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Christian Spaeth

Soundfield on the cheap?

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Cool. Rode/Freedman bought SoundField in late 2016, iirc. Looks like this is part of Rode's pre-NAMM announcement. 

 

My guess: Available in March for less than US$400.

 

But I know nothing...

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A few details of the aluminum body, like the camera shoe mount and the 9 V battery compartment, look very similar to those of the Rode Stereo VideoMic X (SVMX). No idea about the price but my random guess would rather be in the same range as the SVMX.
I expect that inside the camera shoe mount is machined a female 3/8" thread like with the SVMX (thread is compatible with boom poles, stands and other accessories).

Also referring to the form of the body I'd expect a pop shield and maybe also a wind shield (deadcat or dead wombat as Rode calls it). Referring to the picture I can't see if those two accessory could even be the same as for the SVMX, will depend on the required inner dimensions.

That said I'm very surprised that this mic has already been anounced about one year ago and is still not available.

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On 25.1.2018 at 10:01 PM, Christian Spaeth said:

 

I wonder how they got on this design competition...

 

http://www.rode.com/blog/all/australia-by-design

 

16 hours ago, Reva said:

That said I'm very surprised that this mic has already been anounced about one year ago and is still not available.

 

Are you sure? They only purchased Soundfield about a year ago

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Published 2017-01-18:
https://www.soundonsound.com/news/rode-announce-six-new-mics-soundfield-video-mic

The originally presented prototype looked different from the more recent one discussed above which shares some mechanical body similitudes with the SVMX.

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7 hours ago, Reva said:

Published 2017-01-18:
https://www.soundonsound.com/news/rode-announce-six-new-mics-soundfield-video-mic

The originally presented prototype looked different from the more recent one discussed above which shares some mechanical body similitudes with the SVMX.

 

Ah yes, you‘re right. Actually they haven’t released any of the mics mentioned there, except for the videomic pro +

 

7 minutes ago, Patrick Tresch said:

How do you record 4 tracks on a dslr? Or is there some matrixing going on? 

 

By attaching a MixPre 6 to it

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IMMO looks like Soundfield brand will remains doing quality ambisonic mics and Rode will make cheap ambisonic mics, but who knows. Soundfield still work, they repaired my SPS200 the last week

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Big question is whether or not there will be a way to access the capsules individually. Knowing Rode I wouldn't be that surprised if there's just a stereo jack coming out of this mic. 

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