Welcome to the first installment of my new blog series, Processing with the Pros.—created to help you sculpt your sound with insider tech tips from the processing experts here at Omnia. This first edition, we're talking microphone processing. Let’s begin!
First off, always remember that whatever the microphone processor does, the on-air processing will take the result, and magnify it. So, a little bit of adjustment on the microphone processor goes a long way on-air. Both Frank Foti and I have had great success with making DJs sound bigger than life with just the simplest and slightest changes to the microphone end of things.Read More
If great sound is your endgame, welcome to the club! It matters, especially here in the Omnia camp.
And it’s worth demonstrating one of the newest sonic competitive advantages for FM stations in the last several years: Omnia Direct (AES192).
Great sounding radio in any form (over-the-air, streaming, podcasts, etc) is a culmination of many factors. Believe it or not, you know when you’re hearing a great-sounding station. It has that ‘larger-than-life’ presence. The audio envelopes your ears in an exciting and magical way! There’s something about the signal that locks it in and you rip the knob off. Mix this with incredible content, and amazing things occur!Read More
When the owner of Spain’s XtraFM 92.7 decided to sell, he wanted the buyer to be someone with ‘Radio DNA’—someone familiar with the industry who really cared about the station, and wouldn’t buy it simply as a money-making venture. Otherwise he was going to take it off the air. Enter Patrick van den Hoek, broadcast engineer at XtraFM for seven years. When the offer to buy the station was extended, Patrick didn’t have to think it over for too long.Read More
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