Berlin, Germany (August 17, 2004)–The Deutsche Welle TV broadcasting service in Berlin has equipped another one of their control rooms with digital audio technology by the Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup. In August, a digital AURUS console replaced its somewhat outdated predecessor in the Tonregie 2 sound control room on the Voltastraﬂe premises.
The AURUS console features 32 channels strips and two DSP modules and is complemented by two NEXUS 9-U base devices. For the internationally broadcasting TV station, this has already been the second large project implementing products made by Stagetec, member of Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup; in the middle of the ’90s, the Tonregie 1 control room had already been equipped with a CANTUS digital console, and a NEXUS audio network for signal routing within the studio complex had been installed.
From Berlin, the Deutsche Welle TV broadcasts a daily updated program and Tonregie 2 is constantly needed for news production. To maintain uninterrupted operation, the Mediagroup engineers initially preinstalled the entire cabling and connected it to the main switching room. Then, an extra NEXUS base device was connected via MADI, providing the interface to a small “transition” console.
“This provisional solution allowed for ensuring flawless operation during the changeover,” said Norbert Schömel, project manager from Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup. But the solution was only needed for a matter of hours. “Just one day after installation the AURUS was ready to use. After the implementation, the AURUS is now available for extensive training while the programs are being broadcasted using the substitute desk,” Schömel goes on.
The decision to install the AURUS was reportedly based on the quick and instant accessibility of the channel strips, a very convenient N-1 matrix, and the short setup times.
Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup