Crosscreek Television “Steps Up” to Calrec Audio for New HD Production Truck

Crosscreek Television Productions, an Alabaster, Ala., company with clients including ESPN, Fox Sports, Speed Channel, and TBS Baseball, has selected a Calrec Sigma with Bluefin audio console for Voyager 8, its new HD production truck. The truck will be used primarily to cover National Hot Rod Association drag racing, but also for Major League Sports, College Sports, and live musical performances nationwide.

“When the truck was at NAB in April, the interior was just an empty shell,
and everyone asked what kind of desk we were putting in,” said Spruce McRee, Crosscreek TV president. “I told them a Calrec, and they just lit up: ‘Way to go!’ That’s what happens when you buy the leading brand. We know we’ll have no problems booking this truck with Calrec installed.”

This is the first Calrec desk for Crosscreek, and McRee calls it a step up that will give his company new business opportunities. Another selling point for Crosscreek is that Calrec consoles can be upgraded easily and cost-effectively, making them useful for many years to come.

Sigma consoles are equipped with Bluefin High Density Signal Processing,
Calrec’s uniquely innovative technology that packs more signal processing
power into less space, saving power and money while enhancing durability.

Calrec Sigma with Bluefin consoles have 320 channel processing paths
packaged as 108 stereo and 104 mono channels, allowing up to 52 x 5.1
surround channels. Crosscreek’s board includes 64 faders in a 6:6:6 frame,
and Calrec customized it with a stand so the board can rest on a tabletop,
creating additional space for equipment beneath it.

Crosscreek Television’s Voyager 8 is currently being built at Bennett
Systems, Inc., in Sunbury, Ohio, and is scheduled to hit the road in July.