For the first time in Europe, Lawo is showing its new RƎLAY Virtual Radio Mixer.
RƎLAY is a software-defined radio mixer, which means a user can easily add to its capabilities. Plug-ins are available for features such as voice processing, declipping, IP remotes and more.
Michael Dosch, director of virtual radio products, Lawo, said: “When we introduced the idea of virtualised radio to broadcasters, they understood the benefits immediately”
Dosch claimed that broadcasters can now run the equivalent of an entire radio studio’s worth of equipment on a laptop, including mixing, voice processing, codecs, phone systems and more. He said this software approach reduced the price of obtaining all these tools to a fraction of that of their hardware counterparts.
Mixing and additional tools are all controlled within a multi-touch onscreen GUI. Thanks to technology adapted from the IT industry, Lawo says RƎLAY is highly portable and space-efficient and thus perfect for grab-and-go remote kits, field journalists, fast setup of on-location studios, webcasting, and as a replacement for ageing studio hardware.