Field Report: Day Sequerra M2.2R 

Day Sequerra has updated its M2.0 HD modulation monitor, adding some nice and very useful features. I first reviewed the original M2.0 in Radio magazine in May 2006, and the new M2.2R model is an attractive piece of test equipment that will likely go in your facility where it can be seen by you and others.

Field Report: Denon DN-C640 

The Denon DN-C640 is a true professional CD player and the network functionality adds to the experience. The response on playback is tremendous. It took less than a half-hour to have the unit up and running on the network and most configurations were done without using the manual. Intuitive design and user functionality make this CD player a useful tool in any broadcast facility.

Field Report: Adobe Audition 3.0 

Obviously, Audition 3 is far from lacking when it comes to creating top-quality audio. Whether a musician, voice-over artist or radio producer, Audition 3 is pushing the envelope by expanding creative possibilities, making affordable features efficient and available.

Field Report: Burk Watchband 

Watchband more than exceeded the expectations of Nasau Vermont: Not only can all 14 stations be monitored from one location, but the group can also monitor all the stations plus its competition from any location that has network access.

Field Report: Mackie 642-VLZ3 

The big differences with the 1642-VLZ3 are the mic preamps and the EQ sections on the console. Mackie totally redesigned the mic preamps for this line.

Field Report: Ikey-Audio Ikey Plus 

Portable recorders are abundant now, and the various models have a range of features and options to suit any need. So what's different about the Ikey Plus? The first difference is that it's priced much lower than any recorder capable of recording high-quality audio files. The low price comes with some sacrifices in features, but it still could find a suitable use in your facility.

Field Report: Unlimi-Tech File Catalyst 2.0 

File Catalyst 2.0 is a software-based application that uses UDP to transfer files and data more reliably than basic FTP. The File Catalyst server and client system compresses data to reduce payloads and maximize bandwidth.

Field Report: Neustar SW4.0 

It became clear that by using the Neustar software directly on the HD Radio Importer we could maximize our multicasting capabilities beyond the two channels available using dedicated hardware.

Field Report: Rivendell automation 

Formerly a product of Salem Radio Labs (a division of Salem Communications), Rivendell is now available to the general public under the GNU General Public License.

Field Report: Netia Radio-Assist 

In addition to the functionality, reliability, simple pricing structure and knowledgeable Netia staff, the ease of administration of this system is amazing.

Field Report: Yellowtec Mika 

Searching the Internet turned up a radical new design: Mika by Yellowtec in Germany. This is exactly what Gary Wachter had been searching for and more.

Field Report: Wheatstone Bridge 

The Wheatstone Bridge is built around card-configurable frames that can sample any combination of analog or digital audio sources and interface with logic control sources.

Field Report: Sangean HDT-1 

Device operation is simple, and the Sangean HDT-1 displays lots of information.

Field Report: Whirlwind AES Qbox 

When a station changes to AES3 or S/PDIF digital audio, the availability of easy-to-use, rugged and portable test equipment declines greatly.

Field Report: Henry Engineering Studio Drive 

The Studio Drive's built-in mic preamp had plenty of gain, low apparent noise and no audible headroom issues.

Field Report: Wideorbit Traffic 

Revenue reporting is a significant feature of any traffic software package, and especially in this software.

Field Report: Samson Technologies Zoom H4 

The Samson Zoom H4 portable recorder looks like something out of Men In Black but it’s an exceptionally versatile portable recording device.

Field Report: Soundtech Lightsnake 

This cable is an easy answer to a common cable question: What if you only need to provide a single mic input?

Field Report: Aphex Model 230 

It was time for KSON and KIFM in San Diego to embrace the digital age of HD Radio. But it needed new, simple microphone processing that meshed with the new digital console and air chain.

Field Report: AEQ PAW 120 

American broadcasters may not be as familiar with equipment made by Madrid-based AEQ as other broadcast brands, but the designer and manufacturer of radio equipment has an extensive track record of major studio installations elsewhere.

Field Report: Edirol UA-1EX 

Sometimes a mistake can result in the purchase of a really neat product. In this case, WRVL found a better audio to computer interface.

Field Report: Audemat-Aztec Goldeneagle FM/HD 

With HD Radio, stations at minimum need to monitor the main channel audio. But there's also multicasting, PAD and funny initials like DAAI and QI that tell volumes about the signal. The big question is how to acquire all of that data.

Field Report: Edirol UA-1EX 

Sometimes a mistake can result in the purchase of a really neat product. Such is the case when Victory FM (home of the Liberty University Flames Sports

Field Report: Salem Radio Labs Call Commander 

Call screening software is critical to any talk station's operation. Finding a system that be configured to the station's needs is important, and the ability to try it before you buy it can help the selection process. Because the Call Commander software from Salem Radio Labs is free, trying it out is as simple as finding enough time to download and install it.

Field Report: Burk GSC3000 

Burk's GSC3000 combines all aspects of remote facilities management.

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