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Feb 2019 Meeting Report: ABC Radio tour

Twenty members and guests gathered in the foyer of the ABC Southbank studios for a tour of the ABC radio studios. The timing was fortuitous as, while we waited we had a panoramic viewing window into the ABC-TV News studio, where the 7:00 pm flagship bulletin was going live to air. That made for an entertaining wait.

Chairman Graeme Huon then welcomed all to the meeting and introduced ABC Radio Operations Manager Paul Penton and Senior Operator Richard Girvan, who were to be our hosts for the evening.

Splitting up into two groups and starting in Radio Master Control, operator Brett assisted Richard and Paul in describing the operation of MCR and the scheduling software, and localization, explaining that the majority of content is live with a little bit of replay off digital storage using Netia software. Richard commented that the localization elements are still running on the ABC-developed D-Cart system (dating from 1995 build). He explained that localization was the system whereby when a program is being fed to multiple centres, local promos and idents are triggered at each centre when the program cuts to a break. He also indicated that a small amount of voice tracking is done using the commercial RCS Zetta package.

Richard Girvan describes Radio MCR Operations – photo Rod Staples
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February Meeting Notice: ABC Radio Studio Tour

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 18th February
(Bookings required – see form below).

It will be a tour of

ABC Radio Studios – Southbank, Melbourne

Hosted by Paul Penton (Ops Manager) and Richard Girvan (Senior Audio Operator)

ABC Radio’s Southbank studio complex forms a key node in the public broadcaster’s multiple radio networks for both national and local audiences. This tour will cover the radio service’s on-air and production studios.
It will be an opportunity to check out the SSL consoles in the production areas, as well as the Stagetec digital on-air consoles and Netia computertized playout system.

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Meeting Report: December 2018 DSP Correction in Loudspeakers

Meeting Report – December 2018

Chairman Graeme Huon welcomed all to the meeting and introduced Steve Spurrier to present to us on the use of Digital Signal Processing in a range of Genelec monitoring loudspeakers, outlining Steve’s background and training in these specific Genelec models.

Steve Spurrier expounds on DSP in loudspeakers – photo Rod Staples

Steve started by highlighting the challenges of achieving monitoring loudspeaker accuracy in the crowded, acoustically challenged control rooms found in today’s diverse content creation environment.
He commented that modern monitoring loudspeakers from a range of manufacturers can be very accurate – to within +/- 2dB – when measured in an anechoic environment.

 

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2019 Meeting Calendar and February meeting

Preliminary Notice

We are currently planning the 2019 Meeting Calendar.

The next meeting is expected to be in February 2019.

More details will be posted as soon as they are to hand.
Thanks for your patience.

December Meeting Notice: DSP in Monitoring Speakers

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 10th December at 7:30pm.

Steven Spurrier of Studio Connections will present on the topic:

Using DSP in loudspeakers to tame the monitoring environment
           …Genelec’s unique approach

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