South African community radio station Inanda FM serves the northeastern part of Durban on the country’s east coast. It has an average daily audience of 51,000 listeners. Inanda FM has broadcast on 88.4FM and on its website since its inception fourteen years ago.
The station broadcasts programs in local languages, including Zulu, English and Xhosa, that address the daily challenges faced by women, youth, children, people with disabilities and the wider community.
Inanda FM’s new main studio with the AEQ Capitol IP12
The station’s technical management decided to renovate its main broadcasting studio and installed an AEQ Capitol IP12 digital audio console as the centrepiece of the new installation.
The AEQ Capitol IP12 is a 12-fader fixed configuration digital audio mixing console. IP connectivity is based on a single module incorporating 16 input and 16 output channels in its core. One of the main qualities of the AEQ Capitol IP is the vast input capacity available: four micro/line, 12 analog, four digital stereo AES/EBU (AES3), two digital stereo USB, two optional telephone lines and digital multichannel audio links, plus 16 AoIP channels over two ethernet connectors or 64 MADI channels of fibre optic input.
Buck Broadcast, AEQ’s distribution company in South Africa, managed the entire project.