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In retrospect

Outside the studio building

Outside the studio building

This was my first experience with the Axia digital audio system and with the PowerStation units. Did we have any problems? Sure we did. Most of them, however, turned out to be operator (that would be me) error, which was quickly pointed out by the folks at Axia. We had the usual logistical problems that occur when studios are completely stripped down and rebuilt, but all things considered, it went smoothly with no dead air or missed traffic.

To see the control room live, visit the WDDH website at houndcountry.com and view the studio cam.

Portelli is owner of JPP Communications, a contract engineering firm based in State College, PA.

Equipment List

360 Systems Short/Cut 2000
Aphex 320A Compellor
APT Worldcast Horizon
Audemat-Aztec FMB80
Axia Analog Line Node, Element, GPIO Node, PowerStation, PowerStation Aux Expansion Chassis
Broadcast Electronics AudioVAULT, The Radio Experience Software
Broadcast Tools 8x2
Crown D75A
Denon DN-S1000, TU-1500 RD
Electro-Voice RE-27
JBL Control 1
OC White Pro Boom
Omnia audio processing
Radio Systems StudioHub+
Rane HC-4
Sennheiser EM-300 G3, ME-2, SK-300 G3
Telos One

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