Hebden Bridge, UK (May 15, 2017)—A new Calrec Brio compact audio console is used for both a busy TV production schedule and a teaching aid for broadcast students at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
"When it came time to upgrade some of our aging production equipment, we had a tall order for a new audio console. Of course, price was a factor, and we needed a board that could handle the complexities of our news and narrative curriculum," says David Goedhart, television studio engineer at Chapman University's Dodge College. "We also needed a console that would be simple enough for use in the classroom for basic audio monitoring.”
As part of a program of Chapman University, a private four-year university in Orange, CA, students use Brio to mix a complex set of audio feeds for the news program, including audio from six anchors, four video playback channels, and reporters filing live news segments from two separate field locations. Brio handles IFB feeds from each reporter with its own dedicated mix, as well as incoming music tracks and other audio elements.
Particularly valuable in classroom instruction are the DVI connections on the back of the desk, which enable instructors to project output from the Brio touch-screen display to a large screen in the classroom.