Hebden Bridge, UK (March 7, 2014)—ITN has installed a Calrec Artemis Light digital audio console in the Channel 4 News production gallery at its London headquarters.
The Artemis Light is now the primary console on the flagship news and current affairs Channel 4 News program at ITN. The company’s 40-fader Artemis Light console features Calrec's Bluefin2 signal-processing engine with 240 channel processing paths.
"Getting more DSP power was critical for us. Before we got the Artemis Light, our lack of it prevented us from making full use of outside sources," said Andrew Colgan, ITN technical projects manager. "The Artemis Light has a huge number of standard processing paths when compared to the competition. Having so much DSP power allows us to load all of our sources and destinations into memory and recall them almost instantaneously, making day-to-day programs a breeze. At the same time, we can easily accommodate complicated changes."
One feature that has proved especially important to ITN is the desk's Automixer, used during multiple-guest interviews in an acoustically challenging studio. "Before we had the Automixer feature, mixing the studio required super dexterity to equalize the sound if a guest jumped in with a comment," Colgan said. "We simply couldn't react as quickly as we can with Automixer assisting us."
Calrec Audio Ltd.