Røde releases new online Soundbooth
WEB: Røde Microphones has announced the release of a new edition of its Soundbooth online application, extending functionality so that users can hear and compare the complete range of the manufacturer’s broadcast and video microphones.
Released almost a year ago, Røde reports that the original Soundbooth was the very ﬁrst online application that allowed users to listen to and compare actual real-world microphones – as they would perform in everyday use.
The Soundbooth application is split into ﬁve different scenarios or applications that broadcast sound engineers would typically encounter, namely indoor and outdoor dialogue, voice over, acoustic music performance and also live reinforced music. Each audio scenario offers a wide range of microphones that users can switch between in real-time, to hear exactly how each one differs acoustically.
The new edition offers 23 different Røde microphones, including the NTG8, NTG3, NTG2, NTG1, VideoMic, Stereo VideoMic, VideoMic Pro, Stereo VideoMic Pro, NT4, NT5, Broadcaster, Procaster, Podcaster, Lavalier, PinMic, HS1, K2, NT1-A, M1 and the M3.
Additionally, the application includes three forthcoming microphones for broadcast and ﬁeld recording applications that the manufacturer will announce during the remainder of 2012.
‘We are incredibly proud of the Soundbooth platform and to extend its application to our broadcast and video range is something we are very excited about,’ said Damien Wilson, Røde’s global sales and marketing director. ‘Here at Røde we are constantly working on ways to educate our customers on the best mic for their application and with this new broadcast version of Soundbooth that just got a whole lot easier.’
Featuring tracks recorded by producer and engineer John Merchant and focusing on the recording of vocals and musical instruments in a studio environment, the application has reportedly been used over 100,000 times.
Click here to visit the Soundbooth.