Hebden Bridge, U.K. (June 1, 2016)—French outside broadcasting giant Amp Visual TV has chosen Calrec’s Apollo, Artemis and Artemis Light audio consoles for its new vehicle, marking Calrec’s first sale in France.
The new truck, the Millennium Signature 12 (MS12), will be the standard-bearer in the Amp Visual TV fleet, making its debut for coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance automobile race this month. Boasting the world’s largest surface area—76 square meters or 818 sq. ft.—MS12 includes two video studios, two audio studios and 40 workstations with 4K UHDTV production capabilities.
“With MS12, we had a unique opportunity to build the most versatile truck on the market,” said Emmanuel Le Marquand, audio operating manager, Amp Visual TV. The company maintains one of Europe’s largest fleets of OB vans and offers complete, end-to-end services for live and on-location television productions.
“We wanted to be able to maximize the equipment for any size of international production. The flexibility and modularity of the Calrec desks made them a perfect fit for this vision. The consoles offer full redundancy to give us peace of mind for major events, and their plug-and-play operation simplifies productions and gives us even more versatility.”
MS12 includes a 56-fader Apollo console, a 24-fader Artemis Light console and a 16-fader Artemis sidecar that can be used to extend the other two. This offers Amp Visual TV the flexibility to use the audio equipment in a variety of different configurations both in and out of the truck.
For instance, the Artemis Light can be removed and used in another location, such as a flight control room, and the Apollo can be extended by the sidecar to provide a total of 72 faders. MS12 can operate fully equipped when needed and support two productions at once, or it can run at 50 percent for smaller events.