Hebden Bridge, UK (July 17, 2019)—Calrec will show its VP2 virtualized mixing system, which has no physical control surface and utilizes Calrec’s Assist software for setup and control, for the first time at IBC2019, which opens in Amsterdam on September 13.
VP2’s 4U core is available in three DSP sizes, with 128-, 180- and 240-input channels, and incorporates Calrec’s Hydra2 networking solution. Calrec Serial Control Protocol (CSCP) allows the audio console to be controlled by an automation system.
VP2 enables use of a Calrec console, but without a physical control surface. Control and setup are via Calrec’s Assist software, which can be accessed from multiple locations through a web browser. The technical director/operator can be given basic control functions, whereas an engineer can delve deeper to fine-tune the setup or recall different setups as needed.
Also on show will be Calrec’s ImPulse core audio processing and routing engine, with AES67 and SMPTE 2110 connectivity. The ImPulse core is compatible with current Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, providing an upgrade path for existing Calrec customers. In addition, future scalable expansion will allow up to four DSP mix engines and control systems to run independently on a single core at the same time, providing the ability to use multiple large-format mixers simultaneously.
ImPulse provides 3D immersive path widths and panning for next generation audio applications and has an integral AoIP router that fully supports NMOS discovery and connection management, as well as mDNS/Ravenna discovery.
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