Hebden Bridge, UK (December 12, 2012)—Pinewood Studios Group has installed a Calrec Artemis Beam console in its new 5.1-capable sound-control gallery to mix audio for live and recorded television shows.
The sound-control gallery is part of a new television studio facility in Buckinghamshire, England, which includes all-new control galleries and equipment. Pinewood produces TV shows such as Got To Dance and Would I Lie To You, plus films including the recently released James Bond film, Skyfall.
"Our technical team evaluated several consoles in the process of selecting a sound desk for our new TV studios, and preferred the Calrec Artemis," said Pinewood broadcast director Paul Darbyshire. "We were looking for a desk that would provide more channels both in and out, along with greater flexibility and ease of programming. With the Artemis, we feel we have achieved that and more. It's easy to understand why Calrec is so highly regarded in the broadcast industry."
Pinewood's 64-fader Artemis Beam console gives sound engineers more available channels and the ability to link those channels to the studio floors via fiber. The console also has Calrec's Bluefin2 high-density signal-processing technology. "Not only do many sound supervisors working on shows at Pinewood prefer Calrec consoles, but our production clients also see benefits," Darbyshire said.