Technical and AV Support for all Departments at the Royal Conservatoire

Please come and visit the Electronics Workshop and find out what we can do for you!

Electronics website

At the start of this academic year 2020-2021 we launched a new electronics website. https://electronics.koncon.nl On this website we will publish the fundamentals of electronics – all those electronic things that you always wanted to know! 🙂 We will use this online location to support the lessons ‘Introduction to Electronics’, Sensors Actuators and Microcontrollers and Music Technology. Feel free to look around. If you have any questions or suggestions to improve the website, please let us know. https://electronics.koncon.nl

New Lending software

In January we started using new software for lending out our electronic items. It is a ‘library’ cloud-service called Aura library and we slowly get the hang of it. This application makes it easier for us to track the items that are borrowed out and makes the in- and outgoing of items go more smooth. It also supports a mobile app where the users can reserve items and check availability. If we are ready with configuring the mobile app we…

Stream Sets in Use!

Since this week we start with the use of our newly build StreamSets. These sets consist of a big television screen on wheels (Sony KD-43XG7096-4K tv), combined with a good quality camera (Sony FDR-AX43) plus video-microphone, Audient Audio interface, Apple MacMini and a set of Genelec 8020D active audio monitors. This is a powerful combination of high quality Audio and Video and a great setup to create Youtube Streams or Teams meetings with larger groups. More information about the way…

EWP Corona Lockdown Phase #5 and #6

And, … we are back to lockdown again. Check the overview above and also check the KonCon website for more detailed information. From Wednesday 16-12-2020 onwards, until 18-1-2021, the services of the EWP will limited to a few hours per day only. If you need gear that you want to borrow, you have to make an online reservation by sending an e-mail to ewp@koncon.nl. We will give you a time-window when to pickup or return the necessary items. During the…

Sonobus

More and more applications can be found to improve the audio quality for music online. Recently our colleagues of the ZHdK pointed out a great new application called “Sonobus”. This free, opensource Mac/Win/iOs application will provide you with a wide range of audio qualities and many powerful features. In some way this application works the same as Jamulus, but in fact the setup is much different – more transparant and more private. First of all this application creates a so…

“Streaming Categories” in the Conservatoire

Fill in the stream request form here! ONLY CATEGORY I & II The last couple of weeks we receive lots of streaming request and we have the impression that the term’ streaming’ is not always clear for everybody. At least, not everybody has an idea of what these request mean “technically speaking”. So let’s try to explain! There are a few different types of streaming that can be realized, so we defined different categories to make the internal communication more…

Jamulus Server Update

The last months the programmers and makers of Jamulus made it again easier to setup your own server. At this point it is nothing more than installing a normal application – start it and the server runs. At this moment they just released version 3.6 (d.d. 28-october-2020). For making the server work properly with the home network settings and the security, you have to make sure the right port are opened within your main router. This is also referred to…

Playing/Singing with Jamulus

First of all a few tips: you need a computer, laptop or desktop. The computer should be connected with a CAT5 cable to the router or modem. A connection with a cable is more stable and can handle more data – so the up- and download speed is faster, which improves the audio quality. You will get the best result when you have an ‘audio-interface’ (=sound-card) connected to your computer. A microphone and speaker (headphone) connected to this audio-interface will…

ATEM mini Pro

Just before the summer holiday we extended our ‘streaming’ gear with one ATEM Mini Pro. This small, but very powerful device made by BlackMagic makes streaming to Teams or Youtube so much easier. It is capable of switching 4 x HDMI input’s to one program output. Making recordings of the venue can easily be realized with connecting a USB-C harddisk. At the EWP we were so pleased with this device, that we bought 4 more to support the upcoming requests…

Summer Holiday 2020

After a very busy time with on-line technical support and setting up live streams from the concert-halls, we are going to enjoy our well deserved holiday break. Like for everybody, the last four months were bizarre and unheard of. It was sad to experience the musical limitations but it was also inspiring to see the new possibilities!Friday July 17th we will close the EWP-doors and they will be open again around the end of August. We will use this time…

Opening Times:

Monday: 13:00-17:00
Tuesday-Friday: 10:00-17:00