Boston, MA (August 13, 2007) — WGBH Radio has acquired a Solid State Logic C200 Digital Production Console for its new, 1,800 square-foot performance studio. The new studio is part of a consolidation under one roof of WGBH’s considerable television and radio broadcasting infrastructure.
The C224, which replaces an SSL 4000 E Series console, will serve the regular jazz and classical music broadcasts from the new performance studio, explains maintenance engineer Jon Frank. “We needed a console that would allow us to broadcast very high-quality live performances, but at the same time serve multitrack, post-production applications,” says Frank. “We also needed the capability of all of the various processing and equalization that’s available, on a per-channel basis.
“The C200 looks almost identical to the 4000 E Series,” Frank adds. “It does about 10 times more, but it looks similar so it’s very familiar to our engineers. There are a lot of features on SSL consoles-particularly their combination of small and large faders-that make them extremely mixer-friendly. The engineers really like working with this console.”
The C200 addresses multiple issues, adds WGBH director of radio stations John Voci. “As we looked to consolidating our present operations, transitioning to digital, and updating and upgrading our production facilities, SSL was very high on our list for a replacement console,” he says.
WGBH’s new facility, which consolidates various broadcast operations under one roof in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, will feature multiple, interconnected studios, says Voci, allowing television studios to take advantage of the C200 for live music programming, for example.
“What we do is unique,” says Frank, “in that we’re a broadcasting station, but we’re also kind of a recording studio. We need this capability to quickly do a live performance and at the same time handle a project which might be a 48-track mixdown. The C200 console allows us to do absolutely everything.
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