Hebden Bridge, UK (November 13, 2008)--Mobile TV production facility NEP Denali is using a 96-fader Calrec Alpha with Bluefin in its newest HD mobile unit to support production of large-scale entertainment shows and concerts.
"Calrec's Alpha is an extraordinarily large and capable console, and it has generated a universally positive response from operators," said Denali chief audio engineer Hugh Healy. "No other console provides so many I/Os, supports so many signals, and is so easy to use. With the Alpha installed in Denali Summit, we maintain a very competitive position within the entertainment production market. The console allows us to meet our clients' high expectations, and it gives us room to grow as the standard for music and entertainment shows continues to rise."
Denali Summit launched in September, 2008 with production for the star-studded Stand Up To Cancer television special, shot at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, CA. Built by NEP Broadcasting, the mobile unit, Denali Summit, which comprises two 53-foot expando trailers, is wired for 24 camera control units, 20 VTRs, and seven servers.
Summit's Alpha console, among the largest such systems ever commissioned, is capable of 480 fully featured channel processing paths with dynamics in combinations of mono, stereo, and 5.1 channels, 96 faders with two layers each, plus 5.1 groups and masters. The console is equipped with four MADI ports and Hydra fiber connectivity to the stage, with 144 mic inputs and 48 returns. The Alpha's multitrack system comprises, all simultaneously, 128 tracks of built-in AES multitrack, 128 tracks of guest AES multitrack, 128 tracks of MADI multitrack, and 128 tracks of guest analog multitrack. Bluefin high density signal processing allows the Alpha to deal with large numbers of surround sources.