Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 24, 2013)—AKN, a broadcast facilities provider based in the Netherlands, has upgraded with Harman's Studer Vista digital platform, replacing a Studer 928 analogue console.
The new desk, supplied by Studer's Dutch distributor, Heynen, will be used for mixing broadcast productions-live and on record-and operate between both of its large A and B TV studios.
The new Vista 1 is configured with 80 mono inputs; 15 stereo inputs; six mono groups; four stereo groups; two stereo masters; four shared programs; 12 mono aux and four stereo aux. It was supplied with a Studer D21m Digital Extension box (32 inputs/24 outputs) and Ghielmetti patch field.
Set up in the mid-'90s to support broadcasters, AKN rents out its facility in the Dutch media capital to a number of organizations and is responsible for maintaining these studios. Patrick van der Tol, AKN general manager Radio & TV Studios, and Damir Cicek, AKN floor manager, stressed the necessity to ensure a stable technical infrastructure for AKN's clients. "The choice for a digital platform was obvious since we need to be keep up with ongoing changes in audio workflow," they rationalized.