Popular Dutch Broadcaster Upgrades With Yamaha
3FM is an important radio station in the portfolio of Netherlands national public broadcaster NPO, broadcasting music 24/7 to a large youth audience. It is broadcast from studios at Hilversum’s Media Park, which comprise three main areas - the DJ broadcast studio, a main control room which can house larger events and a room for live performances.
The technical infrastructure is managed by Red Bee Media (RBM), a company which works with many Dutch television and radio facilities.
For the past five years, a Yamaha LS9-32 mixing console with SB168-ES stage boxes has been used in the live room, flawlessly mixing performances by a wide variety of contemporary artists.
However, with technology in the broadcast industry moving very quickly, an upgrade was now required. After testing and evaluation by RBM, a Yamaha QL5 mixing console with Rio3224-D stage box chosen for the new system.
Supplied by Winterswijk-based Soundsolution - which has long experience with Yamaha’s digital mixing solutions - the QL5 and Rio3224-D combination was the ideal upgrade for 3FM. Thanks to its excellent sound quality, flexibility, reliability and familiar user interface for any performer’s audio engineer, it delivered a very high quality solution for the allocated budget.
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