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SoundField by RØDE Plugin

Advanced Ambisonic processing

The new SoundField by RØDE plugin offers a revolutionary new approach to ambisonic processing, coupled with an intuitive new user interface. This offers the most accurate ambisonic rendering available in the world, all with legendary RØDE accessibility and ease-of-use.

Plugin Processor

A new approach

The SoundField by RØDE plugin 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.

SoundField by RØDE NT-SF1

Perfectly matched to the SoundField by RØDE NT-SF1

The new SoundField by RØDE plugin is perfectly matched to the new NT-ST1 ambisonic microphone. This extraordinary broadcast-grade true-condenser microphone captures A-Format™ sounds with unprecedented accuracy and quality, and the new SoundField by RØDE plugin has been designed to offer the most accurate spatialisation and sound reporoduction when used with this microphone.

See more about RØDE NT-SF1 here

Beyond cardioid

Beyond cardioid

Having the ability to change the polar pattern of the virtual microphones in post-production is a well know feature of ambisonics – allowing the user to create everything from omni through cardioid to fig-8 patterns in post-production. The new SoundField by RØDE goes beyond this, for the first-time allowing shotgun-type patterns to be created, using recent developments in beamforming technology. This offers a new dimension in sound shaping and control.

Support for all common formats

The SoundField by RØDE plugin allows the user to quickly set up mixes for all the common surround-sound formats, from 5.1 through to 7.1.4 (with-height) formats. Custom formats and speaker arrays can be quickly catered for, giving unparalleled flexibility and control.

Intuitive user interface

Months of research, usability studies and user feedback has gone into the interface for the SoundField by RØDE plugin. It allows you to quickly get to work, without needing to spend time learning complicated controls. The unique sound level visualisation gives immediate feedback into levels and soundscape, whilst ‘advanced’ mode opens up all parameters and controls for the ultimate in sound shaping.

SoundField by RØDE Plugin Specifications

Input Format
A-Format™, B-Format™ (FuMa), B-Format™ (Ambix)
Output Format
B-Format™ (FuMa), B-Format™ (Ambix), Mono, Stereo, 5.1, 7.1, 5.1.2, 7.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.4
OS Requirements
Windows 10, macOS 10.11 or higher
Plugin Type
VST, AAX (Windows & macOS)
Audio Units (macOS only)
Supported host applications
Avid ProTools 12.8, Steinberg Cubase 9, Steinberg Nuendo 8, Cockos Reaper 5 (Windows & MacOS)
Apple Logic Pro X 10.4, Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 (macOS only)

Example ambisonic audio files

Below are some example audio files you can download to try out the new SoundField by RØDE plugin. Be sure to note the format of the file, and to set the input section of the plugin accordingly.

stringquartet

Stringquartet.wav

B-Format (FuMa)

String quartet recorded with the microphone in the centre of the players.

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(see here for more details about this recording)

skaters

Skaters.wav

NT-SF1

Skateboarders riding around the microphone in a skate park.

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city

Jazz.wav

NT-SF1

A jazz group recorded with the mic in the centre of the group.

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crowd

Crowd.wav

B-Format (AmbiX)

Crowd cheering at an American football game.

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