Calrec Alpha Console Finds Home in Denali

NEP Denali is using a Calrec Alpha with Bluefin in
its newest HD mobile unit to support production of large-scale
entertainment shows and concerts. The 96-fader Alpha audio console is
installed in Denali Summit, an HD mobile unit
comprising two 53-foot expando trailers that are wired together to
provide robust production capabilities in a quiet, comfortable, and
spacious environment.

“Calrec’s Alpha is an extraordinarily large and capable console, and it
has generated a universally positive response from operators,” said
Denali Chief Audio Engineer Hugh Healy. “No other console provides so
many I/Os, supports so many signals, and is so easy to use. With the
Alpha installed in Denali Summit, we maintain a very competitive
position within the entertainment production market. The console allows
us to meet our clients’ high expectations, and it gives us room to grow
as the standard for music and entertainment shows continues to rise.”

Denali Summit launched in September 2008 with production for the
star-studded “Stand Up To Cancer” television special, shot at the Kodak
Theater. Built by NEP Broadcasting, the mobile unit is wired for 24
camera control units, 20 VTRs, and seven servers.

Summit’s Alpha
console, among the largest such systems ever commissioned, is capable
of 480 fully featured channel processing paths with dynamics in
combinations of mono, stereo, and 5.1 channels, 96 faders with two
layers each, plus 5.1 groups and masters. The console is equipped with
four MADI ports and Hydra fiber connectivity to the stage, with 144 mic
inputs and 48 returns. The Alpha’s multitrack system comprises, all
simultaneously, 128 tracks of built-in AES multitrack, 128 tracks of
guest AES multitrack, 128 tracks of MADI multitrack, and 128 tracks of
guest analog multitrack.

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