Calrec's recently announced ImPulse1 IP audio processing and routing engine will also debut at NAB.
Calrec’s Argo audio mixing control platform will be making its debut at NAB with both the Argo Q and Argo S on show.
Argo is fully modular with interchangeable hardware panels and uses Calrec’s time-served Assist UI at its core. Its modular panel system encourages broadcasters to adapt surface hardware to meet their requirements, with two mid-level rows of interchangeable panels on the larger Argo Q model, and one mid-level row on the compact Argo S model.
Calrec has also introduced a comprehensive system of user templates to instantly change the hardware user interface to meet changing requirements or user preferences. Argo’s physical control surface is also more streamlined, using optically bonded touchscreens to provide visual feedback and speed of access. Argo’s panels are also interchangeable and can be placed wherever they are needed.
Also debuting at NAB is Calrec’s recently announced ImPulse1 IP audio processing and routing engine — a smaller, cost-effective ST2110 version of the industry-established ImPulse. ImPulse1 is a compact 1U solution with an optional second core for redundancy and a new 128-input channel DSP pack offering entry-level pricing.
With the introduction of ImPulse1, Calrec is making the move to IP much more attainable for all its customers, offering a range of options to suit all budget requirements. ImPulse1 works with Argo Q and Argo S control surfaces, and/or Calrec Assist, a browser-based GUI, ideally suited to remote working, multi-operator and/or headless operation. ImPulse1 is designed for small to medium single mixer applications and is offered with an all-new DSP license of 128 input channels without compromising its ST2110 capability.
Calrec will also showcase ImPulse, RP1 Remote Production, Brio, Type R and Talent Panel, and Artemis.
ImPulse is compatible with the Calrec Assist web interface as well as Calrec’s Apollo and Artemis consoles to provide a simple upgrade path for existing Calrec customers moving to an IP domain. It provides 3D immersive path widths and panning for next-generation audio with height and 3D pan controls, flexible panning and downmixing built-in.
Calrec’s 2U RP1 remote production unit takes the Calrec console anywhere in the world without ever leaving the studio. A remotely controlled processing engine like RP1 means dedicated control rooms can be used to mix feeds from multiple remote venues. Remote production models produce more live coverage with minimal resources.
Brio is a plug-and-play broadcast console which slots into any broadcast workflow, is easy to operate and has comprehensive built-in I/O. It is loaded with dynamics and delays on every path, has a huge internal router, multiple monitor outputs and is expandable for future growth.
Calrec’s new Brio 36 Duet comes with internal Hydra2 connectivity, comprehensive built-in IO and 96 input channels as standard. The Brio 36 Medley package includes everything on a Brio Duet plus a Dante 64 card or MADI I/O module, and an external Br.IO box with 24 mic/line inputs, 16 analogue outputs & 8 AES I/O.
Calrec’s Type R is a modular, expandable IP mixing system, which is designed to allow customers to take advantage of distributed production and flexible workflows. It ties in with Calrec’s Assist for mixing in the cloud and integrates with station automation systems like Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite.
Calrec adds a compact Talent Panel to the mix. This slimline unit allows guests to switch between multiple sources via its integrated hi-res TFT and adjust headphone volume with a dedicated rotary control. Four switches allow for the panel to be customised to the individual user with common functions like talkback and cough switches; this ensures only essential controls are close to hand.
Calrec’s Artemis console will also be on show. Artemis is designed for live and broadcast applications and it features a large number of inputs and outputs as well as advanced routing and processing capabilities. Artemis is compatible with Calrec’s ImPulse IP core to provide a simple upgrade path for existing Calrec customers moving to an IP domain.