Audio Monitoring: Adapting Quickly To Changing Tech

The adoption of software-based platforms over recent years has ushered in a new era for audio monitoring device manufacturers and their customers. One significant benefit is the ability to adapt to changing standards and workflows, which is enabling monitoring product developers to prepare for the transition to wider adoption of immersive audio and, potentially, cloud-based production.

AJA Desktop Software And SDK v16.1 Debut With Native Apple M1 Support

AJA Video Systems has rolled out Desktop Software v16.1 for KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products, alongside AJA SDK v16.1 for Developer Partners. Both releases include native support for the powerful Apple M1 chip, and feature enhancements that optimize audio, broadcast, and production and post workflows, and third-party tools built with AJA Developer Partner solutions. […]

Ocean Way Audio Launches Pro3 Reference Monitor

Ocean Way Audio has released its new Pro3 monitor (nicknamed “Fat Boy”), the latest addition to the company’s high-resolution monitor line. Despite its small size, the new two-way active monitor system delivers a frequency response of 45Hz to 20kHz and 110 dB maximum SPL between channels. Its diminutive footprint makes it a useful nearfield monitor […]

YouTube TV Adds 4K Package, 5.1 Dolby Audio, Other Features Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics

Buenos Aires Studio Finds The Right Mix With Nugen Audio Paragon And Halo Upmix Plug-Ins

Sound and mastering engineer Fernando Richard, mixing engineer Ivan Markovic and sound designer Francisco Bissone recently teamed up to launch Immersive Audio Solutions (IAS) in Argentina. The studio, which focuses on traditional music mixing, film and TV post-production and music recording, is designed to offer immersive sound solutions for a wide array of platforms. A […]

DPA Microphones Adds Søren Høgsberg As Sales And Marketing EVP

DPA Microphones has named Søren Høgsberg executive vice president of sales and marketing, effective immediately. As a former executive with many of Denmark’s leading corporations, Høgsberg will call on his global experiences to lead DPA in strengthening the coordination of its sales and marketing initiatives. “In an effort to further increase DPA’s impact in the global […]

Facebook, Twitter And A Future Of Social That’s Increasingly Audio

When pandemic lockdowns swept the country in Spring 2020, there were concerns that the booming podcast business might take a pause — the dramatic decline in people commuting meant fewer people listening on the go. Podcast downloads did initially decline, 10% between February 25 and March 25, but instead of that decline accelerating, digital audio rebounded, and 2020 catapulted a new generation of social audio companies into prominence.

Calrec Makes Immersive Mixing For Live Broadcast Easy

Calrec, a manufacturer of audio broadcast equipment, is offering a free educational training module for mixing live broadcasts in Dolby Atmos using the Calrec Brio console. The need to train people on how to mix in Dolby Atmos has grown rapidly through increased demand from service providers who want to deliver their live events in Dolby Atmos. These […]

Avid, Dolby Collaborate On Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production Course, Certification

Piccolo Mobile Remote Upgrades To Solid State Logic

Studios Piccolo, a large recording facility in the province of Quebec, upgraded one of its Piccolo Mobile remote production trucks in January with the installation of a Solid State Logic System T networked broadcast audio platform. The truck’s new System T comprises a 48-fader S500m compact and lightweight mobile modular control surface, twin redundant Tempest […]

Telos Alliance Launches Telos Infinity VIP Virtual Intercom Platform

Telos Alliance, a global provider of broadcast audio, has launched Telos Infinity VIP Virtual Intercom Platform.  It says the new platform “delivers sophisticated comms virtually, making cloud-based media production workflows available on any device — smartphone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. Users can even use third-party control devices, like Elgato Stream Deck, to control Telos Infinity […]

Chris Nairn Joins ATG Danmon As Sales Director

ATG Danmon has named Chris Nairn sales director. Reporting to Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger, he joins from Bang & Olufsen Pro AV where he was sales director, strategic enterprise partner program. Nairn began his broadcast industry career at Quantel followed by seven years in sales management roles with Sony Professional Solutions Europe. In 2016 he […]

Dalet AmberFin Receives Performance Boost, Browser-Based Configuration Interface

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, announced key updates to its Dalet AmberFin platform for transcoding. According to Dalet, “significant performance gains and a new browser interface keeps Dalet AmberFin ahead of new industry demands towards higher quality on more devices and more flexible workflows. Built-in support for audio normalization specialists, Emotion Systems, ensures […]

DPA Gear Withstands Rigors Of Space Travel To Capture Audio From Mars

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down on the Red Planet with DPA Microphones along for the historic ride. Outfitted with DPA’s 4006 omnidirectional microphone, MMA-A digital audio interface and MMP-G modular active cable, the rover provided the first sounds from the surface of Mars. After being put through vigorous testing by NASA scientists, the DPA equipment, affixed […]

Dome Productions Selects Calrec Apollo Console For New SMPTE 2110 UHD/HDR IP Truck

Taking advantage of fully redundant fabric, high density links and flexibility for different workflows, Canada-based Dome Productions has unveiled a new all-IP SMPTE 2110 OB mobile unit replete with a Calrec Apollo digital audio console. Called Gateway, the truck is Dome’s first large scale, all IP, UHD/HDR unit and is currently being used for TSN and Rogers SportsNet […]

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TVN Tech | TV Inches Toward Audio Over IP

Television is slowly following radio into the adoption of audio over IP technology, but the transition has been hampered by infrastructure costs, the challenge of preventing audio latency and concerns over standards and security. Above, the University of Miami adopted Dante and AOIP for its live sports production workflows before COVID introduced the need for social distancing.

Scripps Selling Triton Digital To iHeartMedia

The $230 million sale of the audio tech/services provider follows Scripps’ sale of its Stitcher podcast company last October.

Barix Celebrates 20 Years Of Audio Over IP Innovation

IP audio and control pioneer Barix this month celebrates its 20th anniversary. Over two decades, the Swiss company has grown from a control and automation upstart into a globally recognized Audio over IP innovator primarily serving the professional AV, broadcast and security industries, while supporting a variety of vertical markets within each. Barix has shipped nearly one million devices to serve […]

Drop Ship Audio Expands Its Calrec Roster With An Artemis Beam Console

Calrec’s Artemis Beam audio console is proving to be a success for Sean Prickett, owner of broadcast audio engineering company and rental service Drop Ship Audio in Los Angeles. With 340-channel processing paths and Bluefin2 and Hydra2 technologies, the new Artemis console is being used on a popular reality show in its fourth season, installed in a studio with […]

Evertz Acquiring Studer Assets From Harman International

Evertz Technologies Ltd., a global provider of media and entertainment technology solutions, has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Harman International to acquire the Studer brand, technology and related assets. The acquisition is anticipated to close in the first quarter of calendar 2021. “We’re pleased to welcome this iconic audio brand to our Evertz […]

Michael Mueller, Lawo VP Of Sales, Dies At 66

Michael Mueller, vice president of sales at Lawo North America, which designs and manufactures network, control, audio and video technology, died Sept. 26, after what the company said was “a brief, yet severe illness.” The company said he “brought a wealth of experience to his positions as U.S. sales and marketing manager, and later as […]

DHD Announces New Web Apps and Firmware Updates For Audio Mixers, Routers

DHD Audio GmbH announces a major firmware update across its range of broadcast audio mixing consoles, routers and control interfaces. New functions have been integrated to make operation easier, faster and more flexible. Also being introduced are flat table mount versions of the RX2 and SX2 mixers. “Many radio and TV stations rely on our […]

TVU Networks Adds Audio Mixing Feature To Cloud-Based TVU Producer

Based upon extensive customer feedback, TVU Networks has added an audio mixing panel as a feature to its cloud-based TVU Producer multi-camera, cloud production solution. With TVU Producer, novice or experienced video producers can remotely produce multi-camera live events with zero latency — even when using smartphones as production cameras. “Our new Audio Mixing Panel has been a highly requested feature of […]

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Dynacord Introduces MXE5 Matrix Mix Engine

Following the launch of its IPX and TGX amplifiers and SONICUE sound system software, Dynacord adds to its lineup of high-grade professional electronics solutions with a new performance audio matrix. The MXE5 is the first member of the MXE matrix mix engine series. The 24 x 24 crosspoint performance audio matrix offers both routing and […]

Solid State Logic’s Marc DeGeorge Promoted To National Sales Manager, Audio Creation Products

Solid State Logic today appointed Marc DeGeorge to national sales manager, audio creation products. DeGeorge, who was previously U.S. sales and marketing manager, music products, will continue to report to Phil Wagner, SVP. “Marc has been a key part of our sales team for almost a decade, and in his new role he will help […]

BirdDog Announces Dante Support For All Hardware

BirdDog has unveiled a three-pillar strategy to bring audio-over-IP format Dante into its product line-up: Dante will be supported in all existing hardware, including hardware already shipped by way of a $69 software update. This is expected to be available in the second quarter. Dante will be coming soon in BirdDog’s audio intercom software, Comms […]

Interra Systems Offers Lip Sync Solution

Interra Systems, a global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, has introduced Baton LipSync, an automated tool for lip sync detection and verification. Baton LipSync uses machine learning technology and deep neural networks to automatically detect audio and video sync errors. The company says that by using Baton LipSync, broadcasters […]

Ambidio Looking Glass Offered To Sound Editors, Mixers for Free During Pandemic

To help sound editors, mixers and other post-production professionals, who suddenly find themselves working from home, Ambidio is making its immersive sound technology, Ambidio Looking Glass, available for free. Sound pros can use it as a monitoring tool for theatrical and television projects requiring immersive sound. Ambidio Looking Glass produces immersive sound that approximates what […]

CP Communications Appoints Louis A. Borrelli Jr. To Board

CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, has strengthened the business acumen and strategic vision of its advisory board with the appointment of Louis Borrelli Jr., a pioneer in cable television, online media and broadcast production services. Borrelli joins the board immediately, and will work closely with CP Communications CEO […]

Audinate Wins Emmy for Audio-Over-IP Innovation

Audinate, the developer of the audio-visual networking technology Dante, has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its contributions in enabling the production industry’s transition of analog audio and video onto the network. Audinate said that Dante, used in thousands of products from hundreds of manufacturers, “is the de facto standard for modern AV […]

Audinate’s Dante AV Product Design Suite To Ship In 1Q

Audinate, developer of the Dante audio networking technology, today announced that the new Dante AV Product Design Suite (Dante AV PDS) will be shipping in the first quarter to manufacturers who have ordered it to develop AV-over-IP products that employ Dante AV technology. The Dante AV PDS is a complete turnkey recipe allowing OEMs to […]

Wheatstone Showing Virtual TV Audio Console At IBC

New this IBC conference (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) is a virtual TV audio console by Wheatstone designed specifically to complement news production automation workflows. Virtual Dimension Three is a multi-touch virtual console with 64 onscreen faders that seamlessly interfaces into major production automation systems, including those by Ross Video, Grass Valley and Sony. “Automation and […]

Wheatstone’s Flagship IP Audio Console Adds Remote Ui At IBC

New to IBC this year is a remote user interface for Wheatstone’s flagship IP audio console surface, the LXE. LXE, the IP audio console for Wheatstone’s popular WheatNet-IP audio network, broke new ground as the industry’s first re-programmable control surface,the company says, and now adds a multi-touch remote UI for multiple operators sharing board duties during […]

DPA Unveils New Vocal Mic

DPA Microphones has a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 2028 vocal microphone. The company says the 2028 “delivers DPA’s renowned natural sound, which allows all types of vocals to shine. Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications.” […]

RTW Dante-Enabled TouchMonitor TM7, TM9 Now Shipping

RTW focuses on visualizing audio in order to let audio engineers take informed decisions in professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Now, it is possible to also benefit from this valuable visual feedback on Dante audio networks. “It is a great pleasure for us to now offer an audio metering solution that taps […]

Shure Promotes Three To VP Roles

Shure Inc. today promoted three key associates to vice president. Dave Cerra has been named vice president of conferencing in the product development division. He joined Shure as an audio engineer in 1995. During his tenure, Cerra was lead audio developer for many of the company’s wireless products and invented its patented Audio Reference Companding (ARC). He […]

Wheatstone To Show Glass LXE Virtual Console At IBC

New to the IBC conference this year (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) is Wheatstone’s Glass LXE virtual console for its WheatNet-IP audio network. Glass LXE is a multi-touch UI that operates as a standalone virtual console into the WheatNet-IP audio network, a complete IP audio ecosystem of consoles, talent stations, I/O units, accessories and SIP phone […]

Nugen Audio Highlights Loudness Toolkit At IBC

Nugen Audio has been focusing on Netflix compliance. Among the many Netflix-focused solutions is its Loudness Toolkit 2.8, which will be presented at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Pod F.P37. The company will also feature its Halo Upmix solution for stereo to 5.1, 7.1 and 3D upmixing throughout the show. These plug-ins are designed […]

Biamp Buys Community Loudspeakers, Apart Audio

Biamp, a supplier of professional audio and video solutions based in Beaverton, Ore., has acquired Audioprof Group International, parent company of Community Loudspeakers, based in Philadelphia, and Apart Audio, based in Antwerp, Belgium, from 3d Investors of Gent, Belgium. Founded in 1968 by speaker design pioneer Bruce Howze, Community Loudspeakers has a long history of […]