Berlin, Germany (August 5, 2010)--Austrian state broadcaster ORF has installed 14 Junger Audio MIX4 mixers at its regional radio studios in Linz.
Hubert Hawel, head of engineering at ORF, says, "We needed to replace the mixers we were using with our audio workstations so we began looking around for a solution. Previously we had used external sound processors for processing the microphone signal, but as we wanted to reduce the number of devices in each studio and make the system easier for our staff to handle, we decided to invest in a mixer with built-in DSP functionality."
Hawel and ORF engineer Franz Kierner, one of the engineers in charge of technical and IT equipment in ORF's Upper Austria Regional Studios, came across the MIX4 units at a trade show and began discussions with Junger Audio's technical staff to incorporate a number of custom features that would make the units more suited to the particular needs of their staff.
"We wanted direct access to four snapshots with the 1-8 buttons and some changes to the user admin software, as well as a couple of other small changes," Kierner says. "Junger Audio's engineers were able to do this for us and we are now very happy with the results. We are particularly impressed with the compressor/limiter bus, which offers an outstanding gain range with almost no pumping or other losses in sound quality."
ORF has been using the MIX4 units to record radio interviews and features and to control audience phone-ins.