Hebden Bridge, U.K. (September 9, 2015)—According to Calrec, more than 20 desks worldwide have upgraded to Calrec Concord processors since their launch in April, including the BBC, dock10, CNBC, Time Warner Cable and CNN London.
All have switched out their processors for Concord’s reputed improved speed of operation, new interface, and other new features such as user-configurable wild controls and path presets.
"I was impressed by the speed and smoothness of the upgrade, considering it also involved swapping out processors. The new software transforms the look and speed of the desk's user interface, allowing quicker and clearer feedback," said Will Underwood, lead sound engineer at Timeline Television.
"Multilayer interrogation is a feature we have requested and I'm pleased to see it has been integrated into the GUI. It has been invaluable when checking routes through the desk. The implementation is simple, and it's easy to see which layer has paths routed to a particular bus. The channel-processing overview is a very welcome improvement and I'm impressed by the 'wild' control assignment and extended use of the 'fader spill' panel. The ability to save presets in channel processing will also be particularly useful."
The Concord processor upgrade enabled Calrec to implement its version 3.0 software, which introduced a new processing mode, a new GUI intended to provide clearer information and more instinctive interaction.