SoundField Now Shipping ST350 Surround Sound Microphone
SoundField is now shipping the new portable ST350 microphone system offering unique technology in a miniaturized package powered by A/C or batteries. The SoundField systems were selected to meet the requirements of the end delivery format with Dolby Surround Pro Logic II encoding at the Olympics in Athens.
Eliminating the compromises commonly found in portable microphone systems, the ST350 is comprised of a lightweight multi-capsule microphone and fully featured compact mic-pre/control unit that generates surround and stereo simultaneously at balanced line levels.
The ST350 has been designed from the ground up and is the result of a comprehensive R&D program incorporating feedback from recordists, broadcasters and SoundField users. The new microphone electronics are capable of driving long cable runs, enabling the microphone to be positioned hundreds of yards away from its control unit or alternatively handheld on a short boom.
Control features include high-performance mic pres with discretely switched 6dB gain steps and composite five-segment LED bargraph for level monitoring. Continuously variable control is offered over the stereo polar patterns from omni through to cardioid to figure-of-eight with a width control providing everything from mono to wide image stereo. End fire and invert controls are provided to correct for three-dimensional microphone positioning while still maintaining the correct stereo and surround perspective. Other features include hi-pass filtering to reduce rumble and wind noise, switchable M/S output and headphone monitoring.
The ST350 has an MSRP of $6,700, and can be used in conjunction with the SoundField Surround Zone software to offer a complete recording and post-production package. Surround Zone is now available on the Digidesign Pro Tools, Steinberg Nuendo and SADiE platforms. More information on SoundField ST350 Surround Sound Microphone