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mc²96 GRAND PRODUCTION CONSOLE

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PURE, PRECISE, PEERLESS. With the mc²96, the mc² platform is pushed beyond limitations, culminating in a pure, unparalleled audio production tool dedicated to those who can tell the difference. Whether its intended to be used in broadcast, theater or recording – in each of these applications it stands out with a unique set of features. The mc²96 provides optimized performance within IP video production environments with native SMPTE 2110 support.

In addition to standard channel labeling via channel numbers, individual text labels and static pictures or icons, the mc²96 also features LiveView™ video thumbnails for even more intuitive channel identification. Simply touch a fader and the LiveView™ thumbnail changes to full-screen mode, providing a more detailed view of that channel’s video source such as a camera or a replay machine.

The mc² 96 console is not just a stand-alone solution, but has been designed from the ground up for networking in complex production infrastructures via IP (SMPTE2110 / RAVENNA/AES67 / DANTE) or MADI. When using shared DALLIS I/Os, Lawo’s unique IP-Share™ Network Gain Compensation prevents unexpected gain changes for up to eight networked consoles when individual users are adjusting their gain settings.

The DALLIS I/O communicates with all networked consoles and its unique IP-Share™ algorithm sets the optimum analog gain for multi-client requirements. Furthermore IP-Share™ ensures that the corresponding gain compensation is applied to the digital gain stages of all consoles when the analog gain of the preamp is being adjusted.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Legendary quality faders known from Lawo’s mc2 90 series
  • 21.5“ full hd touch-screens, color-TFTs in channel strips and touch-sensitive color-coded encoders
  • Extended free controls with direct access to six parameters in addition to gain
  • Designed for multi-user operation
  • LiveView™ Video Labels
  • IP-Share™ Gain Compensation
  • Parallel “New York” Compression
  • Superb tools for surround and 3D / immersive sound mixing
  • Automated mixing assistants incl. Automix, Audio-follow-Video, Downmix, AMBIT Upmix and KICK 2.0
  • Integrated Loudness Metering
  • Integrated RTW TM9 Goniometer
  • Comprehensive Local I/O
  • Fanless design

APPLICATIONS

HIGHLIGHTS FOR PERFORMING ARTS APPLICATIONS

 

  • Selective Recall
  • Oversnaps (relative trim-sets)
  • Comprehensive theater automation cue list including multiple triggers (MIDI, GPIO, LTC, ...)
  • Waves SoundGrid® Integration
  • Neumann DMI-8® digital microphone integration
  • Workflow-specific customization of functionality and features
  • Clickless-delay adjustments
  • Mirror-console operation
  • A/B input switch
  • Cascaded / nested VCAs
  • IP-Share TM Network Gain Compensation
  • iPad and Windows Tablet remote control software
  • Integrated loudness metering for “visual” mixing

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR RECORDING APPLICATIONS

  • Dynamic timecode automation
  • Lawo-grade microphone preamps and processing algorithms
  • Machine / DAW remote control
  • Fully customizable signal chain with four independent dynamic modules
  • Clickless-delay adjustments
  • Parallel compression
  • Fanless console design

HIGHLIGHTS FOR BROADCAST APPLICATIONS

  • IP-based infrastructure with native support for all relevant IP standards: SMPTE 2110, AES67, RAVENNA and DANTE®
  • Optimized for multi-user operation
  • Advanced mix assist systems (AutoMix, UpMix, DownMix, prepared for KICK)
  • Networking and processing capacity with up to 8,192 x 8,192 crosspoints, 888 DSP channels, 144 summing buses and 128 aux buses
  • 44.1 – 96 kHz operation
  • Comprehensive Audio-Follow-Video functionality
  • LiveView™ video thumbnails
  • IP-Share™ Network Gain Compensation
  • Integrated 3D / Immersive mixing engine
  • Parallel compression
  • Integrated loudness metering
  • Enhanced signal management functions for large productions (including swap and relocate)

SPECIFICATIONS


Control Panel

    • Frames from 24 to 200 faders*
    • Remote stand-alone frames of 16 faders
    • 6 banks each with 2 layers
    • 100 mm fader + 6 freely adjustable rotary knobs + Input-Gain controller + channel display for each fader with sensetriggered change of module display
    • TFT metering: mono, stereo or up to 7.1 including bus assignment, gain reduction for dynamics, AfV status, VCA assignment, Mix-Minus, Signal Patching, Meter selection, Automix state
    • GUI page output, e.g. metering, on an external monitor
    • 12 user buttons, 4 talkback buttons and 4 user buttons per fader with 16 functions each
    • RTW TM9 goniometer integration
    • Optional: two integrated user panels (TC automation panel, 40 user button panel, reveal fader panel), script tray

Signal Processing

  • 44-bit floating-point equivalent filter processing
  • 888 channels and 144 summing buses
  • Up to 760 inputs with A/B input, up to 64 sub-groups, up to 128 aux buses, up to 96 track buses, up to 48 main sums
  • Rapid switching of channel and bus to mono / stereo / surround
  • Up to 96 surround channels, 128 VCA groups with metering, 256 GP channels
  • Surround formats: DTS & Dolby ® Digital 5.1, Dolby ® Prologic 4.0, DTS ES & Dolby ® EX 6.1, SDDS 7.1, DTS-HD 7.1,diverse panning characteristics, surround aux bus
  • 2 AFL: 1 surround 8-channel, 1 stereo
  • 2 PFL stereo
  • Audio-follow-Video with 128 events, control via Remote MNOPL, GPI or matrix connection, envelope up to 10s fade time
  • Solo In Place
  • Permanent input meter at the fader, adjustable INPUT, PF, AF, DIROUT, TRACK meter point in channel display
  • Loudness Metering according to EBU R128 and ATSC A/85, momentary or short term in every channel, integrated measurement on sum channels with display of integrated LUFS value in headline
  • Modules: INMIX with MS decoder, digital amp, 2-band fully parametric fi lter, 4-band fully parametric EQ, 2-band fully parametric side chain filter, insert, delay up to 1800 ms – switchable units: meters, milliseconds, frames, 4 independent dynamic modules: expander, gate, compressor (incl. parallel compression), limiter, image, meter, direct out
  • AMBIT Upmix, available on every 5.1 channel, fully Downmix compatible
  • 8 Automix groups available for mono/stereo/surround channels with unlimited contributing channels each
  • Inline configuration with send / return switching – per channel or global
  • Fully-equipped surround channel with coupling of all channel parameters and hyper-panning

Routing Matrix

  • Up to 8,192 x 8,192 crosspoints, non-blocking
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Level adjustment for all inputs and outputs
  • Downmixing from surround (up to 7.1) to stereo
  • Integrated monitoring devices for remote locations, e.g. director’s room
  • 1016 internal loop-backs
  • Full networking of up to 14 Nova73 Cores, share and import of sources and destinations, studio intervention
  • Full snapshot and production portability independent of matrix and DSP size

Waves SoundGrid ® integration

Waves SoundGrid ® integration with storage of plug-in parameters in snapshot and production data

Interface

  • Mic / Line, Line Out, AES3, 3G SDI, HD-SDI, MADI, ATM, GPIO, Serial, MIDI, ADAT ®, RAVENNA / AES67 / SMPTE 2110, DANTE ® Audio-over-IP; for details see DALLIS product information
  • Stereo and surround monitoring systems

Synchronisation

  • Blackburst, Wordclock, PTP, AES3, MADI, 2 redundant inputs with automatic detection

Redundancy

  • PSUs, DSP board, router board
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Redundant control system, exchangeable during run time, full data redundancy

Control Unit

  • Bay ISO with separate layer and bank switching, plus second PFL / AFL bus
  • Global A / B input switching
  • Enhanced mix-minus control with independent off-air conference
  • Fader control of all level parameters
  • Diverse tally and fader start modes
  • Program switch
  • Machine control
  • Audio-follow-Video, up to 128 camera tallies, Ethernet or GPI controlled
  • Camera mic remote via GPI or voltage control

External Control System

  • Remote control of all routing parameters via network
  • Ember+ control protocol integrated
  • Remote control of integrated matrix monitoring units
  • Online configuration with AdminHD, graphical configuration of Nova73 components
  • External matrix controllers: Lawo VSM, Evertz Magnum, GV Ignite, Ross Overdrive, Vizrt Viz Mosart, Imagine Magellan, BFE KSC, Pharos, and others

Remote Maintenance

  • Connection via Internet remote software
  • Software updates, error diagnostics, remote assistance


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