Helsinki, Finland (February 24, 2011)–Aalto University School of Art and Design in Finland has installed an SSL C100 HDS digital broadcast console in its Media Centre Lume TV studio.
The Aalto University School of Art and Design, an international school specializing in design, audio-visual communication, art education and fine art, based in Helsinki, Finland, offers doctorate, master and bachelor degrees to its over 1,900-student body, with open university teaching and professional training courses. The C100 HDS, which is supported by SSL’s Alpha-Link Live, Alpha-Link 8-RMP and Delta-Link units, is used by the film and TV departments, as well as other polytechnic schools.
“Most of the TV programs we produce involve talk shows and panel discussions,” explains Toni Tolin, studio manager for the television studio in Media Centre Lume. “Courses vary from basic to ultra advanced, so students of all skill levels will be using the console. We also do some special courses for professionals–for example a music course for classical music or rock music. The C100 was the best choice for us to achieve our mission and still maintain top level performance and sound quality.”
“The C100 console is very visual,” states Tolin. “You can see all the channel and routing information all the time in the TFT display. With the C100, you don’t have to use different menus to get routing information. The 5.1 mixing is fast and the 5.1 UpMix feature is great for processing stereo into 5.1 surround. We can even split out the 5.1 stems for processing if necessary. The Dialogue Automix feature completely changes the way we engineer panel discussion programming. The console is easy to learn and operate which are big factors as we are an educational studio and many people use the console.”
For maximum coverage, the C100 is also connected through the Alpha-Link Live converters and Alpha-Link 8-RMP remote microphone preamp boxes to the theater studio, the film studio and the auditorium.
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