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CBS Television selects new SSL console for historic studio

CBS Television has upgraded its Studio 33 in Los Angeles with a new Solid State Logic C100 digital audio console.

The network's production company needed a flexible audio board, because in addition to hosting "The Price is Right" (which celebrated 35 years on the air last September), Studio 33 also hosts HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" and other programs. The historic studio is extremely active, with five "The Price is Right" shows taped over four days, weekly episodes of "Real Time with Bill Maher," a monthly taping of religious program "Helpline," and many other programs and presentations.

Marc Hurd, director of technical operations, said shows are changed in and out of Studio 33 quickly; so preshow setup time is limited. One of the strengths of the C100 console is its multiple presets and recall settings capabilities.

With the C156 in Studio 33, CBS now houses four SSL C Series digital consoles. The Audio Post 2 suite, responsible for post production of "The Bold and the Beautiful," uses a C200 digital console; Studio 58, site of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," features a C100, as does Studio 56, current home of "The Tyra Banks Show."

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