MKV Microphone System
The SoundField MKV is a fascinating "single point source" studio microphone system. The SoundField System is designed to capture all three dimensions of an acoustical event, based on a virtual "single point" of acoustic origin. To accomplish this requires a special capsule array and electronic processing working together. Sharing design principles with the entire 3 model SoundField family, the MKV has special features necessary for modifying microphone location in the post environment. The MKV is also the ultimate way within the SoundField product line to achieve a simultaneous B-Format and stereo XLR output, as the most complete expression of the SoundField concept.
The MKV consists of two basic parts that work only together, a microphone and a SoundField Processor/Preamp. The microphonete consisting of a tetrahedral capsule array, combined with the SoundField Processor/Preamp, delivers a three dimensional representation of acoustical events with all 3 dimensions originating from the same central point. This is the core difference between SoundField and other stereo or multi-mike set-ups, in that all other microphone set-ups (other than a single mono mike) capture audio from different points in space. The 3 dimensional representation delivered by a SoundField is defined by X (front to back), Y (left to right), Z (up and down) and W (absolute pressure, like an omni). Collectively these four components are called "B-Format" and are delivered across four audio channels. While B-Format may be new to you, it is extremely important to the SoundField process, because B-Format requires that W/X/Y/Z all must begin from a central point in space to be phase accurate. Once in B-Format, the central point is defined, and all output variations (mono, stereo, Mid/Side) are derived using the same central point. Past problems such as stereo to mono summing revealing high frequency differences due to phase cancellation are gone.
MKV Microphone System:
- MKV microphone
- MKV 2U rack mount control unit
- Leather microphone case
- Shock mount assembly
- 20 metre 12 PIN mic cable (mic to controller)
- Foam windshield
- Mains lead
- Owner's manual
For more information, please visit the Soundfield website.