New Century Productions recently add two Calrec Audio mixing desks to its outside broadcasting fleet.
NCP selected the 72-fader Alpha audio console with Bluefin high density signal processing for its new NCP X HD production truck. In addition, NCP is upgrading its NCP IV HD truck with a new 64-fader Sigma audio console with Bluefin.
NCP X was built specifically for ESPN (opens in new tab) Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. The 53-foot expandable unit was first deployed for the Fox network's coverage of NFL football in fall 2007; it will take on its main responsibility, ESPN baseball, in spring 2008.
"Sunday Night Baseball is the world's premier baseball telecast," said Mike Mundt, vice president of engineering at NCP. "ESPN pulls out all the stops for this show. It is an extremely complex audio setup and you need an audio console with a lot of horsepower to keep it under control. The Calrec mixing desks have immense ability to transform enormously complex setups into something a single operator can manage."
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