Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

InfoComm Is Not-So-Quietly Becoming Live Sound’s Big Show

Sports venues in the market for new sound systems got a preview of Christmas in June at the InfoComm Show last week, and they liked what they saw and heard. The number of entrants in the steadily expanding sweepstakes of sound continued to increase, with introductions by sound-system manufacturers Coda and Void. And systems are […]  More

Live From the Stanley Cup Final: The A1 for NBCSN’s Broadcast Audio Is a One-Man Band

Sound for NBCSN’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final reflects what you’d expect from an arena hockey game: loud crowds — in this case, bolstered by an especially exuberant Nashville Predators home audience — and lots of high-frequency ice sound punctuated by the more-than-occasional body-slam thump into the dasher boards. What’s surprising is that all […]  More

Tech Focus: Production Music, Part 1 — Sports Exerts Social Pressure

A year ago, the production-music business was talking about increased competition from low-overhead upstarts, about how theatrical trailers were influencing sports-music choices and how curation had become important in a market with too much content for any one person to sort through. A year later, the upstarts are still around, with the predicted impacts on […]  More

New Audio Products To Sound Off at InfoComm 2017

The InfoComm Show 2017 (exhibits June 14-16, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando) has become a regular stop on the live-sound trade-show circuit. Each year, professional audio takes up a larger percentage of the AVL smorgasbord presented by nearly 1,000 exhibitors showcasing new products in the AVL and control categories (plus drones) in more than 500,000 […]  More

InfoComm Releases Updated Standard for Audio-Coverage Uniformity

Recognizing advances in technology and continual problems in audio coverage, standard Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) in Listener Areas (ANSI/INFOCOMM A102.01:2017) has been updated. In announcing its release, InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial-A/V industry worldwide and an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), noted that, whereas the original ACU standard, released in 2009, was […]  More

The Kentucky Derby Gets Ready To Rock

Like the broadcast version of the parable of 40 loaves and 40 fishes, NBC Sports this weekend will convert a race that lasts barely two minutes into more than 15 hours of Kentucky Derby Week coverage, from Thursday live at 4 p.m. ET through Saturday’s live Derby Day coverage starting at noon on NBCSN.  More

Audio SportsTechBuzz at NAB 2017: The Top Audio Stories in Review

While the NAB Show last week had plenty of big sports-technology news, this year’s show was a particularly big one for audio products. In an effort to make the tidal wave of news and announcements more digestible to our readers, here is a breakdown of the Audio SportsTechBuzz at NAB 2017 roundup. This rundown provides snippets […]  More