Summa in Turkey
TURKEY: HD Protek has recently upgraded one of its OB vehicles. As part of the upgrade, systems integrator Teratek installed a Calrec Summa audio console inside the OB company’s HDP 04 unit, marking the first installation of the British manufacturer’s console in the Turkish OB sector.
‘We have a busy and dynamic production schedule, and the Summa saves our sound engineer a lot of time and effort,’ explained Yucel Ozacar, general manager of HD Protek. ‘The Summa is flexible, reliable, and easy to operate, and its powerful features streamline the audio workflow.’
Following the upgrade, HDP 04 was deployed for a live broadcast of The Voice Turkey, during which HD Protek reportedly found the use of port lists on the new console useful for not having to identify I/O boxes and streamlining the workflow.
‘Knowing that we can easily track the signal and that the console will work without question is a big comfort to us. Also, the Summa adds a powerful new audio-mixing option to our fleet, so we can handle more complex shows more easily,’ said Mr Ozacar. ‘The Summa makes it possible to configure the meters to whatever we want; we can put every track output, aux output, main, or loudness meter on the screens, in any layout, in order to follow the signal visually as it flows through the system.’
‘We have enjoyed a productive relationship with HD Protek and are pleased that they are the first OB operator in Turkey to use a Summa,’ said Calrec Audio’s international sales manager, Anthony Harrison. ‘The Summa is a broadcast-grade console that is well-suited to the space, weight, and power limitations of an OB van.’