IBC Sneak Peek: Lawo Introduces sapphire Compact

Handles live broadcasts while also performing voice tracking, phone call editing and light production tasks
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Lawo is unveiling the new sapphire compact radio console at IBC2015.

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With its advanced feature set including autogain, automix, and motorized faders, sapphire compact is designed for fast-paced live radio shows, says the firm. A unique and intuitive layering feature allows the console to manage a live broadcast while performing alternate tasks such as voice tracking, phone call editing, and even light production.

In addition, flexible control surface design is available in desktop or flush-mounted styles. The eight-fader version can support up to 16 sources, while the 12-fader version is capable of up to 24 simultaneous sources.

A compact 1RU engine powers the control surface and delivers signal processing functions along with a complement of audio inputs and outputs — both analog and digital. The console presents meters, clock, timer and status in a small area on an existing computer display and does not require a dedicated monitor. Lawo says that many clients prefer it on their playout software screen where it is unobtrusively convenient.

Optional features include MADI, Ravenna/AES67 IP-audio networking and HD-SDI de-embedding. The sapphire compact radio console will be available during the fourth quarter of 2015. 

IBC stand: 8.B50
Info: www.lawo.de

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