New Software Expands Power and Introduces Major New Features for the Industry-leading Mid-scale Console
AMSTERDAM – Solid State Logic will feature the V4 Software for the innovative and industry-leading C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console at IBC 2013 (Hall 8, Stand D.83). Demonstrated for the first time in Europe, the new V4 software release introduces a range of features and options that significantly expand the capability of the C10, representing the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. The C10 turned the industry upside down by delivering exceptional power at an attractive price point, and the legacy continues with this new system upgrade.
“The new V4 Software release introduces a substantial collection of features designed to streamline operational workflow for audio engineers,” says Niall Feldman, Director of New Products at SSL. “The V4 system upgrade reflects both the flexibility of the console and the ability of our engineering team to listen to end users and implement their wish-list into the console feature set. As the C10’s influence continues to grow around the world, we are confident the V4 upgrade will help keep the console in its sector-leading position in the coming years.”
The winning formula for C10 is a unique combination of large console power and features delivered in a compact, affordable and extremely intuitive package. In particular, a range of automated features and simplified controls make the C10 adaptable to environments where users of varying skill levels will operate the console. The V4 Software release includes a range of great new features which significantly expand and enhance the appeal of the product.
Highlights of the V4 upgrade include ‘Function Key Macros,’ a feature which reduces the number of physical actions required to achieve specific tasks by allowing multiple two state console switching functions to be grouped as a Macro and then actioned via soft keys, GPIs and fader functions. Another feature is ‘HyperRoute,’ which makes the already superior SSL routing system even better. The C10 routing system uniquely allows operators to use a versatile source and destination group-based approach with operation from the actual control surface, rather than a separate computer. HyperRoute introduces an additional destination-based routing structure, which has the benefit of displaying destination source assignments without having to re-navigate through the source>destination path. The console’s new ‘Assignable Delay Modules’ make integrating a wider range of external sources into live-to-air feeds quicker and easier. A total of 32 of the 64 available delays can now be routed anywhere, including Aux and Monitor inserts, or external I/O destinations that pick up internal or external sources as inputs. A new ‘Control Surface Screen Saver’ extends the operational life of the console control surface by switching off all of the OLED displays and screens when not in use.
SSL’s ‘Dialogue Automix’ feature has won widespread acclaim as the finest system available for controlling audio levels and maintaining consistent ambience in the fast-paced environment of multi-mic news and panel shows. A new ‘Automix Overide’ function makes the best even better with an option to automatically close the pre fader feed to the Dialogue Automix system when the participants channel fader is closed.
The maximum channel count available for C10 has been increased to 160 channels. The V4 upgrade also introduces optional new ‘Wide Range 2 Band Filters,’ which add high and low pass filters to the channel signal path, expanding the channel EQ to become a full six-band parametric. The new ‘Eyeconix Processing Display’ enables switching of the channel info displays to show EQ, Dynamics and panning graphs instead of Eyeconix images. The Eyeconix system has also been extended to make Eyeconix graphics available for ASG and PGM busses, aux and mix minus masters and DBA busses.
A new ‘Mix Minus Lock’ feature introduces the C10 to a new approach to creating and editing Mix Minus busses. In this new mode, all channels are initially routed to the Mix Minus busses; the in-channel Mix Minus routing buttons can then be used to exclude channels from each bus as required. A new ‘Status Lock Function’ helps protect the Channel ON and/or PGM routing buttons from being pressed accidentally by requiring press and hold operation to edit them.
The C10 is truly the SSL broadcast console for the rest of us, providing a self-contained console with no additional processing racks and passive cooling that is ideal for any smaller, quiet space. The C10 delivers the superior audio quality, powerful processing tools and advanced ergonomics expected from any SSL console and offers many options to solve the production and workflow challenges of smaller broadcasters upgrading their facilities for HD content production.
C10 offers many ‘Production Assistant’ options to solve production and workflow challenges: ‘Broadcast Production Automation’ provides support for Ross, Sony and Mosart Medialab production automation systems, ‘5.1 Upmix’ generates multichannel surround output from stereo sources, ‘C-Play’ provides an integrated dual player spot and music playout system and ‘Dialogue Automix’ ensures reliable, multi-mic talk show audio level management. SSL’s DAW control enables post production mixing during studio dark periods for increased studio productivity. C10 HD integrates with SSL’s MORSE multi console, multi studio audio asset sharing system, which can include multiple SSL C10 HD and the larger C100 HDS consoles with asset control from the console surface.
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.