Verizon Media has taken delivery of three mc²36 audio production consoles and a Nova37 Hybrid IP/MADI Plug&Play audio router for its studio facilities from Lawo. The renovation and new buildout to the facilities will serve all Verizon Media brands, including Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Huffpost, Yahoo News, RYOT, Engadget, Tech Crunch and Makers. It encompasses live broadcast and pre-tape studio content with shared resources across different locations. With DSI/Blade Media acting as the main contractor, the upgrade covers three studios; Control Room 1 and Control Room 3 are used for a daily eight-hour live Yahoo Finance broadcast and ancillary shoots. Control Room 2 is a general-purpose studio for all other of Verizon brands.
Each has been equipped with three Lawo mc²36 consoles and a Nova37, accompanied by four Lawo A__mic8 microphone interfaces. The intention is to add two further A__mic8s in the near future.
Scalability and customisation, along with the ability to work with new IP-based workflows while interfacing with all legacy formats, are the key benefits of the installation.
The mc²36 is designed for maximum ease-of-use and value-for-money, to extend the benefits of Lawo’s audio expertise to a broader group of users than previously. Compact onboard DSP and I/O make the console equally suited to permanent installations with limited space and to rental companies. Nova37 is a compact 3RU audio router, with a fixed RAVENNA/AES67 and MADI I/O configuration. It is suited to instant set-up of small-sized audio networks with a maximum of 1536x1536 crosspoints. In combination with mc²36 audio consoles and mc² compact I/O stageboxes, the Nova37 represents a smart package for live performance, installed sound and houses of worship: In operation, it is just plug-and-play – connect consoles and I/O systems via RAVENNA/AES67 or MADI, and the audio network is up and running, providing immediate access to all sources.