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Voyage Audio release Spatial Mic Dante

Ambisonic microphone gains AoIP connectivity

Voyage Audio Spatial Mic Dante second-order ambisonics surround ambiX atmos microphone audio over ip

Voyage Audio have announced the availability of the Spatial Mic Dante, a new version of their second-order Ambisonic microphone which is equipped with built-in Dante audio networking, a feature which Voyage Audio say was the most common request from their customers.

As with the original, the Spatial Mic Dante is built around eight capsules which allow the microphone to deliver a second-order Ambisonic output. Whilst the original offered either USB or ADAT connectivity, this latest version can be connected directly to a Dante network via an EtherCON connector, which also delivers power to the microphone via PoE (Power over Ethernet).

The Spatial Mic Dante boasts up to 32-bit / 192kHz operation, and also features an AES67 mode, which operates at up to 32-bit / 48kHz. A configurable output offers unprocessed, surround sound, and ambiX format options, as well as providing ‘virtual mics’ with continuously variable polar pattern control.

MicNet Control app.MicNet Control appThe microphone includes Voyage Audio’s new MicNet Control app, which allows users to remotely adjust both the analogue and DSP elements of multiple Spatial Mic Dante microphones connected to their network. The app features comprehensive level metering along with a high-pass filtering and gain controls,  and allows the selection of each microphones output modes. Windows and Mac versions are available.

For those wishing to explore the possibilities of the Spatial Mic Dante, there are some Pro Tools and Reaper demo sessions available to download from the Voyage Audio website. These sessions feature performances captured with the microphone, and require the Spatial Mic Converter plug-in, which is also available as a free download.

For more information on the original Spatial Mic and Spatial Mic Converter plug-in, take a look at our review from the November 2020 issue of SOS.

Pricing & Availability

The Spatial Mic Dante is available now, priced at $2899.

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