Calrec Audio continues its long relationship with New Zealand national broadcaster TVNZ with the sale of a 48-fader Artemis Beam digital audio console for TVNZ’s Auckland, New Zealand studios. The Artemis Beam console mixes audio for TVNZ’s flagship news programming as well as other content for its commercial networks. The console’s routing capabilities are a major feature in TVNZ’s audio operations.
At NAB 2013, Calrec will showcase Hydra2’s ability to interact with third-party control and production automation equipment. To give broadcasters a sense of Hydra2’s potential as a networking solution, Calrec will exhibit its equipment in a scenario akin to how it would be used in an actual production environment.
In an effort to drive the movement toward a common protocol for audio networking, Calrec has joined the AVnu Alliance, an industry consortium dedicated to the development and promotion of a professional-quality streaming standard for networked audio and video content based on the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards.
New Capabilities for Apollo and Artemis Audio Consoles
At CABSAT, Calrec Audio will showcase its latest software releases on the Apollo and Artemis console lines. The new releases bring more power to the user’s fingertips and even more flexibility to the current metering system. New features include External Input Meters and Moveable PFL and Metering, which give users an even greater ability to configure the console to their individual requirements.
With the delivery of an Artemis Light audio console, Calrec has made its second sale to Ukraine system integrator and OB truck company Engineer Service. Engineer Service will install the Artemis Light console in its newest mobile OB truck to mix live audio in stereo and Dolby® E 5.1 broadcast formats, and for multichannel recording in live production.
New Capabilities for Apollo and Artemis Audio Consoles. At BVE, Calrec Audio Ltd will showcase its latest software releases on the Apollo and Artemis console lines. The new releases bring more power to the user’s fingertips and even more flexibility to the current metering system.
In response to customer demand, Calrec has added Automixer, an automatic mixing function, to its Bluefin2 signal-processing engine, the driving force behind its Apollo and Artemis mixing consoles. Automixer attenuates the output levels of all channels under its control to maintain consistent program levels in environments with multiple open microphones and unpredictable audio content. The feature is especially useful on panel-style discussion shows where guests might speak over each other and dramatically raise their voices.
Calrec has won its first Turkish customer with the sale of an Omega digital audio console to HD Protek, Turkey’s largest independent outside broadcast (OB) company. The Istanbul-based live-broadcast production company has installed the Omega in its new OB truck to serve as both the audio console and audio router when covering live sports.
Calrec announced that it has surpassed 100 installations of its Bluefin2 high-density signal-processing (HDSP) technology with a sale to BBC Wales. BBC Wales installed a 40-fader Artemis Beam console with Hydra2 audio routing capability in a newly renovated studio at its Cardiff, Wales, facility. This is BBC Wales’ second Artemis console. It joins nine other Artemis desks and one Apollo desk — all equipped with Bluefin2 — in BBC operations throughout the United Kingdom.
Calrec, a leading supplier of audio consoles for on-air and live production, announced that international production powerhouse Pinewood Studios Group has installed an Artemis Beam console in its new 5.1-capable sound-control gallery to mix audio for live and recorded television shows, the first of which was a children’s show for BBC.