During a ceremony steeped in royal tradition, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’azam Shah, 84, was recently installed as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Malaysia.
The event took place at the new Istana Negara (royal palace) in Kuala Lumpur, with Studer Vista 5 M2, supplied by Mahajak Trio, the territorial distributor, on hand to help record the occasion.
The program was sent to air nationwide on Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), with a total of 32 microphone channels used throughout the night.
The Vista 5 M2 console was selected for its flexibility, ease of use, precise meter bridge (displaying every status the sound engineer needed to see), and Vistonics screen.
“The Vista 5 M2 enabled the sound engineers to implement fast copy-paste of all the parameters while the Vistonics interface provided immediate access to parameters by opening up settings onto the encoder, such as EQ, dynamic, VCA and channel setting, without wasting time searching for any hidden buttons,” says Lee Chin Kah. Mahajak Trio senior manager sales & project.
Another key feature used to mix the event was “Master Contributions,” which enabled the sound team to view and control all the contributions on Vistonics faders.
In addition to these powerful and unique features, Lee highlighted the instant recognition provided by the console’s use of color and icons for different control parameters. “The desk is extremely intuitive and easy to learn within a second,” he says. “This allows the user to focus on the creativity of his work.”
The cues were used to upmix the stereo transmitted signal to a 5.1 channel signal, and the professional broadcast contributed substantially to the event’s success.