Rising Star Shines with Lawo

Paris-based company Yasta provided music premix for reality TV singing competition Rising Star using a turnkey solution built around a Lawo mc256 digital console with Optocore networking modules.
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Rastatt, Germany (November 13, 2014)—Paris-based company Yasta provided music premix for reality TV singing competition Rising Star using a turnkey solution built around a Lawo mc256 digital console with Optocore networking modules.

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Rising Star is the latest reality TV singing competition in France. Currently aired live every Thursday night on M6, the show is derived from an Israeli concept where it was a success.

Broadcast services provider Euro Media, which is responsible for bringing the show to French TV screens, engaged Yasta, which specializes in live audio recording and mixing of major artists and events for broadcast, either via TV or internet streaming, to provide the music premix. Yasta offered to set up and manage the entire audio signal chain from the stage to the OB van.

According to Yasta’s co-founder, Louise Bardet, who is handling the music premix, “Our solution differs in that it is fully digital from the stage all the way out to the OB van—in the case of Rising Star, all of the microphones, except the presenter mics, are digital as well—and completely transparent. Everyone in the chain has access to all the signals from everywhere in the network. That way, if something goes wrong at some point in the chain, or if we decide at any point to change things around, the signal can be instantly and seamlessly accessed from elsewhere and either re-routed or intervened upon in whatever way is necessary.”

“It is the combination of Lawo with Optocore that makes this solution so uniquely powerful and flexible,” continued Louise’s colleague and co-founder, Benoit Gilg. “The size and power of the Lawo matrix is simply awesome, and now that Lawo has given Optocore the possibility to emulate Lawo’s DALLIS interface, it’s as though the console sees its own I/O cards and can thus control Optocore’s preamps as if it they were its own.”

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