Chicago, IL--Chicago-based remote production specialists Trio Video have purchased a 56-fader Calrec Sigma 100 console for their second high definition mobile unit, Phoenix.
Trio's Phoenix is a 53-foot expando designed predominantly for live sports. It will also cover live and live-to-tape entertainment and corporate broadcasts. Trio's first HD unit, Tango, was launched in 2003 and featured an Alpha 100 digital board.
"In raising the bar for building our HD mobile units, we studied long and hard to find the right mixer," said Trio senior audio engineer Paul Culler. "It seemed to us that there was only one digital mixer series that would give us the performance that we were seeking and that was the Calrec 100 series.
"After several months of using the Alpha in Tango we found that there are very few questions asked by our audio engineers when they first sat behind the desk. They all find the architecture to be very well thought out and seem to easily find their way around the control surface."
"The Alpha was instrumental in our decision to purchase the Sigma, due to the consistency between the two series allowing for Alpha operators to work the Sigma with no additional learning curve required," said Trio director of production and marketing Keith O'Brien.
"The control surface architecture, metering, boot-up time and reliability on the Alpha are all features which have proved particularly useful."
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