Mountain View, CA (October 27, 2009)–CBC, Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, has installed a Euphonix System 5-BP in Studio 1 of its Vancouver, BC facility.
Studio 1 handles everything from small jazz combos to rock bands to 88-piece orchestra recordings. The first project produced in Studio 1 on the new Euphonix was the Dal Richards and Friends’ big band CD, One More Time, from Warner Music. Additional projects underway include the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Muziclips 2009 Vancouver and various others.
“Configurations and ease of set-up, along with the fact it has a very high degree of hardware redundancy and switching makes the Euphonix System 5 a very attractive, bulletproof desk,” explained John Fulton, CBC systems technologist. “We are now properly prepared to invite our audience down to Studio 1 to record shows for various cultural events happening in Vancouver.”
The System 5-BP comes with dynamic Mix Automation and Machine Control, allowing it to handle applications where both audio post-production and on-air applications are required from a single console. Therefore, the 56-fader console will be used not only to record a variety of original content from live music to intimate interviews but also to post produce the material for broadcast.
“I’ve used several large frame digital consoles and the Euphonix System 5 has one of the best physical layouts and human interface, with wonderfully responsive dynamics and equalization processing for music production,” said Gary Morgan, CBC senior TV post production audio engineer.
The CBC Vancouver installation marks the seventh installation of Euphonix for the CBC nationwide. Currently CBC Toronto has three Euphonix mixing systems installed in its Radio multi-track studios; two Max Air consoles in its HD Coordination Studios for television; and a System 5-B equipped Radio Mobile truck.