Hebden Bridge, UK (July 20, 2011)–Corplex has chosen a Calrec Apollo dual-fader mixing console for its newest mobile TV production vehicle.
The 128-fader console will drive audio capabilities in the 53-foot Chromium truck, designed for HD and 3G production of high-profile sports, news and entertainment events in the U.S. and Canada.
“Apollo is a natural fit for large, demanding shows that require a lot of infrastructure and routing, like the ones where Chromium will be deployed,” said Dave Greany, vice president, Corplex, Inc. “Having a second set of faders on the console surface was a big part of the reason we chose Apollo. We get double the number of faders in the same footprint. It’s also scalable, it can link to other resources, and it’s flexible, customizable, and easy to set up. All of those factors make it a brilliant choice for what we do in the mobile TV market.”
Chromium is designed for post-season televised events such as baseball, football, basketball and golf championships that networks will broadcast domestically and internationally. Chromium will also be involved in large compound work such as championship golf tournaments. One of the first major assignments for Chromium, which is scheduled to go into service in September 2011, will be the Major League Baseball playoffs and the World Series in October, as well as large shows for NFL Network.
“Corplex has the first Calrec Alpha console put into field service and we recently upgraded it to Bluefin,” said Jim Wilmer, Calrec director of sales for the Americas. “They’ve been a long-term, loyal customer, and it’s very rewarding that they once again chose Apollo when it came time to expand their fleet.”