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DiGiCo SD7 Mixes Rio 'Popacabana'
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enerating huge national
interest, the pontiff's Brazilian
visit climaxed with a Mass for
World Youth Day on Rio's famous
Copacabana beach, dubbed
'Popacabana' for the occasion.
DiGiCo SD7 and SD11 consoles
played a vital role in relaying the
event to 3.5 million pilgrims and a
global media audience.
The newly-purchased SD7 was
supplied by Mac Audio, one of
Rio's leading audio production
companies. As the audio supplier
for event production company
SRCOM, the Mac Audio team has
considerable experience of largescale events on Copacabana's
2.5 mile beach, but this was the
first time they had used their new
DiGiCo consoles.
"We invested in the SD7 because
of its sound quality and dual engine
redundancy," said the company's
Frederico 'Fred' Coelho. "On huge
events, like the Pope's visit, you
cannot allow anything to go wrong
and so the dual engine redundant
capability of the SD7 provides
peace of mind."
The SD7 was the heart of the
audio system, with two SD Racks
hosting 112 analogue inputs, 48
analogue outputs, plus 16 AES
inputs and outputs. In addition, the
console's 12 local analogue i/o and

The stage for the papal visit to Rio's Copacabana Beach

12 AES i/o were all in use.
A Purple Box was also linked to an
aux MADI output, feeding external
submixing consoles for the global
media audience, while HD SDI
modules in the SD Racks fed video
and the SD7's embedded audio for
lines to relay screens and delay
speakers. Given the vast audience,
these were very necessary.
Many of the musical acts who
performed on the three days leading
up to the Mass were high profile
Brazilian artists, who provided prerecorded backing track files.
These were fed to a DiGiCo
SD11 via a UB MADI USB interface,

the backing tracks and vocal
performances being mixed live.
"Time was very tight between the
acts and many performed without
rehearsing, but the results were
great," said Fred.
Renato Carneiro, DiGiCo's
Brazilian technical support from
AUDIO SYSTEMS, the Brazilian
DiGiCo's distributor, trained
Fred and his team on the DiGiCo
consoles when they were delivered
and provided telephone support
during the setup and event.
He was very impressed with what
they achieved. "Fred and his team
did a great technical job on what

was a very complex and, of course,
high profile event," he said.
"We have a lot of experience in big
events and know that meticulous
planning is the secret to their
success. You need to arrive on site
with everything absolutely ready,"
added Fred. "But I honestly don't
know how I would have done the job
without the SD7. I would have had
to use so much more equipment to
achieve the same result.
"With the SD7, I had everything at
hand. It is simply the best console
I've ever worked on in 20 years of
pro audio."

Full-Duplex From Digigram IQOYA *LINK/LE IP Audio
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igigram has announced a new
extended functional scope and
lower price for its IQOYA *LINK/LE
IP audio transport system.
IQOYA *LINK/LE is now a
full-duplex encoding and
decoding solution that provides
uncompromising performance for
IP-based studio-to-studio and
studio-to-transmitter links, as well
as audio programme delivery to
DVB operators.
Developed in collaboration with
major European telcos, this costeffective version of Digigram's fullfeatured IQOYA *LINK codec gives
broadcasters the benefit of 24/7/365
reliability, audio format flexibility,
ease of use, and affordability.
"Leveraging the ubiquity of
worldwide mission-critical IP
networks, IQOYA *LINK/LE enables
the distribution of digital audio over

IP networks, allowing broadcasters
to realise much greater flexibility
than with traditional audio transport
models, and at a much lower total
cost of ownership," said Stéphane
Bert, IQOYA *LINK/LE Product
Manager at Digigram. "No other
IP audio codec offers such a
comprehensive set of features at
such a low price point."
Based on Fluid IP, the smart IP
audio streaming engine developed
by Digigram, IQOYA *LINK/LE
boasts high field-proven MTBF, very
low back-to-back latency, and a
host of state-of-the-art features
that guarantee audio quality and
continuity. An intuitive, Webbased user interface simplifies
configuration, control, and
monitoring and gives users access
to real-time metrics on the network.
Standard on the Digigram system

IQOYA *LINK/LE studio-to-transmitter and studio-to-studio links

are ACIP compliance, support for
all flavours of AAC (Fraunhofer),
multiple FEC schemes, dual
redundant IP streaming, network
QoS, smart synchronisation on the
incoming IP stream, local storage
of files on an integrated SD card,
and hardware I/O bypass in case
of power failure.
In addition to four GPIOs,
dual RJ45 ports, and an RS232
data port, the IQOYA *LINK/LE
provides two levels of backup with
automatic failover.
An aptX Enhanced audio codec is
also available as an option.
Positioned at the convergence of
professional audio and video with IT,
Digigram offers IP-based solutions
that enable users worldwide to
increase their competitiveness
through change.
The company's products enable

the reliable capture, production, and
delivery of high-quality audio and
video over IP networks. Its innovative
IP audio codecs, professional
sound cards, and audio processing
software are used by thousands of
journalists, broadcasters, and audio
engineers worldwide.
Digigram's all-IP video product line
provides advanced contribution and
distribution solutions to broadcast,
IPTV, Web TV, and OTT operators.
The company also delivers key
audio/video technologies and OEM
solutions to software vendors and
manufacturers.
For more than 25 years, through
constant innovation and the
development of fruitful partnerships,
Digigram has been influential in
energising the industry, raising
standards, and pushing forward
technological development.


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