German Voice Gets Dangerous

TV audio mixer Toni Kern at The Voice of Germany recently added the new Dangerous Convert-2 DAC to the Dangerous Monitor ST monitor controller in the control room.
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Edmeston, NY (February 19, 2016)—TV audio mixer Toni Kern at The Voice of Germany recently added the new Dangerous Convert-2 DAC to the Dangerous Monitor ST monitor controller in the control room.

"It's definitely much more accurate than the setup we had before which was only analog monitoring,” said Kern. “Now we listen to the exact same digital signal that we send to the live broadcast, and we are hearing it through the Convert-2. We feel very confident about what we are sending to the broadcasters because of this, and the mix is better because of it, too."

The German show, similar to the popular US version, The Voice, has featured live performances by artists such as Coldplay, Robin Schulz, Elle King, James Morrison, Ellie Goulding and Jess Glynne.

Kern mixes the bands for the two shows which vary according to what the songs need for that broadcast. Often he'll have up to 80 inputs from the band running live. His co-mixer, Stefan Kling, focuses on just the vocals. They work side by side on a DiGiCo SD7 console with the EX-007 fader expansion. The Monitor ST sits between them and is key to the control of what they are sending to the live broadcast.

"To be able to instantly switch between our three sets of monitors is the other most important part of the Dangerous Music monitoring system that we put together," says Kern. The mixers use two models of Genelec monitors and a pair of ATC monitors in their mix room.

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