TSL Professional Products Ltd. (PPL), a manufacturer of hardware and software audio monitoring, tally and power management solutions for thebroadcast industry, today announced at its IBC press conference in Amsterdam, that it has acquired leading surround sound microphone and audio processing technology manufacturer SoundField Ltd. The newly acquired range of surround microphones and upmix/downmix solutions are being demonstrated on TSL’s IBC Stand 10.B41.
“The addition of SoundField to the TSL PPL fold couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Chris Exelby, managing director of TSL Professional Products Ltd. “With TSL PPL audio monitors becoming a standard fixture in many broadcast production facilities, particularly our Touchmix and PAM family of products, which are synonymous with surroundsound, we can now bring a more complete offering to market and further our mission to help our customers deliver the highest quality sound to the viewer at home.”
SoundField enjoys a longstanding reputation of providing superior microphones for recording both stereo and surround sound. For broadcasters of world-class major sporting events or concerts, a single SoundField mic is all that’s needed to generate an accurate ambient surround bed simultaneously in stereo and 5.1 audio for SD and HD transmission.
Martin Dyster, head of audio, TSL Professional Products Ltd. said “In recent years, SoundField has established itself as a leader in audio processing technologies, with the UPM-1 stereo-to-5.1 upmixer considered bymany leading engineers as possessing one of the best-sounding upmix algorithms available. TSL PPL’s purchase of SoundField Ltd. pools together the creative minds of two of the industry’s most forward-thinking audio companies. I look forward with great excitement to the results of this collaboration.”