Acoustic Magic had the objective of creating a family of array microphones with pickup range superior to conventional microphone technology and launched the Voice Tracker™ I array microphone in 2002.
What differentiates these microphones from the commercially available array microphones is that its listening beam automatically and electronically scans through a 360° field of view rather than using a fixed field of view. The idea behind this is to achieve good recognition accuracy without the constraint of having to wear a headset microphone.
The wide field of view created by a scanning listening beam makes the Voice Tracker™ series useful for meeting recording, lecture recording, and conferencing. This provides the ability to capture all talkers in a 30+ foot room through a single, affordable microphone is unique.
Acoustic Magic is the pioneer of scanning microphone arrays and these microphones offer affordable, premium and reliable audio quality.
The combination of these innovations allows the Voice Tracker to have extremely long pick up range. The ability to “hear” talkers throughout an entire room results in a strong economic advantage over the alternative of using several conventional microphones, coupled together through a mixer.
The magic in the Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker™ array microphone resides in the algorithms running on its internal DSP that enable it to form a listening beam and automatically and electronically steer that beam towards the active talker. This creates spatial filtering, which when combined with the 6 or 8 always on microphones in the array, create pickup ranges of 30 feet with a 360° field of view.
It is certified with programs including Zoom, Dragon NaturallySpeaking and many others.