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Calrec offers training for live mixing in Dolby Atmos

Calrec has launched an educational training module for mixing live broadcasts in Dolby Atmos using the Brio console. Equipped with 96 full DSP channel inputs, Brio is loaded with dynamics on every path. Comprehensive automatic downmix facilities and the way its internal router allows post-fader outputs to be patched as monitor inputs simplifies the management of immersive channels. 

Mike Babbitt, Director of Solutions Engineering at Dolby Laboratories, pointed out that the broadcast landscape has seen the rise of live events delivered in Dolby Atmos. Hence, these online training modules, which are designed to explain how to create and monitor immersive mixers with a variety of inputs on Calrec’s Brio console, will provide additional tools and resources that the next generation of broadcast mixers will need to meet this growing demand from service providers.

From major worldwide live events to local sports, broadcasters and streaming services have chosen to deliver their entertainment in Dolby Atmos to provide the ultimate home entertainment experience for their viewers. For instance, American broadcaster NBC has been producing sports events in Dolby Atmos since 2016. And in Europe, sports have been broadcasting Dolby Atmos since 2017, including all Tier One football matches in the UK, as well as sports like cricket, basketball, boxing and more. 

Josh Daniels, audio mixer for NBC and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), added: “Mixing in Dolby Atmos heightens the experience of live TV production. I enjoy being on the cutting edge of technology; and, with Dolby Atmos, that’s exactly where you’re at.”

He added: “Mixing NHRA Drag racing has been a great experience for me, and being able to do that in Dolby Atmos has given me a better appreciation for what I do. I’m trying to bring people that punch that Nitro cars deliver on every pass.

“Being part of creating and developing technology that pushes us to the next step is an amazing feeling.”

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