Hebden Bridge, U.K. (May 19, 2016)—A new Calrec Summa console at the University of Missouri Athletics department anchors a major upgrade of the Mizzou Arena broadcast center to support ESPNU and SEC Network productions.
The Summa equips Mizzou Athletics to meet the audio requirements of linear television and the demands of network producers and directors. The desk is housed in a new stand-alone audio room that can simultaneously handle full basketball productions for the TV networks and complete shows for the arena’s in-house video boards. Mizzou Athletics operators can call on an abundance of auxes and tracks to send signals wherever they need to go using the touch screen.
Said aid Mike Coons, A1 broadcast audio engineer for Mizzou Athletics, “As an audio engineer, I never want to tell a director or producer, ‘let me see if we can do that.’ All too often, that was my answer with our old console. I had to navigate a confusing menu system with limited resources and hope I could find a way to make special requests work. But the Summa now gives us the resources to say yes, even to unusual requests.”
“The Summa touch screen makes our lives easier and turbo-charges our workflows. For instance, we can link channels to change compression settings on all shotgun FX mics at once, rather than having to configure one and then copy and paste the settings to each of the others. And any A1 can set up the board quickly to suit his or her preferences simply by dragging channels to different faders on the touch screen.”