SSL Goes to University

The University of Salford has installed an SSL C10 HD compact broadcast console in its new £30 million digital learning, teaching and research facility at MediaCityUK.
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Salford, UK (July 9, 2012)—The University of Salford has installed an SSL C10 HD compact broadcast console in its new £30 million digital learning, teaching and research facility at MediaCityUK.

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As the centerpiece for Studio A Sound, the console is used for a range of live production teaching situations, from one-on-one interview and panel programs, to music programs featuring everything from a pop band to a full classical orchestra.

"The University of Salford's MediaCityUK campus was created to host our media production, graphic, animation and video game departments, among others, as part of the very exciting MediaCityUK project," says Ash Tidball, TV studio manager for the university at MediaCityUK. "For our Studio A Sound control room, we needed a console that was very flexible and could be set up very quickly for the different types of shows produced. We chose the SSL C10 because it offered us the best feature set and sonic performance for all our production needs. For example, the snapshot recall of program settings greatly increased our teaching capabilities, as a push of a button gets the console ready for each succeeding class in an instant."

The University of Salford at MediaCityUK is part of a £650 million, 200-acre mixed-use property regeneration program in Salford and Trafford. Spread across four floors, the new facility includes HDTV and radio broadcast studios, digital media and performance labs, post production suites, a living lab research facility and meeting rooms with video conferencing. The new facility is next to a major BBC complex and will also be shared with ITV later this year.

"With players like the BBC and ITV next door, it was imperative that we had a recognized industry standard console for our students to learn on," says Tidball. "The console delivers the proper, advanced production experience, while providing a platform our graduates will likely find in the industry at large."

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