Pinewood Studios chooses Calrec console

Pinewood Studios Group has installed a Calrec Artemis Beam console in its new sound-control gallery.

The desk allows Pinewood to mix audio for live and recorded television shows, the first of which being a children’s show for the BBC.

Pinewood produces high-profile TV shows including Got To Dance and Would I Lie To You, plus big-budget films such as the recent James Bond flick, Skyfall. The sound-control gallery is part of a new television studio facility in Buckinghamshire, England, which includes all new control galleries and equipment.

"Our technical team evaluated several consoles in the process of selecting a sound desk for our new TV studios, and preferred the Calrec Artemis," said Pinewood broadcast director Paul Darbyshire. "We were looking for a desk that would provide more channels both in and out, along with greater flexibility and ease of programming. With the Artemis we feel we have achieved that and more. It’s easy to understand why Calrec is so highly regarded in the broadcast industry."

Pinewood’s 64-fader Artemis Beam desk gives sound engineers more channels and the ability to link those channels to the studio floors. It also offers Calrec’s Bluefin2 high-density signal-processing technology, which gives Pinewood a more robust console in a smaller footprint, while consuming less power.

"Not only do many sound supervisors working on shows at Pinewood prefer Calrec consoles, but our production clients also see benefits," Darbyshire added.

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