Lawo, renowned German manufacturer of pioneering audio and video equipment, and Waves, leading developer of audio plug-ins and signal processors, arepremieringthe seamless integration of Waves SoundGrid servers with Lawo mc2 consoles at this year’s InfoComm. As a result of the collaboration, Lawo’s mc²36 all-in-one console now provides extensive real-time signal processing in addition to its internal processing engine. The system gives operators access to Waves’ comprehensive plug-in library, allowing them to conveniently control reverbs, multi-tap delays, graphic equalizers and multiband compressors directly via the console’s keyboard and touch-screen. No additional monitors or controls are needed – which results in a clean working space and less external hardware. All plug-in settings can be easily stored and recalled with the console’s snapshots.
Mick Olesh, Waves EVP Sales & Marketing, comments: “Waves is delighted to collaborate with Lawo and is pleased to give their users easy access to Waves plug-ins on Lawo consoles. This cooperation with Lawo realizes our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the freedom to use Waves plug-ins in all settings and environments.”
“The cooperation with Waves isvery fruitful and also extremely enjoyable. Both companies are very focused and so our R&D teams were able to achievethe integration of Waves plug-ins with our consoles in very short time”, says Christian Struck, Senior Product Manager Audio Production at Lawo. “Lawo mc2 consoles are audio precision tools, and the Waves integration gives our customers access to Waves’ comprehensive plug-incollection. This is a perfect complement to our system, especially with regards to live and install sound applications.”
In the Technology for Worship Pavilion (Booth 6878), Lawo and Waves are jointly showcasingthe new Lawo mc²36 mixing consoles including integration of Waves SoundGrid signal processing and effects plug-ins in a new server configuration that supports all Lawo mixing consoles for live production applications. A 40-fader mc²36 is beingused as the FoH console for all Worship Pavilion main stage events, and six additional consoles arebeing provided as part of the InfoComm Training Center.
The mc²36 consoles are designed to provide an all-in-one solution for broadcast, install and live performance applications. Available configurations include 16, 24 and 40 fader models, all with built-in DSP and I/O that can be expanded with several stagebox configurations. All consoles include built-in AutoMix, dynamics processing, loudness metering, and snapshots with external offline and configuration control options, including remote connection of PCs, tablets or laptops to manage the setup and mix process. Designed to work in an IP-based environment, the consoles come equipped with the latest RAVENNA audio-over-IP technology as well as full support for AES67.