Maidstone Studios has enhanced its audio facilities with Calrec’s modular Type R console.
The facility, which has played host to Later… with Jools Holland, Blankety Blank and Catchphrase, has invested in a 12-fader Calrec Type R setup with 16 channels of AES I/O, as part of a number of upgrades to the sound gallery for its 12,000 sq ft Studio 1.
“The Type R was chosen for the Grams position, and has so far been used for a range of light entertainment productions including music and game shows,” said David Treywin, Technical Manager for Maidstone Studios.
“The flexibility the desk provides is invaluable. In a facility where no two productions are the same, the degree that the operators can tailor the desk to their individual preferences is a major plus point.
Treywin added: “Being able to recall custom soft panel layouts and surface configurations on a show-by-show basis saves rig time, and puts the functions the operators need easily at hand, whilst the ability to add additional hardware at a later date will allow us to easily tailor the facilities to meet any future needs.”
Anthony Harrison, international sales manager at Calrec added: “Our Type R consoles are proving very successful across a range of broadcast and radio applications. We’re glad Type R is also finding success as the grams desk of choice for high-profile entertainment facilities. This is testament to the desk’s inherent configurability, unmatched flexibility, and sheer usability.”
The desk was supplied by Synthax Audio UK, Calrec’s UK and Ireland distributor for the Brio and Type R consoles