London, UK (November 16, 2016)—UK broadcaster ITV has built new facilities in its Wales, Channel, Tyne Tees, Central, West Country, and Anglia regions, all of which have SSL C10 HD Plus broadcast consoles in their sound studios.
Broadcast systems integrators IPE Systems was involved in the original facility “template” design and was responsible for delivering the studios at the Tyne Tees, Central, West Country, and Anglia ITV regions, adapting the basic infrastructure requirements specifically for each one. “Each studio has a production control room, a sound control room, several edit suites, a news room, and a voice-over booth,” said Ray Bragg, director at IPE Systems.
“One of the key features of the studios is the tight technology integration we were able to achieve with SSL, Clear-Com, and the Axon Cerebrum broadcast control system. In fact, this project has stood out particularly for its very collaborative development: Ourselves, ITV, SSL, and the other manufacturers worked together on this, looking at what functionality was required and getting it to work. There was no finger pointing; we solved issues together in a way that ITV has been delighted with.
“For us, a key feature of the C10 is the ability to present the surface to operators in a relatively simple way so you don’t need an audio specialist to drive it. A competent person can drive a show even though there is some quite complex configuration hidden underneath.
“The other useful aspect was a generous pool of delays that we are able to control remotely, enabling the user to see and hear lip sync at the flick of a button rather than having to do it externally, which makes things much more straight forward.”
Solid State Logic