When it comes to winning on the air and via streaming, your broadcast audio processor needs to do one thing, and do it really, really well: Make your station sound incredible. It doesn't matter how many bells and whistles your audio processor has, in the end, your listeners don't care about anything but the quality of your content. That means more than simply creating compelling programming. It is about allowing that content to sounds its absolute best. Crisper, clearer, cleaner, and louder, with less distortion and listener fatigue. So how do you accomplish that? With Omnia, of course.Read More
“Some broadcasters aren’t paying enough attention to their streams,” says David Bialik, Director of Stream Operations for Entercom. “Broadcasters want to make a product advertisers want to sponsor, so delivering a quality product with quality audio is a must. We want to make sure the listener does not want to change the stream, or even adjust the volume for that matter.”
How to achieve this? David, who’s something of a streaming audio authority, having worked on a variety of streaming projects over the years, suggests the Telos Z/IPStream R/2.Read More
Whether the medium is radio, TV, studio recording, live sound, or amateur radio, nearly all audio is captured with a microphone. But which mic is appropriate for any given sound capture situation? Michelle Levitt of Heil Sound is here to highlight different mic technologies, and explain some characteristics to observe when choosing right mic for the job.Read More
Telos Alliance invented AoIP for broadcast in 2003 when we introduced Livewire, which has since become the foundation for our Axia brand, and today, broadcasters across the globe use Axia products, powered by Livewire, in thousands of AoIP studios worldwide.
Broadcasters are now beginning to understand the benefit of the AES67 interoperability standard (based largely on our Livewire protocol), which is to help them proceed confidently into the future of broadcast using AoIP as a backbone. With AoIP infrastructure and AES67, equipment from multiple manufacturers is interoperable. Clearly, now is the time to engage AoIP at all levels of your broadcast workflow.Read More
Telos’ invention of AoIP almost 15 years ago has brought with it some amazing changes to broadcast engineering. In addition to simplified installation and the end of punching down long wiring runs, AoIP has brought a new look at the STL, or Studio-Transmitter Link.Read More
Hawai’i’s newest FM station has 40 owners, and isn’t on the air yet. The call sign is KHKU-FM and we’re in Lihu’e on the island of Kaua’i building the studio now. We’re talking with co-owners Joey Cummings, Larry Fuss, Mark Jensen, and Fletcher Ford as we put together the studio and rack room.Read More
One of my most memorable observations in television engineering came at the end of a rather lengthy telephone call a couple of years ago that involved helping a customer with an unusually complex requirement who said, “I remember when the audio was the easy part!”
Indeed, the days when the mere presence of sound on the aural carrier qualified as a thorough QC of the audio chain are long gone. The transition from analog to digital elevated television audio to something with which TV engineers had to make friends, and if they didn’t reach out to embrace it on their own, regulations like the CALM Act forced them to shake hands.
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Live from NAB 2018! Some of the hot topics at NAB this year: A microphone war story with Michelle Levitt, Frank Foti with the Chairman’s view, Will Mashione on efficient Local radio, Alex Hartman talking about the future of touchscreens, and a wireless broadband alternative with John Bohn.Read More
The Association of Public Radio Engineers hold their conference each year, just before the big NAB Show in Las Vegas. It’s called the Public Radio Engineering Conference (PREC). The PREC is a terrific opportunity for engineers to learn the latest tech, brush up on fundamentals, and get some hands-on experience during the Night Owl session.Read More
When it comes to getting listeners to tune in all day long, great sound is what matters most. But with technology moving at breakneck speed, hardware can become outdated quickly, with many manufacturers requiring you to purchase a whole new processor once technology is improved, quickly rendering their own products obsolete. Omnia engineers are always looking for ways to supercharge their processors with improvements and features that benefit all users. Instead of making customers buy a whole new processor, Omnia offers free and low-cost software upgrades, actually making customers’ machines better over time, paying dividends on customers’ investment in Omnia processors.
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