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Saul Levine: Omnia Is the Solution to AM Radio's Woes

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jul 12, 2017 11:30:00 AM

As one of the early believers in FM in the 1950s, Saul Levine is a pioneer in FM broadcasting. And as the owner of Mount Wilson Broadcasting in greater Los Angeles still today, he’s been a major player in the industry for decades.

As an early proponent of FM, when many were skeptical of the new technology, it may seem a little like deja vu all over again for Saul these days – and yet, a bit of a role reversal at the same time – as he fights for a broadcast format many have grown skeptical of – AM.

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Topics: Audio Processing, AM Processing, Omnia.7AM

He's a Jack of all Broadcast Trades... But we Call him Jim

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jul 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At Telos Alliance, a lot of our people have a background in broadcastiing in some form or fashion, whether it be TV or Radio. Jim Kuzman, Senior Content Strategist, is one of those rare birds with experience in both realms of broadcast. Learn about Jim's wealth of experience  in the industry and his career with the Telos Alliance.
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Topics: Audio Processing, Telos Alliance

It’s All About the Audio Tour 2017!!

Posted by Frank Foti on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Recently, I had the pleasure to have lunch with a good friend, Gary Katz. If that name sounds familiar - it should - Gary produced just about all of the albums for a little ol’ musical group you may know… Steely Dan! We were comparing notes about audio in the broadcast field, as well as life in the world of recording and music producing. He expressed how it has always been critical and vital for recording engineers, producers, and even the musicians to ‘hear’ the latest and greatest in technology. This is a practice that is still very common today.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Broadcast Audio Fanatics

Omnia.9sg Sounds Harder in Tilburg

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The city of Tilburg in the Netherlands hosts the biggest fair in the country every year. One of the big draws is pop-up radio station Kermis FM 105.9 that broadcasts for the duration of the fair. Each year several celebrities appear as on-air guests during the fair, attracting listeners and live look-ins from fairgoers alike. Last year, the station wanted its broadcast audio to sound even better for the annual fair broadcast, but without losing audio quality. The solution? The Omnia.9sg Broadcast Stereo Generator.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, omnia.9sg

Meet Warrick Marais: Audio Processing Expert

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jun 21, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Warrick Marais is the new in-house Broadcast Engineer specializing in audio processing with our friends at New Zealand-based AVC Group, a major Telos Alliance dealer across the South Pacific, India, the Middle East, and beyond. Warrick’s background runs the gamut of audio, from audio production in the pro audio arena and film, to audio processing for radio and television, to live performance audio. So when AVC was looking for someone with a high level of expertise in the realm of audio, the range of experience Warrick brings to the table–not to mention his familiarity with AVC from past work–made him the ideal choice.

We sat down with Warrick recently for some insight into his wide-ranging career, and his thoughts on the different aspects of working in the audio industry.

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Topics: Audio Engineering, Audio Processing, Audio Production

Omnia VOLT Hits the Airwaves in Scranton

Posted by Denny Sanders on Jun 14, 2017 12:30:00 PM

By now you've surely heard about VOLT, the new processor from Omnia Audio that shares lineage with the Omnia.11, features Frank Foti's latest clipper, and includes a plethora of features to help your station get amazing sound, all with a slick new one rack unit box. So what do broadcasters have to say about this impressive new processing package? Since becoming one of the first to take VOLT to the airwaves, Entercom Scranton Chief Engineer Ted Alexander, Jr. gave Denny Sanders his personal review.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Broadcast

Clipper Systems, Distortion Cancelling, and Too Many Bands!

Posted by Frank Foti on May 31, 2017 2:26:16 PM

Present-day audio clipping systems all employ methods to control distortion. Of interest is that each of these use a static method to mask harmonic distortion when clipping is active. Intermodulation (IMD), due to added presence and high frequency spectra, has overtaken the problem that once was dominated by harmonic distortion. Suffice it to say, all clipping methods must employ some form of harmonic distortion control, or they will not operate sufficiently enough to generate competitive sounding on-air audio. Modern content now requires additional processing means to reduce induced IMD.

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Topics: Audio Processing, audio clipping, intermodulation

Omnia at 20: Innovate. Disrupt. Repeat.

Posted by Tom Vernon on Apr 11, 2017 4:42:05 PM

“Nothing changes but the changes.” That expression is a good summary of the first 20 years of Omnia Audio. Rather than the linear evolution of a single product line, the history of Omnia is more about bringing new concepts, leading tech, and fresh ideas to the party. Hence, our current slogan – Innovate. Disrupt. Repeat.

The story of Omnia begins in two places at about the same time, one being New York City; the other, Cleveland, Ohio. The year was 1985.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Frank Foti

Telos Alliance Thought Leadership on Display at NAB 2017

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 29, 2017 11:55:00 AM

For more than three decades, the Telos Alliance has led the way for the broadcast industry with an array of groundbreaking products. As an example of how this leadership continues today, Telos Alliance personnel will lead five important sessions on broadcast technology at NAB 2017 next month in Las Vegas.

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Topics: Audio Processing, AES67, aoip

Can I Use You as a Reference?

Posted by Jim Kuzman on Mar 22, 2017 1:40:00 PM

Everyone knows a bad reference can cost you a promotion or a job opportunity, but it can also be the source of frustrating intermittent television audio problems.

The widespread use of embedded SDI signals in lieu of discrete AES I/O makes dealing with clock reference a bit easier since the reference is an inherent part of the SDI bundle, but it doesn’t eliminate clock-related issues altogether.

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Topics: Audio Processing, Linear Acoustic, Television Audio

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