Calrec Audio announced that Dome Productions, based in Toronto, Ontario, selected a Calrec Sigma console with Bluefin High Density Signal Processing (HDSP) technology for its newest mobile unit, Spirit. The mobile unit is a self-contained 53-foot Gerling-built trailer suitable for broadcasting regional sporting events, comedy and jazz festivals, and major league baseball games, where on-site space is sometimes limited.
Dome has debuted a new HD mobile unit in each of the past four years, and the preceding three trucks all carry Calrec’s larger Alpha audio console. The Sigma’s 56-fader console provides 320 channel processing paths packaged as 108 stereo and 104 mono channels on a single DSP card, with full EQ and dynamics on all channels, groups and main outputs, enabling up to 52 full 5.1 surround-sound channels.
“We are very pleased to include another Calrec console in the build of our newest mobile unit. The Sigma’s reliability and performance has been excellent,” says Mike Johnson, director of engineering for Dome Productions. “The improvement in defining surround channels is a terrific feature in support of our clients’ efforts to raise the level of their audio production. Calrec’s implementation of the Surround Spill panel is simply another example of great design, making the console very easy to operate.”
Dome Productions’ Spirit joined its HD siblings Trillium, Majestic and Horizon on the road September 28.