NAB 2019: Calrec Audio to showcase range of new virtualised solutions

Calrec Audio will be showcasing its latest virtualised solutions at NAB 2019, including its VP2 headless mixing system, the RP1 2U rackmount broadcasting mixing system, and its modular IP-based system, Type R.

The VP2 virtualised mixing system has no physical control surface and utilises Calrec’s Assist software for setup and control. VP2’s 4U core comes in three DSP sizes; 128, 180 and 240 input channels and incorporates the company’s Hydra2 networking solution. Calrec Serial Control Protocol (CSCP) can allow the audio console to be completely controlled by an automation system.

Meanwhile, RP1 is a broadcast mixing system in a 2U rackmount box, containing Calrec’s Bluefin2 processing. Calrec’s RP1 is designed to provide solutions to three major challenges in remote production workflows – latency, transport and control. On-board DSP enables the generation of monitor mixes and IFBs onsite with no latency, Hydra2 interfaces provide a mechanism to output audio in a variety of formats and Calrec’s True Control gives an operator in a remote studio direct control over channel functions.

Finally, Type R is a modular, expandable, IP-based mixing system, which utilises standard networking technology and combines it with configurable soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs. It provides simple customisation across established networks, open control protocols and surface personalisation. Type R can be used without a physical surface with control and setup via Calrec’s browser-based Assist application and is fully compatible with automated systems using CSCP.

Calrec and its latest virtualised solutions can be found on Booth C7408 at NAB 2019.