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Patrick Castonguay, A1 Mixer A craft interview - Calrec Posted: 15/07/2020
Patrick Castonguay, A1 Mixer A craft interview - Calrec

As an accomplished A1 for almost 20 years now, Canada-based Patrick Castonguay loves the challenge of being creative with every live mix he produces. He’s worked on high-profile sports events including the Olympics (every year since 2002) and NHL and CFL games in Canada, as well as the JUNO Awards. The first Calrec console he ever used was the T Series, which was an analog/digital hybrid design.

Tags: Calrec | audio | consoles | mixing | digital | AoIP
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Legrand | AV Announces New Family of 24 7 Control Room Consoles from LundHalsey Posted: 08/07/2020
Legrand | AV Announces New Family of 24 7 Control Room Consoles from LundHalsey

Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced the new LundHalsey Visionline 24/7 control room consoles. Visionline is the latest console family directly available from Legrand | AV and manufactured by solutions partner LundHalsey, the U.K.-based market leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of control room furniture solutions. Visionline features the same stylish, ergonomic design and durability introduced in LundHalsey's premier Kontrol family, but in a smaller footprint and in straight, concave, and convex options to fit a control room of any size.

Tags: Legrand AV | Consoles | LundHalsey | Visionline | Middle Atlantic
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Pro audio and lighting specialist Group One creates nationwide US Calrec distribution network Posted: 08/07/2020
Pro audio and lighting specialist Group One creates nationwide US Calrec distribution network

Group One Ltd., professional audio and lighting distributor, has today announced that it has incorporated SCI’s – Studio Consultants Inc. – operations of Calrec business to create a nationwide distribution network for Calrec’s complete range of market-leading professional audio solutions. The deal was completed on July 1st.

Tags: Calrec | audio | digital | consoles | Group One | distribution
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Custom Consoles Introduces Operator Safety Screen Posted: 03/07/2020
Custom Consoles Introduces Operator Safety Screen

Custom Consoles announces a new addition to its range of technical control furniture. Developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Operator Safety Screen reduces the risk of airborne infection or direct physical contact between control room personnel without restricting their forward or side view of video monitor displays.

 

Tags: Custom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | Covid-19 safety screens | Operator Safety Screen | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture
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Custom Consoles Module-R Desks Chosen for One of the Worlds Largest News Agencies Posted: 02/07/2020
Custom Consoles Module-R Desks Chosen for One of the Worlds Largest News Agencies

Custom Consoles announces the completion of control room desks and multiscreen monitor display mounts for the London studios of one of the world's largest news agencies. The desks were provided in partnership with broadcast system integrator ATG Danmon.

"Control room furniture is an important part of every major contract," comments ATG Danmon Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger. "Bespoke designs tend to be expensive and require very detailed specification. We commissioned all four desks by selecting optimal elements from Custom Consoles' established Module-R series. Our clients appreciate the robust build quality, excellent ergonomics and timeless styling of Module-R. The Module-R range is also well thought out in terms of cable ducting, equipment access and ventilation."

 

 

Tags: Custom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture | System Two control room furniture | Module-R | Mod
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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.

Tags: Calrec | audio | broadcasting | consoles | digital | mixing | A1
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Calrec announces Andrew Munt as Software Manager driving the company development expertise Posted: 17/06/2020
Calrec announces Andrew Munt as Software Manager driving the company and rsquo;s development expertise

Calrec has invested in further expansion of its R&D department with the appointment of Andrew Munt as Software Manager. In this role, Munt will oversee all Calrec’s software expertise from architecting, design and development of all new and existing products, continuing to drive and expand Calrec’s renowned R&D output. He will report to Richard Whiteley, R&D Manager of Calrec.

Tags: Calrec | audio | consoles | IP | AoIP | digital
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Wild and Marr in South Africa join Calrec expanding distributor network Posted: 10/06/2020
Wild and amp; Marr in South Africa join Calrec expanding distributor network

Calrec continues to expand its global coverage with the appointment of Wild & Marr in South Africa who will supply and service Calrec’s TV and radio product range across the region and install them in its forthcoming Experience Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tags: audio | audio consoles | audio networking | Africa | AoIP
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Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWalls Chosen for Fidelity International Posted: 01/06/2020
Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWalls Chosen for Fidelity International

Custom Consoles announces the completion of two studio control desks and MediaWall monitor displays for a new UHD production facility at the London headquarters of Fidelity International. Supervised by systems integration specialist ATG Danmon, the project formed part of Fidelity's relocation to new premises in the centre of the city's financial district. The studios will be used for a range of applications including participation in finance-related broadcasts.

"We recommended Module-R and MediaWall on the basis of long experience with both product ranges," comments ATG Danmon Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger. "Their inherent modularity allowed us to specify exactly the required parameters in the full knowledge that the results would be robustly built, ergonomically sound, attractively styled, accurately sized and easy to install."

Largest of the two desks is a six metre wide in-line unit positioned along the main wall of the Studio 1 production gallery. This is configured for use by up to six operators including camera shading, robotic camera control, lighting control, graphic effects, vision mixing and control room to studio talkback. Sloping 3U high equipment pods run almost the entire width of this desk. All equipment above and below the main worktop remains easily accessible.

 

 

 

Tags: ustom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture | System Two control room furniture | Module-R | Modu
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Calrec and rsquo;s Dave Sampson moves into new IP role as Network Specialist Posted: 27/05/2020
Calrec and rsquo;s Dave Sampson moves into new IP role as Network Specialist

Calrec has created a new position to further cement its reputation as a market leader in IP technology. Dave Sampson has taken on the role of Network Specialist to provide in-house expertise that strengthens Calrec’s ability to support customers in the move to IP.

A Calrec team member for seven years, Sampson previously held the role of Product Test Engineer where he was responsible for compliance testing of Calrec’s AoIP products to industry standards including ST2110, AES67, NMOS and more.

Tags: Calrec | audio | broadcast | IP | virtualization | AoIP | customers | networking | consoles
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Calrec: Phil Adler, A1 Mixer, A craft interview Posted: 22/04/2020
Calrec: Phil Adler, A1 Mixer, A craft interview

“I haven't changed the way I produce a broadcast because of the internet. The quality of what I stream at home is as good, if not better, than what the local stations are transmitting. I make sure the mix sounds good at low volume and in stereo or mono, which is an old music mix technique. If it sounds good like that, it'll sound good anywhere.”

Tags: Calrec | audio | broadcast | IP | mix | music | digital | consoles | broadcast | TV | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Calrec liaising with expanded dealer network to provide audio production solution advice Posted: 08/04/2020
Calrec liaising with expanded dealer network to provide audio production solution advice

Recognising the extraordinary circumstances in which the world finds itself, Calrec is working closely with its newly expanded dealer network to provide information and technical assistance to help overcome current working restrictions.

Dave Letson, VP of Sales, Calrec, says, “We are reaching out to provide as much assistance as we can and working alongside our expanding dealer network to advise customers as to how Calrec’s technology can help, especially in the short term.”

Calrec is undertaking a series of partner web events to educate its community on IP, virtual working and at-home production techniques. Using a combination of webinar content and Q&As with product management, Calrec aims to develop its network of global partners on product introductions including enhanced IP core redundancy and a closer alignment with NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 in all IP-enabled Calrec technology.

The company is also rolling out a series of Calrec Assist demos to partners and customers to illustrating how this technology can be used to mix live broadcasts remotely. Calrec Assist is a web application which provides the ability to mix a show over an IP network from anywhere in the world. It works with Calrec’s VP2 and Type R virtual consoles and is currently being used by a UK broadcaster to mix news bulletins while homeworking.

“Our customers are using a combination of Calrec equipment to enable them to continue to broadcast whilst working from home,” adds Letson. “We’re encouraging our distributors and partners to keep across new Calrec developments so that they are able to help broadcasters to maximise their output in these difficult circumstances.”

Tags: Calrec | audio | consoles | networking | IP | virtual | broadcast | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Russias largest media corporation VGTRK deploys Calrec Brios as part of its HD regional studio upgrade Posted: 18/03/2020
Russia and rsquo;s largest media corporation VGTRK deploys Calrec Brios as part of its HD regional studio upgrade

The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) is completing the installation of 30 Calrec Brio36 audio consoles into its regional studios as part of a 10-year HD network upgrade program.

Ilya Lebedev, Chief of Regional TV systems Department at VGTRK, said, “The challenge was that we needed an audio console that would work seamlessly across different stations with varying needs over a wide territory. We’d known of Calrec’s good reputation, and our integration partner, OKNO-TV, suggested using the Brio console for our studio upgrades. The Brio is a vast improvement over what we were previously using in these studios, with superb sound quality. In combination with Calrec’s Br.IO Stageboxes, this expands our capabilities and gives us the flexibility and sound quality that we need across various production formats.”

These 30 television studios are part of a huge network of more than 80 television centres  located at regional capitals and produce a wide range of content including news and entertainment programming, often both in Russian and the local regional language. Each studio is installing a Brio36 as the main console, a Br.IO Stagebox to expand the I/O capacity, along with an Allen & Heath ZED16 as the backup console.

Tags: Audio | audio consoles | Calrec | VGTRK | Brio36 | production
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Calrec Chuck Ibey, A1 Mixer, A craft interview Posted: 11/03/2020
Calrec and mdash; Chuck Ibey, A1 Mixer, A craft interview
  1. What is your background and how did you get into broadcast sound?

I have been in live broadcast television since I was 17 and just about to graduate high school. I knew I wanted to be involved in audio, and at first I wanted to be in music. I wanted to tour with a band or work in a studio. After talking with some locals in the industry, they all basically steered me towards television. I started off volunteering with a local production company in Edmonton, and the owner Dave Benson recommended me as a Utility for CFL (Canadian Football). I started working freelance with Dome Productions in 2001 as a teenager and worked my way up to being an A1 around 2010.

 

 

 

Tags: Calrec | audio | broadcast | live music | sound | digital consoles | console | IP | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Custom Consoles Module-R and Module-R Lite Desks Chosen for New Studio and Production Gallery in Geneva Posted: 06/03/2020
Custom Consoles Module-R and Module-R Lite Desks Chosen for New Studio and Production Gallery in Geneva

Custom Consoles has completed a twin-desk project for the Geneva offices of a globally active service organisation. Designed and supplied in partnership with Swiss broadcast systems integrator Visuals, the desks comprise an L-shaped Module-R for use by up to five production gallery operators and a rectangular Module-R Lite configured for two operators.

"The desks form a core part of a new television studio," says Peter Sullivan, Visuals' Broadcast Systems Project Manager. "These will be used for a wide range of productions which can be live streamed or recorded for later viewing."

"Custom Consoles' Module-R and Module-R Lite series have proved a successful choice in earlier projects we have completed for major broadcasters such as RTS and more recently for Switzerland's National Equestrian Institute, allowing robust and operator-friendly desks to be produced from our initial draft designs."

"The L-shaped Module-R desk is a seven-bay straight section combined with a four-bay and twin-bay corner unit situated alongside a soundproofed window into the studio. A camera control unit embedded in the corner desk surface is used to control multiple robotic cameras."

"To the CCU operator's left is a ColourSource console which controls the studio's LED-illuminated cyclorama.

 

Tags: Custom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture | System Two control room furniture | Module-R | Mod
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