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Lawo mc²96 Grand Audio
Production Console
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awo's flagship audio mixing console
has been specifically designed
to provide optimal performance in
IP video production environments
through native support for all relevant
standards - SMPTE 2110, AES67,
RAVENNA and DANTE.
Launched at NAB, the Lawo mc²96
console, available in frame sizes
with 24 to 200 faders with the same
legendary quality known from Lawo's
mc²90 series, is designed as Lawo's
most visual broadcast console ever.
The mc2 96 features 21.5-inch full
HD touch-screens as well as multiple
mini colour-TFTs in channel strips and
touch-sensitive colour-coded encoders,
providing fast overview and userfriendly operation.
The new production console features
LiveView video thumbnails. In addition
to standard channel labelling via
channel numbers, individual text labels
and static pictures or icons, the mc²96
can display real-time video thumbnails
right at the fader's mini TFTs for
intuitive
channel
identification.
Touching a fader changes the LiveView
thumbnail to full-screen mode,
providing a more detailed view of
that channel's video source, such as a
camera or a replay machine.
Network Gain
Designed for networking in complex
IP production infrastructures, the
Lawo mc²96 employs Lawo's unique
IP-Share Network Gain Compensation
when using shared DALLIS I/Os to
prevent unexpected changes on up
to eight networked consoles when
individual users adjust their gain
settings. The DALLIS I/O communicates
with all networked consoles, and
its IP-Share algorithm sets the
optimum analogue gain for multiclient requirements. IP-Share also
ensures that the corresponding gain
compensation is applied to the digital
gain stages of all consoles when the
analogue gain of the preamp is being
adjusted.
Reflecting today's requirements
for 3D/immersive audio productions,
the mc²96 provides not only superb
tools for surround sound mixing, but
also a dedicated elevation controller
as standard. Furthermore, the
mc²96 offers Lawo-grade integrated

Lawo mc²96 flagship
audio mixing console

Loudness Metering with full loudness
control in accordance with ITU 1770
(EBU/R128 or ATSC/A85). ln addition
to programme buses, Lawo Loudness
Metering can also measure individual
channels, which allows fast and
convenient "visual" mixing of multiplemicrophone setups.
Lawo's new flagship can also be
operated in Multi-User Mode, with 96
rotary encoders in each 16-fader bay
giving direct access to all parameters,
effectively creating an additional
central control panel. Colour-coding of
the encoders, coupled with the highres colour TFT displays, guarantees
a perfect overview and users can
now create, save and recall multiple
personalised free control layouts
directly in their own bay.
Addressing live broadcast and
performing arts applications, the
mc²96 offers many innovative mixassist systems enabling the sound
engineer to concentrate on the
overall balance and sound quality
of the production. In addition to
Lawo's renowned Audio-follow-Video
functionality, the desk's automated
mixing capabilities include an Automix
function that automatically adjusts
the Ievels of active and inactive
microphones, while maintaining a
constant, natural-sounding ambient
Ievel. The console also features
Lawo's
highly-acclaimed
AMBIT
Upmix function, which guarantees
perfect conversion of stereo signals
for amazingly authentic surround
sound and supports KICK 2.0, Lawo's
automated close-ball mixing solution
for sports such as football, hockey and
basketball.

For ultimate flexibility in I/O
requirements the console offers
plug and play interfacing to all Lawo
DALLIS modular stageboxes including
AoIP options and the Lawo A__line
interfaces and NOVA central routers.
In addition, as the mc²96 surface
includes local I/Os that feature
comprehensive
connectivity
with
16 Lawo-grade Mic/Line inputs, 16
Line outputs, eight AES3 inputs and
outputs, eight GPIOs plus a local MADI
port (SFP). A built-in switch provides
four Ethernet ports with network
connectivity via two redundant
SMPTE2110 / AES67 / RAVENNA ports
with seamless protection switching.
Multiviewer
Lawo's V__matrix vm_mv24-4 and vm_
mv16-4 virtual modules (VMs), adds
high-quality multiviewer functionality

to the V__matrix ecosystem when
loaded onto a c100 core processing
module.
Capable of handling both IP and
SDI sources, these VMs can monitor
uncompressed 4K/UHD, 3G, HD and SD
video as well as both embedded
and discrete audio
while generating pixel
perfect mosaics with
ultra-low latency.
The award-winning V__matrix is a
software-defined IP core routing
and
processing
platform
based on data centre
principles
of
flexibility,
fabric computing and COTS
economics. Designed to provide a
completely
virtualised
real-time
production infrastructure, V__matrix
leverages multiple cores connected
to a high-capacity COTS IP network
with redundant 10GE and 40GE
connections, to form a distributed IP
routing and processing matrix with
frame-accurate, clean switching just
like a legacy baseband matrix.
The vm_mv24-4 can monitor up to
24 sources or max 36 Gbps of IP or SDI
video while the vm_mv16-4 is capable
of up to 16 sources or a max of 36
Gbps.
Both multiviewer VMs can generate
up to four output heads (mosaics) and
scale and display any source on any
output head without limitation.
The same source can be displayed
on multiple output heads at different
resolutions. The output heads can be
configured as either HD, 3G or 4K and
output over IP interfaces or, using the
modular rear-plate I/O, as SDI.

V__matrix
Multiviewer
functionality


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