Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Pro-Headphones Market Exceeds $540 Million

Having achieved global revenues of more than $540 million last year, the professional-headphones market is on track to reach nearly $800 million by 2023, according to a comprehensive new market report from Futuresource Consulting. The survey identified, sized, and analyzed six key verticals by product type: live and rental, DJ, professional studio, home studio, broadcast […]  More

Tech Focus: AoIP — Networking Makes Inroads in Broadcast Audio

What a difference a year makes. Networked audio (aka AoIP) had been slowly working its way into the infrastructure of broadcast audio for several years. Broadcasters were looking for ways to assure a consistent and reliable experience with the new format, and their innately cautious nature translated into measured progress.  More

NBC Sports Deploys Networked Audio Team for the Kentucky Derby

The one sound that the broadcast audio might not have captured at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was the one you couldn’t hear: the bated breath with which a crowd of more than 150,000 racegoers at Churchill Downs awaited the ruling of three track stewards as to which horse and rider actually won the sport’s single biggest […]  More

The MIDI Association To Launch ‘May Is MIDI Month’ Campaign

Broadcast sports uses far more MADI than it does MIDI, but the latter, a foundational control protocol for other audio and music production, is finding its way into broadcast and sports-venue applications as a triggering format for live sound effects, among other secondary uses. Next month, as MIDI strives for continued relevance in the face […]  More

NAB 2019: New, Updated Audio Products Are Heavy on Software, Networking

As always, each NAB Show is an opportunity for manufacturers to exhibit new products and platforms to the broadcast industry, and this year’s expo will continue that. However, as broadcast audio moves deeper into an IP/IT paradigm, those new releases increasingly take the form of software and are networked. Calrec Audio Calrec Audio (Booth C7408) […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 1 — Louder, Clearer, Bigger (Bottom)

Louder, clearer, and bigger bottom. Those have become the key criteria for live sound systems in sports venues in recent years. Louder because venues have become larger and fans in stands have become accustomed to — and often demand — ever-higher SPL for everything from concerts to corporate events. Clearer because consumers have come to […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 2 — New Builds Focus on Live Sound

We are apparently nowhere near “peak stadium.” Recently completed and under-construction venues number in the dozens, and they are designed to help sports compete with the increasingly immersive experience of sports on television. The NFL Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium offers so many HD monitors in the venue’s restaurants and clubs that patrons may prefer to […]  More