The consoles features include:
• 6 x layers of faders.
• 6 x full bands of parametric EQ / filters on each channel, group and main path.
• 2 x compressor / limiters, 1 x expander / gate, and sidechain EQ / filters on each channel, group and main path.
• 4 x Main Outputs, 8 x Groups, 32 x Track Outputs, 16 x Aux Outputs.
• Auto Minus bus.
• Off Air Conference bus.
• Independent DSP, routing and control processing.
• An integral 4096 x 4096 router with up to 512 audio channels per Hydra2 port, fully integratable with any Hydra2 network.
• An extensive range of Hydra2 I/O available.
• Copper or fiber connectivity.
• Low weight, power consumption and heat generation.
Since the install of the console, students are now able to work with the same desk as local CBS affiliates and other broadcast studios. Students use the solution to produce educational programs that are broadcasted throughout campus.
Sujoy K. Sakar, station general manager of Comcast 27 Cabot T.V. says the Calrec Summa solution will also prepare students for working with real-world broadcasting equipment after they graduate.
“The goal of our two-year degree program is to make sure students are ready for jobs in the radio and television industry when they graduate, and a big part of that preparedness is to give them hands-on training with industry-standard equipment,” said Sarkar, in a previous statement. “By learning how to use the board now, our students will require less training when they enter the workforce, and that not only makes them more valuable candidates, but also gives them an edge over other job-seekers.”