IBC Sneak Peek: Lawo Shows New Crystal Radio Console
Lawo says that with intuitive operation, logical workflow and refined functionality, its next-generation crystal console offers operational suitability for radio applications and TV production and stands out with a more powerful system core. It provides integration into comprehensive broadcasting systems via MADI to Ravenna audio over IP to remote control.
Crystal consoles come with a basic set of features to meet the general demands of a range of radio applications. In addition, it allows customization, offering a pool of features that includes AutoMix and AutoGain. The crystal can be a choice for efficient standalone operation as well as for networked environments.
The console provides all comprehensive functionality found on a conventional mixer, as well as an integrated matrix of up to 288 I/Os. These I/Os can be prepackaged from a range of modules including Ravenna audio over IP, MADI, AES and mic/line.
The control surface is available in variants offering four to 16 faders. Pushbuttons are illuminated with RGB LEDs, enabling users to work with color schemes for different functions — e.g., giving each signal processing function its own coloring (e.g. blue for EQ, magenta for dynamics, etc.).
Beyond the limitations of hardware user interfaces, VisTool — Lawo’s customizable touchscreen-optimized software interface — provides additional functionality and visualization, e.g. of DSP parameters, signal levels and the snapshot database.
IBC stand: 8.B50