Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Apple, Rihanna Take Over Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Two major announcements last week about the biggest event in which sports and entertainment converge: Apple Music has been named the official sponsor of the Super Bowl, succeeding decade-long sponsor Pepsi, which announced last May that it would bow out, and the event will be headlined by R&B superstar and nine-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna, […]  More

WNBA Finals 2022: ESPN Production Achieves Sonic Parity With NBA

Updated September 21, 2022 – 3:29 p.m. The 2022 WNBA Finals (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN.com) from Las Vegas’s Michelob ULTRA Arena was broadcast in 5.1 surround, but the production was one in which the WNBA’s sound achieved technological and strategic parity with the NBA and other major leagues in other ways as well. Like its […]  More

IBC 2022: Audio Exhibitors To Focus on Remote Production, Standards-Driven Tech

Over a tough 2½ years, the broadcast-audio community confronted a global pandemic with innovative solutions, such as artificial crowd noise and closer-than-ever SFX-capture for sports. At last, the folks who accomplished that are gathering once again, at the Amsterdam RAI Sept. 9-12 for the first IBC Show since 2019. Here’s an in-depth look at what […]  More

Tech Focus: Microphones, Part 1 — Flexibility, Networking Spur New Applications in Sports

Bubble wrap was originally developed as a textured-wallpaper product. Frisbees were actual pie plates, made by a 19th-century baker named William Russell Frisbie before becoming ubiquitous campus-quad airfoils. History is peppered with products that found success in verticals other than the ones they were designed for. Now it’s microphones’ turn.  More

Lectrosonics Launches Global Database of RF Scan Files

Lectrosonics announced a Radio Frequency Scan Database for users of wireless-microphone systems anywhere in the world. The database, the first issued by the company, hosts scans from in .sdf (Lectrosonics’ proprietary Wireless Designer scan-data file) or .csv (comma-separated values, a common standard) format. The files can be used to populate frequency-coordination software for analysis purposes […]  More

Fiber Network, Wireless Combine To Capture Audio for UCI Bike Races in the Mountains

The X Games established the model for sprawling extreme-sports events. The Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event has been among those refining that model for the past decade or so. Most recently, the event played out July 29-31 at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, WV. Spanning the resort’s 11,000 acres in the Allegheny […]  More

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