“A separate new studio was built with a dual-console approach. This was commissioned to allow for better branding in a visual radio context. It also gained greater flexibility in being able to operate in self-op as well as technician-assisted modes. In the studio itself VRT opted for a 10-fader SX2 environment to save desktop space, complemented by two compact MX-consoles with dedicated talkback and listen-to functionality for the DJ and cohost, taking advantage of DHD’s modularity. The adjacent control room is equipped with an 18-fader RX2 console. Both consoles use the sharing and partitioning capabilities of a single core. Here too, connectivity is mostly via AoIP.
“Finally, in early 2023, one of the Radio 2 studios was refurbished. A DHD 52/MX had been operating there for many years. The same concept as at Studio Brussel was adopted here: a 12-fader DHD RX2 networked to some TX multitouch mixers.”
“The reliability, flexibility and stellar support from DHD combined with the quality of Amptec’s work makes them great partners for building cutting-edge technology. “The new studios are versatile, user friendly and easily adaptable so that we can respond flexibly to future requirements.”
“The project was performed on a turnkey basis with Amptec sourcing the DHD hardware as well as building the system itself, including cabling and bespoke furniture,” summarises Bart Lamberigts, sales manager at Belgian system integrator Amptec which is also DHD’s distributor for Belgium. “The technical team at VRT was responsible for the configuration of the studios, with a clear focus on the end users and the new way of working inside VRT. Matching the required workflow was made possible by the high level of flexibility embedded in DHD’s Toolbox configuration software.
“IP connectivity is a key aspect of practically every modern broadcast system and one which has long been central to our product development strategy,” adds Christoph Gottert, DHD’s head of international sales. “We are privileged to have worked with VRT as a technology partner for nearly two decades and will continue to monitor and respond to the evolving demands of the media industry.”