Calrec Expands Audio Desks Offerings With Artemis Light
Calrec Audio announced Artemis Light, the newest member of its Artemis family of Bluefin2/Hydra2 audio consoles. The Artemis Light introduces a new compact processing rack dedicated to delivering digital signal processing (DSP) and routing capabilities in a 4U enclosure.
Like other Artemis consoles, Artemis Light incorporates Bluefin2 high-density signal processing and Hydra2 networking technologies in the same control surface used by Artemis Shine and Beam. Employing the same hardware and software architecture, the Artemis Light can be fully integrated with any existing Hydra2 network.
“No sacrifice has been made to quality, reliability, or specification. This is a powerful, full-featured broadcast-production audio console with full redundancy, designed to be an integral part of the Bluefin2/Hydra2 family,” said Henry Goodman, head of sales and marketing at Calrec. “Full compatibility with other Hydra2 networks means the Artemis Light is scalable beyond its stand-alone capabilities, providing a cost-effective platform that can be easily expanded if production environments become more demanding of resources.”
The Artemis Light router has 8 x Hydra2 ports for interfacing with the extensive Hydra2 I/O range, as well as other Hydra2 routers and their I/O. The flexibility of the Hydra2 I/O range means a large amount of I/O can be connected in various formats.
Like the rest of the product range, Artemis Light also supports point-to-multipoint routing, the Calrec H2O router control GUI, and third-party remote control protocols SW-P-08 and EMBER, allowing remote control of router and console functions.
The Artemis Light DSP card uses the powerful Bluefin2 architecture to provide 240 input channels that can be assigned as mono, stereo, or surround paths. Up to 16 main outputs and 48 audio groups can be assigned as mono, stereo, or surround from a pool of 72 busses, as well as 48 track and 24 auxiliary output busses. Combined with a comprehensive multiple-operator monitoring system, these options make Artemis Light ideal for complex and demanding production environments.
As with its larger siblings, Artemis Light provides comprehensive EQ and dynamics on all paths, as well as large resources of audio delay, direct and mix-minus outputs, inserts, and more, all in a compact card size dedicated to the Artemis Light DSP package.