Los Angeles, CA (May 15, 2006)–CBS Television’s Studio 58, site of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has answered the call for 5.1-channel broadcast and a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure with the installation of a Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Console.
The robust, compact C100 represents an important upgrade for Studio 58, according to production mixer Otto Svoboda. “The C100 is just loaded with features that broadcast mixers need,” Svoboda stated. “First and foremost, we were looking for a digital console that was 5.1-capable. The C100 has made that a very easy transition.”
Another priority, Svoboda added, was that “we were able to interface with the rest of the building digitally, through our digital routers and digital tape machines. We wanted to have that capability, so that was a requirement. We also wanted a lot of inputs without a tremendous footprint for the console, and with the C100 we were able to do that, too.”
Primarily designed for on-air and live-to-tape production applications, Solid State Logic’s C100 provides simultaneous 5.1, stereo and mono signal paths directly from source through to destination. The console features 80 mix busses for the numerous talent, communication and production area mixes that have become a standard requirement in program creation.
That flexibility was especially important for the fast-paced, varied segments that comprise The Late Late Show, said Svoboda. “In TV sound,” he explained, “we deal so much now with iso tracks, where we have to send various microphones-like music effects and audience reaction-for insurance, and for editing purposes. Often, those have to come in various flavors-pre-fader, post-EQ, post-processing, post-fader, whatever it may be. The C100 makes it incredibly easy to be able to provide those iso mixes.
“Another wonderful thing about the C100 is that it’s very intuitive,” Svoboda added. “Once you learn how the console operates, it’s really easy to get up and flying on it. Visually, it’s a wonderful console too, because its TFT screens display high-resolution graphics with everything you need to see.”
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