Celebrating 50 years in audio, Calrec Audio supplies audio broadcast mixing consoles which are relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. Formed as a microphone manufacturer in 1964, Calrec’s reputation for build quality, reliability and audio performance has made them an industry benchmark across the world. In the current fast paced, technologically progressive era, modern broadcasters demand more versatility and integration from their audio equipment. TV companies need to ensure that their systems can produce programmes efficiently and to required specifications. For their audio systems to be able to achieve this, greater consideration has to be given to their networks as a whole and how efficiently they can be controlled.

Calrec has designed its range of consoles to meet these demands.  The ApolloArtemis and Summa consoles all leverage the increased power of FPGA technology, providing more digital audio channels for 5.1 Surround production and more user-friendly control surfaces to deal with them.

Putting Sound in the Picture

 Apollo provides unsurpassed processing power and a control surface with displays, touch screens and light-emitting knobs which detail function and status. Apollo utilises Bluefin2, the next generation of Bluefin HDSP, which provides unrivalled resources of up to 1020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/Track outputs and 48 auxes. With single and dual fader options, Apollo can squeeze in more faders into a single footprint that any other console, and its integrated router provides total network flexibility. Apollo’s I/O functions are performed by the Hydra2 network, which uses high capacity 8192² cross-point routers and a variety of I/O units.    

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 The twin sister of Apollo in Greek mythology, Artemis is based on the award-winning Apollo platform. Available in three sizes and utilising the same Bluefin2 and Hydra2 technologies, Artemis has an enormous routing and processing capacity. Bluefin2 gives Artemis Shine 680 channel processing paths, 340 on an Artemis Beam and 240 on an Artemis Light, with up to 128 program busses, 64 IFB/Track outputs and 32 auxiliaries. Artemis Light packs all this into a 4U enclosure. Artemis’ integrated router means all I/O functions can be performed by Hydra2, using the same high capacity cross-point router technology and a variety of I/O units.                 

 

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 Calrec’s elegant Summa console is designed for broadcast professionals who need to produce creative and engrossing broadcast audio easily, but may not require as many resources as Calrec’s Apollo and Artemis consoles. Control is via a 17-inch multitouch screen inspired by familiar tablet technology, with a straightforward interface that uses established finger gestures to navigate the system. Summa’s considered control simplifies even complex workflow tasks, such as creating mix-minus feeds. Bluefin2 technology gives Summa a pool of 180 or 128 channel processing paths, eight groups, four mains, 16 auxes, and 32 tracks. Its Hydra2 router core provides Summa with the same integral router technology as the Apollo and Artemis consoles.   

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Hydra2 provides seamless, scalable audio networking of audio mixing consoles with routers and I/O interfaces, allowing for a large numbers of inputs and outputs to be shared and controlled irrespective of location. Hydra2 does not compromise audio quality, performs with negligible latency and is founded on comprehensive, built-in fault detection and redundancy. Many of the world’s most successful broadcasters rely on Hydra2 infrastructure for live on-air application in both fixed and mobile installations every day.

At the heart of Hydra2 is the 8192² Calrec router (4096² on Summa and Artemis Light). Networks become more advanced when multiple routers are connected together to add additional mixing consoles, or to increase the amount of I/O connections available. Routers, mixing consoles and I/O can all be easily connected to the network as and when needed.

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Broadcasters are increasingly demanding more versatility and integration from their audio equipment. For audio systems to be able to meet those demands, broadcasters must give greater consideration to the networking of audio consoles, routers and I/O, and to the efficiencies of controlling them.

With its plug-and-play architecture, Calrec’s Hydra2 audio routing system makes it simple to add mixing consoles, I/O and routers to the network, as and when needed, but further exploitation of this flexible network technology is possible.

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