Kelsey Marie’s 40-channel Soundcraft
Sure Shot Transmissions Inc., a mobile uplink, downlink and production services company based in the Midwest, has put the finishing touches on its new mid-market digital production/uplink truck, the 40-foot, Gerling-built Kelsey Marie, which is now home to a new Soundcraft MH4 audio mixing desk.
Featuring 40 mono channels plus four stereo inputs, the MH4 was chosen by Sure Shot director of engineering Tim Dailey, who consulted with Mark Sarantakos of Chicago’s MTS Systems on the decision. “We have a 16-channel Soundcraft K1 in one of our older units that has treated us pretty well over the years,” says Dailey. “But the scale of the Kelsey Marie dictated that we needed a larger and more fully-featured console. The MH4’s 20×8 matrix appealed to us, as did the eight VCA groups and overall programmableness of the board. Plus, physical size is always an important concern when talking about equipping a mobile unit like this, and the MH4 allowed us to get a lot of console into a relatively small area.”
Aside from the MH4, the Kelsey Marie’s audio room is equipped with two Digicart II audio disk recorders, a Concerto 32×32 stereo router, two Parabolic big ears, near-field monitors, a CD/cassette deck and full compliment of microphones, headsets, and announcer boxes.
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