Console manufacturer Lawo introduced its second generation mc²56 production console at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam.
Among the mc²56’s new features is fully decentralised control of all parameters including bank and layer selection, EQ, dynamics and bus assignment for real, two-man operation. The new console also provides expanded, simplified touch operation of VCA allocation, bus assignment, meter pickup/mode select, and mix-minus configuration. Enhanced visual features such as button-glow provisions for color-coding the channel strips and illuminated rotary knobs make the console easier to operate even in low light conditions. Further new features include permanent metering of the 16 central faders, and the addition of local I/O integrated into the mixing console surface allowing operators to connect third-party devices directly to the console. The mc²56 also provides full support of Ravenna technology for real time processing of audio signals in IP-based networked environments. Christian Struck, mc² series product manager commented: “The new, second generation mc²56 represents a dramatic step forward in overall functionality and enables operations to accomplish more with even greater efficiency. With frames ranging from 16 – 80 faders, surround sound with hyperpanning, and so much more, this desk represents an ideal mixing environment for a wide range of mission critical audio applications. I’m confident this new console will be well received by all who sit down at the controls.” www.lawo.de