SSL announces nonstop European sales successes @ IBC07

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State Logic, a manufacturer
of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music,
broadcast and post production professionals, announced at IBC 2007 the continued
growth in sales across
Europe of its console
range as customers recognize the power, flexibility and sheer quality of the
company’s products.

France
3 – already a satisfied C100 customer – has
purchased a further two consoles, one for use in its facility in
Strasbourg and the other in
Corsica.
Meanwhile, Fox Europe has bought five for use in
Serbia,

Poland and

Turkey. The
C100 – which is relied upon in over 90 live-to-air/live-to-tape broadcast
facilities worldwide, is a robust digital broadcast console designed for
ease-of-use and reliability. With support for up to 128 input channels, the
C100 provides simultaneous 5.1, stereo and mono signal paths directly from
source through to destination. The console features 80 mix busses for the
numerous talent, communication and production area mixes that have become a
standard requirement in program creation.

Success
for the classic “in-line” C200 console continues, with it proving itself to be
as much of a success for live entertainment broadcast as it is for music
production. Danmarks Radio, Danish national broadcaster, has installed three
this year, joining their existing fleet of two C200s and four C100s. In total
they have a dozen SSL consoles.

The
prestigious BBC Radio Theatre in

London
has installed a C200 as a central part of the refurbishment while Filmorchester,
the German Film Orchestra, has installed a C200 in its music and post facility.

The
digital C200 provides the latest adaptation of SSL’s popular in-line console
heritage with a dedicated knob-per-function control surface. The C200 is suitable for creative mixing applications, such as music or entertainment,
where hands-on access to a large numbers of controls is essential.

In-line
versatility and the provision of both Snapshot and Dynamic automation make the
console ideal for both live-to-air and post-production mixing applications. A
special ‘
Mobile’ configuration is also
available for compact studio or mobile installations.

2007 has
been the year that has seen sales of the digital production console C300 really
take off as the notoriously exacting and fastidious post-production industry
has embraced its capabilities. Digison in
France
completed its brand new facility with a C300 while Creative Studios, also in

France and the
very first facility to install a C300, won a Palme D’Or.

Editworks,
one of the
UK’s leading
post-production houses, has also recently installed a C300 digital production
console, the first in
Soho to do so. The
company specializes in high profile TV entertainment programs for the BBC, ITV
and Channel 4 including Ant And Dec’s Poker Face, Al Murray’s Happy Hour,
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, The National Television Awards and You Are
What You Eat.

The C300
is a fully configurable, multi-operator digital console for the full spectrum
of production and post-production applications. The latest model from the
industry-proven C Series range, it provides the powerful features, intuitive
operation, focused design and sonic excellence for which SSL consoles are
renowned.

The C300
offers up to 512 mix inputs from a single core, and the unmatched flexibility
of its DSP allows reconfiguration without a reboot. Simultaneous multi-format
mixing is provided via 80 mix busses that may be grouped and formatted (up to
7.1 surround), with a 128 x 8 monitor matrix and a 32 x 16 re-record matrix.
SSL’s unique TimeFreeze™ automation system, recorder control and a 4-port
serial machine synchronizer are included as standard.

For projects where mixing within the audio editing package is acceptable, the
C300 also provides direct control of the workstations found throughout the
production process, with the vital high-end benefits of an ergonomic control
surface, full monitoring and machine control, which are often limited or
completely absent on those platforms.