Photo by Willie Stott, no reproduction without permission, taken at the BBC OUPC.
This was the first digital mixer at Pebble Mill. It replaced the BBC Type D desk in Radio Studio 1.
Thanks to Peter Poole for sharing the photo.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Carolyn Davies: ‘It was revolutionary! It made drama editing and mixing (and even doc editing) a dream! Radio 4 doc editing was transformed by it, no more losing your sentences in the tape on the floor…. The AMS Audiofile attached was introduced by the late great Mark Decker, pioneer of digital audio editing in the BBC, he made sure Pebble Mill were streets ahead of every one else when it came to digital broadcasting. Its down side? The green on black screen made white lines on the road appear pink after a long days edit….’
Kathryn Shuttleworth: ‘I wouldn’t say that digital did anything better than analogue when we had this mixer as it was a fairly new technology at the time. We did end up replacing it though……….with an analogue Calrec desk!’