• ARGO – Calrec’s new approach to audio mixing – any panel, anywhere

    Argo comes in two sizes; the larger Argo Q model has two mid-level rows of interchangeable panels and the compact Argo S model has one mid-level row.

    Benefits

    All-new, simple, intuitive, flexible, IP native surface with supercharged DSP, interchangeable panels and configurable layouts.

    Why you need an Argo

    Argo is the result of over 50 years of expertise and research & development in the science of broadcast audio. Argo boasts native IP connectivity based on industry-wide standards, supercharged DSP with 1000s of DSP paths, and an ultra-modern and user-definable control surface. Argo is the next-generation audio console for all broadcasters, suiting a range of needs, from the largest global sporting events to automated / semi-automated news environments and flagship entertainment shows. With all this and more, Calrec’s Argo will surpass your needs well into the future.

  • 1. Flexible, simple & intuitive all-new surface design

    1. Flexible, simple & intuitive all-new surface design

    Up to 240 faders per system. Short learning curve with familiar Assist application. Intuitive use of colour and digital scribble strip.

    2. Any panel, anywhere

    2. Any panel, anywhere

    Choose from dual fader, rotary control, monitoring or loudspeaker panels - all panels are interchangeable within the same frame and between Argo Q & Argo S.

    3. Supercharged DSP

    3. Supercharged DSP

    Based on Calrec's ImPulse core with max DSP capacity extended to up to 2384 DSP paths for the most demanding, immersive productions.

    4. More of what you need, where you need it

    4. More of what you need, where you need it

    EQ and dynamics now available on all Auxes and Tracks. Addition of stereo automixer, Ducker and variable slopes.

    5. Remote control

    5. Remote control

    Calrec’s Assist application is built into Argo, along with remote surface options and True Control.

    6. IP native and IT friendly

    6. IP native and IT friendly

    From the ground up, Argo is IP-native based on ST2110 with surface sections and surface to core links on standard COTS switches.

    7. Resilient & redundant

    7. Resilient & redundant

    Argo has no system PC. Each section is fully self-sufficient, and of course, dual PSUs, dual control links and ST2022-7 as standard.

    8. Configurable

    8. Configurable

    Simple UI for customising unique user controller layouts.

    9.  Integrated

    9. Integrated

    Fanless surface mounted I/O options, video input per meter screen for Waves, 3rd party meters (RTW) or preview monitor.

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    Product Info
    Side view of Calrec Argo Q interchangeable digital control surface

    Argo

    DSP Processing Paths Up to 2384
    Input Channels Up to 2048
    Track/IFB Sends per Path 4
    Aux Output Buses Up to 48 from pool of 48 mono legs
    Mix-Minus Outputs and Direct Outputs Up to 512
    Input Delay Up to 5.4s per input from pool of 256 mono legs
    Insert Send and Returns Pool of 1024
    Path Delay Up to 5.4s per path
    Output Delay Up to 5.4s per path
    Main Output Busses Up to 16 from Main/Group pool of 192 mono legs
    Audio Group Busses Up to 48 from Main/Group pool of 192 mono legs
    Track/IFB Output Buses Up to 96 from a pool of 96 mono legs
    Direct/ Mix-Minus Outputs per Channel/Group Up to 4 outputs from a pool of 512 mono legs
    EQ on Channels, Groups, Mains, Auxes & Tracks 6 full bands of parametric EQ/filters
    Surface Cooling Convection. Completely fanless design
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Faders on a Calrec Argo S control surface

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Argo is a next-generation digital control surface and it is the result of over 50 years of research, UI, investigation, talking to our customers about the best workflows for working with a digital assignable console. It has been designed to be what you want it to be, the interchangeable panels allow you to position whatever you want, where you want and things to scale and flex as you need it to.

Peter Walker, Senior Product Manager at Calrec

Pete Walker

Senior Product Manager at Calrec