Multimedia Center in Japan Opts for Aurus

Osaka, Japan (February 18, 2004)--iMedio in Osaka, Japan has purchased one of the new Aurus mixing consoles by Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup. The console will be used primarily for mixing multimedia, video, and DVD productions. iMedio is the second Japanese customer for Aurus; last year, the first console was sold to the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
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Osaka, Japan (February 18, 2004)--iMedio in Osaka, Japan has purchased one of the new Aurus mixing consoles by Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup. The console will be used primarily for mixing multimedia, video, and DVD productions. iMedio is the second Japanese customer for Aurus; last year, the first console was sold to the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

iMedio (Incubator for Multimedia Industry Osaka) provides space, technology and know-how from the multimedia and IT domains to start-ups and young enterprises to aid them in implementing their business ideas. A large post production studio is currently being constructed, with the new Aurus at its heart. The console is configured with 56 channel strips, 112 audio channels, 16 extra channel resources for monitoring, and 128 mix buses.

"As this is a rental studio where numerous external engineers will work, simple operation was an absolute must. iMedio requested a comparatively large number of fader panels to prevent dual fader assignments," said Sebastian Schmidt, project manager in charge, who directs the project in co-operation with the Japanese distributor of Mediagroup products, Heavy Moon.

The standard system, comprising the combination of Aurus and Nexus Star, plus an extra 9U Nexus base device, is networked using fiber optics. This base device will provide interfaces to external sources and destinations. This configuration can subsequently be expanded using more base devices as required. The Nexus Star accommodates a total of five DSP boards, each with a capacity of 32 audio channels.

"In addition to simple operation and optimum audio quality, there was a third criterion that made iMedio opt for the Aurus--the enormous flexibility of the console," summarized Schmidt. "For example, thanks to the adaptive user interface, engineers can use the Aurus as an in-line desk if they prefer."

Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup
www.stagetec.com