Type R for TV gives broadcasters the opportunity to fully automate their workflows, while providing full independent control from anywhere in the world.

With production automation common across thousands of broadcast installations, we are all exploiting shifts in technology to adopt new ways of working. In this environment, Calrec’s Type R mixing console has proved very popular. Virtual working practices are efficient, reliable and cost effective. With the advent of IP backbones, these technologies are also becoming easier to install with lower ongoing costs. Other benefits include:

Flexible working

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.

Fully Inclusive

Fully Inclusive

Type R connects with all leading station automation systems such as Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite systems using Calrec’s time-served CSCP interface.

Geographically diverse

Geographically diverse

An intuitive web UI allows studio engineers to adjust mix parameters in real time from any screen, anywhere in the world, with minimal control lag, breaking down geographical boundaries.

Licenced models

Licenced models

With a range of licensed DSP options, Type R for TV can be adapted as requirements change. DSP licence keys can be downloaded in seconds and upgraded on the fly.

Easy to configure

Easy to configure

Type R for TV integrates seamlessly into an established IP infrastructure with a single ethernet cable, making integration effortless and future expansion simple and cost effective.

Cost effective

Cost effective

Establishing a fully automated broadcast environment provides significant returns on capital expenditure while providing the same robust broadcast infrastructure Calrec is famous for.

Virtual working over IP

Type R’s flexible and integrated IP core has provided our customers with a way of utilising virtual working practices to completely automate broadcasts in radio and TV environments. Calrec has worked closely with its customers to help develop the same technology to provide seamless automation for many customers.

Type R for TV is driven by station automation and is compatible with popular station automation systems including Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite. Type R is the best of both worlds – it provides fully automated programming with real-time adjustment of unpredictable external factors via the web or using small, adaptable and highly portable hardware elements.

A licenced model which gives up to 120 DSP channels, Type R already has a flexible buss structure of up to 3 x 5.1 main outputs, up to 8 x 5.1 groups and up to 16 stereo aux outputs. Its space saving and powerful 2U rack engine can connect to a variety of 1U IO boxes, and its IP backbone can plug straight into a facility’s IP switch on a single connection.

Installation is easy, maintenance is trouble-free and IO can be scaled on an ad hoc basis.

While Type R does all the work for you, Calrec’s Assist web UI makes it easy to get your hands on a virtual desk, on almost any device, wherever in the world you are. Assist works over PCP IP and has minimal control lag, which makes minor adjustments easy and quick to do, wherever you are.

Virtual working over IP

Station Automation and Virtual Operation

Type R ties into the move over recent years towards unmanned audio rooms in news operations, using station automation systems. Calrec’s Serial Control Protocol (CSCP) has already provided a very successful transition to this model, allowing the audio console to be configured and driven entirely from the production control room’s vision switcher and remote fader panel.

Increasingly the console surface is not used at all creating a demand for a broadcast-level virtualised console.

The desire for a dedicated broadcast mixing solution with the requisite I/O infrastructure, processing and feature set is still imperative.

Resilience and redundancy cannot be compromised, so Calrec has taken the next step with the introduction of the VP2 and Type R virtual consoles.

Large Soft Panel (LSP)

Large Soft Panel (LSP)

Fader Panel

Fader Panel

Small Soft Panel (SSP)

Small Soft Panel (SSP)

If broadcasters prefer a physical surface then banks of 6 x faders can be added, or adaptable soft panels like Calrec’s Large Soft Panel (LSP) and Small Soft Panel (SSP) can be used. These panels can be made to do whatever they need to do to meet ever-changing requirements.

For example, a broadcaster might use station automation to produce the entire show, but an LSP can be set up as a fader system so gain can be manually added on a quiet mic feed. Or a studio technician listening at home might add some dynamics to a mic input on a round table show via Calrec Assist on a tablet at home. All signal manipulation can be done in Assist, or on dedicated flexible hardware.

Type R for TV an easy choice for stations looking to invest in a full IP station automation system which will deliver significant ROI in a short space of time.

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    • 3 x independent mixing environments on one single Core
    • Up to 48 physical faders on one surface
    • Full size 100mm faders
    • External Talkback microphone
    • 2 x stereo headphone outputs (1/4” TRS jack) I/O boxes
    • Multiple sample rates; operates at 44.1, 48 and 96kHz. All DSP facilities available at all sample rates.
    • Between 18 and 60 input channels per console
    • Up to 3 x (mono, stereo or 5.1) main outputs
    • Up to 8 x (mono, stereo or 5.1) groups
    • Up to 16 (mono or stereo) aux outputs
    • De-esser on all channels
    • Expander/gate/ducker a with sidechain EQ on all channels and groups
    • Automixer on every mono channel and group
    • Compressor/Limiter on all direct outputs & mix minus outputs
    • 1 x assignable direct output per channel/group
    • 1 x assignable mix minus output per channel/group
    • 1 x insert sends & return per channel/group/aux/main (mono, stereo or 5.1)
    • Dedicated monitor inserts available to console LS, studio 1 LS and misc LS
    • 2 x stereo mix minus buses
    • 1 x off-air stereo conference bus
    • 48 x external monitor/meter inputs
    • Unlimited VCA groups
    • 4 band full Parametric EQ + LF & HF filters with 12 or 24dB/octave slopes on every channel, group, aux and main
    • 5.4s Input Delay per Channel from a pool of 48 delay blocks
    • 5.4s Path Delay for every path from a pool of 48 delay blocks
    • 5.4s Output Delay per Output including Direct Outputs from a pool of 48 delay blocks
    • AoIP connectivity, including redundant connectivity for all I/O boxes
    • Integral 512² router
    • Up to 256 audio channels per AoIP port
    • 2U Core provides 4 x AES input ports, 4 x AES output ports, 8 x channels of analogue mic/line input with 48v phantom power indication, 8 x channels of analogue line level output, 12 x GPI, 12 x GPO ports and 2 x stereo headphone outputs, with optional redundant AoIP boards
    • 1U Combination I/O unit provides 4 x AES input ports, 4 x AES output ports, 8 x channels of analogue mic/line input with 48v phantom power indication, 8 x channels of analogue line level output, 6 x GPI, 6 x GPO ports and 2 x stereo headphone outputs, with optional redundant AoIP boards
    • 1U Analogue I/O unit which provides 16 x channels of analogue mic/line input with 48v phantom power indication, 16 x channels of analogue line level output, 6 x GPI and 6 x GPO ports
    • 1U Digital AES I/O unit which provides 8 x AES input ports with SRC indication, 8 x AES output ports, 6 x GPI and 6 x GPO ports
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    SSP