WGBY-TV Refits with RedNet

WGBY-TV, the first television station in New England to produce all of its local programming content in high definition, has installed a Focusrite RedNet in its two production studios.
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Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2016)—WGBY-TV, the first television station in New England to produce all of its local programming content in high definition, has installed a Focusrite RedNet in its two production studios.

The system, which consists of six RedNet 4 mic preamps with MIDI control, one RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled I/O and one RedNet HD32R 32-channel bridge between Dante network infrastructure and Pro Tools|HD, was designed and integrated by Little Bay Broadcast Services, Inc., of Dover, NH. “We were called in to re-do the station’s control room, and we won the bid, in part because RedNet was part of the design,” says David Raynes, president of Little Bay Broadcast Services.

Raynes says Dale Pro Audio of New York City served as the project consultant, specifying the systems and platforms for the upgrade, including the RedNet products, which were central to achieving improved workflow and sonic fidelity. The system, including the RedNet products, were sourced through Tim Finnegan at Dale Pro Audio. Little Bay Broadcast Services did the installation and integration of the entire project, with the system design by Brian Raynes, a partner in Little Bay Broadcast Services and its design engineer.

“The RedNet system was perfect for getting the Pro Tools system onto the Dante network, and it also means that they are able to put a mic pre stage box literally anywhere in the facility on just a single Cat-6 cable,” David Raynes explains.

Brian Raynes notes that the inclusion of the RedNet 2 and RedNet 4 units gives the station’s studio engineers significantly greater flexibility in terms of setup and signal routing. “Those are really going to expand their ability to do live bands in the studio,” he says. “But the bigger picture is that RedNet is what it means for their workflow: a couple of cables and that’s it—set it and forget it.”

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