College Basketball at WCDB Albany

From our friend Rob Lepelstat, sports director at WCDB-FM at SUNY Albany, its the Great Danes taking down the Yale Bulldogs on QGoLive.

Rob writes: “Our station has been having some great success with QGoLive and is really excited about our future play by play aspirations for WCDB!”

WCDB had been doing most of their PBP by phone so we’re happy to help out and with Rob at the mic these games really come alive!  Give a listen…

QGoLive vs. “Hardware Solution”

On a recent morning at 1010 WINS New York there were two reporters in the field – the indefatigable John Montone and police specialist Carol D’Auria.   John, as usual, was using his all-in-one kit of QGoLive on an iPad mini.   He did his interviews, his live shots with actuality insertions and his recorded reports for the later in the morning all on his iPad.

Carol was using the best in class hardware solution for broadcast quality field reporting.  She did her interviews on a flash recorder, which she also used to playback her audio into this unit.  When she recorded her reports for later she had to use a separate laptop and mixer.    A lot of hardware vs an iPad mini.

But how does it sound?  First up Carol, live from East New York:

Now John, live from Times Square on QGoLive:

You can draw your own conclusions, but we would argue that QGoLive is the better sounding, less expensive and more flexible solution for live news reporting.  And your station can get it on a barter basis.  Don’t think that works with the other guys.

iPad Mini as All-In-One Reporter Tool Featuring QGoLive v 2.6

Recently 1010 WINS morning reporter John Montone switched from using a laptop with a Behringer mixer, flash recorder (for interviews) and a boom mic to a much more compact (and less expensive) solution.  Left is what John’s setup looked like before.  It sounded good and worked well, but it was a bit of a mess and had a lot of parts.

Right is what John uses now.  An iPad Mini with an iRig HD mic which plugs into the lightning port.  In addition to going live, John can record and edit interviews using Twisted Wave.  He can then import these clips into QGo for insertion into liveshots, and now in v 2.6 he can “hot cart” his reports, punching in the clips as he records a finished report.   He can make minor edits and upload the finished product, which takes a fraction of the time it would take to produce in a traditional editor.

We think this will become the go to kit for 1010 WINS reporters.  Portable, inexpensive and very robust.  Contact me if you want to talk about it.  Here’s John doing a liveshot on his iPad air on the great pumpkin spice scandal.

Friday Night Football on WIDL, Caro MI

From our friend Bob Hughes at WIDL/WKYO in the Thumb of Michigan complete details on how they use QGoLive for Friday Night Football!

Event

-On Location: Football game: Ubly at Cass City in Cass City, MI 9/8/17
-Broadcast Studio in Caro, MI
-Scott Bolsby – Play by Play
-Chris Wilcox – Color

 

 

Equipment

-Headset Mics – Audio Technica BPHS Headset Microphone
-Field Mic – SM57
-Board – Peavey PV10 (it has a monitor out and mute buttons that are necessary)
-LG Android Phone
-1/8″ 4 pole to RCA Red/White/Yellow cable with RCA to 1/4″ adapter for yellow RCA

On Location Path

-AT Mics to channels 1 and 2, so you can mute channels during commercials
-SM57 to channel 3
-Ipod for commercials and imaging to channel 9/10 (use monitor out to send to studio)
-Signal to Studio via Monitor out controls using yellow RCA/1/4″
(each channel has an individual send channel which is routed to master monitor out to send to studio)
-Signal from Studio via Red/White to channel 7/8, turn monitor to 0, use post fader to adjust headphone feed
-1/8″ 4 pole cable plugged into phone and transmits via QGoLive

Studio Path

-QGoLive receiver wired to console
-Volume adjusted appropriately on QGoLive channel and activated to air (Mute Channels on PV mixer when connecting to studio from location)
-Use VNC programs and smart phone to control automation system to pause and activate automation as needed.
-At game time, pause automation via VNC after current song, run imaging on location and broadcast game accordingly.-At close of game, start automation via VNC and go home
-Rinse and repeat weekly