Hebden Bridge, UK (March 1, 2011)–Lyon Video is the first North American company to implement dual faders in a Calrec Audio Apollo digital audio console.
With the Apollo desk’s modular design, the retrofit resulted in the Lyon-11 mobile production truck redeploying earlier this month with 144 faders.
“Currently, our Lyon-11 is carrying more faders than any other production truck in North America,” said Chad Snyder, account manager at mobile television provider Lyon Video. “It’s partly a numbers game–more faders are more impressive to our clients. But it’s not just numbers. For the viewer at home, the Apollo’s increased power amounts to increased accuracy in its ability to convey the reality of the event. And in the A-1’s world, having 144 faders is extremely empowering. In fact, dual faders are a natural extension of the power of the Apollo.”
Snyder also noted that in spite of its fader count, the Apollo’s compact size suits it for mobile production. In addition, both Lyon Video’s clients and freelance audio mixers are acclimating to the platform. Snyder predicts Apollo will eventually replace the Calrec Alpha as the “go-to” console for OB trucks.
Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Lyon Video is a full-service video and film production company with clients including ESPN, FOX Sports, ABC, and the SPEED Channel. Lyon Video installed the Calrec Apollo console with Bluefin2 HDSP in Lyon-11 last year. The console’s first dual-fader assignment was coverage of NBA All Star Jam Session events from Center Court at the Los Angeles Convention Center.