Calrec Audio’s Artemis Ray digital audio console will make its European debut at IBC2017.
The big takeaway for users of the predecessor product, Artemis Beam? Artemis Ray has 456 fully featured input channels and can handle up to 72 faders, the same as the larger Artemis Shine model.
Via a new fader/monitor panel, Artemis Ray sports a new surface layout that allows more faders in a reduced surface area. The panel is the same width as a standard Artemis fader panel and includes eight full-size faders to give operators even more control and a higher fader density in a smaller footprint. This configuration saves around 200 millimeters when compared with similar control surfaces.
Additionally, Artemis Ray provides the same functionality as previous Artemis models, but with more channels and faders in the same footprint. With the new chassis and fader/monitor panel, Artemis Ray’s 72-fader layout fits into 93.39 inches of space.
At IBC2017, Calrec will also introduce a suite of new features on the RP1, including a two-band filter and 4-band EQ, expander and gate facilities, compressor and sidechain EQ facilities, direct output for all remote faders (up to 5.1 wide), and remote auxes via Calrec Assist.
The new software also provides VCA master control from the host console and pairing of transmission and remote faders so that any fader/cut changes are applied to both TX and IFB paths on to remote faders and remote auxes. A new “blocking” mode prevents the RP1 unit from affecting the paired transmission faders, while the “independent” mode ensures the RP1 can operate independently of the host when required.