A modular, expandable, IP-based radio mixing system, Calrec Audio’s Type R uses standard networking technology and configurable softpanels that can be tailored to specific operator needs.

Calrec Audio’s Type RType R’s physical control comprises three slim-line panels – a fader panel, a large soft panel and a small soft panel. Each is compatible with COTS hardware and powered over Ethernet to keep cabling to a minimum. It’s heart is a 2U-high rackmount core with integrated I/O resources. A single core can power up to three independent mixing environments, without sharing of DSP resources. Whether used as independent studio consoles, microphone processors or utility mixing, the ability to use multiple mixing engines combined with an AES67 compatible network addresses changing requirements.

The touchscreen softpanels are designed around simple and colourful control elements, and can be customised as multi-function panels. Softpanels can be used in either landscape or portrait formats and used to provide adaptable and specific functionality for talent, while ensuring overall control is maintained by the station’s technical team. This functionality can be quickly changed from show-to-show using simple memory loads and can be tailored to fit the needs of the talent.

Type R panel

Fader panels are small, sleek and simple, with six faders and immediate access to essential controls. Fader panels can be added or removed as simply as plugging or unplugging an Ethernet cable, creating a radio infrastructure that is easily expandable, and making upgrades a breeze.

‘Type R is a thoroughly modern and customer focused radio broadcast system that adapts to a station’s needs as its requirements evolve,’ says Calrec Audio Director of Product Management, Henry Goodman. ‘It provides simple customisation across established networks, open control protocols and surface personalisation. With a native IP backbone, Type R provides an infrastructure for future expansion. It guarantees stations are not only able to keep pace with changing demands, they are also able to use its capabilities to ignite their audiences with new and innovative programming.’

Broadcast-specific control is clear and concise across the system. Busing, including the creation of mix-minus feeds, is quick to assign, while EQ and dynamics control is clear and fast.

More: www.calrec.com

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