Quincy, IL (March 19, 2008)-At the 2008 NAB Show, Broadcast Electronics will introduce its new AudioVAULT X studio automation platform, which supports double-donut segues, personalized studio "mashups" and interactive talent collaboration for today's multi-channel, multi-venue radio operation.
"Radio broadcasters are telling us that they want to do more--more programs, more localization, more of radio in general. But, at the same time, they have fewer studios and even fewer people in those studios. The new AudioVAULT X platform is designed to fill that gap," said Ray Miklius, BE VP of studio systems.
AudioVAULT X is a new studio platform with reportedly more capacity and flexibility for adding and personalizing format channels on the internet or over the air. The platform is said to handle complex segues, such as inserting "donut" tracks in the middle of a song, station ID or weathercast. It can do double donuts--that is, drop in a voice or other segment in the middle of a song or jingle twice. Personalized studio "mashups" combine studio tools and applications from more than one source into a single workspace. Announcers and producers can profile workspaces unique to each show, workstyle or for operational continuity throughout the studio environment. AudioVAULT X has a search engine and tools to categorize and manage audio assets for personalizing and repurposing music libraries for new channels on the air and on the Web. The AudioVAULT X multi-thread engine enables talent in separate studios to work collectively off the same log, in real-time.
The new platform offers on-air studio operation as well as a full suite of scheduling and production modules for multi-track editing, music rotation and ad insertion. BE will demonstrate its new AudioVAULT X platform at booth N7007 during the 2008 NAB Show.