Despite the economic doom and gloom, UK studio and acoustic design consultancy White Mark Ltd is reporting an exceptionally busy end to 2010, with 17 major projects under construction on four different continents.
Among these are new radio studios in Egypt, a film production and post production complex in Moscow, multimedia facilities for an international advertising agency in New York, a music recording studio in Mexico and three different projects in London, all involving the design and installation of television post production facilities.
White Markâ€™s Managing Director David Bell says: â€œWe are noticing a definite trend for larger projects that involve a number of different recording, editing and post production facilities in the same building. It is not uncommon for us to be designing and installing up to 20 rooms at a time for just one client. Most of this work is for film and television production and post production customers but we are still tackling the occasional music studio, although most of these projects are currently overseas.â€? more…
NETIA Software Will Simplify Management, Production, and Delivery of Uncompressed WAV Audio for Broadcast, Internet Streaming, Podcasts, and Audio on Demand
CLARET, France — Nov. 23, 2010 — NETIA today announced that SHEMS FM, a new privately owned radio station based in Tunis, Tunisia, is being equipped with the Radio-Assist(TM) 8 suite of digital audio automation software to support both traditional and Internet broadcast operations using only uncompressed WAV files. The NETIA software will enable SHEMS FM to establish efficient media logging, management, and production for its Internet streaming, podcasts, and on-demand services.
“Our broadcast model requires a robust and flexible solution for managing and preparing a tremendous volume of high-quality content for various Internet-based services,” said Fathi Bhoury, general manager at SHEMS FM. “NETIA is an established leader in providing sophisticated media management in a multiplatform environment, and its Radio-Assist 8 software offers valuable functionality across our full production and delivery workflow.” more…
Radio 1 AG has invested in seven JÃ¼nger Audio MIX4 compact mixers to record telephone interviews and other source material for its programming.
This privately owned commercial radio station broadcasts a mixture of news, music, phone-ins and special reports to local audiences in Zurich, Switzerland.
â€œWe donâ€™t have a large studio set-up, so we were looking for compact mixers that were truly versatile,â€? says Sandro Huber, Head of Technology and IT. â€œThe JÃ¼nger Audio MIX4 is ideal for our purposes because it offers a large number of features for its small size. We have installed the units throughout our facility where they are being used for audio limiting, to control our Mandozzi crosslines and for controlling telephone interviews.â€?
JÃ¼nger Audioâ€™s MIX4 compact four-fader mixers offer many different configuration possibilities making them ideally suited to a wide range of applications in Radio and TV including editing, voice over, and console back-up. more…
GV EXPO BOOTH # 538
MYERS TO SHOW ITS PROTRACK BROADCAST
MANAGEMENT SUITE AT GV EXPO 2010
Northampton, MA (November 16, 2010) â€“ Myers Information Systems will demonstrate the full range of its popular ProTrack business management systems in Booth #538 at Government Video Expo 2010 (December 1-2 in Washington, DC). ProTrack is a comprehensive, scalable solution for broadcast traffic, scheduling, programming, and sales management; it supports numerous content workflow models and industry segments, including: Commercial, Government and Public media, as well as Community, Corporate, Educational, Satellite, and Faith-Based media entities.
The Myers team will highlight ProTrack’s new Media Asset Management (MAM) module, providing business rule-based life-cycle control over digital content files. ProTrack MAM ensures that multi-channel / multi-platform content is accurately identified, catalogued, and made available for airplay as needed. Each asset’s location, audio / video format, aspect ratio, and other critical metadata are accessible to both the user interface and to automated processes for migration among storage devices, playlist (automation) execution, and other content management tasks. more…
RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, launches its new Song Search technology today. This allows users to quickly search and listen to radio stations currently airing or will soon air a specific song or artist. The technology helps listeners discover new radio stations to add to their station presets.
The technology also provides suggestions of stations that are likely to play a similar song, artist and music genre. Song Search is available on RadioTime.com, RadioTime’s family of TuneIn mobile apps and widgets and RadioTime-powered products for home and automobile entertainment systems.
Song Search collects information of thousands of songs currently playing and makes it available to users in real time. That information is also used to create historical playlists for specific radio stations and DJs. This lets users to search for songs playing live now or for stations and DJs likely to play artist or song titles. more…
Tech, Talks, Tweets and Turnout Testify to AES’s Unique Pro Audio Audience
SAN FRANCISCO: A full year of preparation, augmented by hopeful rays of economic sunshine and a spirit-boosting World Series sweep by the SF Giants, provided 129th AES Convention exhibitors and attendees with an enthusiastic platform for previewing the industry’s latest hardware and software advances, re-establishing relationships and, updating business and technical expertise.
Over 14,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibitors crowded the Exhibition Hall, Workshops, Tech Tours, Panels, Platinum, Live Sound and Special Events. more…
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 2010: Geoff Daking and Company, Inc. launched the new Mic Pre 500 single-channel microphone/instrument preamplifier module at the 129th AES Convention in San Francisco. Derived from the company’s Mic Pre One freestanding unit, the Mic Pre 500 is designed for installation in 500 Series format equipment. The new mic pre features switchable phase, 20 dB mic input pad, +48V phantom power, and a selectable quarter-inch line/hi-z instrument input.
Like the Mic-Pre One, the Mic Pre 500 shares the gain structure and Class A, fully-discrete transistor circuitry design of Daking’s popular Mic Pre IV. The front panel controls include a variable high-pass filter (0-200 Hz) as well as continuously variable input gain. It also includes an eight-segment tri-color LED meter with simultaneous VU and Peak is included. more…
JESSUP, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 2010: Chris Cundy of Bozeman, Montana, was recently identified as the 1,000th customer of API’s highly regarded A2D. In the four short years since its introduction, the A2D has become one of the most popular and decorated products of the company’s offerings.
“It’s the ideal mix of the old and the new. The solid-state heritage of API with two reference quality 312 mic preamps in combination with the cutting-edge application of today’s technology in a superb A/D section is what makes the A2D such a hit,” said Larry Droppa, president of API. “It is our one and only product with a digital output and it’s great to have it become one of our best-selling products.”
Cundy is part of the team at The Shed, a production, tracking, mixing, educational and rehearsal facility in Bozeman. The Shed consists of two isolation rooms, a piano studio, control room and a live performance room. more…
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – NOVEMBER 2010: For twenty-five years, engineers and producers the world over have associated the no-nonsense blue faceplate and white typeface of TUBE-TECH analog processors with the lush, dimensional sound they impart to any audio that flows through them. After 25 years in business, TUBE-TECH president John G. Petersen continues to craft their equipment with simple, elegant circuitry using only premium-grade components. From the start, Petersen designed TUBE-TECH gear using only vacuum tubes in the active signal path and only transformers on the inputs and outputs. Since the first the design of the first Program Equalizer PE 1A in 1985, over 15,000 TUBE-TECH units have shipped from the headquarters of parent company Lydkraft in Denmark. Because their lifetimes are measured in decades, almost every one of those units is still helping make the music of today sound much better than it would have otherwise.
Before TUBE-TECH became a reality, Petersen had received a degree in electrical engineering from Danish Post and Telegraph and took a job in 1972 at the Danish Broadcasting Company (DBC). In his role as maintenance engineer, he received factory training at Solid State Logic, EMT, Studer, Sony, Neumann, NTP, and Lyrec. His genius for inspecting, understanding, and repairing audio circuits paved the way for TUBE-TECH. “A friend of mine was opening MOX Studio in Copenhagen in the mid-1980s,” said Petersen. “I helped him refurbish all of the gear that was going into it, including two Pultec equalizers. I was skeptical about those boxes. They looked like they belonged in the city dump! But they tested nicely and, more importantly, they sounded amazing.” more…
NEWARK, NJ: The recent 35th annual Friends of Old Time Radio Convention presented an Award to composer/producer David Lucas (pictured left) for his contributions to Radioâ€™s Golden Age.â€? A Clio Award-winning jingle writer, Lucas has created memorable commercial music for AT&T’s â€œReach Out and Touch Someone,â€? GE’s “We Bring Good Things To Life” and many other iconic campaigns. Also pictured is author, performer Brian Gari.
Held at Newarkâ€™s Ramada Plaza Hotel, the four-day celebration of the Golden Age of Radio (Oct. 21-24), featured live recreations of classic shows, celebrity interviews, panel discussions and historical presentations. Among the attendees at this yearâ€™s convention were Chuck McCann, Joe Franklin, actor Will Hutchins, Dick Heatherton and ABC, NBC, CBS, news anchor Bob Gibson.