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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 4 | April 2017
Audio Mixing Desks cont'd...
make artistic decisions
intuitively while using it
Austrian post-production and it definitely improves
Tonstudio has celebrated continues. "We are really
by making a major looking forward to using
investment in a brand the system on forthcoming
new mixing system. The projects in our 16th year
studio's existing system and beyond."
was centred on a Yamaha
has been evolving its
Toronto's Dome Productions recently upgraded upgrade DM2000 digital mixer and
ITV's new facilities in Wales, Channel, Tyne Tees,
its main studio audio console with Calrec's Brio
Steinberg's Nuendo DAW, approach to regional news Central, West Country, and Anglia, all have SSL C10 HD
Plus broadcast consoles
Dome Productions. "Since our so a Yamaha Nuage system was the production and in turn
operators are already familiar with obvious upgrade.
has been remodelling its studios to workflow. Some people have 'superCalrec consoles, they were able to step
Based in Klagenfurt, Frei Audio is embrace a flexible way of working. As user' knowledge, so if it was a question
right in and start using the Brio with a full-service studio that has built part of this move, new facilities have of re-configuring something we'd
minimal training and no rework.
an excellent reputation as a post- been built in the Wales, Channel, Tyne get the super-user in for that given
"Also, we were very impressed that production facility for film and TV Tees, Central, West Country, and Anglia area and they would do the work. I
we were able to get up and running production, as well as composing and ITV regions - all of which have SSL C10 wouldn't expect everybody to be able
with test audio going through the Brio producing music for commercials and HD Plus broadcast consoles in their to reconfigure the sound desk from the
only an hour after taking it out of the movies. Owner Andreas Frei reports: sound studios.
ground up, but some people certainly
box, and without needing any on-site "Working with Nuage is a pleasure.
The changes at ITV started with could."
support from Calrec."
It feels like a real console, you can its people and the development of
Teague sums up the key aspects
The Brio's compatibility with
skillsets such that more staff are of the C10 console that make it
the other Calrec consoles gives
able to fulfil more roles. Steve well suited to the new ITV studios:
Dome powerful new flexibility
Teague, Head of Technical Services "Reliability and ease of use," he says.
in configuring audio mixing
for ITV News Group explains: "We "People like the interface - the logical
for various productions. As
don't have conventional roles any layout." When asked about particular
productions grow in size, Dome
more... That's not to say they don't features he cites the console's Automix
is able to expand the studio's
specialise or feel they've got one and C-Play (spot and music playout)
capabilities simply by adding
or two particular skills, but most features: "Automix is great for when
more Calrec Hydra2 Fieldboxes.
we have multiple guests, and C-Play
Frei Audio Tonstudio owner Andreas Frei with the people have a basic level of skill in
recently installed Yamaha Nuage system all aspects of our production and
After 15 years of success in the
has been very useful."
Calrec Showcases Audio Products
n show at NAB 2017, will be built into the surface. Additional
Calrec's new Brio console, hailed expansion I/O slots allow for
as the most powerful and compact further I/O integration, and
digital broadcast audio console in its fitting an available Hydra2
class, with a comprehensive broadcast module makes it possible to
feature set that supports a wider connect to and share audio over
breadth of broadcasters.
Calrec's Hydra2 network.
The smallest in Calrec's Bluefin2
Calrec's RP1 remote production
family, Brio is only 892 millimetres unit is a unique live-broadcast The Brio compact
wide, and the dual-layer, 36-fader product that directly addresses digital broadcast
surface provides more faders in a an
given footprint than any other audio requirement for high-quality content of skilled on-site operators for these
from remote locations.
niche events, but they must always
Based on Calrec's 20 years of digital
Remote production offers the ensure that the same high broadcast
uncluttered, ability to capture a broader range of standards are met.
compact, and configurable surface live events, such as sports, news, or
Calrec's new RP1 remote production
gives instant access to a large number regional music festivals. Broadcasters engine is a 2U core that contains
of audio paths whilst an intuitive 15.6- cannot always justify the time or integrated,
inch HD touch-screen UI provides expense of sending a dedicated which enables a console surface at
quick access to more in-depth control. outside broadcast truck and a team another facility to control all mixing
A bank of illuminating
hardware rotary controls
core manages all of the
gives fast and precise control
processing for IFB routing
and remote monitor mixes,
over parameters displayed in
and it does so locally with
the touch-screen UI.
no latency. This level of
Brio is entirely selfintegration
contained, with analogue
The RP1 for remote live broadcasting
control makes it simple for
and digital I/O and GPIO
any remote mix engineer to set
up IFB mixes and eradicates any
delay for remote listeners or
The RP1 core quickly embeds
audio into existing videotransport mechanisms, whilst its
modular I/O backbone accepts
any of Calrec's I/O cards. This
versatility means the RP1 can
connect via analogue, AES, MADI,
SDI, and the latest AoIP solutions from
AES67, Ravenna, Dante, and SMPTE
Remote production with Calrec's RP1