Oxford, UK (October 12, 2017)—UK-based recording and audio services provider Zen Broadcast is building a truck that will feature SSL's System T, following extensive on-air testing.
The Zen Broadcast mobile was designed to fulfil a market requirement for a facility that could turn up at a European broadcast studio or event with two separate mix areas, another recording and tape specific room with comms, and with full support for Dante AoIP networked audio as well as AES67, MADI, SDI, and SMPTE 2110. It was originally intended to be a space where various consoles could be moved in and out, depending on the requirements of the Sound Supervisor and the job at hand, ensuring it was equally adaptable to complex broadcast events, classical recording sessions, music festivals, and more.
The truck will house a 48-fader System T S500 console with two T80 Tempest Audio Engines for full redundancy, with a high capacity Dante AoIP network and additional SSL Network I/O to support external SDI, MADI, AES and analog as required.
Kevin Duff, twice BAFTA-award winning sound supervisor, dubbing mixer and a Zen regular, was present for some of the initial tests. In particular, he says, the channel dynamics impressed him: "It gave me confidence to know the headroom was available to cope with unexpected challenges as they appeared.”
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