Calrec has added features to its RP1 Remote Production Unit, a live-broadcast unit that directly addresses an increasingly prevalent requirement for high-quality content from remote locations.

Calrec RP1RP1 consists of a 2U-high core containing integrated FPGA-based DSP, enabling a console surface at another facility to control all mixing functionality. The RP1 core manages all the processing for IFB routing and remote monitor mixes, and it does so locally with no latency. This level of integration and remote control makes it simple for any remote mix engineer to set up IFB mixes and eradicates any delay for remote listeners or presenters.

The RP1 core quickly embeds audio into existing video-transport mechanisms, while its modular I/O backbone accepts any of Calrec’s I/O cards. This versatility means the RP1 can connect via analogue, AES, MADI, SDI, and the latest AoIP solutions such as AES67, Ravenna, and Dante.

The new features include a 2-band filter and 4-band EQ, expander and gate facilities, compressor and sidechain EQ facilities, direct output for all remote faders (up to 5.1 wide), and remote auxes via Calrec Assist.

The software also provides VCA master control from the host console and pairing of transmission and remote faders so that any fader/cut changes are applied to both TX and IFB paths on to remote faders and remote auxes. A new ‘blocking’ mode prevents the RP1 unit from affecting the paired transmission faders, while an ‘independent’ mode ensures the RP1 can operate independently of the host when required.

More: http://calrec.com

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