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Vancouver - July 10, 2013

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This is the first Canadian visit for this mobile.
The SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle is a custom designed mobile unit which replicates a fully operational on-air audio production suite. The vehicle is fitted with an SSL C10 HD compact digital broadcast console combined with a Modular, Scalable Routing and Networked I/O solution. The audio monitoring system includes a 8020.LSE Espresso system, which consists of five Genelec 8020B two way, bi-amplified active monitors matched with a Genelec 7050B LSEā„¢ Series Active Subwoofer. A pair of 6010A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors for PFL (pre-fade listen) and a pair of 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitors for the outdoor display round out the system. Video Monitoring is handled by a Miranda Kaleido-X16 multi-viewer and signal processing is provided by Miranda's Densite range. Comms is handled by an integrated RTS Adam-M modular matrix system. All of the truck's lighting and climate control is handled by a Savant True Image iPad interface.

The SSL Broadcast Tour Truck is built on a 2012 F550 Ford chassis with a custom body built by leading mobile vehicle specialist Shook Mobile Technology. The main studio space is completely climate controlled, sound proofed and acoustically treated to provide a comfortable, accurate demonstration environment. The vehicle can accommodate up to 5 individuals inside for a demonstration but with an external video display and audio monitoring linked to internal cameras can also accommodate larger groups outside the vehicle.

In addition to the tour this is an opportunity to listen to several new production technologies.

Automixing has proven itself in sports and live multi-mic sports and news broadcasts. This console has the Dialog automix equivalent to the Dan Dugan dialog automix and it is most easily understood while listening.
Automatic upmixing from stereo to surround allows simplified mixing of a combination of mono , stereo and surround sources to create a unified program.
The integration of a cart machine within a console add to the systems flexibility and ease of use.

About the presenter: Steve Zaretsky SSL Vice President Broadcast, East Coast. He has a wealth of experience and has held positions with New England Digital, Otari Corporation and Euphonix. Zaretsky has worked in the equipment finance business specializing in the professional audio and video marketplace.

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