LAWO mc²66 Mixing Console

Full of power, high precision.

The mc²66 is a highly professional tool which reliably supports you with all tasks. 888 DSP channels and 144 summing busses guarantee maximum power, while top quality signal processing ensures maximum precision. And what if speed is required? Then the mc²66 convinces with its newly developed operation philosophy “assign at destination” which allows fast and secure interference also in critical live situations.

The new redundantly designable MKII Router with 8192 crosspoints provides, with its fully integrated control system for the operation, a highest possible level of reliability.

Integrated Loudness Metering

Following an agreement on loudness standards, the ‘Loudness War’ has been brought to an end. And Lawo is already on the case to implement these standards: all mc² consoles can now boast integrated loudness metering, complying fully with the EBU/R128 and ATSC/A85 requirements — a world’s first from Lawo. For detailed information please click here.

Other benefits:

  • Loudness metering * - full signal control implemented in mixing console, following the standards of EBU and ATSC (*available with V4.14 SW Release)
  • AMBIT is a DSP module for the perfect conversion of stereo signals to surround sound
  • Highest reliability – benefit from the maximum operating safety thanks to the redundant design of all audio channels
  • Top flexibility – make far-ranging modification during operation, without loosing production data
  • Optimum network capacity – linking several mixers and matrixes enables you to set up even very large broadcast complexes and therefore guarantees great time and cost efficiency
  • With the Extra Faders Option *, additional 8 faders are available. Now you can choose between the classic layout and the new Short-Control Fader Panel in the central control section. Thanks to the Extra Faders Option you can now install a mc²66 MKII with 64 faders at the narrow side of an OB van. (*supported with V4.14 SW Release, orders are accepted)

Technical Data

Control Surface
  • Frame sizes from 16 + 8 faders to 96 + 16 faders
  • Separate frames with 8, 16 and 24 faders
  • 6 banks per 2 layers
  • 100 mm faders + 4 rotary controls with free assignment + Input Gain controller
  • Channel Display on every fader, with touch-sensitive selection
  • TFT metering in mono, stereo or up to 7.1, including bus-assignment, dynamics gain reduction, AfV status, VCA assignment, surround master assignment
  • External display of GUI pages, eg. metering
  • Fader colour coding, settable via snapshot
  • Fader notch and PFL overpress
  • 9 user buttons
  • Optional: up to three user panels can be integrated (machine control, theatre functions, automation, 40 / 80 buttons) talkback, script tray, PPM-integration, 2 RU 19” integration 
  • Extra Faders Option *: additional 8 faders, Short-Control Fader Panel in the central control section; dedicated Reveal area. (*supported with V4.14 SW Release, orders are accepted)
Signal Processing
  • 888 channels and 144 summing buses, 40-bit floating point
  • Up to 760 inputs with A/B input, up to 64 subgroups, 32 aux sends, up to 96 track buses, up to 48 main sums
  • Quick change of channel and bus to mono / stereo / surround
  • Up to 96 surround channels, 128 VCA groups with metering, 256 GP 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
  • Loudness metering: full integration in mc² mixing consoles - see below
  • AMBIT: conversion of stereo signals to surround sound
  • 2 AFL: 1 surround 8-channel, 1 stereo
  • 2 PFL stereo
  • Audio-follow-Video with 128 events; controlled either via RemoteMNOPL, GPI or matrix connection, envelope adjustable up to 10s fade time
  • Solo In Place
  • Permanent meter point on the fader, selectable to INPUT,
  • PF, AF, DIROUT on the Channel Display
  • 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 (units in metres, milliseconds, frames); 4 independent dynamics (Expander, Gate, Compressor, Limiter), Image, Meter, Direct Out
  • In-line configuration with send / return switching — on the channel or global
  • Fully equipped surround channel with coupling of all channel parameters and Hyper Panning

Routing Matrix
  • Up to 8192 crosspoints, non-blocking
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Level adjustment of all inputs and outputs
  • Downsizing from up to 7.1 to stereo
  • Integrated monitoring devices for remote locations, e. g. director’s room
  • Full networking of up to 16 HD Cores, share and import from sources and destinations, studio intervention
  • Full snapshot and production data portability independent of matrix and DSP size
  • Level control for every input and output
Loudness Metering *
  • Full integration of loudness metering complying with ITU-R BS.1770
  • Compatible with international recommendations like EBU R128 and ATSC A/85
  • International recommendations are stored as preset, they can be adapted anytime
  • Available in any channel strip
  • Different visualisations can be defined per channel: Classical peak meter, Loudness meter, Combination of peak and loudness meter displays true peak and loudness complying with ITU-R BS.1770
  • Long-term measurement in all summing channels
  • Exposed display of the measured values in the GUI header
  • Absolute and relative visualisation of the scales and measured values
  • EBU +9, EBU +18 and ITU-R BS.1771 scales
  • True peak metering complying with ITU-R BS.1770 displays true peak values
  • The time slots Momentary (400ms) and Short-Term (3s) can be defined individually for all input and summing channels
  • Using additional LFE measuring and selectable gating settings prepared for future norms
  • (*available with V4.14 SW Release)
Plug-in Server
  • Full VST plug-in integration with storage of plug-in parameters in snapshots and production data
Static and Dynamic Automation
  • Snapshot automation, multiple sequences with trim and fade
  • Dynamic TC-based automation, recording by parameter, recording of all modules in a channel including bus assign, writing in “stop” mode, touch, glide, join, punch in / out
  • Trim including “on the fly” mode
  • TC-Cut editing (copy, paste, delete, cut, insert, etc.)
I / O
  • Mic / Line with up to 127dB dynamic range, subsonic filter 40, 80, 140 Hz
  • Line out
  • ADAT ® (ADAT 7.1 is a registered trade mark of Alesis, LLC and is used here under licence)
  • AES with input and output SRC, transparent Dolby ® E routing, balanced and unbalanced
  • HD-SDI with up to 270 ms onboard delay, MADI 64 and 56 with fibre or coax, ATM, GPIO, serial, MIDI
  • Direct intercom connection
  • All interfaces at 24-bit, 96 kHz (for details see DALLIS product information)
  • Monitoring systems for stereo and surround
  • 2 redundant inputs with automatic detection of Blackburst, Wordclock, AES3, MADI
  • PSUs, DSP board, router board
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Redundant control system, exchangeable during run time; full data redundancy PSU for control system and control surface
  • 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
  • Direct out mute by fader
  • Mix-minus self monitoring
  • IT (IS) summation
  • Fader control of all level parameters
  • Diverse tally and fader start modes
  • Program switch
  • Machine control
  • Audio-follow-Video up to 128 camera tallies,
  • Ethernet or GPI controlled
  • Extensive talkback system integration
  • Camera mic remote via GPI or voltage control
  • Remote desktop access from TFT to external computer
Remote Maintenance
  • Remote connection via Internet software
  • Remote software updates, error diagnostics
  • mxGUI: remote control of console via laptop
External Control Systems
  • Remote control of all routing parameters via network
  • Remote control of monitoring units in remote locations
  • Remote control of integrated matrix monitoring units
  • Remote control of signal parameters such as SDI, silence detects, mic gain and more (for details see the Remote MNOPL protocol documentation)
  • Online configuration with AdminHD, graphic configuration of HD Core components
  • External matrix controllers: BFE, VSM, Evertz, Miranda, Sony, and others
  • iPhone App