New York (April 13, 2011)—Jonathan Freed, who mixes NBA coverage and NFL Monday night games, was recently introduced to SoundField's DSF-2 multi-capsule mic.
"I've known about SoundField's microphones since they were invented, and have always wanted to experiment with one," he comments. "The front side pickup provides a heightened sense of size and place, while the rear channels pick up a natural and convincing sense of being surrounded by the excited fans in the stands."
"Audio from the Soundfield DSF-2 always folds down well," Freed opined. "I am a fan of coherence where possible, and always arrange my arrays so that my audio will fold down well to mono, stereo, or LtRt. SoundField fits right into that philosophy."
The DSF-2 can be reoriented once rigged, by adjusting the mic's control box. "If you get an unexpectedly loud section of the crowd in, say the right rear of the soundstage, you can tip the microphone away from that area electronically. Before I had the DSF-2, I had to shut off one mic array to achieve the same thing, which could unbalance the sound."
He adds, "I've seen some very favorable reviews of the sound of the ambient bed on the NFL's Monday night games online since I began working with the DSF-2. My favorite comment on the web was, 'I thought somebody had come into the room behind me and was cheering his team on!'"
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