Live "Fully Digital" Sound Recording

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Euro Media France has just achieved a major first during the « La Grande Battle » show produced by Banijay and broadcast by France 2.

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This music competition in which contemporary music groups perform a piece of classical music, benefited from the installation of 80 digital microphones used simultaneously for a live broadcast coordinated by Euro Media France sound crews headed by Gwen Yvon and Jean-Marc Lardy.

After carrying out a fully digital audio recording test during a rugby match, Euro Media France decided to offer a technical solution that ensures the best reliability and sound quality possible, using Sennheiser products.

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It seems that this technique for recording, mixing and broadcasting had never been tried out before during a live musical show.

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EMF's XXL3 OB unit was installed at studio 204-B. The crews were assisted by Yasta, a company that managed the 56 digital microphones (provided by Yasta and Espace concept) used to mix the music ready-for-airing as well as a 24-channel D9000 system (provided by Tapages & Nocturnes).  

The operation turned out to be a great success offering new opportunities for the future of digital sound technology.

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