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TWiRT 79 - Palagi Joe

Have you ever replaced a fallen STL antenna in a hurricane?  Joey Cummings has.
Have you ever actually sent a Tsunami warning over EAS?  Joey Cummings has.
Joey is VP and GM of South Seas Broadcasting in American Samoa.  He talk with Tom, Chris Tarr, and me about engineering for a South Pacific tropical radio station. 

Kirk Harnack - Executive Director, Business Development, Telos-Omnia-Axia
Tom Ray - VP, Engineering, Buckley BroadcastingWOR, New YorkW2TRR 
Chris Tarr - Entercom, Milwaukee, GeekJedi, and Broadcast Engineering Info

TWiRT is sponsored by Axia Audio with low-latency Livewire AoIP, even in the new, budget-priced iQ console (now shipping).  Over 2,000 Axia consoles are powering studios around the world, saving engineers time and money. 

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Enjoyed the discussion about broadcast processing and music mastering.
I regard modern radio processing as "real-time mastering".
Mastering can be defined as "optimizing the audio for the particular medium (Vinyl, CD, cassette, MP3 etc)" and that's what broadcast processing does, only in real time.
The real time part is what makes broadcast processing much harder, and the equipment much more sophisticated.

Mastering engineers have not yet (fully) embraced the modern demand for things like clipping, so their equipment does not (yet) have the maturity needed in this area to do it justice.
Remember broadcast's early forays into clipping-for-loudness.
It was not pretty. That's where mastering is at today.

I winced when I noticed a local well-regarded mastering engineer using a TC Electronics Finalizer in his device chain. I experienced its radio processing brother the DBMax at a station and it was not a patch on an Optimod or Omnia box.

Kirk, is the Omnia-6cd still actively marketed?
There's not much about it on the website.

Cheers!

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