The Paley Center for Media, located in Midtown Manhattan, reopened its Ralph Guild Radio Studio in August following a major audio equipment refit that included the installation of six Heil Sound PR 40 dynamic broadcast microphones.
The Center embarked on a renovation of its radio studio earlier this year with the assistance of Geoff Daking and Dave Thibodeau of Daking Plus, with Doug Warner, the institution’s director of engineering, acting as project manager.
“This has been an incredibly exciting project, and we’re very grateful to Heil Sound for supporting our vision of creating a new, cutting-edge, radio facility in midtown Manhattan,” said Warner. “The New York studio facility is configured with an interview table with four PR 40 mics around it, and a Heil Sound mic at the console for doing a self-engineered broadcast, which in radio is not uncommon. We also have a separate producer’s mic, so we’re set up for a range of different options.” Also utilized in the installation at the Paley Center are Heil Sound SB2 boom stands, which were chosen for their smaller size, which suited the unique needs of the studio.
The reconstruction of this studio was designed to fulfill the many needs of the radio clients who have used the Paley Center as their Manhattan base over the years. The Ralph Guild Radio Studios at both of the Paley Center locations are available for use by professional radio operators for remote broadcasts, as well as production recording. “Typically, they’re doing remote broadcasts live from the Paley Center for Media,” explains Warner. “National Public Radio and Air America have done broadcasts from this location, as have KEXP, KCRW and other radio stations. Over the years we’ve welcomed everyone from U.S. Presidents to U2 into the Ralph Guild Studio. With our new, updated set-up in place, we look forward to welcoming many more.”