Video: Achieving the Perfect Custom Sound with Omnia VOLT V2.0

Video: Achieving the Perfect Custom Sound with Omnia VOLT V2.0

By Justin Gelske on Aug 11, 2021 12:27:53 PM

In this episode of Behind the Sound, we get to speak with Tony Bono. Tony has had a hand in just about every aspect of radio over the past 52 years from producer, to DJ, to program director, general manager, owner, and beyond. In 2018, Tony decided to upgrade his audio processing to none other than Omnia VOLT. In this interview, Tony shares everything he loves about our Omnia VOLT, as well as explains the difference it made for his station’s sound with version 2.0.

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Topics: Omnia VOLT, Behind the Sound

Video: Omnia VOLT Audio Processing Brings

Video: Omnia VOLT Audio Processing Brings "Clarity and Punch" to Livewire Ecosystem

By Justin Gelske on Aug 10, 2021 2:41:34 PM

In our recent Behind The Sound interview, we got a chance to speak with Tom Van Gorkom. Tom has been in his role as broadcast engineer for Radio Esperanza (Hope Radio) for the last 8 years. He was recently tasked with upgrading all the equipment. After reviewing options and talking to users, he chose Axia for their mixing consoles. He continued to remodel their studios, one at a time. Eventually, for their webplayer and phone app, they went with Z/IPStream R/1 so they could feed it with Livewire and have control over the audio routing to it.

More recently, their audio processors were randomly locking up at the transmitter sites, so they decided to try out Omnia VOLT. Tom was impressed with the interface, flexibility, and clarity. Tom then implemented Omnia MPX Nodes to clear up STL distortion and overshoots, which allowed them to install the VOLT at the studio. Sure enough, it worked well, allowing them to send the processed audio to two FM stations from one VOLT fed by Livewire. Hear all about Tom's projects and decision-making in this interview.

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Topics: Omnia VOLT, z/ipstream r/1, Behind the Sound

Hope Media Upgrade with VOLT and ARC

Hope Media Upgrade with VOLT and ARC

By Justin Gelske on Nov 19, 2020 2:04:22 PM

Quarantined radio and TV audiences are demanding more and more from broadcasters in terms of audio quality; audiences want sounds as clear and consistent as the pictures they see on screen. And so it was that Hope Media, one of Kenya’s largest Christian broadcast networks, sought to update their FM radio and digital TV on-air sound.

(Article shared from Jesus Mantoo with AVC Group – Africa)

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Topics: Omnia VOLT, linear acoustic ARC

Omnia VOLT: Hearing Is Believing

Omnia VOLT: Hearing Is Believing

By Justin Gelske on Jul 3, 2019 1:46:06 PM

We always love hearing positive feedback from our customers, especially when they're as excited and passionate about our products as we are! Tony Bono, President of Friendship Broadcasting and Partners Media Investments, has a long history in radio and an impressive resume to go along with it. He is the Owner of WJLJ(FM), WDXW(AM), W249BR and W239CO, GM of WZNO(FM) and WTNE(FM), Engineer/Consultant/Program Director/On Air2020, and has been a jockey at numerous radio stations in his 50-year history in the industry. He's been an Omnia fan for quite some time, and recently sent us an amazing  review on his recent experience with the Omnia VOLT audio processing platform.

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Topics: Omnia VOLT, Omnia

Engineer Roundtable: Behind the Omnia VOLT Audio Processor

Engineer Roundtable: Behind the Omnia VOLT Audio Processor

By Krissy Rushing on Apr 25, 2019 11:07:54 AM

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.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, audio processors, Omnia VOLT, broadcast audio

Triple Audio Controls Philips Hue with Axia

Triple Audio Controls Philips Hue with Axia

By Justin Gelske on Mar 12, 2019 2:26:39 PM

How the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences creates ambiance using AoIP!

People take advantage of technology in different ways every day. Some use products simply, in the way they are advertised. Others find new and creative ways to make technology work for them. Recently, the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands found an innovative way to make Axia work for them by linking a Philips Hue lighting system with an Axia Fusion AoIP console for the ultimate in studio ambiance!

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Topics: Audio Processing, Axia Pathfinder, Omnia VOLT, Axia Fusion, axia, smartcontrol, radio station, tv station

Giving Audio a Jolt with VOLT

Giving Audio a Jolt with VOLT

By Denny Sanders on Oct 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Omnia VOLT

Ear Candy #3: Clippers—Where the Rubber Meets the Road!

Ear Candy #3: Clippers—Where the Rubber Meets the Road!

By Frank Foti on Oct 25, 2018 9:12:39 AM

In the wild (and sometimes wacky) world of audio processing, there are many variables that contribute to the final result. Many discussions, and debates, have ensued over topics such as wideband or multiband: If multiband – how many bands, analog or digital, use phase rotation or not? EQ – what kind? And the list goes on. While all of these contribute to the final result, there’s one function that actually defines the audio signature more so than all of these, and that is the final section, known as the hard limiter, or clipper.

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Topics: Audio Processing, Omnia VOLT, clipper technology

Omnia Rocks Fort Wayne

Omnia Rocks Fort Wayne

By Dave Sarkies on Feb 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Robbie Mack is Program Director and Brand Manager with Adams Radio Group in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Though not an engineer, Robbie has a keen ear for quality audio. We sat down with him to find out why Omnia processors have been the right solution for his stations.

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Topics: Audio Processing, Omnia.9, Omnia VOLT

Overcoming AM Noise in Tampa

Overcoming AM Noise in Tampa

By Dave Sarkies on Jan 31, 2018 11:50:00 AM

Neal Ardman is President of NIA Broadcasting, which owns and operates radio stations across the state of Florida. Recently we sat down with Neal for a quick discussion of his success with the Omnia VOLT for NIA’s Classic Hip Hop station in Tampa, WTMP-AM.

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Topics: Omnia VOLT

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