In the Lawo booth at the 2018 NAB Show, Clark Novak was telling attendees about ruby, the company’s line of mixing consoles for radio.
Features include AES67 networking with Ravenna, a 1RU mixing engine, AutoMix smart mixing and a customizable, context-sensitive touchscreen GUI.
Lawo says the base I/O set includes four HD MADI ports and two AES67 connections, for a total of 384 channels of stereo audio. Rear-panel slots are available to accept up to eight more mic, line, digital and MADI I/O modules.
The surface comes in desktop or flush-mount versions in four, eight, 12 and 16 fader frame sizes, plus standalone four and eight fader and Master Control extenders for localized control placement in multi-user studios. Frames can be combined for up to 60 faders, in single- or split-frame configurations.
Features include motorized 100 mm faders, touch-sensitive to allow override of pre-programmed levels; SmartSnaps dual-purpose snapshots with on-air and production modes and fader maps; and six console snapshots for custom fader layouts that can be recalled with a button press.