:: The future of audio production for broadcast ::
Integration with Production/Newscast Automation systems
System T can be integrated with Grass Valley Ignite, Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Mosart Medialab systems. The SSL Broadcast Automation interface provides the Production Automation system with a remote controlled mixer. This mixer follows commands issued from the Automation System (or the vision mixer/switcher) and thus controls the audio mix of the production. The Automation System works in parallel with the console’s physical controls, so if the audio operator adjusts the level of a channel under automation control, the audio will change level. The fact that the level has changed will also be flagged to the automation system. The limited abilities of the Automation System (fader level, on/off etc.) mean that the console is likely to be pre-configured for a specific show, to set mic gains, EQ’s, master bus settings etc.
This can all be simplified by the creation of projects to work with specific automated productions. Automation can be applied to anything from a single channel up to as many audio channels as the specific production automation system supports, but typically a small number of channels are controlled. The Channel faders under control can be hidden from the operator’s view of the surface, so that the console can be used simultaneously by an operator and the automation system without distraction. Automation can globally be switched on/off.