Rode NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone
A broadcast-grade, 360-degree surround sound capture microphone, the NT-SF1 is a triumph of innovation and manufacturing quality. Featuring four of RØDE’s all-new, ultra-quiet ½-inch TF45C capsules in tetrahedral array, the NT-SF1 produces natural, transparent four channel A-format recordings.
SoundField invented the ambisonic microphone, revolutionising 3D audio production. RØDE revolutionised the microphone industry, using advanced manufacturing techniques to deliver broadcast-quality precision microphones at accessible prices. Now, for the first time, the magic of these two iconic brands has come together.
Based on a completely new capsule designed by RØDE, the NT-SF1 offers extremely low noise and unprecedented smoothness and extension of frequency response. The ambisonic arrangement and tuning is drawn directly from high-end SoundField technology, ensuring the most accurate spatialisation possible for the ultimate in 3D audio positioning.
RØDE announce the New SoundField by RØDE Plug-in!
The SoundField by RØDE Plug-in is a bespoke companion plug-in available for FREE download on both Windows and Apple Mac, designed to offer the most accurate spatialisation and sound reproduction when used with the SoundField by RØDE NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone.
The new SoundField by RØDE plugin offers a revolutionary new approach to ambisonic processing, coupled with an intuitive new user interface. This offers the most accurate ambisonic rendering available in the world, all with legendary RØDE accessibility and ease-of-use.
The NT-SF1 is the perfect mic for a range of applications, from music recording through to capturing 3D soundscapes for VR applications. As productions increasingly require the use of surround or multi-channel spatial reproduction, the NT-SF1 should be part of every sound recordist’s arsenal.
The SoundField story
The SoundField legend starts in 1978 in the UK, with the first commercial SoundField microphone launched based on the pioneering work of Michael Gerzon. SoundField is now a global leader in high-end ambisonic microphones, installed in many of the worlds most iconic venues. SoundField became part of the Freedman Group in 2015, paving the way for joint developments with RØDE.
“When The Freedman Group acquired SoundField in late-2016, the aim was to continue producing the premier 360-degree audio capture loved by the professionals who bring us cinema sound and 7.1 broadcast. And we are. But, as is the RØDE way, we have brought our manufacturing and design expertise to bear on this new family of microphones. The SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 is for creators for whom the ultra-high-end SoundField products are out of reach, and delivers results unmatched by all but the most expensive ambisonic microphones.” – Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson