MSG Media improves live sound with SSL console

Madison Square Garden (MSG) Media has installed a Solid State Logic C140 HD digital audio console as part of a new upgrade of its facilities, which support the production flow for sports shows on five different MSG channels.

In addition to improving the sound quality of its live sporting events, the C140 HD console’s 32 available channels allow MSG Media to offer high-end recording and mixing capabilities to concert clients to increase business opportunities.

The current studios at Madison Square Garden are located on the fourth floor and service three production studios — Studio A, Studio 11 and the Fifth Floor Studio — for on-air productions, primarily sports events. The audio for live pre, post, halftime and intermission programs for hockey, basketball and soccer are produced on-site through the C100, while audio from Rainbow Network Communications in Bethpage, NY, is traded back and forth through fiber-optic lines to the console delivering live sound from away games and commercials.

The engineering team was tasked with getting the entire production facility up and running in the current analog space while preparing for a move into a new facility across the street next year.

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