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NAB 2017: Products on show from C to J

Aerial robotics and a drone pavilion, a post production campus and a new IP showcase will be on offer at NAB 2017, as well as companies showing their audio wares

NAB Show is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from April 24-27, with a focus on digital audio and how technology is changing the shapes and sizes of sound equipment. Wires have disappeared with evolving bluetooth capabilities and the work to reduce distortion and produce superior sound quality is ongoing, the show organisers say.

At the show sound engineers, videographers, SFX specialists, station engineers, system integrators and allied professionals will be there to explore sound in broadcast.

Spotlight educational sessions will look at Audio Monitoring for ATSC A/85 and OTT Production and Studio Video over IP – How It All Comes Together. Then there are the companies showing their products.

Calrec’s new Brio console will be on display. It is only 892mm wide, with a dual-layer, 36-fader surface and entirely self-contained, with analogue and digital I/O and GPIO built into the surface. Additional expansion I/O slots allow for further I/O integration, and fitting an available Hydra2 module makes it possible to connect to and share audio over Calrec’s Hydra2 network.

The company’s RP1 remote production unit will also be at the show. The remote production engine is a 2U core that contains integrated, FPGA-based DSP, which enables a console surface at another facility to control all mixing functionality. The RP1 core manages all of the processing for IFB routing and remote monitor mixes, and it does so locally with no latency.

Canare will showcase its latest line of fiber and 12G solutions, including the company’s flagship cables and panels. These include patchbays – an independently-developed rotary switch that has been specially designed for use with high frequency signals, as well as the HFO Connector Panels. This is the company’s range of completely customisable panels that can be created to exact customer specifications in terms of the number and types of inputs and outputs as well as indoor and outdoor use, catering to both in-studio and mobile applications.

DPA Microphones will showcase its GSM4000 Gooseneck Shock Mount Accessory and MMP-G Modular Active Cable for MicroDot, as the latest addition to its display of sought-after broadcast microphones. These accessories create a completely wireless microphone setup, while maintaining high-quality audio during live and recorded broadcasts. The MMP-G Modular Active Cable is an ultra-transparent preamplifier with active drive for impedance balancing to reject frequency interference. It permits the modular d:dicate capsules, including the d:dicate 4017 Shotgun Capsule or 4018 Supercardioid Capsule for booming applications, to connect to wireless systems with its fixed MicroDot connector. The GSM4000 Gooseneck Shock Mount Accessory is designed with an elegant clip at its end where the d:dicate capsule can be easily mounted with a preamp connected to it.

Jünger Audio will be showing its full range of D*AP products, all of which incorporate a collection of adaptive processing algorithms. They also employ the industry standard Ember+ remote protocol that allows seamless integration with an increasingly wide range of compatible equipment. The range includes natural sounding products for loudness control, audio monitoring, audio conditioning and metadata management and Dolby decoding, encoding and transcoding. Among them are the D*AP8 MAP edition surround monitoring audio processor; the D*AP8 CODEC edition processor that provides a viable replacement for any discontinued legacy Dolby hardware processors; the D*AP4 VAP edition two channel voice audio processor and the flagship D*AP8 TAP edition television audio processor, which ensures consistency of loudness and sonic “character” across multiple programme sources.