March 7, 2006

Calrec still around?

by Chris Randall

I don't know how this slipped by me, as I'm normally pretty up on this sort of shit, but apparently Calrec is still in business. Or at least, someone owns the name and is making consoles. They are definitely slated to the broadcast (tv/radio) industry, but a console is a console when you get down to it. Of particular interest to readers here is the M3, pictured above. It looks like you can buy a boat and fill it with however many channels you need.

Here's the page. The interesting thing to note is that while the recording industry usually eschews cleanliness in favor of mic pres and eqs that have a bit of color, the broadcast industry wants the cleanest of clean, so that might inform your reading of the provided material. But taking that in to consideration, this is an interesting item. The C2 is also worth a look, particularly for the upstand modules (comp, limiter, etc.).




Mar.08.2006 @ 2:39 AM
Suit & Tie Guy
broadcast boards are the best.

because an "on" button that lights white makes more sense than a "mute" button that lights red.

i'd rather be notified that something is happening than something is not going to happen.

positive vs negative thinking and whatnot as well.

if i designed a mixer it would have "on" buttons instead of "mute" buttons.


Mar.08.2006 @ 3:27 PM
I think Soundcraft boards are like that, or at least ones that I've used were. With on buttons instead of mute.

Chris, if you saw this in a studio setup, wouldn't you accuse the guy of Mackie usage?


Mar.08.2006 @ 4:01 PM
Chris Randall
Well... I don't know if it's any good at all, having only just discovered they exist. ;-)

But normally, Calrec == fucking awesome, so if it even has 10% of the old Calrec Mojo, it's in good shape.





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