2008-04-14

mc²56: Lawo presents new production console at NAB

New member of the mc² family with full performance and reduced surface.

At this year’s NAB in Las Vegas, Lawo presents the mc²56, a new member of the mc² series. Following the mc²66, a reference for HD OB vans as well as broadcast and production studios ─ and the mc²90, established in many big HD studios, Lawo launches with the new mc²56 a console with full mc² performance in a reduced surface with compact dimensions.

Based on the existing mc² technology, the mc²56 offers the Lawo HD core with up to 512 DSP channels, 144 summing buses and a routing capacity of up to 8192 crosspoints. The complete functionality of the mc² series is available ─ including the transfer of snapshots within the mc² family, as well as dynamic automation and networking with other Lawo products.

The innovative element of the mc²56 lies in the newly designed control surface which offers direct access to essential operating elements. Functions which are rarely used are handled via the touchscreen graphical user interface. This allows easy operation and a short learning curve. In addition, the new construction reduces fader width to 30 mm which allows efficient and economic working. Every 16-fader bay offers fully featured metering on high resolution TFT.

Nevertheless, Lawo continues to offer modularity with options for a second fader row and the insertion of PPMs. With different frame sizes from 32 to 80 faders and special flightcase versions, the console may be adapted to a wide range of applications.

With the development of the mc²56, Lawo combines the performance, known from the mc² seal, with a newly defined ease of operation. Therefore, the claim of the mc²56 is “Performance, pure and simple”.