Alachua, FL (August 4, 2005)–The newest three-hour morning news and weather TV show, The Daily Buzz, is how young professionals wake up five days a week in over 135 cities throughout the U.S. Apparently, the program’s not only entertaining to watch, but to produce as well. The show’s crew has so much fun on set that they recently added some Sabine SWM7000 Smart Spectrum wireless microphones to fix a clipping problem outbursts of laughter were causing their old wired mic system.
“Everybody has a lot of fun. Even the camera crew regularly throws in their two cents,” said Dano Thieneman, The Daily Buzz‘s broadcast engineer. “Outbursts and laughing were clipping our old wired microphone system, so we started looking for outboard compressors.” That is when they discovered Sabine’s new SWM7000 Smart Spectrum wireless microphones. Each receiver has a full set of built-in DSP processing and each parameter is individually tailored to the talent’s requirements.
“We don’t use all of the functions available, but the compressor, de-esser and EQ are indispensable to us”, added Thieneman. “Also having both analog and AES outputs will save us the cost of converters as we move toward digital audio.”
The Daily Buzzuses three SWM7200 dual-channel systems for a total of six channels. A 75-foot run of RG8 antenna cable connects a pair of extension antennas mounted in the studio to an SWM6SS Antenna Distribution Amp and the receivers in the production room. “In the beginning, we monitored the whole system with a laptop, but now we just turn the system on and it runs itself,” explained Thieneman.
Sabine’s SWM Remote software provides full control of up to 70 channels of wireless. Complete system monitoring is available, as well as a full-featured RF scanner. And, The Daily Buzz takes advantage of the built-in rechargeable battery system. “I have better things to do at 3:00 AM than to start my day changing batteries,” Thieneman said. They plug the transmitters into the charger at the end of each show–just like a cell phone–so they are ready to go the next morning. Using this simple system, the show saves the cost of more than 3,000 batteries per year. Thieneman added, “It is more than convenient, it makes management happy.”
“We have used several big wireless brands over the years but none sound as good as Sabine’s. Tune in any morning and hear them for yourself. They sound even better than our wired mics,” assured Thieneman. The talent on the Daily Buzz use Sabine’s Voice Technologies SWTVT50 lavalier microphones.
The Daily Buzz