SoundField reveals the new X-1 Audio Upmix and Downmix Processor
SoundField’s new X-1 Audio Upmix and Downmix Processor is a tool for 5.1 to stereo upmix and downmix transmission that is housed in a 1U hardware box. The X-1utilises the same upmix algorithm as established in SoundField’s UPM-1 upmix processor.
The X-1 has been designed to allow upmix and downmix processes to run simultaneously while inserted on user configurable input and output channels. It is also possible to insert the downmix process immediately after the upmix process for downmix quality control purposes.
The X-1 is equipped with a full complement of AES digital inputs and outputs on BNC, and all metadata parameters of both the upmix and downmix processes are accessible via either USB or Ethernet through a dedicated PC application. The parameters can either be adjusted in real-time or stored for standalone use. Further control of pre-sets is also possible through a user configurable GPIO port. Two fully redundant power supplies and hard bypass audio are featured for full redundancy.
Also new from SoundField is its portable, battery-powered ST450 microphone system. The ST450 generates audio in any format, including mono, stereo, M/S, 5.1 surround and beyond, without the need for more than one mic. New features have also been integrated to streamline the conversion of information captured by ST450’s four-capsule array. The new mic weighs 290g and can be used at a distance of up to 200m from its associated control unit.