Brilliant New Tool Set — Lawo’s V4.12 Software Release

New features for perfectly adapted workflows

Now that the seasonal festivities are over, and 2011 is well under way, Lawo is proud to present an exciting new software version for mc² consoles and the Nova73 HD router. V4.12 is packed with a brilliant set of new tools designed to brighten a sound engineer’s workflow at this frosty time.


Major new features

The main components of this comprehensive release are: support for Lawo’s Remote App for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; AMBIT, the brand new upmix algorithm, which offers automatic high-quality stereo to 5.1 conversion; support for a new 3G SDI card and a new GUI page for control of the mxDSP card 64x64 summing matrix.


AMBIT is a new DSP module available for all surround channels that require seamless upmix of any stereo source to 5.1. It can be used for instant creation of a consistent surround sound format when only stereo is available. AMBIT features brand new algorithms including the unique Lawo Auto Centering function.. This enables retention of a stable front image when dealing with varying content, e.g.speech and music.


The AMBIT key features

· Available on any surround channel
· Real-time processing within the very low latency of a Lawo DSP channel
· Fully downmix compatible
· All settings can be recalled via production data and/or snapshots
· AMBIT is free of charge

Lawo remote app

An intuitive new feature that brings you the ultimate convenience, Lawo’s first iPhone compatible app is fully supported by the V4.12 release. Via WLAN, all the console’s basic functions, such as Fader, Mute, Snapshots and user buttons can be controlled from the remote Apple device. For example, user buttons can be simply assigned to create a mini monitor panel for the director, or to remote control GPIs on the studio floor or stage. Many more custom functions can be easily set up to control mc² series consoles and Nova73 HD routers.

This app is available as a free download from the Apple App Store.


New 3G SDI card

A brand new 3G SDI card is now available, and is fully compatible with V4.12 software. With this card, the 16 audio channels of the full resolution production standard 3G SDIcan be de-embedded, embedded, processed and (transparently) routedwithin the Lawo audio network. The SDI card provides a 16x16 matrix for the de-embedder and a 32x16 matrix for the embedder. Additional features of the new card include: every audio channel in the embedder can be individually delayed; video delay, word length reduction with dithering, SRC or bit transparency; a ‘Clean’ mode for re-organizing audio within the SDI stream.

Third party integration

Lawo has always set standards when it comes to the integration of third party devices, and now provides the ability to remote control other computers, easily and efficiently. V4.12 software enables you to setup a connection to any networked computer via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). The remote control could be of a VSM Touch panel from the mc²56 channel display or control of ProTools or Riedel configuration software, as well as several other systems. The controlled computer can be running Windows, Linux or Mac OS. As many computers as are required can be flexibly remote controlled from the same screen or from different screens.


More features

Additional useful features in this release include an automatic software update of all DALLIS Stageboxes from the control system; an enhanced Audio Follow Video function; a new intuitive and simple routing protect for all destinations has been implemented, and a new tone generator is now available on all MKII routers.

About Lawo AG

Lawo, headquartered in Rastatt/Germany, specialises in developing, designing and manufacturing mixing consoles and matrix systems for radio and TV broadcasters, as well as for use in live events. Standards of high quality and innovative technology are supported by more than 40 years of experience in the field of professional audio technology.Lawo’s product range covers digital audio mixing consoles for use in radio, broadcast, production and live applications, including the required software. In addition to the provision of matrix systems and audio networks, Lawo also carries out project engineering tasks and acts as a main contractor for radio OB trucks; these services include user training and maintenance. This high level of expertise results in a comprehensive support service for Lawo customers.