Free State Broadcast Facilities:

In Bloemfontein:
RBF, under the well-established umbrella of the SABC, provides broadcast studios to all major public broadcasters, amongst others, X-K Fm, Lesedi, Motsweding and Umhlob">

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RBF FREESTATE NORTHERN CAPE BROADCAST
Broadcast Facilities:

In Bloemfontein:
RBF, under the well-established umbrella of the SABC, provides broadcast studios to all major public broadcasters, amongst others, X-K Fm, Lesedi, Motsweding and UmhloboWenene.
Our broadcast studios are equipped with the necessary equipment for broadcasts, including Telephone hybrid, Dalet 5.1 system, Flash disk recorders, CD's and Mini disc players.
Edit Facility:
Edit pre- recorded material on Dalet as well as recording telephonic interviews.
RBF Studio facilities in Kimberley and Platfontein allow for live on air broadcasts, production of documentaries, telephone interviews, link ups with outside broadcast points via ISDN or Broadcast lines.

In Kimberley:
* 3 x One man recording and broadcasting studios
* 1 x Edit Facility
The Kimberley office is predominantly a News Office and also supplies X-K Fm with bulletins  and Current Affairs programs on a daily basis.
Platfontein:
* 2 x One man recording and broadcasting studios
* 1 x Edit Facility
Platfontein is the home of X-K Fm, the local San radio station.
Main Control:
This is the core of RBF's operation. It is at this hub of activity where signals from various broadcast stations are received and sent to. If necessary, these signals are patched for national and even international broadcast on ISDN or Broadcast lines.
RBF is equipped to offer you audio on different types of formats, CD, DVD, Flash disc, Mini Disc and Cassette.
Media Library:
Archive and music library is situated at Bloemfontein and  Platfontein.
Broadcast Clients include:
- Lesedi FM (Bloemfontein)
- XK FM (Platfontein)

Music Studio:
The music studio at RBF in Bloemfontein was built and designed by South Africa's top acoustic engineers.  It offers the professional musician and sound engineer one of the best equipped music production studios in the country. The recording studio is acoustically designed to offer 2 different acoustic areas. The first, with wooden refraction panels, is a live reverberation area for instruments with natural sound like piano, acoustic guitar, violins, flute and voice.
The result is a versatile recording studio offering you world class acoustics right here on your doorstep in the Free State.
Control Room:
- AMEK Rembrandt 32 Channel Mixing Console
- Digidesign Control|24 control surface with 16 x Focusrite Pre-Amps
- Cubase SX3 on a Pentium 4 Dual-Core with 2 Gigs of ram
- MOTU 24 I/O Soundcard
- Pro Tools HD-2 Accel system on a Mac Pro Quad Processor with 5 Gigs of ram
- 192kHz Digidesign audio interface with following commercial plug-ins:
> BF Fairchild Bundle
> BF Pultec Bundle
> Eventide Anthology II bundle
> TC Electronics MD-3 Mastering Processor (from system 6000)
> TC Electronics DVR-2 Reverb
> Waves Platinum TDM Bundle (Gold/Renaissance/Masters)
> Pro Tools HD-2 Bundled plug-ins
Monitoring:
- 1 Pair BW DN 703
- 1 Pair Genelec 1031 Near-field Monitors
- CLASSe’ CA 2200 Amplifier
Microphones:
- 4 x AKG C-414 B-ULS
- 2 x AKG C-414 BXL
- 1 x AKG D-112
- 4 x Audio Technica AT2020
- 4 x AKG SE300B with CK91 and CK92 caps
- 4 x AKG MD421
- 2 x Beyerdynamic M201
- 2 x Beyerdynamic TGX 5
- 3 x Beyerdynamic TGX 10
- 1 x Beyerdynamic TGX 50
- 2 x Crown PZM 30
- 6 x Shure SM 57
- 4 x Shure Beta 57A
- 1 x Shure VP-88
- 2 x Neumann U87
- 1 x Neumann SM69 FET
- 2 x Neumann KM84
- 4 x Neumann KM100
- 2 x EV RE-20
Outboard Gear:
- 1 SPL Charisma - 8 Channel Tube Processor
- 1 Eventide DSP 4000 - Ultra Harmonizer
- 1 Aphex Dominator II – Multi-band Processor
- 2 Aphex 104 - Aural Exciter with Big Bottom
- 1 Drawmer M500 - Dynamic Processor
- 1 T.C. Electronic M5000 – D.A.M
- 1 Yamaha REV 5 - Digital Reverb
- 1 Yamaha SPX 1000 - Multi-effect unit
- 1 Yamaha SPX 990 - Multi-effect unit
- 1 SPL Vitalizer - Psycho-acoustic Equalizer
Midi outboard:
- Roland R8M Drum Module
- Roland JV 1080 Sound Module
- Roland U220 Sound Module
- Roland D70 Super LA Synthesizer
- Roland XP80 Music Workstation
- Korg iS5 Interactive Music Workstation
- 2 Opcode - Music Quest 8 Port / SE Midi Routers
Analog Recorders:
- 2 Fostex D10 Digital Master Recorders
- 1 Nakamichi DRI Cassette Deck

RBF FREESTATE REMOTE
The RBF Remote facility offers mobile recording and broadcasting units which are staffed by fully qualified technicians trained in live entertainment and events broadcast.

RBF FREESTATE CONTACT
GENERAL ENQUIRIES : 0861 723 723
CnrKellner&Markgraaf Streets, Bloemfontein
Sales:

Yvonne Williams                                                                                                                                                        
T. 051 503-3310
F. 051 503-3238
williamsyc@sabc.co.za

Technical:
Neels Taute
T. 051 503 3227
F. 051 503-3238
tautecj@sabc.co.za

National Marketing Manager:
Peter Jaquire
T. 011 714 4666
F. 011 714 3338
info@rbf.sabc.co.za


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