Listeners are more familiar with the sound of the human voice than anything else, and with a little effort and the right mic, an announcer can sound like he is right there. Tried and true mics work, but there are plenty of new possibilities.
Stations are experimenting with a variety of ways to broadcast surround sound over the air, which could be a significant driver for the acceptance of HD Radio.
On-air audio processing involves the science of design and understanding, and the art of knowing how to manipulate the controls.
Ten years and more than 150 affiliates later, we look at the next generation Bob and Tom Show studio. It's brand new and immense, but no one has the guts to say it will be big enough.
Digital music sales dominated the first half of 2005, while CD and DVD sales continue to slowly drop.
KCUR views its Airtools 6100 profanity delay as insurance.
The digital profanity delay has come a long way since its introduction so many years ago. Their usage has increased as well because of slips during broadcast events.
The topic of surround sound has grow from a small topic to one of prominence at radio and audio engineering conferences.
Cumulus' new nine-studio location was to be built in four months. While this sounds like a reasonable amount of time, it's important to know that the building itself would not be built for another month.
The patch bay once ruled supreme, but this is true no more.
Built to be rugged, the Mosaic provides a traditional console look to the flexibility of control from the Logitek Audio Engine.
Useful items to simplify remotes.
Handy gadgets for production on the go.
Custom-built consoles were once the norm.
This modular audio control surface has a low profile and functions with three major components: the control surface, an electronics frame and a power supply.
Portable audio entertainment comes full circle when flash memory meets the audio tube.
While the standard defines the basic operation of the trasnmission system, the enhanced functions of data, surround sound and multicast operation have yet to be fully defined.
The BCM 705 is a dynamic microphone -- the first ever built with the Neumann name. How does it perform for on-air use?
A high-quality mic sound is important, and the use of a separate preamp is common in most installations, but the mic preamp must perform its function without unwanted coloration or distortion. We put the Great River MEQ-1NV to the test.
When Chris Wygal joined WRVL, his goals were to improve the home-crowd ambience, put a pre-game crew on the concourse of the stadium, make the station's sideline reports easy to hook up and get the game in stereo back to the station. But how was he going do this with a budget that left little room for sports broadcasting?
After 79 years on the 23rd floor of its Times Square location, it was time for WOR to move its operations.
Who were the top 10 radio station owners in regard to revenue in 2004, and how does each rate with regard to individual station revenues?
How do you most often listen to music?
In case you haven't heard of the new kid on the block, Heil Sound has been making microphones and accessories for the communications and amateur radio market for a number of years.
On an unseasonably warm and sunny New England day, the Comrex engineering team set forth boldly to test BRIC on as many publicly available hotspots as possible.
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