Hebden Bridge, UK (May 6, 2010)–Lyon Video’s new HD truck, MU11, will hit the road in August with a 144-fader Calrec Audio Apollo with Bluefin2 HDSP.
“We chose the Apollo console because we believe it will give us a technical edge, particularly in providing tough mixes on extremely big shows,” said Chad Snyder, account manager for Lyon Video, a mobile production services provider located in Columbus, OH. “Apollo is a truly impressive digital desk, and its 144 faders give the audio operator extremely fast access to sources. In fact, when our entertainment clients see so many faders, all they can say is, ‘Wow!'”
Two other reasons behind Lyon’s choice? First, it has 512 x 512-channel MADI integration to the truck’s Evertz router, making it possible to save and recall a matrix of audio signals from the Calrec or Evertz control systems. This control system integration will help to streamline setup for recurring shows. Second, Calrec’s Hydra2 networking system, which provides multiformat I/O for the Apollo, creates a distributed, flexible audio network that can be altered with the addition of I/O boxes.
Operating at 48 kHz, Bluefin2 gives Apollo up to 1,020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/track outputs, and 48 auxiliaries. At 96 kHz, Apollo affords 510 channel processing paths, 64 program busses, 48 IFB/Track outputs, and 24 auxiliaries.