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Double DSF-2s & A SoundField UPM-1 For Terry Tew

Terry Tew amongst his audio hire stock with one of his rental SoundField DSF-2 microphones

UK audio-visual rental company Terry Tew has become the first hire company to purchase a SoundField DSF-2 and DSF-3 digital microphone system for discrete-channel 5.1 audio capture. Within weeks of the digital SoundField mic arriving at the Terry Tew HQ to the north-east of London, the system was in such demand that Managing Director Tew has now purchased a second complete DSF-2/DSF-3 rig and a UPM-1 stereo-to-5.1 upmix processor as well.

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"Anyone that does HD OB work for Sky is now required to use a DSF-2/DSF-3 system, and although Sky has rigged many of them permanently at some Premier League stadiums, not everywhere has one," explains Tew. "We received a few calls asking if we rented them, and I realised it would be worth our while to have a system. SISLive used our system this year at Wimbledon, and then our customers started using it so regularly that we realised we needed a second one to cope with demand. Our DSF-2s have now been used at Wimbledon, on coverage of the Red Bull Air Race, and on HD Rugby matches. We got the UPM-1 recently, and it’s already been used to upmix some of the stereo feeds from an episode of Sky’s show ‘Must Be The Music’, which was filmed at Wembley Stadium."

Terry Tew founded his hire company, which stocks microphones for rental and also lighting and projection systems, in 1992, after many years working as a BBC Sound Engineer. Terry Tew now offers the largest stock of radio mics for hire anywhere in the UK (over 500 channels). His business is based around hire to broadcast and OB facilities providers — it's his company's mics that are used on one of the UK’s top Saturday night TV dance shows — and to the organisers of corporate events such as conferences.

"We're a one-stop shop for audio for broadcast, and also audio, video and lighting for corporate hire," comments Tew. "The SoundFields complement our other broadcast hire stock nicely."

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About SoundField

UK manufacturer SoundField specialises in digital and analogue surround and stereo microphone systems for the broadcast and recording industries. Based on a unique multi-capsule design, SoundField's systems allow users to capture and output audio in mono, phase-coherent stereo, 5.1 or any future surround format, using a single microphone and processor. Over recent years, the company's digital microphone systems have become the standard means of originating 5.1 audio for high-definition television transmission amongst many of the world’s leading broadcasters.

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