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17-Oct-2019 Dante Model 348 Recommendations

Recommended Gooseneck Microphone for Model 348 Intercom Station

Model 348 Intercom Station allows a panel-mounted electret condensor gooseneck microphone to be directly connected. At the time of this writing (October 2019) Studio Technologies doesn’t offer a gooseneck microphone that is a good complement to the Model 348 although it’s expected that one will be offered in early 2020. Until that time the Telex MCP-90-series of gooseneck microphones can be directly used with the Model 348 and is recommended. These gooseneck microphones are readily available,

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01-Oct-2019 Dante STcontroller

Can’t Select a Network Interface in STcontroller?

Can’t Select a Network Interface in STcontroller? No Problem.

Recently we’ve had a number of customers contact us regarding an issue where STcontroller could not connect to a local network interface. They found that their network interfaces would be listed in the dropdowns, but no option could be selected. The IP Address and MAC values below the interface dropdowns would also remain unchanged. This would result in STcontroller failing to identify supported Studio Technologies’

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02-Aug-2019 Dante Firmware Updates Model 348

New Features for Model 348 Intercom Station

Yesterday we released new firmware for the Model 348 that adds several significant features:

  • IFB Program Inputs: 8 new Dante receive channels are used to provide the IFB Program source allowing the user the option of monitoring the IFB program source or the main output from on-air talent.
  • Audible Call Tone: Call signals can now be indicated both visually or visually and audibly. When visual and audio call indication is selected the active call input channel will blink and a ~500 Hz tone is sent to the speaker and/or Dante Monitor outputs.
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04-Apr-2019 Dante Live Sports Production

Using Studio-Tech Dante Products for Intercom and Audio with NewTek Tricaster

Many of our customers use the NewTek TriCaster system to broadcast live sports events and have asked us “How can we integrate your announcer’s consoles, IFB, and/or Intercom devices?” The best way is to choose products from our Dante family and install Dante Virtual Soundcard on the TricCaster system.

More information about our Dante products is available here: https://studio-tech.com/product-type/dante-audio-over-ethernet-technology/

Dante Virtual Soundcard is available from Audinate here: https://www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-virtual-soundcard

We also came across the following blog post with more information about using NewTek TriCaster for live sports production: https://www.newtek.com/blog/2017/01/11/ndi-solutions-for-livesports-production/

Happy Broadcasting!

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13-Mar-2019 Dante Testing & Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Dante IP Address Configuration

We often receive technical support calls from customers who are setting up their first Dante network and are having issues communicating with the devices using Dante Controller. Usually this comes from confusion regarding what IP address assignment scheme is being used. It is important to make sure that all of the Dante devices, included the PC running Dante Controller, are assigned to the same IP subnet.

For small networks using self-assigned IP addresses,

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19-Nov-2018 Dante ST 2110

New Product Audio Performance – A Big “Thumbs Up”

Last month we took final prototypes of our new Model 5512 Audio Interface and Model 5518 Mic/Line Interface units for a “real-world test drive” at a well-regarded music recording studio in Chicago. The ‘5512 and ‘5518 support SMPTE ST 2110 and utilize our latest analog and digital circuit designs. These units are hardware “cousins” with the new Dante-enabled Model 5412 Audio Interface and Model 5418 Mic/Line Interface. We knew that the performance specifications of all the units as measured by our test equipment was very good.

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14-Nov-2018 Dante Firmware Updates

Dante Ultimo Subscription Issue Corrected!

 

 

In a previous Tech Note (https://studio-tech.com/tech-notes/problem-with-dante-subscriptions-re-establishing/) an issue was described that impacted certain of our Dante products. In some cases Dante subscriptions (“routes”) would not re-establish upon a power cycle or when disconnecting and reconnecting to the Ethernet network. Over the past several months some of our customers have experienced this issue and we simply couldn’t offer a good solution. It was stressful for everyone involved and sometimes lead to less-than-optimal operation.

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01-Nov-2018 Dante

Version 1.07.00 of STcontroller Released

Yesterday we released a new version of the STcontroller application. It’s 1.07.00 and we really like it. It incorporates a number of additions, changes, and bug fixes.

It adds support for a couple of upcoming products, the Model 381 On-Air Beltpack and the Model 5418 Mic/Line Interface.

It supports the latest version of firmware for the Models 204, 205, 206, and 208 Announcer’s Consoles. The new firmware adds a fifth button operating mode (Push to Mute/Tap to Latch) for the main button (Models 204,

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31-Oct-2018 Dante

Problem with Dante Subscriptions Re-establishing

Over the past few months the Studio Technologies support team has received reports from users in the field who’ve had issues with Dante subscriptions not correctly re-establishing upon device power up. This always involved Studio Technologies products that used the Audinate Ultimo X2 or Ultimo X4 integrated circuits to support their Dante interface. Specific products that were involved in the field included the Models 214, 215, and 216 Announcer’s Consoles, Models 370, 370A, 374, 374A Intercom Beltpacks,

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