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New Instrument Mic Geared For Surround Sound

Soundfield’s New DSF-1 Music Surround Mic System

Las Vegas, NV (September 8, 2007) – U.K. microphone manufacturer SoundField is introducing a single-mic system for capturing music in surround sound. The company’s DSF-1 Music Surround Mic System incorporates SoundField''s unique technology that enables the high-resolution capture of ambient or image critical music events. It is an ideal solution for making high-quality recordings of live music performances with a single mic. The system offers a variety of delivery formats from traditional stereo to esoteric multi-channel formats. The DSF-1 can deliver mono, stereo, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 and B format sound (the archival medium for future formats), all within the digital domain. The revolutionary system gives recording engineers a full range of high-end professional features all in one system, eliminating the problems often associated with multi-mic and multi-channel microphone systems.

The main components of the DSF-1 system are a SoundField microphone and a digital output preamp/processor. The preamp/processor interfaces seamlessly with recording industry standard hardware and protocols. In addition to selectable 48/96/192kHz output sample rates, the DSF-1 can also output audio at the CD mastering standard of 44.1kHz, as well as 88.2kHz and 176.4kHz. Both word clock input and output are provided as standard. In addition to allowing users to adjust the final output format, the DSF-1 Music Surround Mic System also allows users to change the microphone pickup pattern remotely from the preamp and effectively rotate and invert the mic without physically handling it. These adjustments can also be made in post-production with SoundField proprietary software called Surround Zone(r), which is available for use with all common digital audio workstations, such as Digidesign Pro Tools, Steinberg Nuendo, and SADiE.

Soundfield is unveiling the system at the 123rd annual Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York. TransAudio Group is the U.S. distributor for Soundfield products.

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