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February 19, 2019, 8:11 am
Calrec’s Artemis Light Console Brings Versatility and Support for Live Performances to Japan’s Bay FM
HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 — Japanese radio station Bay FM has
installed an Artemis Light audio console from Calrec
in its flagship Studio One, upgrading from its analog system so that it can
handle more elaborate broadcasts including live performances and on-air
five studios in total, Bay FM broadcasts music and news throughout the Chiba
Prefecture. Studio One is designed to handle intricate setups including live
performances. For this, Bay FM needed a console that was more sophisticated
than its previous analog unit, with improved sound quality and greater
Anzai, Technical Manager, Bay FM Engineering Division, explained that the
Artemis can easily be arranged vertically like an analog mixer or by using the
soft panels across the desk, which made the transition to it very easy, given
his experience with analog desks.
consideration we made when deciding on a digital console was the amount of I/O
and busses because we regularly host musical performances as well as talk
shows. The performance and sound quality of the preamps was important to us,
and the Artemis comes out on top in both of these areas when compared to other
desks we tested. Multi-track playback/recording with Dante is also very easy
with the modular Dante card, which has increased our workflow flexibility,”
commented Anzai. He also highlighted that the stability and reliability of the
Artemis Light is crucial in a live broadcasting environment.
installation was handled by Calrec’s official Japanese distributor, Hibino
radio market in Asia and beyond is a key growth area for us and this project
with Bay FM illustrates the many different uses and applications for our
Artemis console. Bay FM had very specific requirements that needed to be
fulfilled. We’re very happy that the Artemis console surpassed their expectations
and has allowed them to produce their shows to the standard they desire,” said
Anthony Harrison, International Sales Manager, Calrec.
Calrec Audio is exclusively dedicated to
excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast
specialist for more than 50 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital
consoles relied on by the world's most successful broadcasters. Increasingly
consoles are integral components on a facility-wide networks, giving rise to
adaptable workflows, shareable resources and the ability to be easily expanded.
From the very beginning, Calrec has created innovative solutions that have
allowed broadcasters to develop their working methods and get greater value
from their equipment. For premium audio solutions, broadcasters put their trust
in Calrec. More information is available at calrec.com.
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