DirectOut, the German pro audio connectivity, networking and bridging solutions provider, has announced that its modular Prodigy.MP and Prodigy.MC audio converters — recently on tour with Coldplay — are now fully integrated with Lawo’s Home platform.
Lawo says that first-class citizenship in the Home ecosystem means that its Prodigy converters will benefit from instant IP discovery and registration, intuitive stream routing, device monitoring, diagnostics, parameter control and the security features the Home platform offers, all enabled through a single control API.
The company says one highly anticipated result is that users can conveniently tweak the Prodigy’s parameters from an mc²-series console with built-in Home functionality.
Christian Struck, Lawo’s senior product manager of audio production, says he applauds DirectOut’s decision to support Home in addition to the Ravenna and ST2110-30 and -31 protocols and all ST2022-7 flavors. He adds, “Especially in the performing arts and on live stages where audio recording and playback quality is critical, operators like to leverage the excellent sound of Prodigy audio preamps in combination with a Lawo mc²-series console. A direct line of communication between the two provides centralized access to comprehensive parameter tweaks and all the real-time information, security and control today’s operators require.”
The decision to support Home natively is based on the benefits this platform offers to our user base.Claudio Becker-Foss, DirectOut’s managing director and CTO
Claudio Becker-Foss, DirectOut’s managing director and CTO, says he is pleased with the Home-native status of DirectOut’s Prodigy devices. “The decision to support Home natively is based on the benefits this platform offers to our user base. ” They expect much more than automatic discovery and registration capabilities,” adds Becker-Foss. “With this tight integration, audio operators can access our devices’ comprehensive feature set directly from the convenience of, for example, an mc² console surface. Conversely, this tie-up will allow users to benefit from our gateway options into the Dante and Ravenna realms at all sampling rates supported by Lawo’s A__UHD Core.”
“Lawo has always been open to granting other vendors access to the Home management platform,” explains Axel Kern, Lawo’s senior director of cloud and infrastructure solutions. “I’m delighted that DirectOut customers can now leverage Home’s four pillars — connected, secured, managed, processed — with the same flexibility as Lawo console users.” In light of Home’s comprehensive support of NMOS IS-04 and IS-05, the Prodigy converters will be able to communicate with all relevant devices in any IP-based system.
Visitors to the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas can see an example setup with a Prodigy.MC at the Lawo booth (C4111).