VRT OB van

Stage Tec has upgraded two of Flemish broadcaster VRT’s HD01 and HD02 OB vans with RMDQ audio DSP units – each is now each equipped with six DSP boards in their Nexus Star routers.

The OB trucks are now ready for all production requirements – depending on the configuration, 44 mix buses and more than 500 audio channels are available. The consoles, which have been installed in the OB vans for eight years, now benefit from features including an automixer, M/S decoder, internal tone generator and new VCA hierarchy.

‘The customer can swap out the old DSP cards for the new RMDQ very quickly,’ says Jean-Paul Moerman, Stage Tec’s distributor for Belgium and the Netherlands. ‘For Stage Tec, on the other hand, considerable effort was required for such a technological update in order to achieve compatibility. You can compare this with replacing the engine of a ten year old car with one incorporating the latest technologies and specifications – without compromising on functionality and performance.’

The two OB vans were built by Videohouse and have been on the road for VRT Flemish Radio and Television for eight and six years respectively. Both OB vans service large scale, complex TV productions and are primarily used for sports broadcasts and major music shows. Both audio control rooms are equipped with unusual Aurus consoles. These Aurus’ were designed as a large console in a small frame in order to save space, while still being able to undertake complex productions with many audio sources.

A total of 64 faders are accommodated in a 48-Fader frame. This was achieved by installing two fader panels on the second console level directly under the screens in addition to the standard 48 faders. This increased number of direct access channels is used mainly for pre-recorded sound playback.

The performance of the new audio DSP units in the two OB vans seems to have convinced VRT – which now plans to upgrade the M1 OB truck for radio productions and two production studios with Nexus RMDQ boards.

More: www.stagetec.com

FacebookTwitterDiggDeliciousGoogle BookmarksRedditTechnoratiLinkedIn
Pin It

Fast Moves

  • Tim Hurrell: Rupert Neve Designs Tim Hurrell: Rupert Neve Designs
    As Rupert Neve Designs’ portfolio of recording products continues to expand into live sound and hi-fi markets, the company has bolstered its European business support through the appointment of Tim Hurrell...
    Read More...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50
  • 51
  • 52
  • 53
  • 54
  • 55
  • 56
  • 57
  • 58
  • 59
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 63
  • 64
  • 65
  • 66
  • 67
  • 68
  • 69
  • 70
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 75
  • 76
  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80
  • 81
  • 82
  • 83
  • 84
  • 85
  • 86
  • 87
  • 88
  • 89
  • 90
  • 91
  • 92
  • 93
  • 94
  • 95
  • 96
  • 97
  • 98
  • 99
  • 100

Fast News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Fast-and-Wide.com An independent news site and blog for professional audio and related businesses, Fast-and-Wide.com provides a platform for discussion and information exchange in one of the world's fastest-moving technology-based industries.
Fast Touch:
Author: Tim Goodyer
T: +44 (0) 1273 726201

 
Fast Thinking:Marketing:  Fast-and-Wide
Web: Latitude Hosting