CBC British Columbia regional operations engineer Jim Nelson at Mobile 4’s Vista 7
Mobile 4 is the latest vehicle to join CBC British Columbia’s fleet of Vancouver-based remote production facilities. Designed to meet the mobile audio recording needs of CBC Television and Radio-Canada alike, the vehicle’s 96kHz-capable, all-digital studio is built around a Studer Vista 7.
Mobile 4 is reportedly the only mobile audio facility of its class west of Ontario and north of California. Built on a GMC chassis, the truck offers a 12kW generator, 200-amp DC service, and complete heating and air conditioning to complement today’s TV mobiles. On the audio side, there are 10 miles of wire installed, over 4,000 connectors—many with multiple wires, all soldered by hand—almost five-inch-thick walls and a full arsenal of professional recording equipment.
Working in concert with CBC’s Broadcast Engineering group, CBC British Columbia regional operations engineer Jim Nelson served as the project manager for the design and construction of the truck, which is equipped with a 40-fader Vista 7 capable of controlling and routing an impressive 240 inputs to 168 outputs.
Mobile 4’s Vista 7 has been used recently on events such as the Vancouver Folk Festival, the Vancouver and Victoria Symphonies, several operas and various live national simulcasts.
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