The Times They Are A-Changin’ December 17th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Bob Dylan was riding a crest of social change when he wrote those lyrics in 1963. But the words popped back into my mind as I thought about several recent conversations with friends who complain of their struggle to stay afloat in today’s video production business. 

That “Voice Of God” Sound November 27th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Few memories in broadcasting are more powerful than that rich, booming “Voice of God” sound heard on RCA ribbon microphones in early TV and radio studios. Those mics made most voices sound much better than they actually were — elevating the ego of many a disc jockey or announcer.

Microphone Boosters Explode Into The Marketplace November 4th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The companies that make in-line microphone boosters have until now promoted their transparency, increasing only the output of dynamic or ribbon microphones without adding color to the signal. At AES 2019, that changed when Soyuz introduced its “Launcher,” a new mic booster that purposefully colors the signal.

An Audio Booth That Fits In Your Pocket August 20th 2019 - 12:05 PM

In this age of the information entrepreneur, the mobile recording and distribution of spoken word audio has dramatically increased. This has led to a proliferation of small studios for voice recording and to the construction of tiny sound booths in offices and homes. But how does one do successful voice…

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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…