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Two Studer OnAir 1500 Mixers for Fuse FM

U.K. university station matches students with industry gear

Fuse FM, the University of Manchester Students’ Union radio station, has taken delivery of twoStuder OnAir 1500 audio mixers.

HHB Communications supplied the desks as part of the relocation and upgrade of the station’s studios. The studios are used for a combination of production and live broadcasting. Both mixers were supplied with the six fader expanders and Relink I/O sharing option.

The OnAir 1500’s mixer core processors are installed in a remote machine room together with the various computers used for audio playout, streaming and Internet access, which has allowed the audio cabling to be rationalized, says the company. The Studer Relink feature, which allows each OnAir mixer to access audio connectors on other mixers, is being used with the console’s standard AES/EBU I/O to provide digital connections between the studios.

“The Studer OnAir is not only an excellent piece of advanced broadcasting equipment, but it’s intuitive layout will make it easy for our students to strengthen their skills in broadcast audio,” said James Sandford, Fuse studio manager. “We are very pleased to be able to offer our students a state-of-the-art digital broadcast facility, providing them with the skills that can be useful in their future careers. HHB was integral in helping us choose the mixer that best fit our needs.”