Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Figure-Skating Audio Takes Some Fancy Footwork

Capturing the sound of figure skating is no easy task. Just ask Peteris Saltans, audio mixer for the sport at both the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Jan. 12-24) and the Winter Olympics next month (both on NBC). “It’s really unlike almost any other sport,” says Saltans, who next month will be mixing his sixth Olympics […]  More

Pending Legislation Could Help Refine White-Space Management

The White Space issue, which could potentially threaten the integrity of wireless microphones used for sports broadcasts and officiating, is heating up again. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) proposes to protect 13 classes of wireless-microphone users from interference resulting from the operation of devices that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved for the “white-spaces” frequencies […]  More

What 3D Sports Broadcasting Means for Surround Audio

It’s clear that, in 2010, 3D is going to be a factor in sports broadcasting for the first time. Less clear is where that will leave 5.1 surround audio broadcasting, which has just hit its stride in the past couple of years. There’s no shortage of opinions. “I think that [sports broadcasts in 3D] will […]  More