mc²66

INSPIRED BY YOUR NEEDS

Gets your job done. When challenging situations have to be tackled, and your work is the centre of attention, Lawo’s mc²66 provides the ideal solution — because it is, above all, a tool completely tailored to the needs of the user. The mc²66 not only impresses with the highest standards of performance where speed, flexibility, and security are concerned, but also with its groundbreaking user-assistance, which makes the mc²66 a reference point around the world.

Full of power. High precision.

The mc²66 highlights.

The mc²66 is a highly professional tool which reliably supports you with all tasks. 888 DSP channels and 144 summing busses guarantee maximum power, while top quality signal processing ensures maximum precision. And what if speed is required? Then the mc²66 convinces with its operation philosophy “assign at destination” which allows fast and secure interference also in critical live situations.

The redundantly designable MKII Router with 8192 crosspoints provides, with its fully integrated control system for the operation, a highest possible level of reliability.


Integrated Loudness Metering

Following an agreement on loudness standards, the ‘Loudness War’ has been brought to an end. And Lawo is already on the case to implement these standards: all mc² consoles can boast integrated loudness metering, complying fully with the EBU/R128 and ATSC/A85 requirements — a world’s first from Lawo. For detailed information please download here.

Other benefits

SPECIFICATIONS

Control Panel

  • Frame sizes from 16 + 8 faders to 96 + 16 faders
  • Separate frames with 8, 16 and 24 faders
  • 6 banks per 2 layers
  • 100 mm faders + 4 rotary controls with free assignment + Input Gain controller
  • Channel Display on every fader, with touch-sensitive selection
  • TFT metering in mono, stereo or up to 7.1, including bus-assignment, dynamics gain reduction, AfV status, VCA assignment, surround master assignment
  • External display of GUI pages, eg. metering
  • Fader colour coding, settable via snapshot
  • Fader notch and PFL overpress
  • 9 user buttons
  • Optional: up to three user panels can be integrated (machine control, theatre functions, automation, 40 / 80 buttons) talkback, script tray, PPM-integration, 2 RU 19” integration 
  • Extra Faders Option: additional 8 faders, Short-Control Fader Panel in the central control section; dedicated Reveal area

Signal Processing

  • 888 channels and 144 summing buses, 40-bit floating point
  • Up to 760 inputs with A/B input, up to 64 subgroups, 32 aux sends, up to 96 track buses, up to 48 main sums
  • Quick change of channel and bus to mono / stereo / surround
  • Up to 96 surround channels, 128 VCA groups with metering, 256 GP channels
  • Surround formats: DTS / Dolby ® Digital 5.1, Dolby ® Pro-logic 4.0, DTS ES / Dolby ® EX 6.1, SDDS 7.1, DTS-HD 7.1, diverse panning characteristics, surround aux bus
  • Loudness metering: full integration in mc² mixing consoles - see below
  • AMBIT: conversion of stereo signals to 5.1 surround sound
  • 2 AFL: 1 surround 8-channel, 1 stereo
  • 2 PFL stereo
  • Audio-follow-Video with 128 events; controlled either via RemoteMNOPL, GPI or matrix connection, envelope adjustable up to 10s fade time
  • Solo In Place
  • Permanent meter point on the fader, selectable to INPUT,
  • PF, AF, DIROUT on the Channel Display
  • Modules: INMIX with MS-Decoder, Digital Amp, 2-band fully parametric filter, 4-band fully parametric EQ, 2-band fully parametric side chain filter, insert, delay up to 1800 ms (units in metres, milliseconds, frames); 4 independent dynamics (Expander, Gate, Compressor, Limiter), Image, Meter, Direct Out
  • In-line configuration with send / return switching — on the channel or global
  • Fully equipped surround channel with coupling of all channel parameters and Hyper Panning
  • AMBIT Upmix with conventional channel latency; available for each surround channel
  • Loudness Metering complies to EBU R128 & ATSC/A85, available for each surround-, stereo- or mono channel; integrated Metering for each sum and group

Routing Matrix

  • Up to 8192 crosspoints, non-blocking
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Level adjustment of all inputs and outputs
  • Downsizing from up to 7.1 to stereo
  • Integrated monitoring devices for remote locations, e. g. director’s room
  • Full networking of up to 14 Nova73 HD / compact, share and import from sources and destinations, studio intervention
  • Full snapshot and production data portability independent of matrix and DSP size
  • Level control for every input and output

Loudness Metering

  • Full integration of loudness metering complying with ITU-R BS.1770
  • Compatible with international recommendations like EBU R128 and ATSC A/85
  • International recommendations are stored as preset, they can be adapted anytime
  • Available in any channel strip
  • Different visualisations can be defined per channel:

    • Classical peak meter
    • Loudness meter
    • Combination of peak and loudness meter displays true peak and loudness complying with ITU-R BS.1770

  • Long-term measurement in all summing channels
  • Exposed display of the measured values in the GUI header
  • Absolute and relative visualisation of the scales and measured values
  • EBU +9, EBU +18 and ITU-R BS.1771 scales
  • True peak metering complying with ITU-R BS.1770 displays true peak values
  • The time slots Momentary (400ms) and Short-Term (3s) can be defined individually for all input and summing channels
  • Using additional LFE measuring and selectable gating settings prepared for future norms

Plugin Server

  • Full VST plugin integration with storage of plugin parameters in snapshots and production data

Static and Dynamic Automation

  • Snapshot automation, multiple sequences with trim and fade
  • Dynamic TC-based automation, recording by parameter, recording of all modules in a channel including bus assign, writing in “stop” mode, touch, glide, join, punch in / out
  • Trim including “on the fly” mode
  • TC-Cut editing (copy, paste, delete, cut, insert, etc.)

Interfaces

  • Mic / Line with up to 128dB dynamic range, subsonic filter 40, 80, 140 Hz
  • Line out
  • ADAT ® (ADAT 7.1 is a registered trade mark of Alesis, LLC and is used here under licence)
  • AES with input and output SRC, transparent Dolby ® E routing, balanced and unbalanced
  • 3G SDI with up to 270 ms onboard delay, MADI 64 and 56 with fibre or coax, ATM, GPIO, serial, MIDI, RAVENNA AoIP
  • Direct intercom connection
  • All interfaces at 24-bit, 96 kHz (for details see DALLIS product information)
  • Monitoring systems for stereo and surround

Synchronisation

  • 2 redundant inputs with automatic detection of Blackburst, Wordclock, AES3, MADI

Redundancy

  • PSUs, DSP board, router board
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Redundant control system, exchangeable during run time; full data redundancy
  • PSU for control system and control surface

Control

  • Bay-Iso with separate layer and bank switching, plus second PFL / AFL bus
  • Global A / B input switching
  • Enhanced mix-minus control with independent off-air conference
  • Direct out mute by fader
  • Mix-minus self monitoring
  • IT (IS) summation
  • Fader control of all level parameters
  • Diverse tally and fader start modes
  • Program switch
  • Machine control
  • Audio-follow-Video up to 128 camera tallies,
  • Ethernet or GPI controlled
  • Extensive talkback system integration
  • Camera mic remote via GPI or voltage control
  • Remote desktop access from TFT to external computer

External Control Systems

  • Remote control of all routing parameters via network
  • Remote control of monitoring units in remote locations
  • Remote control of integrated matrix monitoring units
  • Remote control of signal parameters such as SDI, silence detects, mic gain and more (for details see the Remote MNOPL protocol documentation)
  • Online configuration with AdminHD, graphic configuration of Nova73 HD / compact components
  • External matrix controllers: BFE, VSM, Evertz, Miranda, Sony, and others
  • iPhone App

Remote Maintenance

  • Remote connection via Internet software
  • Remote software updates, error diagnostics
  • mxGUI: remote control of console via laptop

Read more about DALLIS

 

Subject to change without prior notice, no responsibility is taken for the correctness of the details provided.

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