Calrec’s Assist Web UI provides users with a virtual desk, available on any device running Chrome as a browser, wherever in the world users are. Assist works over TCP/IP and has minimal control lag, making minor adjustments easy and quick. The demonstrations show Assist controlling a Type R core, with other variants of Assist able to control Calrec’s remote production technology RP1, the VP2 virtualised console, as well as Apollo and Artemis desks. Assist is easy to set up by simply typing in the IP address that is served from the centrally located core in a web browser to give users access to all the console controls via an easy-to-use and clearly laid out graphical interface.
Based on Calrec’s Brio console, the Assist UI will be familiar in terms of layout to users everywhere. Processing tabs reveal each section of the channel strip, and channel assign provides a quick way to change channel selection. This means there are minimal button presses required to reach any control on the desk. Assist provides powerful features like Automix and Autofaders, simple channel/bus configuration, sends and outputs and flexible metering. Assist can be accessed from multiple locations with a maximum of 48 virtual faders able to be used.