Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Tech Focus: Audio Monitoring, Part 3 — Room-Correction Software Aims To Optimize the Environment

A great speaker can quickly become a mediocre one when placed in an especially challenging space. The audio compartment of a remote-production environment is the ultimate petri dish for this phenomenon, one that becomes even more complex when audio mixes have to move between different spaces and through an assortment of different speakers. In response, […]  More

Tech Focus: Audio Monitoring, Part 1 — Speakers Are Smaller, Lighter, and Proliferating

When it comes to remote production, size matters, although, with speakers, the preference tends toward smaller rather than larger. The constrained spaces of audio compartments in remote-production trucks determine the acoustical environments that A1s have to mix in. But two other dynamics are also at work: the development and implementation of immersive audio formats means […]  More

Outdoor Channel Takes On-Field Sound Capture to Extremes

Athlete audio has gone from challenge to novelty to SOP for most major-league sports in just a few years. Now the technique is turning up in increasingly extreme situations, capturing intense moments from the participants’ point of view. One of the more extreme of the extreme-sports categories, overland canoe racing has its roots in how […]  More

TEC Nominees Announced at Summer NAMM Show Expo

The Summer NAMM Show (July 18-20, Music City Center, Nashville) is far more compact than its older sibling institution, which takes place in Anaheim, CA, each January. But, although the Winter NAMM Show has become the new nexus for pro-audio products and technology, eclipsing the fading AES Show’s equipment expo in recent years, the summer […]  More

Tech Focus: Audio Consoles, Part 1 — Design Evolves To Meet New Exigencies

The large-format audio console remains a staple of remote broadcast production, but substantial changes are taking place under the hood and around its ecosystem. The shift to an IP-based signal path has become increasingly entrenched over the past two years, as has implementation of at-home production (aka REMI), driven by the never-ending need to cut […]  More

SVG Sit Down: Dale Pro Audio’s Tim Brown Explains How the New Came About

Dale Pro Audio has launched its business-to-business portal, an invitation-only e-commerce site for broadcast and AV contractors, integrators, and dealers. The website allows access to more than 100,000 products; fast product search with auto-suggested results; navigation by product category; the ability to filter search results by what’s in stock; a “Request a Quote” feature […]  More