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News in brief: Audio round-up

Lawo announces IP-native crystal mixing system for audio production workflows; Audeze updates headphones for Dolby Atmos mixing

Lawo unveils crystal broadcast console

Lawo is introducing a new versatile console for broadcast applications.

This IP-native crystal mixing system is based on the open RAVENNA/AES67 Audio-over-IP networking standards and complies with SMPTE ST2110-30/-31 for audio, and ST2022-7 for redundancy.

It is powered by the Lawo Power Core Engine, and supports expandable I/O, accommodating AES67, MADI, analogue, AES3 as well as Dante audio sources and destinations, said the company.

The console is available with 6, 8 and 14 faders, and with two modes of operation — Power Core and Controller. According to Lawo, the console will work in a variety of audio production workflows: small to mid-sized on-air studios; regional studios; news and commentary suites; smaller production studios; MCR control and OB vehicles; remote production applications; backup and disaster recovery sites; DAW control and integration as well as workflow uniformisation.

“The new crystal serves the power of diamond in a more compact and cost-effective package, courtesy of Lawo’s high-quality audio and workflow expertise,” said Johan Boqvist, Lawo’s product evangelist, audio infrastructure. “Conforming to Lawo’s standard for hardware and software integration on a native IP platform, crystal truly shines like a diamond.”

Audeze enhances Maxwell headphones for Dolby Atmos mixing

Premium headphone manufacturer Audeze has announced the beta launch of a firmware upgrade to its Maxwell headset which makes it compatible with the Dolby Atmos Renderer for professional mixing.

Users can create and monitor Dolby Atmos mixes with real-time head tracking, providing a highly immersive preview of their mix, said Audeze.

Head tracking follows the orientation of the user’s head and allows them to interact with the virtual room in real-time when monitoring binaurally with headphones, added Audeze, creating a more lifelike experience that mimics the studio environment with speakers.