Recent Posts by Dan Daley

Tech focus audio training, Part 1 — COVID drives online as primary mode of educating pros

COVID has changed everything, including how we learn and teach. Schools from K-12 through graduate courses and technical institutions have migrated rapidly — and with varying degrees of success — to online models. Pro audio was no exception to the trend. Manufacturers, many of which had already established significant online training sites, leaned further into […]  More

Audio for NBA All-Star event reflects COVID effect

Of all the major league sports in the US, the NBA arguably made the most radical changes to its season’s structure last year, when COVID compelled the league to confine all team play to a single multi-court venue in the Orlando area. Although this season’s play is almost back to normal, with teams playing in […]  More

Entertainment applications set to converge with US and European venue sound development

Live sound in sports stadiums in the US has been driven largely by economics. The need to better leverage the billion-dollar stadiums and arenas had increasingly made them into concert and live event venues pre-COVID, and more recently, virus testing and vaccine distribution centres during the pandemic. In the UK, however, sound quality seemed driven […]  More

NAB Reflections: Audio keeps up with a healthy broadcast industry

According to supplied figures, attendance at NAB 2017 topped the previous year’s numbers, suggesting a robust broadcast industry. Based on the changes under way in broadcast audio, it’s also an interesting and sometimes intimidating one. The shift toward IP-based signal transport, which was pervasive at the show, seemed as rapid as it has been unsettling […]  More

Electric open-wheel cars are changing the sound of racing on television

Electric cars are the future of transportation, and they’re creeping into motor racing as well. Formula E — officially the FIA Formula E Championship (F-E) — uses electric-only open-wheel F1- and IndyCar-type racers built by a growing array of manufacturers, including BMW, Renault and Jaguar. What’s driving Formula E is not just its novelty but […]  More

IBC 2016: Wrap-Up of Audio Intros, Updates

Broadcast audio is nearing its next major inflection point, with object-based and immersive audio looming. The day-to-day tools of the business will bring these to fruition, even as they continue to make broadcast sound better today. Here are some day-to-day tools that were introduced at the recently concluded IBC 2016 in Amsterdam. Avid Audio-editing updates […]  More

IBC 2016: Wrap-Up of Audio Intros, Updates

Broadcast audio is nearing its next major inflection point, with object-based and immersive audio looming. The day-to-day tools of the business will bring these to fruition, even as they continue to make broadcast sound better today. Here are some day-to-day tools that were introduced at the recently concluded IBC 2016 in Amsterdam. Avid Audio-editing updates […]  More

IBC 2016: Clear-Com’s Boster sees wireless and networks in the future of broadcast audio

Clear-Com has a clear view of the future, and it’s going to involve wireless and networks. Those are observations of Clear-Com President Bob Boster, who says the company’s recent released FreeSpeak II wireless comms product reflects that. He also sees the Audinate Dante proprietary networking format and the AES67 interoperability standard as pairing to create […]  More