ORF deploys Austrian Audio for two high profile TV productions

Martin Gamperl, sound engineer, TV productions for ORF tested the Austrian Audio microphones

Austrian Audio OC818 and OC18 microphones were recently used by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) for two productions that were broadcasted internationally.

The OC818 microphones with OCR8 Bluetooth dongles were used on various horns, while the OC18s were used on cello and harp, outperforming other microphones used at the same location. The Austrian Audio microphones were also tried out with guitar amps and as drum overheads.

ORF first tested the microphones in its own radio and TV studios for vocals and spoken word, where they are said to have performed nicely compared to the existing studio microphones, and were later put to use for two high profile TV productions in the concert hall, which were broadcast internationally. The engineers responsible for those tests were Martin Gamperl and Martin Leitner, sound engineers for TV and radio at the ORF – who both played a key role in broadcasting the productions in Austria and also worldwide.

The OC818 microphone encapsulates a classic analogue design featuring a handcrafted CKR12 ceramic capsule – designed and constructed by Austrian Audio’s team of experts in Vienna.

“We are delighted that the ORF’s sound engineers chose to try out the Austrian Audio microphones,” comments Martin Seidl, CEO. “The OC818 and OC18 were clearly shown to be effective across a wide range of instruments in the studio, and for selected instruments during the broadcasts of two fantastic TV productions.”

Image caption: Martin Gamperl, sound engineer, TV productions for ORF tested the Austrian Audio microphones.

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