Spatial Mic Dante Named Best Of Show NAB 2024

Spatial Mic Dante Named Best Of Show NAB 2024
April 22, 2024 Voyage Audio

Last week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, the team from Voyage Audio joined pioneers from around the globe to explore and exhibit the latest innovations in media, entertainment, and technology. This year, the event was a hotbed of groundbreaking developments, with our booth placed strategically in the startup section—buzzing with ideas and interactions.

Voyage Audio Wins Big

One of the most thrilling moments for us at NAB 2024 came when Voyage Audio was honored with the Best Of Show award by Mix Magazine for our Spatial Mic Dante. This accolade is a testament to our team’s dedication and innovative spirit, and it reaffirms our role as leaders in the audio technology sector.

The awards recognise the very best products and solutions on display at NAB 2024, with hundreds of products and solutions considered. All entries were reviewed by a panel of industry experts, speakers and editors. Factors taken into account include how diverse and comprehensive our product’s features are; how easy it is to use and how it integrates with other products; and how innovative and unique it is within the market.

The awards’ editorial team have said that “we had to bring our largest team of judges to this year’s show to keep up with the record number of entries, this just highlights how fiercely competitive the awards are and how difficult it can be to stand out at a show like NAB”. They continued to say “every winner should be immensely proud of their achievement, the quality throughout the field was extremely impressive and all of our judges left the show full of praise for the entrants they visited. Well done to all our Best of Show 2024 winners at NAB!”

A Panel Discussion to Remember

Our participation in the panel discussion alongside leaders from Advanced Imaging Robotics and Bit Part was a highlight. We delved into how innovative hardware like our Spatial Mic Dante is simplifying and enhancing production workflows, particularly in sports broadcasting. The response was great; attendees visited our booth post-discussion, eager to learn about integrating our solutions into their environments.

Spotlight on Sports Broadcasting

At NAB 2024, we had the privilege of discussing how Voyage Audio is making significant strides in sports broadcasting. Matt Coppedge, known for his work at high-profile events like the Super Bowl, SEC College Football, and NBA games, shared how our Spatial Mic Dante has become integral in capturing immersive audio for these broadcasts. The microphone’s ability to handle complex audio environments seamlessly makes it especially valuable in sports settings, where the clarity and directionality of sound are paramount. Furthermore, with MPEG-H becoming increasingly important in sports markets for its ability to deliver immersive and personalized audio experiences, our technology is positioned as a crucial tool for broadcasters looking to adopt this standard.

Spotlight Technology: System T Cloud and Dante Connect

At the heart of this year’s NAB was the unveiling of Solid State Logic’s System T Cloud and Audinate’s Dante Connect—technologies that promise to redefine how audio is captured and processed. System T Cloud is setting the stage for virtualized audio mixing, allowing broadcasters to manage live productions from the cloud with unprecedented flexibility and scalability. Meanwhile, Dante Connect, which notably featured our Spatial Mic Dante at their booth, is pioneering cloud-based audio production, enabling more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective broadcast workflows.

Looking Ahead: The Impact on Voyage Audio

The conversations and demonstrations at NAB 2024 have not only solidified our commitment to leading in spatial audio technology but also opened doors to potential collaborations that could shape the future of broadcast audio. As we integrate insights from the event, we are poised to further innovate and adapt our technologies to meet and exceed the evolving needs of the industry.

Join Us on This Audio Revolution

We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and invite you to join us in this journey of redefining audio experiences. Stay tuned to our blog and follow our updates as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in audio technology.