Television New Zealand (TVNZ) in Wellington, New Zealand, recently installed a Euphonix Max Air Digital Audio Console. This is the second Max Air audio console for TVNZ; the first was installed earlier this year into a remote truck belonging to its OB division, Moving Pictures.
Sound supervisor, Andrew Stewart, who is responsible for in-house and involved in outside broadcast audio for the National Broadcaster’s Avalon Studios, said that the move into digital audio for TVNZ in Wellington was made much easier due to Max Air's Touchscreen feature. "Instant affinity resulted as there was no need to break concentration and revert to a keyboard to key in commands. It was brilliant: simply touch and it happens."
The Max Air has been used on live broadcasts of the Sunday morning Networked program, "What Now." "The SnapShot Recall easily saves us 45 minutes prior to the show going live to air," said Stewart. "Simply bring up last week's setup and off you go: No worries or concerns that something might be forgotten or left out. It helps to get the program off to a really great start."
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