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Frank's Magical Mystery Tour of Abbey Road

By Frank Foti on Oct 4, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Have you ever experienced something surreal? Recently, I had reason to visit and work at Abbey Road Studio in London, and it still seems surreal!! My colleague Jayson Tomlin, Gary Katz (producer of Steely Dan), and myself were there to do testing and evaluation of some new technologies we’ve been working on for broadcast and consumer applications.

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Topics: Audio Engineering, Abbey Road, Telos Allilance

Meet Warrick Marais: Audio Processing Expert

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

Meet Tom Nielsen: Studio Geek and Proud of it!

By Dave Sarkies on May 23, 2017 11:57:14 AM

It hasn't quite been two years since Minnetonka Audio joined the Telos Alliance, but in that time we've come to learn that our colleagues in the Land of 10,000 Lakes really have a passion for audio, and the term "audio geek" or "studio geek" are taken as compliments. This holds true for the most recent addition to the Minnetonka team as well, Technical Support Representative Tom Nielsen. We sat down with Tom find out what makes the newest on-staff audiofile tick.

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Topics: Audio Engineering, Audio Production, Minnetonka Audio

TWiRT 336 - Hands-On AES67 with Patrick Killianey

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Feb 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Perhaps you’ve heard of AES67 for IP-Audio. It allows cross-connection of different, competing AoIP standards like Ravenna, Dante, and Livewire+. But until you actually try connecting audio devices together, AES67 is just a standard on paper. IP-Audio expert, Patrick Killianey from Yamaha Pro Audio is here to explain real-world AES67 from our recent technology demo


Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist 

Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting


Patrick Killianey, Network Systems Applications Engineer - Yamaha Pro Audio

Show Links:

Introduction to AES67 - Full Technology Demo [YouTube video]

Networking Fundamentals for AoIP - 6-part course [YouTube video]

Media Networking Alliance - Videos and Presentations


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Topics: Audio Engineering, AES67, Audio over IP

Masterful Audio

By Clark Novak on Mar 21, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Omnia's Corny Gould puts it down in print

When you work with a bunch of really smart guys, you tend to forget sometimes just how respected they are.And then, you get a little reminder -- like this one.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Technology, Audio Engineering

As ISDN is Slowly Phased Out, IP Audio Emerges

By Dave Sarkies on Mar 12, 2014 6:03:00 PM

Voice Actor Barry Zate writes: “I am a user of the Telos Xstream. I love it. But [my ISP] is working hard at ditching ISDN [and] I am paying $360 a month. I am wondering if Telos has talked with [ISPs] about ISDN… I am wondering if they could offer ISDN to save the service.

Are you working on promoting the Z/IP product? It sounds like a solid alternative. ISDN is just dying here. HELP!”

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Topics: IP Audio Codecs & Transceivers, Audio Engineering, ISDN

Easy Connections for Non-Networked Audio Gear

By John Bisset on Mar 1, 2014 10:01:00 AM

As engineers exchange the world of single- and two-pair shielded cable for CAT5/6, finding a simpler way to interconnect non-networked gear becomes more important. Of course, you can buy adaptor cables pre-made, but what do you do with the excess cable?

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Topics: Audio Technology, Audio Engineering

Audio over IP Interoperability: Made Possible by The Telos Alliance

By Dave Sarkies on Feb 20, 2014 10:28:00 AM

AES logoThe AES67 standard published in September is the first audio engineering standard to address interoperability. But why is it important? And what does it say?

AES67 is important because for years, the industry wanted a standard to address interoperability, and now, it has one. The emphasis on interoperability is important as it’s been a longstanding concern of audio engineering professionals as new technologies continue to develop.

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Topics: IP Audio Codecs & Transceivers, Axia Audio, Audio Engineering

It’s High-Octane Audio for Motor Racing Network

By Tom Vernon on Feb 20, 2014 9:23:00 AM

Motor Racing NetworkAs the “Voice of NASCAR,” the Motor Racing Network (MRN) is the principal radio broadcasting operation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. They’ve got more than a few victory laps in their record books: Since MRN’s first broadcast – the 1970 Daytona 500 – they’ve aired hundreds, if not thousands of races. And not just the premiere events of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - but the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races as well.

Doug Watson is the Chief Engineer for MRN, and he and his crew make the technical end of the broadcasts happen. Up until last year, MRN used two large trailers and one smaller trailer with analog equipment, but Doug decided it was time to modernize the operations.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Telos Systems, Audio Engineering, Audio Processing

VO Studio Audio Engineering

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Nov 23, 2013 10:04:00 PM

Join us for a fascinating discussion on voice over tips with Audio Engineer George Whittam.

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Topics: Audio Engineering


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