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NTP DAD AX32 Captures Wagner
O

péra de Dijon in France has
chosen an NTP Technology
DAD AX32 ultra-high quality multichannel microphone preamplifier
and digital/analogue/digital signal
converter for use in recording
Richard Wagner's The Ring of the
Nibelung.
"We needed 16 preamplifiers and
converters in addition to our existing
8-channel DAD AX24," said sound
engineer Frank Guinfoleau. "Michel
Pierre from DAD's distributor Areitec
supplied the DAD AX32.
"It is the mobile unit one dreams
of having, accommodating up to
32 channels in a 2U chassis. The
new control software was easily
installed on my PC and automatically
detected both our existing AX24 and
the new AX32. We controlled both
units from one window with channels
one to eight from the AX24 and nine

the singers
on st age. The
AX32 and AX24
were connected
via AES/EBU
to a Pyramix
digital audio
workstation.
"The AX32
is a fantastic
converter. It is
silent in both
senses
of
the term and
The NTP Technology DAD AX32, and a performance
operation is very
of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung
easy. I think that
to 24 from the AX32.
this unit is even more transparent than
"I used Schoeps MK2H, MK21 and
the AX24. I find it more natural and I
Neumann KM184 microphones
literally forgot all about it during the
connected to the AX32 to record the
recording. The phase adjustments
orchestra and ambience. Schoeps
were excellent, particularly with
MK4 and MK4V microphones were
the many microphones scattered
connected to the AX24 to record
around the stage."

Sound Devices Introduce 633 Mixer
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ound Devices has introduced
the 633, a six-input mixer with
integrated 10-track recorder.
It includes Sound Devices'
proprietary PowerSafe technology
and a unique four-way power supply
for maximum operational runtime.
The 633 has a full complement
of I/O designed into a compact,
portable device, ideal for over-theshoulder applications.
The mixer/recorder features six

inputs, with three high-bandwidth
mic/line XLR inputs complete
with phantom power, high-pass
filter, input limiter and variable
pan. Three additional line-level
inputs appear on TA3 (mini-XLR)
connectors. All inputs are assignable
to any output bus. AES digital I/O,
including support for AES42 digital
microphones, is available.
The 633 offers 10-track 24-bit,
48 kHz uncompressed polyphonic
or monophonic broadcast WAV
file recording (96 kHz for
eight tracks, 192 kHz for six
tracks) or timecode stamped
Sound Devices 633 is a compact,
portable device, for over-theshoulder recorder applications

MP3 recording to CompactFlash
and/or SD cards.
All six inputs plus Left/Right
and Aux 1/2, can be recorded to
individual tracks. Similar to Sound
Devices' 12-input 664 Production
Mixer, the 633 offers dual card
slots that record to either one or
both cards simultaneously, with
the added ability to assign different
tracks to each memory card.
The 633's Ambient-based
timecode generator/reader assists
in multi-camera and double-system
sound applications. Extensive file
metadata is supported along with
the timecode.
It also features a keyboard port
for quick and easy metadata entry.

Sennheiser On Song For 'The X Factor'
B

roadcast services specialist
Gearhouse Broadcast has
upgraded the audio capability on
hit ITV show 'The X Factor' with
the implementation of a new
Sennheiser Digital 9000 system.
Unlike the previous analogue
Sennheiser 5000 series that it has
replaced on set, the 9000 system
uses uncompressed digital audio
transmission for error-free sound
with exceptional dynamics.
Gearhouse Broadcast - which
has worked closely with Thames
on every series of 'The X Factor'
and 'Britain's Got Talent' since 2004
- was asked by the show's sound
director Robert Edwards to source,
configure and install the Sennheiser
Digital 9000 system within the studio
for the latest series of the popular

TV music competition.
"Robert opted for the
Sennheiser Digital 9000
system because of its
superior audio
quality and due
to the fact that
it gives him the
ability to encrypt
the transmitters,"
said Gearhouse
Broadcast Audio
Engineer Jonathan Tuck.
"The interesting part of this
installation for The X Factor is that
we've combined the aerial feeds
on the new system, allowing audio
coverage in the outside set and the
studio simultaneously."
Sound Director Robert Edwards
said: "I trust the team at Gearhouse

Dejero Boosts
APTN Scope
CAN: Aboriginal People's Television
Network (APTN) has adopted Dejero
LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters to add
live, remote news coverage from
across Canada to its daily news.
"One of the biggest challenges
for a national network in Canada
is the sheer vastness of the
geography. But the instant the
Dejero systems transmit coverage
back to our newsroom, the gap is
closed," said Wayne McKenzie,
Director of Operations, APTN.
APTN has deployed LIVE+
20/20 Transmitters at six of its
news bureaus.

Lawo Enables
Loudness Data
GER: With the 4.2 software
release, Lawo has enabled
loudness metering for both crystal
and sapphire radio consoles.
The consoles deliver loudness
metering data for their main meters
that may be based on mono,
stereo, 5.1 and 5.1+2 signals.
The sapphire can display loudness
metering for all input channels.
The loudness metering works in
parallel to the channels' regular PPMs
using metering elements in Lawo's
VisTool touch-screen software.

Fischer Lifts
'Best Of IBC'
SUI: Fischer Connectors FiberOptic
Series has been awarded a 'Best
of IBC 2013' award in the category
production and infrastructure.
"We are honoured that the
broadcast industry gives us
recognition for our Fischer FiberOptic
Series," said Dominique Glauser, CEO
of Fischer Connectors Holding SA.
The Fischer FiberOptic Series
has a high ingress protection IP68
when mated and IP67 unmated and
optical performance is insensitive to
mechanical strain.

Alchemist OD
Software First

Uncompressed digital audio on
Sennheiser's Digital 9000 system

Broadcast to deliver cutting edge
audio solutions to me, so that I can
focus on my job and help to ensure
that The X Factor stays ahead of the
competition."

GBR: BTV Post has placed
the first order for Snell's
Alchemist On Demand (OD).
Jon Lee, BTV Post CTO, said:
"BTV Post has been an unrivalled
expert in frame-rate conversion for
many years, and Snell's flagship
Alchemist has always been
at the heart of its workflows."
BTV Post and its sister company,
Electric Sky, will use Alchemist OD to
convert premium content for delivery
on all platforms and in all territories.


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In Broadcast - December 2013
Contents
InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
InReply: Seesense on Miniature Cameras
InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
InGear: Bluebell’s Fibre Optic Solutions
InGear: Grass Valley K2 Dyno Changes the Game
InMedia: Pixitmedia – More Partner Than Supplier
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InReply: Seesense on Miniature Cameras
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InGear: Bluebell’s Fibre Optic Solutions
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InGear: Grass Valley K2 Dyno Changes the Game
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