Lawo presents IP-based solutions for theater and live applications
Visitors to the show can experience at first hand the mc²36 RAVENNA- and MADI-capable live performance audio console, alongside the proven mc²56 and mc²66 mixing consoles. Additionally, both V__line and A__line video and audio processing and routing devices will be showcased. Further emphasis will be placed on the VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System, which is currently being used in extremely demanding TV and radio productions, as well as in A/V multimedia installs.
All Lawo IP solutions are future-proof, being based on open standards such as RAVENNA/AES67, TR-03 and SMPTE2022-6/-7, and being in line with the AIMS roadmap.
At a glance: the products on display:
mc²36 – Lawo’s RAVENNA/AES67-based all-in-one mixing desk is built to broadcast standards, with a comprehensive feature set that is ideal for use in theaters, Houses of Worship, live and installed-sound applications.
mc²56 and mc²66 – Proven, reliable mixing consoles with features such as mc² AutoMix, which automatically adjusts the levels of active and inactive microphones while keeping a constant ambient level – a unique and invaluable function for panel discussions and live shows. Two mc²56 consoles will be on show mirroring each other – a capability especially useful in theater applications, where it allows an mc² console to be placed in the auditorium to prepare and fine-tune the audio mix during rehearsals, with its settings mirrored the second mc² console in a control room. In this way, the show mix can be perfected without the audience present, and the auditorium console to be removed to allow space for paying visitors during performances.
Nova37 – Hybrid RAVENNA/MADI Plug&Play Audio Router, for instant set-up of small-sized audio networks with a maximum of 1536x1536 crosspoints. Connecting consoles and I/O systems via RAVENNA/AES67 or MADI, the Nova37 audio network is up and running instantly, providing immediate access to all sources. In combination with mc² audio consoles and mc² Compact I/O stageboxes, the new router offers a very smart package for live performance, installed sound, and House of Worship.
mc² Compact I/O – A cost-efficient, compact stagebox that expands the connectivity of the mc² mixing console family. Connected via CAT5 or fiber (optional), a ruggedized 5RU stagebox provides 32 Lawo-grade mic/line inputs, 32 line outputs, 8 digital AES3 inputs, 8 digital AES3 outputs, 8 GPIO, 3 RAVENNA ports, and a MADI (SFP) port.
mxGUI with touchscreen operation – Provides remote control and offline management of all functions of Lawo mc² series audio consoles, including preparation of routing configurations and switching via intuitive touchscreen operation.
Lawo A__mic8 – This first member of Lawo’s A__line family is a RAVENNA-based, ultra-compact 1RU audio interface with 8 high-quality mic/line inputs, 4 line outputs, 8 GPI inputs and outputs, and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
V__pro8 and V__link4 – Lawo’s tools for live video streaming over IP are the perfect solution to power backstage screens, allowing the cast and staff to follow scenes on the theater stage.
VSM Control & Monitoring System – This independent control system brings all of the devices in TV/radio facilities or A/V installations into a single, unified control environment. The ‘everything under one roof’ philosophy of VSM gives operators full control of a wide array of devices, using flexible, easy-to-use user panels and software interfaces that can be configured to meet the unique requirements of particular workflows and applications. Besides its market-leading position in broadcast environments, VSM can be found in various applications such as providing the Control System on all Quantum-class Cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean International.
Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, control, audio and video technology for broadcast and post production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include control and monitoring systems, digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as solutions for IP-based A/V infrastructures and routing systems. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany.