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IBC2013: Calrec launches Callisto broadcast console

Calrec’s newest broadcast audio console was designed “to keep the user interface simple and straightforward", while using the company’s Bluefin2 technology at its core.
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Callisto is Calrec’s newest audio console for live broadcasters, which will launch at IBC2013. According to the company Callisto is designed for broadcast professionals who need to produce broadcast audio easily, but may not require as many resources as the company's Apollo and Artemis consoles. "We've designed Callisto to keep the user interface simple and straightforward," said Henry Goodman, Calrec's head of sales. "Throughout the design process, we've kept the focus not just on features and capabilities, but on the totality of the user experience. The result is the elegant console we're introducing this week at IBC." Users control Callisto via a 17-inch multitouch screen inspired by familiar tablet technology, with a straightforward interface that uses established finger gestures to navigate the system. The physical control surface is available in fixed 32- and 44-fader configurations with a streamlined layout. Each channel strip has only the most essential mechanical controls, featuring a fader, two flexible control cells, and a dedicated gain pot. Callisto uses Calrec's Bluefin2 technology at its core, and the same 8192 x 8192 Hydra2 router as the Apollo and Artemis consoles. Bluefin2 provides Callisto with a pool of 180 channel processing paths, which can be assigned as mono, stereo, or 5.1 channels. As with all Calrec consoles, there is no resource-sharing across the DSP, so all facilities are available on all channels at all times. Callisto has eight groups, four mains (all of which can be mono, stereo, or 5.1), 16 auxes, and 32 tracks. The broadcast-focused feature set also includes complete system redundancy, dedicated delay on all paths with additional assignable input and output delay, mechanical PFL overpress on all faders, and three 5.1 studio monitor outputs. www.calrec.com

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