New digital consoles in Specs Howard’s on-campus radio stations are being installed starting the week of June 14th.
You might be surprised to know, ALL of Specs Howard’s “practice” studios ARE ALREADY digital technology, but ONLY ONE of the FOUR radio stations is truly “digital.”
Operationally, the new consoles won’t be much different – so what IS the diffence?
It is mostly “under the hood” allowing for better quality with fewer wires, more accurate meters, more flexibility as to the type of equipment we can use… and. better-sounding demo samples for our students.
The famous “pink button” ‘Millenium’ consoles we have had in service for several years are going away and being upgraded with the digital version of the same basic console.
“WSHS,” the very FIRST studio you see from our main campus lobby will be the first to get the new gear.
See the consoles up close via this link:
These are RADIO SPECIFIC consoles manufactured by Radio Systems, a U.S. company based in New Jersey. You won’t find this type of equipment in a recording studio or live music environment.
Enco Systems’ (“DAD”) “Presenter” at Specs Howard is on hiatus!
We were forced to re-evaluate our installation due to security concerns and virus problems. Enco Systems of Southfield is working with us on this issue and we hope to have it resolved shortly.
Meantime, students are re-visiting playing CDs and MiniDiscs in our studios. Friends, this can (and has) happened anywhere, and further illustrates how at Specs Howard, you TRULY get a real-world, hands-on experience!