Rastatt, Germany (September 2, 2020)—Electronic Studio Basel (ESB) at the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland is being outfitted with Lawo IP technology for recording contemporary electronic compositions and to train future prospective sound engineers.
The new audio mixing system, which was installed by Swiss system integrator SLC Broadcast, includes two identical 24-fader Lawo mc²36 consoles and corresponding interfaces (supporting MADI, Ravenna, AES/EBU, analog operation). The two stage boxes each provide 32 mic/line inputs, 32 line outputs, eight digital AES3 inputs, eight digital AES3 outputs, eight GPIO, a Ravenna port and a MADI tie-line port (SFP).
Also part of the upgrade are Horus and HAPI audio interfaces from Merging Technologies.
Great importance was reportedly placed on the scalability of the components during the selection of equipment for the upgrade. From small mobile recordings to large live concerts with parallel recording, the audio systems are required to use the same digital interfaces and network topology. For large ensembles with simultaneous recording, all components — including virtual soundcards on laptops — are called into use.
For around 150 years, the Basel Music Academy (Musikakademie Basel) has been a center of excellence for musical education at all levels. The academy places a high value on the use of current technology and equipment in its audio training, especially in the areas of recording studio technology and sound reinforcement.
A broad spectrum of studies, research and further education are offered under the Basel Music Academy umbrella, from early to new music, audio design to jazz, through the Basel School of Music, the University of Music FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz – University of Applied Sciences North-West Switzerland) with the Institutes of Classical Music, Jazz and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, as well as the Institute for Further Education, improvisation.
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