Rode NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone

PA SKU # ROD NTSF1 MFR # NT-SF1 UPC # 698813005314
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  • Product Highlights
  • 4 x TF-45C capsules
  • Ultra low noise
  • High sensitivity
  • Flat frequency response
  • Superior RF immunity
  • Cerakote finish
  • Designed and Made in Australia

With four RODE true condenser capsules arranged in a tetrahedral array, the SoundField By RODE NT-SF1 ambisonic microphone records the entire spherical soundfield. Every sound, every direction, perfectly. Comes with the free SoundField by RODE plug-in.

The SoundField by RODE NT-SF1 is a peerless ambisonic microphone that captures broadcast quality 360° surround sound (with height) in A-Format on four separate tracks. It is the first collaboration between the pioneering ambisonic brand SoundField (which invented the first commercial ambisonic microphone) and RODE Microphones.

Precision manufactured from solid brass, the NT-SF1 uses four RODE TF-45C ½” true-condenser cardioid microphone capsules arranged in a tetrahedral array to record the entire spherical sound field. Every sound, every direction, perfectly. Created in-house at RODE’s Sydney HQ, the TF-45C is machined to tolerances of less than 1 micron in our state-of-the-art fabrication facilities. The result is a capsule with breathtaking clarity, sonic purity and exceptionally low noise.

Whether creating surround audio for video games, sports broadcasts, feature films or Virtual Reality (VR) content, the NT-SF1 is perfect for all surround sound recording and, because it is recorded in A-Format and easily converted to B-Format, able to be manipulated in any direction in post-production.

Using the free SoundField by RODE Plugin, you are the architect of the soundscape and can alter the mic directivity, position and rotation. Create a full 7.1.4 surround mix. Create a fully head-tracked 360-degree soundscape for immersive video. Whether recording opera, a swamp or a feature film, the NT-SF1 offers unparalleled quality and flexibility.

The SBR Plugin has all 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, all with RODE’s legendary ease-of-use.

The NT-SF1 comes in a full kit, including custom suspension shockmount, blimp-style windshield and furry wind cover. It is all shipped in a beautiful presentation box.

  • Acoustic Principle: Externally Biased Condenser
  • Active Electronics: Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output Impedance: 63Ω
  • Equivalent Noise (A-weighted): 15 dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 129 dB SPL
  • Sensitivity: -30.4 dB re. 1 Volt/Pascal (30mV @ 94dB SPL, 1kHz)
  • Power Requirements: Power Requirements 6.2mA @ 48V (Per Channel) Phantom Power
  • Material: Brass
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight (g): 286
  • Dimensions (L x W x H, mm): 45.7 w 192.3 x 45.7, diameter of body: 25.1
  • NT-SF1
  • NT-SF1 Shockmount
  • Pop Shield
  • Dead Cat
  • Mic Cable
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