NAB Preview: Calrec To Introduce Artemis Audio Console

At the 2010 NAB Show Calrec Audio will debut Artemis, an audio console with routing and processing power that belies its modest footprint. Artemis is based on the award-winning Apollo platform and, like Apollo, relies on the Bluefin2 for processing and Hydra2 for routing.

Bluefin2, the next generation of Calrec’s trademark Bluefin High Density Signal Processing platform, enables Artemis to provide substantial resources at multiple sample rates. Running at 48 kHz, Bluefin2 gives Artemis up to 640 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 64 IFB/track outputs, and 32 auxiliaries.

Hydra2 is Calrec’s next-generation networking system, which uses high-capacity 8192 x 8192 crosspoint routers while making available a variety of I/O units to provide analog, AES, MADI, SDI, and Dolby E formats. All use copper or fiber connectivity and can be fitted with GPIO cards. Console routers can stand alone or be connected to form large networks.

Also at the 2010 NAB Show, Calrec Audio will show the award-winning Apollo audio console. Apollo is the most powerful audio console available for Dolby 5.1 surround sound mixing and also employs the Bluefin2 and Hydra2.

Both the Artemis and Apollo feature a second compressor/limiter in each channel, more than 70 minutes of assignable delay, and three independent APFL systems for multiple operator use. As with all Calrec designs, the facilities of both do not share resources, so they are available to the user at all times.

Visit Calrec at NAB at booth C1746.

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