Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Tech Focus: Immersive Sports Sound, Part 1 — Venue Systems May Be the Next Logical Step

Immersive audio for broadcast sports is already far along in the process of establishing itself as a standard. Dolby Atmos has been used on-air in proof-of-concept stages since 2016, with a growing number of events sending it out for regular broadcast, including the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Premier League, Super Bowl LVI, and, most recently, […]  More

Small Changes Make Substantial Differences in NFL Audio

The NFL stadium crowds are back everywhere, all the time now, in a sports milieu that demands more sound, louder sound, and more sources than ever. Broadcasters’ football A1s understand that the sport may be the most restrictive when it comes to access to sound sources — the league has always retained control of and […]  More

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

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