Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Tech Focus: Radio, Part 1 — A Slow Transition to Digital

The seminal year for sports on the air was 1921, when KDKA Pittsburgh broadcast live radio coverage of a 10-round boxing match — the first live sports broadcast in history. In August that year, the station also aired a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies from Forbes Field and, in October, […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Dale Pro Audio’s Joel Guilbert on the Company’s New RF Solutions Group

The RF universe was upended three years ago with the auction of the 600 MHz spectrum, as the FCC dug deeper into the ether to accommodate the rapidly expanding wireless-device landscape and after an earlier, government-mandated frequency reallocation had vacated much of the 700 MHz range in 2008. The pro-audio business saw the wireless-systems–manufacturing community […]  More

World Series 2019: Fox Sports Deploys Immersive Mic Arrays at Acoustically Challenging Minute Maid Park

Fox Sports has redefined the notion of immersive sound for baseball, covering the field (and sometimes the players) with a small army of microphones, from lavs buried at the edge of the infield and on the base bags to parabolic reflectors picking up key sounds like bat cracks, catcher’s mitt pops, and even batters knocking […]  More

AVIXA: Uncertainty Over Tariffs Could Impact AV Systems’ Costs

The NBA may have won over China (recent tweets notwithstanding), and the world’s most populous country is still very much on the NFL’s radar, but the massive Chinese-manufactured video screens and their LED elements that dominate stadiums and arenas are in the tariff crosshairs, along with other AV systems, thanks to the ongoing trade war […]  More

MetLife Stadium Deploys Dante To Take Audio System Into the Future

When MetLife Stadium opened in 2010, it was billed as both the most expensive stadium ever built and the most technologically advanced sports venue in the world. It had the largest video screens seen in stadiums at the time — 40,000+ sq. ft. by Daktronics — and it boasted a JBL concert-level line-array sound system. […]  More

The AES Show: More New Hardware Than in Recent Years

The phrase “What’s new?” has been superseded on trade-show floors in recent years by “What have you seen the latest software version of?” However, at Audio Engineering Society’s AES Show at New York’s Javits Center last week, there was a wealth of new products.  More

AES Show To Offer Wide Range of Audio Gear

When the Audio Engineering Society’s annual AES Show takes place Oct. 17-20 at New York City’s Javits Center, co-located with the NAB Show New York running Oct. 16-17, SVG sponsors will be well represented on both sides of the aisle. Clear-Com (NAB Booth N140, AES Booth 828) will demonstrate its FreeSpeak Edge advanced wireless intercom […]  More

John Storyk Looks Back on the ‘First 50’ Years

The thought of celebrating a 50th anniversary makes architect/acoustician John Storyk slightly ill at ease, as he approaches the half-century mark of a career that has helped improve the sound of scores of sports and broadcast venues globally. However, when that milestone is amended to simply commemorate the “first 50” years, he feels a bit better: there’s […]  More