The SurroundZone2 plug-in brings all the benefits of SoundFieldTechnology to post-production and combines the functionality of the original Surround Zone and SPS200 Surround Zone plug-ins as well as add a host of new features. The plug-in is designed to accept four SoundField A-Format (LF, RF, LB and RB) or B-Formatsignals (W, X, Y and Z) generated by any of the current SoundField microphone models in the range. The unique four capsule array in every SoundField microphone captures three dimensional sound at the same ‘central point’ thereby eliminating all the time and phase related anomalies created by multiple spaced microphones. Once in the SoundField B-Format domain the point of acoustic origin is defined and all output variations i.e. mono, stereo, 5.1, 6.1 etc. are derived from this ‘central point’. This provides the user with completely phase accurate surround sound and stereo recordings.All plug-in features can be utilised either retrospectively in the studio after the recording has taken place or ‘live’ and provides the user with the most powerful stereo andsurround sound recording and post-production package available.