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Calrec introduces free animated training video course for Summa console

Chapters include lessons on channel strip controls, EQ, dynamics, mix minus and on-air protection

Calrec Audio has unveiled a series of online training videos on its newest audio console, the Summa. The programme is designed to “educate operators on the complete set-up and use of the console [pictured], as well as on design philosophies and general audio engineering principles”, says the British manufacturer.

The Summa training course is divided into six modules, which are further broken down into chapters. The chapters – which include lessons on channel strip controls, EQ, dynamics, fader controls, mix minus, creating channels, moving and cloning paths, memory management and on-air protection – comprise short animated videos that can be viewed in or out of sequence.

Henry Goodman, the broadcast audio specialist’s head of sales and marketing, says: “For Calrec, customer support is a top priority that requires unwavering commitment, and a big part of that commitment involves customer education. Face-to-face training isn’t always possible due to budget, availability and geographical reach; that’s why we felt strongly about giving people free, easily accessible tools that teach them how to set up and use Summa, especially given the global popularity of the console.”

The new Summa training course is part of Calrec’s increased focus on training over the past few years. Its audio and network primers are available as free downloads for individual operators and freelance mixers, while the company also operates an ongoing Apollo/Artemis training programme in the UK and US.