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OBSTV counts on Calrec

Murray Stassen 30 April 2014
OBSTV counts on Calrec

Observe Outside Broadcasting, one of Ireland’s leading outside broadcast (OB) providers, has installed a Calrec Artemis digital audio console in a new OB truck, the first truck at its new London operation, OBSTV.

OBSTV will use the console to mix and route audio signals for a variety of live programming focused on sports, music, and special events. The Artemis console communicates directly with the truck’s video router and communications system via bidirectional MADI.

Alan Burns, managing director of Observe and OBSTV, explains: “In an OB truck, space is always an issue, and the design of the Artemis console gives us a huge amount of firepower in a compact space. We were surprised by how the functions could be laid out so well within a very ergonomic console design.”

“Also, Calrec has surged ahead of the competition in terms of developing the technology, and that is one of the main reasons we chose the Artemis console over our incumbent brand.”

OBSTV installed a 48-fader Artemis Light desk, complemented by Hydra I/O, which includes a remote stagebox with mic splits designed specifically for Observe’s requirements for large events. The console is also equipped with high-density Hydra I/O containing 3G de-embedders and Dolby E decoders.

U.K. sales manager for Calrec Jim Green, says: “Observe is a well-respected name in OB trucks, so we’re particularly pleased that they have chosen Calrec to outfit their first OB truck in the U.K.,” said “The outfitting of this new truck with a Calrec desk leaves Observe well-positioned as it expands into the U.K. market.”

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