Main Page Text: Sigma Broadcast's Simon Daniels and Sennheiser UK's Andrew Lillywhite were among the speakers at the Institute of Broadcast Sound event on 16 May. Designed to demystify radio microphone technology and its implementation in the pro-audio world, the event took place at the National Film and TV School, Beaconsfield, and commenced with a presentation from Gary Clarke (MIBS) about the terminology and techniques employed in TV and radio communications.
Following this session, there were two parallel talks, with delegates able to attend both sessions. Whilst Simon Daniels of Sigma Broadcast gave a demonstration of the grams playout system, Later with Jools Holland sound supervisor Mike Felton explored the ins and outs of mic'ing a rock band.
In the afternoon, following a buffet lunch, the primary topic was world of RF. Andrew Lillywhite from Sennheiser UK debunked the various mysteries surrounding the subject, and Charlotte John demonstrated how to use current radio mic systems.
Dubbing mixer Chris Maclean was also be on hand to answer questions about current post-production techniques.
Shortly before the event took place, IBS vice-president John L. Andrews told PSN-e: "This is a rare opportunity to hear some of the top experts in broadcast sound talking about the daily problems they encounter in studio and location work, and discussing how to overcome them. It's also a great chance to meet others in the industry and to make new contacts."
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