• The building blocks for your station


    A modular, expandable, IP-based mixing system, Type R uses standard networking hardware and soft panels which can be tailored to operator needs. It has just three hardware panels to create a variety of system types, ties in with Calrec Assist for mixing in the cloud, and provides mix facilities for up to three independent mixers to hang off one system core.

    Why you need a Type R for Radio

    Type R’s flexible IP core enables broadcasters to benefit from virtual working practices and automated broadcast workflows on a cost-effective SMPTE 2110-compliant IP backbone. Type R provides fully automated programming with real-time adjustment of unpredictable external factors, either via the web or via highly portable dedicated hardware elements.

  • Fader Panel

    Fader Panel

    Fader panels are small, sleek and simple, with six faders and immediate access to essential controls. Fader panels can be added or removed as simply as plugging or unplugging an Ethernet cable, creating a radio infrastructure that is easily expandable, and making upgrades quick and simple.

    Large Soft Panel (LSP)

    Large Soft Panel (LSP)

    Type R touch-screen soft panels are designed around simple and colourful control elements and can easily be customised as multi-function panels. This functionality can be quickly changed from show-to-show using simple memory loads and can be tailored to fit the needs of the talent.

    Small Soft Panel (SSP)

    Small Soft Panel (SSP)

    Soft panels can be utilised in either landscape or portrait formats and used to provide adaptable and specific functionality for talent, while ensuring overall control is maintained by the station technical team. Both LSP and SSP panels can be added with a single Ethernet connection.

    Talent Panel

    Talent Panel

    Calrec's slimline Talent Panel makes it easy for guests to listen to multiple sources and can be customised with common functions like talkback and cough switches. The Talent Panel acts as an AoIP endpoint so multiple devices can be added quickly wherever they are required.

    GPIO Unit

    GPIO Unit

    Calrec’s Type R GPIO unit is a 1U box which provides a further 32 x GPOs and 32 GPIs for interfacing with external systems such as phone systems, playout and codecs etc. Functionality can be incorporated onto physical buttons on Type R soft panels, fader panels or web UIs, and set up via Calrec’s easy to use Connect app.

  • Flexible working

    Type R makes it easy to get hands on via either a web UI or using adaptable flexible hardware interfaces, giving real-time control to the user in a refined and simple way.

    Licensed IP models

    Type R has support for NMOS discovery and connection management (IS-04 v1.3 and IS-05: v1.1) and is SMPTE 2110 compliant, and has a range of licensed DSP options.

    Product Info

    Type R R120

    Calrec Type R digital mixing console fader panel

    Type R R80

    Type R R40

    Calrec Type R digital mixing console fader panel

    Type R R20

    Physical Faders 48 per surface 48 per surface 48 per surface 48 per surface
    DSP Processing Paths 166 126 78 42
    Input Channels 120 80 40 20
    Main and Group Buses 30 30 22 14
    Main Outputs 3 3 3 3
    Group Outputs 8 8 8 8
    Track/IFB Output Buses N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Track/IFB Sends per Path N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Aux Output Buses 16 16 16 8
    Mix-Minus Outputs and Direct Outputs 96 64 32 24
    Input Delay 64 of up to 5.4s 44 of up to 5.4s 20 of up to 5.4s 16 of up to 5.4s
    Insert Send and Returns 96 64 32 24
    Path Delay 64 of up to 5.4s 44 of up to 5.4s 20 of up to 5.4s 16 of up to 5.4s
    Output Delay 64 of up to 5.4s 44 of up to 5.4s 20 of up to 5.4s 16 of up to 5.4s
  • Fader Panel




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