New York, NY (August 30, 2012)-New York-based sports broadcaster SNY recently installed an SSL C100 HDS digital broadcast console in the audio control room of its studios at Rockefeller Center West in Manhattan.
The console is the audio backbone for the network, servicing all programs produced in its studios, which include New York Mets pre- and post-game shows, New York Jets post-game shows, “Geico SportsNite” and “Daily News Live!” to name a few. The C100 HDS is an upgrade from an older SSL C100.
“As our operations have expanded over the years, we wanted to switch to the C100 HDS because we needed more faders as well as additional inputs and outputs,” says Alex Blanding, senior director of engineering for SNY. “We also wanted some of the features that were built into the new HDS that were not available on our original C100. The Dialogue Automix and the 5.1 Upmix were huge for us, as was the size of the new console. Our audio room is a bit on the small side, but the new HDS allows us to have more faders and all that power in the same footprint as the original C100.”
All audio for SNY’s two production studios, Studios A and B, is handled by the new C100. The two studios are used to produce over a dozen regular programs, so console reliability and redundancy are two must-have items.
“Having only one control room, we don’t have another to run to if there is a problem,” explains Blanding. “Redundancy, therefore, is a key component to all of our video, audio and graphics systems. The C100 gives us the redundancy we need so we can proceed with confidence. SSL also has a great reputation for building quality products, brought out through our experience with the older C100, so that was another factor in choosing the new C100 HDS.”
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