Vorsis Updates VP-8 Software 

This latest version expands the VP-8 from two modes to four modes of operation: FM, AM, FM-HD and AM-HD.

BW Broadcast Ships AM Version of DSPX Mini 

Optimized for AM, the processor includes a four-band AGC and four-band limiter.

Omnia Ships Omnia One Studio Pro 

The four-band processor is suited for studio use or preprocessing.

Omnia Ships Omnia One AM 

The processor features a four-band AM processing architecture; analog, AES3 and Livewire I/O, a universal power input; a Web browser remote interface; and selectable low-pass filters appropriate for NRSC, HD Radio AM, or any ITU installation.

Field Report: Vorsis AP-2000 

The Vorsis AP-2000 is a five-band AGC/compressor and 31-band limiter with specialized algorithms for bass and voice band processing. Its output feeds will accommodate just about any flavor of FM/HD Radio operation.

Izotope Now Shipping ANR-B Adaptive Noise Reduction 

Unveiled at the 2008 NAB Show, the device actively identifies and removes noise from audio feeds.

Clean up the Audio 

Advancement of codec design has allowed lower bit-rates to be employed, and most codecs sound decent at these rates, but they are much more fragile with regards to distortion and susceptible to artifacts.

BW Broadcast Updates Audio Processors 

The DSP Xtreme has a new software version, and two new operating options are available.

Field Report: ATI ADAC-2 

ATI worked with Day Sequerra's engineering department to develop the ADAC-2, a two-channel, 24-bit, 192kHz analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog and sample-rate converter.

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: 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.

Neural Audio Touts Processing at 2007 NAB Radio Show 

Neural Audio demonstrated several technologies at the NAB Radio Show last week.

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.

Sign Off 

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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.

Orban Ships Optimod-DAB 6300 

The Orban Optimod 6300-DAB is now shipping. The 6300 is a multipurpose stereo audio processor for digital radio, digital TV, digital satellite, netcasts, STL protection, audio production and digital mastering.

Orban Adds 16-second Upgrade for Optimod-FM 8500 

Orban has released an upgraded DSP board for the Optimod-FM 8500 that can produce 16.4 seconds of diversity delay for HD Radio installations. The original 8500 hardware produced

Field Report: Air Tools 6200 

Though it is specifically designed with microphone processing in mind, the Clear Channel Chicago group decided that there was no reason the Air Tools 6200 could not be used as a stereo program processor.

Field Report: DBX 286A 

It's a vocal processor, but you won't find controls labeled ratio, hard/soft knee, threshold and hold/release in the compressor section. Still, you will find that it's easy to use.

Sound advice on Processing 

More audio processors are being built with feature sets meant to accommodate the trend of delivering content via data-reduced means.

When the Sound matters 

On-air audio processing involves the science of design and understanding, and the art of knowing how to manipulate the controls.

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Field Report: Bias Soundsoap 2 

Pops, clicks and other noises in recordings can be cleanly eliminated. Bias Soundsoap 2 can show you how.

Processing Surround 

Is there a surround audio processor in your future? Without a doubt, but if you're expecting something like a five-channel version of your current stereo processor, think again.

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