Sydney, Australia (August 4, 2006)–Further demonstrating the versatility and intuitive functionality of the Fairlight DREAM Constellation-XT console, Cologne, Germany-based Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) has recently purchased a three-bay Constellation-XT system. One of Germany’s largest national radio broadcasters, WDR will use the Constellation-XT for recording, mixing and editing.
The owner of multiple Fairlight MFX3+ digital audio workstations, WDR has been a Fairlight customer for several years. The MFX3+ systems have been used in the production of complex radio drama and have been the DAWs of choice for WDR because of their reliability, speed of operation and productivity. However, WDR’s new studio required an integrated recording, editing and mixing system.
To that end, the Constellation-XT delivers on all criteria while offering the familiarity and reliability of WDR’s previous Fairlight products. Most importantly, the seamless integration of all the existing and new products from the DREAM family makes installation and familiarization of the technology virtually effortless. A Fairlight MediaLink networking system connects the radio drama post-production areas together and supports collaborative workflow with WDR’s other third-party workstations.
“In our experience, each Fairlight product we have used offers the best in class in cost of ownership, system performance and functionality,” said Manfred Baer, head of radio operations for WDR. “What’s more, Fairlight provides a platform on which to base our existing workflow, as well as a structure for future growth.”
“WDR’s recent purchase of a Fairlight DREAM Constellation-XT truly represents the coming together of cutting-edge technology with some of the most talented professionals in the business,” said Stuart DeMarais, Fairlight’s sales and marketing director. “This project speaks to the power, speed and versatility of the Constellation-XT and we look forward to many years of continued success with WDR.”