Fountain Studios First in Line for Apollo
Calrec Audio has announced the first sale of its new Apollo console to London-based The Fountain Studios.
The 72 fader console will be delivered in July and installed as the final part of a complete HD studio investment programme.
“We are delighted that the first ever Apollo console will be installed at Fountain,” said Calrec’s Business development Manager Henry Goodman. “Fountain is behind some of the biggest live entertainment programming in the UK, including “Britain’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor” and we are proud to be associated with them as they continue to invest in their facility.”
Launched at NAB in April, Apollo relies on Bluefin2 processing which provides unrivalled resources at multiple sample rates. At 48kHz, Bluefin2 gives Apollo up to 1020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/Track outputs and 48 auxiliaries. At 96kHz, Apollo affords 510 channel processing paths, 64 program busses, 48 IFB/Track outputs and 24 auxiliaries.
Apollo is also equipped with a dedicated integrated router so that its I/O functions can be performed by Calrec’s next-generation networking system, Hydra2. Hydra2 uses high capacity 8192 x 8192 cross-point routers and makes available a variety of I/O. Console routers can also be connected together to form large networks.
Mariana Spater, MD Fountain Studios said "After an extensive review of the options for 5.1 sound, we believe that the new Apollo console best fulfils our broadcast requirements for the future”
The Fountain Studios is an independently owned television studio located in Wembley, north-west London. The company has constantly upgraded the facility since they purchased it in 1993, which at 13,000 square feet is the largest single fully-equipped television studio in Britain, and has full HD capability.