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Stagetec Hits Super Bowl with Fallon

Stagetec's Nexus system provided the audio routing backbone as "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show" broadcast from Indianapolis in the run up to Super Bowl XLVI.

(l-r) Clair Global’s David Skaff and Nathaniel Hare at FOH at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in the Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, IN (February 6, 2012)—Stagetec’s Nexus system provided the audio routing backbone as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show broadcast from Indianapolis in the run up to Super Bowl XLVI.

Television late-night host Jimmy Fallon broadcast four shows from the Hilbert Circle Theatre in the heart of Indianapolis on February 1, 2, 3 and 5—three live-to-disc then a live show last night following the game.

Nathaniel Hare, the show’s FOH mixer, was tapped as the sound designer for the four dates and given a mandate to replicate the studio setup used for the regular broadcast from NBC Studios at 30 Rock. Wireless First, a Clair Global company, supplied all of the equipment for the temporary installation.

Deciding to go with the regular equipment list for familiarity, Hare selected Nexus to provide the backbone of the audio routing. All of the audio signals from all stage sources to FOH, PA and monitoring and to the Music Mix Mobile and Game Creek trucks parked outside were transported through the Nexus system.

The Nexus network comprised some 1,728 inputs and 1,984 outputs. Central to the system was the Nexus Star, which connected 12 remote base devices throughout the theatre and the OB trucks. Several consoles connected via MADI, including FOH, music and main production, and the rest had direct connections to the Nexus via AES/EBU.

Hare noted last week, “As the show after the Super Bowl is going to be live, I need to be 150 percent sure that there will be no equipment failures, and the Nexus not only has complete redundancy built-in but its track record on reliability speaks for itself.”

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