Koreas biggest and most modern centre of culture and arts, the newly renovated Sejong Centre in Seoul, has installed a NEXUS audio network and an AURUS mixing system. Established in 1978, Sejong Centre had been radically redesigned for the millennium and has since included a trade show and convention centre and a theatre with large and small halls. Various historic vernacular houses were integrated into the scheme to preserve the cultural heritage.
In July 2006, the large theatre hall’s control room was fundamentally reconstructed and was equipped with a new STAGETEC audio system. Within just three days, a new 48-fader AURUS including a NEXUS was installed and the staff trained sufficiently to produce the first show with the new system.
AURUS is used in the large hall as a recording console for classical concerts as well as a sound reinforcement console, for example, for theatre performances. NEXUS is used at the Sejong Center not only as an I/O system for the AURUS but also for inter-area networking and format conversion.
The technical equipment outside the control room at the Sejong Center is also impressive. In the large hall LCD displays in many of the seat backs, used to display subtitles and other information, are just one obvious example of this.