Back in the analog days, on-air personalities could hear themselves in their headphones using a radio tuned to their station. The station’s audio processing would make everything sound bigger and louder, even their voices. Which gave them the instant feedback they needed to adjust their voice and mic technique to sound just the way they wanted. Unfortunately, when radio stations transitioned to digital, delay was introduced into the signal chains making it impossible for talent to listen to live processed sound.
Some resourceful engineers have rigged up old analog processors for the talent, but not everyone has a spare. Some modern digital processors offer a low-latency monitor tap, which would actually be a pretty good solution if your processor lived in the studio with the talent. Sigh. Sadly, most on-air talent is listening to dry, flat unprocessed audio in their headphones. We wondered why nobody builds a low-latency headphone processor for on-air talent. Then we stopped wondering and got to work.
Meet Chameleon C3, a low latency multi-band audio processor and high-performance headphone amplifier, all in one compact and easy to use gadget. Chameleon takes an entirely new approach to audio processing. Using a form of A.I. Chameleon monitors the incoming audio and continuously adjusts its parameters to fit the content. The result is the perfect blend of loud and clean for absolutely any format. Choose from three different density levels. Your talent will sound amazing in their own ears. Which will cause them to work their voices and mic technique more effectively. Which in turn will make them sound amazing to your listeners ears.