Cost-effective improvement of AM Audio
Since the introduction of other platforms – notably FM broadcasting, AM has been seen by many to be in decline but many AM stations however have bucked this trend and are commanding healthy audiences into the 21st Century proving that regardless of the medium – content is king! Although many broadcasters are enjoying savings in electricity costs through transmitter upgrades, many are not yet reaping the benefits of the improved audio reproduction because of the continued use of vintage analogue processing equipment. A new cost-effective product from Audessence is the solution…
Audessence; Delivering Digital – Superior quality at your bitrate
After detailed research into audio pre-processing for codecs (mp2, mp3, aac/+) commonly used by broadcasters, Audessence understands that a 21st century platform requires a 21st century solution and The ALPS levelling processor has been specifically developed with digital coding in mind, enabling you to extract the best value from your bitrate at a very low cost.
Microphone Processing with PodBlaster or ALPS Levellers.
The Audessence PodBlaster is an excellent solution for the side-chain/insert point of the mixer microphone channels. It is low cost, tamper-proof, exhibits superb action on all voices coupled with a clean, high specification signal path. The unit is highly configurable via the USB port with intuitive software featuring an ‘easy mode’ enabling you to get the results you need – simply and speedily. The flexibility of PodBlaster makes it ideal for microphone processing in any environment, from Outside Broadcasts or live PA, TV and sound recording studios, and unattended talks rooms.
The FM Airchain – How a ‘cheapo’ can cost you fortunes…
Audio processing for FM radio has come a long way in the last three decades – the marketplace is now mature and the major manufacturers having reached somewhat of a development equilibrium now tinker with the cosmetic appearance as much as the functionality of their products, which on the whole share a common block diagram of functionality. The claims of all final airchain processor are broadly the same and in some circumstances are rather bold – however, what nobody will dare to claim is that their product will make bad audio sound good.
UK TV – Sound for Video Processors.
ALPS programmable levellers are a versatile solution for both TV production and playout environments, offering fully automatic control of sound levels to ensure regulatory compliance and end viewer annoyance from sloppy or strident sound levels.
More application notes to follow….