Nashville, TN (October 26, 2011)—MTV Networks (MTVN) has taken delivery of a new Lawo mc²66 MKII production console for deployment in its newest remote truck, Nereus.
The new truck, scheduled to be placed into service during Q4, 2011, will be based out of the company's Nashville headquarters. The new mc²66 MKII represents the third Lawo console in MTVN's production arsenal.
The console slated for deployment in MTVN's new truck is configured with 40 main faders, eight Extra Faders, and eight center section faders, plus five DSP cards.
Noteworthy in this configuration is the inclusion of Lawo's recently introduced Extra Faders feature, which includes a Short Fader Control panel that replaces the Screen Control Module typically found in the console's Central Control section. This new arrangement provides more faders in the first row and less administrative buttons. The Extra Faders layout also provides a new user panel—identified as Screen Control—that provides for a variety of functions requiring dedicated hardware buttons.
Equally notable, MTVN's purchase will incorporate Lawo's Plug-in Host (LPH) server. According to senior audio operations engineer Marc Repp, "With the new mc²66 MKII being MTVN's third production console, we've had ample opportunity to evaluate not just the consoles, but the service and support behind them. All these factors led to the acquisition of this new console."