Hebden Bridge, UK (February 24, 2015)—RT UK, the latest channel from Moscow-based global multilingual news network Russia Today, has installed a Summa digital audio console in its London bureau to manage audio signals for its live news operation.
“With the number and complexity of news programs we produce each week, and the number of audio sources required to do it, we needed a console that would keep pace with our dynamic operation, with comprehensive channel processing and bus facilities that could cater to every clean-feed scenario. The Summa console meets our every requirement,” said Eric Wisby, sound supervisor for RT UK, who worked with fellow sound supervisor Tony Cosaitis to manage the console’s configuration and installation on behalf of RT UK. The sale marks Calrec’s first Summa installation in the U.K.
“Summa’s relatively small size makes it useful for small TV control galleries and outside broadcast vehicles. It carries a lot of capability in a reasonably sized footprint. And it is a given that any Calrec mixer is going to produce excellent sound,” said Wisby.
RT UK installed a Summa 128 with a 3U modular I/O box furnished with a specific combination of cards to provide 24 mic/line inputs, 32 analog line inputs, 24 analog line outputs, eight opto inputs/16 relays, and 32 digital AES inputs and outputs. Hydra2 mic pre-amps, six bands of EQ in every channel, and four automixers all contribute to a clean high-quality sound.