Berlin, Germany (October 23, 2006)–Fairlight announced the world’s first sale of its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Crystal Core (CC-1) technology as beta site Cine-Impuls acquired a CC-1-powered 5-bay Constellation-XT mixing console with built-in DAW to serve its Berlin-based television production company.
“The early traction of CC-1 demonstrates that audio professionals around the world have been looking for a true alternative mixing and editing system that doesn’t constrict their commercial and creative ambitions,” explained John Lancken, CEO, Fairlight. “We’re pleased to have taken that direction onboard and now deliver CC-1–a quantum leap forward in performance, versatility and cost that puts the power back in the hands of the professional and creative communities and not in expensive offices of manufacturers and software houses. We congratulate Cine-Impuls and look forward to their immediate and accelerated success.”
Much like the vast majority of Fairlight customers around the world, Cine-Impuls is a multi-generational customer. The eight-year relationship began when Cine-Impuls, then operating primarily as a film post-production facility, purchased a Fairlight Prodigy integrated mixer and DAW. According to Clemens Grulich, technical director of Cine-Impuls, the relationship has gone from strength to strength. “Our clients are always surprised about the good quality and sound of our productions and the smooth and easy workflow in our studios. Now it is time to invest in a new Fairlight. We are moving to multi-channel surround production and want to fascinate our clients once again with Fairlight’s cutting edge technology, integration and sound quality.”