Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Tech Focus: Audio Training, Part 2 — CRAS Extends Its Reach With Vendor Portals

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) has two campuses, in the Arizona cities of Tempe and Gilbert, but its reach as an educational institution in the broadcast sector far exceeds its physical footprint. It has built online training portals for Harman’s Studer brand of Vista audio consoles and Audiokinetic’s Wave Works Interactive Sound […]  More

Tech Focus: Audio Training, Part 1 — Equipment Manufacturers Step Up

At a time when technology platforms and applications are changing rapidly and the broadcast industry approaches the immersive era, new and regularly updated training regimens are essential. Broadcast arts tend to be limited at the for-profit media academies, and state-school audio-production programs are rarely equipped at cutting-edge levels. Therefore, it has fallen to pro-audio manufacturers […]  More

Audio for HBO’s Canelo-GGG Rematch Will Be Fast and Furious

The world’s two top middleweights, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, return to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 15 for a highly anticipated rematch, broadcast live on HBO PPV and in more than 450 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). The action will be fast and furious, which is what […]  More

SMPTE Publishes Two Documents on Immersive Audio

Two new standards-related documents from SMPTE target immersive audio. The Immersive Audio Bitstream Specification document defines a coded representation (bitstream) of an audio program. The Immersive Audio Metadata standard defines metadata for use in creating immersive-audio content for cinema.  More

College Football Kickoff: Raycom’s ACC Football Package Brings Big-League Audio to RSN Coverage

In his prime, Jim Budka was Turner Sports’ go-to A1 for most of its major-league–sports broadcasts. Officially retiring in 2014, he spent much of the next couple of years happily driving the trolley that takes tourists around his current hometown of St. Augustine, FL, with occasional fill-in stints as an A1 or A2 for CBS […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Calrec’s Dave Letson on the Arrival of IP Audio-Signal Transport

The transition to IP signal transport for broadcast audio is taking place surprisingly quickly, although not everyone on this field of play is necessarily ready for it. The alignment between industry technical standards and proprietary protocols, the increasing need for better network control, and the paucity of training are just a few of the challenges […]  More

Action Audio Apps Focuses on In-Venue Experience

Wired-up athletes have become a staple of broadcast-sports audio, from baseball players carrying on conversations with announcers in the booth while chasing down long fly balls to creating an entirely new class of blooper reel. Sebastian Failla has watched the category take off over the past five years, since he introduced Action Audio Apps, a […]  More