DiGiCo Quantum manages Rising Star TV series
Friday, 12 August 2022
risingstarquantumThe console is required to manage a challenging run of live shows
Israel - Reality TV singing competition, Rising Star, has upgraded its audio system to a flagship DiGiCo Quantum console, to take advantage of the range’s capacity and flexible architecture. The console is required to manage a challenging run of live shows featuring multiple performances, and servicing FOH and monitors demands from one surface.
Between season 2 and 7, the winner was given the opportunity to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. Due to its success, the programme became a global phenomenon in the reality TV sphere with many international television stations buying the rights to produce the programme.
DiGiCo is the brand of choice for the show's head of sound, Yossi Edri, who has used DiGiCo consoles in all of his recent projects, including the major live TV productions, the Israeli-hosted 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and the annual national Dancing With The Stars TV series.
“Quite simply, Quantum feels like home! The first feature that amazed me when I initially used the console was the seemingly endless number of MADI connections, and the fact that it has perfect integration with the Optocore fibre network, which is a familiar platform for me, and is, in my opinion, the best network protocol the audio industry has to offer,” says Edri.
“It was the logical choice to specify DiGiCo for the next series of Rising Star. In this production, the ability to add racks, consoles or any other stream to and from a broadcast van is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. Sometimes we needed to accommodate special performing guests to the show with an extra band, so the scalability of the system gives me the ability to do anything the production needs without any problem or concerns.”
Herzliya-based PA company, Ariel Hamzani, provides AV equipment for the Rising Star series, offering an inventory which boasts two Quantum 338 consoles and a Quantum 225, accompanying SD-Racks and MQ-Racks, and an Optocore HMA network.
Working with his team of engineers, Dor Yakoboviz, Yaron Goren and Uriah Rubin, Edri specified the Quantum 338 console with 32-bit SD Racks run over an Optocore fibre network to manage the FOH and monitor requirements, for each of the weekly live two-hour shows. In addition, Edri fitted a DMI-DAC interface card to the console, providing 16 analogue outputs on two 25 way “D” connectors to manage the celebrity panel In-Ear mixes, as the panel is located near the FOH console.
Running over a two-month period each season, the competition features approximately 20 contestants, who must perform live in front of a celebrity panel, with weekly eliminations decided from votes submitted by the live audience and viewing public via an app. The show also features special guest appearances and performances.

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