Lawo has launched its new mc²36 xp desk to join its range of top-of-the-line audio production consoles. Physically identical to the mc²36 MkII, but without on-board processing, the mc²36 xp supports up to 256 DSP channels and offers Lawo’s audio quality, IP network and processing redundancy, and eligibility for a multi-slice console array based around a single A__UHD Core processing unit.
Lawo says the mc²36 xp caters to the expectations of sound supervisors who wish to benefit from a consistent user experience in all their production hub’s audio control rooms, OB trucks and venues where space is at a premium.
As the “xp” in its name suggests, the console requires external processing. Combined with the Pooling 8 license, it can share the DSP heft of one A__UHD Core with up to seven other virtual or physical console surfaces for cost-effective premium audio processing.
Available with 16, 32 and 48 faders, the mc²36 xp has the same pro-grade controls and touchscreens as its bigger brothers, the mc²56 and mc²96. Its on-board I/O capability is identical to the inputs and outputs offered by its all-in-one mc² 36 console sister: 16 Lawo-grade Mic/Line inputs, 16 Line outputs, eight AES inputs and outputs, eight GPI/Os, plus a local MADI port (SFP).
The mc²36 xp supports 48 kHz and 96 kHz operation, immersive audio mixing and all relevant IP standards (ST2110, AES67/Ravenna, ST2022-7). It is also compatible with its mc² siblings and Lawo’s Home ecosystem.