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Australian Catholic University


When the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Media Department needed to find a new home, they settled on an empty shell in Fitzroy – a heritage-listed building built in 1888 that once housed the Melbourne Vet College. They had a basic concept plan to replicate their former facility, including a TV studio, editing booth, and Mac lab, while adding a two-studio radio production complex and student break-out areas. While they had an equipment list, they needed us to fill in the gaps, initially figuring out what they needed to make it all function, and then putting all of those interconnecting parts in place, along with the core pieces of equipment.


Client Name
Australian Catholic University
Melbourne, Victoria

The Challenge

Although they knew what they wanted, they weren’t sure how to bring it all together, so they needed us to complete their vision. At the same time, the budget was reduced during the project and we needed to help the builder upskill to construct a facility to this level of complexity.

Our Solution

We listened carefully to what the ACU Media Department needed and why they needed those things, so we could understand how to make the new facility fully functional for their purposes – specifically, teaching students. After the budget was reduced, we managed to identify several lower-cost alternatives that could deliver similar results, while also helping the builder work through the complexities. Communication and flexibility were key.

Project Features

TV studio & control room equipment for 4K video production facility, including:

A long list of high-tech production equipment such as

o   Blackmagic ATEM Live Production Switcher and broadcast converters

o   Blackmagic Studio & Micro-studio cameras with Panasonic lenses

o   Blackmagic HyperDeck Disk recorders (offers a range of video and audio connections in both analog & digital for the widest compatibility with older & newer equipment)

o   Blackmagic SmartVideohub router (supports any SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI format on the same router at the same time)

o   Blackmagic Teranex AV processor (standards converter & video format converter, capture & playback device for broadcast and post production)

o   Allen & Heath QU24 mixing desk

o   Shure wireless microphones

o   Yamaha & RCF monitor speakers

o   Swit video monitoring

o   Dynaudio & KRK Rokit audio monitoring

o   Martin M1 Lighting Console & Elo touchscreen

o   Multiple Martin moving light fixtures

o   ShowPro LED lighting fixtures & Dedolight Ledrama Daylight LED fixtures

Fully-integrated radio studio equipment & software, including:

A long list of high-tech production equipment such as

o   Solidyne 2300XS radio consoles

o   AEQ DA-26 analogue audio distribution amplifier

o   AudiMax 362 internet-streaming audio processor

o   AVRA mixer & radio studio automation software with Logitec webcams

o   Radiologik DJ automation software

o   Rode Procaster microphones

o   KRK Rokit & Fostex audio monitors

o   PreSonus FireStudio Project FireWire interface

o   PreSonus AudioBox iOne & iTwo USB & iPad interface

o   Behringer Xenyx line mixer

o   Denon DN501C broadcast-grade media player

o   Tascam CD players

o   Zoom R24 digital recorder

“One of the things about Mozaix is that they actually listened to me.”
– Al Noveloso, Media Technical Manager

← Click on Al Noveloso’s image to watch the full testimonial.