Field Report: JK Audio Remote Mix 4 

With the Remote Mix 4, JK Audio has introduced 21st century cell phone and Bluetooth technology to the remote broadcast clique. In this age of wireless-ness, it’s a timely introduction

On-air Telephone Interfaces 

Radio broadcasters rely heavily on their telephones. Whether used for news, interviews, contests, requests or talk radio, the ability to easily manage phones on-air is a long-standing requirement, and that’s unlikely to change

Allen & Heath Shipping Zed-24 USB Mixer 

The stereo mixer features multiple inputs, 10 independent outputs, four aux sends, a USB send and return, a dual stereo input capability and advanced monitoring facilities.

Field Report: Kowa PX-10 

Some devices have a front panel that demands attention. Such is the Kowa PX-10 flash memory audio player. This box simply belongs in the studio; but is the PX-10 more than just eye candy for the control room?

Colorado Public Radio Goes Surround 

When I began evaluating surround technology, I had a number of mandates to fulfill as the technology specialist for CPRN, and its flagship stations, KVOD-FM Denver, and KUSC-FM Los Angeles. CPRN provides 24-hour broadcast programming and Internet streaming for its 60 public radio station network, as well as HD Radio programming distributed through NPR.

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.

New Year's Eve 2007: Jazz Standard 

We spent a few hours talking through how everything would be handled, from power access to running the audio and com (including video) lines from the performance space, through the kitchen and out to the truck.

New Year's Eve 2007: Dakota Jazz Club 

For this presentation by Nachito Herrera, we had three keyboards added at the last minute on a small stage and we were able to work things out.

New Year's Eve 2007: Dazzle Restaurant 

Presenting in surround really makes the experience so much better. Jazz typically lends itself to doing surround, because you generally have a real audience and real musicians. It is not heavily post-produced.

Remotes via IP 

In the January Trends in Technology I discussed the difference between TDM and IP in the context of a station's STL system. I asserted that with a LAN

New Year's Eve 2007: San Francisco 

You can't capture everything, but you want to hear almost all the details you can possibly put into it. What you end up doing is filling holes. When something falls out of the mix, you find it and grab it. If something pops up you grab that, too.

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.

New Year's Eve 2007: Berklee College of Music 

We spent a few hours talking through how everything would be handled, from power access to running the audio and com (including video) lines from the performance space, through the kitchen and out to the truck.

Neural-THX Surround Used for Super Bowl XLII Broadcasts 

Some Super Bowl TV viewers with a Neural surround decoder will be treated to a new audio experience at this year's Super Bowl.

Axia, TAB present IP University in Nashville 

Axia Audio's IP University, which debuted at the 2007 NAB Radio Show, is designed specifically for broadcast engineers who want to familiarize themselves with IP audio networks.

Neural Audio, Voice Age Release Low Bit-rate Codec with Surround 

Neural Audio and codec developer Voice Age have released Neural-AMR-WB+ upgraded with Neural-THX Surround.

Neural-THX 7.1 Comes to Video Games 

THX, Neural Audio and Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, announced that Prototype, a first-person shooter game, will be the first video game to feature Neural-THX Surround.

A break from Tradition: Using IP for an STL 

A station's studio to transmitter link (STL) is an integral part of its mission-critical transmission system, linking the site that generates the program material to the transmitter location itself. As such, the quality and reliability of STL equipment has always been of paramount importance. One critical aspect of an STL system has historically been lack of contention in its use.

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.

WNEM Integrates Netia and Wideorbit 

The system integration allows Netia users to access Wideorbit traffic logs from within the Radio-Assist planning tools.

Blue Microphones Snowflake 

Portable USB microphone

Surround Live 5 Workshop Planned for AES Convention 

Neural Audio, Harris, Sennheiser, Digico, Dolby, Timax and Beyerdynamic will sponsor the highly popular surround workshop...

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