Audio-mixing consoles for remote broadcast production represent a relatively rarefied category at the high end of the market, but there’s increasing diversity within the group, thanks to growing demand for consoles of various sizes and functionality. Here’s an overview of the leading contenders. CalrecThe introduction of Calrec’s ImPulse core, which is compatible with existing Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, offers users a native IP AES67- and SMPTE 2110-compliant backbone and a fully defined upgrade path as they transfer to IP infrastructures. Designed for broadcasters already producing live content in immersive formats over such platforms as MPEG-H and Dolby Atmos, ImPulse includes 3D immersive path widths and panning, with full monitoring and metering, height and 3D-pan controls. It is fully scalable, with a flexible upgrade path and DSP expansion capacity for changing requirements. Besides launching ImPulse, Calrec recognizes that, as the industry converges on IP workflows, upgrade plans need to be defined because moving to an IP infrastructure requires careful planning. In response, Calrec has introduced Gateway technologies to make the transition smoother and allow mo...