At IBC2013, Calrec will launch its Soccer Sidekick iPad app, an assistive mixing tool designed to simplify the job of tracking on-field audio during a soccer game.
Soccer Sidekick provides an alternative approach for highly experienced operators while allowing those with less experience to create a quality mix simply.
One of the many tasks the audio operator must manage is the capture of all of the important on-pitch events while minimizing the amount of crowd and venue noise. The operator follows the action using a mentally challenging workflow that requires projecting a 2-D location on the pitch onto the 1D row of faders on the desk, fading up only the most appropriate microphones for that moment in time.
Soccer Sidekickprovides a more intuitive and straightforward interface to assist the operator in this task. After defining the position and direction of the pitch, microphones around an aerial image of a pitch on the display, the operator simply touches the corresponding area on the screen to indicate one or more locations of interest. The Soccer Sidekick then calculates the optimal contribution from each microphone to best capture events at those locations and moves the appropriate faders on the desk.
For more information, visit Calrec at IBC Stand 8.C58.