NAB 2017: Calrec to showcase Artemis Ray console

Calrec Audio will launch the latest addition to its Artemis family of consoles at the 2017 NAB Show, which is set to take place from 22-27 April.

Artemis Ray has 456 fully featured input channels, making it more powerful than the Artemis Beam. The new console can handle up to 72 faders – the same as the larger Artemis Shine model.

Via a new fader/monitor panel, Artemis Ray boasts a new surface layout that allows more faders in a reduced surface area. The panel — also available on Artemis Light, Beam, and Shine models — is the same width as a standard Artemis fader panel and includes eight full-size faders to give users more control and a higher fader density in a smaller footprint.

With the new chassis and fader/monitor panel, Artemis Ray’s 72-fader layout fits into a mere 2372 millimetres (93.39 inches) of space, a configuration that saves around 200 millimetres when compared to similar control surfaces.

Capable of operating at multiple sample rates, at 48kHz the Artemis Ray provides up to 456 channel-processing paths, 128 programme buses, 64 IFB/track outputs, and 32 auxiliaries.

The console also features a second compressor/limiter in each channel, more than 70 minutes of assignable delay, and three independent APFL systems for multiple operator use.

"By making the new monitor panel available on all our existing Artemis models, we’re giving our customers access to all of this increased functionality," said Dave Letson, Calrec’s vice president of sales. "Artemis has proved a very popular and reliable workhorse all over the world, and the new Artemis Ray adds even more value."

Visit Calrec Audio at the 2017 NAB Show at booth C3118.