8 remote. You can then check that the OC818 isn't overloading, set High Pass Filter, set the dB pad, and also adjust the polar pattern. When adjusting the polar pattern via the app, you can unlock fine tuning the polar pattern to get even greater flexibility when recording. This is explained further in our PolarPilot blog article.