The microphone is an ever-present staple of any trade show and one that is unlikely to fire visitors up with enthusiasm in the same way as digital. IP-connected mixing consoles or 4k/HDR cameras and displays. But the latest batch of new products at IBC illustrated that although the basic concept of the mic has not changed substantially over the years, it is keeping up with the needs of modern production, including smartphone-based reporting, camcorder shooting, digital connectivity and spatial sound for virtual reality.
AES67 audio networking was a hot topic at IBC. To help readers better understand the technology, The Broadcast Bridge has released a 3-part series written by Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager and Evangelist for RAVENNA technology. If your work touches audio, read this series. Part 2 in the package is highlighted below.
As audiences become more selective in their viewing habits, broadcasters and service providers must adapt. One way to meet the needs of this changing audience is through customized advertising. Fortunately, ad insertion technology is becoming more prevalent and smarter. Learn more about this solution in the article below.
As it has for previous projects, Dome Productions, based in Canada, has selected audio monitoring solutions from Wohler Technologies to complete an end-to-end 4K UHD workflow on board its latest mobile production truck
When many of us started in TV, audio was considered “the noise that accompanies the picture.” Times have certainly changed and audio is an increasingly critical component in creating an entertainment “environment.” Doing so from the audio side requires new skills and techniques. Here are two excellent resources to help you build an effective digital audio network in your facility.
Midco Sports Network (MidcoSN), an emerging regional sports network covering high school and college sports across the Midwest, has become the first North American customer of Calrec Audio’s new RP1 remote audio production system. Used in tandem with a Calrec Brio audio console, this configuration will bring the cost savings and efficiencies of centralized production to MidcoSN, a regional cable provider serving subscribers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and soon into Lawrence, Kansas.
Sessions in the IBC Big Screen Auditorium got off to a fine start on the first day of the show with Kraftwerk demonstrating the potential of immersive audio for enhancing the viewing experience and creating an all-encompassing environment. Sadly the Teutonic electronica pioneers were not at the RAI in person but their 3D concert film illustrated the power of Dolby’s Atmos spatial surround sound format.
In the nearly 50 years that Clear-Com has been in the intercom business, every working product that it has ever sold can be adapted to the latest global internet technology. That means these intercoms can be expanded to connect with the nearly one billion internet telephones and walkie-talkies and millions more mobile iOS and Android devices.
Classical music has long been a catch-all term for the works of great composers and orchestral music in general. But it now encompasses modern, often minimalist and more experimental compositions. Both rely on microphones for recording and live concerts, illustrated by traditional lyric tenor Nicholas Phan and the more left-field Wordless Music Orchestra using a variety of DPA models.
Riedel is best known for its expertise in intercoms, but in the last decade the company has diversified into media networks with the MediorNet products. The company’s products are found at prestigious events from Formula One motor racing to the Eurovision Song Contest, provided as a service, or sold to broadcasters and mobile fleets. The Broadcast Bridge spoke to CEO Thomas Riedel for a preview of IBC2017 product launches, and to hear his vision for the future direction of the company.