Bournemouth University has becomes the first SADiE customer in the UK to take delivery of the new SADiE 6 audio editing and production software.
Peter Nash, Prism Sound and SADiE’s broadcast consultant, personally delivered the first five UK licences when he attended the Sounding Out creative radio conference, which took place at the University earlier this month.
Prism Sound has also announced sales of ten native licences to Aberdeen College and 16 SADiE 6 licences, which will run on their existing SADiE PCM2s, to Sunderland University.
Although SADiE 6 takes advantage of existing SADiE 5 hardware for latency-free recording, it has no dedicated hardware requirements and is expected to take the SADiE brand into new markets.
Professor Sean Street, director of the Centre for Broadcasting History Research at Bournemouth University’s Media School, commented: “We began installing SADiE in its older forms in 2005 and began a dialogue with Prism Sound, which now owns SADiE. From what we were hearing it was clear that SADiE 6 was going to be a must-have for the industry and therefore a must have for our students. SADiE 6 is revolutionary in many ways, but in particular it is the ability to use the software natively on any computer that really makes a difference to us.” Bournemouth University is currently in discussions with Prism Sound to introduce a SADiE accreditation certificate.
Reflecting on the sale, Pete Nash commented: “We are very happy to continue our long standing relationship with Bournemouth University and are delighted they have been the first in the UK to take delivery of this exciting new product.
“It is essential for students to have access to cutting edge technology and to develop an early understanding for the tools they will be expected to use once they enter employment. Universities such as Bournemouth, Sunderland and Aberdeen all recognise the need to invest on behalf of their students, many of whom will become the technicians and managers of the future. Bournemouth University, in particular, has an extremely good reputation for the quality of its radio production courses and has been incorporating SADiE into its curriculum for many years. By enabling its students to understand the full extent of SADiE’s high-end editing functions and workflow advantages, Bournemouth is giving its students a competitive edge in the employment market, especially as SADiE is the mainstay of so many broadcasters, including the BBC.”