Lawo mc256 production console launch


Lawo unveiled the third generation of the mc²56 at 2018 NAB Show, which incorporates features drawn from Lawo’s mc²96 flagship console without sacrificing the identity of its predecessors. Optimised for IP video production environments, it has full native support for SMPTE 2110, AES67/Ravenna and Dante. Its capabilities include IP-Share gain compensation and DSCA Dynamic Surface to Core Allocation.
Available in frames from 16 to 112 faders, the mc²56 supports up to 8,192 x 8,192 crosspoints, 888 DSP channels, 144 summing buses and 128 aux buses at 44.1 – 96kHz operation. In addition to Button-Glow and coloured touch-sensitive encoders, new colour-TFTs provide clearer colour-coding of channel strips for better visibility and faster access in low light conditions, while Lawo’s LiveView provides thumbnail previews of video streams directly in the fader labeling displays. With a 64-fader surface suited to most OB vehicle dimensions, a 16-fader stand-alone extender may be added to a mc²56 for subsequent expansion at any time.
The mc²56’s extended free control section gives direct access to four parameters in addition to gain control for better balance between de-centralised and centralised control workflows. The console allows both global and individual parameter assignments to the free controls of each channel strip.
Additionally, the console’s overbridge with state-of-the-art capacity sensing 21.5” full HD touchscreens contains two slots for individual user panels, which can be populated from a choice of five options – 40 additional buttons, a TC automation panel, a dedicated Reveal Fader panel, a RTW TM7 Goniometer or a RTW TM9 Goniometer (occupying both slots).

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