Adelaide’s Three D Radio goes live with Lawo
AUSTRALIA: Broadcaster Three D Radio recently went live with its two new Lawo studios and Lawo crystal MCR frame. The equipment was delivered, configured and commissioned by Professional Audio Technology in June 2012.
The decision to invest in Lawo was due to the broadcaster moving to new purpose-built premises. Chaired by the independent technologist Glen Donhardt, the technical committee of Three D Radio assessed various broadcast technologies supported in Australia.
When purchasing the system, the volunteers insisted that they wanted to configure the system themselves and stressed that they would prefer to have in-depth training rather than having the system completely configured to their specifications.
This led Professional Audio Technology to complete base configurations for the two crystal consoles and a simple configuration for the MCR frame. Following this, the volunteers undertook a three-day in-depth training course at PAT’s premises in Sydney before the consoles were shipped to Adelaide.
‘The station sounds fantastic – with an unexpected immediate improvement in sound quality being an added bonus,’ commented Mr Donhardt. ‘Phase one of the refresh was a like-for-like functional replacement of aging analogue broadcast desks, with the second phase comprising leveraging the Lawo technology to allow the station to further expand its capability as a community broadcaster. Our selection process identified Lawo as the correct choice for Three D Radio and our smooth transition to going live on February 3rd validates the decision to go with them. PAT’s after sales services and support was outstanding – a true partnership rather than just a supplier,’ he enthused.
‘We have used our move as an opportunity to future-proof our station,’ added Three D Radio’s Robert Ayliffe. ‘The Lawo equipment was chosen after a lot of research as being the most suited to meet our needs now and into the future.’
Equally as enthusiastic was Three D Radio’s board chairman James Murphy, who praised the collaboration between Lawo and Three D Radio volunteers. ‘The Lawo technology has taken our community radio station to the next level. As a community station, we rely upon the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity and faith of corporate entities like Lawo,’ he said.
‘The training provided to three of our volunteers: David Corkhill, Ian Moore and “Charley” Mark Farley by Lawo was outstanding, and will continue to serve us well into the future,’ he added.
‘This is such a great story to tell,’ commented Professional Audio Technology’s Patrick Salloch. ‘This was a community broadcaster building a cutting edge Lawo facility with very little outside assistance. It is testament to the capabilities of the technical volunteers at Three D Radio and the ease of use of Lawo’s technology. I am looking forward to seeing the new facility, and of course hearing it.’