Brio 36 by Calrec

Brio 36 by Calrec

23 September

Compact Broadcast Consoles

Brio’s comprehensive broadcast feature set supports a wider breadth of broadcasters, while retaining the same market-leading levels of quality and customer support which Calrec is renowned for.

The smallest in Calrec’s Bluefin2 family, Brio’s control surface is unlike any other console. Available in two sizes; Brio 36 with a 36 fader dual-layer surface at 892mm wide and the Brio12 with a 12 fader dual-layer surface, both provide more faders in a given footprint than any other comparable audio console.

Based on Calrec’s 20 years of digital development, Brio’s uncluttered, compact and configurable surface gives instant access to a large number of audio paths, whilst an intuitive 15.6″ HD touchscreen UI provides quick access to more in-depth control. A bank of illuminating hardware rotary controls give fast and precise control over parameters displayed in the touchscreen UI.

Brio is a mixing console completely focused on the needs of broadcasters. This level of scalable and managed I/O, comprehensive monitoring, surround sound and high bus quantities provides a level of dedicated broadcast functionality that has never been available at this level.

As the market calls for more and more audio mixes to support online content, smaller consoles that possess pure live broadcast features are increasingly desirable. Products in this sector have traditionally had basic capabilities and are not ideally suited to broadcast environments. Brio is the first application-specific alternative.

Brio’s compact size means it is extremely portable and quick to install, making it ideal as a general purpose workhorse that can be used as and when needed, and its connectivity with other Hydra2-compatible equipment makes it even more versatile.

Brio is entirely self-contained. Brio 36 even provides analogue and digital I/O, and GPIO, built into the surface. Additional expansion I/O slots are also fitted to allow for further I/O to be connected. A Hydra2 module can also be fitted to connect to and share audio over Calrec’s Hydra2 network.

This means Hydra2’s sophisticated management facilities can be utilised for network-wide control, including interfacing with multiple IP networks. This protects the system against any future formats that may emerge and allows the console to sit on multiple networks simultaneously if desired.


  • 36 x dual layer faders – 100mm, motorised, with PFL overpress
  • DSP – Freely configurable on the fly, operates at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
  • Full dynamics on every input channel and group path
  • 6 band EQ available on every Input Channel, Group, Aux and Main path
  • Calrec Hydra 2 Expansion Card allows for connection to any Calrec Hydra 2 audio network

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