LONDON, United Kingdom — Delivering ease of use and professional-grade audio quality for a student-run broadcast studio, HHB Communications Ltd. recently upgraded the radio station at Imperial College Union, the college’s Student Union, with a HARMAN Studer OnAir 1500 digital mixing console.
Imperial College London is a premium science-based university, consistently ranked among the best in the world, offering a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. The College’s Student Union houses a student-run radio station, Imperial College Radio, which broadcasts a variety of programming that ranges from music to comedy shows to discussion forums.
“The school wanted to refurbish the Student Union’s broadcast facilities, which includes a radio station, TV studio and rehearsal area,” said Andrew Hingley, Education Sales Manager for HHB. “The radio station was the most important part of the upgrade, so they were looking for a mixer that could handle their audio needs and was easy to use.”
Ultimately, HHB and Imperial College Union chose the Studer OnAir 1500, a 12-channel, 12-fader console designed as a flexible hybrid solution for radio broadcasting and production. It’s ideal for studios needing a compact and cost effective mixing console for a production room or studio. Integrated USB playback and record functions make the OnAir 1500 a very compact, yet complete, mixer.
“The OnAir 1500 is high-quality, easy to use and met the Union’s budget requirements, so it was a perfect fit for the station,” Hingley noted. “A lot of undergrads are also interested in pursuing careers in broadcasting after college, so it’s beneficial to familiarize them with products that they’ll encounter in professional studios.”
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