Versatile and Up-to-Date - The Lawo V4.10 Release
With v4.10, Lawo’s routing matrix DSP card – the mxDSP card – can be controlled and set-up directly from the console. Externally it appears to be physically the same as the standard console DSP card, which can, if necessary, be used as an mxDSP card after simple re-configuration. The latter offers a number of areas of application, and enables access to several DSP modules, such as the AutoGainControl, Graphic Equaliser, or different Delays. Saved automatically in a snapshot and during production, all editing capabilities can be applied directly in the router.
Full compatibility of the AdminHD configuration tool and the mxGUI with two of the most worldwide-spread operating systems – Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), is another highlight of the 4.10 release. Ensuring full functionality, these Lawo products are now available for the latest consumer platforms and, for the first time, Apple Macs.While other features include the ability to adjust the movement of AfV slaves, depending on a specific production’s requirements, emphasis has been put on the consistent expansion of custom functions – the configurations section of Lawo’s mc² console software. Through the implementation of multiple new, innovative functions, customers can now set up the console perfectly to the requirements of a respective production. Among the custom functions affected by this expansion are, for example, ‘Global change of: A/B input, Monitor Send/Return, AfV On/Off’ and ‘DSP parameter to GPC mapping’.
Since the latter feature’s applications include the ability to automatically balance the various delay times of different camera types (wireless and wired), via the AfV feature controlled from a fader, its implementation shows once again Lawo’s pioneering role in the broadcast sector.
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.