mc²56

PERFORMANCE, PURE AND SIMPLE

A performance console just got even bigger.
Compact, flexible, versatile. With a resourceful engine under the hood, there’s plenty of power to handle any situation. It is easy to understand, and intuitive to operate. This is the mc² 56. The console delivers performance that combines the proven quality of Lawo consoles with state-of-the-art features, improved functions and clever innovations. And the new mc² 56 xt pushes the envelope even further by doubling the fader count on the same footprint. Our conclusion in a single sentence: the mc² 56 xt gives the highest fader density and flexibility ever. For maximum performance.

Console Design

From extra small to extra large: Five frame sizes in two flavors
The size of the task determines the size of the tool, and not vice versa. Therefore, the mc² 56 is available in five different frame sizes: for example, 16 faders for smaller outside broadcast vehicles or 80 faders for more complex challenges. And for even more control on the same footprint, the XT models provide 48 to 144 faders in a high-density dual fader layout. Further expansion can be achieved with 16 or 32 fader stand-alone extenders. With the mc² 56 and mc² 56 xt, you can get the mixing console to meet your exact requirements, tailor-made.

Form follows function: The central control section
This Lawo console goes beyond outstanding audio quality and reliability to provide operational excellence as well. With its clearly structured central control section, it delivers an optimal workflow, so that you never lose your overview, even in the most hectic situations. Thanks to many carefully thought-out details and innovative features, the console is easy to understand and very intuitive to operate. Easy-to-reach individually assignable user-buttons provide direct access to key parameters, and with its large trackball buttons, smart-looking illuminated rotary knobs and HD-resolution touchscreen operation, anyone who encounters the mc² 56 can get started immediately.

Other benefits

  • Permanent metering of all 16 central faders
  • Many directly accessible parameters (including all 6 dynamic parameters)
  • 9 individually assignable user buttons
  • Illuminated rotary knobs overview at a glance
  • Large trackball buttons
  • Improved snapshot operation with directly accessible buttons
  • Integrated RTW goniometer or user panel in the overbridge

Form still follows function: The decentralised control section.
The decentralized control capability is a proven winner. The sensible layout of control elements, combined with a wealth of practical features, guarantee maximum efficiency for demanding productions.

The main highlights:

  • Button-glow for colour-coding the channel strips and enhanced user guidance even in low light conditions
  • Real 2-man operation with fully decentralized control of all parameters including bank and layer selection, EQ, dynamics and bus assignment
  • Expanded, simplified touch control for operations such as VCA allocation, bus assignment, meter pickup/mode select and mix-minus configuration
  • User buttons in the channel strips can be changed as required, so that up to 12 parameters can be triggered using the 4 fader user buttons

Reference List mc²56

References mc²56  - as of July 2015

  

Client Product/LocationInstallation
ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corp.
AU - Elsternwick
Studio 31 + 33
1 x mc²56 MKII
Main contractor (MC): PAT
2014
ABS, Audio Broadcast Services
DE - Rastatt
2 x mc²56 MK I
2009
1 x mc²56 MK I
2012
10 x mc²56 MK II
2013
ACE A.S.
CZ - Prague
OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Mediatec

2008
AKK TV Übertragung GmbH
DE - Ludwigshafen
TV OB van Ü6
1 x mc²56
2010
Al Dawri wal Kass Channel
QA - Doha
TV OB van
2 x mc²56
MC: Thomson Grass Valley
2011
Al Jazeera
FR - Paris
Local TV studio
2 x mc²56
MC: Unitecnic
2012
Al Jazeera Sports
QA - Doha
2 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Qvest Media FZ LLC
2014
Al Kass TV
QA - Qatar
Al Kass Aspire Studios
3 x mc²56
MC: BFE
2012
Anhui TV
CN - Heifei
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2010
ATV Privat TV
AT - Vienna
TV studio
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: SonoVTS
2014
BR, Bayerischer Rundfunk
DE - Munich
Renewal of studio Franken
2 x mc²56

2012
Belgacom
Belgium
2 x mc²56
MC: Amptec
2012
Blue Media Oy
FIN - Helsinki
TV studio
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
Bonito TV Produktionsgesellschaft mbH
DE - Cologne
1 x mc²56
2012
Broadcast Solutions
AZ - Azerbaijan
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Broadcast Solutions
SG - Singapore
Myanmar Radio and TV
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Broadcast Solutions
SG - Singapore
IPL Cricket League India
2 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Broadcast Solutions
SG - Singapore
3 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Buddhist Television Network (BTN)
KR - Seoul
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2012
Bulgarian National Television (BNT)
BG - Sofia
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Techno Ltd.
2014
CBS Sports
USA- New York
2 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Lawo North America
2013
Chongqing Grand Theatre
CN - Chongqing
2 x mc²56
MC: Leifull
2009
CJB
KR - Chungju
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2012
CTV Television Inc.
CA - Toronto
Broadcast Centre
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North Amerika
2008
Broadcast Centre
7 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2010
CTV Television Inc. 
CA - Alberta
Regional studio
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2011
CTV Television Inc. 
CA - Edmonton
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2012
CTV Television Inc. 
CA - Montreal
CFCF (CTV)
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2012
CTV Television Inc. 
CA - Winnipeg
CTV Manitoba
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2012
die fernsehwerft GmbH
DE - Berlin
Broadcast Centre
HD Studio 3+4
2 x mc²56
2009
Dorna MotoGP
ES - Barcelona
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Edaily TV
KR - Seoul

News studio 1 + 2
2 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2011
Eesti Rahvusringhääling ERR
EST - Estonia
OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Thomson
2009
Egyptian Radio and TV Union
(ERTU)
EG - Cairo
News studio 11
1 x mc²56
MC: System Design
News studio 5
1 x mc²56
MC: System Design
2009




2010
El Financiero TV
Mexico
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Comtelsat

2013
EPTV Varginha
BR - Varginha
News studio
1 x mc²56
MC: Lineup

2011
EPTV Sao Carlos
BR - Sao Carlos
News studio
1 x mc²56
MC: Lineup
2011
EPTV Campinas
BR - Campinas
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Lineup
2011
Eyeworks
SE - Göteburg
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
Fernsehmacher
DE - Hamburg
TV Studio
1 x mc²56
2009
Fox International Channels
JP - Tokyo
1 x mc²56
MC: Satellite TV Asian Region
2013
Fox International Channels (Asia - Taiwan)
Taiwan
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Satellite TV Asian Region
2014
France Télévisions / France 3
FR - Strasbourg/Toulouse
TV OB van Strasbourg,
TV OB van Toulouse
2 x mc²56
MC: Apex
2012
Friendship Sound
Italy
1 x mc²56
MC: Grisby Music
2013
Fuzhou TV
CN - Fuzhou
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2010
Gearhouse Broadcast Australia
AU - Sydney
OB van H5
1 x mc²56
2011
Gearhouse Broadcast Ltd.
UK - Watford
1 x mc²56
2009
1 x mc²56
2010
1 x mc²56 (TV OB van)
2010
1 x mc²56
2011
2 x mc²56
2012
Global TV
AU - Sydney
Global TV - Big Brother
1 x mc²56
MC: PAT
2012
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: PAT
2012
Guangdong Television
CN - Guangzhou
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2011
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2013
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: NDT
2014
Guangxi TV
CN - Nanning
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2009
Hangzhou
CN -Hangzhou
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2012
High Definition
S - Stockholm
HDR6
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Sony
2013
Hochschule Darmstadt
DE - Darmstadt
1 x mc²56
2012
Hochschule der Medien
DE - Stuttgart
1 x mc²56
2010
IMG Worldwide
UK - London
13 x mc²56 MKII
MC: TSL

- 1 x Studio Live, Gallery A
- 8 x Studio Live, Gallery B
- 1 x Radio Studio 1
- 1 x Studio A
- 1 x Studio B
- 1 x Studio Floating
2013
Israel Parliament
IL - Jerusalem
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Micha Blum
2012
JIBS
KR - Jeju Islan
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2011
KBC
KR - Gwangju
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2011
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2012
Kyodo Television
JP - Tokyo
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Otaritec
2012
La Red
CHL - Santiago
2 x mc²56 MKII
2013
Liga TV
HU - Budapest
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Rexfilm
2013
LineUp Sistemas & Engenharia
BR - São Paulo
Lineup Demo OB van
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
Livecast TV Produktion GmbH
DE - Cologne
HDTV OB van
2 x mc²56
MC: Grass Valley
2009
Lucerne Theater
CH - Lucerne
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
M-Net
ZA - South Africa
TV studio
1 x mc²56
MC: WTS
2011
Mainichi Broadcasting Systems
JP - Osaka
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Otaritec
2013
MBN
KR - South Korea
TV studio
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2009
TV studio
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2011
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Erfurt
Regional Radio studio 2
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: MCS
2013
 
Children's channel KIKA
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: MCS
2013
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Magdeburg
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: MCS
2013
Media Mobil
DE - Leipzig
1 x mc²56
2012
Media Van TV GmbH
DE - Holzkirchen
1 x mc²56
2013
Mediatec Broadcast Sweden AB
SE - Bromma
2 TV OB vans
2 x mc²56
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2012
TV OB van OB15
1 x mc²56
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2010
Mediatec Broadcast Sweden AB
SE - Frösön
1 x mc²56
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2012
1 x mc²56 (HD 13)
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2012
1 x mc²56 MKII (HD 14)
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2013
1 x mc²56 MKII (HD 15)
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2013
Mediatec Broadcast Sweden AB
NO - Oslo
Mediatec Studio Oslo
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2012
Ministry of Information
OM - Ruwi
1 x mc²56
MC: Mustafa Sultan Security
2012
MMC Studios Köln GmbH
DE - Cologne
Studio 11 + 13
2 x mc²56 MKII
2013
MTV Canada
CA - Toronto
Control room ACR1
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2009
MusiquePlus
CA - Montreal
2 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Lawo North America
2012
Nanning TV
HK - Hong Kong
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2012
NHK
JP - Tokyo
Radio stations
7 x mc²56
MC: Otaritec
2012
Mobile HQ
1 x mc²56
MC: Otaritec
2012
Nigeria Television Authority
NG - Abuja
TV OB vans
6 x mc²56
MC: WTS Broadcast
2009
NTV, Nippon Television Network
JP - Tokyo
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Otaritec
2014
Oman TV
OM - Oman
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Mustafa Sultan Security
2013
Oman TV
1 x mc²56 mkII
MC: BFE Mainz

TV OB van OB2 Muscat
1 x mc²56 mkII
MC: BFE Mainz

TV OB von OB1 Salalah
1 x mc²56 mkII
MC: BFE Mainz
2014
Opera de Lyon
FR - Lyon
1 x mc²56
MC: Apex
2012
Outside Broadcast Group
AU - St Ives
HD TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: PAT
2011
Phoenix TV
China
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: NDT
2014
Presteigne Charter
UK - London
3 x mc²56
2011
ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion GmbH
DE - Unerföhring
Studio 1
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
Puls 4 TV
AT - Vienna
2 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Wellen & Nöthen
2012
Pulsar Television
AR - Buenos Aires
HD/3D TV OB van
1 x mc²56
2010
Qatar TV
QA - Doha
TV studios 1+2 | News studio
3 x mc²56
MC: Sony Middle East
2011
2 TV OB vans
2 x mc²56
MC: Grass Valley
2012
Qilu TV
CN - Qilu
2 x mc²56 MKII
MC: NDT
2014
Rádio e Televisão Record S/A
BR - São Paulo
Studio E
1 x mc²56
MC: Lineup
2010
Studio I
1 x mc²56
MC: Lineup
2010
Studio G
1 x mc²56
MC: Lineup
2011
Radio mir
BA - Medjugorje
1 x mc²56
MC: Dicroic d.o.o.
2012
Radio Television Hong Kong
CN - Hong Kong
TV Studio 3
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2011
Radio Vaticana
IT - Rome
1 x mc²56
MC: Sony
2010
RBB, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
DE - Berlin
TV studio 2 + 3
2 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Sono
2012/13
Record Lab
DE - Cologne
HD OB van
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
USA - Troy, N.Y.
Experimental Media and Performing
Arts Center (EMPAC)
2 x mc²56
2008
RDS, Réseau des sports TV
CA - Montreal
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2011
2 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2011
1 x mc²56
MC: Lawo North America
2012
Robert Schumann School of Music and Media
DE - Düsseldorf
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
Royal Thai Army TV5
TH - Bangkok
2 x mc²56 (studio 2+3)
MC:
Broadcast Communic. Internat.
2009
1 x mc²56 (studio 19)
MC:
Broadcast Communic. Internat.
2010
rt1.tv productions GmbH
DE - Augsburg
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Wellen & Nöthen
2011
RTP, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
PT - Lisbon
News studio Lisbon
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Avantools
2013
RTV Slovenia
SLO - Ljubljana
OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Sony
2012

SABC, South African Broadcasting Corp.
ZA - Johannesburg
TV OB van
4 x mc²56
MC: Sony
2009
Schauspielhaus Köln
DE - Cologne
1 x mc²56
2008/2009
Shandong TV
CN - Jinan
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2012
Shuozhou Radio
CN - Shuozhou
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Hong Kong Power
2014
SiS Live
UK - Langley
Container-/Flightcase production
1 x mc²56
2010
Sky Italia
Italy
Formula 1, 2013
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Videe
2012
State Patent Bureau
CN - Beijing
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
STB
UA - Kiev
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: TVC
2010
TBC
KR - Seoul
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2011
TBS, Tokyo Broadcasting System
JP - Tokyo
HD OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: Otaritec
2009
Mobile production unit
1 x mc²56
MC: Otaritec
2010
Tianjin TV
CN - Tianjin
3D OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2012
TRK Kremlin
RU - Moscow
1 x mc²56
MC: Qualitron
2009
TV Anhanguera
BR - Goiânia
Studio A
1 x mc²56
MC: LineUp
2010
TV Chosun
KR - Chosun
1 x mc²56
MC: Soundfox
2012
TV Integração
BR - Juiz de Fora
News studio
1 x mc²56
MC: LineUp
2011
TV Mirante
BR - São Luís
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Line Trade
2013
TVN
DE - Hanover
TV OB van Ü2
1 x mc²56
2010
Mobile control room
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Videohouse
BE - Vilvoorde
OB van
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Amptec
2013
Volksoper
AT - Vienna
1 x mc²56
2012
VTM
AT - Attersee
VTM OB van
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
WDR, Westdeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Cologne
2 x mc²56
2012
Wige Media AG
DE - Cologne
Container-/Flightcase production
1 x mc²56
2009
Renewal OB van Ü5 HD
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Wuhan Donghu Conference Center
CN - Wuhan
1 x mc²56
MC: Wuhan Hai Na Company
2011
Xiamen TV
CN - Xiamen
TV OB van
1 x mc²56
MC: NDT
2013
Yasta SAS
FR - Paris
1 x mc²56 MKII
2013
YTV Osaka
JP - Osaka
1 x mc²56 MKII
MC: Otaritec
2013
ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
DE - Mainz
Mobile production suite ARD/ZDF
1 x mc²56
MC: Sono
2009
Renewal of Sound editing room
3 x mc²56 MKII
2012
ZDF Synchro3
1 x mc²56 MKII
2014
Zheijang TV
CN - Zheijang
Zheijang TV 400 studio
2 x mc²56 MKII
MC: NDT
2013
ZOOM Communication
IN - New Delhi
6 x mc²56
2008 /2009

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Control Panel

  • Frames from 16 to 144 faders
  • Remote stand alone frames of 16/32 faders
  • 6 banks each with 2 layers
  • mc²56: 100 mm fader + 2 freely adjustable rotary knobs + Input-Gain Controller + channel display for each fader with sense-triggered change of module display
  • mc²56XT: 100 mm fader + 60mm fader + Input-Gain Controller + channel display for each fader with sense-triggered change of module display
  • TFT metering mono, stereo or up to 7.1 including bus assignment, gain reduction for dynamics, AfV status, VCA assignment, Mix Minus
  • GUI page output, e.g. metering, on an external monitor
  • 9 user buttons
  • Optional: one integrated user panel (automation, 40 buttons, Reveal fader surround, talkback), RTW goniometer integration, script tray

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, up to 96 track busses, up to 48 main sums
  • Rapid switching of channel and bus to mono/stereo/surround 
  • Up to 96 surround channels, 128 VCA groups with metering, 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, diverse panning characteristics, surround aux bus
  • 2* AFL: 1* surround 8-channel, 1*stereo
  • 2* PFL stereo
  • Audio-follow-Video with 128 events, control via Remote MNOPL, GPI or matrix connection, envelope up to 10 s fade time
  • Solo In Place
  • Permanent input meter beside fader, adjustable INPUT, PF, AF, DIROUT meter point in the channel display
  • Loudness Metering according to EBU R128 & ATSC A/85, momentary or short term in every channel, integrated measurement on sum channels with display of integrated LUFS value in headline
  • 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 (switchable units: meters, milliseconds, frames), 4 independent dynamic modules: expander, gate, compressor, limiter, image, meter, direct out
  • Inline configuration with send/return switching - per channel or global
  • Fully-equipped surround channel with coupling of all channel parameters and hyperpanning
  • AMBIT Upmix available on every 5.1 channel, fully Downmix compatible
  • 8 automix groups available for mono/stereo/surround channels with unlimited contribution channels each

Routing Matrix

  • Up to 8192 crosspoints, non-blocking
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Level adjustment for all inputs and outputs
  • Downsizing from surround (up to 7.1) to stereo
  • Integrated monitoring devices for remote locations. e.g. director's room
  • 1016 internal loop-backs
  • Full networking of up to 14 Nova73 cores, share and import of sources and destinations, studio intervention
  • Full snapshot and production portability independent of matrix and DSP size

Interfaces

  • Mic/Line, Line Out, AES, SDI, HD-SDI, MADI, ATM, GPIO, Serial, MIDI, ADAT, RAVENNA/AES67, Audio-over-IP, for details see DALLIS product information)
  • Stereo and surround monitoring systems

Synchronisation

2 redundant inputs with automatic Blackburst, Wordclock, AES 3, MADI detection

Redundancy

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

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
  • Fader control on all level parameters
  • Diverse tally and fader start modes
  • Program switch
  • Machine control
  • Audio-follow-video, up tp 128 camera tallies, Ethernet or GPI controlled
  • Camera mic remote via GPI or voltage control

External Control Systems

  • Remote control of all routing parameters via network
  • Ember+ control protocol integrated
  • Remote control of integrated matrix monitoring units
  • Online configuration with AdminHD, graphical configuration of Nova73 components
  • External matrix controller: VSM, Evertz, Ross Overdrive, Quartz, BFE, Pharos, and others

Remote Maintenance

  • Connection via Internet remote software
  • Software updates, error diagnostics, remote assistance

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

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