The benchmark amongst mixing consoles. Good is not always good enough. Because sometimes you want more: you want the very best. This is where Lawo's high-end console comes in – the mc²90. With this mixer you have a tool which meets the highest of demands. And which also always guarantees optimum performance in complex productions. The mc²90 has set new standards in no time – as regards size, flexibility and reliability as well as user guidance and ergonomic design.

The console can do anything. Nearly.

As a real star the mc²90 has many highlights. For instance a convincing modularity which allows effortlessly converting the console from broadcast production to a surround studio. Or a freely configurable desk surface with up to 200 faders, while direct access to all parameters is possible at any time. The mc²90 also fascinates with its perfect sound quality: equipped with high-performance DSP cards, the mc²90 guarantees excellent signal processing – cracking delay settings are therefore a matter of the past.

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

  • Loudness metering- full signal control implemented in mixing console, following the standards of EBU and ATSC
  • AMBIT is a DSP module for the perfect conversion of stereo signals to surround sound
  • Flexible desk surface which ideally adapts to your individual workflow
  • Form follows function, the new operating philosophy allowing short training and intuitive operation of all audio modules
  • Highest reliability, e.g. thanks to a control processor which has a redundant design for the first time
  • Innovative design and top quality materials which make the mc²90 the eye-catcher of your studio

Reference List mc²90

References mc²90 - as of March 2015


AU - Elsternwick
ABC Elsternwick studio
1 x mc²90
Main Contractor: PAT
Aigle Music
1 x mc²90
DE - Cologne
RTL  On-Air studio
2 x mc²90
Czech Television
CZ - Prague
1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Mediatech
Fuji TV
JP - Tokyo
TV OB van: 1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Otaritec
Studio V3: 1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Otaritec
Studio V4: 1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Otaritec
Henan TV
CN - Zhengzhou
1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Huahui Audio
JP - Tokyo
OB van A1
1 x mc²90

nobeo GmbH
DE - Hürth
Studio 6
1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Sono
ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Corp.
AT- Vienna
HD control room RP11
1 x mc²90
Main contractor: BFE
RBB, Rundfunk Berlin- Brandenburg
DE - Berlin
TV studio A
1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Sono
Shenyang Theatre
CN - Shenyang
1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Hong Kong Power
TBS, Tokyo Broadcasting System
JP - Tokyo
HD OB van
1 x mc²90
Main contractor: Otaritec
Turner Broadcasting Systems
USA - Atlanta
1 x mc²90
Main contractor:
Lawo North America
1 x mc²90
Main contractor:
Lawo North America
TV-Unit GmbH
DE - Weil im Schönbuch
TV OB van Ü3
1 x mc²90
ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
DE - Dusseldorf
Studio 1
1 x mc²90
ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
DE - Mainz
Studio Berlin
1 x mc²90
2 x mc²90
Mobile production suite ARD/ZDF
1 x mc²90
General contractor: Sono


Control Panel

  • Frames from 16 + 8 faders to 192 + 16 faders
  • Remote frames of 16 and 32 faders
  • 6 banks per 2 layers
  • 100 mm faders + 8 rotary controls with free assignment + Input-Gain Control; channel display for every fader with sense-triggered change of module display in the channel display
  • TFT metering mono, stereo or 7.1 including bus assignment, gain reduction for dynamics, AfV status, VCA assignment
  • Output of GUI pages, e. g. metering, to external screen
  • Console lighting per fader bay
  • Colour coding per fader, setting per snapshot
  • Fader notch, PFL overpress
  • 33 user buttons
  • Optional: script tray, PPM integration, TB microphone integration
  • 2 U or 5 U 19’’ integration

Signal Processing

  • 888 channels and 144 summing buses, 40-bit floating point
  • Up to 760 inputs with A/B input, up to 64 sub groups, 32 aux sends, 96 track busses, 48 main sums, change on the fly from mono to stereo to surround channel and bus
  • Up to 96 surround channels, 128 VCA groups, 256 GPC 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; various 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* stereo PFL
  • Audio-follow-Video with 128 events, control via Remote MNOPL protocol, GPI or matrix connect, adjustable envelope with up to 10 s fade time
  • Solo In Place
  • Permanent input metering on the fader; selectable metering of 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 sidechain filter, insert, delay up to 1800 ms (units in metres, milliseconds, frames); 4 independent dynamics modules: Expander, Gate, Compressor, Limiter; Image, Meter, Direct Out
  • Inline configuration with send/return switching – on the channel or global
  • 128 VCA masters with metering of up to 8 slaves
  • Fully-equipped surround channel with linking of all channel parameters and Hyper Panning
  • AMBIT upmix with normal channel latency, available for every surround channel
  • Loudness Metering compliant to EBU R128 & ATSC/A85, available for every surround, stereo or mono channel; integrated for every 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 HD Cores, 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, several sequences with trim and fade
  • Dynamic TC automation, recording per parameter, recording of all channel modules incl. Bus Assign, writing data in stop mode, Touch, Glide, Join, Punch In/Out
  • Trim including “on the fly” mode
  • TC-Cut editing (copy, paste, delete, cut, insert, etc.)


  • 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, Dolby En-/Decoder plug-in
  • Direct intercom connection
  • All interfaces at 24-bit, 96 kHz (for details see DALLIS product information)
  • Monitoring systems for stereo and surround


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


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


  • Bay-Iso with separate layer and bank switching, plus second PFL/AFL bus
  • Global A/B input switching
  • Enhanced mix-minus (N-M) control with independent off-air conference
  • Fader control of all level parameters
  • Various tally and faderstart modes
  • Programme switch
  • Machine control
  • Audio-follow-Video, up to 128 camera tallies, Ethernet or GPI-controlled
  • Manifold T/B integration
  • Remote control of camera microphone via GPI or phantom power

External Control Systems

  • Remote control of all routing parameters via network
  • EmBER+ control protocol integrated (available 2013)
  • 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

  • Connection via Internet Remote Software
  • Software updates, error diagnostics, remote
  • mxGUI: remote controle of console via laptop

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