Atlanta, GA (July 28, 2004)–Turner Studios, the broadcast production division of Turner Entertainment Group, has installed a 96-input Studer D950 M2 Digital Mixing System into its first live surround sound production room, Control Room 24. This purchase notably marks the fifth D950 in Turner’s current inventory of studio consoles.
According to Jay Yeary, engineering audio manager for Turner Studios, the console was commissioned in mid-May, just in time for use on the NBA Western Conference Finals. Aside from being primarily employed to mix surround audio for Turner Sports broadcasts, including upcoming Atlanta Braves baseball games, NASCAR races, and more NBA tournaments in the fall, the D950 M2 will also likely be used on a variety of franchise shows, such as Dinner & a Movie, Movie & a Makeover, and Southern Living Presents, as well as on shoots for Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
“Digital television and surround sound systems are truly emerging,” said Yeary. “TBS is on the air as a digital broadcast in Atlanta and TNT is now on the air as a high-definition network. The Studer D950 M2 is very much a part of Turner Network Television’s HD initiative.”
Turner Studios purchased its initial complement of Studer D950 desks when it relocated to its present facility back in September of 1999. “We were actually using a D940 prior to the move,” Yeary noted, “and had been impressed enough with the specifications of the D950 to buy four of them at once – two for our audio post rooms and two for our live audio studios.”
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