REGENSDORF, Switzerland- A Slovenian leader in the production of digital broadcasts, Radio Murski val, celebrates its 50th anniversary and credits Studer products for much of their recent broadcasting success. From the modest beginnings of only a few hours of broadcasting per week and Yugoslavian political obstacles, Radio Murski val chose Studer equipment in 1989, which has transformed it into one of the most listened-to broadcasters in the country. In 2007, Radio Murski val made the transition into digital broadcasting and has continued the digital trend with the acquisition of Studer’s OnAir3000.
The Studer OnAir 3000 further extends Studer's range of digital broadcast consoles with a design aimed at the medium to upper segment of the radio market including private and public network broadcast stations. The operating concept of the OnAir 3000 will be very familiar to Studer users. The wide range of compact and elegant control surface modules incorporates the same patented "Touch'nAction" philosophy as the highly successful Studer OnAir 2000, using color GUI screens.
“At Radio Murski val, we chose the Studer OnAir 3000 because of it’s flexibility, quick and intuitive operation, and the reliable networking capabilities that allow us to connect to other broadcast signals in our station,” states Studio Manager Franc Horvat of Radio Murski val. “We did not have to give the decision much thought, despite there being many different mixing consoles on the market. Our years of satisfaction with Studer products made the selection of the OnAir 3000 very easy,” Horvat continued.
The OnAir 3000 design is based on a completely modular desk and a new DSP engine. The fader module includes six fader strips, and up to eight fader modules may be fitted, giving a maximum console size of 48 faders. Layout options range from a highly comprehensive engineer-operated continuity console to a single fader panel for DJ and newsroom use or even a PC-operated system with no physical desk controls. The console has three main stereo mix buses plus an audition facility, four stereo aux. buses, 16 mix-minus sends, configurable as AUXes and three independent studio monitoring circuits and offers full dynamics, EQ and input/output routing in each channel.
Director of Radio Murski val, Dejan Fujs, states, “The OnAir 3000 is responsible for creating new ways of understanding radio equipment and new ways of achieving high quality radio editing and broadcasting. The user-friendly interface allows everybody involved, from the sound engineers to the reporters and announcers, to use this equipment effectively and efficiently. The employees at Radio Murski val are extremely satisfied with the OnAir 3000, but even more so are the listeners.”
Editor-in-chief of Radio Murski val, Marjan Dora, explained, “We are extremely satisfied with the acquisition of the OnAir 3000 to our broadcast studio. The desk was easy to install and we now have the ability to compete in a very strong European market.”