Radio Sout Al Khaleej opts for VSM
QATAR: Doha-based Radio Sout Al Khaleej has modernised and extended its broadcast facility using L-S-B’s VSM to control and monitor the new system. The objective of the modernisation was to set up a master control room (MCR) to facilitate the routing of mono and stereo signals. The installation was handled by Dubai-based INC System Integrations.
A Studer OnAir3000 audio router has been installed in the MCR with the OnAir3000 mixing consoles now in place in the studios. The audio router is controlled using VSM, which brings together all the signals from two studios, two DJ studios, an edit suite and the MCR. The role of the VSM in the daily broadcasting operation is to enable the flexible use of the studio rooms and facilitate signal distribution between the studios and the DJ rooms.
In each of the studios, DJ rooms and the MCR there is one VSM LBP 32 desktop panel used to switch the signals. The buttons on the L-S-B panel are freely configurable and new functions can be assigned to them at any time. The MCR has in addition a vsmPanel combined with a touch display to control all mixer sources and targets in the studios. The desktop panels in the studios enable the staff to call up directly every source in the facility. In addition to controlling the routing the VSM system has access to all DSP parameters of the Studer routing matrix.
The system implementation and modernisation work was carried out while the station continued to broadcast.