Erinn Thorpe (left) and studio audio manager Rick Perry
Turner Studios, the broadcast production division of Turner Entertainment Group, has taken delivery of a second Lawo mc290 production console in its Audio Control Room 21 (ACR21), handling live sports studio shows and sports integration. The desk is configured with 48 channel faders, 16 central faders, 256 channels of AES I/O, 48 analog ins and 64 analog outs. The console’s core is tied to a Nova 73 HD MADI router with 192 channels of MADI I/O using fail-over redundant connections. For this project, the Lawo Nova 73 HD was expanded to 40 MADI I/O ports, providing access to eight sound stage/studios and other shared resources such as a 64-channel I/O Pro Tools|HD system and the other four Audio Control Rooms. The 8,000×8,000 Nova 73 HD router is configured for approximately 1,300 signals in and 1,000 signals out.