The main studio features Lawo’s sleek crystal mixing console and Compact Engine mixing platform connected to a standard-based AES67 / RAVENNA AoIP network.
Radio Simba in Bungoma, one of Kenya’s newest radio stations covering western Kenya and the greater Rift valley region, has chosen Lawo to broadcast its content.
Radio Simba purchased its studio equipment from Byce Broadcast, Lawo’s distributor and systems integration partner in Nairobi, Kenya. The main studio features Lawo’s sleek crystal mixing console and Compact Engine mixing platform which is connected to a standard-based AES67 / RAVENNA AoIP network. Onscreen control of source selection, EQ and other options are displayed on an easy-to-use graphical interface powered by Lawo VisTool GUI Builder software.
Radio Simba’s second studio employs Lawo RELAY VRX software, a virtual mixing solution that runs on standard PCs and includes voice processing, mix-minus, AutoMix and more, with an intuitive, multitouch-enabled graphical interface.
The RƎLAY VRX software, installed on the same PC that hosts the playout system, software codecs, streaming encoder and other studio tools, is the equivalent of an entire broadcast studio on a single touchscreen PC.
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. The new studios were completed and went on-air in November 2019.
Lawo’s complete line of physical and virtual radio solutions include the popular ruby radio console, sapphire, sapphire compact and crystal mixing surfaces, crystal CLEAR and RƎLAY Virtual Radio Mixers, and advanced VisTool GUI-builder software.
Commenting on the Lawo products, station owner Joshua Kisiang’ani, said: “The Radio Simba team are very pleased with both their new studios and their Lawo radio products. We are extremely proud of what we’ve achieved. Our new studios are both very functional, and very beautiful!”