Audio For Broadcast - The Book

​Audio For Broadcast - The Book gathers together 16 articles into a 78 page eBook which explores the science and practical applications of audio in broadcast. 

This book is not aimed at audio A1’s, it is intended as a reference resource for the ‘all-rounder’ engineers and operators who encounter and must deal with audio on a day-to-day basis but who are not audio specialists… and everyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of how audio for broadcast works.

In our frenetic and challenging working lives, more and more jobs are multi-skilled and adaptive, and we’re often expected to cover more functions than we are comfortable with. We can’t all be experts. Sometimes you don’t need to know everything about something. Sometimes we just need enough knowledge to get the job done.

Audio For Broadcast introduces some basic concepts for people who aren’t audio people. While the audio signal chain is very different to what it was a generation ago, some fundamentals remain. Things like signal processing haven’t changed and still need to be done well. 

This book examines how broadcast production workflow has evolved to meet changing consumer demands and what that means for the people who work to put everything together. Because you never know when you might be asked to lend a hand.

Download Audio For Broadcast - The Book and expand your understanding of the technologies and workflow of audio within broadcast production.


The free PDF download contains all 16 articles in this series - and all the articles are available as individual web pages:

Article 1Analog Vs Digital
How the shift from analog to digital audio has transformed modern broadcast workflows.

Article 2 : The Role Of The Mixing Console
Basic broadcast audio workflow using the role of the mixing console as a way to explain how it all goes together.

Article 3 : Monitoring, Mix Minus & Comms
Audio is the central nervous system of all broadcast infrastructure, ensuring everybody can hear what is happening.

Article 4 : Metering
The capacity to accurately measure level, frequency, phase and loudness is vital to knowing all is as it should be.

Article 5 : Microphones: Part 1- Polar Patterns
Microphone polar patterns and what to consider when planning how to capture sounds to create gripping content.

Article 6 : Microphones: Part 2 - Types Of Mic
The next step is to ascertain what kind of microphone to use.

Article 7 : I/O & Recording Devices
The basics of physical connectivity & signal management encountered in broadcast audio systems.

Article 8 : Dynamics Processors
Keeping audio levels under control is the foundation of audio mixing, and Dynamics Processors give us tools to automate level control in various ways.

Article 9 : Equalizers (EQ)
With a little knowledge and practice, a little can go a very long way to improve the subjective quality of a broadcast.

Article 10 : Noise & Signal Repair
Understanding where noise creeps in and how to minimize it are key audio skills.

Article 11 : Routing & Asset Sharing
Getting audio sources to the right destinations is fundamental to broadcast production.

Article 12 : Synchronization
Timing and synchronization in IP, baseband and hybrid systems from the perspective of audio.

Article 13 : Latency & Delay Compensation
Understanding latency is fundamental to establishing the right processes to bringing everything into harmony.

Article 14 : Traditional Signal Flow
Typical signal flow from source to playout within common broadcast studio workflows.

Article 15 : Outside Broadcast Workflows
Approaches to hybrid remote production and the challenges of distributed production teams.

Article 16 : Cloud-Based Audio
Audio and its requirement for very low latency remains one of the key challenges for cloud-based production.

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