2015-04-13

Lawo to launch mc²56XT audio console at NAB Show

Lawo is pleased to introduce their mc²56XT broadcast audio mixing console in a world premiere at NAB Show on booth C2218.

The new console is showcased for the first time in Las Vegas, offering all of the high quality audio performance and features of the company’s successful mc²56 console while pushing the envelope even further by doubling the fader count on the same footprint. Responding to the need for a surface arrangement that provides more physical faders, the console has been designed to be both easy to understand and intuitive to operate, while delivering performance that combines the proven quality of Lawo consoles with an enhanced feature set that includes many advanced capabilities. The XT model can be configured with 48 to 144 faders arranged in a high-density dual fader layout, with further expansion achieved using 16 or 32 fader stand-alone extenders.

Philipp Lawo, CEO of Lawo AG, comments: “The new mc²56XT addresses a variety of requests that we’ve received from sound engineers. By adding more faders on the same footprint we have demonstrated Lawo’s commitment to listening carefully to our customers while also providing world-class, customizable solutions for the most demanding mixing projects. I’m confident many audio professionals will find the mc²56XT desk a compelling solution when high fader count is needed in a restricted operating environment.”

The mc² 56XT can be custom configured to address a wide range of workflow requirements. The metering bridge shows all fader Ievels clearly on the console’s HD touchscreen displays, with multi-row metering allowing for easy viewing of all fader levels, including the XT‘s second fader row as well as signals from other layers or banks. For further customization the overbridge also accommodates integration of additional modules such as a user panel or RTW goniometer. And recognizing that AoIP will, in the next few years, become the dominant transport technology in the broadcasting industry, Lawo has already integrated RAVENNA / AES67 technology into all mc² 56 consoles – with only two slot-in cards allowing the construction of a consistently reliable audio network.