Cornelius Gould, Geoff Steadman, and Rob Dye sound off on creating the world’s best-sounding 1RU broadcast audio processor, the newly released Omnia VOLT.
Omnia VOLT is a 1RU processor like Omnia ONE. What is the difference between the two?
VOLT shares some technology with the ONE, including some time-tested circuit design including I/O hardened for harsh environments. That's where the similarity ends. VOLT’s new software framework represents a major step forward from the ONE in terms of sound, functionality, and value. VOLT has capabilities we just could not fit in the ONE, like a fifth-band AGC, interactive crossovers, Stereo Enhancer, patch points for watermarking, HTML-5 GUI, and our new QuickTweak system; the list goes on. VOLT will take over as our main 1RU processor offering, and maintains the price point of the ONE. The ONE is a great act to follow. With more than 13,000 units installed, it is the best-selling audio processor ever made, and we’ll continue to sell it for some time. VOLT carries on that rugged, built-like-a-tank tradition. Omnia fans are going to love it, and others will be won over.Read More
By now you've surely heard about VOLT, the new processor from Omnia Audio that shares lineage with the Omnia.11, features Omnia founder 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 us his personal review.Read More
As owner of two radio stations in the small but crowded Northwest Pennsylvania radio market, how his stations sound is very important to Joe Vilkie. Turns out Joe is a big fan of the new Omnia VOLT audio processor. We talk with Joe about how he entered the ranks of radio station owners, and what it is he loves about the VOLT.Read More
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
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.
Since its initial release, Omnia and our audio processing powerhouse Hans van Zutphen have been working hard to make OmniaSST, the software package that transforms your PC into a powerful audio processor, even more robust. Now we're ready to release the exciting upgrades included in v8.53, the latest version.Read More
On the air for more than 25 years, CISM (broadcasting in French) specializes in cutting edge music and elements of Montreal's creative culture. The transmitting antenna is located on top of Mount Royal and covers about a 50-mile radius which includes Montreal, Laval, the South Shore, and the North Shore with 10,000 watts of power and a potential audience of over 4 million people. Each week, the station broadcasts 70 different programs featuring nearly 100 radio hosts.
Recently we sat discussed the sound of the station with CISM's Gabriel Meunier, and how he achieves just the right sound for music on the cutting edge with OmniaSST.
Having been at Telos for over 17 years (and in the Pro Audio industry for 10 years prior to that), I have had much experience with Customer Support. People frequently ask me, “What is the best way to get support from a vendor?”Read More
Recently we’ve heard from a number of AM broadcasters raving about the Omnia.7AM. One of them, legendary broadcast Saul Levine, even went so far as to hail the 7AM as a key to AM revitalization.
Another fan of the Omnia.7AM is Dave Kolesar, Program Director of freeform music station WWFD The Gamut in Frederick, Maryland. The Gamut originates as an HD subchannel of WTOP in Washington, where Dave is also a Broadcast Engineer, and is rebroadcast over 820 AM. As an engineer, Dave has a wealth of experience on the technical side of things. But whether he’s working from a programmer’s perspective or an engineer’s, Omnia has long been his choice when it comes to processing.Read More
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