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Education with STAGETEC at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Stockholm, March 2017: KMH is the largest music university in Scandinavia and offers students an infrastructure that is unique. This includes equipment with state-of-the-art audio technology. In the new building, an audio control room was equipped with a powerful AURUS platinum with 40 faders. Equipped with seven platinum DSP cards, up to 800 audio channels are available to students for computationally intensive applications.

However, the KMH is not only a training center, but also a performance venue for events. A CRESCENDO platinum with 32 faders, equipped with five platinum DSP cards, is used for the sound reinforcement. The concert halls and foyers can be flexibly set up depending on the type of event. A transportable CRESCENDO platinum with eight faders provides the acoustic flexibility.

The delivery also includes three NEXUS monitor controllers. The software of the monitoring controllers had to be adapted because the students' studios are equipped with an unusually large number of loudspeakers. "We searched for a long time for a monitoring controller that would meet our specific requirements. Indeed, our speaker arrangements require monitoring controllers with large resources. " explains Prof. Bill Brunson of KMH. "In the end, it was only the NEXUS Monitor Controller from STAGETEC that perfectly implemented our ideas." In two studios, ten loudspeakers each are controlled by the NEXUS Monitor Controller, in the large studio, 16 loudspeakers. Various NEXUS sources can be flexibly connected to the controllers. All formats from mono to 13.2 can be monitored. In addition to the software, the GUIs of the NEXUS Monitor Controllers have also been customized: The displays not only show the speaker arrangements, but also the KMH logo.

The delivery is supplemented by an extensive NEXUS network with three STAR routers and 10 Base Devices, including two mobile ones. In addition to the NEXUS network for signal distribution, a MADI and a DANTE network were set up. They offer students the possibility to connect to various workstations via MADI or DANTE and to create and play back their recordings. There are also numerous NEXUS microphone cards available for recording, which can be routed to various workstations as needed. Several studios with Pro Tools DAW's serve as recording and playback platforms for the learners. From normal recordings to experimental versions in multi-channel format, students can try it all. "The possibilities offered to students at this renowned music academy are already extraordinary," comments Alexander Nemes, Head of Sales at STAGETEC. "We are proud that STAGETEC supports the students in creating their work in the best quality."

Under the patronage of the Royal Family, the reconstruction and technical re-equipment of KMH was financed by numerous sponsors. Among the most famous is Benny Anderson of ABBA, who was also present at the official opening.

The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Swedish: Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm) was founded in 1771, by King Gustav III of Sweden, as a music conservatory of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and separated from it as an independent institution in 1971. The glazed

new building is part of an old listed building complex and covers approximately 21,000 square meters. The new building houses concert halls, classrooms, studios for students and administration. Construction lasted from 2013 to 2016. Students are educated at KMH in the disciplines of classical music, Nordic folk music, music from other cultures, jazz, improvisation, rock/pop, composition, conducting, music teaching and theory, and music and media production. The Royal Stockholm Conservatory of Music is currently ranked sixth in the world among all performing arts universities (by QS World University Ranking).


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