Teleclub production centre relies on DirectOut
Tuesday, 9 June 2020
teleclubThe new studios in Volketswil feature DiGiCo, Meyer Sound, Waves and DirectOut systems
Switzerland - Founded in 1982, Swiss private broadcaster Teleclub is considered one of the oldest pay-TV stations in Europe. Following the dawn of the digital era, a modern broadcast and production centre was built in Volketswil in 2002, featuring a playout centre, live broadcast control, digital archiving, transfer, editing and encoding/transcoding. The centre in Volketswil is connected to another Teleclub studio in Fribourg, where the French version of the content is being produced.
Recently Martin Reich and Gregor Baumann from Audioconsulting AG were commissioned with the audio extension of the production centre in Volketswil. Just a few weeks ago the studio in Fribourg received its latest upgrade. A PRODIGY.MP replaced an older ANDIAMO.XT unit in order to convert a huge number of analogue commentary signals to the Dante network. Thanks to the powerful and flexible DSP processing of the PRODIGY.MP, the location in Fribourg is well prepared for future upgrades and requirements.
The new studios in Volketswil, mainly used for sports and discussion programmes with a live audience, had been designed, using systems of DiGiCo, Meyer Sound, Waves and DirectOut. For seamless connectivity and conversion of these components and brands a broad range of DirectOut gear was chosen to act as the central backbone for audio interfacing, -routing and IP migration between base-band (MADI) and AoIP (RAVENNA/ST2110 and Dante) formats.
The control room is therefore equipped with a handful of DirectOut’s powerful MONTONE.42 AoIP bridges receiving a number of MADI feeds of SAM Sirius video routers and the DirectOut M.1K2 system at the same time. As the main routing hub of the audio system, the M.1K2 MADI router is receiving and distributing up to 1024 audio channels from mixing consoles and communication units.
Of particular note is the highly sophisticated system control and management which enables different programmes to be mixed in various formats (mono, stereo, surround). Much of the control software has been tailored especially to Teleclub and was written by Gregor Baumann and his colleagues Martin Reich and Val Remo.

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