Hebden Bridge, U.K. (July 24, 2007)–Calrec Audio announced that IBC’s official radio station, Radio IBC 105.6 FM, has selected a 12-fader Calrec X2 digital radio console to provide 10 hours of daily live-to-air content for the duration of this year’s show.
Transmitting from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Radio IBC 105.6 FM will operate from a studio located at the heart of the RAI Centre in Amsterdam with an additional booth next door to IBC TV News in the Park Suite, opposite the main entrance to Hall 8. Radio IBC will distribute 10,000 free, pre-tuned personal FM receivers to IBC visitors and exhibitors. Internet users will be able to tune in online at www.radioibc.com, while the My Radio IBC personalized RSS feed completes the listening options. Radio IBC will also stream live video to the Park Suite booth from a webcam based in the studio.
“We needed a console that was easy to drive, easy to set up, and above all else, extremely reliable,” said Chas Rowden of Radio IBC. “The X2 is ideally suited to our needs. Only essential controls are present as part of the desk’s hardware, making it extremely user-friendly, while the central screen provides access to far more advanced functions, which is useful for setups.”
The X2 is an all-digital self-op radio or Grams console designed for on-air operation, and is the first radio desk to be built on Calrec’s award-winning Bluefin High Density Signal Processing (HDSP) technology. The BBC has chosen X2 for the next phase of the BBC English Regions radio refurbishment program.