imgRastatt, Germany (November 29, 2013)—Two new studios at Radio 24 in Zurich, Switzerland, have been outfitted with identical Lawo sapphire mixing consoles.

Swiss systems integrator SLG Broadcast (SLG) provided a complete broadcast center for Radio 24’s new complex in Zurich, including IP-capable fit-out of two broadcasting studios, a layout studio, a stage, 24 editors’ workplaces and integration of the station’s OB vehicle. Rounding out the facility are a digital-signage-system for TV and informational, displays and an automatic camera system for webstreaming.

The two Lawo sapphire mixing consoles are each fitted with 12 faders and include a central module that can be operated by the host. Each desk is complemented by an additional four-fader module for the news presenter or co-host, each with its own overbridge and configurable touchscreen. In the production studio, a Lawo crystal was installed to mix live performances on the stage and record them to a Pro Tools DAW. The crystal and the DAW are both connected to the central router via MADI. Five of the 24 editors’ workplaces have IP-connection to the Lawo router, including intercom access to all studios.

“The technical solutions for radio are so advanced that we were able to provide open workspaces, integrate moving pictures and audio, and route the program via mouse-click to different distribution paths,” said Marc Straehl from SLG Broadcast. “Thus, Radio 24 is able to produce programs in a global and modern way, not only using the phone but also the social media streams that are available at the host’s console.