CNN selects Euphonix Max Air consoles for LA bureau

CNN has purchased two Euphonix Max Air digital audio broadcast systems for its new on-air and production studios in Los Angeles. The new desks will be in both on-air and live-to-tape broadcasts, including the network’s flagship “Larry King Live” program. One of the new Max Air systems will be installed in the main control room, with a second, identical system to be installed in a smaller studio to support other shows. Each system features Euphonix’s full redundant DF-66 DSP SuperCore processing, with full backup of DSP channels, MADI I/O and the console’s router for each studio.

The Max Air systems comprise a compact 32-fader control surface with touch-screen interface, 96-channel DSP core with router and a custom set of I/Os. An optional Euphonix StudioHub, an AES10 MADI router, is included to integrate the Euphonix systems with the facility’s router, using the ES-Switch Protocol, allowing all areas access to the two studio’s sources.

Martin Kloiber, Euphonix CEO, has been directly involved with the CNN project for several years, “We are very proud of the relationship we have built with CNN,” he said. “Our team at Euphonix has worked to ensure that our systems and support can handle all CNN’s applications, even going as far as to develop new technology such as the remote eight-fader screen for Max Air to help meet some of their specific requirements.”

CNN Los Angeles is the fourth CNN facility to install Max Air consoles, bringing CNN’s total number of systems to 12. The network began using the Max Air four years ago, and currently has four Max Air systems in its Atlanta headquarters, four in the New York bureau and two in the Washington D.C. bureau.

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