São Paulo, Brazil (May 16, 2018)—Epah Estúdios, which provides live mixing, recording and production services to the Brazilian broadcast industry, has launched UMA-5, a new vehicle featuring a Solid State Logic System T broadcast audio production system.
Epah has long been part of notable Brazilian music events like Rock in Rio, Lollapalooza and Monsters of Rock, and provides all audio services for the Prêmio Multishow de Música Brasileira (Multishow Brazilian Music Awards), including sound reinforcement and broadcast sound.
Marcelo Freitas, technical manager at Epah, explains that before settling on SSL's System T for the UMA-5 truck, they already had a notion of what they wanted, and the place they wanted it to occupy in the marketplace: "We needed something different, something new in the broadcast world. We wanted to put the best sound and the latest technology to work for us—to make a leap forward."
UMA-5 now has System T at its core. The main control surface is a three-bay, 48-fader S500 connected to dual redundant T80 800-path Tempest audio engines, with Dante I/O connected to primary and secondary (redundant) Ethernet networks via COTS 52-port Cisco switches in the truck. There are two stage racks available, each with three SSL Network I/O: SB.i16 and two SSL Network I/O SB 8.8 stageboxes, with dual redundant Ethernet connectivity. This gives a total stage capacity of 128 inputs and 32 outputs.
Additional Dante I/O from a range of manufacturers is available on the truck, as are two SSL Network I/O: MADI Bridge units, for interfacing existing MADI infrastructure with the Dante Network.
Eduardo Pinter, an engineer at Epah, notes: "We use Reaper for recording. We normally record 128 channels, and that's connected to the audio network as well, via a Dante PCIe-R sound card.”
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