Burbank, CA (December 3, 2019)—Minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting produces more than 50 hours of original television news programming each week at its facilities in Texas and California, each of which now house a Calrec Audio digital audio console.
“We chose Calrec…to complement the rental trucks we use, the majority of which come standard with Calrec consoles,” says Chris Buchanan, vice president of engineering, Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. “We purchased the Brio 36 earlier this year for LBI’s newly launched news operation in our Dallas [Irving, TX] office, while the Summa was acquired last year as part of a much-needed upgrade at our Burbank, California facility.”
LBI Media uses both consoles for live programming of its local and national news shows, including Alarma TV, El Mameluco, iTestigo, Noticiero Cierra de Edicion, Noticiero Estrella TV and En Vivo.
As with any studio, real estate is important for LBI’s production spaces, playing into the compact form-factor of the Calrec Brio 36. The Brio 36 provides analog and digital I/O and GPIO, which are built into the surface, making the console ideally suited for broadcast environments.
“With the fast-paced nature of a live news broadcast, having Brio 36’s dedicated broadcast capabilities in our new Dallas location—such as scalable and managed I/O, comprehensive monitoring, surround sound and high-bus quantities, greatly improves workflow,” adds Buchanan. “When we replaced the existing console in the video control room with the Calrec Summa in our Burbank facility, the audio engineers there immediately noticed a difference in the quality of the audio.”
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