AURUS and NEXUS at the BBC in Glasgow
Situated in the Govan district on the banks of the river Clyde and dominated by the 127 m Glasgow Tower, the former Princes dock is thriving once again. Now named Pacific Quay it looks set to become the future centre of media activity in Scotland. BBC Scotland is moving in to its fi rst purpose-built Glasgow headquarters at Pacific Quay. The brand new 34,000 m2 building features a structured wiring system, including optical fi bres, an ideal environment or NEXUS and AURUS systems from STAGETEC.
Lead managed by Siemens a 56-fader AURUS has been installed in the HDTV studio control room for surround mixing. Together with the associated NEXUS STAR, this control room and studio complex has a total of five NEXUS Base Devices. A second 40-fader AURUS is installed in Studio C with its STAR and three NEXUS Base Devices. The building will contain many flexible spaces and exciting technology to support programme production.
The STAGETEC AURUS and NEXUS system allows mobile Base Devices to be deployed in a wide variety of locations within the building using the structured wiring. As many previous STAGETEC clients have appreciated, simultaneous direct access to many facilities, EQ, auxes and so on, is vital during live broadcasts.
The AURUS control surface behaves like a conventional analogue sound desk. There is direct access to a lot of facilities immediately on the channel strip, whilst under the hood, you have all the complexity and fl exibility of a digital console and of course the impeccable sound.