Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

FIFA World Cup Live Sound Goes Russian Big

The FIFA World Cup matches that culminate in the Final on Sunday at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium will be a test of man vs. magnet. The magnet in the rear of a loudspeaker, that is. The ambient noise level inside the venue is expected to reach 156 dB, an SPL value that can literally excite the […]  More

White Spaces Database Is Still ‘a Work in Progress’

One of the issues on the table at last December’s SVG Summit was the status of the White Spaces databases established in 2012 by the FCC to manage the spectrum available to White Space devices (WSDs) while protecting licensed (and, in some cases, unlicensed) users of the core: TV bands. Currently, four White Spaces database […]  More

Angel Stadium Reflects Sports Venue AV Trends

Sports venue AV is moving from an evolutionary pace to one in which venues virtually leapfrog each others’ new wrinkles. Digital audio gives way to networked sound while HD video is overtaken by HDR. The Los Angeles Angels’ Angel Stadium renovation, completed ahead of this MLB season, offers a look into the process.  More

InfoComm 2018: Live Sound’s New Status Is Underscored

InfoComm 2018, which concluded last week for the first time under the aegis of AVIXA, InterComm International’s new name (derived from “Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association”), demonstrated a shift in emphasis from A/V technology in and of itself to the use of that technology in the service of creating experiences. By the end of the […]  More

Fox Sports’ U.S. Open Audio Goes Deep (in the Ground)

Fox Sports’ golf strategy at this year’s U.S. Open (June 14-17) has a number of new elements, ranging from redeployment of troops on the ground to the latest iteration of the Golf Hole Mic, which is designed to listen in on golfers and caddies discussing strategy and also capture additional natural sound.  More

InfoComm 2018: AVB’s Avnu Alliance Launches Milan

Audio Video Bridging (AVB), which was introduced in 2011 as a standards-based networking protocol, has added a new chapter, announcing Milan, the latest iteration of the protocol. The announcement, made at a press conference hosted by the Avnu Alliance, AVB’s marketing organization, yesterday during the InfoComm 2018 Show, emphasized a significant cohort of new supporters […]  More

Tech Focus: Music Libraries, Part 1 — Production Music Is Another Score for Sports

The music you hear on sports television has remained remarkably consistent over several decades: triumphal trumpets and crunchy electric guitars still dominate major-league sports shows, with slower-paced sports like golf relying heavily on anodyne pastoral genres. However, recent dynamics are introducing some changes into these familiar formulas and how they’re being used. For instance, production-music […]  More

InfoComm 2018: Audio Will Have Its Largest Presence Ever

AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association and organizer of InfoComm 2018 (June 6-8, Las Vegas Convention Center), will have a substantial audio-centric element, with 245 exhibitors in the category at the annual expo. The Audio Pavilion demo rooms will house 23, the most ever. A large contingent of international sound-reinforcement (SR) vendors — including […]  More

Portland Trail Blazers Put Networked Audio Through the Hoops

Although the focus has been on the migration of sports-television broadcasts to IP, sports radio, in many cases, is already there, tapping its foot and wondering what’s taking TV so long. About five years ago, the NBA eliminated the dedicated ISDN T1 lines it had used for more than a decade to interconnect the audio […]  More