Soundsense, the Telford-based broadcast equipment rental company, has added the RM1D digital audio console to its inventory, incorporating the mixer at the heart of its dedicated packages for Restricted Service Licence use.
"We specialise in 28-day RSL systems," explains Derek Tallent of Soundsense. "We needed to buy more consoles, and, although we were initially looking at high-specification analogue consoles, we soon realised we could buy into the digital future with the RM1D at an attractive entry price.
"Although most radio, and 99% of our customers, are still analogue, we see the RM1D as a future-proof investment, made particularly viable by the programme of software upgrades."
Soundsense, whose clients include the BBC, Virgin Radio, Chrysalis Radio and Capital Radio, has just sent out its first RM1D RSL package to Stone FM in Staffordshire, the official station for the 2001 Stafford and Stone Festival. However, in its second year as an RSL festival station, Stone FM is campaigning to become a permanent fixture, and has registered as a trial radio station with the Radio Authority.
Soundsense's RM1D is a 12-fader version, with script tray, which accepts a pool of analogue and digital inputs that can be assigned to any fader. 3-band EQ and dynamics processing are available on every channel and the desk has built-in Lexicon effects. Multiple clean-feed outputs enable codecs, TBU's and contribution circuits to be connected and the desk has comprehensive metering, monitoring and talkback facilities. Configuration presets enable Soundsense to supply the desk with a set-up tailored to exactly match the customer's requirements.