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BBC Trains With Studer Consoles

BBC Scotland has installed Studer OnAir 3000 digital consoles ahead of its move to a new facility at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

BBC Scotland has installed Studer OnAir 3000 digital consoles ahead of its move to a new facility at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Through systems integrator Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Studer supplied four OnAir 3000 consoles for the production of radio news.

The consoles are also part of a dedicated training program aimed at preparing staff for relocation to the state-of-the-art Pacific Quay facility. BBC Scotland staffers began moving to the new facility in April; all operations are expected to have moved from Queen Margaret Drive to Pacific Quay by August.

Thanks to the design of the OnAir 3000, BBC engineers are able to run two modular mix surfaces off a single SCore DSP engine. In the BBC Scotland newsroom, two radio studios each have a 12-fader work surface. BBC Scotland specified the same set-up for the training program, but with larger 27- and 21-fader consoles.

“When it is fully operational, the Pacific Quay broadcast headquarters will house more than 25 OnAir 3000 desks,” said Studer Sales Manager Andrew Hills.

The new 34,000-square-meter BBC Scotland facility is built on abandoned docks along the River Clyde. The building was designed by David Chipperfield and incorporates digital broadcasting facilities, flexible offices/creative spaces and substantial public areas.

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