MIRA Mobile Deploys Calrec Sigma Audio Console
October 30, 2009
Mira Mobile Television has deployed a 64-fader Calrec Sigma console in its latest production truck, M9HD.
MIRA built its new truck in response to increasing demand for HD production with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Wired for 16 cameras and 30 channels of EVS, the truck was rarely idle this summer. Currently M9HD in tandem with a B unit is covering a national football package for ESPN.
MIRA built its new 53-foot trailer with a 51-foot expanding side as a companion to its M7HD, which also carries Calrec Sigma. Sigma allows audio signals anywhere they’re needed within the console and also to control a full 5.1 source on a single fader.
The Calrec Sigma audio desk includes the company’s own Bluefin high-density signal processing, which packs the necessary processing power onto a single card. With 320 channel processing paths that can be configured for up to 52 full surround channels, the Sigma also offers as much as 19.6 minutes of audio delay that can be inserted in signal paths to fix video synchronization problems.