crystal

Radio Broadcast Console

Compact - intuitive - automagic. The crystal success story continues: after more than 1,000 installations in radio facilities and small broadcast applications, SNG and ENG vans, and TV production suites, Lawo has developed a yet more powerful crystal console. The cost-effective entry point into the Lawo world of mixing offers all of the flexibility and customizability for which Lawo is renowned, and provides a future-proof investment for both commercial and public broadcasters. With crystal, RAVENNA / AES67 compatibility is available today. Smart technology, ready to use.

The new crystal mixing console comes with VisTool, a powerful touchscreen optimized PC software for extended visualization and control of crystal installations. In its basic version, VisTool is designed for clear visualization, while the unlimited version of VisTool can be completely customized to meet any requirements, displaying all parameters or only those that are essential.

Smart technology: ready to use

crystal consoles come fully operational, with a preset that meets the general demands of a wide range of radio applications. In addition, it allows an unparalleled degree of customization, offering a pool of features that is second to none. Being the perfect choice for stand-alone operation as well as for networked environments, crystal ensures maximum efficiency for on-air operation and production in all aspects of everyday work.

What's new?
Based on feedback from the users of more than 1,000 crystal mixing consoles, the new crystal offers extensive improvements. The console’s user surface is completely re-designed, providing a clear layout in a slim and classy chassis. A new hand rest increases the console’s ergonomics, and the re-designed buttons improve the readibility of their labels. The new preset configuration facilitates quick and easy use, and is the perfect basis for further customization. In addition to other features, crystal provides all fader sources, a general bus configuration, a control room and guest monitoring.
The newly designed crystal base unit features power supply redundancy and optimized expansion slots for even more convenient addition of I/O cards. New functions like the integrated AutoMix and AutoGain provide outstanding ease-of-use, especially to journalists and presenters in self-op situations.

State-of-the-art technology and ultra-slim construction
The crystal console is a genuine eye-catcher in any studio. But it is not just the appearance of the console that is impressive. The build quality and integral attributes of crystal will meet the highest demands – from its superb all-metal case and 100 mm faders with integral dust shield, to its excellent signal processing capabilities.

Ergonomic design for optimal workflow
Apart from its modern appearance and renowned Lawo build quality, crystal will also impress with its outstanding ergonomics. Two high-visibility OLED displays per channel provide an ideal overview. Various functions can also be assigned to multipurpose buttons (e.g. PFL, on/off, start/stop, mute, conference, talkback). Multi-color LEDs indicate different functions by color schemes. In addition, a set of four user buttons on each fader strip can be assigned with dynamic functionality that is labeled in the OLED display.

Customization
Even though crystal consoles come with a working preset, they offer a high degree of customization and an unparalleled pool of workflow optimizing functions and features.
The console provides all of the comprehensive functionality found on a conventional mixer, as well as an integrated matrix of up to 288 I/Os. These I/Os can be pre-packaged from a broad range of modules including RAVENNA Audio-over-IP, MADI, AES and Mic/Line.
The control surface is available in variants offering from 4 to 16 faders. All pushbuttons are illuminated with RGB LEDs enabling users to work with color schemes for different functions – e.g. giving every signal processing function its own coloring (blue for EQ, magenta for DYNAMICS, etc.).
Nearly every button on the user interface can be configured to meet the individual requirements. Custom functions can be easily labeled using exchangeable inlays.

The possibilities for system administrators are countless. They range from small n-1 set-ups to a full-blown conference matrix, and from a single control room monitoring to multiple monitoring buses. Or from a few internal console snapshots to unlimited console and channel snapshots in a database, and from a fully accessible console to a restricted user interface defined by user rights management.

Reference Liste crystal

References crystal - As of March 2015

    Client    Product/LocationInstallation
2GLF FM
AU - Liverpool, NSW
Studio 3
1x crystal
Main contractor (MC): Lawo Australia
2013
2MBS
AU - Melbourne
Radio on-air studios
5 x crystal
Main contractor (MC): PAT
2012
3D Radio Adelaide
AU - Adelaide
3 x crystal
MC: PAT
2012
ADAC e.V.
DE - Munich
1 x crystal
MC: Wellen & Nöthen
2011
Antenne Vorarlberg
A - Schwarzach
1 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2012
ARD capital studio
DE - Berlin
2 x crystal
2013
6 x crystal
2014
Editorial workplaces
46 x crystal
2014
Studio A
1 x crystal MKII
2015
armasuisse
CH - Bern
17 x crystal
MC: J&C
2010
ARTE G.E.I.E.
FR - Strasbourg
15 x crystal
MC: BCE
2010
Astro Radio
MY - Kuala Lumpur
1 x crystal
2012
1 x crystal
2013
Australian Parliament
AU - Canberra
Parliament House Canberra
7 x crystal
MC: AVI
2011
BADA TV
Korea
1 x crystal
MC: OTC
2011
Bayannaoer Radio
CN - Bayannaoer City
1 x crystal
MC: Infomedia
2010
Bayerischer Rundfunk
DE - Munich
"Junge Welle", Editor's suite
12 x crystal
2009

1 x crystal
2009

B1 Producer room
1 x crystal
2009

Bayern plus, Bayern 2 plus
6 x crystal
2009

Bayern5
20 x crystal
2009

ATBR1
1 x crystal
2009

HDTV OB van FÜ1
1 x crystal
MC: sono
2009

Editor's suite
3 x crystal
2010

News studio
1 x crystal
2010

Regional studio
2 x crystal
2011

Studio 5-8
4 x crystal
2012
1 x crystal
1 x crystal (Erneuerung B3)
2012
3 x crystal
2012
1 x crystal
2013
BCS Broadcast Sachsen GmbH & Co. KG
DE - Dresden
6 x crystal
MC: HFE
2009/10

3 x crystal
MC: Perfect Broadcast
2011
Beijing Daxing Launcher
CN - Beijing
1 x crystal
MC: NDT
2014
Belgacom TV
BE - Brussels
1 x crystal
MC: Amptec
2012
Bell Media Inc.
CA - Toronto
9 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2014
Blu Radio
CO - Bogotá
1 x crystal
2013
Brandenburger Lokalradios GmbH 
DE - Frankfurt/O.
99.3 Radio Frankfurt/O.
1 x crystal
MC: Audioone
2011
Bremedia Produktion GmbH
DE - Bremen
1 x crystal
2012
1 x crystal
2013
1 x crystal
2014
Broadcast Communic. Internat. PTE Ltd
SG - Singapore
1 x crystal
2010

1 x crystal
2012
Broadcast Networks Ltd.
UK 
1 x crystal
2012
Broadcasting Center Europe SA
LU - Luxembourg
1 x crystal
1 x crystal
2012
2014
Catalunya Radio 
ES - Barcelona
1 x crystal
MC: Lexon
2010
Chello Central Europe
HU - Budapest
1 x crystal
2013
China Radio International
CN - Beijing
2 x crystal
MC: Infomedia
2009

15 x crystal
MC: Infomedia
2011
CJB Korea
KR - Chungju
1 x crystal
MC: Soundfox
2012
CMS Radio
AU - Canberra
1 x crystal
MC: Lawo Australia
2013
Cooperativa Chilena
CL - Santiago de Chile
Radio Cooperativa
4 x crystal
2014
CTV
CA - Montreal
Radio CHUM
13 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2009

1 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2010
CTV
CA - Ottawa
2 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2012
CTV
CA - Toronto
CTV Olympics
1 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2012
CTV
CA - Toronto
5 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2012
CTV
CA - Windsor
1 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2012
Daegu Broadcasting Corporation
KR - Taegu
1 x crystal
MC: Soundfox
2011
Dammam Radio
SA - Dammam
1 x crystal
2014
Daqing Radio
CN - Daqing
TV OB van
2 x crystal
MC: NDT
2014
Das Inselradio, S.L.
ES - Palma de Mallorca
2 x crystal
MC: RCS Deutschland
2012
Datamatix Datensysteme GmbH
AT - Vienna
1 x crystal
2010

D.F.G. international
SG - Singapore
2 x crystal
2010
Die fernsehwerft
DE - Berlin
23 x crystal
2008/09

5 x crystal
2011
Digital Broadcasting Corporation
CN - Hongkong
10 x crystal
MC: NDT
2011
Discovery Communications Europe
UK - London
1 x crystal
MC: Preco
2013
DMG Radio Australia
AU - Sydney
TV/Web streaming
1 x crystal
1 x crystal mkII
MC: PAT

2013
2014
Eesti Rahvusringhääling
EE - Tallinn
1 x crystal
MC: UAB Televiizijos
2012
EL Financiero
Mexico
1 x crystal
MC: Comtelsat
2013
Egyptian Radio and TV Union (ERTU)
EG - Cairo
News studio 5
1 x crystal
MC: System Design
2010
Fohhn AG
DE - Nürtingen
1 x crystal
2011
Formula One Management Ltd.
United Kingdom
Mobile TV Production
1 x crystal
2011
Fox International Channels
JP - Tokyo
1 x crystal
MC: Satellite TV Asian Region
2013
Fox International Channels
TW - Taipei
4 x crystal
MC: Satellite TV Asian Region
2013
Fraunhofer Institut
DE - Erlangen
1 x crystal
MC: Thomann
2011
Fujian Radio Film and TV Group
CN - Fujian
12 Radio studios
6 x crystal
MC: Infomedia
2010
FutuVision Group
FI - Tampere
1 x crystal
MC: Qualitron
2011
GBMM, Global Broadcasting Media Management
FI - Tampere
1 x crystal
MC: Qualitron
2011
Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschüle
DE - Nuremberg
1 x crystal
2013
German Journalism school
DE - Munich
1 x crystal mkII
2014
Global Radio
UK - Glasgow
Capital 105-106
2 x crystal
2010
Global Radio
UK - Exeter / Devon
Heart 96.2 / 97.3
2 x crystal
2010
Global Radio
UK - Norwich
Heart 102.4
1 x crystal
2010
Global Radio
UK - Birmingham
2 x crystal
2013
Global Radio
UK - Leeds
1 x crystal
2013
Global Radio
UK - London
Leicaster Square
1 x crystal
2013
Global Radio
UK - Whitstable
1 x crystal
2013
GRRIF FM
CH - Delémont
1 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2011
Grupo Acir
Mexico
11 x crystal
2014
Grupo RPP
PE - Lima
TV Grupo RPP
1 x crystal
2014
Hang Seng Management University
HK - Kowloon
1 x crystal
MC: NDT
2013
Helios Video Sound and Lighting
ID - Medan (Sumatra)
1 x crystal
2012
Hessischer Rundfunk
DE - Frankfurt
2 x crystal
2009

9 x crystal
2009

1 x crystal
MC: DAVIS GmbH
2011
Hit FM Privatradio GmbH
AT - St. Pölten
3 x crystal
MC: J&C
2010
Hochschule der Medien
DE - Stuttgart
1 x crystal
2010
Huairou People's Radio Station
CN - Beijing
1 x crystal
MC: Infomedia
2009
Huanan Kuailegou Channel
CN - Changsha City
1 x crystal
MC: Infomedia
2010
Huzhou Radio
CN - Huzhou
3 x crystal
2009
Infomedia
CN -Beijing
IDT stock
9 x crystal
2012
ITE AMK Campus
SG - Singapore
1 x crystal
MC: Broadcast Solutions
2014
Jazz.FM91
CA - Toronto
4 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2013
Jiangshebingtuan Radio
CN - Jiangshebingtuan
2 x crystal
MC: Hong Kong Power
2014
JTBC
KR - Incheon
1 x crystal
MC: Soundfox
2011
Kannengießer Studiotechnik
DE - Püttlingen
1 x crystal
2011
Kantonsspital Winterthur
CH - Winterthur
1 x crystal
MC: J&C
2010
KEM Electronics
GR - Athens
1 x crystal
2010
Kolej University Islam Antarabangsa
Selangor, MY - Kuala Lumpur
1 x crystal
MC: BCI
2011
Konkuk University
KR - Seoul
1 x crystal
MC: Soundfox
2010
Line Trade Broadcast Inc.
USA - Miami
1 x crystal
2012
Kral FM
TR - Istanbul
1 x crystal
MC: Radikal
2011
Maghreb Productions Communication
TN - Tunis
2 x crystal
MC: PAL
2010
Malaysia TV3
Malaysia
2 x crystal
MC: Broadcast Communications
2012
Manis FM Radio
MY - Kuala Terengganu
1 x crystal
MC: BCI
2011
Marina FM
Kuwait
3 x crystal
MC: PSC
2009
MCS Sachsen
DE - Dresden
4 x crystal
2009
med radio
MA - Agadir
4 x crystal
main contractor: PHFcom
2009
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Erfurt
Radio studio
1 x crystal
MC: MCI
2013
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Gera
1 x crystal
MC: MCI
2014
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Magdeburg
1 x crystal
MC: MCS
2014
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
CN - Shanghai
2 x crystal
2010
MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
USA - Washington
Studio correspondent
2 x crystal
2011
Media Mobil GmbH
DE - Leipzig
5 x crystal
2009
Mount Royal College
CA - Calgary
2 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2009
N24 Media GmbH
DE - Berlin
Edit suite
1 x crystal
2011
Nanyang Technological University
SG - Singapore
3 x crystal
MC: Broadcast Communications
2013
Ningbo Radio
CN - Ningbo
4 x crystal
MC: Hong Kong Power
2014
NPR (National Public Radio)
USA - Washington
6 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2010

4 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2012
New building: Studios 33-38, 43-46
self-operated production
20 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2012
New building: master operations production support
4 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2012
ND SatCom GmbH
DE - Immenstaad
5 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2012
NDR, Norddeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Hanover
ARD radio
1 x crystal
MC: Thum+Mahr
2011
Radio OB van Ü42
1 x crystal
MC:VTS
2013
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
SG - Singapore
2 x crystal
MC: BCI
2010
NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corp.
N - Oslo
1 x crystal
MC: MCI
2012
ORF, Österreichischer Rundfunk
AT - Vienna
ENG van
2 x crystal
2011
Orion Media
UK - Birmingham
Studio 5
1 x crystal
2011
Palace Radio
GR - Larissa
1 x crystal
MC: KEM
2009
PBR Ltd.
RO - Bucharest
1 x crystal
MC: Techno Ltd.
2010
Polskie Radio
PL - Warsaw
1 x crystal
MC: Dysten
2011
Power FM
TR - Istanbul
1 x crystal
MC: Radikal
2010
Privatfernsehen in Bayern
GmbH & Co. KG
DE - Munich
1 x crystal
MC: Segami GmbH
2009
prosonic GmbH
DE - Munich
1 x crystal
2009
prosonic GmbH
DE - Munich
1 x crystal
20010
Qatar TV
QA - Qatar
TV OB vans
2 x crystal
MC: Grass Valley

2012
Radio 1 Croatia
HR - Nedelisce
1 x crystal
MC: Marketing M
2009
Radio 1 Privatradio GmbH
AT - Vienna
Radio 88.6
5 x crystal
2009
Radio 24
CH - Zürich
1 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2013
Radio 32
CH - Solothurn
1 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2011
Radio América
BR - Sao Paulo
1 x crystal
MC: LineUp
2011
Radio Bremen
DE - Bremen
OB van Ü1
1 x crystal
2011
Radio Cité
CH - Genf
Production studio
1 x crystal
MC: J&C
2009
Radio Dreyeckland
FR - Mulhouse
2 x crystal
MC: PHF Com
2010
Radio Energy
AT - Vienna
2 x crystal
MC: J&C
2010
Radio Fribourg
CH - Fribourg
2 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2011
Radio Gong
DE - Munich
2 x crystal
2012
1 x crystal
2013
Radio Horeb
DE - Immenstadt
2 x crystal
MC: J&C
2009

1 x crystal
MC: J&C
2010
Radio Jeddah
SA - Jeddah
3 x crystal
MC: Jamal Jaroudi
2009
Radio Kajaus
Finland
1 x crystal
MC: Qualitron
2013
Radio Kalima
TN - Kalima
2 x crystal
MC: Standard Sharing Software
2012
Radio Karibeña
Peru
4 x crystal
2014
Radio Leipzig
DE - Leipzig
2 x crystal
MC: Perfect Broadcast GmbH
2012
Radio LFM SA
CH - Lausanne
1 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2011
Radio Maria
CH - Adliswil
Mobile studio
1 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2011
Radio Maria
AT - Vienna
1 x crystal
MC: J&C
2010
Radio MAX
AT - Vienna
3 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2012
Radio Medan
ID - Medan
2 x crystal
MC: Broadcast Communic.
2013
Radio mir
BA - Medjuogorje
1 x crystal
MC: DICROIC d.o.o.
2011

2 x crystal
MC: DICROIC d.o.o.
2012
Radio Oasis FM
TN - Tunis
1 x crystal
MC: PAL
2011
Radio School Switzerland / Toxic.FM
CH - St. Gallen
2 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2011
Radio Soundportal
AT - Graz
1 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2012
Radio Stephansdom
AT-Vienna
2 x crystal
MC: X-Art Pro Division
2010
Radio Tataouine
TN - Tataouine
1 x crystal
MC: PAL
2012
Radio Télévision Belge Francophone
BE - Brussels
1 x crystal
MC: Amptec
2011
Radio Televisione Italiana RAI
IT - Rome
3 x crystal
MC: Grisby Music
2009

2 x crystal
MC: Grisby Music
2010

1 x crystal
MC: Grisby Music
2011
4 x crystal
MC: Communic. Video Eng.
2012
Radio Televisione Suisse
CH - Bern
7 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2014
Radio Televisyen Malaysia
MA - Ipoh
5 x crystal
MC: Broadc. Communic. Int.
2012
Rádio Transamérica
BR - Manaus
Pop radio studio
1 x crystal
MC: LineUp
2010
Radyo Viva
TR - Istanbul
2 x crystal
MC: Radikal
2012
Radio X-Mix
DE - Frankfurt/Main
1 x crystal
2010
Radiotelevisione svizzera
CH - Lugano
6 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2012
3 x crystal
MC: SLG Broadcast
2013
RAI
IT - Rome
2 x crystal
MC: Grisby Music
2014
RBB, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
DE - Potsdam
1 x crystal
MC: Audioone
2009
1 x crystal
2014
Royal Caribbean Cruiselines
USA
1 x crystal
MC: TV tools Oy
2013
RTB Studios Brunai
Brunai
2 x crystal
MC: Broadcast Communications
2012
RTM Iptar
Malaysia
4 x crystal mkII
MC: Lawo Singapore
2014
Russia Today
RU - Moscow
2 x crystal
MC: Starline
2013
Russian Academy of Sciences
RU - Moscow
2 x crystal
MC: Glosun
2013
SR, Saarländischer Rundfunk
DE - Saarbrücken
2 x crystal
2012
1 x crystal
2013
Sámi University College
No - Guovdageaidnu
1 x crystal
MC: Soundware Norway
2009
Samsung Engineering
KR - Seoul
1 x crystal
MC: Soundfox
2012
Samtgemeinde
DE - Bruchhausen- Vilsen
1 x crystal
2009
SATCOM GmbH
DE - Dreieich
1 x crystal
2010
SBS, Special Broadcasting Services
AU - Melbourne
2 x crystal
8 x crystal
MC: PAT
2013
2014
SBS, Special Broadcasting Services
AU - Sydney
8 x crystal
MC: PAT
2012
SCDF, Singapore Civil Defence Force
SG - Singapore
2 x crystal
MC: Broadcast Communic.
2013
Sharjah Radio
UAE - Sharjah
1 x crystal
MC: BFE
2013
Shuozhou Radio
CN - Shuozhou
3 x crystal
MC: Hong Kong Power
2014
Siyaha FM
JO - Amman
1 x crystal
MC: Heat
2011
Sirius XM Radio, Inc.
US - Detroit
1 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2013
Soliflex Svenska AB
SE - Mölndal
1 x crystal
2011
SABC, South African Broadc. Corp.
ZA - Johannesburg
1 x crystal
MC: B&I
2011
Soundfox
KR - Seou
1 x crystal
2012
Southern Cross Media Group
AU - Orange
4 x crystal (local studio)
MC: Lawo Australia
2010
Southern Cross Ten
AU - Bendigo
4 x crystal
MC: Lawo Australia
2010
Spectrum Medya
TR - Istanbul
8 x crystal
MC: Radikal
2013
Sveriges Television AB
SE - Stockholm
1 x crystal
MC: MCI
2011

3 x crystal
MC: MCI
2012
SWR, Südwestrundfunk
DE - Baden-Baden
2 x crystal
2010
1 x crystal
2013
SWR, Südwestrundfunk
DE - Mainz
1 x crystal
2009

1 x crystal
2010
SWR, Südwestrundfunk
DE - Stuttgart
3 x crystal
MC: sono
2010

TV Ü-Wagen FÜ3
1 x crystal
2012

TV Ü-Wagen FÜ6
1 x crystal
2012
Reportagewagen
1 x crystal
2013
TBC
KR - Seoul
1 x crystal
MC: Soundfox
2011
Tele 1 AG
CH - Lucerne
6 x crystal
MC: tpc
2009
Tele Ostschweiz AG
CH - St. Gallen
3 x crystal
MC: J&C
2010
Television Systems Limited
UK - Berkshire
3 x crystal
2011
Temasek Polytechnic
SG - Singapore
1 x crystal (University)
MC: Broadc. Communic. Int.
2010
TIKA - Turkish International Cooperation
and Dvelopment Agency
TR - Ulus-Ankara
1 x crystal
MC: Radikal
2009
tpc, tv productioncenter zürich ag
CH - Zurich
17 x crystal (1 x replacement)
2009

8 x crystal
2011
2 x crystal
2012
1 x crystal (tpc NB14)
2013
TSN Radio
CA - Toronto
4 x crystal
MC: Lawo North America
2011
Turkish Radio and Television Corp.
TR - Istanbul
1 x crystal
MC: Radikal
2010
University of West London
UK - London
3 x crystal mkII
2014
VRT Television
BE - Brussels
3 x crystal
MC: Amptec
2009

3 x crystal (SNG van)
MC: Amptec
2009

8 x crystal
MC: Amptec
2010
WDR, Westdeutscher Rundfunk
DE - Cologne
Production complex 4, Editing suite
1 x crystal
MC: T&S
2009

1 x crystal
MC: BFE
2009

1 x crystal
2009

2 x crystal (PK 6/7)
MC: Media Logic
2010

1 x crystal
2010

2 x crystal (Mobile on-air studio)
2010

9 x crystal
2010

1 x crystal
2011

3 x crystal (News room)
2011

1 x crystal
2011

5 x crystal
2012
2 x crystal
2 x crystal
3 x crystal
2013
WDR Schallarchiv
5 x crystal
2013
3 x crystal
2014
WDR foreign studios
7 x crystal
2014
2 x crystal mkII
2014
WDR4, Dortmund
2 x crystal
2013
WDR Studio Nairobi
2 x crystal
2013
WDR Studio Moscow
4 x crystal
2013
WDR Studio Washington
7 x crystal mkII
MC: Lawo North America
2014
Welle Salzburg
A - Salzburg
1 x crystal
MC: SLG
2011
Wenzhou Radio
CN - Wenzhou
3 x crystal
MC: Hong Kong Power
2014
Xazar TV
AZ - Baku
1 x crystal
MC: Ray Systems
2013
XM Satellite Radio
USA - Washington
10 x crystal
MC: Lawo North Amerika
2010
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Corp.
FI - Helsinki
Parliament House studio
1 x crystal
MC: Qualitron
2010
Tilaus 72716
1 x crystal
MC: Qualitron
2013
YLE Media van No. 1 + No. 2
2 x crystal
MC: Qualitron
2013/2014
Yzrael Valley Accademy
IL - Afula
4 x crystal (Radio Kol Ysrael)
MC: Micha Blum
2009
ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
DE - Berlin
Second TV control room
1 x crystal
MC: BFE
2013
ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
DE - Mainz
2 x crystal
MC: MCI
2009
ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
DE - Mainz
ZDF studio Beijing
1 x crystal
2012
ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
DE - Düsseldorf
1 x crystal
2011
Ziniu Radio
LT - Vilnius
2 x crystal
MC: Hannu Pro
2012

Specifications

Control Surface

  • Control surface variants with up to 16 faders
  • Compact design with case height only 35 mm (1.4”)
  • Long-life 100 mm faders with dust protection
  • OLED displays (160° viewing angle)
  • Buttons with multi-color backlight (RGB)
  • Ambient light sensor for automatic brightness control
  • Fully stand alone operable

System core

  • Base unit 19” / 1 RU with control system, signal processing and audio interfaces
  • Integrated routing matrix (non-blocking) with up to 288 inputs and 292 outputs
  • Active cross ventilation, system-controlled
  • Integral wide-ranging power supply 100 – 240 V AC and 12 V DC connection with redundancy switch over

Signal Processing

  • Up to 24 fader channels with input gain (max. +18 dB) and pan/ balance
  • Up to 100 definitions for sources and summing buses;mono or stereo, 5.1 surround
  • 16 Equalizers: 3 fully parametric bands and 2 filters (mono or stereo)
  • 16 Dynamics units: gate, expander, compressor (mono or stereo)
  • 16 Limiters (mono or stereo)
  • 16 De-esser / AutoMix (mono*)
  • 16 Delays, up to 320 ms (mono*)
  • 32 Summing buses (mono* including PFL)
  • 32 Minimixers (2 x 2 mixers for monitoring, stereo-to-mono, etc.)
  • Internal tone generator

(*Stereo coupling possible)

Control

  • Programmable logic core (red light, fader start, broadcast button, talkback integration etc.)
  • Integrated n-1/conference logic (2 independent systems)
  • Interface for integration with radio automation systems (serial, TCP/IP)
  • Networking via TCP/IP (Ember+)

Synchronisation

  • Wordclock input and internal generator
  • Optional sync via MADI or slot 1 (AES3 or RAVENNA)
  • 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz 

Interfaces

  • 4 Analog mic inputs (incl. bass cut, stereo coupling possible, also usable as line inputs)
  • 4 Analog line inputs
  • 8 Analog line outputs
  • 2 Headphone outputs (stereo)
  • 4 AES3 inputs (stereo) with sample rate converter (SRC)
  • 4 AES3 outputs (stereo)
  • GPIO (8 optocouplers, 8 silent cmos relays)
  • Optional MADI extension with 4 ports (max. 256 mono channels)
  • 2 slots for I/O extension

    • 4 Analog mic in / 4 Analog line in
    • 8 Analog line in / 8 Analog line out
    • 4 AES3 in with SRC (stereo) / 4 AES3 out (stereo)
    • HD/SD SDI embedder/de-embedder (4 x stereo)
    • RAVENNA / AES67 Audio-over-IP

Configuration and Maintenance

  • Software for system configuration and logic programming
  • Integral web server for system diagnosis
  • Dedicated SW tool for software updates
  • Remote maintenance using dedicated remote access tool

VisTool

  • Software for the enhancement of the control surface, support of touchscreens
  • Visualisation of DSP parameters, loudness, signal levels / states
  • Additional functions and controls (e.g. timer, snapshots)
  • Min. PC requirements: Intel i5 or higher (CPUBenchmark min. 1350 Points @ www.cpubenchmark.net/), min. 2GB RAM, Windows 7 or higher 

Panels (option)

  • Several panel variants (19”/1 RU) with illuminated buttons, LCD-keys, potentiometers and GPIO
  • Control of logic functions and level adjustment for e.g. conferences, talkback and monitoring
  • Connection of up to 30 panels via CAN-Bus (opt. TCP/IP)

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

Have a look at the new crystalCLEAR.


Michael Dosch, Director of Virtual Radio Projects, shows the features of this new product.  More