Developers of the Voice Tracker array microphones the Acoustic Magic team has perhaps the greatest concentration of array microphone expertise in the world with over 40 years of array microphone experience.
The Technology In 2002 all the commercially available array microphones used fixed field of view technology. By definition, their field of view was quite small. The differentiating factor for our microphones was that its listening beam would scan automatically and electronically through a 360° field of view. The original target market was automatic speech recognition. The idea was to achieve good recognition accuracy without the constraint of having to wear a headset microphone. The Voice Tracker™ I is probably the first non-headset microphone certified by Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
But it quickly became apparent that the wide field of view created by a scanning listening beam made the Voice Tracker™ I useful for meeting recording, lecture recording, and conferencing. The ability to capture all talkers in a 30+ foot room through a single, relatively inexpensive microphone is unique.
Acoustic Magic is a privately held company with the mission to build a family of superior array microphones for speech recognition, teleconferencing, meeting/classroom recording, and home automation applications.