Lawo has revealed that Sharjah Media Corporation’s (SMC) new Pulse 95 Radio station has made extensive use of mixing, routing and control systems from the German broadcast solutions provider.
SMC has equipped the station with a pair of Lawo systems comprising ruby control surfaces with accompanying Power Core mixing engines and VisTool user interfaces. The installation is an extension of an existing NOVA17 Mk.II router already operated by SMC.
Supporting from four to 60 faders and being AES67-compliant, ruby consoles offer AutoMix smart mixing and a context-sensitive GUI through VisTool. While the physical mixing surface carries faders, source selectors, monitor controls, less frequently accessed features such as routing selections are available via context-sensitive multi-touch displays.
The Power Core engine supports hundreds of AES67 and MADI I/O channels, and can be expanded with plug-in cards to accommodate further digital and analogue sources. It natively offers 96 DSP channels, multiple AutoMix groups, and a 1920 x 1920 internal routing matrix.
Taking to the airwaves in early May, Pulse 95 – which broadcasts across the UAE on 95.0 FM, and also through the Sharjah Media Corporation’s (SMC) web and mobile app – offers a mix of news of the latest business and commercial developments from within the Emirate, accompanied by exclusive interviews, features, morning talks, evening segments, and a blend of music.
Pulse 95 Radio presents itself as a feel-good station that showcases Sharjah’s rich cultural heritage – without limiting itself to an exclusively English-speaking audience.The station’s goal is to be “a totally inclusive, fun, trusted, feel-good station, bringing the listeners positive, upbeat stories of real people”.