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Calrec: Craft Interview, John Hunter, A1 Mixer Posted: 30/06/2020
Calrec: Craft Interview, John Hunter, A1 Mixer

A freelance audio engineer (A1) for Dome Productions in Canada, John Hunterfirst discovered his passion for audio with live music. Eventually, his path led him to sports and he (in normal times) mixes every Toronto Raptors home game on TSN and Sportsnet and has travelled with the production team to work every playoff game, including the 2019 NBA Finals. He worked as an A1 for the famous 2018 NBA Raptors/Pelicans game in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos surround sound, which was the first to be produced in these formats and distributed live to North American households.

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NUGENs Surround Mix is Essential to Audio Post-Production for Todays Evolving Media Posted: 25/03/2020
NUGENs Surround Mix is Essential to Audio Post-Production for Todays Evolving Media

NUGEN Audio’s Surround Suite offers a complete set of tools forupmixing, downmixing and multi-channel sound reshaping for the production market. Featuring the company’s Halo Downmix, Halo Upmix, ISL True Peak limiter and SEQ-S match and morph EQ software, NUGEN’s Surround Suite is perfect for both movie and television productions.

“We take pride in tailoring our products to the specific needs of audio professionals working in TV and film, enabling them to accomplish their full creative vision in a time- and results-oriented manner,” says Paul Tapper, CEO, NUGEN Audio. “Surround Suite delivers all the control necessary to define, enhance and fine-tune a surround mix. As a result, it gives users access to precise and tweakable downmixing (Halo Downmix) and coherent and natural upmixing, from stereo to 5.1 and 7.1 (Halo Upmix). They can also take advantage of the suite’s True Peak limiting (ISL) and linear phase EQ (SEQ-S).”

NUGEN’s Surround Suite offers full access to surround balances, clear visual feedback and individual surround channel access. The toolkit also allows users to regulate low frequency content and fine-tune surround mixes, without the possibility of phase warping.

Included among the NUGEN Surround Suite is Halo Downmix, which complements any post-production workflow. Using precise surround control, mix monitoring and versatile downmix balancing, Downmix helps to accelerate productivity on surround mixes. Typically considered the final piece of a production workflow, Halo Downmix allows users to easily deliver projects in both stereo and surround formats without compromise.

Somewhat of a ‘parent’ software to Downmix, NUGEN’s Halo Upmix is also included in the Surround Suite. With unique center-channel management and switchable dialog extraction, Upmix is perfect for everything from archive restoration and TV, through 7.1 feature films. With surround delivery requirement becoming increasingly common, Halo Upmix offers an indispensable tool for Dolby Atmos, Aura 3D and Ambisonic productions. A 3D immersive audio option is also available.

 

 

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Calrec Launches Type R for TV IP-Based Virtual Mixing Posted: 05/03/2020
Calrec Launches Type R for TV IP-Based Virtual Mixing

Building on the success of its Type R for Radio Calrec has launched Type R for TV — a virtual mixing console that lets customers take advantage of virtual workflows. Its flexible and integrated native IP core integrates with station automation systems, rewarding customers with the benefits of virtual working practices.

Type R for TV fulfills the rising demand for automated audio consoles in smaller news operations, which is becoming more prevalent according to Calrec’s Director of Product Management, Henry Goodman. “More often we’re seeing the console surface not used at all, which is driving the demand for broadcast-level virtual consoles,” he said.

Type R for TV is compatible with popular station automation systems including Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite. Furthermore, it provides fully automated programming with real-time adjustment of unpredictable external factors via a standard web browser.

Type R’s small, adaptable and highly portable hardware elements can be easily added if desired.Powered by standard POE switches, Type R has three different panel options. 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.

Calrec’s Assist web UI makes it easy to access the virtual desk on almost any device, wherever in the world a user is. Assist works over TCP/IP and has minimal control lag, which makes minor adjustments easy and quick to do.

Goodman continued, “The move towards virtual mixing is gaining momentum, particularly in the US market. Calrec’s Serial Control Protocol (CSCP) has already provided a very successful transition to this model. It allows the audio console to be configured and driven entirely from the production control room’s vision switcher and remote fader panel, and Type R for TV builds on that legacy while maintaining our reputation for resilience and redundancy.”

Type R for TV will be on show at NAB 2020 at Central Hall t stand C8008.

Tags: Calrec | audio | consoles | digital consoles | IP | networking | virtual mixing | NAB | NAB2020 | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Calrec NAB 2020 Preview: Central Hall Stand C8008 Posted: 13/02/2020
Calrec NAB 2020 Preview: Central Hall Stand C8008

Calrec’s Type R for TV is a new virtual mixing console with its design allowing customers to take advantage of these new workflows. It’s flexible and integrated native IP core gives customers a way to benefit from virtual working practices by integrating with station automation systems. 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 a standard web browser. Type R’s small, adaptable and highly portable hardware elements can be easily added if desired.Powered by standard POE switches, Type R has three different panel options. 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.

VP2 virtualized mixing system

Calrec’s VP2 virtualized mixing system has no physical control surface and utilisesCalrec’s Assist software for setup and control. VP2’s 4U core comes in three DSP sizes; 128, 180 and 240 input channels, and incorporates Calrec’s powerful Hydra2 networking solution. As with all Hydra2 products this can be controlled by a station automation system.

VP2 enables a station to reap many of the benefits of using a Calrec console, but without a physical control surface. Calrec’s Assist UI can be accessed from multiple locations via a web-browser. Control can be limited to basic functions or full control can be awarded to delve deeper to fine tune the setup or recall different shows as needed.

Tags: Calrec | Calrec Audio | audio | digital consoles | consoles | broadcast | mixing | NAB | production | IP AoIP | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Devin Barnhart, A1 Mixer - A Calrec craft interview Posted: 05/02/2020
Devin Barnhart, A1 Mixer - A Calrec craft interview

Devin Barnhart, A1 Mixer, discusses his audio life and working with Calrec tech. 

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Lance Gordon, co-owner Soundcheck Technologies, Emmy winner, talks modern mixing Posted: 15/01/2020
Lance Gordon, co-owner Soundcheck Technologies, Emmy winner, talks modern mixing

A Calrec craft interview: Lance Gordon, co-owner Soundcheck Technologies, Emmy winner, talks modern mixing

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R3 Estudio Movel in Brazil equips OB van with Calrec Artemis for live music Posted: 23/10/2019
R3 Estudio Movel in Brazil equips OB van with Calrec Artemis for live music Såo Paulo-based R3 Estudio Movel has chosen a Calrec Artemis Ray audio console for its OB truck, called PowerTruck, focussing on the recording and mixing of audio for live broadcasts as well as music DVDs and streaming outlets.
 
Isaías Rosa, R3’s recording/mixing engineer and multi-Latin Grammy nominee, says that when assessing the audio console market, “the Artemis met all the requirements of our truck,” highlighting its versatility as a key quality that drew him to the console. “The truck is set up for mixing and recording music. The Artemis Ray has excellent sound quality; we use it in a 72-fader configuration, which is great for live music mixing as we have the faders set up on one layer,” he continued.
 
R3 Estudio Movel uses two WAVES cards, one Dante card and six MADI cards in the truck. The on-stage setup includes 128 mic pre-amps and two MADI cards. The company creates about 40 music DVDs a year – including one recently for Sony Music’s Brazilian funk artist Nego do Borel - plus its work on live broadcasts and streaming.
 
“This project is a great example of how the Artemis console can really spread its wings with different types of broadcasts, including live music. It’s a testament to its power, versatility and superior sound quality. We’re delighted that R3 Estudio Movel is reaping the benefits of all that the Artemis has to offer,” commented Mike Reddick, International Sales Manager, Calrec.
Tags: Audio | Calrec | audio mixing | Calrec Artemis Ray console | OB | streaming | DVD
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NUGEN Audio Helps Tom Marks Deliver Dolby Atmos Mix for Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Special Posted: 07/08/2019
NUGEN Audio Helps Tom Marks Deliver Dolby Atmos Mix for Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Special
Re-recording mixer Tom Marks, CAS, is passionate about his craft and the storytelling aspect of his job. He was recently tasked with mixing comedian Kevin Hart’s Netflix stand up special in Dolby Atmos®. He turned to NUGEN Audio’s Loudness Toolkit for the project in order to keep the varying levels of the hilarious dialogue consistent.
Tags: NUGEN Audio | Netflix | Dolby Atmos | Mixing | Loudness Toolkit
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NUGEN Audio Highlights Loudness Toolkit and Netflix-Ready Workflows at IBC 2019 Posted: 01/08/2019
NUGEN Audio Highlights Loudness Toolkit and rsquo;s  Netflix-Ready Workflows at IBC 2019

NUGEN Audio’s Netflix compliance is making quite a splash with post-production audio teams across the globe. Among the many Netflix-focused solutions is its Loudness Toolkit 2.8, which will be presented at IBC 2019 (Pod F.P37). The company will also feature its Halo Upmix solution for stereo to 5.1, 7.1 and 3D upmixing throughout the show. These essential plug-ins are designed for content creators working on audio that is being delivered to Netflix, as well as across traditional broadcast and film platforms.

Tags: NUGEN Audio | IBC | IBC 2019 | Amsterdam | Loudness Toolkit 2.8 | Halo Upmix | 5.1 | 7.1 | Stereo | upmixing | plugin | plug-in | audio | Netflix | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Soularity Sound Relies on NUGEN Audio for its Rock-Solid Products and Customer Service Posted: 10/07/2019
Soularity Sound Relies on NUGEN Audio for its Rock-Solid Products and Customer Service
Working with independent filmmakers allows post-production audio professionals the opportunity to put an extra stamp of creativity on their projects. This is exactly the type of work that Korey Pereira, MSPE member and owner/creative director of Austin-based post house, Soularity Sound, and his team take pride in producing. In order to continually deliver captivating content with pristine audio with which his company has become synonymous, Pereira relies on a selection of plug-ins from NUGEN Audio.
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Intinor to launch new Direkt link router panel, video mixer and tower at IBC 2019 Posted: 09/07/2019
Intinor to launch new Direkt link router panel, video mixer and tower at IBC 2019

Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, will launch a newly combined router panel and video mixer for the highly portable Direkt link remote production backpack at IBC 2019.

Tags: Intinor | IP networks | router | video mixer | Direkt Link | remote production | IBC | video switching & mixing | GFX-overlays | PiP | streaming | recievers | cable TV | control rooms | DTV | OTT | VLC | NDI | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Calrec broadens sales reach with Andy Birkinshaw as International Sales Manager Posted: 13/05/2019
Calrec broadens sales reach with Andy Birkinshaw as International Sales Manager

Calrec has announced Andy Birkinshaw as International Sales Manager, effective immediately. Birkinshaw joins the global sales team at Calrec headquarters and is managing broadcast sales in the UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Sweden. His goal is to help Calrec establish these exciting markets and to grow the overall Calrec business.

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Production Sound Mixer Adam P. Lawrence Improves His Workflow with Wisycom Posted: 09/05/2019
Production Sound Mixer Adam P. Lawrence Improves His Workflow with Wisycom

Production Sound Mixer Adam P. Lawrence has had a lifelong love for audio/visual storytelling. For the last decade, Lawrence has turned that passion into a career, mixing audio on countless film and television productions. As with any field production, RF interruptions rank highly on the list of worst-case scenarios among audio professionals. In order to improve his workflow, Lawrence implemented an arsenal of Wisycom’s wireless RF equipment for his shoots. His gear includes the Wisycom MCR42S Dual True Diversity UHF Miniature Camera Receiver, which he uses along with the MTP30 Professional Bodypack Transmitter and MTP40S Wideband Bodypack Transmitter.

Tags: Wisycom | sound mixing | transmitter
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Calrec Steps Up to the Plate to Deliver Big Results for Veteran A1 Sports Mixer Andrew Stoakley Posted: 08/05/2019
Calrec Steps Up to the Plate to Deliver Big Results for Veteran A1 Sports Mixer Andrew Stoakley

For the past two decades, freelance A1 Mixer Andrew Stoakley has worked on many of the major sports and entertainment shows produced in Canada. With assignments ranging from MLB baseball to NHL hockey and curling (among others), Stoakley has come to rely on the flexibility and features of Calrec consoles to capture the various dynamics of each sport.

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Audionamix Professional Services Division Isolates Dialogue from Baywatch for Remastered Release Posted: 04/04/2019
Audionamix and rsquo;s Professional Services Division Isolates Dialogue from Baywatch for Remastered Release

For the remastered high definition release of the long-running hit series Baywatch, produced by Fremantle, Audionamix was called upon to remove music and provide isolated dialogue tracks.

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