First release from TSL PPL’s new family
TSL Professional Products Ltd (PPL) has launched the first member of its Studio Audio Monitor (SAM) family, the SAM1-3GM audio monitoring unit. According to the manufacturer, the new unit has been designed to help streamline workflows in TV production throughout network operations, master control, outside broadcast and studio/post production settings.
The SAM1-3GM’s 1U format provides visual feedback from 16 channel sources of embedded SDI. Additionally, two auxiliary analogue or AES input channels can be mixed into the monitoring chain, allowing users to listen to external sources such as intercom. The unit allows the user to allocate individual channel formats as stereo, mono and 5.1, with the immediate ability to downmix surround sound sources for stereo compatibility monitoring. Channels can also be mixed with a single button to achieve individual level trims and channel balance/pan control. The resulting ‘mix’ output is then available for use as a line-level analogue or AES feed.
The audio monitoring unit reportedly offers monitoring bar graphs and scales for all international standards. Similarly, its 10 stereo bar graph pairs can be individually labelled with up to 10-characters. When installed as a monitor destination and attached to an SDI router, the unit allows the user to see an immediate overview of all 16 embedded audio channels.
Other noteworthy features of the SAM1-3GM include Scroll to Hear channel selection, master output volume with cut/dim, menu level use for IP setups, the efficient management of onboard preset memories and USB save/recall and software updates.