Coding Technologies Releases Kit to Provide Surround to Phones 

Coding Technologies has released a new MPEG surround software development kit (SDK) for embedded platforms to bring surround sound to mobile phones.

A Survey of Surround Sound - Feb 1, 2007 

An extension of the article in February's Insight to IBOC supplement, Editor Chriss Scherer talks to Surround Sound Audio Task Group Co-chairman Steve Fluker about the committee's surround sound paper.

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.

Designing an audio network 

With the explosion in computer networking over the last 10 years, audio equipment manufacturers have taken notice of the new ways in which information (whatever that information consists of) is moved from one point to another.

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Do you spend less time with other media because you're always online?

Fraunhofer Introduces Surround Sound for Internet 

At Midem, a music and gaming convention held in Cannes, France, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits introduced a new MP3 surround streaming module that allows manufacturers to build Web radios featuring 5.1 surround sound.

Neural, THX Collaborate on Surround  

THX and Neural Audio are joining forces to develop and market surround sound technology to content producers and consumer electronics manufacturers.

Eight minutes or less 

When WBAL/WIYY had to design a production kit to cover the Baltimore Ravens, portability was important, but not the key. Time was the constraining factor. In this case, tear-down time had a special motiviation for the station if the crew wanted to catch the ride home.

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Remember the Ampex Disc Spot? This merging of a tape recorder and a phonograph never really took off.

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.

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Do most stations lose listeners during radio commercial breaks? The reality may surprise you.

Implementing Surround 

When WGUC initially made the transition to HD Radio in 2003 it was looking forward to the added benefits it would bring, such as the ability to broadcast 5.1 surround sound. The station is now transmitting surround broadcasts whenever possible.

MPEG Surround Technology Showcased at AES 

Agere Systems, Coding Technologies and Fraunhofer Institute showcased their MPEG Surround audio compression technique at the Audio Engineering Society's 121st show Oct. 6 through Oct. 8.

When technology fuels creativity 

Take the mystery out of choosing a digital audio workstation. One producer looks at the various options and helps weigh the choices for you.

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In honor of Greater Media's 50th birthday, here's a look back at its first years.

KPAM moves forward 

Pamplin's new studios would be extensive: two on-air studios, one control room, one news anchor booth, one full newsroom, one traffic studio, three production studios, one master control and a server room. In the end, the upgrade positions the station to be ready for the challenges of the future.

News/Talk Stations Choose 25-Seven 

Bonneville's WTOP in Washington, DC, Clear Channel's WLW in Cincinnati and WBUR in Boston have chosen 25-Seven's Audio Time Manager (ATM).

Colorado Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Live 5.1 Surround Sound Broadcast 

KVOD, Denver, will broadcast the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's 2006-2007 Masterworks season opening program on Sept. 16 in 5.1 surround sound, using Neural Audio's 5.1 technology for analog and HD Radio.

Complete control 

This national, progressive-entertainment, talk radio network--known for its outspoken personalities--launched in March 2004. There's a lot going on in this facility, and thanks to digital routing, Air America Radio maintains complete control

Field Report: HHB Flash Mic DRM85 

With 1GB of fixed internal memory, the Flash Mic offers six available 16-bit linear PCM or MPEG recording formats ranging from uncompressed 48kHz WAV, to compressed 32kHz MP2.

New and nifty, or tried and true? 

What's the one item in the facility that every on-air and production staff member will have an opinion about? The mic. Some newer offerings are challenging conventional thought and offering new choices for radio.

Field Report: Audio Design Associates HD-Pro 

Radio stations finally have an HD Radio monitor that can be mounted in a rack to interface with the professional equipment within a radio station.

Don't Settle for McRadio 

McRadio that is produced in look-alike radio factories seems to be the norm. Lincoln Financial Group wanted to emphasize what it thinks is not only a unique feel-good experience for listeners and employees, but also a competitive advantage

Field Report: Barix Technology Instreamer, Exstreamer 

Barix manufactures TCP/IP-based network amplified audio products that can be used within local area networks and over the Internet.

Field Report: Sony PCM-D1 

With the introduction of the PCM-D1 solid-state recorder, the radio industry has an entirely new animal on the playing field: a portable flash recorder with high quality microphones as an integral part of the package.

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