Rastatt, Germany (December 17, 2020)—Lawo has unveiled a new “Phase II” version of its A__UHD Core audio engine and the next generation of the company’s most compact all-in-one mixer, the mc²36 audio production console.
“UHD stands for ultra-high density,” explains Christian Struck, Lawo’s senior product manager, audio production. “A__UHD Core combines minimum size with maximum performance. It has everything a live production console needs, including 1,024 channels of mc²-grade processing algorithms, multiple sets of monitoring matrices, downmixing and upmixing, and is ready for next-generation audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and MPEG-H. It packs the power of systems formerly requiring 7 to 10 RU into just one rack space; weighs only 7 kg versus the 20 to 25 kg of a traditional console core. Even more astounding: it consumes only 220 watts of power.”
From now on, A__UHD Core will be the power behind all mc² consoles. Lawo’s new A__UHD Core is a native IP device, based fully on open standards such as ST2110-30/-31, AES67, RAVENNA, Ember+ and NMOS. It’s designed for both 48 kHz and 96 kHz operation.
The new mc²36 mixer more than doubles the DSP channel count of the original, as well as introducing an ultra-compact 16-fader version in the smallest mc² footprint ever. A major new feature, IP Easy, makes managing IP network devices simpler, according to Lawo.
Moving the mc²36 to the A__UHD Core means that all developments in the future will happen on a single platform and that Lawo continues to provide production file compatibility between all mc² consoles, so a production file from an mc²36 could be used on an mc²96 for post-production.
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