Sennheiser previewed their new Esfera surround sound microphone at IBC2013. Sven Boetcher of Sennheiser explained some of the key features of the new single point surround microphone system.
The system consists of a high-quality stereo microphone, designed with Sennheiser’s RF condenser technology, and a 19 in rack-mount processing unit that converts the stereo signal into a complete 5.1 signal – anywhere in the production workflow, whether in real time or during post production. The compact size of the microphone unit and the versatile connectivity of the processing unit ensure that Esfera can easily be integrated into existing workflows.
The system will be available from March 2014.