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Lawo's mc²96 Grand Production
Console Rocks In Rio
The 2017 Rock in Rio event was the first large-scale music festival to use a Lawo mc²96
Grand Production Console...

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ttracting 1.5 million people to its
first event in 1985, Rock in Rio
ranks comfortably among the largest
music festivals in the world.
Having begun in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, it has since visited Lisbon,
Madrid and Las Vegas. Its growing
live audience is supplemented by TV
broadcasts on Globosat - this year,
supported by the first use of a Lawo
mc²96 Grand Production Console at a
large-scale music festival.
With an audience of 45 million
viewers in 15 million households across
Brazil, Globosat is the largest pay TV
operator in Latin America, and the
market leader in Brazil. Its use of the
mc²96 console was part of a rental
package of equipment, support, and
training provided by Lawo for the
event. The first mc²96 sale had been
made prior to Rock in Rio, with two
consoles having been purchased by
Viacom Media Networks (USA).
Rock in Rio 2017 was staged over ten
days in the Barra Olympic Park in Rio,
and included Guns N' Roses, the Red
Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith,
Justin Timberlake, and Maroon 5
headlining on the Palco Mundo stage,
with Sepultura, Ceelo Green, and
Nile Rodgers and Chic among those
appearing on the Sunset stage. They
maintain the festival's tradition of
high-profile headliners, which has
previously included Prince, George
Michael, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder,
Muse and Foo Fighters, after Queen,
George Benson, Rod Stewart, AC/DC,
and Yes topped the bill back in 1985.

Console
Through Latin American system
integrator and Lawo partner LineUp
Broadcast Systems, Lawo provided
Globosat with a 40-fader mc²96 fitted
with Ravenna, AES and MADI cards,
along with a sample-rate converter
and a compact core for the console.
The console was integrated with a
Lawo Nova73 router using RAVENNA.
The setup was able to take advantage
of a legacy Globosat structure resulting
from the company's involvement in the
Summer Olympics broadcast from the
Barra Olympic Park last year.
"In 2015, we made the first live
broadcast with 4K and Atmos to some
of our viewers and this time we're
trying new mixing ideas, positioning
some instruments in 3D with very
interesting results," explains Gabriel
Thomazini, Coordinator of Audio at
Globosat.
"For the Rock in Rio festival,
we developed a specific workflow
with a remote mixing room at our
headquarters, 14km away," he
continues. "We received 128 input
channels from the Mundo stage and
64 from the Sunset stage - we chose
which stage we wanted to mix just by
changing productions. For transport,
we used Lawo V_link (video-over-IP
transporters) and RAVENNA-based
streams."
Recorder
Lawo's V_pro8 8-channel video
processor was used to provide HD SDI
to a Blackmagic Design HyperDeck

Lawo 40-fader mc²96
Shuttle SSD recorder and
fitted with Ravenna,
the system's embedder.
AES and MADI cards
"Rock in Rio gave us
system is based entirely
our
first
opportunity
in
coaxial
speakers,"
to mix with the new
Thomazini
explains.
mc²96 Grand Production
"We are using four new
Console,"
Thomazini
Genelec 8341A monitors
says. "It is based on the
for height information and
same system as mc²36
a 5.1 system, comprised of
and mc²56 MkII, but adds
8351A speakers and one
interesting possibilities to Gabriel Thomazini
sub. We've aligned this
work with immersive audio formats, setup with the new version of GLM
like Dolby Atmos. We are mixing in 9.1 (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) 3.0
(5.1.4) to deliver for the Dolby encoder software."
the immersive content and this
Supporting an immersive approach
console has the necessary flexibility to the broadcast sound mix for Rock
to configure specific monitoring in Rio, Globosat also received support
paths from the encoder outputs, for from Sennheiser. "Sennheiser is
example. We can check the results helping us to pick up crowd noises with
after encoding in 5.1.4, 5.1 and stereo, Esfera microphone systems and the
just configuring a user button. The new Cube setup from the 3D Ambeo
mc²96 has several improvements with concept," Thomazini confirms. "It is
a dedicated monitoring section and important to me to bring a different
Up/ Down control of 3D panning.
approach, to break pre-conceived
"To help with our mixes, the ideas. It's amazing to be surrounded
console's Waves integration is a must," by sounds and the crowd - you should
he adds. "We can use the plugins to listen."
provide our engineers with different
"Globosat utilises Lawo technology to
sonic possibilities, improving their maximum effect and we're delighted
mixing arsenal. With automatic routing with the highly effective support
and recall of rack configurations and delivered by our Brazilian partner,
parameters, we are able to create Line Up - especially on this project,'
specific setups for each production."
says Lawo's Sales Director for Brazil,
Chas Rowden. "Globosat is technically
Multitrack
and operationally very sophisticated,
The Globosat setup also used a and an early adopter of products that
pair of Sound Devices model 970 match its vision and objectives. We
64-track Dante and MADI-equipped enjoy an exciting, close and special
multitrack audio recorders. Audio relationship through the free flow
monitoring was taken care of by a of ideas and discussions, in realising
Genelec system. "Our monitoring projects such as Rock in Rio."


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