2015-04-15

Lawo mc² desks integrate Neumann digital microphones

In a joint showcase at Prolight + Sound Hall 8.0, Stand B50, Lawo, manufacturer of innovative audio, video and networking equipment and Neumann, globally known for its wide range of quality microphones and studio monitors, will demonstrate integration of Neumann’s DMI-8 digital microphone interface utilizing RAVENNA audio-over-IP technology.

The DMI-8 supports eight digital AES42 microphones and is operated via the Neumann RCS remote control software that is seamlessly integrated into the mc² series consoles, allowing adjustment of Gain, Pre Attenuation, Polar Patterns, Low Cut filter settings and others. The DMI-8 converts the AES42 data format supplied by the microphone into a RAVENNA/AES67 signal. When a large number of microphones are used, several DMI-8's can be cascaded and each digital microphone interface can be addressed individually.

The completely integrated digital workflow that results from using digital microphones takes the dynamic range and signal fidelity to an exciting new level and production tasks like line check can be executed in just a few seconds.