For Radio Broadcasters, Working From Home Is Old Hat April 30th 2020 - 09:00 AM

These days TV broadcasters are working feverishly to work out new remote production workflows for stay-at-home talent, but for radio broadcasters it’s been business as usual. In fact, many engineers have found that the remote control features they already use for troubleshooting are highly extensible and can be slightly m…

Audio Levels - Part 3 April 22nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

The traditional level standards were based on electrical signals of specified power. When these signals are recorded on media, or transmitted in other ways, these definitions no longer apply.

Audio Levels - Part 1 March 23rd 2020 - 01:00 PM

Superficially, level seems to be a simple subject: just a reading on a meter. In practice, there’s a lot more to it. Level matters because if it is wrong, sound quality can suffer, things can get damaged or cause interference and listeners complain because they have to keep adjusting…

Hands On With 32-Bit Float Recording March 17th 2020 - 09:00 AM

It’s a clunky, technical name, but 32-bit float recording is here and it’s a real game changer for audio recordists who want to avoid the pressure of making sure their levels are set correctly in the field. I finally did some hands-on 32-bit float recording and it changes e…

A Clean Kit Is A Happy Kit March 16th 2020 - 09:00 AM

A crude sign with the words “A Clean Kit is a Happy Kit” was taped to the wall of the film equipment room during my first television news job in the late 1960s. The message was a reminder to create a mental check list and keep your 16mm film gear org…

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For Radio Broadcasters, Working From Home Is Old Hat April 30th 2020 - 09:00 AM

These days TV broadcasters are working feverishly to work out new remote production workflows for stay-at-home talent, but for radio broadcasters it’s been business as usual. In fact, many engineers have found that the remote control features they already use for troubleshooting are highly extensible and can be slightly m…