Hebden Bridge, UK (April 6, 2015)—Calrec will unveil enhancements to both software and hardware in its Apollo and Artemis consoles at the 2015 NAB Show.
Taking on concepts first introduced on the Summa console, version 3.0 of the consoles’ software presents new features and expands the user interface and on-screen operator feedback. At the same time, the consoles are getting an upgrade with the addition of a new processing resource, the Concord processor.
The new Concord processor upgrade provides additional software features to take advantage of the new processing resources. This will be added to with future upgrades to widen the depth of control and feedback.
Version 3.0 introduces a new processing mode that reimagines the way operators interact with Bluefin2’s processing engine. It provides presentation of information in an effort to make interacting with a path’s processing controls more instinctive. Summary displays provide an instant preview of a path’s processing, and a single button-press reveals detailed controls for EQ, dynamics, delay, and AutoFaders, or a combination of those controls for the whole path. Navigation provides context to let users know where they are and what they are controlling.
The new software also gives Apollo and Artemis users dynamic new features such as path presets, user-configurable wild controls, multilayer routing interrogation, stereo spill, additional meter scales, and patchable oscillator sources. A refined user interface for mode and layer switching has redesigned surface-mode buttons that use shape and color to make them clearer and more useful.