Rode SoundField NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone

BH #RONTSF1 • MFR #NT-SF1
Rode
Rode SoundField NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone
Key Features
  • Ideal for VR, Film, and Game Audio
  • Cardioid Capsules in Tetrahedral Array
  • Four 1/2" TF45C Condenser Capsules
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
The Rode SoundField NT-SF1 is an ambisonic microphone designed to provide clear and accurate reproduction of 360° sound for recordists in VR, film production, and audio for video games. It features four 1/2" TF45C cardioid condenser capsules arranged in a tetrahedral array, wired to an XLR 10-pin connector for four-channel, A-format output. Each capsule is powered via 48 VDC phantom power and delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Flexible B-format manipulation of polar patterns and output format is supported through the downloadable SoundField by Rode ambisonic processor plug-in. The NT-SF1 includes a custom shockmount, a spherical windscreen, a furry wind cover, and a breakout cable that converts the XLR 10-pin output to four standard XLR 3-pin connectors.
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Expected availability: Jun 08, 2020
$999.00

Rode SoundField NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone

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Rode NT-SF1 Overview

The Rode SoundField NT-SF1 is an ambisonic microphone designed to provide clear and accurate reproduction of 360° sound for recordists in VR, film production, and audio for video games. It features four 1/2" TF45C cardioid condenser capsules arranged in a tetrahedral array, wired to an XLR 10-pin connector for four-channel, A-format output. Each capsule is powered via 48 VDC phantom power and delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Flexible B-format manipulation of polar patterns and output format is supported through the downloadable SoundField by Rode ambisonic processor plug-in. The NT-SF1 includes a custom shockmount, a spherical windscreen, a furry wind cover, and a breakout cable that converts the XLR 10-pin output to four standard XLR 3-pin connectors.

Microphone Features

  • Tetrahedral array with four externally biased cardioid condenser capsules
  • Created in-house at Rode's Sydney headquarters, each TF-45C capsule is machined to tolerances of less than one micron
  • JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Low noise of 15 dBA
  • Handles SPLs up to 129 dB
  • Sturdy brass body

Plug-In Features

  • Utilizes frequency-domain processing instead of matrices and correction filters to deliver spatial accuracy at all frequencies
  • Change polar patterns in post-production and even create shotgun-type patterns
  • Set up mixes for all common surround-sound formats from 5.1 to 7.1.4, and accommodate custom formats and speaker arrays
  • Intuitive user interface with sound level visualization for immediate feedback on levels and soundscape information
  • Advanced mode opens up all parameters and controls for precise, detailed manipulation
  • Accepts A-Format, B-Format (FuMa), or B-Format (Ambix)
  • Outputs B-Format (FuMa), B-Format (Ambix), mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, 5.1.2, 7.1.2, 5.1.4, or 7.1.4
  • Compatible with macOS 10.11 or later, and Windows 10
  • Supports AAX, Audio Units, and VST plug-in formats
UPC: 698813005314

Rode NT-SF1 Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldTetrahedral
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL
Impedance63 Ohms
Sensitivity-30.4 dBV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x XLR 10-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V
Physical
Dimensionsø: 1.8 x L: 7.57" / ø: 45.72 x L: 192.3 mm
Weight10.09 oz / 286 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.835 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.2 x 10.8 x 6.4"
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