Studio 106, one of the main live studios at Radio France, was recently fitted with an Eclipse digital mixing console from Innovason. It is the seventh Innovason console installed at Radio France.
"Studio 106 is one of our most important live studios that plays host to all kinds of live musical broadcasts from rock 'n' roll to classical concerts and everything in between," explained Studio Chief Pascal Coulloux.
It is also the main studio for the daily France Inter program "Le Fou du Roi," hosted by Stéphane Bern.
The studio is a reconfigurable space with moveable seating that can accommodate an audience of up to 150 people, a motorized ceiling that can be raised or lowered and moveable walls.
"This allows us to adjust the acoustics of the room depending on how it is being used," stated Coulloux. "It's a highly flexible, multipurpose space, and we needed a console that would reflect that in terms of set up and configuration."
The console is responsible for handling both monitors and FoH, running anything up to 10 monitor channels either on in-ear systems or traditional wedges depending on the requirements of the musicians.
"The SmartPanel function [of the Eclipse console], which allows you to configure and manage whole groups of faders on just one fader and see exactly what is going on at any given moment, is just fantastic," Coulloux stated.