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Audio Mixing Desks
Contributing Editor Jim Evans records
the latest developments and news
from the mixing desk manufacturers...

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roadcasters of major outside
broadcast events rely on the
mixing console - in its various forms to help provide the quality sound that
viewers and listeners have come to
expect.
Live Sport Success
Audiences around the world
enjoyed premium-quality audio while
watching Wimbledon 2019 with NEP
UK deploying 15 Calrec consoles at
the South West London tennis venue,
alongside extensive Calrec networking
and routing technology and I/O boxes.
An additional three Calrec consoles
were used in NEP OB trucks that
covered Centre Court, Court One and
Court Two.
"We have worked extensively with
Calrec over the years; the networking
flexibility and easy scalability of their
technology were central to the success
of this Wimbledon 2019 project," says
Jimmy Parkin, Sound Engineer, NEP
Broadcast Services. "We needed audio
operators to be able to easily access
any source from any court without
having to move anything or plug
anything in; any console can 'talk' with
any other console on the network. We
also needed to integrate IP networks
with Calrec's Hydra 2 networking
technology and using their interfaces
made this very easy. Pre-event offsite
planning, using Calrec's H2O GUI for
the Hydra 2 network, meant that we
could accurately name and label ports
before any hardware was connected."
For the second year, the host
broadcaster was Wimbledon Broadcast
Services (WBS). The video network
was all IP (SMPTE ST2110) with Calrec
consoles connected to this host
broadcast network. Eleven Calrec

The S500m is the latest surface
addition to SSL's System T range

NEP UK deployed 15 Calrec consoles at Wimbledon 2019

consoles - 10 Summa and one Brio were deployed across this, including
consoles for the Wimbledon Channel
and the media centre.
Sound Venue Features
While Solid State Logic continues with considerable success - to grow its
presence in the live sound sector with
its increasingly popular Live series,
the UK-based company remains a
major player in the broadcast world.
Most recently, it has launched the
S500m console. As the latest surface
addition to the System T range, the
S500m can be specified as 32 and
48 fader versions with turnkey flight
case solutions, or as a larger custom
specification surface with up to 96
faders.
The S500m provides all the main
features of the System T S500 console
in a form factor that is over 25%
lighter, specifically designed for OB
and flypack applications where weight
and portability are key concerns, says
the company.
The S500m's modular functionality
also lets a console be deployed with
or without an extended meter bridge.
This allows a complete production
system to be easily transported in a
purpose built rack case, providing a
console stand, meter bridge shipping
storage and two 8RU racks for
Tempest Engines and Network I/O.
"The complexities involved in today's
major sports and entertainment
events means our OB partners still
require broadcast consoles with a high
specification, yet be robust and easy
to transport" comments Tom Knowles,
SSL Broadcast Product Manager. "The
S500m brings the portability and
added flexibility our clients need for a

multitude of broadcast environments,
making it the ideal choice as a flypack
or transportable OB option."
On the T System front, Tinopolis
Cymru, the UK's largest producer of
Welsh language programming, has
upgraded its audio production with the
installation of a 32+2 fader System T
S500 console in its main control room.
With three studio spaces all connected
via a Dante network, the new console
is seeing constant use as Tinopolis
produces the daily primetime Heno
(Tonight) and afternoon magazine
show Prynhawn Da for S4C, alongside
an impressive range of other live and
post production work.
"The new set up will handle
everything from magazine shows, to
chat shows, to music items from full
rock bands to solo musicians," says
Gareth Evans, Senior Sound Supervisor
and Deputy Head of Technical Staff.
"The System T is a breath of fresh air.
It is a vast improvement over what we
had before."

Multi-Studio Audio
French broadcaster NextRadioTV
worked with Audiopole and Red Bee
Media to equip eight studios in their
new broadcast facility with Studer
Vista mixing consoles and routing
systems.
After being acquired by Altice, a
European media group, NextRadioTV
moved to a new facility
inside Altice France's
headquarters.
With
twice as many studios to
manage, NextRadioTV's
engineers decided to
increase efficiency by
making each one a
multipurpose space with
identical
equipment.
NextRadioTV
hired
Tinopolis Cymru has upgraded its audio production
system
integrator
Red
with the installation of a 32+2 fader System T S500
console in its main control room Bee Media to install a

complete Studer broadcast mixing
solution, supplied by Paris-based
distributor Audiopole.
"NextRadioTV was already equipped
with Studer consoles in their former
facility - they had two Vista consoles
in their TV studios and two OnAir 3000
consoles for the radio studios," said
Jean-Phillipe Blanchard, Managing
Partner at Audiopole. "When they
decided to move to a new premises,
we started discussing the project and
they said that they wanted to use same
type of console in both the radio and
TV studios."
Seven of the new multipurpose
studios feature identical Studer
Vista V consoles, which increase
efficiency by allowing engineers to
seamlessly switch between radio
and TV broadcasting with little to
no downtime. The Vista V's Quad
Star technology and Infinity Core
processor give it ample DSP power for
demanding mixing tasks.
"The central audio routing system
handles all the communication
between the consoles, but it's also
used to do some automatic mixing
when they need to do commentary
on sports events," said Blanchard.
"The Infinity router is basically a Vista
console without a control surface,
so you get the same features as a
mixing console. In this case, they
use the VistaMix feature to mix
the commentary from a booth at
NextRadioTV with the audio feed from
the event."
Small Footprint Space
Allen & Heath's SQ series has
stepped into broadcast with TV sound
supervisor, Rob Ashard, working on a
number of shows such as Comedians
With Friends Watching Football, Al
Murray's Great British Pub Quiz and
Race To The Numbers, all of which
have vastly different requirements.


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