Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

AES Show Gets Down to Business

The Audio Engineering Society’s annual AES Show will take place on Oct. 17-20 at New York City’s Javits Center. As in the previous two years, it will be co-located with what is now branded as the NAB Show New York, which runs Oct. 16-17.  More

Immersive Sound Loudspeaker Arrays Are a Work in Progress

Nearly 20 years ago, the Great Debates around positioning of loudspeakers for surround monitoring were in full swing. The official starting point was the ITU’s scheme that called for the front L-C-R array to be arranged with an angle of 30 degrees between the left, right, and center speakers, and with the rear surround speakers […]  More

NFL Kickoff 2019: Jay-Z Deal With NFL Puts Rap at Top of Sports’ Playlist

The partnership between rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company and the NFL, announced on Aug. 13, underscores the deepening integration between sports and music as complementary entertainment propositions. And just as music venues have been adapting to accommodate changes in musical genres and styles, the new Jay-Z/NFL deal will have the same effect on football stadiums.  More

NFL Kickoff 2019: Networks Beef Up Football Audio

Audio for football games has reached a pinnacle, at least technically. The ability to pull in sound from the gridiron — from microphones on players to parabolic receptors with sensitivity a CIA spook would respect — is just short of reality-show pervasiveness. The only brakes on collecting sound during games are legal ones, a combination […]  More

Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Rolls Into REMI

At-home production workflow is migrating from the major leagues to other corners of sports media. The latest of those is the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), which switched this season from full onsite production utilizing audio and video systems in a flypack, to microphones and cameras at the venue mixed and switched remotely by […]  More

Scotiabank Arena Brings Boardroom Audio To The Court

Some people might complain that sports has become too corporate, but in one recent instance, an audio system developed for corporate applications is making the sports sound experience a lot more vivid. Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, home to the NBA’s Raptors and the NHL Maple Leafs, wanted to give its suites and club patrons a […]  More