HUBEI, China - As Hubei’s top-ranked network in revenue for
eight consecutive years, Hubei Business News Channel Network covers the entire
Hubei province and has arguably the strongest influence of all media of Hubei. Recently,
to accommodate its HD broadcasting, the network upgraded to a HARMAN Soundcraft
Vi4 digital mixing console.
The console is configured with 32 mic line inputs, 32
EAS/EBU digital inputs and 16 analog outputs. The audio equipment was supplied
and integrated by HARMAN distributor ACE.
“The main reason we selected the Soundcraft Vi4 model for
this project is because it serves as the perfect balance between price and
performance that the network was looking for,” said Rico Fung, VP of Broadcasting
at ACE. “Also, the touchscreen interface helps the workflow of operators during
live broadcasting, as there are many things to monitor.”
Operators of the network prefer the Soundcraft Vi4 mainly
due to its value per dollar, ease of use and scalability of the system. It uses
the Vistonics™ touchscreen interface in order to monitor and control input
parameters and output channels. This increases the amount of control during
live broadcasts, as everything is displayed clearly and intuitively. The sound
is processed by the SCore Live DSP engine, providing superb signal quality.
“The Vi4 changes the concept of digital mixing consoles;
having all this processing power as well as the intuitive layout allows the
operator to focus solely on the mixing. After some general testing, we believe it
is much easier to use when compared to our previous digital mixing console,
making live broadcasting effortless,” Fung said.
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