BBC Northern Ireland upgrades with Yamaha

BBC Northern Ireland has upgraded its dubbing studios with the addition of another Yamaha DM2000 digital mixing console.

Broadcasting House, Belfast, features two dubbing areas – Dub1 and Dub2 –both of which have featured Yamaha M2000 and 02R96 digital consoles respectively for the past five years. Utilised as post-production mixers, the Yamaha desks were specified for their mix automation, compressors, routing and effects.

With the facility working on increasingly challenging productions, Dub2 has now been fitted with a DM2000 to match the facilities in Dub1, with Yamaha Studio Manager used to exchange mixes between the areas.

Aylesbury-based specialist Aspen Media supplied the new console, which has a long track record in supplying high quality technical systems to national and international broadcasters.

“Supplying a second DM2000 was the ideal solution, as the BBC staff had a lot of experience with the existing two Yamaha consoles and it means both dubbing studios can now work on mixes to the same level of complexity,” said Aspen Media director Chris Collings.

“It also allows for the seamless transfer of mixes between Dub1 and Dub 2, significantly increasing the facility’s overall flexibility.”