Rastatt, Germany (December 29, 2014)—Radio-Televizija Srbije (RTS)—the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation—has updated five of its studios with Lawo mc56 mixing systems and the assistance of local broadcast systems integrator Amisys.
Producing news, drama and sports programming for radio, television and internet broadcast, RTS is the largest broadcaster in the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. It operates from five studios, three located in the center of Belgrade and two in the suburbs. The technical upgrade was to cover all five.
According to Mirjana Mihajlovic, RTS system engineer for audio technologies, who has been with the broadcaster since 2007, “Three studios in the city center are mostly used for live production, news, talk shows and political shows. The two studios in the suburb building are mostly used for music shows, postproduction and entertainment programs.
The audio systems in the city center studios are designed mostly for speech, and needed to be flexible, fast and reliable. It was most convenient to design systems with the same I/O and to buy mixing consoles from the same manufacturer,” she says.
For the city center studios, RTS settled on a requirement of 24 mic/line inputs, 16 line inputs, 16 line outputs, 32 AES/EBU inputs and 32 AES/EBU outputs. Besides this I/O, the broadcaster needed an adequate routing system, high-quality DSP and a high level of redundancy, in a package that is suited to live production and easy for operators to work with.
The two studios in the suburbs required the same feature set, but more I/O capacity and greater DSP power for working on music shows and larger productions. Again, it was decided to have two systems with the same configuration. The requirement here was for 48 mic/line inputs, 24 line inputs, 24 line outputs, 48 AES/EBU inputs and 48 AES/EBU outputs.