Stage Tec upgrades RTS' HD1
These resources will be needed from the end of June at the 51st Montreux Jazz Festival. The concerts will be mixed in the Montreux Jazz Lab in 24-bit resolution at 96 kHz in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound simultaneously. Last year's trial run with Stage Tec's audio DSP unit was such a success that seven RMDQ audio processing boards are now permanently installed in HD1.
'We mix our productions in 5.1 and Stereo. These configurations often require more than 200 input channels. With the Stage Tec RMDQ board this is no problem', says Yves-Alain Schneider, responsible for the audio team as well as the equipment in the RTS OB fleet. 'We are updating our equipment to the latest standards in order to be able to provide the appropriate service in the future, and so we can now meet all the quality requirements for audio mixes. We know from many years’ experience that we can rely on Stage Tec.'
RTS requires this high standard of audio mixing at Montreux because the Jazz Festival concerts are recorded for release on vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray. Various TV and radio stations broadcast the concerts, which can also be streamed from the website.
The benefits for RTS from upgrading the audio processing boards do not end in Montreux. HD1 is a multi-purpose vehicle for entertainment, sports and music broadcasts, providing ample opportunity to use the other features the RMDQ audio DSP unit brings with it. Production schedules are becoming ever shorter so the automation in production workflows is most welcome.
An independent company based in Berlin, Germany, Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH has specialised in developing and manufacturing digital audio equipment. Its flagship products include the digital routers NEXUS and NEXUS STAR as well as the professional mixing consoles AURUS platinum, CRESCENDO platinum, AURATUS and ON AIR flex.
Assisted by a business partner, Stage Tec was established in 1993 by 13 engineers (nearly all of whom still work there). The company is headed by Dr. Helmut Jahne, who was one of the founding members of the Stage Tec team and who continues to drive the technological supremacy of the product lines.
A leading pioneer in the transition from analogue to digital audio technology, Stage Tec has an international reputation and raised the bar in digital audio technology with a continuous stream of developments and innovations. Today, Stage Tec offers a comprehensive range of products ranging from the smallest to the largest of mixing consoles.