Asian Customers Get First Look at Calrec Brio 12 At Inter BEE 2017

The Inter BEE 2017 show featured the international debut of Calrec Audio’s compact Brio 12-fader audio mixing console, designed for smaller spaces and smaller budgets.

With a much smaller footprint, the Calrec Brio 12 has the same powerful feature set and mix capabilities as its larger sibling, Brio 36 while meeting the demands for a broadcast mixer that can be used in very tight spaces like small vans and compact control rooms. And at under 450mm or 18" wide, it is slim enough to fit into standard racks or be stowed out of the way when not in use.

Peter Walker, Calrec's product manager for Brio, said the new Brio 12 is perfect for small-scale productions, or as a sub-mixer or backup mixer for larger productions.

“Inheriting a rich feature set and powerful surround capability from its larger sibling, Brio 12 removes the limitations on ambition and creativity imposed by mixers of comparable size and price-point,” he said. “Brio 12 can be installed where there is a requirement to integrate audio control with the vision switcher. This makes Brio 12 a very powerful and compact mixing tool in lean production environments.”

With 12 physical dual-layer faders for mixing live sources during broadcast, the Brio 12 provides extra virtual faders via its user-friendly UI. With 48 input channels and the same buss count as the Brio 36, the console has plenty of capacity for sub-mixes and VCA slaves. These capabilities also make it ideal for production environments requiring automated control over every fader.

In addition, the Brio 12 can be added to an existing Calrec Hydra2 network and utilize I/O via a range of Hydra2 modules through its integral I/O expansion slots.

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