NorthStar Studios to Install Digidesign Venue Systems for Television Production Service

NorthStar Studios, Nashville’s largest full service television production facility, has announced the purchase and installation of a new state of the art audio production system — Digidesign VENUE. “This is a first in Nashville and NorthStar Studios is on the cutting edge of audio support for television production in the US,” says Grant Barbre, President of NorthStar Studios. “The Digidesign Venue audio systems are an incredible addition to our production facility enabling us to support a variety of live and taped productions in all three of our control rooms with pristine audio support. This is a serious investment in our studio which we expect will attract clients who produce major music and concert multi-track productions for television broadcast.”

The VENUE system is designed to answer the needs of modern live sound television studio applications. The state of the art system is shaping the future of live performance audio. This highly expandable and customizable system comprises the D-Show(TM) mixing console, local and remote I/O racks, artist-driven PQ monitoring, and Pro Tools(R) recording interfaces. With numerous hardware options for every system component, VENUE offers the ultimate in flexibility for all types of live sound applications. “VENUE features, such as Virtual Soundcheck and native storage and control of TDM Plug Ins are wonderful assets for any live event workflow — particularly music for television. So it goes without saying, that we’re thrilled to have a broadcast facility the caliber of NorthStar Studios adopting and employing VENUE, especially in one of the greatest music cities in the world,” comments Robert Scovill, Market Manager for Live Sound Products for Digidesign.

VENUE leverages Digidesign’s core technologies and delivers the quality and flexibility that are Digidesign’s hallmark coupled with unique features, such as TDM effects plug-ins, artist-driven PQ monitoring, and seamless recording and playback integration with industry-standard Digidesign(R) Pro Tools systems. NorthStar Studios has installed the Venue system into all three of its control rooms which allows NorthStar Studios to produce three independent studio productions at the same time.

NorthStar Studios – Nashville’s largest full service television production, network origination and teleport facility features a total turn- key production solution for numerous national networks and production companies. NorthStar Studios’ 125,000 square foot studio production facility features 24/7 network origination master control services including uplink and downlink support. Facility highlights include 7 stages along with a full variety of post production services. NorthStar Studios provides production support for a wide variety of companies in the cable, music, and news industries along with services to ad agencies, public relations firms, direct response companies, sports franchises and government entities.

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