Hebden Bridge, UK (December 9, 2009)–Turner Studios Field Operations has installed a 72-fader Calrec Alpha audio console with Bluefin HDSP in its 53-foot expando HD trailer, TS-1.
The nine-year-old truck’s audio upgrade debuted in August covering the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN. Turner installed a Calrec Alpha console in its other HD outside broadcast truck in 2008.
“The main reason we like the Calrec console is that it’s familiar to so many A1s,” said Terry “Poz” Posmer, Turner Studios Field Operations senior audio design engineer. “They step into the truck, and all they have to do is figure out the signal routing, which shortens the learning curve dramatically.”
Calrec’s Alpha console with Bluefin is capable of 480 channel processing paths with dynamics in combinations of mono, stereo, and 5.1 channels; 72 faders with two layers each; plus 5.1 groups and masters. Turner’s Alpha console is equipped with 128 mic and 144 AES inputs, as well as 128 analog and 144 AES outputs.