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 220grams) 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 software which comes packaged as standard with the SPS200 A-Format microphone.
There are two plug-ins: SoundField Conversion Lounge takes care of the A to B-Format conversion and the SoundField Surround Zone looks after all the aspects associated with the stereo and surround sound decoding and manipulation.
The software is currently available for Pro-Tools HD and all platforms supporting VST-Multichannel such as Nuendo, Cubase, Soundscape, etc. on both PC and MAC platforms.
A-Format to B-Format conversion
Rotate: Allows for full 360 rotation
Tilt: Provides 45 degree tilt
Zoom: Gives effect of zooming in or further away from sound source
End Fire: Re-orientates mic for end fire use as opposed to standard side address
Invert: maintains correct three-dimensional perspective in both surround and
stereo when microphone is suspended upside down above the sound source
Option of six different surround modes, three 5.1 pre-sets, a 6.1 , a 7.1 and an
Variable front and rear width Variable rear polar patterns
Variable polar patterns Variable stereo width
Variable high pass filterMid/Side encoder