Harvard Turns To Studio Technologies To Deliver Excellent Audio

Over the last several years, Harvard University Athletics has grown its sports broadcasts significantly, doubling online viewership and establishing partnerships with ESPN and other national and regional networks.

To help deliver excellent audio during these productions, Harvard turns to products from Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions. Units like the Model 204 and Model 230 Announcer’s Consoles, Model 45A Audio Interface, and Model 45DC Intercom Interface have enabled student-led production teams to run about 300 pro-level broadcasts across 42 teams each year, including football, basketball, skiing, rowing, fencing, and more.

“Studio Technologies has always checked all the boxes that I needed, and their products are more affordable than the alternatives,” said Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics at Harvard. “I’ll be looking for a solution and then they come out with something new, or they come out with a product I don’t need and then suddenly an application comes up.”

Halevi specifically highlighted the Model 230 Announcer’s Console, which has been the “workhorse for all Harvard’s productions”. The tabletop unit serves as an audio control “hub” for announcers, commentators, and production personnel. Halevi said games typically have two commentators who use Model 230 units while live on air, and to communicate with production personnel behind the scenes.