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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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Introducing the Neve 8424 Console - A Modern Console Designed For Todays Connected Workflows Posted: 22/06/2020
Introducing the Neve 8424 Console and ndash; A Modern Console Designed For Today and rsquo;s Connected Workflows

Following the success of the hugely popular Genesys Black console, British manufacturer AMS Neve has unveiled another classic in the shape of the Neve® 8424 – A small format console with a large format sound based on the iconic 80-series console range.

The 8424 console is designed to fit the needs of the modern hybrid studio where the speed of in-the-box workflow is enhanced with the ultimate sound quality of analogue outboard gear. Designed to be straightforward and accessible to all, this versatile and powerful desk provides a centralised platform with unparalleled connectivity, facilitating an ergonomic link between the linear analogue processing world of outboard gear, analogue synths and instruments, to the digital world of DAW workflow, software plugins and session recall.

Tags: AMS Neve | Neve 8424 Console | Legendary Neve Sound
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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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Gabriele Ferrini Realises His Dreams By Expanding His Neve Genesys Black Console Posted: 15/06/2020
Gabriele Ferrini Realises His Dreams By Expanding His Neve and reg; Genesys Black Console

After a wait of more than 20 years, Italian musician and producer Gabriele Ferrini has finally achieved his dream of having a 64 channel Neve console as the centrepiece of his own studio.

Ferrini, who owns LG Studio in Modena, Italy, upgraded his Neve Genesys Black G32 console to a G64 by adding a 16 channel extension, supplied by AMS Neve’s exclusive local dealer Funky Junk Italy. The studio’s transformation took place just before the Covid-19 lockdown and since then Ferrini has also added a GenesysControl plugin, which is providing total integration between his Neve analogue hardware and his DAWs.

Tags: AMS Neve | Genesys Black Console | G64 | Gabriele Ferrini | LG Studio
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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 provides online demonstrations of Assist UI for virtual mixing Posted: 20/05/2020
Calrec provides online demonstrations of Assist UI  for virtual mixing

Expanding upon its online demonstration offers,Calrec is hosting virtual demonstrations of its Assist UI, a browser-based virtual console environment with multiple versions available for a variety of Calrectechnologies.

Calrec’s Assist Web UI provides users with a virtual desk, available on any device running Chrome as a browser, wherever in the world users are. Assist works over TCP/IP and has minimal control lag, making minor adjustments easy and quick. The demonstrations show Assist controlling a Type R core, with other variants of Assist able to control Calrec’s remote production technology RP1, the VP2 virtualised console, as well as Apollo and Artemis desks.

Tags: Audio | Calrec | IP | AoIP | console | Assist | virtual | software | demo | GUI
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SugarHill Studios Embraces The Workflow Benefits of the GenesysControl Plugin Posted: 19/05/2020
SugarHill Studios Embraces The Workflow Benefits of the GenesysControl Plugin

SugarHill Recording Studios, one of America’s best-known music recording facilities, has upgraded its Neve Genesys Black console by installing the GenesysControl plugin.

Designed to future proof analogue workflows, the Neve GenesysControl plugin provides the final link to total integration between Genesys and Genesys Black consoles and Digital Audio Workstations. With the GenesysControl plugin on board, recording professionals can mix traditionally using the console, work in-the-box, or combine both approaches in a highly effective hybrid workflow.

Based in Houston, Texas, SugarHill has been helping internationally acclaimed artists create hit records since it first opened its doors in 1941. It has played host to artists such as Lightnin' Hopkins, the Big Bopper, Freddy Fender, Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Destiny's Child.

SugarHill’s Genesys Black console is used for recording and mixing projects. It was originally istalled in 2018 and has been used on many sessions for artists such as Chance the Rapper, George Thorogood, Kevin Gates, 21 Savage, Maxo Kream and North Mississippi Allstars. 

Tags: AMS Neve | Neve Genesys Black Console | SugarHill Studios | GenesysControl Plugin
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Hicktown Records Adds More Modules To Its Neve Genesys Console Posted: 15/05/2020
Hicktown Records Adds More Modules To Its Neve Genesys Console

German recording studio and music label Hicktown Records has added eight more modules to the Neve Genesys console in its main control room, bringing the desk up to G64 32-channel specifications.

Based in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Hicktown Records installed its Neve Genesys console in 2009 when the studio facility originally opened. But even then, Hicktown’s CEO, A&R manager and producer Reinhard Gross had his eye on the future because he ordered a G48 console with G64 dimensions, knowing that at some point he would want to expand it.

“When I was choosing a console, I was looking for something that had full analogue character, a fast intuitive workflow, DAW options, lots of headroom, nice onboard EQs and dynamics and, of course, good pre-amps," he says. "The only console that could fulfil all those requirements was the Genesys, and to this day I have never regretted my investment.”

 

 

Tags: AMS Neve | Neve Genesys Console | Hicktown records | Reinhard Gross
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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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UCLAN Neve Genesys Black Console Plays a Key Role In Mixing Projects For The Global Sound Movement Posted: 21/04/2020
UCLAN and rsquo;s Neve Genesys Black Console Plays a Key Role In Mixing Projects For The Global Sound Movement

Capturing the sound of hand-built instruments is the sole remit of the Global Sound Movement (GSM), an organisation established in 2015 by lecturers and researchers from the University of Central Lancashire. GSM samples unique instruments in their natural setting. In addition to natural ambient recordings, GSM also creates high resolution, broadcast quality virtual instruments and sound libraries that can be integrated with music production software. 

Postproduction for GSM’s recording projects is carried out at the University’s Media Factory in a professionally equipped recording studio that has a Neve Genesys Black GB32 console as its centrepiece. 

Phil Holmes, a producer and lecturer in Music Production at UCLAN, is one of the co-founders of GSM. He says: “The Neve Genesys Black is the ideal console for tackling GSM postproduction because it has such a wonderful, warm analogue sound. The fact that it is digitally controlled is also invaluable because we were able to automate the consoles analogue features, processing the samples in real time, keeping up a fast paced in-the-box workflow while maintaining absolute analogue sonic quality throughout. No other console I have worked on can achieve this. The total recall of the board meant that we could work on large sessions while compiling the thousands of samples we had collected, process them and then come back to the console session at a later date when more recordings were sent back to the studio from subsequent GSM trips.”

 

Tags: AMS Neve | Genesys Black Console | UCLAN | Global Sound Movement | Hand Built Instruments
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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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