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S Korea’s MBC TV selects Apollo consoles

To satisfy its growing audio needs, MunHwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) from South Korea has acquired two additional Calrec Apollo consoles. Calrec is a pioneer in providing support for audio-over-IP applications. The installation was handled by Calrec’s Korean distributor Ingang Audio.

As a free-to-air TV channel, MBC TV has 16 regional studios across South Korea. The first console is installed in Studio C, which is used for the production and recording of live-to-tape UHD and HD current affairs and wider cultural content. The second is being used in Studio E, where similar content is produced for live-to-air broadcasts. MBC uses a fixed format MADI box for multi-track recording in both studios.

Ji-hun An, audio director, Sound Department at MBC TV, said: “Being very familiar with Calrec’s Artemis and Apollo consoles, we’re confident in the stability of the company’s technology, which is vital in a live environment.

“The Apollo surface is also easy to use and when working live because we frequently have to adjust parameters during a broadcast, including channel dynamics and routing.

“The Apollo’s control surface makes this simple, and its high DSP count means configuring it for different projects is straightforward.”

Calrec plans to provide continuous support to broadcasters to stay ahead of the curve and achieve efficiency in broadcasting.

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