UK’s Plus 4 Audio Adds Calrec Consoles To Inventory

UK-based broadcast and pro audio rental company, Plus 4 Audio, has added two new Calrec 44-fader Summa audio mixing consoles to its line of rental inventory.

Plus 4 Audio works with many broadcasters including ITV, BBC, Channel 4, and Sky, as well as independent production companies, OB providers and major record labels. Projects include high value and complex shows like Strictly Come Dancing, The Royal Variety Performance, The Mercury Music Prize and Dancing on Ice.

Stewart Chaney, Managing Director at Plus 4 Audio, said his company works with a lot of high profile clients on many different projects, so it’s important to deliver the most relevant and dynamic audio solutions no matter the application. That could be for a sporting event, live music, or a weekly television entertainment show.

The Calrec Summa’s control interface simplifies even complex workflow tasks, such as creating mix-minus feeds. Bluefin2 audio networking technology gives Summa a pool of 180 or 128 channel processing paths, eight groups, four mains, 16 auxes, and 32 tracks. Its Hydra2 router core provides Summa with the same integral router technology as the Apollo and Artemis consoles.

“We decided to add the Calrec Summa consoles to our product line-up because they offer us the perfect mix of great audio quality, an excellent, easy to use interface and a reasonable price tag,” Chaney said. “What also makes the Summa a perfect choice for us is Calrec‘s strong footprint here in the UK market. Many of the freelancers we work with are familiar with the Summa’s easy-to-use layout and design. Our OB clients, for example, like the networking capabilities of the Hydra2 system because it gives them instant connectivity over fiber with other mobile units, saving time and cutting costs.”

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