David Prentice, Dale Pro Audio - New York, NY, USA
Sam Cappas, CBS Radio - New York, NY, USA
Joshua Morris, Walters, Storyk Design Group - Highland, New York USA
Steve Shultis, New York Public Radio - New York, NY, USA
Jeff Smith, iHeart Media
In baseball, a slash line is a player’s statistics (batting average / on base percentage / slugging percentage) showing both performance and power at the plate. The slash line for a radio performance space would be live sound/video production/multi-use and occasionally radio showing the production versatility today’s radio station requires. Increasingly, stations are adding just such spaces to reward their audience with exclusive performances, create new programming, add video content for their on-line and streaming channels, and increase the interaction with their audience.
Balancing the different requirements for various uses requires rethinking traditional designs for single-use spaces. The lighting and sound needs to be appropriate for both video and audio recording; control rooms will be required to service several different venues and functions; acoustics and aesthetics need to be appropriate for conversation, acoustic, or electric music; and everybody needs audio, video, and intercom monitoring. There’s no set model for these rooms but our panelists are building the facilities and writing the new rules.