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Entercom Communications Corp. and CBS Corporation Applications for Merger and Divestiture, Order on Reconsideration

FCC Media Bureau News Items - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 21:00
Denied Stolz's and Naiman's November 2018 joint Petition for Further Reconsideration seeking review of the Commission's denial of their joint July 2018 Petition for Reconsideration

Entercom Sacramento License, LLC

FCC Media Bureau News Items - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 21:00
The Commission affirms a Media Bureau decision granting the license renewal applications of Entercom Sacramento License, LLC, for stations in Sacramento, California

In the Matter of Entercom License, LLC, Application for Renewal of License for Station KDND(FM), Sacramento, California

FCC Media Bureau News Items - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 21:00
The Commission affirms an order dismissing and denying a petition for reconsideration by Edward R. Stolz II challenging procedural rulings

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SOP Test

Radio World - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:57
DEVA Broadcast DB4005 FM Radio Modulation Monitor

DEVA Broadcast’s new DB4005 is a third-generation digital FM radio modulation analyzer and monitoring receiver.

The company explains that the system features software-defined radio FM tuner-based signal processing, achieved through “sophisticated” DSP algorithms and that its digital filter precision enables the FM signal to be accurately and repeatedly analyzed with each device.

In addition, says DEVA, the MPX input allows users to monitor external baseband signals, regardless of whether they are from a composite STL receiver/stereo FM encoder, or from an off-air source. “With its incredible processing power, it provides detailed readings of all the multiplex FM signal components, while all measurements are refreshed simultaneously and synchronously,” the company says.

What’s more, the DB4005’s loudness meter can display measurements as defined by both ITU BS.1770-4 and EBU R128 recommendations, thanks to the product’s support of both standards.

This tool, which DEVA says allows operators to monitor up to 50 FM radio stations, supports USB and LAN communication interfaces for remote connection and control. It also provides features such as TCP/IP connectivity, audio streaming, and automatic alerts for operation outside of predefined ITU-R ranges.

Info: www.devabroadcast.com DEVA Broadcast DB4005 FM Radio Modulation Monitor

DEVA Broadcast’s new DB4005 is a third-generation digital FM radio modulation analyzer and monitoring receiver.

The company explains that the system features software-defined radio FM tuner-based signal processing, achieved through “sophisticated” DSP algorithms and that its digital filter precision enables the FM signal to be accurately and repeatedly analyzed with each device.

In addition, says DEVA, the MPX input allows users to monitor external baseband signals, regardless of whether they are from a composite STL receiver/stereo FM encoder, or from an off-air source. “With its incredible processing power, it provides detailed readings of all the multiplex FM signal components, while all measurements are refreshed simultaneously and synchronously,” the company says.

What’s more, the DB4005’s loudness meter can display measurements as defined by both ITU BS.1770-4 and EBU R128 recommendations, thanks to the product’s support of both standards.

This tool, which DEVA says allows operators to monitor up to 50 FM radio stations, supports USB and LAN communication interfaces for remote connection and control. It also provides features such as TCP/IP connectivity, audio streaming, and automatic alerts for operation outside of predefined ITU-R ranges.

Info: www.devabroadcast.com DEVA Broadcast DB4005 FM Radio Modulation Monitor

DEVA Broadcast’s new DB4005 is a third-generation digital FM radio modulation analyzer and monitoring receiver.

The company explains that the system features software-defined radio FM tuner-based signal processing, achieved through “sophisticated” DSP algorithms and that its digital filter precision enables the FM signal to be accurately and repeatedly analyzed with each device.

In addition, says DEVA, the MPX input allows users to monitor external baseband signals, regardless of whether they are from a composite STL receiver/stereo FM encoder, or from an off-air source. “With its incredible processing power, it provides detailed readings of all the multiplex FM signal components, while all measurements are refreshed simultaneously and synchronously,” the company says.

What’s more, the DB4005’s loudness meter can display measurements as defined by both ITU BS.1770-4 and EBU R128 recommendations, thanks to the product’s support of both standards.

This tool, which DEVA says allows operators to monitor up to 50 FM radio stations, supports USB and LAN communication interfaces for remote connection and control. It also provides features such as TCP/IP connectivity, audio streaming, and automatic alerts for operation outside of predefined ITU-R ranges.

Info: www.devabroadcast.com DEVA Broadcast DB4005 FM Radio Modulation Monitor

DEVA Broadcast’s new DB4005 is a third-generation digital FM radio modulation analyzer and monitoring receiver.

The company explains that the system features software-defined radio FM tuner-based signal processing, achieved through “sophisticated” DSP algorithms and that its digital filter precision enables the FM signal to be accurately and repeatedly analyzed with each device.

In addition, says DEVA, the MPX input allows users to monitor external baseband signals, regardless of whether they are from a composite STL receiver/stereo FM encoder, or from an off-air source. “With its incredible processing power, it provides detailed readings of all the multiplex FM signal components, while all measurements are refreshed simultaneously and synchronously,” the company says.

What’s more, the DB4005’s loudness meter can display measurements as defined by both ITU BS.1770-4 and EBU R128 recommendations, thanks to the product’s support of both standards.

This tool, which DEVA says allows operators to monitor up to 50 FM radio stations, supports USB and LAN communication interfaces for remote connection and control. It also provides features such as TCP/IP connectivity, audio streaming, and automatic alerts for operation outside of predefined ITU-R ranges.

Info: www.devabroadcast.com

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FCC Accepting Late Filings of ETRS Form One

Radio World - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 14:05

Broadcasters who may not have met last week’s July 3 deadline for filing their ETRS Form One for the upcoming nationwide National Periodic Test of the emergency alert system are still able to file late, though the FCC’s ETRS team said in an email correspondence that any late filings “should be done right away.”

All EAS participants are required to renew their identifying information annually via the ETRS Form One, with a separate filing for each EAS decoder, encoder or units that combine decoder and encoder functions.

[Read: Wilkins on Prepping for Next EAS NPT]

The nationwide EAS test is set for Aug. 7. On that day, participants will also be required to file ETRS Form Two, which covers day of test information, by 11:59 p.m. ET. ETRS Form Three, covering post-test data will be due by Sept. 23. ETRS Forms Two and Three will become available at the time of the nationwide test.

Filers can access ETRS through the FCC website and must use their registered FCC username associated with the FCC registration numbers. Updates or corrections to the form can be performed 30 days after submission.

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Audinate Launches Dante-as-Software Products

Radio World - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:14

Digital audio network specialist Audinate has introduced two new software-based Dante products — Dante Embedded Platform, which runs on Linux for x86 and ARM processors, and the Dante Application Library, which allows software developers to integrate Dante functionality directly into Windows and Mac applications.

These new software-based solutions give manufacturers and developers the ability to deploy Dante into products where it wasn’t previously feasible, in ways that weren’t previously possible. Dante can now be deployed in products where either the price point or form-factor made integrating dedicated Dante hardware challenging.

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Dante as software also provides more flexibility, with the potential to enable new capabilities like Dante being deployed retroactively to products already in the field, the ability to add new features and functions to products on the fly, and the possibility for manufacturers, integrators or customers to configure the number of Dante channels they want for a particular application.

Audinate introduced these new software products in conjunction with several lead customers at the recent Infocomm show.

QSC will begin to deploy the Dante Embedded Platform within the Q-SYS Ecosystem to enable native software-based Dante audio channels. The effort is part of the strategic partnership between the two companies announced earlier this year.

Zoom Video Communications Inc. has teamed up with Audinate to integrate the Dante Application Library into its Zoom Rooms application for video meetings.

Audinate announced a reference design with Analog Devices (ADI) for Dante Embedded Platform on the ADSP-SC589 DSP + ARM processor.

Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate, comments, “This is an inflection point in the AV industry. The decreasing costs, increasing computational power and improved flexibility of the software approach will enable manufacturers and developers to deploy Dante into a plethora of next generation AV products. The option to go with a software-based implementation will enable OEMs to add Dante functionality to existing products without a major redesign and will drive further growth for networked Dante endpoints.”

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Loose Electrical Connections Spell System Failure

Radio World - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 11:32
Fig. 1: Heat from loose wiring connections points to the source of the failure. The blackened plug is a clue.

One of the many maintenance actions we’ve emphasized over the years is that of creating tight electrical connections. 

A contract engineer wrote in to explain how a Crown FM-2K went off the air. The remote control showed that all other readings were OK, and the three-phase backup transmitter in the building was fine. 

At least the station was still on the air! But an 85-mile trip to the transmitter site was necessary.

Once at the site, the engineer needed to do a little bit of sleuthing to find the problem. He began by tracing the AC power feed. The breaker was OK and measured voltage. It was not until he removed the power plug that he noticed the problem (Fig. 1). 

Fig. 2: The outside of the electrical junction box looks fine.

Disassembling the junction box made it apparent that the screw terminal connections had been only marginally tightened. In the few years that the station had been on the air, the connection heated and oxidized until the resistance became high enough to finish it off.

Once the junction box (seen in Fig. 2) was opened, it was apparent that the electrician who installed the outlet wasn’t accustomed to working with stranded wire. Fig. 3 shows how the connections heated and eventually failed. 

Fig. 3: But when screw terminals aren’t tightened firmly, heat and oxidation can cause an off-air failure.

Another licensed electrician subsequently showed our engineer that when working with stranded wire, you should first tighten the connection, but then loosen it and re-tighten it. This process allows all the strands of the wire to deform and settle in a more compact manner. 

Over the years, this tip has served him well.

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The problem of overheating and the failures it can cause can be diagnosed using a relatively inexpensive infrared detector/camera. There are a number of expensive standalone IR models, but if you’re shopping in the $200-$300 price range, you may want to consider a smartphone solution. 

Manufactured by FLIR or SEEK Thermal, these smartphone accessories are available from Amazon. 

They display temperature on the smartphone screen using a color gradient. Blue images are cool; yellow, orange or red indicate increased heat. 

Imagine being able not only to spot loose outlet wiring or circuit breakers about ready to fail, but also to identify loose coil clips or overheated capacitors in an AM array or loose elbow connections or junctions inside rigid transmission line.

Contract engineers may want to consider this addition to their arsenal of test equipment, offering analysis to clients for a fee. An annual thermal inspection would be good practice for all stations. And for liability protection, it would be prudent to use a licensed electrician to affect repairs uncovered by your inspection.

Spotting potential heat-related failures before they occur can save thousands of dollars — not only in repairs but in air time lost when a failure occurs in a critical equipment.

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Every so often we get a neat tip from the folks at Platinum Tools. This company is well known for its Ethernet cabling and testing products. Their most recent release is a compact and handy RJ45 connector tester. 

Ethernet cables, especially the eight-pin variety terminating in RJ45-style connectors, can come in enough varieties to make their termination particularly confusing. The VDV MapMaster 3.0 is ideal for anyone doing a lot of Ethernet cable work. 

In reviewing their website, I discovered it is a wealth of cabling know-how. In addition to a blog and white papers, you’ll find how-to videos on cable prep and wiring subjects.

Fig. 4: Do you know what these are, and how they were used in both radio and TV stations?

One of the neatest finds, however, was information on a free wiring tool. This tool comes with every piece of Cat5/6 cable and can be used to separate the individual wire pairs. What is it? It’s the piece of twisted pair cable jacket that you remove to expose the four pairs prior to terminating! 

Using the “tool” is simple: Just slip it over each individual wire pair, one pair at a time; then as you slide the jacket over the pair, twist it in the opposite direction of the pair’s twist. Keep turning as you pass the sleeve over the pair, all the way down to the cable jacket. 

To improve the performance, the folks at Platinum Tools suggest that you take your scissors and cut the end of the tool’s jacket at a 30-45 degree angle. The angled end makes inserting the wire pair easier.

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OK young’uns! Take a look at Fig. 4 and let me know if you can identify what these are. There was a time when they were commonplace at nearly all radio and TV stations. (It’s not fair asking anyone over 30!) My email address is below.

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Author John Bisset has spent 50 years in the broadcasting industry and is still learning. He handles western U.S. radio sales for the Telos Alliance. He is SBE certified and is a past recipient of the SBE’s Educator of the Year Award.

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Get Groovy With New Gear: Summer of Products 2019

Radio World - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 10:52

It’s new equipment season again!

Radio World’s annual feature is all about new gear that has come onto the market in recent months, especially during spring convention season.

Check out the next installment of broadcast goodies.

WorldCast Audemat RDS Encoder

The WorldCast Audemat RDS Encoder is built on the company’s FMB80.

The RDS Encoder carries the expected RDS/RDBS tools (e.g. artist name, song titles, traffic message, EAS, Radiotext, etc.). But looking forward it adds an MPX-over-AES digital audio function. Furthermore, it can insert the encoding directly into the digital chain. It is also compatible with the latest RDS Edition 2018 standards (IEC- 62106-1 :2018 to IEC 62106-6:2018) and upcoming RDS2 standards. WorldCast notes, “RDS2 will allow broadcasters to send more information (such as pictures) through the FM signal by adding three subcarriers to the MPX/composite signal.”

Worldcast Audemat RDS

As a WorldCast product, it is conversant with the company’s ScriptEasy Apps and Manager for programming, control and management. It is fully networkable and remote controllable.

There’s also an onboard tuner for immediate monitoring. WorldCast’s Manager software can be used to operate the RDS Encoder remotely.

Info: www.worldcastsystems.com

Axia Audio iQx Console Axia iQx

The Axia Audio iQx is designed with AoIP in mind, all wrapped in a single package.

Telos Alliance VP of Sales, Support, and Marketing Marty Sacks said, “Axia iQx suddenly opens up the world of AoIP and Axia capabilities to more people by utilizing existing network resources and eliminating the cost of an outboard mix engine.”

It will be available with 8–24 100 mm sealed plastic-conductive faders. It also offers three-band EQ and multifunction soft key per channel. According to the company, the talkback and mix-minus system offers flexible routing for sources. The iQx can be operated remotely via a web interface.

As a Telos Alliance product, there are telco/hybrid options available. In addition, native Livewire+ support makes the iQx compatible with other Telos Alliance equipment on a network. It is also AES67 and SMPTE 2110-30-compatible.

Info: www.telosalliance.com

Nautel NX AM Digital Transmitters Nautel NX

Nautel has an added a nifty feature to its NX AM transmitter line: digital AM transmission.

Nautel head of Marketing John Whyte said, “Although all-digital AM operation currently requires an experimental license, we and others feel that this is an exciting direction for the AM band and Nautel is ready to support broadcasters as they move ahead with their plans.”

Whyte added, “Its digital modes provide the precision needed in the spectral mask as well as the in-band signal quality required for digital features such as User Experience metadata. NX transmitters, combined with our digital-ready importers and exporters such as HD MultiCast+, make it easy for AM stations to adopt digital transmission.”

Info: www.nautel.com

DEVA Broadcast DB4005 FM Radio Modulation Monitor DEVA DB4005

DEVA Broadcast’s new DB4005 is a third-generation digital FM radio modulation analyzer and monitoring receiver.

The company explains that the system features software-defined radio FM tuner-based signal processing, achieved through “sophisticated” DSP algorithms and that its digital filter precision enables the FM signal to be accurately and repeatedly analyzed with each device.

In addition, says DEVA, the MPX input allows users to monitor external baseband signals, regardless of whether they are from a composite STL receiver/stereo FM encoder, or from an off-air source. “With its incredible processing power, it provides detailed readings of all the multiplex FM signal components, while all measurements are refreshed simultaneously and synchronously,” the company says.

What’s more, the DB4005’s loudness meter can display measurements as defined by both ITU BS.1770-4 and EBU R128 recommendations, thanks to the product’s support of both standards.

This tool, which DEVA says allows operators to monitor up to 50 FM radio stations, supports USB and LAN communication interfaces for remote connection and control. It also provides features such as TCP/IP connectivity, audio streaming, and automatic alerts for operation outside of predefined ITU-R ranges.

Info: www.devabroadcast.com

 

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Community Broadcaster: Northern Discomfort

Radio World - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 17:22

The author is membership program director of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. NFCB commentaries are featured regularly at www.radioworld.com.

Alaska became the latest battleground for funding noncommercial media this past week after Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed an appropriations bill approved by state lawmakers. It is among many moves that are set to make the governor an unpopular figure, and this one affects state media immensely.

On July 1, Dunleavy vetoed nearly 200 line items in the budget, scratching $400 million in costs in a bid to stem the deficit. The biggest of these was $130 million for state universities. He has pledged to cut more from Medicaid, education and the state’s ferry system next year.

[Read: Community Broadcaster: Be Like Ghostface Killah]

“For years, for decades, Alaska’s government side of the economy has been pretty big. It’s going to be smaller. But that doesn’t mean Alaska’s best days are behind us. Quite the contrary, I think Alaska’s best days are ahead of us,” Dunleavy is quoted by Alaska Public Media.

Legislators pledged to meet July 8 in an attempt to override the veto, but it is expected to be unsuccessful, given 45 of the state’s 60 representatives and senators would have to agree with an override.

Current laid out the grim outlook for the state’s noncommercial broadcasters, who saw their full allotment of $2.7 million — $2 million of which went to radio — wiped out by the governor. In the short term, staff cuts, programming reductions and more are likely. In later years, the impact will surely be felt across organizations in significant ways.

Why does this matter?

Alaska has so many open areas of wilderness and rural communities where radio remains an important infrastructure pipeline. Ensuring there is state investment in this key piece of education and emergency preparedness capacity is essential for Alaskans. The Alaska Broadcasters Association has raised concerns how Dunleavy’s veto, consistent with a spring budget in which he argued for identical cuts, could heavily affect rural stations.

On KCAW’s website, General Manager Becky Meiers says that station alone will lose some 18% of funding, resulting in potential layoffs and cuts. What that practically means for Alaskans and every American who needs to be informed about the affairs in one of our nation’s most critical regions is that the services they enjoy will be diminished.

Statistically, the portion for broadcasters is miniscule, but what stations like KCAW and its compatriots at CoastAlaska turn that support into is remarkable. From preservation of the state’s indigenous culture to award-winning journalism to local arts, Alaska noncommercial broadcasters provide some of the most unique, innovative services available in the United States. While I trust that the many outstanding public media professionals in the state can generate the needed funds to keep their dynamic services going, this current crisis does not need to be this way.

Dunleavy is one of many politicians who suggest a patchwork of foundation money and business partnerships will keep the ship afloat. “With access to grants, federal funding, or other innovative sources of funding, we believe [media] will continue to provide services to Alaskans and will prioritize its services so it reaches the Alaskan communities that most need news and information,” according to an unsigned press briefing noted by Current. However, this insistence is frankly divorced from reality.

As any nonprofit leader can tell you, what foundations and funders are asking about almost universally is impact. For Alaska, with its small potential reach generally, making that case is not easy. To give you some perspective, the city of Indianapolis is literally 100,000 people bigger than the entire state of Alaska. It’s safe to say that some Alaskan communities have more otters than people. What the governor bases the notion that grants will save Alaska public radio and television is a mystery.

Dunleavy’s backers say emergency preparedness is better served through mobile phones than broadcast. Yet there’s a reason why the Federal Communications Commission is doing its upcoming test of the Emergency Alert System removed from digital channels. If, during an emergency, cell and internet service is lost, broadcast noncommercial radio remains crucial. In towns where cellular and internet service can be inconsistent, radio’s ability to provide such an alert may be the difference between life and death.

One can hope the citizens of Alaska and lawmakers make it clear to the governor how essential public and community broadcasting is to the state. These stations ask for so little, but give so much to their communities.

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Inside the July issue of Radio World International

Radio World - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 09:51

Located on China’s Pacific coast, Shanghai is the country’s biggest city with a population exceeding 26 million people; three times that of New York City (8.55 million). It is also a city that loves its music, and no radio station captures that idea more than Love Radio 103.7 FM. The station, on air since 2005 and targeting 30- to 55-year olds, claims first position in the city as music format radio station among the mobile population, and second in the overall ranking. Discover the station’s strategy and more in the July issue of Radio World International.

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE

How to Cover Live Events Successfully
Here are some ways to ensure effective linking of all sites in an expanded network.

SIMULCASTING

What’s Your Simulcasting Strategy?

Broadcasting simultaneously in digital and analog can either enhance or stifle your station.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Big Sound, Small Package

Radio World - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 09:20

LOS ANGELES — An eight-foot table isn’t the most elegant studio, but Mike Dooley knows how to get a lot out of a little — in terms of his workspace and his audio equipment. 

Dooley is the lead engineer for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers’ home radio broadcasts, covering more than 40 regular and preseason games, and possibly post-season. For each game, he shares that table in the Staples Center with five audio positions for hosts and guests. To make his broadcast set-up easier, faster and more compact, Dooley uses the Yamaha TF1 digital mixing console.

“A challenging element of sports broadcasts, especially basketball where you’re always on-site in the arena, is space is extremely limited,” Dooley said. “The less space I take up, without sacrificing any audio quality, means there’s more space for the other guys to prepare notes and conduct interviews.”

FOOTPRINT

The compact and portable TF1 gives Dooley that balance of performance and footprint. The Lakers’ home radio broadcasts, including pre- and post-game shows, originate onsite in the arena and air on KSPN(AM) 710 ESPN in Los Angeles and on the Lakers’ broadcast network of 11 radio stations from New Mexico to Hawaii.

“Throughout each game broadcast, I’m responsible for play-by-play, color commentator, producer, stats and guests, so I need to be ready for anything. Plus, I have to manage wireless and have compression limiter control, along with the mixing.” 

Dooley started using the Yamaha TF1 console in January and has since cut his preproduction time in half while streamlining his audio workflow. The TFI console’s multiple aux outputs give him enough flexibility for each broadcast. 

“I have five announcer positions that like personalized mixes and the analog board I was using had run out of room,” Dooley said. “With the TF1, I can customize mixes, giving each person their own mix and levels. Being able to EQ everything separately with total control over compression on every channel and outputs and inputs has been wonderful.”

He continued, “I’ve been a Yamaha user for more than a decade on other projects, and I recently converted my audio infrastructure to newer Yamaha products, including CL3 and CL5 series mixers. The Dante connectivity between each makes set-up and operation simple. Now everything is in the Yamaha world, familiar, easy to use and with the expandability needed.”

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He added that the console’s Dante interface lets him connect to the announcer boxes using a single CAT-5 cable to each, another factor contributing to reduced set-up time. “The sound is superb without having to use the standard microphone cable involved with an analog board.”

Dooley also takes advantage of the Dugan Automixer for his announcer’s microphone channels. 

“Our broadcast position is right in the middle of the crowd, about 15 rows up from the floor. The Dugan software that shipped with Firmware Update 3.5 for the TF1 console is extremely helpful in keeping the crowd noise bleeding in the microphones down to a minimum, allowing me to add what I need via crowd mics instead of fighting with it during the play-by-play. It also helps make our post-game interviews with players on the court sound fantastic.”

The mixer’s all-in-one design makes transporting his equipment easier.

“I previously had an outboard compression limiter that was heavy and took up a lot of space,” he said. “The TF1 console’s onboard compression was appealing, packing all the functions I need into one unit and letting me do more than I could before, easily and with higher quality results.”

For information, contact John Schauer at Yamaha Corp. of America in California at 1-714-522-9011 or visit https://usa.yamaha.com.

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