Lawo has announced the company’s founder Peter Lawo has passed away at the age of 85.
He founded the company in 1970 before handing over the reins to his son Philipp in 1999.
Peter Lawo first developed an electronic sound processor for the music of contemporary composer Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, which led to him working with regional public broadcaster Suedwestfunk (SWF) and developing the first audio mixing system for the broadcaster.
In the 1980s, Lawo used computer technology in its mixing consoles and built the Programmable Audio Control with analogue signal processing and digital control of all mixer settings, establishing the company as a manufacturer of large, high-quality broadcast mixing consoles with innovative solutions and outstanding sound.
In a statement, the company said Peter Lawo’s death means it has “lost a passionate engineer, ingenious inventor and dedicated entrepreneur, who put his heart and soul into the well-being of his company even after his retirement from management”.
The thoughts of everyone at TVBEurope and Future are with Peter’s family, friends, and colleagues at this terribly sad time.