Ukraine-Based Engineer Service Buys Calrec Console
"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," said Dmitriy Prikordonny, general director of Engineer Service. "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."
When shopping for a console for its new truck, Engineer Service was looking for a compact system with full redundancy; powerful monitoring and processing tools; user-friendly interfaces; multiformat I/O signals; and a high number of processing, master, group, and aux channels. It found the solution in the Artemis Light with Bluefin2 high-density signal processing. Engineer Service purchased the Artemis Light console with 40 multilayer faders, five Hydra2 I/O boxes, 32 digital AES inputs and 32 digital AES outputs, 72 analog inputs and 24 analog outputs, and two MADI interfaces.
The Artemis Light console will be installed in Engineer Service's new 40-foot OB truck, which can handle up to 16 cameras for HD video processing. The new truck will hit the road in midsummer to cover mostly live programming such as sports, concerts, and other outside productions. The Artemis Light joins a Calrec Zeta console in the Engineer Service fleet.
Engineer Service considered mixing consoles from other manufacturers but chose Calrec because it was the best fit for the company's workflow. Just as important, Engineer Service wanted to maintain its partnership with Calrec and its investment in Calrec products well into the future.
"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," said Michael Reddick, Calrec's European sales manager. "These are the types of long-term partnerships we strive for."
About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio, part of D&M Holdings Inc., is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for more than 40 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world's most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec.