Control room (radio)

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Control room in Block E of the Nalepastrasse radio station , 1970

The control room , also called the K-room , is the control room of a radio studio . The sound technician or engineer (also: control technician , control service ) mixes and monitors the current broadcast and has technical control over the final status of a radio program before it reaches the transmitter and thus the listener via the appropriate transmission channels .

The central facility of a control room is the sound control system for the reaction-free coupling of the sound sources. These are of various types such as B. magnetic tape recorders , turntables or - more recently - computer-based transmission control systems . Monitoring and control are carried out using high-quality studio speakers and level meters . For this purpose, the control room generally has special room and building acoustics , which enable the sound signal to be assessed in a neutral manner, free of reflections and interference . The further technical equipment of the control room is based on the requirements of the respective radio program.

As a rule, one or more speaker rooms equipped with microphones are assigned to the control room, to which the control technician has visual contact through special studio windows.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Studio Vocabulary. (No longer available online.) Keusgen Tonstudio Haldern, archived from the original on October 6, 2009 ; Retrieved on March 31, 2010 : "Control room (German: control room / control room / listening room) The room in which the mixer is located, with the control panel to the recording room" Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Michael Dickreiter: Handbook of the recording studio technology. Saur-Verlag, Munich 1997. ISBN 978-3598113222 (Volume 2)

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