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03/05/2018

NEP Sweden Upgrades Three Stockholm Studios

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NEP Sweden has upgraded three Stockholm studios with permanent control rooms and Lawo products and systems.

The studios' main focus will be NEP Sweden's live broadcast production of Friday and Saturday TV entertainment and music shows. Consistent requests from clients prompted NEP Sweden to build a fixed Studio Control Room (SCR).

A Lawo mc²56 console, VSM Control and Monitoring System, and an upgrade of the room acoustics, were chosen to retain the flexible use of the studios.

The SCR concept and technical planning of the 26m² SCR were handled in-house by NEP Sweden, with Broadcast Solution serving as the system integrator and managing the installation. The room acoustics were designed by Per Sörlin of Kista-based company, Tonteknik Engineering.

The project got fully underway in December 2017, when the order was placed with Lawo, and was completed in early March in time for the debut of Swedish TV4's new 'Stjärnornas Stjärna' (Star of Stars) live music show. Presented by Swedish comedian, dancer, actress, television personality and now "star wizard", Petra Mede, the show is a competition between established artists to perform live interpretations of songs from styles other than their own.

The 48-fader Lawo mc²56 at the heart of the SCR is fitted with four DSP Cards, providing 192 DSP channels and 8,192 x 8,192 non-blocking crosspoints with fully redundant signal paths at 96kHz, 24-bit resolution. A Waves Plugin server is also integrated into console, which features five MADI ports to accept inputs from the studio, multitrack recorders and playback systems. Additionally, two Lawo DALLIS stageboxes provide it with 32 mic/line inputs, eight AES in/outputs and eight line outputs.

The installation includes two Lawo VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) system servers with accompanying vsmLBP-16e, vsmLBP-17 and vsmLBP-50e hardware control and monitoring panels. There are also five multi-purpose touchscreen panels used in a wireless network for mobile control of VSM – making it easy to set monitor walls and change the content on the show's video screens from across the studios. Five Lawo V__pro8 video processors were chosen for embedding/de-embedding, and for lip-sync and Dolby-E encoding.

The installation provides NEP Sweden Studios with future-proof and open-standard Lawo IP-based technology and independent VSM control of all the installed equipment through the hardware-panels and mobile touchscreen devices, giving fast operation via a single platform. The settings used for different shows can be easily stored, recalled and adapted.

NEP Sweden's present OB vans – as well as a new UHD OB van that will be ready for the road very shortly – are all equipped with Lawo mc²56 production consoles, making it easy for the sound engineers to settle into the new SCR.

"The engineers are used to operating Lawo consoles and have an acoustic environment designed by Per Sörlin, who has delivered another masterpiece, that makes listening a pleasure," said NEP Sweden Senior Audio Engineer, Mats Bengtsson. "After thorough evaluation – taking into account that NEP has very positive experiences with Lawo and has equipped all its OB vans with mc² consoles – the decision was made to go with Lawo was based on the amazing sound quality, flexibility and expandability.

"The engineers feel very comfortable in the new studio control room because of the ergonomic and intuitive operation of the console, as well as its huge feature set and clear sound," he added. "Support was also big consideration for us, and Lawo has been great to work with also in this regard."

"We were looking for a system that provided excellent sound quality and reliability and gave us the flexibility and efficiency in the use of our studios we needed for our productions to the benefit of our customers," said NEP Sweden Technical Director, Jens Envall. "We have found that with Lawo."

Jarle Felin, VP Northern Europe operations added: "We're grateful that NEP SE again showed us their trust in choosing Lawo gear and that they are happy with the services we're providing them both pre- and post sales."

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