ARX records the artists of Coke Studio
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: The television series, Coke Studio, first began in Pakistan in 2008 and has since spawned versions in India and MENA. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the show features various artists from the respective region, performing in a live studio environment. The latest incarnation of Coke Studio is the upcoming Coke Studio PNG (Papua New Guinea), which was recently recorded at Port Moresby’s Stanley Hotel ballrooms and will be broadcast on TV Wan.
Six8eleven Video Productions supplied the technical equipment during the show’s recording, drawing upon its extensive experience with ARX products. The production company deployed a 16-channel MSX 48 Splitter that distributed the signals to the monitor mix, multitrack recording studio and for the back-up sound recording. The Australian manufacturer’s Direct (DI) boxes were also implemented across the various musical instruments used by the artists, while a Blue DI (Bluetooth Direct Box) faciloated background music delivery during commercial breaks. The studio’s sound was mixed using a DiGiCo SD8 console.
Coke Studio PNG will showcase a variety of musical styles, from that of the local culture to contemporary genres such as rock, hip-hop and pop. The line-up for the first series includes Melanfunk, Betty Tamanabae, Richard Mogu, Pius Wasi, George Telek, Moab String Band and Emma Richards.