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.

Loudspeaker Technology Part 16: Moving Coil Motors May 28th 2018 - 09:00 AM

The motor in a loudspeaker drive unit is a critical element in obtaining high performance. The moving coil principle is a century old and it has survived this long because it has certain advantages which no other technology has yet improved upon. For low frequency reproduction where significant travel is…

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Audio’s Magic Formula: Simplicity And Good Design  August 22nd 2019 - 10:00 AM

If you’re like me, you are increasingly weary of poorly-designed electronic devices that waste your time and try your patience. Common items like car radios and washing machines — previously no brainers to operate — have become so needlessly complex in the digital era that they often leave me scratching my head…

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…