Across the globe, schools and colleges are looking to train the next generation of broadcast engineers, and are finding that it entails more than just concepts and theory.

Successful schools are providing a well-rounded broadcast education which prepares students with technical training and hands-on skillsets to help them confidently enter the workforce.

Calrec has many installations of consoles and audio networking solutions in schools and colleges across the world.

There are good reasons for this; small form-factor, unrivalled power, cost-effectiveness and sheer quality of the sound are some, but also that learning on a Calrec provides real-world skills post-graduation.

Colleges also take advantage of having broadcast-focused, in-house equipment to maximise their investment through local radio, podcasting, sports broadcasting and third party hire.

Ten ways your education program will benefit from Calrec

  1. Brio gives students a well-rounded broadcast education
    Brio gives students hands-on experience with industry-standard tools, giving them a head-start over their peers from other schools. Training on a Calrec console prepares students with technical know-how and hands-on skillsets so they can confidently enter the workforce.
  2. Gives you the edge – it’s good for the school and good for the course
    Brio gives any broadcast course an advantage over competing schools by offering industry calibre equipment that others may not have.  Give your school the edge for students looking at broadcast audio as a career.
  3. Can be used for professional broadcasts
    Extra revenue can be generated for the school by offering the studio as a rentable resource to professional production companies. Having industry-leading equipment elevates the facility in the eyes of broadcasters.
  4. Calrec is widely recognized as a global leader
    The obvious choice as industry leaders in the field, Brio is the little brother of Calrec’s world leading broadcast consoles. They are found in many facilities globally so after graduation, students will encounter them frequently.
  5. More faders than any other comparable audio console
    Brio is compact in size but doesn’t compromise on functionality or features. Brio is available with a 36 or 12-fader dual layer surface and takes up less that 1m² allowing it to fit into even the most space-restrictive facility.
  6. Intuitive, powerful, and fully featured
    Even though it is small, Brio is a very powerful broadcast tool that is easy to use. It will teach students how digital consoles deal with signals, routing and networks and they’ll gain knowledge that is directly transferrable to bigger consoles they’ll come across in their professional careers.
  7. Professional level quality of the sound
    Brio has the same DSP at its heart as any other console in Calrec’s highly successful Bluefin2 range, which means its sound quality is identical to its bigger siblings used on the world’s highest profile televised events.
  8. Affordable
    Brio’s budget-friendly price point gives it an edge over the competition, in fact there isn’t another fully-featured broadcast desk that comes close in its class.
  9. Audio Quality
    While some broadcast consoles focus on functionality at the expense of sonic quality, Calrec has always prioritised both. Calrec’s highly successful Bluefin technology means that sound quality on its smallest consoles is just as stunning as its bigger siblings. Mic-pre’s are clear, transparent and have a fantastic transient response, and while our engineers obsess over the quality of the EQs, compressors and huge dynamic range, they are very focussed on ensuring the clearest surface layout possible. In short, with Calrec you get form, function and finesse.
  10. Native IP
    Gone are the days when an audio console was required to simply mix audio. Consoles are integral components on wider networks with adaptable workflows and shareable resources using open standards and established networking technology. Calrec has a range of COTS-compatible products designed around an IP backbone, as well as a number of SMPTE 2110/AES67-compatible products to help customers transition to an IP environment which include extra control levels to allow audio labels and control data to be passed. This gives users the ability to control gain of mic inputs under a variety of network conditions. Wherever you are on your IP journey, Calrec can help you get there.

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