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LAS VEGAS, NV--Solid State Logic, the world‘s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals, is pleased to showcase the C200 HD Digital Production Console with an enhanced feature set, along with its entire C Series product portfolio at NAB 2008, April 14-17, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (booth #N4031). Of particular interest to broadcast clients is the remote I/O capabilities that are ideal for live broadcast applications.


“The new features on the popular C200 HD console reflect the continuing refinement process SSL engages in to meet industry needs,” comments Niall Feldman, Solid State Logic Director of Product Marketing. “The expanded remote digital I/O capabilities are the perfect example of how the C200 HD addresses the future of Digital Broadcast.”


Managing a vast array of input and output sources is a daily occurrence in the broadcast industry. The expanded C200 HD feature set now includes routing system expansion to over 5,600 inputs and outputs to yield flexible management of huge audio I/O resources. Coupled with the SSL Stagebox system expansion with modular, hot-swap I/O, the routing capabilities yield a cost-effective system with a wealth of broadcast related configuration options for mic, line, AES and SDI I/O.


The C200 HD now offers full support for Tri-level sync with solid internal clocking for the highest audio stability and performance to picture. This is an important capability as the broadcast world is moving into an all High Definition production model that relies on Tri-level sync to link various high definition components such as cameras and audio recorders. The C200 HD also supports HD playback machine control and dynamic automation at both SD and HD frame rates.


SSL‘s proprietary Centuri core contains all audio and control processing, I/O options and GPI interfacing within a single, robust chassis. Up to 512 inputs and outputs may be handled directly from the Centuri core. Card options include Analogue, AES/EBU Digital and MADI, all operating at 24-bit with sample rate conversion for digital I/O as standard. A 60-channel GPI card may be fitted to provide programmable machine starts, cue lights and the like.


The C200 HD 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 live 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. With options for 48 or 96kHz operation, the C200 delivers superior audio performance. All channels provide 4-band parametric EQ, high and low pass filters, and independent compressor/limiter and gate/expander sections. Processing is dedicated to every channel so there's no need to assign resources at the start of the setup, and emulations such as the SSL ‘E‘ and ‘G‘ Series EQ, and ‘Quad‘ compressor, provide familiar and great sounding audio tools.


A special ‘Mobile‘ configuration is also available for compact studio or mobile installations where space and weight restrictions apply. The single width center section of the C200 HD Mobile configuration enables a 48 channel strip (105 fader) console to fit across a width of 2.34m (92“). This version is very successful in remote trucks around the globe.


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.solid-state-logic.com.


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