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DPA’s d:facto Vocal Mic For Live Music
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roadcasters who want their
live music programming to
deliver true studio sound quality
are increasingly turning to DPA
Microphone’s d:facto Vocal
Microphone, which has already
proved a massive hit for touring
artists such as Sting, The xx and
jazz singer Claire Martin OBE.
DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone,
launched in 2012 as a direct
response to customer requests
for a high quality condenser vocal
microphone, has been used by
singers taking part in a number of
high profile broadcast programmes
such as the X Factor, The Voice of
China, The Voice of Denmark and
The Norwegian Grammys.
Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA
Microphones, says: “With so many
television programmes now being
delivered in High Definition and 5.1
surround sound, demand for high
quality microphones for broadcast
use has never been greater. DPA
is internationally acclaimed for
delivering the pristine sound
quality that programme makers and

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viewers want. Our range includes
microphones for a wide variety
of broadcast applications and
we are confident that, both in
terms of sound quality and
design, they are the best
broadcast microphones on the
market today.”
On show at NAB 2013 and
Prolight + Sound 2013 where it
won a prestigious MIPA Award
in the Live Microphone/IEM
category, DPA’s d:facto II Vocal
Microphone gives users unlimited
possibilities for their performance.
This eagerly awaited addition to
the DPA microphone range offers
an extraordinarily natural sound,
superior gain before feedback and
extreme SPL handling.
In addition to use with the new
wired DPA handle, the d:facto II
provides singers and engineers
with the added benefit of a stateof-the-art adapter system that
allows for seamless integration with
many professional wireless systems
including Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure,
Wisycom and Sennheiser.

SpotCheck Audio Loudness
And Data Logging System

The d:facto Vocal Microphone
features an inbuilt three-step pop
protection grid

“We are extremely proud to have
developed an ingenious adapter
range that brings the acclaimed
DPA sound out of a wireless
system,” Christian Poulsen adds.
”Most wireless systems deliver
very limited power to drive our
high-end microphone capsule, so
we had to be creative and put a
huge amount of work and thought
into the electronic circuit of our
adapter solution. We wanted to be
completely true to the input of the
vocalist, and with d:facto II we have
reached this goal.”
DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone is
suited to live music broadcasting as it

combines a supercardiod pattern
with superb definition to give high
separation and true sound colour on
stage. The d:facto Vocal Microphone
also has an inbuilt three-step pop
protection grid that effectively
removes unwanted noise.
The launch of the d:facto Vocal
Microphone and its versatile
adapter system has enabled DPA
to complete its offering to the
broadcast market by providing
a dedicated, high quality vocal
microphone that brings the very best
out of every singer’s performance.

Riedel Artist Adds AVB And
iPad Remote Level Settings
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SpotCheck takes the guesswork
out of loudness measurement and logging

obalt returned to NAB 2013
with enhanced versions of its
well-received and widely popular
SpotCheck system.
SpotCheck takes the guesswork
out of loudness measurement
and logging by monitoring an
IP, ASI or OTA MPEG stream at
the transmit point, and provides
easy-to-use, convenient, longterm access to loudness records
for all programming initiated from
a broadcast facility. SpotCheck
provides an easily integrated,
facility-based, powerful solution
for loudness records giving
broadcasters a clearly defined path
to CALM compliance.
SpotCheck 1000, the original
model, includes one license for
SPOTCHECK-LICENSE-AUDIOFULL and a maximum capacity of
four programmes. Three additional
versions launched at NAB 2013
including SpotCheck 2000 with
four licenses and a capacity of 16
programmes, SpotCheck 3000 with
16 licenses and a capacity of 64
programmes, and the high-capacity

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SpotCheck 5000 – developed
to accommodate MVPDs with
64 licenses and a capacity of
1024 programmes.
Additional enhancements include
support for multiple cursors: the
ability to store the transport stream
for approximately two days of
history to play back, depending
on available bandwidth; support
for more as-run automation vendors
with an advanced search feature
that sorts the as-run by date
range, time, energy, name code, or
region of interest with automatic
segmentation averaging 30 sec.
SpotCheck can now support
more codecs including H264,
AAC, APIL:2, and AC3. GUI
enhancements include vertical
zoom, support for high-capacity
video streams, and audio meters
(per channel).
The system also supports ASI,
OTA, ATSC and IGMP V3 multicast.
Users now benefit from email
notifications and have advanced
admin and user-based control.

iedel Communications
showcased a new range of AVB
compliant interfaces for its Artist
intercom platform at NAB 2013.
The new CPX-AVB Expansion
Card fits into the expansion slot of
Artist 1100 series control panels and
provides full AVB connectivity.
For the first time, intercom panels
can now be connected directly to
an intercom matrix over an AVB
compliant Ethernet infrastructure.
In addition to the existing Connect
AVB x8 panel interface, the new
Connect AVB C8 offers eight AES
connections on BNC. The device
supports both bi-directional AES for
intercom panels and unidirectional
transport for broadcast AES.

Riedel’s Artist Level Meters for iPad

Riedel’s Connect AVB x8 panel
interfaces via Ethernet

Riedel’s new Connect AVB A8
provides eight analogue inputs and
outputs on RJ45 connectors.
Riedel presented AVB Manager
– the world's first AVB controller
software. AVB Manager offers full
AVB network management and
features system-wide control of all
AVB components.
Riedel also presented its new
Artist Level Meters for iPad at NAB.
The Artist Level Meters application
can monitor and control up to eight
freely assignable audio inputs of
an Artist Digital Matrix
Intercom system.
The app gives the
intercom administrator
a new way to manage
the four-wire input
levels of a system
without having to be
in front of a computer
running the Director
configuration software.
The Level Meters
can be configured
w i re l e s s d i re c t l y
on the iPad.


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InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
InREPLY: International Success for Atg Broadcast
InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
InAUDIO: Clear-Com’s Eclipse - Pico for Ktv
InSTUDIO: Cartoni Debuts Magnum & Jibo & Nabshow 2013
InMEDIA: Avid Live Shows at Dock 10 Post
InMEDIA: How Mam Meets the Challenges of Managing Sports Content
InFILE: Simplifying Alpha Network’s Ott and Iptv Delivery - Harmonic
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - May 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InREPLY: International Success for Atg Broadcast
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InAUDIO: Clear-Com’s Eclipse - Pico for Ktv
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InMEDIA: Avid Live Shows at Dock 10 Post
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InMEDIA: How Mam Meets the Challenges of Managing Sports Content
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