Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/22/2009 5:51 PM
Solid State Logic introduced the C10 HD audio console at NAB 2009. This compact control surface offers benefits of the C100 HD console, but was designed for smaller budget broadcast stations.
The C10 HD console integrates all DSP signal processing and operating hardware into a convection-cooled control surface. Full processing redundancy, also within the console surface, is available as an option. The console comes in two frame sizes — 24+8 and 32+8 — with scalable DSP and I/O options. The control surface layout is complemented by a clear graphical overview of all signals, augmented with SSL’s Eyeconix feature that presents thumbnail pictures of sources to be displayed for fast visual recognition and navigation.
The C10 offers four access levels to the console’s features: Admin, Certified, Express and Lockdown. These levels provide the appropriate functionality to engineers and staff with different mixing skill levels.
It also offers a dialogue auto-mix engine that automatically balances the individual voices, overall volume and ambient noise of a talking heads discussion, with minimal operator setup or intervention, thus optimizing the audio mix and avoiding up-cuts and missed cues.
The unit provides the same full 5.1 surround mixing capabilities as the C100 HD along with a new 5.1 UpMix algorithm that generates surround imaging from stereo sources. This allows users to match their facility’s broadcast to other 5.1 material from a network feed or create 5.1 elements from existing stereo material.
The system is compatible with the C100 HD and MORSE products, allowing for integration within a large facility and providing scalable and arbitrated resource sharing.