Sydney, Australia (September 17, 2004)–Underscoring the performance and value of its DREAM Constellation mixing console, Fairlight today announced the sale of its 50th system worldwide since its introduction ten months ago. Seoul Broadcast System (SBS) of Seoul, Korea has purchased three Fairlight Constellations for its mixing capability, sonic integrity and high-end automation and processing after an intense review process that included the mixing consoles of multiple competitors including Digidesign’s Icon control surface.
According to Fairlight’s Korean distributor K.W. Lee, when designing the audio systems that would be flexible and powerful enough to be productive in a state-of-the-art HDTV facility, Fairlight was the obvious choice. “Since Fairlight products are very reliable and stable, we knew SBS should consider the Constellation,” said Lee. “It has an excellent and intuitive user interface and serves as the best engine for our networked system here.”
SBS was outfitting a new headquarters and wanted a digital audio mixing system to match the highest levels of HDTV video equipment it was installing. In the HDTV edit room there is a 24 fader Constellation, while the production center and HDTV dubbing suites contain two Constellations, one a 24 fader system, the other a 32 fader console. The new facility is geared to provide the Korean broadcaster with the digital audio mixing and editing technology it needs to meet the onslaught of HDTV programming that SBS is now producing. Both long and short form programs are being created and edited in 5.1 channel surround for sports shows, culture programs and full-length drama as well.
All the Fairlight Constellations are networked within the overall facility to provide rapid exchange of files and the most productive use of the rooms. The systems are equipped with Pyxis to accommodate the video in the broadcast facility.
“For Constellation to succeed in the current challenging economic and market environment, we knew we would have to create a whole new product category,” explained Fairlight sales & marketing director, Stuart DeMarais. “Constellation has done exactly that. It has lowered the entry point and raised the performance bar on professional-grade mixing and editing. We are very pleased to support SBS and other broadcasters around the world with the best performing, best integrated mixing and editing systems and also the most responsive support teams in our industry.”