Dortmund, Germany (March 29, 2011)–Germany’s WestCom Media Group recently installed a 24+8-fader SSL C10 HD compact broadcast console in its new studio facility.
WestCom Media Group produces content for the private television station SAT.1, the television news channel N24, the public service channel ZDF, and the German PBS station WDR, among others. The C10 HD provides WestCom Broadcast Services GmbH with a console that is able to tackle the various projects produced at the facility.
“We chose the SSL C10 because it was the best console solution for our production needs, giving us the most power and price/performance ratio over the competition,” says Heinz Ulrich Hütker, CTO for WestCom Broadcast Services GmbH, which produces live daily content for the Northern Westfalia region of Germany. “We really appreciated working with the SSL team as they were very responsive to our needs during the planning stage for the new facility. The C10 gave us the operational flexibility we required with features that no other manufacturer could offer. We really like working with the C10.”
WestCom Broadcast Services GmbH works on a wide variety of programming, each with its own unique setup. For example, 17:30 SAT.1 North-Rhine/Westphalia is a daily magazine-type program that includes live interviews and discussions, while the studio also produces news programming that is distributed to stations around Germany.
“We really like the way the C10 can be configured to match the different operational approaches in our daily work,” explains Hütker. “We have stored a number of very different prepared setups for our lineup of productions and the C10 reliably brings the settings back instantly. With the C10, there is no longer any need to try to manually create EQ and dynamics every night to get the best sound on air. This is a great benefit considering our pressing schedules.”
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