8 Channels of networked microphone management, in one 2RU appliance
15 October 2015 Cleveland Ohio, USA
Every broadcast studio has mics. And with increasingly active morning shows and the growing popularity of talk radio formats, many studios now have 3, 4, or more microphones on the air — boosting the consistency of on-air mic audio to a higher priority than ever.
The new Omnia VOCO 8, introduced at NAB 2015 and shipping now, handily solves the problem of multiple-mic audio processing in just 2RU of rack space. VOCO 8 gives engineers the ability to quickly manage and adjust many mics with just a single laptop connection.
“This is the microphone management system broadcasters have been waiting for,” says Cam Eicher, Director of Global Radio Sales for The Telos Alliance. “VOCO offers a complete set of tools to tailor multiple mics for consistent, perfect vocal presence — every mic, every studio, every time.”
VOCO 8 features eight high-quality microphone preamplifiers and as many as eight channels of 3-band microphone processing (two channels of processing come standard). Comprehensive audio I/O includes analog, AES/EBU and Livewire+™/AES67 for all eight channels. All preamps and audio I/O are always available, regardless of whether or not they are licensed for processing; perfect for adding that “one extra channel” in a studio. Even more useful: since most studios don’t require eight separate mic channels, a single VOCO 8 unit can easily be used to process mics in multiple studios, each with its own secure control access to assigned microphone channels.
VOCO 8 is equipped with a flexible preset and session management system which allows all processing settings and audio routing to quickly be recalled using front panel controls, intuitive remote control software, or from external automation systems. Presets can be shared among multiple networked VOCO 8 units in the same facility, or on the other side of the globe without the need to manually update presets on each unit— a feature unique to VOCO 8. This allows on-air personalities to maintain a consistent mic presence, no matter which personality, studio, or facility is on the air.
Another unique feature tailored specifically to talkshow environments and rowdy morning shows: VOCO 8 has an exclusive "Dominate It!" feature, which allows selected mic channels (such as those for the host and co-host) to remain dominant in the mix at all times, automatically reducing the level of secondary mics by a preset level whenever the host speaks.
Omnia VOCO 8 is shipping now, with MSRP beginning at USD $4,495 for units supplying eight mic preamps and two channels of voice processing; additional channels of processing may be added for USD $500 each. To find out more, visit www.TelosAlliance.com/voco8. For media information, or to learn more about The Telos Alliance, contact Shane Toven at Shane.Toven@TelosAlliance.com, or call +1 216-241-7225.
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About The Telos Alliance
The Telos Alliance (TelosAlliance.com) is a global leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of IP?Audio, telephony, and high?performance audio processing equipment for broadcasters. Telos, Omnia, 25-Seven, Axia, Linear Acoustic and Minnetonka Audio are Telos Alliance brands. The Telos Alliance is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio USA, with additional US offices, plus sales, research and manufacturing offices around the world.