Big Bear Sound have completed the supply and installation of the new radio studio at UCD, Dublin. Belfield FM will be based in the new Radio Pod and has been designed as a professional broadcast Radio Studio to be run by the Students for the students. The facility has a main Studio and a separate Production Room.

The Radio Studio is based around a Sonifex S2-20 channel radio broadcast mixer. The studio has a provision for a DJ and two guests. The on air play out software is DAD by Enco, a complete audio play out automation and control system for radio and is controlled by an ELO 19” Touch Screen. Monitoring is by Audio-Technica (Headphones) and Genelec (Monitors).

The Production room handles the content ingestion, music scheduling and log creation. There is also provision to setup for live broadcast or record a small band or discussion group. This room has a Yamaha mixer, Audio-Tecnhnica and Rode microphones and Monitoring is by Audio-Technica (Headphones) and Genelec (Monitors).

The machine room houses the majority of the equipment including all computers & networking, telephone hybrid and audio distribution.

All studio furniture was designed, made and installed by Big Bear Sound.

The installation was completed in two weeks, on time and to budget.