Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

NAB 2019: New, Updated Audio Products Are Heavy on Software, Networking

As always, each NAB Show is an opportunity for manufacturers to exhibit new products and platforms to the broadcast industry, and this year’s expo will continue that. However, as broadcast audio moves deeper into an IP/IT paradigm, those new releases increasingly take the form of software and are networked. Calrec Audio Calrec Audio (Booth C7408) […]  More

Fan engagement and deep connections to the NFL are key as Spurs opens new stadium

As sports venues evolve to counter the increasingly immersive broadcast experience that fans get at home, English football has fired its latest salvo in the battle: the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. ‘The Tottenham Experience’ (the venue has not yet been officially named) begins well before football fans reach the gate. The exterior of the facility boasts […]  More

NAMM deepens its pro-audio portfolio

The trade event that began in 1902 and was held at the YMCA in Baltimore as an expo for pianos has rebranded itself as the world’s largest trade-only event for the music-products, pro-audio, and event-tech industry. In doing so, the Winter NAMM Show (24-27 January, Anaheim, CA, Convention Center) has elbowed its way into product […]  More

Sennheiser unveils prototype capture device for object-based sports audio

Sennheiser has developed a prototype device for capturing sports sound effects cleanly and discretely enough to meet the needs of object-based broadcast formats. Referred to generically as the Sports Microphone Array, the system, which is currently nearing a beta stage, consists of a circular array of 31 MKH8070 shotgun microphones. The purpose of the array […]  More

RF wireless systems keep CFL sound up close and personal

The Canadian Football League’s season came to an end late November when the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 in the 106th Grey Cup in Edmonton, AB’s Commonwealth Stadium, broadcast nationally in Canada on TSN. However, what Canadian football fans had enjoyed during one game a week all season was missing: miking on each team’s […]  More

VAR starts at the top for Copa do Brasil football matches

Video-Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is in place for this season’s Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Copa do Brasil series. FIFA officially approved the use of VAR for the 2018 World Cup during the FIFA Council meeting in March 2018 in Bogotá, Colombia, and that tournament became the first competition to use VAR in full, at all matches and in […]  More

Inside NBC Sports’ all-encompassing audio production for Sunday Night Football

The sound of National Football League broadcasts has become the sonic gold standard for broadcast sports. The league, which operates one of the world’s leading media outfits, NFL Films, was one of the first to sanction on-player microphone placement, and NFL gridirons are surrounded by more listening devices than the American embassy in Moscow. Not […]  More

ESPN takes close-up sound weekly for Sunday Night Baseball

Baseball has used novel effects-microphone placements in the past two years for special games. That use — with mics installed at the perimeter of the infield, on bases, and on players and managers — has turned a corner this season. ESPN is now deploying that type of effects audio as part of the broadcast sound […]  More