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Rick Bidlack on VoxPro 6 at NAB 2016

In the Wheatstone booth at NAB 2016, Scott Fybush talks with Chief Engineer Rick Bidlack about VoxPro 6, the latest version of the extremely popular recorder/editor that is now part of the Wheatstone family.

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Kaden on VoxPro 6 at NAB 2016

By Josh Gordon - A crowd unexpectedly gathered at the Wheatstone booth during the NAB show in Las Vegas last month when KISS-FM’s afternoon drive personality, who goes by the name of Kaden, stopped by to be filmed in a demo video for the new VoxPro 6.0 digital recorder/editor, the radio industry standard for real-time audio editors.

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According to Rick Bidlack, VoxPro product manager at Wheatstone, “There was no plan for a crowd. We were going to quietly shoot an educational video showing how a DJ can edit down a listener phone-in call. When the video production crew turned up the audio of the editing system so it could be heard on the video recording, passersby could hear what was going on. Within a minute, about 25 people were watching the shoot, with more on the way.”

What drew the crowd was the Phoenix jock himself. Starting with a real listener phone call used a week before on-air, along with a microphone attached to the VoxPro 6.0, he rapidly edited and transformed an ordinary phone conversation into a polished, edgy and airable listener call. The crowd loved it. Kaden’s reaction: “We jocks use VoxPro as a golden tool to pack the most personality and entertainment into the shortest time possible. In Top 40 radio, the golden rule is keep the music moving. A typical phoner can't slow the pace, and needs to sell our brand and personality. A typical call may be 2-3 minutes in length; the best 20 seconds makes it on the air and we have to keep it fun!” Several in the crowd commented how Kaden’s flingers flew in a blur as he used the new VoxPro 6.0 controller. Explained Kaden, “The controller is designed to be very fast. We take phone calls while songs and commercials are playing, then heavily edit and get them on-air, almost in real time. If you do this for a few years, you get very fast. When I’m on the air, my eyes are on the computer screen, and my fingers do all the work, making the call as tight and entertaining as possible.”

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VoxPro Overview

In this video, we'll introduce you to VoxPro, the de facto standard audio recorder/editor for live radio broadcast use. It’s hard to walk into any radio studio in the world today and not see VoxPro next to the console.

DJ Kim Ashley Using VoxPro Live In Studio

In this video, DJ Kim Ashley from Fresh 102.7 in NY gives an impromptu demonstration of how VoxPro works in a live, on-the-air setting.
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The Original Vintage 1995 VoxPro Promo Video

Seattle radio's former/great top-40 DJ Charlie Brown hosts this rare 1995 sales video re a new invention called the VoxPro® - where he also played a big part in the development - for radio broadcasters and station production in the digital recording and expert editing of audio to use on-the-air. This unit is believed to be the FIRST digital tool that was used primarily for radio stations via the Apple computer software.

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You'll also see how this once performed (at 3:10) on Seattle's now-defunct KRPM K-106 Radio with Ichabod Caine (who left 94.1 KMPS since late '90s), at Newsradio 710 KIRO (now all-sports) and with KUBE-FM's former deejay Chet Buchanan.

Charlie has since retired and he and Kimberly have sold VoxPro to Wheatstone Corporation in 2015.

VoxPro6 How-To: Tips and Tricks Videos

Rick Bidlack shows us the basics of Background Recording, a VoxPro6 feature that allows you to do other work in VoxPro while continuing to record audio in the background.

Login/Logout

Logging and and logging out may seem like VoxPro's most fundamental features, but Rick gives us the basics just the same in this video.

Use with Audio Devices

In this lesson, Rick Bidlack, lead developer of VoxPro, goes over the setting of input and output audio devices for the editor and Hot Keys.

Classic Mode Tour

Rick Bidlack, the man behind VoxPro's inner workings, gives us a tour of the VoxPro screen in "Classic Mode," describing each feature.

Basic Editing

Wheatstone's lead developer of VoxPro, Rick Bidlack, takes us through some of the most basic editing features of the premiere recorder/editor software for the radio industry.

Playback Features

VoxPro lead developer Rick Bidlack takes us through some of the playback features of VoxPro6 in this short video.

Scrub Functions

Rick Bidlack takes a couple of minutes to show us the various scrubbing functions in VoxPro6 and how to use and configure them.

Basic Recording

In this video we get a quick introduction to basic recording using VoxPro6.

Insert Recording

Wheatstone's Rick Bidlack, lead developer of VoxPro, introduces us to the concept of Insert Recording, which allows us to insert material at any point in the middle of an existing file.

Background Recording

Rick Bidlack shows us the basics of Background Recording, a VoxPro6 feature that allows you to do other work in VoxPro while continuing to record audio in the background.

Auto Record

Rick Bidlack teaches us a bit about the Auto Record function in VoxPro6, which allows recording several elements (calls, etc.) sequentially without stopping to name each one.

Multitrack Mode

Rick Bidlack, lead developer of VoxPro, shows us the basics of the multitrack mode in VoxPro6, which allows playing mulitple files at once, so you can add music and sound effects to your work.

Advanced Multitrack Mode

In a previous video, Rick Bidlack introduced us to the multitrack feature of VoxPro6. Here, he goes into a bit more detail, showing us how to manipulate and render (mix down) a multitrack file.

Gap Buster

Rick Bidlack shows us the basics of Gap Buster, a VoxPro6 feature that automates the removal of undesired silence from any audio track.

Gap Buster Calibration

In this video, VoxPro's Rick Bidlack shows us how to calibrate the Gap Buster feature of VoxPro6 to compensate for such things as background noise.

Voice Slip

Rick Bidlack, lead developer of VoxPro, gives us an introduction to using the Voice Slip feature of VoxPro6 to eliminate talkover in an interview.

Back Slip

Rick Bidlack describes the Back Slip function in VoxPro6, which is sort of the opposite of Voice Slip ... it CREATES overlap or talkover.

Hot Keys Lesson 1

As an introduction to the Hot Key feature in VoxPro, lead developer Rick Bidlack gives us the basics on turning on the Hot Key window and dragging a file in, creating a new Hot Key.

Hot Keys Lesson 2

Rick Bidlack continues his instruction on the use of Hot Keys in VoxPro with a tutorial on moving audio between the active file and a Hot Key.

Hot Keys Lesson 3

This third lesson on VoxPro Hot Keys from lead developer Rick Bidlack shows us how to edit an existing hot key.

Hot Keys Lesson 4

In this fourth lesson on VoxPro Hot Keys, Rick Bidlack shows us several different ways to label, display, and configure the Hot Key window, including how to move the Hot Keys to a separate monitor.

Markers Lesson 1

Markers are a key feature of VoxPro. Here, Rick Bidlack shows us how to create a marker in the first of several lessons about markers.

Markers Lesson 2

In this, the second of Rick Bidlack's helpful lessons on the use of markers in VoxPro, we learn how to edit or move a marker that's already been placed.

Markers Lesson 3

In the third of a series of lessons by Rick Bidlack about the use of markers in VoxPro, we learn how to insert markers into a file while it's being played, which we call inserting markers "on the fly."

Markers Lesson 4

Following up on the tutorial where we learned to insert markers "on the fly," Rick Bidlack shows us that we can insert markers during a recording, too!

Markers Lesson 5

In this final tutorial on VoxPro markers, Rick Bidlack shows us the various options under the "Marker" menu in VoxPro6.

Editing Channels Independently

Can you edit the two channels of a stereo VoxPro file independently? You bet you can, and Rick Bidlack shows us just how to do that.

Pitch and Time

VoxPro's lead developer, Wheatstone's Rick Bidlack, explains how to vary the length of a clip without changing the pitch using VoxPro's Pitch and Time function.

Time Compression

In this handy tutorial, Rick Bidlack shows us how to modify the time duration of a clip in order to fit it into a fixed time slot.

Can't Lose

Amazingly, you can't really accidentally lose anything you record on VoxPro6. Rick Bidlack shows us why that's so.

Deleted Files

Rick Bidlack describes the Back Slip function in VoxPro6, which is sort of the opposite of Voice Slip ... it CREATES overlap or talkover.

File System 1

In this video intended mainly for administrators and experts, Rick shows us where the VoxPro software stores its own files as well as the files and folders created by its users.

File System 2

In this second "under the hood" lesson for experts and administrators, Rick shows us that if files get moved around, added, or deleted to the folders VoxPro "owns," we need to manually update the database before VoxPro can work with those files again.

File System 3

In this third lesson on the VoxPro Filesystem (for experts and engineers), Rick shows us where the software stores information on each of its users, and how to manipulate those lists.

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Idea Factory Videos

We asked some of our folks to go on camera and simply talk to each other. We think you'll like what they had to say... unrehearsed and unscripted. Be sure to check out this series which gets into great detail about how and why Wheatstone does what it does with respect to Wheatstone and Audioarts consoles, our television audio products, our audio processing gear, as well as WheatNet-IP.

Wheatstone Interviews the Broadcast Industry

At this year's NAB show, we invited many people from all corners of the industry to join us in conversations about all things broadcast. Obviously, we focused on audio for broadcast because, well, it's what we know.

We didn't really know what to expect, but the results definitely exceeded even our greatest expectations. We touched on many, many subjects and heard some fascinating things about what people are doing with audio in the broadcast world. Each of these videos is a wealth of information spanning every aspect of audio for broadcast.

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