Calrec Audio has added Artemis Light to its Artemis family of Bluefin2/Hydra2 audio consoles. The Light introduces a new compact processing rack dedicated to delivering DSP and routing capabilities in a 4U-high enclosure.

Artemis Light‘No sacrifice has been made to quality, reliability or specification,’ says Henry Goodman, Calrec’s Head of Sales and Marketing. ‘This is a powerful, full-featured broadcast production audio console with full redundancy, designed to be an integral part of the Bluefin2/Hydra2 family. Full compatibility with other Hydra2 networks means the Artemis Light is scalable beyond its stand-alone capabilities, providing a cost-effective platform that can be easily expanded if production environments become more demanding of resources.’

Like all Artemis consoles, Artemis Light incorporates Bluefin2 High Density Signal Processing and Hydra2 networking technologies in the same compact yet extremely powerful and scalable control surface used by Artemis Shine and Beam. Employing the same hardware and software architecture, the Artemis Light can be fully integrated with any existing Hydra2 network.

The Artemis Light router has eight Hydra2 ports for interfacing with the extensive Hydra2 I/O range, as well as other Hydra2 routers and their I/O. The flexibility of the Hydra2 I/O range means a large amount of I/O can be connected in various formats, tailored to the specific needs of each environment. The desk also supports point-to-multipoint routing, the Calrec H2O router control GUI, and third-party remote control protocols SW-P-08 and Ember, allowing remote control of router and console functions.

The Artemis Light DSP card uses Bluefin2 architecture to provide 240 input channels that can be assigned as mono, stereo or surround paths. Up to 16 main outputs and 48 audio groups can be assigned as mono, stereo or surround from a pool of 72 buses, as well as 48 track and 24 auxiliary output busses. Combined with a comprehensive multiple-operator monitoring system, these options make it well suited to complex and demanding production environments.

As with the larger Artemis models, Artemis Light provides comprehensive EQ and dynamics on all paths, as well as large resources of audio delay, direct and mix-minus outputs, inserts, and more, all in a compact card size dedicated to the Artemis Light DSP package.


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