Calrec has been working with its customers to shape the broadcast landscape for more than 50 years.
In 1977 Calrec supplied the world’s first stereo broadcast console and in 1981 the company supplied the world’s first digitally controlled assignable mixing console. Calrec’s innovative approach to its broadcast clients continued, and in 2007 Calrec launches Bluefin, the first single-chip FPGA-based high-density DSP card which improved DSP efficiency by a phenomenal 5000%.
Whatsmore, Bluefin was available as an upgrade to existing Calrec desks.
Today broadcasters’ needs are more diverse than ever, which is why Calrec has designed its range of products to meet a range of demands.
Whether you are looking to expand your studio complex, outfit a remote vehicle, increase your live event programming, build redundancy into your facility or move into new markets, Calrec can help.
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 audio systems to be able to achieve this, greater consideration must be given to networks as a whole and how efficiently they can be controlled.
The Apollo, Artemis , Summa and Brio consoles all leverage powerful FPGA technology, providing more digital audio channels for 5.1 Surround production and more user-friendly control surfaces to deal with them. These control surfaces are flexible to accommodate operator’s needs with intuitive and straightforward user interfaces to help simplify tasks and speed up workflows.
Whatever you need, Calrec have the expertise and the heritage to help. Check out how we can help in our application cases below.