Lawo announces revamped console7 September 2012
‘A good console just got even better’ is the claim made by Lawo on behalf of its newly-improved mc²56 mixing console, which has added an impressive range of new features to analready popular mix.
An enduringly popular choice for broadcast environments worldwide, the mc²56 now benefits from a host of additional features, including permanent metering of the 16 central faders, and decentral and two-man operation due to fully-featured Iso bay access.
Nine individually assignable user buttons, illuminated rotary knobs, integrated RTW goniometer and Reveal Panel in the overbridge, and button-glow for colour-coding the channel strips are among the other features of the improved mc²56.
Felix Krückels, senior product manager for the mc² series, told The IBC Daily: “Digital broadcast and production consoles of compact dimensions have become increasingly important for mixing console manufacturers. The recognition of this trend was one of the primary factors behind the development of the original mc²56. But now, in light of further technological innovations, we are able to offer more convenient operation and an even smaller footprint while delivering the same extraordinary mc² performance. With the new mc²56, Lawo will be able to reach additional international markets that are undergoing the transition from analogue to digital and IP technology. Quite simply, it is the most compact and cost-efficient mc² we’ve ever created.”
Available in frames from 16 to 80 faders, the mc²56 offers full integration with the RAVENNA audio/media networking technology, opening up the possibility to save on cost and space with a maximum of 256 I/Os per CAT5. Connection via MADI – currently enjoying something of a renaissance in pro-audio circles – is also possible.
Delivering DSP power of up to 888 channels, the console delivers full loudness control in accordance with standard ITU 1770 (EBU/R128 or ATSC/A85). – David Davies