Tampa, FL (March 23, 2005)–Moving into the digital future, WFTS, a Scripps Howard station and ABC affiliate, recently installed an SSL C100 Digital Broadcast Console to handle live news shows and studio production throughout the schedule. The 64-channel C100 brings the station the power, flexibility, ease of use and sound quality necessary to move into an all-digital production model.
“When we looked at other consoles, we found that the C100 had better features available to fill our needs,” said Jack Winter, director of engineering for WFTS. “One of the main concerns we have for live broadcast is reliability. We don’t get a second chance to do each show; it is live and immediate and all the equipment needs to work all of the time. Our investigation of the C100 included the reliability factor and, since we first went on line this past January, everything is running smoothly and sounding great. We are really very pleased with the C100.”
WFTS is running both analogue and digital audio sources through the C100, a flexibility that helps the station bridge the gap between the production realities of today and a digital tomorrow.
Said Louie Cruz, a mix engineer at WFTS and a prime advisor on the C100 purchase, “The flexibility of the C100 is simply amazing. I love having 24 utility busses that I use for my mix minuses. We used to have only two and now I am up to using nine. The entire audio department likes the straightforward visual status monitors because it takes only one quick glance to see who is getting what mix. The C100 really streamlines live broadcast production. I think the C100 is just perfect for us and, really, perfect for every live local news operation.”
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