German public broadcaster Saarländischer Rundfunk is currently constructing its Studio Eins control room, but one piece already in place that is helping the room be used in the meantime is the Lawo mc²96 production mixing console.
Integrated with Ravenna technology, the mc²96 Grand Production Console is equipped with 40 faders with the ability to accommodate 16 more and is configured for 184 DSP channels. The console has a routing capacity of 8192×8192 mono channels and supports 44.1-96 kHz operation.
A Dallis frame is available with AoIP options and a Nova router for I/O flexibility. Local I/O provides full connectivity with 16 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs, eight AES3 input and outputs, eight GPIOs plus a local MADI port. A built-in switch provides four Ethernet ports with network connectivity via two redundant SMPTE 2110/AES67/Ravenna ports with seamless protection switching.
The console also features mix-assist systems like Automix, which automatically adjusts the levels of active and inactive microphones while maintaining natural-sounding ambience. There is also Loudness Metering and Loudness Control in accordance with ITU 1770.
Studio Eins uses the console to record live radio broadcasts and concert recordings.