Hebden Bridge, UK (August 14, 2013)—MIRA Mobile Television has purchased two more Calrec Omega digital audio consoles for two of its OB trucks.
The new consoles bring the company's total number of Calrec desks to seven, making Calrec the main audio console brand in its nine-truck fleet.
"The improvement over the previously installed audio consoles in these trucks is a quantum leap," said Bill Duncan, director of engineering for MIRA Mobile, which is based in Wilsonville, OR. "Even something as simple as flexible GPI control was not possible with the previous consoles. The Calrec consoles make managing a 5.1 production much more convenient, almost easy. And with the previous consoles weighing in at about 600 pounds, we believe the Omega consoles have significantly lowered the weight of each trailer, which is always a critical concern when considering equipment purchases in the OB market."
One of the consoles, which has a 128 x 128 MADI interface, 96 x 96 AES I/O, and 96 x 96 analog I/O, was installed in truck M-5 in December 2012 and went on to cover professional basketball games, followed by college basketball. The second console, which has 128 x 128 AES I/O and 96 x 96 analog I/O, was installed in truck M-4 in June and immediately covered international soccer matches.
Calrec Audio Ltd.