KUNC: Decades on the Mountain Airwaves
After its years of evolution, KUNC settles into its new home serving Colorado's eastern plains and mountain communities.
The next question is: How do we get the audio around the facility? The old studios used traditional analog distribution networks. This meant we needed a lot of shielded cable between the studios. Modern studios use audio routers and other technologies to accomplish this. After investigating a number of options, I decided the Arrakis Aarc-Net audio networking system was a good fit.
The folks at Arrakis really had their thinking hats on when they came up with Aarc-Net, teaming with AudioScience for a very practical, workable and affordable design. Many systems in the field today are custom, one-of-a-kind designs and are manufactured for a particular console manufacturer. AAarc-Net, on the other hand, uses non-proprietary Cobranet technology distributing digital audio to nodes located in each studio and in the equipment room via Ethernet over a single, standard CAT-5 cable. A number of configurations are available from Arrakis. KUNC's system has four analog inputs and outputs, and four digital inputs and outputs per node in each of the four studios and the equipment rooms. Audio from any of the five nodes can be routed to any or all of the other nodes on the network. The system can also be expanded when future needs arise. Aarc-Net is compatible with any console from any manufacturer, analog or digital. Arrakis worked closely with KUNC on the design for our studios. Its location in Loveland, CO, just a few miles away from the KUNC studios, was also a plus.
Another key component for any studio design is the studio furniture. KUNC engaged the services of Graham Studios, another local business based in Ft Collins, CO. Rod Graham is one of the most talented designers in the business. He is also one of the finest individuals you will ever work with. Graham Studios makes quality custom designed furniture for the broadcast and recording industry that is shipped worldwide. He designed all of KUNC's studio furniture.
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