Calrec is a leading designer and supplier of audio broadcast mixing equipment, 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 it an industry benchmark across the world.
At the heart of Calrec’s vocation is a passion to deliver the best sound using the most up-to-date techniques. Calrec leads the charge in innovation by refining current workflows and defining emerging trends. Since designing that first audio console in 1971, Calrec has strived to ensure its customers are always one step ahead of the changing needs of the broadcast environment.
Modern broadcast environments are varied and diverse, so Calrec has designed its audio solutions to be malleable to fit the specific needs of different workflows. This, coupled with highly resilient products, has earned Calrec a reputation as pioneers chosen by the world’s foremost broadcasters.
At the top end of the range there’s the highly configurable Apollo and Artemis models that allow the customer to tailor the surface and channel count to their particular requirements. Apollo provides unsurpassed processing power, with unrivalled resources of up to 1020 channels, and can squeeze in more faders into a single footprint than any other broadcast console. Artemis provides a more compact surface when space is a premium and comes in four different DSP Channel packs to suit a range of productions.
For the price and space sensitive markets, Calrec’s Summa and Brio consoles are powerful and have a full broadcast feature set with a more compact form. All of these desks can be networked together to share resources and to create incredibly flexible broadcast solutions.
Type R takes Calrec into the parallel industry of radio. Radio introduces a whole new set of challenges and requirements. Type R has been developed with a stunning feature set, specifically for a radio environment. It is also the most configurable radio console currently available, so can adapt to any workflow.
As the industry hurtles towards interoperability, standardised transport mechanisms and remote production, Calrec is ready to facilitate the transition and support the modern broadcaster throughout the process. Remote production gives broadcasters the ability to capture a wider range of live events and mix them in a facility hundreds or thousands of miles away. Calrec’s RP1 is a unique broadcast mixing system which enables broadcasters to do exactly this, providing greater depth of coverage at a lower cost.
Calrec’s IMPULSE core takes broadcasters into the next generation of broadcasting workflows incorporating IP networking technologies and immersive audio capabilities. IMPULSE offers five DSP channel packs and is compatible with any current Apollo or Artemis surface. It is so powerful it can host up to four separate mixing desks on a single core. Combined with Calrec’s IP gateway product which bridges the gap between Hydra2 and the IP domain, broadcasters can be assured that Calrec can provide all their audio solutions.
All Calrec products are designed, manufactured and tested at Calrec’s Nutclough Mill headquarters in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. From customer research and product development, through R&D, production and test departments, every element of product development is in-house. This ensures the integrity of the entire process and guarantees a quality standard unsurpassed in the broadcast console marketplace.
It’s an exciting time to be in broadcast audio, and Calrec is right at the heart of it.Calrec
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