Hebden Bridge, UK (February 3, 2014)—Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) in the United Arab Emirates has installed its fifth Calrec Omega digital audio console.
The console was first used in August 2012 in ADM's London studio during the 2012 London Games and has since been moved to its Abu Dhabi studios for mixing audio during live sports news and sports programs.
"The mixer is designed for live TV broadcast and is one of the most reliable desks on the market with one of the fastest cold-start times available—which was an important requirement for us," said Abdul Farid Kabani, head of TV engineering and maintenance at ADM. "We used to have an analog audio mixer, so for audio embedded in SDI, we needed to use an external de-embedder. The Omega provides that functionality as well as the ability to create multiple projects and load them instantaneously. The console is extremely reliable, with multiple backups as standard in critical areas like control and DSP."