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

NAB 2019: New, Updated Audio Products Are Heavy on Software, Networking

As always, each NAB Show is an opportunity for manufacturers to exhibit new products and platforms to the broadcast industry, and this year’s expo will continue that. However, as broadcast audio moves deeper into an IP/IT paradigm, those new releases increasingly take the form of software and are networked. Calrec Audio Calrec Audio (Booth C7408) […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 1 — Louder, Clearer, Bigger (Bottom)

Louder, clearer, and bigger bottom. Those have become the key criteria for live sound systems in sports venues in recent years. Louder because venues have become larger and fans in stands have become accustomed to — and often demand — ever-higher SPL for everything from concerts to corporate events. Clearer because consumers have come to […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 2 — New Builds Focus on Live Sound

We are apparently nowhere near “peak stadium.” Recently completed and under-construction venues number in the dozens, and they are designed to help sports compete with the increasingly immersive experience of sports on television. The NFL Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium offers so many HD monitors in the venue’s restaurants and clubs that patrons may prefer to […]  More

[email protected]: Advanced Audio Production and Distribution Seminar

PROGRAM: 12:00: REGISTRATION, LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED 1:00 p.m.: OPENING REMARKS: ADVANCED AUDIO MOMENTUM Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, and DTVAG 1:30 p.m.: INTEGRATING VIRTUALIZED ATMOS EXPERIENCES ACROSS DEVICES Rob France, Senior Marketing Manager, Dolby Laboratories 2:00 p.m.: IMMERSIVE AUDIO PRODUCTION FOR LIVE CAPTURE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2:30 p.m.: EVOLVING ATMOS POST PRODUCTION TOOLS David Gould, Director […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: AIMS’s Mike Cronk on IP Successes and Challenges

Like many technology-based entities, AIMS — the industry consortium pursuing an open-standards approach that moves broadcast and media companies from legacy systems into a virtualized, IP-based environment — measures its progress not in terms of time but by decimal points after a key alphanumeric. In this case, it’s SMPTE ST 2110, the Professional Media Over […]  More

Creative Mobile Solutions Helps Ensure Flawless Delivery of 2019 GRAMMY Digital Content   

The Grammy Awards are a big deal: it’s an entertainment extravaganza full of big acts, big audiences, and yes, big technical complexities.  Millions of people tuned in live to view one of the most-watched programs of the year.  Many more will get their GRAMMY fix from one or more online outlets, streaming live or near-live […]  More

IP Drives Audio To Virtualization, Immersive At 2019 NAB Show

TVTechnology.com reports that trend-spotting, for manufacturers, is key to helping them anticipate their customers’ needs and create their roadmaps for future products—some of which will make an appearance at this year’s NAB Show. Several interrelated audio trends appear to dominate currently—namely the adoption of IP networking, which in turn is beginning to drive interest in […]  More