Calling it a first, Lawo launched a virtual radio mixing console at the NAB Show named crystalClear.
It is a “smart” console interface that the company says is aware of context and adapts to the skill of the user and the type of source.
“CrystalClear’s entire control surface is software, driven by a multi-touch optimized interface on a high-resolution computer display,” it stated. “Without the limitations of physical knobs, buttons and faders, the virtual console presents the user with only relevant controls and information, hiding anything not needed for the task at hand.”
The virtual console can be reconfigured by recalling a Scene or Preset; it can accommodate various shows and users. “Unlike a physical surface, crystalClear remembers every detail when loading a Scene, even the fader positions.”
Detailed features are described on a company product page.