Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

NFL Weekly Broadcasts Powered by Waves Plugins

17/11/2019

--

Broadcast audio engineer Jeff Cohen (the Super Bowl Pre/Post, Orange Bowl Halftime, NCAA Basketball) chooses Waves plugins and Waves SoundGrid for NFL Broadcast.

Nine-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Cohen is owner and Sr. Engineer at DigiMAXX Productions and has over 30 years of experience designing and mixing audio for live events and broadcast productions. He remarks, I mix an NFL game every Sunday, starting with a preseason game and in alternating years, one divisional playoff game. This year we will go until week seventeen. Most of the Waves equipment in the truck is owned and rented to FOX by DigiMAXX Productions, and we use Waves in two different ways on our NFL show. One is for post-production and includes ProTools, which is used for editing packages built by our onsite video editor, and the other is for real-time, on-air mixing.

He notes, The first system setup includes ProTools 12.4 running on a 15-inch MacBook Pro (16GB, 500GB SSD, 1TB, 512GB HD's), Waves SoundGrid Mobile Server, Waves Mercury bundle, Waves DTS Neural Surround Collection, a Dante Virtual Soundcard and a Focusrite RedNet 6 Dante to MADI converter. The second setup is a Lenovo ThinkCentre Windows 10 Pro PC (64GB, 500GB HD), Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server, Waves Mercury bundle, Waves DTS Bundle, Waves SSL 4000 Collection, the Dugan Automixer and a Calrec I/O card in the Artemis Beam Console.

He adds, In audio, we also have an additional Lenovo PC running Spot-On music software and an additional MacBook Pro running other music and sound effects from Soundboard. The Mac is also running Dante Virtual Soundcard and the Lenovo is going AES through a Digigram Cancun. Additionally, there is a Windows computer with the Calrec. It also runs RTS ADAM AZedit and IPEdit software for communications, as well as the Calrec Artemis operating system. In this truck, the monitors are Neumann KH-120 with a Genelec 7050 Sub. There are also additional speakers for PFL, hot mics and overhead speakers. It was built to be ready for immersive monitoring

He continues, The truck is running multiple Dante networks, a Calrec Hydra 2 network and a Waves SoundGrid network. One Dante network is with the truck and runs all of the communications using RTS Omneo and Studio Technologies communications devices as well as microphones connected directly to the Calrec though a Dante I/O card. We are using Studio Technologies' Dante Announce Consoles and OnAir Belt Packs for our talent along with Shure Axient RF for our field reporter, as well as for our six RF Klover Parabolic microphones with Neumann KM 183 and 184 microphones. Other field mics include Sennheiser 416's, 8070's, 816's and MKH70's, along with Shure VP88's for the crowd. The second Dante Network includes the ProTools computer, Mac Music Computer, the RedNet 6 (connected to the Calrec MADI I/O) and a Calrec Brio effects submix console. The Brio is also connected through the Calrec Hydra2 Network.

Describing his must have plugins, Cohen comments, For the announcers, we use Waves SoundGrid on individual inserts as well as group inserts. For each announcer we use the Waves Scheps Omni Channel, F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ and then the SSL E-Channel. I prefer to use the dynamic EQ's for the announcers. In sports broadcasting, with announcers using the HMD 27 headsets, mic placement is very important to the sound quality. While at AES, I heard Andrew Scheps speak and do a demo with his Omni Channel plugin. He was describing using the de-esser in a way other than on the high end. He spoke of how it was purposefully full range and not limited to just the high end. I immediately put this into effect to reduce the excessive low mids, but only when above a threshold. If you use a standard EQ, you are removing the frequency no matter what. The use of dynamic EQ's and the de-esser dramatically improves the audio quality in a very dynamic way. When something is out of bounds, it is adjusted.

Jeff adds, We also use the Waves Dugan Automixer on all of our announcers to minimize background noise coming in from the mics. The IFB (Interruptible Fold-Back) mixes are preprocessing and the inserts go to air. On the Announcer subgroup we use a Waves SSL G- Master Buss Compressor to hold things in line. The quality of this buss compressor is so good and a great addition to the signal chain. This is the final stage of maintaining announcer levels and delivering -24 LKFS (Loudness, K-weighted, relative to full scale) levels in a live environment. We also use the Waves WNS Noise Suppressor to try and remove a bit of the stadium ambiance as well.

He continues, For the LFE, we use Waves' Submarine for Subwoofer enhancement. We used to use a DBX 120a Subharmonic Synth, but it was not available to us any longer. I had to look for an alternative. Before Submarine came out, we used Waves LoAir and experimented with Renaissance Bass and MaxxBass. That worked OK, but Submarine is delivering exactly what we were looking for. We use it to add subharmonics to graphics, music and other enhancements. I am very impressed with the effect this has on our final product and the quality of the LFE. We also use the Waves WNS Noise Processor on the effects submix to try to remove some of the stadium ambience. We look to get as much of the field sounds as possible. Hits, whistles and other sounds from the field bring the viewer into the stadium and closer to the action. We also fight with the PA. It is excessively loud in some stadiums now, and anything we can do to bring out the field sounds is highly desirable.

In the ProTools world, we use the DTS Neural Surround Collection up mixers to create a 5.1 mix from our stereo elements. This year is the first year we have gone to 5.1 for most tape elements and archival. So previous elements as well as the music and sound effec
LINK: https://news.creativecow.net/story/899112...
See more stories from creativecow

North America Stories

11/07/2020

July 10, 2020

Michael Erb receives Breakthrough Science Initiative Award from Ono Pharma Foundation The award will support Erb's drug discovery platform to identify novel...

11/07/2020

Even Cloud Video Production Demands Synchronized Cameras

Even Cloud Video Production Demands Synchronized CamerasBy Paul Shen, CEO and Founder, TVU Networks July 9th, 2020 View Related Products How would you react...

11/07/2020

Matt McConnell Takes on CEO Role at MediaKind

FRISCO, Texas-Matt McConnell has been appointed CEO of media technology company MediaKind, the company announced. With more than 30 years of experience in the ...

11/07/2020

FilmLA: Film and TV Production in L.A. Plummeted 97.8% April to June

LOS ANGELES-FilmLA, the partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, reported this week that overall on-location pr...

10/07/2020

Ratings Roundup: MLS Is Back Notches Big Opener; NBC Scores With NASCAR-IndyCar Doubleheader

Ratings Roundup: MLS Is Back Notches Big Opener; NBC Scores With NASCAR-IndyCar ...

10/07/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Doug Wilson

Legends Behind the Lens: Doug Wilson One of sports TVs most creative minds took viewers on a 50-year journey spanning the globe By Brandon Costa, Director of D...

10/07/2020

How CTV Prepared for the Return of Live Cricket Test Matches

I had a little tear in my eye when the cricket started How CTV prepared for the return of live Test matches By Will Strauss, Editor Friday, July 10, 2020 ...

10/07/2020

Innovations Abound as COVID-safe Test Cricket Returns to Sky Sports

Player Zone, the Lord's Hum' and Buggy Cam: Innovations abound as COVID-safe Test cricket returns to Sky Sports By Will Strauss, Editor Friday, July...

10/07/2020

JACK WHITEHALL: I'M ONLY JOKING Trailer Debut

Watch The Trailer HERE Download Photos HERE Award-winning actor, comedian, and presenter Jack Whitehall is back with more hilarious quips and shocking stories...

10/07/2020

Netflix announces a french original series : Gone For Good - an adaptation of Harlan Coben's bestselling thriller

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES A FRENCH ORIGINAL SERIES - GONE FOR GOOD AN ADAPTATION OF HAR...

10/07/2020

Ross Video Announces Ross Live 2020 Season Finale

Ottawa, July 10th 2020 - For the past ten weeks Ross Video has been hosting Ross Live | 2020, a weekly series of presentations, podcasts and product launches de...

10/07/2020

VES Releases Third Edition of Visual Effects Handbook

LOS ANGELES - The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, has released the much anticipated third edition of The ...

10/07/2020

Womens Animation Workshops Presented Virtually

NEW YORK, NY - New York Women in Film & Television will present two exciting multi-day virtual animation workshops, one for teens and one for adults, in late Ju...

10/07/2020

Big Fun with Tape Resampler

Tape Resampler, a new Studio One 5 feature, replicates an old school time-stretch technique that varied pitch and tempo simultaneously and proportionately. To...

10/07/2020

Ikegami Announces UHL-F4000 Compact Multi-Role 4K HDR Camera

-- Ikegami announces a new addition to its range of broadcast-quality cameras. The UHL-F4000 is a compact and lightweight 4K HDR camera with very low power co...

10/07/2020

Frame.io Announces Fireside Chat Series Featuring Customer Workflows

-- Fireside Chats: Get creative with cloud-based video workflows. As the industry continues to adapt to the new normal, Frame.io announces a series of virtual...

10/07/2020

VES Announces Release of Celebrated VES Handbook, Third Edition

-- Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much- anticipated 3r...

10/07/2020

Winning Teams Revealed for Framestore VFX Competition

Framestore has announced the next stage of its remote internship, with seven teams selected for a bespoke program of expert guidance, mentoring and support fr...

10/07/2020

Maxon & Red Giant Re-create Alien Invasion

FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY - Maxon and Red Giant have released a tutorial on how to create an alien invasion during the Fourth of July. Inspired by the 1996 hit mo...

10/07/2020

From Donuts to Insects, Post Asylum/Element X Delivers CG Realism

Post Asylum/Element X has been helping agency clients pivot to animation with live-action production limited due to COVID-19. Two new FedEx Office spots for Dal...

10/07/2020

Sony Acquires Minority Interest in Epic Games

TOKYO and CARY, N.C. - Sony Corporation and Epic Games, Inc. have announced that Sony has agreed to make a strategic investment of $250 million to acquire a min...

10/07/2020

HP, Intel & Movidiam Online Program to Inspire Next-Gen Creators

LONDON - Technology leader HP has partnered with Intel and creative freelance network Movidiam to launch a new initiative designed to inspire the next generatio...

10/07/2020

Avid Media Composer 2020 Gives Video Editors Creative Freedom to Reimagine Their Workflows

Fully Customizable UI, Universal Media Engine and Apple ProRes for Windows and C...

10/07/2020

Terri Lyne Carrington Earns History-Making DownBeat Critics Poll Win

Terri Lyne Carrington, founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, made history this month as the first woman instrumenta...

09/07/2020

ViacomCBS Lands Rights to All UEFA Matches for 2019-20, 2020-21 Seasons

ViacomCBS Lands Rights to All UEFA Matches for 2019-20, 2020-21 Seasons Deal expands on existing agreement slated to start in 2021; CBS All-Access will stream e...

09/07/2020

Ikegami Intros UHL-F4000 Compact 4K HDR Camera

Ikegami Intros UHL-F4000 Compact 4K HDR Camera By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:11 am Print This Story | Subscribe St...

09/07/2020

SVG College Summit: Tech Portals are Open!

SVG College Summit: Tech Portals are Open! Check out the latest in tech with interviews, case studies, product demos, resources, and more By Brandon Costa, Dir...

09/07/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Stan Honey

Legends Behind the Lens: Stan Honey The Neil Armstrong of sports television changed on-screen graphics forever By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital Thursday...

09/07/2020

Canon Unveils New EOS R5 and R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Canon Unveils New EOS R5 and R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Canon is also introducing four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders By SVG Staff Thursday, July ...

09/07/2020

Astro Malaysia Selects TVU Remote Production for Reality TV Singing Competition Program

Astro Malaysia Selects TVU Remote Production for Reality TV Singing Competition ...

09/07/2020

Phoenix Model Market Adds Second ATSC 3.0 Transmission Facility

PHOENIX-Broadcasters in Phoenix have deployed their second NextGen TV service to the Phoenix Model Market. KASW-TV, the Scripps-owned CW affiliate, announced t...

09/07/2020

FCC No Longer Accepting Filings at Headquarters

WASHINGTON-The FCC has announced it has permanently closed the filing window at the current FCC headquarters. In addition, the commission said that there will b...

09/07/2020

2020 HPA Awards Opens Call for Creative Categories

BURBANK, Calif.-The Hollywood Professional Association is now accepting entries for the creative categories of the 2020 HPA Awards, which is now in its 15th yea...

09/07/2020

Haivision Acquires Real-Time Video Delivery Provider Teltoo

MONTREAL-Video streaming technology developer Haivision has announced that it has acquired Teltoo Inc., which works on peer-to-peer (P2P) and WebRTC enabled rea...

09/07/2020

Greg Doggett Joins TVU Networks as Director, Sports and Entertainment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-Greg Doggett has joined TVU Networks as director of sports and entertainment in the TVU Sports group, the company announced. Doggett will ...

09/07/2020

SVoD Homes Have Access to 100,000 Hours of Content, Finds Ampere

LONDON-Pouring through the entire libraries of SVoD services would fill one heck of a binge session, as a new report finds that the average U.S. household has a...

09/07/2020

FCC Rejects Second Petition to Stay C-Band Order

WASHINGTON-The FCCs Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has denied the second petition to delay the C-band spectrum repack and auction mandated in the 3.7 GHz Re...

09/07/2020

Nation's First 24/7 Sports Gambling Channel Launches on Samsung TVs

NEW YORK-Samsung TV Plus users can now get in on some sports betting action, as the first 24-hour network for sports wagering, SportsGrid, has launched on Samsu...

09/07/2020

Halliburton and TechnipFMC Launch Joint Subsea Fiber Optic Service

Press release | July 9, 2020 Halliburton and TechnipFMC Launch Joint Subsea Fiber Optic Service LONDON & PARIS & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Halliburton Compan...

09/07/2020

HPA Awards Announce Call for Entries in Creative Categories

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA ) has opened the call for entries in creative categories for the 2020 HPA Awards. Celebrating its 15th anniversary t...

09/07/2020

Haivision Acquires Teltoo, Poised to Disrupt Live Video Delivery with Peer-to-Peer and Real-Time Analytics Technology

Recognized as the pioneer of cloud-connected video streaming for contribution an...

09/07/2020

Pro audio and lighting specialist Group One creates nationwide US Calrec distribution network

Group One Ltd., professional audio and lighting distributor, has today announced...

09/07/2020

Legrand | AV Announces New Family of 24 7 Control Room Consoles from LundHalsey

Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced the new LundHalsey Visionline 24/7 control room consoles. Visionline is the latest console fa...

09/07/2020

Dejero and First Mile ease creative collaboration process for film, TV and commercial production during COVID-19 and beyond

Dejero has made it possible for business to business integrated connectivity exp...

09/07/2020

SES Delivers Video Services for BBC Studios

BBC Studios (BBCS) and its subsidiary UKTV have selected SES to manage the playout and distribution of over 50 linear channels and their associated video on dem...

09/07/2020

Simon Roehrs Joins Riedel Communications as Director, APAC

Riedel Communications today announced that Simon Roehrs has been appointed director of the company s Asia-Pacific operations. Based in Singapore, Roehrs brings ...

09/07/2020

SonyLIV and NetRange partner to expand Indian viewer base

NetRange MMH GmbH ( NetRange'), the global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems and SonyLIV, India's first premium video on d...

09/07/2020

Ikegami Announces UHL-F4000 Compact Multi-Role 4K HDR Camera

Ikegami announces a new addition to its range of broadcast-quality cameras. The UHL-F4000 is a compact and lightweight 4K HDR camera with very low power consump...

09/07/2020

Pytch Goes Virtual

Having staged large-scale brand events including launches for Nike and Bentley GTS, and sales conferences for Spar and IBM, Pytch (previously known as SXS Event...