The new Calrec Summa at dock10, where they also use Calrec’s Hydra2 audio networking capabilities.
With ten studios in its Manchester facility, dock10 offers some of the most comprehensive television studio services for broadcasters and production companies in the UK.
The studios vary in size and are used by many high-profile clients to make popular TV shows, including “The Voice,” “Match of the Day” and children’s program “Blue Peter.”
The facility recently purchased a Summa console in a 32-fader, 180-channel configuration from Calrec Audio for its HQ6 studio that’s used exclusively by BBC Children’s Presentation—which works on content for the popular CBBC and CBeebies channels. This installation means that all seven TV studios are now supported by Calrec consoles.
According to John O’Shaughnessy, Head of Technology Operations at dock10, the new console replaces an existing one that was in need of an upgrade.
“When we realized we needed to upgrade this particular studio, it didn’t take us long to decide on the Summa because Calrec equipment is well established across our operations,” he said. “We use Calrec’s Hydra2 audio networking capabilities and a mixture of Calrec’s Apollo and Artemis consoles throughout our facility.”
By taking advantage of Calrec’s Hydra2 networking capabilities both internally and externally across its studios, the facility maximizes the use of its in-house and remotely located resources. With Hydra2 technology, dock10 can set up complex, multi-connected studio scenarios to provide clients with huge flexibility and audio control options, including a large number of inputs and outputs that can be shared and controlled irrespective of location.
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