Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Audio Monitors: Better, Smaller, Cheaper

This year’s crop of small broadcast monitors shows that increased performance can come in smaller — and less expensive — packages. Self-powered has virtually become the norm, a welcome point for truck designers, who can always use the extra space that rack-mounted amps used to take up. ADAM The SX-Series monitor system features the company’s […]  More

IBC 2010: New Audio Products

The IBC Show in Amsterdam last week offered a full share of sound-gear introductions. Here’s a look some of the highlights. Clear-Com The Tempest2400 digital wireless intercom has a firmware update that introduces two modes of operation — shared mode and split mode — and functions that increase the capacity, flexibility, and usability of the […]  More

Linear Acoustic To Intro Two Upmix Products at IBC

Linear Acoustic will use the IBC Show Sept. 9-14 in Amsterdam to announce two new upmixing products: the UPMAX II Reference Upmixer and UPMAX 5.1 Channel Upmixer. The UPMAX II’s algorithm produces a stable 5.1-channel version of two-channel inputs. Instead of active steering, audio elements are extracted using frequency-domain filtering and time-domain amplitude techniques. The […]  More

U.S. Open Coverage Promises Big Sound

Next week, expect the audio to match the sprawling tennis fest that is the U.S. Open, which begins on Aug. 30. Controlling it all will be a 72-fader Calrec Apollo desk with up to 1,020 channel-processing paths in the new F&F Productions GTX 16 double-expando production truck. The GTX 16 unit also features a Grass […]  More

Networks, DTV Audio Group Step Up in Audio Education

By the time Orlando-area resident Tim Bischof graduated from Full Sail’s audio program earlier this month, he already had a résumé that included A2 work on ESPN’s World Cup Virtual Shoots production at the network’s Wide World complex at Disney World and experience on its X Games coverage of motocross events at the Staples Center […]  More

Manufacturers Have Big Role in Broadcast-Audio Training

If formal education in broadcast audio is somewhat spotty, one thread that has been very consistent over time has been education in the form of ongoing training by manufacturers of pro audio equipment. Most commonly, manufacturers link their training and education propositions to the marketing and sale of their products, although there’s a collateral trend […]  More

Special Report: Broadcast-Audio Education Spotlights Opportunities

Within the increasingly wide array of media academies and programs offering technical education for careers in professional audio, broadcasting in general gets scant attention in the curricula, and broadcast audio gets even less. Most programs and schools focus on music recording and mixing (although audio postproduction is addressed in some classes). Rob Jaczko, chairman of […]  More

NFL Repositioning of Umps Requires Audio Revamp

For the upcoming football season, the NFL has moved the umpire from his customary spot on the defensive side of the ball just behind the inside linebackers to the offensive side adjacent to the referee and 15 yards off the line of scrimmage. The repositioning is intended to make things safer for the official after […]  More

Summer X Games Audio Goes All-Digital

The 2010 Summer X Games on ESPN will feature some new events, including a tricks-video skateboard competition and an indoor moto-car race. But there’s plenty new on the audio side as well. For starters, this year’s X Games — already the most complex audio show that ESPN produces regularly and the largest audio infrastructure it […]  More

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