Recent Posts by David Davies, SVG Europe

Audio Challenge: Keeping a Lid on Loudness in the OTT Era

Initially established in 2010 and then revised in 2014, the European Broadcasting Union’s R 128 guideline for loudness normalization has had a significant impact on the standardization of loudness levels in traditional linear broadcasting. Specifying a target level of -23 ±1 LUFS LU measured over the entirety of a program or advertisement, R 128 has […]  More

Joined-Up Thinking: Inside the New Generation of Combined Audio, Video Production Systems

Grass Valley’s Kula AV – a multi-format video and audio mixer – was one of the most high profile of several combined AV production systems launched at IBC 2019. Oriented towards more streamlined and space-restricted applications, including remote production, these solutions look set to presage a new generation of integrated systems with extensive video and […]  More

Audio Console Makers Save Space, Boost Flexibility With Virtual Mixing Systems

IBC 2019 confirmed that an increasing number of manufacturers are taking steps to help broadcasters who wish to avoid using a physical audio control surface for certain productions. Calrec and Lawo were among the companies exhibiting systems offering one form or another of virtualization – a trend that is largely attributed to the need to […]  More

New AES Chief Wallaszkovits Discusses Standards, Diversity and Female Executive Leadership

The 146th AES Europe Pro Audio Convention came to Dublin and with it the newly-elected president of the Society, Austrian audio engineer Nadja Wallaszkovits. In January, the quarter-century association of Wallaszkovits with the AES entered a new phase with her ascension to president — the fourth female to hold the office. In this role, she […]  More

ISE 2019 Review: Audio Vendors in Creative Mood as AV Networking Takes Another Step Forward

The latest edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam (February 5-8) witnessed a strong creative showing by many of SVG Europe’s audio sponsor companies. Once again, there was no doubting the centrality of ISE to the annual industry calendar, with post-show figures revealing the total number of registered visitors to be 81,268 […]  More