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Korean Broadcaster Upgrades Concert Mixing Systems

Korean Broadcast System (KBS), South Korea’s public broadcaster, has implemented Lawo IP technology, including two mixing consoles.

Korean Broadcast System (KBS), South Korea’s public broadcaster, has implemented Lawo IP technology, including two mixing consoles
Korean Broadcast System (KBS), South Korea’s public broadcaster, has implemented Lawo IP technology, including two mixing consoles

South Korea (September 10, 2020)—Korean Broadcast System (KBS), South Korea’s public broadcaster, has implemented Lawo IP technology, including two mixing consoles, as part of a renovation project of its TV production facilities at its headquarters in Seoul.

New Lawo mc²96 Grand Production and mc²36 “all-in-one” mixing consoles replace older mixing systems at KBS that were unable to meet requirements for current and future productions. Like all Lawo broadcast products, the mc²96 and mc²36 mixers are native IP consoles, with Ravenna/AES67 built in. The new setup also includes Lawo Dallis stagebox interfaces and a Nova routing system.

System integration was provided by Lawo’s Korean partner, Dong Yang Digital, who conducted a remote factory acceptance test on June 29, working closely with KBS engineers and Lawo technical staff in Rastatt, Germany, and the project was finalized in early August.

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The 88-fader mc²96, Lawo’s flagship production console, is now installed as KBS’ main mixing console in the completely renovated production complex. Optimized for IP-based video production, it boasts more than 300 DSP channels plus SoundGrid integration and is the first large-scale digital mixing console deployed to mix concerts at a KBS site. The music programs and concerts, as well as KBS TV drama, entertainment and film award ceremonies, are produced in the TS-15 SRC with live audiences in an open-studio concept.

Its companion, the 40-fader Lawo mc²36, takes over the tasks of mixing live studio performances and also serves as sub-mixer and backup mixer for the mc²96.

In addition to the new Lawo consoles, the facility’s renovation encompassed a full replacement of stage and audio infrastructure of the KBS TV concert hall. Even the main speaker system was replaced, with a Lawo Nova73 router providing mic/gain control for each console, a MADI connection for FOH and the monitor mix consoles, and Ravenna integration with full operational redundancy. Two modular Lawo Dallis I/O units are configured as stageboxes, the first providing 112 mic/line inputs while the second Dallis handles 44 AES3 digital inputs.

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