We first saw the RØDE NT-SF1 at NAB and RØDE has just announced at IBC that the mic is now shipping.
The NT-SF1 is the first 360-degree microphone since the acquisition of SoundField in 2016. The microphone features four TF45C half-inch cardioid capsules in a tetrahedral array for ambisonic capture.
The NT-SF1 retails for USD $999.
Soundfield by RØDE plugin
A free to download, Soundfield by RØDE plugin has also been made available which lets you convert A-Format™ to B-Format™ for manipulation in post-production.
The plugin is available on both Windows and MAC and allows users to endlessly reshape their audio. The SoundField by RØDE Plugin is perfectly matched to the NT-SF1 Microphone and operates in a completely different way to traditional ambisonic processors. Eschewing the matrices and correction filters of previous generations, it utilises state-of-the-art frequency-domain processing to deliver unparalleled spatial accuracy at all frequencies. And with the embrace of beamforming technology, B-Format™ can, for the first time, create shotgun-type patterns.
The plugin has the standard surround-sound set-ups including Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4 and is supported by Protools, Q-base, Nuendo, Reaper and Logic in VST, AU or AAX formats.
You can download the plugin from the RØDE Soundfield website.