May 14, 2004 12:00 PM


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

June 2007—A new, affordable model from SoundField (, the SPS200 can produce simultaneous phase-coherent stereo and 5.1 if required, decoding its output to the required formats via two cross-platform plug-ins. The mic also features remote control over pickup pattern and orientation without moving the mic.

December 2006—SoundField has released a version of its B-format, multi-channel recording system that outputs signals digitally. Invented to overcome the problems associated with long cable runs at sporting events, the DSF-2 offers live decoding to stereo, stereo M/S and 4-channel B-format. The stereo signal can be output in analog or digital domains (48/96/192 kHz) via XLR or unbalanced BNC connectors, respectively, while the stereo M/S and B-format signals can only be output digitally. This signal can be transported over long distances and then decoded using SoundField's SP451 hardware processor or Surround Zone plug-in.

November 2006—The SoundField DSF-2 features all the things that made the company popular with broadcast and post users, along with a digital output that enables long cable runs.

December 2005—Need to capture surround sound in the field but don't want to pack a ton of gear? Then you may want to look at the new portable ST350 ($5,900) microphone from SoundField. The AC- or battery-powered ST350 comprises a lightweight multi-capsule microphone and fully featured compact mic preamp/control unit that generates surround and stereo simultaneously at balanced line-levels. The mic is capable of driving long cable runs, enabling it to be positioned hundreds of yards away from its control unit or alternatively handheld on a short boom. Control unit features include high-performance mic pre's with discretely switched 6dB gain steps and five-segment LED bar graph for level monitoring. Polar pattern control is continuously variable from omni through figure-8, with a width control providing everything from mono to wide-image stereo. Other features include highpass filtering, switchable M/S output and headphone monitoring.

October 2005—The new portable ST350 offers SoundField’s unique 3-D technology in a miniaturized package that’s powered by either AC or battery. Dispensing with the compromises associated with portable recording, the ST350 system comprises a lightweight multicapsule microphone and fully featured compact mic pre/control unit that generates surround and stereo simultaneously at balanced line-levels.

November 2002—Soundfield's SPS422B mic offers four operational modes: mono, M/S, stereo and B-Format. Retaining all of the SPS422 model's features and sound quality, the SPS422B adds B-Format direct outputs to enable expansion into 5.1 and future multichannel formats. The two-piece SPS422B system comprises a multicapsule mic and a one-rackspace preamp/processor that controls the system and provides all required mic preamps. When used with Soundfield's SP451 processor (to extract 5.1 from B-Format), the system can deliver “zero phase error” 5.1.

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