New Token Creek HD rig to rely on Calrec Sigma, Bluefin
July 17, 2007
DeForest, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has selected a Calrec Sigma audio console equipped with Bluefin High Density Signal Processing (HDSP) technology for its first HD broadcast truck, which is being equipped for full 5.1 surround sound.
The Calrec board is scheduled to be delivered this month, and the truck is slated to go on the road in September.
In a busy month, 20 operators might use a Token Creek truck for projects ranging from college football games and boxing matches to a network telethon. According to
Token Creek chief engineer Brendan Clark, it is important to supply clients with equipment that’s familiar to operators. Based on interviews with the company’s clients, Token Creek selected the Calrec console before design of the new HD rig commenced.
The Sigma 56-fader console will enable Token Creek’s clients to take advantage of Bluefin HDSP, which 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. This enables up to 52 full 5.1 surround-sound channels.
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