The photos on this page were taken shortly before Broadcasting
House Extension was closed. They show the start of the move towards digital
recording equipment and changes to the acoustic treatment. The CID treatment in B12
produced an acoustic that was too lively, hence the addition of absorbing
panels at the front of the cubicle.
As seen on the previous page, Project Baseband equipped both B15 and B16 with
refurbished GP desks. By the time these photos were taken B15 had a further
Neve 66, probably one previously used in a training area.
B16 saw the first installation of the DHD desk, using VCS (see next page)
as the playout system. The wooden wedge with the blue panel in the centre
of the desk is the OnAir Controller. The flat module to the right of the desk
is the producer talkback unit.
The studio LS and headphone feeds were set within the desk configuration,
so no switching was possible at the studio table causing a few teething problems.