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Calrec Bolsters Brio Offerings

Calrec has introduced Brio Duet and Brio Medley console packages

Calrec BrioHebden Bridge, UK (May 21, 2021)—In response to the evolving marketplace, Calrec has introduced Brio Duet and Brio Medley console packages that offer larger channel counts and expanded connectivity as standard.

Calrec also recently announced the launch of a free educational training module for mixing live broadcasts in Dolby Atmos using the Calrec Brio console in response to increased demand from service providers who want to deliver their live events in the immersive format. These training modules explain how to create and monitor immersive mixes with a variety of inputs quickly on Calrec’s Brio console.

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Brio Duet upgrades the base specification; Brio 36 Duet becomes the baseline console with an increased input channel count of 96 channels (up from 64) to deal with more surround and immersive mixing as well as standard or slim trims (where space is at a premium), and at a reduced price. The Brio Medley package adds a Dante or MADI expansion card and a Br.IO I/O box with 24 mic/line inputs, 16 analog outputs and 8 x AES I/Os, also at a reduced list price.

Sound engineer Paul Cutler, who last year mixed Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday celebrations for a live broadcast in the U.K., part of a celebration of Moore’s charity achievements during the pandemic, reports, “I had never used a Brio before, but it was so intuitive that I took delivery, installed, set it up and mixed the broadcast in a matter of hours. It is amazing to use; so simple I was adding auxes on the fly and had no concern about adding any facilities. Plenty of ins and outs, huge capacity and a user interface that’s beautifully laid out and a joy to use.”

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