Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
06/07/2012

SSL C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console Completes HD Transition

A Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console, is driving the audio in the new HD facilities for Channel 5 Public Broadcasting (KNPB).
In addition to local and PBS programming, the station is the only fixed uplink facility in the northern Nevada area producing spot uplinks for the national news and business facilities, such as CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and FOX News. The C10 HD provides the features that fit KNPB’s production needs now, with the flexibility to handle new productions in the future.
“We knew that we wanted a fully digital audio board that would suit all of our current needs and be versatile enough to handle whatever productions we might be doing in the future,” says Fred Ihlow, vice president of technology for KNPB. “After researching virtually every console on the market, we chose the C10 because it gives us everything we need from an operational point of view, at a very good price point. The C10 is the final piece of our HD puzzle and is the ideal solution for our needs.”
The KNPB production studio, located on the Reno campus of the University of Nevada, is a single studio operation consisting of a Master Control, Video Control and Audio Control servicing a 4500 square foot studio space and announcer booth. While the station runs independently from the University, students have access to the facilities to produce internal educational shows. KNPB produces programs that include “A Conversation,” “Stewards of the Rangeland Series,” “Opemline,” and “Tim Janis: Music Across America,”. These productions are, in large part, accomplished through volunteer staff, and it is here that the C10 really shines.
“A majority of our programs are produced predominantly by a volunteer-based staff,” explains Ihlow. “Except for the engineer and director, everyone else is a trained volunteer, so they are not necessarily audio and video professionals. The C10 definitely proves itself as a good investment because, once it is set up for a show, anyone can operate the console. Our professional staff is building presets for the different programs we produce, and a lightly-trained volunteer can easily call up the settings and proceed with the show. The end result is very high-quality programming. Thanks to the excellent audio quality and ease-of-use of the C10, the bar has definitely been raised on our audio productions. In fact, we recently received an Emmy® nomination for one of our shows.”
KNPB purchased the new C-Play and Dialogue Automix options for the C10. C-Play is a fully functional spot and music playout system embedded within the console. Dialogue Automix automates the process of riding the faders in a talk or news show. The way these features streamline operator workflow is especially important for operations like KNPB, which depend on volunteer operators.
“Many of our programs involve panel discussions, probably the most labor intensive and nerve wracking job for live audio production,” states Ihlow. “The Dialogue Automix option for the C10 literally takes all the pressure off this type of situation and, once again, fits perfectly into our workflow.”
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

xp distribution

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

22/03/2017
Jünger Audio Demos Audio Processors At CABSAT 2017
Jünger Audio will be promoting its Smart Audio concept at this year's CABSAT exhibition in Dubai (Booth 102, Hall 1) by focusing attention on effectiv
20/04/2017
Hearing You Loud And Clear
What is audio processing or loudness control and what is it used for? Audio processing has long been used for radio and studio production, however now
15/05/2017
Spiritland Delivers Supreme Sonic Experience With Audio-Technica
Created as a space to "celebrate artistry and indulge the senses", Spiritland's world-class, bespoke sound system makes it one of London's most exciti
12/05/2017
Jünger Audio Delivers Loudness Control To Al Jazeera
One of the world's largest news organisations, Al Jazeera, has chosen Jünger Audio's acclaimed loudness management technology to control and regulate
20/04/2017
750mph Completes Audio Facility Upgrade
London-based 750mph has completed an expansion and upgrade project of its audio facilities. The project centred around Fairlight's EVO modular console
25/04/2017
Lawo Launches Flagship Audio Mixing Console At NAB 2017
Lawo has launched its new flagship audio mixing console, the fully IP-based mc²96 Grand Production Console, at NAB 2017. The new console has been spec
07/04/2017
Calrec Audio Unveils New Artemis Console
Calrec Audio has announced that it will launch a new Artemis console at NAB 2017, Booth C3118. Artemis Ray has 456 fully featured input channels and c
04/05/2017
Calrec Audio Reveals V8 Software Updates At NAB 2017
Calrec Audio has revealed a number of updates to its V8 software. The new developments were unveiled by the company at the recent 2017 NAB Show in Las
13/04/2011
SSL Adds Functionality To C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console With V3
Solid State Logic has announced new V3 software for the innovative and industry-leading C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console at NAB. The new V3 software r
25/04/2017
Canford Appointed UK Distributor For TC Electronic
Canford has announced that it has been appointed the exclusive UK distributor of TC Electronic current product range of precision audio metering, moni
24/11/2011
Ravensbourne Opens HD Studio
A London college, Ravensbourne recently opened its new HD television production complex in London's Greenwich peninsula. The school chose a Solid Stat
14/06/2017
Boogaloo Radio Broadcasts With Audio-Technica
The only UK radio station based in a pub, Boogaloo Radio takes its name from the Highgate drinking establishment in which it's housed. The Boogaloo pu
06/06/2017
Object Based Audio In Broadcast – The Next Challenge
The world of broadcast audio is on the verge of a major revolution, says Peter Poers, Managing Director, Jünger Audio. Numerous "3D Immersive" formats
19/05/2017
HHB Named Avid's EMEA Audio Top Channel Partner
HHB Communications, including its post-focused division Scrub, have been named Avid's EMEA Audio Top Channel Partner. The award is the third in four y
19/05/2017
Interest In Immersive Audio Increases For NTP Technology
NTP Technology has experienced an increased demand for its audio products in the music recording, film sound, and broadcast post-production markets. T