London (April 1, 2004)–The London College of Music and Media has purchased 26 HHB Portadisc Reporter’s Kits for use on its radio broadcasting and new media journalism degree courses. The kits, comprising a Portadisc professional portable MiniDisc recorder, a Sennheiser MD 46 interviewer’s microphone and accessories, packaged in a tough Pelican case, will be used by students primarily for recording location interviews, scripted reports, vox-pops and general location sound.
As radio lecturer and radio studio manager Simon Order explained, the Portadisc Reporter’s Kits offer significant cost and operational advantages over the consumer MD technology used previously by the college. “With the Portadisc kits we have professionally specified recorders designed to take the hard knocks, with durable connectors and cables, all packaged in a robust, purpose designed case,” described Order. “It’s easy to check that kits are complete when booking them in and out, plus our students gain the additional advantage of training on the equipment they’ll be using when they enter the workplace.”
Speaking for HHB, educational sales manager, Andrew Hingley said, “MiniDisc is established as the most accessible digital audio format for location recording. And while many colleges continue to use consumer units, the popularity of the professionally spec’d HHB Portadisc is ever-growing. Features like the pre-record buffer, dedicated editing controls, smart powering options and USB audio streaming, make Portadisc very attractive for news gathering and radio production. In addition to cost savings, Portadisc will provide students with improved reliability and ease-of-use, allowing them to concentrate on developing their journalistic and creative talents.”
HHB is distributed by Sennheiser USA.