South African community radio stations are taking advantage of Calrec’s Type R for Radio console with the help of funding from the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and pro audio systems integrator Experience Audio Solutions. The MDDA works with the South African government to assist in developing community and small commercial media across the country and provides funding and media education for local community operators.
Over 20 community radio stations have requested quotes to upgrade their technology, with the audio-over-IP Type R from Calrec taking centre stage as the future of radio systems.
Tumelo Maimela, Managing Director at Experience Audio Solutions, said, “There’s been no analogue output for five years, so all the output is digital, but IP introduces many other benefits. It makes it easy to access the console from anywhere in the world, and this is a huge benefit when it comes to not only creating new, dynamic workflows even for really small stations, but also when it comes to helping with installations or troubleshooting as stations develop their understanding of this new technology.”