Lawo is showcasing its new crystal radio mixing consoles at BroadcastAsia2014 in Singapore.
The German firm says that it has developed a more powerful version of the console based on the feedback received from the users of the more than 1,000 crystal mixing consoles already deployed in the field.
The new crystal has a completely re-designed user surface and is available in four- to 16-fader versions in an ultra-slim chassis. It also features a new handrest and re-designed buttons that are illuminated with RGB LEDs and new functions including the integrated AutoMix and AutoGain.
The crystal base unit is now equipped with power supply redundancy and optimized expansion slots for the easy addition of I/O cards. Furthermore, says Lawo, crystal provides all of the comprehensive functionality found on a conventional mixer, as well as an integrated matrix of up to 288 I/Os. It is possible to prepackage the I/Os from a broad range of modules, including RAVENNA/AES67 AoIP, MADI, AES, and mic/line. The consoles are suitable for integration with radio automation systems including ENCO, RCS, Dalet and Radiomax.
Equipped with VisTool touchscreen optimized PC software, crystal consoles are appropriate for both stand-alone operation and networked environments, explains Lawo.
Earlier this year, Lawo introduced its fully touchscreen-based crystalCLEAR virtual radio mixing console, complementing the crystal product line for applications where no physical faders are needed.