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News: ABS Launches Audio Technology Tour
News: ABS Launches Audio Technology Tour

Last Updated: July 7, 2009 5:07 pm GMT

(Seatac, Washington--July 7, 2009) Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) is addressing the changing professional audio landscape with “Understanding the Bastard Child of Broadcast,” a series of free educational sessions this month at broadcast stations in Oregon and Washington.

“Audio never seems to get the respect it deserves, but it’s an essential part of television production,” said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “With recent advancements in digital technology, audio has also become more complicated than ever. Our ‘Bastard’ tour is designed to help industry professionals stay current with audio technologies and techniques.”

Sponsored by Dolby, Genelec, Linear Acoustic, Sennheiser, and Yamaha, the “Bastard” tour kicks off July 20 at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, with stops at five other broadcast stations. Presentations will begin at 10 a.m. and be repeated at 2 p.m. at all locations.

The educational sessions will provide instruction on 5.1 monitoring, mixing and encoding, and creating the highest audio quality in facilities. Additional topics will include dialnorm and loudness issues, as well as the recent developments in the wireless spectrum. Program content is designed for broadcasters, but all video professionals are invited to attend.

For more information or to reserve a seat at any of the “Bastard” tour sessions, please contact Mark Miller at ABS at (206) 870-0244 or

The ABS “Understanding the Bastard Child of Broadcast” tour schedule is:

About Advanced Broadcast Solutions:
Based in SeaTac, Wash., Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) specializes in personalized broadcast services such as consulting, project budgeting, workflow analysis, feasibility studies, project management, system and architectural design and engineering, equipment specifying, procurement and installation, maintenance support and training. ABS boasts a technical staff with over a century of practical experience in television operations, automation, traffic implementation, multiple program stream management and signal distribution by fiber, microwave and satellite. ABS clients include: Fisher Communications, Cowles California Media, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios.

For more information about ABS, call 206-870-0244 or visit our web site at