Hebden Bridge, UK (August 19, 2011)--Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) in St. Paul, MN is adding a Calrec Omega audio console for its live production capabilities.
"When evaluating the consoles on the market, the key factors for us were reliability and ease of use, and we're confident the Omega from Calrec Audio will give us both," said Bruce Jacobs, chief technologist at tpt. "Calrec has a reputation for giving broadcasters DSP and controls that allow them to be creative and deal with anything that might come up during a live production. Omega's capabilities will be especially helpful in producing pledge drives, music specials, and 'Almanac,' our weekly public affairs program."
The 40-fader Omega console will allow TPT to track music productions to a digital multitrack recorder. Also, because Omega's onboard memory can store up to 100 different groups of settings, operators can completely configure the system for each show and then save the configuration so they can return to it later. That technical feature permits a broad range of users to switch rapidly from one production to another.
TPT plans to have the Omega installed and in operation by November 1.