Eric Larsen of TASCAM | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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Larry Jordan: We do podcasting. Why would we be interested in your stuff?

Eric Larsen: What we've got is one that allows people to move to a performance aspect they didn't have before. A lot of interfaces are there, you plug the microphone in and you get really good audio and you're done. We have one that has real-time hardware compression NEQ, real-time reverb where you can select the reverb type and then add as much you want to with the real-time mix, and we've got hot buttons that allow you to trigger sound effects or bumpers or add spots in real time. So it's kind of like taking a microcosm of the old Morning Zoo studio and bringing that to the desktop. For people who don't want to have to post edit and they want to be able to perform. we've got a device like that.

LJ: That's very cool. Let's shift gears now and talk about the new stuff. What's coming in at the show?

EL: We've got a couple different things. We have a firmware update for one of our DSLR recorders. It happens to be our top of the line model, which is our DR 701D. It's just a firmware update that came out just around New Year's and this one now supports AMBEO format A and B.

The Ambisonics format has been allowing people, for some years now, to record not quite surround system audio, but it really is a spherical audio that's a representation of the sound and how it exists in the room.

To read and hear more of this 2018 NAB BuZZ podcast, go to the Simon Says media player here.

Note: all podcast content, including the transcripts, are owned by and are the copyright of Digital Production BuZZ.

About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he's done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website,, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry's leading innovators.

To learn more about Digital Production BuZZ and Larry Jordan, head here.

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