MCRadio in the Spanish region of Campoo de Enmedio is on air with the AEQ Capitol IP digital console and AudioPlus automation system
Christian Struck, Lawo’s senior product manager, Audio Production explains that UHD stands for ultra-high density. “A__UHD Core combines minimum size with maximum performance. It has everything a live production console needs, including 1,024 channels of mc²-grade processing algorithms, multiple sets of monitoring matrices, downmixing and upmixing, and is ready for next-generation audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and MPEG-H,” he said.
He adds that the unit weighs 7 kg and consumes only 220 watts of power.
Lawo’s new A__UHD Core is a native IP device. It is based fully on open standards such as ST2110-30/-31, AES67, Ravenna, Ember+ and NMOS. It is designed for both 48 kHz and 96 kHz operation.
A__UHD Core features include software-defined hardware, scalability, multi-console support, intuitive on-console management of networked devices, dynamic resource allocation and redundancy in network interfacing, power and hardware.
Small IP Console
Lucas Zwicker, senior technical product manager, Audio Production describes the compact mc²36 as an IP-native mixer with enhanced DSP power and comprehensive I/O connectivity. He notes the new console also has Lawo-grade mic inputs and line outs, AES3 and a built-in MADI port for legacy equipment.
“Moving the mc²36 to the A__UHD Core means that all developments in the future will happen on a single platform and that Lawo continues to provide production file compatibility between all mc² consoles,” added Zwicker.
The company says notable features of the new mc²36 comprise 256 processing channels, available at both 48 and 96 kHz, a new I/O capacity of 864 channels, built-in loudness metering, remote desktop integration and ability to add third-party solutions, and Waves plug-in integration.
In addition, Lawo’s “Phase II” development of the A__UHD Core includes their new IP Easy functionality. The console automatically detects new devices and makes them available at the touch of a button. IP Easy also manages IP addresses, multicast ranges and VLANs, and includes security features like access control and quarantining of unknown devices.