Calrec unveils Callisto at IBC11 September 2013
This week’s IBC sees Calrec Audio launching a new audio console for live broadcasters. Callisto is designed to allow broadcast professionals who may not require as many resources as the company’s Apollo and Artemis consoles, to easily produce broadcast audio.
"We’ve designed Callisto to keep the user interface simple and straightforward," said Henry Goodman, Calrec’s head of sales. "Throughout the design process, we’ve kept the focus not just on features and capabilities, but on the totality of the user experience. The result is the elegant console we’re introducing this week at IBC."
The console is around 30% more efficient than a comparable Artemis Light and features a 17-inch multi-touch screen. It uses the company’s Bluefin2 technology and the same integral 8192×8192 Hydra2 router as the Apollo and Artemis consoles.
Bluefin2 provides Callisto with a pool of 180 channel processing paths, which can be assigned as mono, stereo, or 5.1 channels. As with all Calrec consoles, there is no resource-sharing across the DSP, so all facilities are available on all channels at all times. Callisto has eight groups, four mains (all of which can be mono, stereo, or 5.1), 16 auxes, and 32 tracks.
The broadcast-focused feature set also includes complete system redundancy, dedicated delay on all paths with additional assignable input and output delay, mechanical PFL overpress on all faders, and three 5.1 studio monitor outputs.