Media Prima chooses Stage Tec Crescendo audio consoles

AUTHOR: Inavate

Media Prima Berhad, a media group focussing on business in television and radio sectors, has chosen the Stage Tec Crescendo as its main broadcast console in its newly renovated facility in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

The Prima Berhad media group includes various local free-to-air TV stations such as TV3, NTV7, 8TV and TV9. Mohd Jamli, head of audio engineering at Media Prima, said: “In line with the expansion and transition to HD broadcast and surround sound production over various platforms such as terrestrial, IPTV and digital media, the acquisition of a reliable professional broadcast mixer that is able to deliver high quality audio becomes a necessity.”

He continued: “We have tested Crescendo and its bigger brother Aurus on various productions including the music competitions Mentor and Anugerah Juara Lagu, and were satisfied with the console’s level of quality, flexibility and reliability.”

The Crescendo by Stagetec, a member of the Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup, will be installed in the main studio of the newly refurbished Glenmarie facility connecting with the existing equipment via an integrated networking system. The console will work in combination with the Nexus routing system, which provides a microphone preamp with 158dB dynamic range as well as individual mic control on all integrated mixers for monitoring and Front of House,.

All connection and audio distribution is via proprietary fibre-optics, delivering up to 256 Audio/Control Channels and Dante AoIP networked to FOH and Foldback digital audio mixers on the studio floor. The new facility will begin using Stage Tec’s Crescendo in various in-house productions, delivering HD quality video and 5.1 surround sound in line with Malaysia’s digitalistion exercise this year.