Media Prima Berhad (MPB) trusts in Calrec’s Summa console
Malaysian broadcaster Media Prima Berhad (MPB) has trusted in Calrec’s compact Summa console with the 5.1 surround coverage for its live broadcast of the Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) concert. Held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on January 22, the concert is the biggest singing contest in Malaysia.
“The Summa is one of the simplest mixers that I have ever used,” recognizes Mohd Zaidi Mohamed Taib, head of sound at MPB. “It is a true broadcast mixer that is perfect for a live broadcast and production environment. The audio quality is great, and integration is straightforward. The Summa even comes with a complete and fully redundant PSU, controller, DSP, and router in a single 4-RU chassis.”
The 5.1 surround signal was levelled and encoded into Dolby E format by a Junger Audio system before being transmitted to Melaka via satellite link. At the cinema hall, the signal was decoded and processed by another Junger system and played over the hall’s surround speaker system.
“It was an honour to be part of the AJL crew on this project,” claims David Chan, general manager of Calrec distributor JAA Systems Sdn Bhd. “We were delighted to be able to play a part by supplying the Calrec and Junger Audio solutions that were used in the mainstream system for the AJL 2017 show.”
Calrec International Sales Manager Anthony Harrison, who was on-site during the AJL event, adds: “It was a real pleasure to be able to introduce the Summa console to MPB in such a dynamic way, especially for a show as prestigious as AJL. The feedback from the engineers and operators highlights the exact design philosophy we had in mind when developing Summa.”