There are many ways a smartphone could be useful on the air, directly contributing to a podcast session, or even used as another source in the studio. Playing recorded audio, voice clips or music, for instance, or using a SIP client or Skype as a codec. And of course, putting callers on the air. And the most practical way to feed that audio source is of course using Bluetooth.
If you’ve been disappointed by the sound of Bluetooth devices in the past, Angry Audio’s Bluetooth Gadget is problem solved. As the company explains, the Bluetooth Audio Gadget makes it easy to put a signal from a smartphone on the air. “Just pair your phone, and the Bluetooth Audio Gadget automatically negotiates the optimal codec algorithm (usually aptX for Android, AAC for iPhone). Balanced audio I/O connects the Gadget to your console. The sound quality is amazing. And the Bluetooth Audio Gadget is bi-directional, so you can even send mix-minus to your caller.”
Clearly, this company knows the problems users are facing every day and designed another winning “problem solver” - a professional bidirectional audio interface for Bluetooth sources. Like all Angry Audio products, the Bluetooth Audio Gadget is built-for-broadcast with premium components like an all steel, powder-coated enclosure, internal AC power supply, and gold-plated audio connectors and switch contacts. Available accessories allow place the device handy on the desktop, or mounted in a rack with a rackmount kit.
Professional applications use balanced audio for good reason, and Angry Audio has been focused on creating balanced circuits that actually offer increased headroom and reduced noise from radiation and ground differentials. Because sometimes unbalanced devices are unavoidable, Angry Audio created a range of devices called Balancing Gadgets, made for those times. The new Bluetooth Audio Gadget is a perfect complement to the three Balancing units already offered by the company.
Angry Audio products can be purchased in the U.S. from Broadcast Supply Worldwide, Broadcasters General Store, Geisler Broadcast Supply, Proaudio.com and SCMS, and in Canada from Pippin Technical, Ron Paley Broadcast, and Vallee (Quebec).