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Stage Tec Connects the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece

Athens, Greece – March 2018… In cooperation with its Greek distribution partner Telmaco, Stage Tec has completed a fascinating project at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Greece. The Centre is a multi-purpose complex in Athens built for art, education and entertainment. It is home to the Greek National Opera House (GNO) and the National Library of Greece (NLG), surrounded by the 210.000m2 Stavros Niarchos Park. Stage Tec supplied the audio equipment for both GNO and LNG. Three recording studios were installed in the National Library, one of which is equipped with radio broadcasting equipment – utilizing an IP-based ON AIR flex console from Stage Tec. The ON AIR flex features 40 input channels, 32 output buses and four monitoring paths, and is used to mix radio programs and presenters, for example. When music sessions are taking place in the recording studios, the ON AIR flex mixes the musicians’ audio and feeds the live recording directly into the radio program.

The ON AIR flex is connected to a sprawling NEXUS network consisting of 15 Base Devices and three routers. A NEXUS STAR router acts as the hub, linking all the Base Devices. The routing network provides more than 400 TrueMatch microphone inputs with the XMIC board.

The National Opera House has the lion’s share of the NEXUS audio network. Here, three CRESCENDO consoles are connected to two NEXUS STAR routers. The main stage sound production features a 40-fader CRESCENDO, offering excellent listening pleasure to the audience in 1400 seats. The second 40-fader CRESCENDO was installed in the sound production unit of the Performance Hall, a smaller stage for experimental productions, where it likewise guarantees the finest quality audio. The third CRESCENDO has 48 faders and is used for mixing, for example with an orchestra, in the opera’s large recording studio.

The SNFCC was developed through an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The SNFCC was delivered by the Foundation as a gift to the Greek State last year.

About Stage Tec

An independent company based in Berlin, Germany, Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH has specialized in developing and manufacturing digital audio equipment. Its flagship products include the digital routers NEXUS and NEXUS STAR as well as the professional mixing consoles AURUS platinum, CRESCENDO platinum, AURATUS and ON AIR flex.

Assisted by a business partner, Stage Tec was established in 1993 by 13 engineers (nearly all of whom still work there). The company is headed by Dr. Helmut Jahne, who was one of the founding members of the Stage Tec team and who continues to drive the technological supremacy of the product lines.

A leading pioneer in the transition from analogue to digital audio technology, Stage Tec has an international reputation and raised the bar in digital audio technology with a continuous stream of developments and innovations. Today, Stage Tec offers a comprehensive range of products ranging from the smallest to the largest of mixing consoles.