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Bisset Brief: The Little Console Engine that Could

By John Bisset on Jan 31, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Owners of our Element and Fusion consoles are aware of the built-in mic processing features. Well, there’s basic mic processing in our QOR.32 and QOR.16 console engines, used with RAQ, DESQ, Radius, and IQ surfaces, too. I spoke with Telos Alliance Support Engineer Brett Patram recently, who outlined the setup of these parameters.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles, console engines

The Bisset Brief: A Network Butt Set

By John Bisset on Jan 17, 2018 11:45:00 AM

In the days of analog systems, we used a test set called a “butt-in” or simply “butt set” that was commonly used by the phone company. With some serious alligator clips on the test cord ends, you could “butt into” or bridge any audio circuit to monitor the audio...a very useful tool to trace analog signals.

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Topics: john bisset, xSelector, Axia Audio

Axia Helps Johns Hopkins' Remote Learning Students Shine

By Dave Sarkies on Jan 17, 2018 11:25:00 AM

Every now and then, we come across a unique implementation of our gear outside the realm of broadcast. One such installation can be found at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, one of the premier medical schools in the U.S., where the Bloomberg School of Public Health uses four full Axia studios for their online learning program. Dom DeLauney, Online Learning Production Supervisor, explains how an elite medical school came to require four audio studios full of Axia gear.

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Topics: Axia Fusion, Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles

Axia PowerStation / StudioEngine Just Got More Powerful

By Krissy Rushing on Jan 10, 2018 4:49:08 PM

Axia PowerStation and StudioEngine, which can be used with Axia Fusion consoles as a standalone studio solution or as part of a larger IP-audio network, just got more powerful with the release of software update v3.2 for Fusion Console Mix Engines.

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Topics: Axia Fusion, Axia Audio, aoip

Minnesota Public Radio Sticks with Axia for Complete Facility Upgrade

By Krissy Rushing on Jan 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Years ago, Minnesota Public Radio was one of the very first Axia customers, outfitting its entire facility with the popular Axia Element consoles. Over the years, the Element console has seen the facility through thick and thin, so much so, that now—more than a decade later—MPR Chief Engineer Bill Dahlstrom and Director of Engineering and Facilities Tom Nelson decided to stick with Axia for their studio-wide console upgrade, installing Axia Fusion consoles throughout. We sat down with Bill to learn more about his experience and why MPR decided to stick with Axia all these years.
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Topics: Livewire, Axia Audio, Minnesota Public Radio, MPR, Studio Upgrade, AoIP Upgrade

ASBU Meets AoIP in Tunisia

By Krissy Rushing on Dec 13, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Recently, Telos Alliance dealer Decibel installed a brand new Livewire+ AES67 studio for the new Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) training facility at their headquarters in Tunis. Our friend Jean-Pascal tells us about the facility, and the ASBU’s jump to AoIP.

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Topics: Livewire, Axia Audio, Axia Fusion, Omnia.9

Routing Alternate Content the Wright Way

By Tim Wright on Dec 6, 2017 12:25:00 PM

Many stations that carry sports programming—particularly pro sports broadcasts—are likely to be limited by league rules when it comes to streaming game broadcasts due to copyright regulations. As the flagship station for Chicago White Sox baseball and Chicago Bulls basketball, we are one such station here at WLS-AM in Chicago. Due to licensing restrictions of MLB and the NBA, WLS isn’t allowed to stream these teams’ games on their normal internet stream. Instead, alternate programming such as “Best of” editions of local or satellite-delivered shows—usually put together and aired by a producer in the control room—are routed to the internet stream.

To make the routing of the alternate content easier, I devised a solution using Axia Pathfinder. The only requirement is a spare PC capable of running Livewire audio drivers and VLC.

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Topics: Axia Pathfinder, Axia Audio, IP Audio Network Routing & Control

Meet Maciej Szlapka

By Dave Sarkies on Dec 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

It's funny how things work out sometimes. If not for a hometown connection in the broadcast industry, Maciej Szlapka might have never even heard of the Telos Alliance. But when his studies required an international internship, his friend Piotr—a Telos Alliance dealer—recommended him to Steve Church. The rest, as they say, is history, and these days Maciej is approaching 20 years as a Telosian. We sat down with him recently for a review of his experience.

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Topics: Telos Alliance, Axia Audio, aoip

New Consoles in Newcastle

By Dave Sarkies on Nov 15, 2017 1:55:00 PM

Southern Cross Austereo is a major Australian broadcast network consisting of over 100 radio and TV stations across the country. Recently, SCA has made the move to AoIP and Axia at a number of their radio facilities, including moving their Newcastle operation – about two-and-a-half hours north of Sydney – into a new building earlier this year. The Newcastle location features two radio stations, KOFM 102.9 and NXFM Hit 106.9.

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Topics: aoip, Axia Audio, Axia Fusion

KHOWL Intercepts Local Listeners with Livewire

By Dave Sarkies on Nov 1, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Snarl Greywolf is Co-Owner and General Manager at KHOWL (KHWL 98.7), the local rock station in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, about 105 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. KHOWL maintains a big presence in the local community, appearing at just about every event in the area. Live broadcasts are lifeblood, and as a relative newcomer to the area, having operated only about five years, doing so many remotes at local events and getting in front of people is how KHOWL has made a name for itself.

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Topics: Livewire, Axia Audio, Telos Systems

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