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18/12/2008

MSG Media Chooses Solid State Logic C100 HD Console As Audio Upgrade Solution

With an eye towards a major facility upgrade involving two separate buildings, MSG Media has installed a Solid State Logic C100 HD Digital Console as the centrepiece of their audio strategy.
The C100 streamlines the current production flow for shows on five different MSG channels, while providing the flexibility to efficiently address the planned move into a new location near Madison Square Garden.
The C140 HD with 32 channels additionally allows MSG Media the opportunity to offer high end recording and mixing capabilities to concert clients to increase business opportunities.
Michael Mitchell, Chief Engineer for MSG Media, said: "We needed a console whose primary function would be audio for our HD production control room. We also wanted to position ourselves for 5.1 capabilities as we move into an all digital production environment. When we evaluated all the products on the market, we found that SSL offered the most 5.1 and other feature set capabilities in one package. Everyone up and down the line has loved working with the C100."
The current studios at Madison Square Garden are located on the fourth floor and service three production studios - Studio A, Studio 11 and the Fifth Floor Studio - for on-air productions primarily concerned with sports events.
The audio for live pre, post, half-time and intermission type programs for hockey, basketball and soccer are produced on site through the C100, while audio from Rainbow Network Communications in Bethpage, NY, is traded back and forth through fiber-optic lines to the console delivering live sound from away games and commercials. The trick for the engineering team was to get the entire production facility up and running in the current analogue space in such a way that the move into the new facility across the street would be seamless and quick.
Mitchell relates: "SSL's MORSE option will allow us to add stageboxes, connected via fiber, which can be remotely controlled by the C100 and deliver a fully digital audio stream.
"Our intention is to retrofit these stageboxes in our three production studios and anywhere in the facility where we might need a pathway to the console. This will allow us to benefit from the excellent SSL sound, while being able to address microphones or any other audio needs remotely. This capability will become paramount when we move the console into the new facility across the street, connecting the live studios through a fiber-optic line to the C100. I can't imagine the nightmare and cost of running big analogue. This is where the C100 becomes a real production tool as much for crafting audio for a show as allowing the flexibility for us to expand into any location and configuration we might need in the future. From our point of view, the C100 system is the only choice for this type of situation."
Madison Square Garden is also home to a litany of high-end music concerts featuring such acts as Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Christina Aguilera and Jay-Z, to name a few. Beyond the main arena that can accommodate audiences of up to 20,000 people, the facility also features the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden, which seats up to 5,600 people. With the advent of the C100, the potential now exists to offer record and mix capabilities to concert clients to expand the facility services roster.
Further information is available at: www.solid-state-logic.com.
(KMcA/JM)
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