Friday, September 30, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (Rm 408A)
Bob Orban is best known in the professional broadcast industry for the Orban Optimod FM audio processor. It introduced patented non-overshooting lowpass filters to the FM MPX audio chain, dramatically increasing loudness and signal to noise ratio without audible side-effects. While Optimod could be used as a lethal weapon in the early FM loudness wars, Bob’s original goal was create a processor with much lower distortion that anything then available. Optimod was a powerful tool that didn’t always need to run at “11” to achieve its goals. This was a true game-changer for FM Radio broadcasting.
In addition, Bob created innovative recording studio and production tools, such as the Orban Stereo Synthesizer, de-essers and reverbs. Bob has also been an active participant in the National Radio Systems Committee.
This interview by longtime friend and colleague Greg Ogonowski will discuss the vast progress in audio processing technology that has shaped and molded delivery of audio for broadcast and streaming throughout the world. Join us for a true trip down tech memory lane, and up to current developments in broadcast audio processing.
|This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery