Most Popular Articles
2004 Product Source - # through A
Audio Time Manager: ATM allows users to delay the start of live programs and shorten their duration, in real-time, to accommodate the unexpected or create additional availabilities on an on-going basis. Its time compression technology is clean so that users can conservatively add about three minutes per hour to a schedule. Depending on the program source, users can more than double that and still maintain acceptable broadcast spoken language quality. The scheduler does not remove important content, change pitch, damage inflection or create artifacts.
Pre-fab sound enclosures
Modular Studios: With isolated floors and silenced ventilation, the room's interior acoustics can be tuned using non-parallel walls, canted windows, bass traps and wall treatments. Acoustic Systems has created a hybrid line of modularly constructed sound isolating rooms that accommodate all the attractive relocation and pricing options of modular construction, while providing the level of finish normally associated only with conventional construction techniques.
Audio file converter
Audio Converter Pro: Besides offering a 32-bit audio engine, this converter also has the following features: converts freely between MP3, WMA, WAV and OGG; converts to and from higher sampling rates and bit depths up to 192kHz, 24 and 32 bit; converts songs directly off a CD by right-clicking on a CD track or CDA file; and automatically tags the new files via freeDB.
1014 Acoustikit: This kit contains 24 Cutting Wedge 2-inch Classic 1' x 1', six Cutting Wedge 2-inch Classic 2' x 2', two Bermuda Triangle Traps 2' x 1', and two Art Diffusor - Model F 2' x 2'. Also included with the package are installation instructions and room layouts. The designs, created by a professional acoustician, illustrate placement of materials for different listening positions. This kit provides all of the basic elements necessary to treat a room with dimensions up to 10 feet by 14 feet. The kid includes enough acoustical treatment for desktop music production or a small mixing room.
Audio editing software
Audition 1.5: Adobe has released version 1.5 of its audio editing software. The first revision since the product was taken under the Adobe name, new features of the software include integrated CD burning, pitch correction, automatic click/pop elimination and the ability to save custom keyboard shortcuts. In addition, new sample sessions are included to assist users in getting started with the program. Royalty-free loops allow the creation of custom audio tracks. Other updates include: Rewire support, VST plug-in support, frequency space editing, enhanced support for video, clip time stretching and flexible envelope scaling.
Audio switching router
BC 2000 D Router: More than an audio switching router, this unit allows centralized or decentralized audio management, the link and communications of all studios and as many as 2,048x2,048 channels with no limitation of simultaneous connections. The unit offers a decentralized system linked by MADI connections between all the sub-racks. It handles digital, analog and microphone inputs and outputs, as well as non-audio signals such as Dolby E and MPEG. Its signal processing capability includes mixing, equalizations, filters, compression, expansion, limiting, reverb and delay. This product can be configured to be totally redundant, and it has automatic error correction capability, plus remote diagnostic and remote repair abilities. It may be used as an intercom router using dedicated panels.
C414-XL II, C414-XLS: This mic's proportions have been optimized, straight lines have been replaced with sweeping curves, and flat areas now have with gently rounded surfaces. The mic is slightly bigger than its predecessors. The rounded edges also reduce unwanted reflections. A fifth polar pattern has been added to the original set of four selectable patterns: cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight, omni and now wide cardioid. All switch positions, microphone output overload, and power on/off status are indicated by LEDs. A capsule shock mount minimizes handling and stand-transmitted noise. Other features include sensitivity tolerance of +/-0.5 percent, sensitivity of 6dB and low self-noise. The XL II features a transformer output.
Multimix 12R: This 12-channel mixer occupies 3RU and offers eight high-gain mic/line inputs with phantom power, two stereo balanced ¼" line inputs and two aux sends, stereo aux return, 8¼" inserts and two-track stereo RCA in and out. The mixer provides separate ¼" balanced main and monitor outs and front-panel headphone out. Pan control, peak indicator and a 60mm fader on each channel are also features. Other specifications include a frequency response of 20Hz to 50kHz +/-0.5dB; a dynamic range of 108dB; distortion less than 0.005 percent; and a maximum gain of 70dB with 24dB headroom. It is powered by 120Vac. Its dimensions are 5.25"H x 19"W x 4.25"D and it weighs 8lbs.
Anchor Rail Adapters: This adapter snaps into common strut or anchor rail systems for a secure, neat mounting of coaxial cable runs on any support structure. The adapters clamp into the rail, providing a secure platform to accept all common snap-in hangers. Once snap-in hangers are installed, runs of coaxial cable can be mounted on communications towers, making the most of the often-limited space on these structures. These one-size, self-contained, stainless steel adapters replace spring nuts, square washers, hardware and standard hangers in use today. No tools are required for installation. Adapters can be used for horizontal or vertical cable runs and produce neatly aligned cable installations on large poles, smokestacks, rooftops, walls or any support structure indoors or outdoors.
Digital audio splitter
148: Designed to feed the same digital audio signal to multiple inputs, the 1/2 rack unit can split eight channels (four pairs) of digital audio into 32 channels (16 pair) through the use of 15-pin D sub connectors. This product can be mounted in a rack alone or in pairs with the Aphex Model 44-008SA Rack Kit. The splitter incorporates 20dB of saturated gain to square up the input signal and can be internally configured for 110 ohm balanced or 75 ohm unbalanced operation. Features of this splitter include one DB15 male input connector (four AES3 stereo inputs), four DB15 female output connectors (four AES3 stereo outputs on each), sample rates to 192kHz and an internal power supply.
Analog STL system
X Link STL system: Replacing the FML 10 system, this transmitter and receiver features microprocessor control that evolves the FML10 to a user-friendly menu driven system. Frequency, power output, signal strength and all metered parameters are available on the front panel LCD display and via remote control. The system's receiver is more sensitive making it useful for long STL paths. This system interfaces easily with Armstrong's two and four channel digital converters to allow a station to add digital audio to the analog platform. The transmitter and receiver operate on 24Vdc, 110Vac or 220Vac.
Stand-alone automation system
Champion: This on-air workstation combines the company's Digilink Xtreme software and the the Champ-6 workstation hardware. It features an embedded PC and audio playback system in a fanless unit. The system offers four built-in stereo sound cards with play and record, analog and digital audio I/O and logic control for all four audio channels. It is Windows XP OS compatible with built-in networking for audio and schedule interfacing.
Radius-XP: This studio furniture line is engineered for studio decors where non-wood trims are a design goal. Available in several colors, this furniture will complement any size market application. The modular design enables the furniture to be ordered in almost any configuration. The furniture features all plastic surfaces and the tabletops are plastic laminates. The tabletop equipment rack pod offers a heat vent and rear access. All the tabletops and other panels are laminated on both sides to reduce warping. Thermofused polylaminate side panels cannot delaminate and are scratch and wear resistant.
RF signal monitor
Navigator 100, Navigator 1000: These monitors offer DSP technology, a front panel LED display (10 characters) and navigation interface, an RS232 serial link and antenna or MPX input/MPX output. The 100 FM features a GPS receiver, removable flash card for measurement and a loudspeaker. The Navigator 1000 is the same version as Navigator 100 without GPS. It is useful for monitoring an RBDS subcarrier and decoding RBDS data.
Audio Processing Technology
Worldnet Oslo and Worldnet Ohio: These codecs deliver low delay audio over T1, E1, TCP/IP and ISDN networks. Unique to the Worldnet Oslo is the ability to network WAN/LANs over synchronous circuits, in addition to simultaneously sending audio over the same circuit. This feature will help broadcasters who are attempting to network remote stations within a radio group.
Digital series console
D-4000: This D series console features a new look with a stainless steel meter bridge and wrist rest, composite fused finish end caps and new work surface graphics. Other features include a large phone-in capacity (as many as four callers), easy installation and accessories such as remote switches, router control modules and multi-line phone panels. The console offers a hot-swap design, four stereo mix busses, six pointer-style true VU meters and 24-bit A/D conversion on analog inputs.
Phone editing system
Vox Pro PC 3.3: This update revises Vox Pro PC's internal database format, allowing for gain increase of selected audio for one or both tracks. It includes a resizable interface, from minimal to full-screen, and it is compatible with virtually all sound cards (not WDM dependant). It supports mouse click and drag audio highlighting, MP3 import and export of multiple files, streamlined administrative features and faster access to folders containing thousands of files. Other feature upgrades include the ability to display all master recordings in the current users' account; gain control volume adjustments in 1dB increments for a maximum of +/-24dB on either or both channels; stretch, shrink or maximize the Vox Pro PC screen to fit any size monitor; and import and export MP3 files using LAME encoder/decoder. Users have four customizable, default settings for advanced options.
ASI5000: There are initially three products in this series. The ASI5044 provides four stereo inputs and outputs in balanced analog and AES/EBU digital formats. A digital-only version, the ASI5041, has four AES/EBU inputs and outputs and the ASI5042 has balanced analog I/O only. With the ASI5042 and ASI5044, the analog interface is balanced and uses 24-bit over sampling converters that support sample rates from 32 to 192kHz. Low noise analog circuitry delivers more than 100dB of dynamic range with THD+N better than 0.002 percent. The transformer coupled AES/EBU interface on the ASI5041 and ASI5044 can operate at rates from 32kHz to 192kHz. The card's sample clock can be synchronized to any of the four AES/EBU inputs. A 200MHz on-board DSP provides 12 play streams and eight record streams coupled to a mixer that allows any play stream or physical input to be mixed to any physical output or routed to any record stream.
Modular audio console
Pacemaker II Model PM228: This model features a modern styling and color with wood end trim, an exclusive bimodular concept, all DC control, and screw-type plug-in connectors. Uses similar switches and the same Penny and Giles pots as the original Pacemaker. It features up to 60 stereo inputs. The modular design allows it to be added to when expansion is needed. Modules are easy to install and change after installation.
Music scheduling software
Musicmaster for Windows: Musicmaster for Windows features a user-defined database that can be customized to meet a user's exact needs for fields of information. Each installation becomes unique for its own application. Infinitely scaleable rules allow the system to think more like a music programmer to find the best possible song. The system integrates with virtually all automation and traffic systems. The program is offered on a buy-out basis, with no long-term lease.
Ethernet audio interface
AES/EBU Node: The AES/EBU Node provides eight stereo AES3 inputs and eight stereo AES3 outputs in a 1RU device. It includes its own power supply. The Livewire-enabled Ethernet port connects the AES/EBU Node to an Ethernet media network. A built-in Web server enables remote configuration and control via a standard Web browser. The interface also contains a dot-matrix front-panel display. When used with an Analog Audio Node, the AES/EBU Node can be used as an A-to-D/D-to-A converters. By connecting four EAS/EBU Nodes to an Ethernet switch, a 32x32 stereo digital routing switcher is created.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
When Northern Community Radio set out to build a new community radio station in rural northern Minnesota 38 years ago, naysayers said that it would be broadcasting “only to a bunch of gophers
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the July Issue
- Trends in Technology: Robust IP STL
- LPFM on The March
- RF Engineering: Modern Modulation Techniques
- Field Report: Tascam TH-2000 Headphones
- Battery Maintenance: Testing and Charging