Hebden Bridge, UK (February 28, 2008)–Calrec Audio engineers are going to spend five days enhancing and rejuvenating an Alpha series digital console in Chicago-based Corplex, Inc.’s HD mobile unit, Platinum. The console is only eight years old but has historic significance as the first operational Alpha anywhere.
The makeover will add Calrec’s Bluefin High Density Signal Processing system as well as a host of other features, including flexible TFT metering, full 5.1 surround sound spill control, and the addition of 12 more faders. The rejuvenated Alpha audio desk will offer Corplex clients the same functionality and performance as a brand new Calrec Alpha off the factory floor.
“I like to say our Alpha has found the fountain of youth,” said Dave Greany, Corplex vice president and partner. “The fact that this enhancement is possible is testimony to Calrec’s engineering and design staff, as well as their management’s customer-first philosophy. In 2000, they designed a first-class digital console in the Alpha. Now, some eight years later, technology has progressed, but Calrec hasn’t forgotten about those customers that invested early in the game. Today, they make sure upgrades can be retrofitted into that console. Our own clients expect us continually to provide the latest technology, particularly with audio. Now, both Platinum with the Alpha and our new unit Iridium with a Sigma, will be at the same level of features and refinement. That makes it easy for our clients’ operators and Calrec makes it easy for us.”
NFL games and other professional sporting events are the company’s bread and butter, but Corplex also supports production of political pageantry, including this year’s Democratic and Republican National Conventions, as well as previous State of the Union Addresses.