SoundField SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone

SoundField SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone

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 Software Controlled Microphone uses the same established SoundField multi-capsule technology as the high-end models in the SoundField range. This relatively lightweight microphone (approximately 220 grams) is powered by standard 48v phantom power and incorporates four low noise, studio grade condenser capsules. A short break-out cable outputs the four signals generated by the SPS200 at mic level on four balanced XLRs, ensuring compatibility with all equipment.

The SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone is the first SoundField microphone that does not require an accompanying control unit. All the processing – such as stereo and surround sound decoding & manipulation – takes place in the Surround Zone software which is included with the SPS200.

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.

SoundField SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone

Surround Zone Software Features

  • Rotate: Allows for full 360° rotation
  • Tilt: Provides ±45° 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

Surround

  • Option of six different surround modes: three 5.1 pre-sets, a 6.1 , a 7.1 and an 8-channel pre-set
  • Variable front and rear width
  • Variable rear polar patterns

Stereo

  • Variable polar patterns
  • Variable stereo width
  • Variable high pass filter
  • Mid/Side encoder

SoundField SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone

Zephyx Kit

The SPS200 Zephyx Kit includes a specially manufactured version of SoundField’s existing SPS200 microphone with a shorter body, known as the SPS200-SB (Short Body), which comes as standard fitted into the supplied Zephyx suspension mount.

Given its size and weight, the SPS200-SB is ideally suited to capturing both stereo and surround audio on location. With this use in mind, the new SPS200 Zephyx kit includes a Zephyx mount and windshield system to house the SPS200-SB mic, comprising a unique lightweight ‘floating cage’ assembly which mechanically decouples the microphone from the supporting boom pole or stand, and virtually eliminates vibration or handling noise. To further improve mechanical isolation, the SPS200-SB is fitted with a 28cm ‘flying lead’ which acts as an anti-vibration cable inside the Zephyx floating cage. Also supplied as standard with the kit is a 5 metre microphone cable terminating in four male XLRs, and a Zephyx ‘hat box’ style carry case.