Radio Simba builds a Lawo-centric workflow in its new studios

Mixing console by Lawo (Crystal) has been integrated at Kenya's radio Simba

Radio Simba in Bungowa, one of Kenya’s newest radio stations, has integrated its studios with Lawo equipment. The station purchased their studio equipment from Byce Broadcast, Lawo’s distributor and systems integration partner in Nairobi, Kenya.

The main studio features Lawo’s crystal mixing console and Compact Engine mixing platform connected to a standards-based AES67 / RAVENNA AoIP network. Onscreen control of source selection, EQ and other options are displayed on an graphical interface powered by Lawo VisTool GUI Builder software. Radio Simba’s second studio employs Lawo RƎLAY VRX software, a professional virtual mixing solution that runs on standard PCs and includes voice processing, mix-minus, AutoMix and more, with a multi-touch-enabled graphical interface.

Byce Broadcast was responsible for the concept, project planning, installation and commissioning of Radio Simba’s studios, with a complete review of IT and broadcast technologies undertaken to make certain that Radio Simba took full advantage of the synergies provided by an IP-based studio environment. The new studios were completed and placed on-air in November 2019.

The Radio Simba team is very pleased with both their new studios, and their Lawo radio products. “We are extremely proud of what we’ve achieved,” says station owner Joshua Kisiang’ani. “Our new studios are both very functional, and very beautiful!”

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