Engineer Service boosting sports capability with second Calrec console
Ukraine-based systems integrator and OB truck company Engineer Service has purchased its second Calrec console in the form of an Artemis Light. The new desk will be installed in Engineer Service’s newest mobile OB truck to mix live audio in stereo and Dolby E 5.1 broadcast formats, and for multi-channel recording in live production.
Incorporating Bluefin2 high-density signal processing, Engineer Service’s Artemis Light features 40 multilayer faders, five Hydra2 I/O boxes, 32 digital AES inputs and 32 digital AES outputs, 72 analogue inputs and 24 analogue outputs, and two MADI interfaces.
The new truck – which can handle up to 16 cameras for HD video processing – is due to take to the road in mid-summer to deliver mostly live content such as sports, concerts and other outside productions.
Dmitriy Prikordonny, general director of Engineer Service, comments: “With the Calrec Artemis Light console, we can do things we couldn’t do before, such as provide more than two channels of 5.1 audio broadcast soundtracks. That capability is very important, particularly for live sports productions. By using extra boxes on the field or stage, we can send and receive many more sound channels. We can serve the entire shooting area, whether that area includes a concert hall, a stage, a field, a broadcast van, or other links. The Artemis Light has improved our workflow while better satisfying our clients’ needs.”
“By upgrading from our older Zeta technology to the Artemis Light, Engineer Service has not only shown its continuing support for Calrec, but also a commitment to move forward on the latest Calrec technology platform,” says Michael Reddick, Calrec’s European sales manager. “These are the types of long-term partnerships we strive for.”