Marlow, UK (September 15, 2014)—At IBC 2014, TSL Products launched new models in the Soundfield DSF product line, including a processor supporting object-based formats.
The DSF-2 MKII digital surround and stereo microphone now offers a wide range of integrated system self-tests with alarming and correction. They include the monitoring of all supplies (including those for the microphone) and monitoring of microphone cable health, showing detected errors on the front panel display and the SoundField Remote app, while at the same time auto-correcting errors as necessary to allow the event or recording to continue.
The DSF-3 MKII digital surround processor now supports a new range of object-based audio formats, in addition to stereo and 5.1. These new formats include height information: 5.1+2, 5.1+4 and 7.1+2. The new front panel design is based around two LCD displays, with a lock-out function to avoid accidental changes.
The DSF-B MKII system—encompassing the DSF-2 MKII microphone and DSF-3 MKII processor—performs B-Format reversal detection and auto-correction when connected. When a reversal between the two AES links is detected, this will be displayed and auto-corrected.
Both the DSF-2 MKII digital surround and stereo microphone system and the DSF-3 MKII digital surround processor are now fully integrated into the SoundField Remote app, giving users a single piece of software for control and firmware updates and access to all the control units functionality such as mic-pre gain, limiter on/off, HPF, stereo polar and stereo width.
The new models offer both Ethernet and USB connectivity to interface with the SoundField Remote app as well as a new front panel design based around an LCD display.