Calrec is relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters.

From Premiership football and the Superbowl to “X Factor” and “Dancing with the Stars”; if it’s live, it’s probably mixed on a Calrec.

Our customers are focused on pushing the boundaries of broadcast audio and we help them succeed. Everything we do is designed in and ships from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England.

Our People

We’re driven, enthusiastic and inventive; we care about how things sound and how it makes people feel. We’re innovative, we’re bold and we’re super geeky.

If you tick any of these boxes check out our jobs here. If you tick all of these boxes, send us your CV right now by clicking here.

Our Location

In 2013, Hebden Bridge was voted the coolest place to live in Britain by The Times, and in 2018, British Airway’s High Life magazine described it as “one of the world’s funkiest towns”.

Midway between Manchester and Leeds, Hebden Bridge is fiercely independent and punches way above its weight. It has a strong community spirit, and Calrec plays a key role, hosting open days and film screenings, working with arts festivals and providing recycled goods to the many artists who live and work in the town. Calrec gets involved in wider local community ventures, like #WeMakeEvents, Overgate Hospice and Calderdale Smartmove.

Even Calrec’s HQ is record-breaking – in the 1800s Calrec’s Nutclough Mill was the world’s first worker’s cooperative textile mill. Today, all Calrec equipment is designed, prototyped, built, tested, sold and supported in the same building.

Innovative and punching way above its weight; no wonder Calrec is such a good fit.

Our Location

Our History

For almost 60 years, Calrec has earned a reputation for innovation and has a history of technological world firsts:

1977: Designed the world’s first stereo broadcast console.

1978: Launched the Soundfield microphone, the world’s first single-point surround microphone.

1981: Supplied the world’s first digitally controlled assignable mixing console.

2007: Launched Bluefin, the first FPGA-based high-density DSP card which improved efficiency by 5,000%.

2009: Unveiled Bluefin2 to increase DSP capacity to 1020 channels.

2009: Launched Hydra2, routing networks with control software to intelligently manage all routing.

2016: Launched Brio, a super-compact 36-fader surface with more faders in a given footprint than any other audio console.

2018: Launched Type R, Calrec’s first native IP product.

2018: Launched Assist, a HTML-based remote-control UI for a range of Calrec consoles.

2018: Launched ImPulse, a powerful, IP-based, processing and routing engine.

2020: Launched the Calrec Sound Institute, featuring free certified training on Brio, Type R, Summa, AoIP and Immersive mixing.

2022: Launched Argo, a new approach to audio mixing which is designed to keep pace with broadcasters’ changing requirements. Launched ImPulse1, a powerful 1U audio processing and routing engine which is designed for small to medium single mixer applications.

We’ve been busy being part of the broadcast community for almost 60 years and we’re still busy shaping the future of broadcast audio.

Alongside DiGiCo, Allen & Heath, SSL, KLANG:technologies, Sound Devices, Slate Digital, Harrison and Sonible, Calrec is part of the Audiotonix group of British console companies.

Our Culture

Proud to be an active part of the local community, we’re keen supporters of local causes, great at getting social, musical misfits, collaborative, innovative, and massive nerds.

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