Following the sale of two 48-fader Artemis Beam mixing consoles to Christian Broadcast Network at its Virginia Beach studios, the installation picked up a Runner Up prize in Broadcast Engineering’s Excellence Awards in the “New studio or RF technology — station” catagory.
CBN, the first Christian television station in America and one of the largest television ministries in the world, put the consoles to good use straight away, using a huge Hydra2 network to cover CBN’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
“Being able to fully share resources saves us money because we won’t have to rent extra consoles or I/O to make a large show fit within the console. And we’ve already had lower maintenance costs than we did with our non-Calrec consoles,” said Philip Peters, director of audio services for CBN. “From an operating standpoint, Calrec is so easy to learn and use that we can ramp up for shows much more quickly, and it takes much less time to configure the console for a given show.”
Phillip came to see us at NAB yesterday to collect his award from BE. Pictured (right) are Claude Hill, Calrec Regional Sales Manager (standing), with (l-r) Calrec Product Manager Chris Gaunt, CBN’s Phillip Peters and Calrec Technician Pat Schneider.