Our series exploring the basic technology and tools of audio in broadcast continues with a collection of four articles which discuss the purpose and features of the essential audio sweetening tools; Dynamics, EQ and Noise Control.
About 'Audio For Broadcast'
This series 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 will publish in five parts during 2023. Details of all five parts can be found HERE.
About Part 3. Audio Processing Tools
Part 3 is a free PDF download containing 4 articles:
Article 1 : 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 2 : Equalizers (EQ)
EQ is one of the central tools of the audio production process and with a modest amount of knowledge and practice, a little can go a very long way to improving the subjective quality of a broadcast.
Article 3 : When Is A Sound Good?
Our partner Lawo discuss the subjective nature of what makes audio sound good and some of the fundamental principals of approaching a mix.
Article 4 : Noise & Signal Repair
Understanding where noise creeps in and how to minimize it are key audio skills but sometimes, inevitably, modern noise reduction tools are a lifesaver.
You might also like...
Huw Bevan is an Executive Producer, Consultant and Head of Cricket for Sunset+Vine, in London, one of the UK’s leading independent sports production companies that produces a full slate of rugby, soccer and cricket events each year. This…
As broadcast production begins to leverage cloud-native production systems, and re-examines how it approaches timing to achieve that potential, audio and its requirement for very low latency remains one of the key challenges.
How adding PTP to asynchronous IP networks provides a synchronization layer that maintains fluidity of motion and distortion free sound in the audio domain.
This article describes the various codecs in common use and their symbiotic relationship to the media container files which are essential when it comes to packaging the resulting content for storage or delivery.
This list of file container formats and their extensions is not exhaustive but it does describe the important ones whose standards are in everyday use in a broadcasting environment.