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Solid State Logic: Souped-up soundboards

New PLUS versions of the SSL C100 and C10 broadcast consoles are being showcased for the European market, accompanied by a bundle of Production Assistant software.

The new C100 HD PLUS large format console is designed to offer a complete production solution for news and sports in a single, standard, high-power configuration.

It offers redundant Blackrock Processor cards in a compact 2U rack, to process 588 audio mix paths with 256 channels of six-band EQ and 284 channels of dynamics with 512 channels of integrated MADI I/O.

The centre penthouse section of the C100 HD PLUS features a 10-inch screen, which can be used to display any HDMI video source and enables the user to select from a wide range of metering options. The console can be specified with SSL’s LMS-16 loudness monitoring system to provide highly configurable 16 x 5.1-channel loudness and true peak monitoring. The control surface has also been redesigned to facilitate clearer channel identification in a wider range of lighting conditions.

With frame sizes from 16 to 48 faders, SSL said the compact, self-contained and fanless C10 HD PLUS console can be built into vans for ENG operations, specified for network-scale sports productions or positioned for all-round production demands in mid-scale broadcast facilities.

Integrated into the C10 HD PLUS, the Blackrock Processor card offers 216 audio paths with 160 channels of six-band EQ and 188 channels of dynamics with 512 channels of integrated MADI I/O. The console also features a redesigned fader panel colour scheme, while the button-driven surface is intended to make life easy for new operators.

The standard configuration of both consoles offers the complete portfolio of SSL’s Production Assistant applications, including Dialogue Automix, 5.1 Upmix, Production Automation Interfacing, DAW Control and C-Play, SSL’s integrated audio spot playout system.