Some Basics of Studio Acoustics June 18th 2019 - 09:30 AM

For most people who are not experts in studio acoustics, treating a new space for audio production in an office or home is difficult and complex. In many situations, novices confuse sound isolation and acoustic treatment. Putting a few acoustic panels on the wall will not create a good sounding…

A Studio Monitoring Classic Reborn July 31st 2018 - 09:00 AM

Some classic audio products just won’t go away. One of those is the Yamaha NS-10, a home speaker that unexpectedly became a staple nearfield studio monitor among the world’s top rock and popular music producers. The reason: it easily revealed poor quality in recordings. Now, Avantone is reproducing thi…

Broadcast For IT - Part 15 - Digital Audio July 23rd 2018 - 01:00 PM

Audio is arguably the most complex aspect of broadcast television. The human auditory systems are extremely sensitive to distortion and noise. For IT engineers to progress in broadcast television they must understand the sampling rates and formats of sound, and in this article, we delve into digital audio.

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International Resolution Benefits Wireless Microphone Operators December 6th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Every three to five years, government delegations from around the globe gather at the Radiocommunication Assembly (RA) and World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) conducted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) — the United Nations (U.N.) specialized agency for information and communication technologies. Their mission is to review emerging technologies, negotiate use o…

360 Sound Comes Back With A Roar December 5th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Back in the early 1980s, Hugo Zuccarelli demonstrated Holophonics to crowds waiting in long lines at a trade show in Los Angeles. His headphone-based 360-degree spatial audio system was startling in its detail. When the sound of scissors cut a lock of your hair from behind, it was so realistic…

5G And Live Production November 28th 2019 - 10:00 AM

This past summer the NBA did a little experimenting using 5G and mobile phones to cover their summer league. This is not User Generated Content (UGC) by any means. It also was not an off the shelf deployment of 5G and demonstration of its capability.

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.