Las Vegas, NV (April 21, 2016)—At NAB 2016, Calrec unveiled Brio, the smallest in the company’s Bluefin2 family—35 inches wide with 36 dual-layer faders and entirely self-contained.
Brio includes analogue and digital I/O and GPIO built into the surface. Additional expansion I/O slots allow for further I/O integration, while fitting an available Hydra2 module makes it possible to connect to and share audio over Calrec’s Hydra2 network.
Connecting to Hydra2 allows broadcasters to use Hydra2’s management facilities for network-wide control, including interfacing with multiple video- and audio-over-IP networks such as SMPTE 2022, Dante, AES67, Ravenna, and SoundGrid. Multiformat support allows the console to sit on multiple networks simultaneously if desired.
Standard broadcast-specific features include 64 mono-equivalent legs that can be assigned as mono, stereo, or 5.1 input channels; 36 mono-equivalent legs that can be assigned as mono, stereo, or 5.1 mains or groups (maximum of 4 mains and 8 groups); 24 mono-equivalent legs that can be assigned as mono or stereo auxes (maximum of 24 auxes); and 64 direct or mix-minus outputs, with AutoMinus and Off-Air Conference.
Surround and downmixing facilities; integrated loudness metering; AutoFaders and AutoMixers; integration with remote control and production automation systems via CSCP, SW-P-08, EMBER, and GPIO remote control functionality; and EQ and dynamics on every channel, group and main outputs are also included.