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Robert ButlerDallas, TX (January 28, 2011)--North Texas Public Broadcasting's KERA TV-13 has installed a 16+8-fader SSL C10 HD digital broadcast console in its production control audio room.
KERA, which serves the northern Texas Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, is a not-for-profit public broadcasting organization. The C10 is used on live to air and live to capture local TV news and interview programming broadcast to the estimated six million viewers in the coverage area.
"As with all not-for-profit organizations, keeping an eye on the bottom line for equipment upgrades is of primary importance," says Robert Butler, chief engineer for KERA TV. "The C10 gives us...more console for less money. This is critical in these trying budget days for not-for-profits."
The station relies on freelance engineers and KERA staff to operate the console, so ease of use was also a deciding factor for KERA. "Dialogue Automix makes it easier for someone who is not a trained audio engineer to ride the mic levels and mix a show," states Butler. "If our freelance engineer is not available, we now have several people who have been trained by the factory to operate the C10 and use that feature. We also really love the Eyeconx display where the operator has an actual picture of the sound source under the channel meter. The ease of use of the C10 really services the reality of our staffing and we don't feel that, with the current level of use, we need a dedicated staff audio engineer right now."
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