Lawo has supplied two of its mc² consoles – one large Lawo mc²90 and one compact mc²56 – to Australian national public broadcaster ABC for its TV studios in Elsternwick, Melbourne. Supply, configuration, installation and commissioning were carried out by Lawo’s Australian partner for audio and video broadcast equipment, Professional Audio & Television (PAT).
The system consists of one Lawo 105 fader mc²90 console and a Lawo 48 fader mc²56 console system. Lawo’s mc²90 flagship console core was supplied with 27 MADI ports, 96 AES3 inputs and outputs, eight DSP cards including a redundant stand-by card, fully redundant controller cards and power supplies. Two local DALLIS frames in Control Room 31 provided access to all local Control Room I/O, while being connected to the main console core in DCAR via MADI. six mobile stage boxes with fully redundant DALLIS frames - each with 48 Mic inputs, 16 Line outputs, four AES3 I/O, as well as four serial ports - offering flexibility by easily adding additional resources to the console’s MADI fibre infrastructure. In addition to two local DALLIS I/O frames in Control Room 33, the mc²56 NOVA73 HD core was equipped with 18 MADI ports, 64 AES3 I/O channels and five DSP cards including a redundant DSP card. Both console systems provide access to hundreds of VST plugins via two of Lawo’s plugin servers located in DCAR, and one of each connected to the consoles MADI infrastructure.
Lawo’s CEO and president Philipp Lawo remarked: “We are delighted to have supplied the ABC with Lawo's proven cutting edge mc²90 and mc²56 television production consoles. In cooperation with our Australian partner PAT we are looking forward to servicing the ABC in their future broadcasting needs.”