Rastatt, Germany (May 23, 2016)—Audiosmith Digital Solutions recently purchased a 48-fader Lawo mc256 console for its productions at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan as part of a complete audio design for the venue.
“Lawo’s mc256 console was the perfect choice for The DiMenna Center,” said Audiosmith’s Lawrence Manchester, chief recording technologist for The DiMenna Center. “The audio quality of the console and mic preamps was exactly what we were looking for, with pristine sound and dynamic range that far exceeded the competition.” Orchestra of St. Luke’s built The DiMenna Center in 2011 as New York City’s only acoustically-optimized rehearsal and recording space dedicated to classical music.
Manchester recently led a training seminar about differences between orchestral recording and broadcast mixing, featuring demonstrations facilitated with the Lawo mc256 console for both applications.
“The workflow and ease-of-use of this console makes it a pleasure to work with, whether I’m doing a film soundtrack recording session, or a live on-air broadcast mix,” says Manchester, a Grammy Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer of albums, film, television and theater. His credits include U2, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
In addition to the 48-fader surface, the console’s HD Core includes DSP support for up to 280 channels of audio, an 8,192 x 8,192 routing matrix, support for mono, stereo, 5.1 and extended surround mixing, and Ravenna/AES67 compliant interface to two Lawo DALLIS Stageboxes with 64 Lawo mic-preamps.
The Lawo mc256 audio production console played a central role in the sound recording for the orchestral film score for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! and also was utilized by the New York Youth Symphony for its appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Brooklyn.