TVRI Jakarta goes digital with Lawo
With regional stations covering the whole of the country, Indonesia’s state broadcaster TVRI undertook a pilot project designed to improve the audio production quality in the performance auditorium at its Jakarta headquarters by going fully digital. After careful consideration, TVRI Jakarta selected Lawo audio equipment for this major upgrade, including two mc²56 MKII broadcast and production mixing consoles.
The mixing desks that have been installed in both the control room and the auditorium FOH are of identical configuration, each equipped with 48 faders and a stagebox with 48 mic/line inputs, eight line in and 16 line out.
Installation was completed by the end of December 2014, with final testing and customisation, and training for technical and sound engineers undertaken in January 2015.
Given that it was their first use of digital audio technology, most of the operators were initially apprehensive about the project. However, the easy setup and intuitive operation, as well as greater efficiency and flexibility of workflows won them over. Once installed, it did not take long for them to master the new production procedures.
“With the flexibility and the renowned stability and quality of our mixers, it gives TVRI full confidence in the new workflows with Lawo equipment. We are confident that the partnership will grow and develop even further in the coming years,” states Tan Boon Siong, Lawo’s international sales and project manager who supervised the project.