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Monday
Feb082016

TWiRT 290 - To Russia with Egor Tyagunov

Egor Tyagunov has been around high-tech all his life.  Much of his childhood was spent living near Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Now in Riga, Latvia - another technology center - Egor works with radio and TV broadcasters in Eastern Europe, Russia, and other CIS countries, demonstrating best audio engineering practices on behalf of The Telos Alliance.

Show links:
Baikonur Cosmodrome
University of Riga - Math & Computer Science

Guest:

Egor Tyagunov - Sales Manager - CEE/CIS, The Telos Alliance

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 290 - To Russia with Egor Tyagunov

Saturday
Jan302016

TWiRT 289 - Zeno and KPISS with Sheri Barclay

Radio production and distribution in its newest forms is the world of Sheri Barclay.  She’s a producer and test engineer at Zeno Radio. Her latest project there, Zeno Live, connects hosts and listeners like never before. Plus Sheri reveals the struggles building her own Internet station that has a “storefront” location.

Show links:
Zeno Radio - Connecting webcasters to cell phone listeners
Zeno Live - All in one platform for managing a radio show
KPISS.fm
MXL AC-404 USB mic
RME Fireface UCX

Guest:

Sheri Barclay - Zeno Radio and KPISS.fm

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT is brought to you by Axia DESQ and RAQ IP-audio mixing consoles. 6-fader AoIP consoles with big-console features. By the family of Z/IPStream audio processors and stream encoders, including the astounding Z/IPStream 9X/2.  And by Lawo and the crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the console with a multi-touch touchscreen interface.

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TWiRT 289 - Zeno and KPISS with Sheri Barclay

Friday
Jan222016

TWiRT 288 - The Xcuse Box with Dick Debartolo

The Giz Wiz, Dick Debartolo, admits he’s no engineer.  But he does have an eye - and ear - for fascinating devices and products.  Some are useful - others, not so much.  MAD magazine’s maddest writer joins Chris Tobin and me, Kirk Harnack, to ooh, ahh, and snicker at the some gizmos he found at CES.

Links to items mentioned in the show:

All thing GizWiz - gizwiz.biz
Kangaroo personal PC
Zolt laptop and multi-charger
TempTraq wireless temperature monitor patch
ThinOptics reading glasses
OREI HD-501 5x1 5-Port HDMI Powered Switcher
Chris Tobin’s tip: Orban Loudness Meter software

Guest:

Dick Debartolo - The Giz Wiz and MAD magazine’s maddest writer

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT is brought to you by Lawo and the crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the console with a multi-touch touchscreen interface.  By Telos and the Telos VX VoIP Broadcast Phone System.  Powerful, flexible, and scalable - phones never sounded this good.  And by Axia Audio and the Axia Radius Networked IP-Audio console. Throw your budget a curve and meet Radius.

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TWiRT 288 - The Xcuse Box with Dick Debartolo

Friday
Jan152016

TWiRT 287 - Video Special Forces with Colleen Kelly Henry

Mission: Acquire and send real-time HD video and audio from a remote venue you’ve never seen before, then format and distribute it to every popular computing platform known to man. It has to work right the first time. There are no do-overs.
Mission Specialist: Colleen Kelly Henry

Links to items mentioned in the show:
Reliable UDP Media Transport
MetaCDN
Open Broadcaster Software
Shaka Player: High Performance Video for the Web
Lytro Light Field Camera (watch the video - amazing)
OTOY Lightstage
WOWZA Forums

Guest:
Colleen Kelly Henry - Video Hacker

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT is brought to you by the Axia Fusion AoIP mixing console. Fusion - where design and technology become one.  By the new Omnia.7 FM, HD, and Streaming audio processor with Undo technology. Omnia.7 is a mid-priced audio processor with the sound and features you love.  And by Lawo and the crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the console with a multi-touch touchscreen interface.

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TWiRT 287 - Video Special Forces with Colleen Kelly Henry

Tuesday
Jan122016

TWiRT 286 - Music Licensing and PPM Grunge

John Stephens with netcaster theroots.fm talks about music webcasters closing down due to the huge hike in music licensing costs. And Dave Anderson joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack on the additional audio grunge produced by Nielsen’s new Enhance CBET PPM Encoder.  Are we driving away the audience we wish to measure?

Show links:
TheRoots.FM - Struggling to stay on the Internet
RAIN News about the Copyright Royalty Board
Dr. Barry Blesser’s NAB 2015 Paper on how watermarking works (key information to underpin an engineering discussion of the issues surrounding Nielsen’s PPM).

Guests:

John Stephens, Founder at Our Musical Roots, LLC - Internet Radio station
Dave Anderson, CEO at Fleeman Anderson Bird Corp and Engineer at The JOY FM

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT is brought to you by Lawo and the crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the console with a multi-touch touchscreen interface. By the Voltair and Voltair 2.0, and the Voltair Aware feature of the Omnia.9 and Omnia.11 audio processors. And by Axia Livewire+ Audio over IP routing and networking, with dozens of partners, connecting it all together.

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TWiRT 286 - Music Licensing and PPM Grunge