Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 9, 2012)—Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Hot FM recently opened two new regional studios with four Harman Studer OnAir 1500 digital mixing consoles.
Mahajak Trio Electronic Sdn Bhd, the local Studer and Harman Professional distributor, supplied the equipment. These are the first OnAir 1500s to be delivered and commissioned in Southeast Asia.
Hot FM, part of Synchrosound Studio Sdn Bhd, a Media Prima subsidiary, opened the new studios in response to the demand of listeners in the Malaysian east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu. Media Prima Berhad, a Malaysian integrated media investment group, currently owns 100 percent equity interest in TV3, 8TV, NTV, TV9, Hot FM, Fry FM and One FM.
Each station has been built with one main and one backup studio using the Studer OnAir 1500 12-fader console. Hot FM has become Malaysia's No.1 station in these eastern states.
Mahajak was quick to want a demo of the OnAir1500, emphasizing its suitability for a regional studio such as Hot FM. "It ticked all the boxes and most importantly fitted their budget while still providing them with all the advance features they required," Mahajak Trio senior manager, sales and project, Lee Chin Kah noted.