Recent Posts by David Davies

AES president Roginska discusses diversity, immersive audio and COVID-19

A week in pro-audio can be a long time – especially when a global pandemic is beginning to assert its influence on everyone’s daily lives. At the time of SVG Europe’s conversation with new AES president Agnieszka Roginska, Prolight + Sound had just been postponed – it has since been cancelled outright until 2021. The […]  More

Audio challenge: Keeping a lid on loudness in the OTT era

Initially established in 2010 and then revised in 2014, the European Broadcasting Union’s R 128 guideline for loudness normalisation has had a significant impact on the standardisation of loudness levels in traditional linear broadcasting. Specifying a target level of -23 ±1 LUFS LU measured over the entirety of a programme or advertisement, R 128 has […]  More

Joined-up thinking: Inside the new generation of combined audio and video production systems

Grass Valley’s Kula AV – a multi-format video and audio mixer – was one of the most high profile of several combined AV production systems launched at IBC 2019. Oriented towards more streamlined and space-restricted applications, including remote production, these solutions look set to presage a new generation of integrated systems with extensive video and […]  More

Audio console makers save space and boost flexibility with virtual mixing systems

IBC 2019 confirmed that an increasing number of manufacturers are taking steps to help broadcasters who wish to avoid using a physical audio control surface for certain productions. Calrec and Lawo were among the companies exhibiting systems offering one form or another of virtualisation – a trend that is largely attributed to the need to […]  More

Making sense of next-gen audio formats and production configurations

As the number of broadcast trials and services offering an immersive audio component continue to grow, there is an understandable emphasis on the multiplicity of configurations and formats being used to produce them. Suffice to say without embarking upon a lengthy roll-call, broadcasters and OTT content providers do not face a shortage of options when […]  More

Audio vendors rise to IP and NGA challenges with new audio processing platforms

Expectations placed on the latest broadcast audio processors are many and varied. Not only do they have to enable flexible IP-based operation using multiple network technologies, they also need to accommodate current and possible future next generation audio (NGA) production. The increasing number of broadcast and OTT platforms that are typically supported in modern workflows […]  More

New AES chief Wallaszkovits discusses standards, diversity and female executive leadership

The 146th AES Europe Pro Audio Convention comes to Dublin next week and with it the newly-elected president of the Society, Austrian audio engineer Nadja Wallaszkovits. In January the quarter-century association of Wallaszkovits with the AES entered a new phase with her ascension to president — the fourth female to hold the office. In this […]  More

ISE 2019 review: Audio vendors in creative mood as AV networking takes another step forward

The latest edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam (5 to 8 February 2019) witnessed a strong creative showing by many of SVG Europe’s audio sponsor companies. Once again, there was no doubting the centrality of ISE to the annual industry calendar, with post-show figures revealing the total number of registered visitors […]  More