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You now can’t get away with a good face for radio. (May 2019)

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Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Yes. And 'reverse' faders in use as well.
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Are those analogue VU meters I see?

(suitably plummy accent /on)


Wash your mouth out - this is the BBC don’t you know, not some American nonsense. Those are PPMs. 1 to 7 is quite enough numbers for balancing audio, no need for any more than that.

(suitably plummy accent /off)

Those faders are not ‘reverse’ - they’re the right way round, just everyone else in the industry decided they should go the other way Wink

It was always interesting to - sometimes in the middle of the night - move between studios where the faders the went in opposite directions Shocked
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John Pienaar's report on the Ten showed a wider view of the studio - it's one of the Millbank radio studios with a TV at the back of it. Note the handy screwdriver on the desk.

I wonder if one of the channels on the desk had recently had some ‘attention’ Wink
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thegeek Founding member London London
You know, I hadn't even noticed the direction of the faders - I was too busy looking at the location of the keyboard and the phone and wondering how often things get faded by mistake because of them.
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You know, I hadn't even noticed the direction of the faders - I was too busy looking at the location of the keyboard and the phone and wondering how often things get faded by mistake because of them.

Were it me I certainly wouldn’t have had them there! Or the remote for that matter.


Just creeping in to the left of the shot is the VCS hardware controller- a lot of control is done on remote starts on the desk but that is handy for moving items to different playlist channels, previewing the end of audio clips and so on.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
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John Pienaar's report on the Ten showed a wider view of the studio - it's one of the Millbank radio studios with a TV at the back of it. Note the handy screwdriver on the desk.

I wonder if one of the channels on the desk had recently had some ‘attention’ Wink


'upside down' faders still in use, and PPM meters not covered over with Post-It stickers, it's almost like a shot from the 80s
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

It was always interesting to - sometimes in the middle of the night - move between studios where the faders the went in opposite directions Shocked


I remember the first few days after David Hamilton had left Radio 2, and joined Radio 210 in Reading, you could
tell he was having trouble driving the desk !

And also, '.... this is Radio Two............urm..one oh '
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