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Calrec supports Salzburg Airport opera

Erica Basnicki 6 November 2013
Calrec supports Salzburg Airport opera

Calrec Audio supplied an Artemis Beam console that handled surround-sound routing for a full-scale, live-to-air production of Mozart’s opera The Abduction From the Seraglio in two hangars at Salzburg Airport – an event that the host broadcaster called "Austria’s most complex, prestigious, and important audio event in 2013."   German outside broadcast company TVN Group along with cooperative partner Euro TV were responsible for the live broadcast during the 2013 Salzburg Festival. TVN installed an Artemis Beam console in a separate on-site audio container to handle the 5.1 music mix for the production and Calrec Hydra I/O boxes to feed the console.   "The Artemis Beam exceeded our expectations for sonic performance and patching flexibility, especially in such an intricate and acoustically challenging environment as this one was. The complexity of the event was enormous since this production was not only going live-to-air, but also had to be recorded for a subsequent DVD/Blu-ray release," said Stephan Thyssen, head of sound at TVN Group.   "We were also impressed with the support we got from Calrec throughout the entire project. The production had so many moving parts, and Calrec allowed us to test the console on short notice and made sure there was someone on site from setup through rehearsals to broadcast to operate the console and help the production run smoothly."   "It was exciting to be a part this ambitious and one-of-a-kind production," said Chas Rowden, Calrec’s EMEA sales manager. "Support is a big concern for TVN, which made Calrec the perfect fit for the group. Calrec makes a point of developing close relationships with customers that go far beyond the sale – not only to ensure that we continue developing products that suit them, but also to ensure that they have our full attention and support whenever and wherever they need it."

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