Harman’s Studer Unifies KPBS Public Media

NORTHRIDGE, CALIF.—Three media organizations operate out of the KPBS Public Media facility, including KPBS-FM, KPBS television station and the KPBS-Digital online news website. All three, however, are able to unify their production and recording workflows courtesy of the Studer audio mixing system from Harman. The broadcasting mixing system includes a Studer Vista V console with an Infinity Core 400 processing engine, five Studer D23M I/O systems, five Studer Compact Stageboxes and a Studer Vista Compact Remote Bay.

Vista V

Located on the campus of San Diego State University, the KPBS facility uses a number of student interns to assist with its productions. The Studer Vista V features a Vistonics interface, which provides intuitive control for users of varying skill levels. Also, the Studer Broadcast Academy provides KPBS with an interactive online course for lessons on the Vista system.

Studer systems are I/O agnostic, which allows the Vista system to accommodate any I/O standard. KPBS’ Vista V console is augmented by the D23M I/O systems with various I/O card configurations, including 35 embedders and de-embedders for stripping audio from up to 35 separate video streams. The Studer mixing system also features multiple layers of redundancy, courtesy of Quad Star technology in the Vista V. In addition, CPU-based DSP allows for two independent DSP cores to run in parallel, with instant change over in the event of a problem.

With this set-up media assets are able to be shared instantly between the radio and TV departments using audio over IP networking.

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