Radio France, France's public service radio broadcaster, has purchased three SADiE LRX2 portable multi-track location recording systems and two PCM2 laptop-based editing systems. The units will be used for mobile production across France to provide content for the broadcaster's seven national stations.
"There are things that make SADiE really easy to use, even by people with a poor knowledge of computers, especially the project, the clipstore and the slip modes in the playlist editing. For high-end users, the trim window is wonderful," comments Philippe Destrebecq, DPA/DLP/Responsable du support production at Radio France.
The SADiE LRX2 Location Audio Workstation has been designed to fulfil the needs of an ever more complex recording environment and to serve a wide variety of remote recording applications. It combines SADiE's proven high-quality professional audio input and output 'slither card' I/O modules with a tactile hardware control surface and the ability to use a standard laptop via USB2 as the host computer to provide a powerful and effective combination according to the particular application. The SADiE PCM2, meanwhile, is a non-destructive hardware audio editing system complete with SADiE Version 5 software. It provides the ability to edit audio professionally wherever the user can take a laptop running Windows XP.
"The LRX units have been used at musical festivals in Beaunes, Saintes, La Roque d'Anthron, and the theatre festival of Avignon," reports Destrebecq. "We're currently planning to buy three more of them in 2010 too to increase our coverage across the country."