Lawo Mixing Consoles at IBC 2010
In a world premiere, Lawo presented the newest member of their on-air console family, the sapphire – another gem which is the result of many years experience in the broadcast market, and Lawo’s powerful and innovative R&D. sapphire offers appealing functions and proven Lawo technology with a fresh design.
Also on show was the new Nova29, a compact 16-port MADI router, delivering transparent signal routing for 1024 x 1024 signals, an integral intercom function, and many easy service features. It can be used as a stand-alone unit with third-party equipment or networked seamlessly with Lawo on-air consoles, enabling extraordinarily homogenous studio networking.
On the Lawo booth visitors could be able to familiarise themselves with a range of the company’s products, and enjoy hands-on experience with the mc² series and on-air broadcast consoles.
As another highlight, Lawo presented for the first time an Upmix from stereo to 5.1. Thanks to innovative algorithms, the superb signal processing of the Lawo mc² mixing consoles, as well as the benefits of a low-latency integrated solution, the ‘Lawo Upmix’ is a Ferrari among upmixers.This feature was demonstrated with the new mc²66 MKII.
In addition, Lawo showcased its first iPhone App. This App can remote-control faders, load snapshots and trigger many custom functions such as ‘Routing Connects’ or GPIs. Thus the iPhone becomes an additional user panel for mc² consoles.
Also on show was the Lawo Plug-in Collection. Lawo plug-ins enable users to experience the benefits and audio quality of Lawo’s mc² series on their own digital audio workstations (DAWs).
For its DALLIS interface card series, Lawo presented the new 3G SDI card. With features such as 16 channels, video delay and de-embedding/embedding of Dolby-E® metadata streams, this card perfectly meets today’s requirements in HD production workflows.
At Amsterdam, Lawo’s crystal console, designed for on-air radio and edit suite applications, was shown in its 12-fader and 4-fader versions. The crystal excels with its easy-to-operate control surface and modern design. Plus, in terms of professional audio equipment, it is available at a surprisingly attractive price.
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 decades of experience in the field of professional audio technology. In 2010, the company celebrates its 40th anniversary.
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.