Explaining NDI

Explaining NDI

There seems to be much confusion about BirdDog and NDI usage requirements. Here are some quick facts about NDI. 1) You don't need a super-duper powerful computer to use NDI. If your live sources are just primary camera (1080p) and PowerPoint slide, any reasonably recent Intel i5 CPU can do it.  2) You don't need the internet to use NDI. You need a local Gigabit network. These two are different things.  To make this easier to understand, here is a little illustration.  You are a restaurant* operator. You decide to start serving a dish called NDI on the menu. For the children...
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The Case for Faderless Digital Mixers – The Presonus StudioLive 16R

The Case for Faderless Digital Mixers – The Presonus StudioLive 16R

Since audio manufacturers introduced the first digital audio mixers to recording studios more than 30 years ago, it's now a relatively common sight to see a digital mixer in place of what used to be an analogue console in events like concerts and performances halls. With affordable digital mixers such as Behringer X32, Yamaha TF Series, Allen & Heath QU Series, Presonus Studio Live Series flooding the market, churches worldwide embrace this digital revolution. However, as an audio consultant and integrator, I occasionally encounter church audio volunteers hesitant to step into the digital realm. The reason - digital mixers are...
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Review: Audio-Technica System 10 Digital Wireless Microphone System

Review: Audio-Technica System 10 Digital Wireless Microphone System

Review: Audio-Technica System 10 Digital Wireless Microphone System Audio-Technica System 10 Handheld System I have seen many wireless microphones passed through my hands—the cheap and expensive, the branded and unknown brands etc. Some are good, some are bad, and over the years, I have developed are set of requirements in selecting the best wireless microphones for different churches. Today, I will review Audio-Technica System 10 Wireless Microphone system, and it will be judged on these criteria - reliability, sonic quality, manufacturer support, ease of use, and cost.  The Audio-Technica System 10 is a great value wireless system for small venue...
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