TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for SoundField is showcasing their new SPS200 software controlled microphone at the 125th AES Convention is San Francisco. Perfect for both the broadcast and audio recording markets, the SoundField SPS200 is the most affordable mic in the line with a USD list price of $2,995.00. Production models of the microphone, resulting from a three-year R&D program, are shipping now. SoundField staff will be at the company's booth at AES 2008 in San Francisco (Booth #1416) to show the product to attendees and answer any questions they may have.
The new SPS200 A-Format microphone brings the advantages of SoundField Technology to a wider audience and provides the perfect 'front-end' to capture both stereo and 5.1 surround. It is ideally suited to those working in the field on laptop based recording systems or in the studio on fully-fledged Digital Audio Workstations. The SPS200 A-Format microphone uses the same established SoundField multi-capsule technology as the high-end models in the SoundField range. This relatively lightweight microphone (approximately eight ounces) is powered by standard 48v phantom power and incorporates four low-noise, studio grade condenser capsules. A short break-out cable outputs the SoundField A-Format at mic level on four balanced XLRs, ensuring compatibility with all equipment.
The SPS200 A-Format microphone is the first SoundField microphone that does not require an accompanying control unit. All the processing - such as the A to B-Format conversion, stereo and surround sound decoding/manipulation - takes place in the Surround Zone software which comes packaged as standard with the SPS200 A-Format microphone.
The software is currently available for Pro Tools HD and all platforms supporting VST Multi-channel such as Nuendo, Cubase, Soundscape, etc. on both PC and Mac platforms.
Stop by and see the SPS200 AES 2008 San Francisco booth #1416.