Calrec Audio to debut Artemis audio console

Calrec Audio will debut its Artemis audio console at IBC2009. Artemis is based on the Apollo platform introduced at the NAB Show this year and, like Apollo, relies on Bluefin2 for processing and Hydra2 for routing.

Bluefin2, the next generation of Calrec's Bluefin High Density Signal Processing platform, enables Artemis to provide substantial resources at multiple sample rates. Running at 48kHz, Bluefin2 gives Artemis up to 640 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 64 IFB/track outputs and 32 auxiliaries.

Hydra2 is Calrec's next-generation networking system, which uses high-capacity 8192 x 8192 crosspoint routers while making available a variety of I/O units to provide analog, AES, MADI, SDI and Dolby E formats. All use copper or fiber connectivity and can be fitted with GPIO cards. Console routers can stand alone or be connected to form large networks.

Other features include a second compressor/limiter in each channel, more than 70 minutes of assignable delay and three independent APFL systems for multiple operator use. The unit’s soft control surface combines OLED displays, touch screens and light-emitting knobs to provide users with instant visual feedback and the flexibility to reconfigure the desk on the fly. Central to the Artemis console is a dedicated integrated router so that its I/O functions can be performed by the Hydra2 networking system.