I’m toying with adding an ambisonic mic to my Sound Devices 744T rig and have a monitoring question to you. Does anyone know if the 744T can do B Format decoding/headphone monitoring on a non-Soundfield mic? The manual has good details on use with the Soundfield, but not so much with other manufacturer’s products. If this leaves everyone scratching their heads, I’ll reach out to Sound Devices and share the answer.
For those interested, this just in from Sound Devices:
When using the 744T, as long as the WXYB pattern is followed when routing your microphone into the 744T (as seen below), you’ll be able to use the two monitoring modes available to you which are INPUT B-FMT STEREO and TRACK B-FMT STEREO in the menu mode: 70) HP: Monitor Modes.
To record and monitor B-format signals, connect signals as follows:
W signal->input 1, X signal->input 2, Y signal->input 3, Z signal->input 4