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Toronto, Ontario, Canada - April 24, 2008 ... Lawo, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of digital audio networking and console systems for production, post production, broadcast, and related applications, is pleased to announce the mc²56 production console, the newest member of the mc² series. Following the mc²66, an industry standard for HD OB vans as well as broadcast and production studios - and the mc²90, established in many large HD studios, Lawo launches the new mc²56--a console with full mc² performance with a streamlined surface and compact dimensions.

Based on the existing mc² technology, the mc²56 offers the Lawo HD core with up to 512 DSP channels, 144 summing buses, and a routing capacity of up to 8,192 crosspoints. The complete functionality of the mc² series is available--including the transfer of snapshots within the mc² family, as well as dynamic automation and networking with other Lawo products.

The innovative element of the mc²56 lies in the newly designed control surface which offers direct access to essential operating elements. Functions which are rarely used are handled via the touchscreen graphical user interface. This design facilitates easy operation and a short learning curve. In addition, the new construction reduces fader width to 30 mm, which enables efficient and economic working. Every 16-fader bay offers fully featured metering on a high resolution TFT.

Lawo continues to offer modularity with options for a second fader row and the insertion of PPMs (peak program meters). With available frame sizes ranging from 32 to 80 faders and special flightcase versions, Lawo‘s new mc²56 may be adapted to a wide range of applications.

With the development of the mc²56, Lawo combines the performance, known from the mc² seal, with newly defined ease of operation. With these attributes, the mc²56 can be described as “Performance, pure and simple”.

About Lawo

Lawo is a manufacturer of digital audio networking systems and consoles for a wide range of applications from small to large scale audio production in television and radio, post production, and live sound. Established in the 1970s, the company‘s manufacturing center is located in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. For additional information on Lawo‘s mc²56 console and all Lawo products, visit the company online at