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Lawo Announces Extra Faders Surface Layout for mc²66 MKII Consoles

Lawo, a leading manufacturer of digital audio networking and console systems, announces Extra Faders, a new surface layout for the mc²66 MKII production console. Responding to requests from British and American sound engineers for a surface arrangement that provides more faders and fewer buttons located close to the console’s armrest, the new Extra Faders layout brings enhanced capabilities to the Central Control section of the mc²66 MKII while also providing improved surround sound mixing capabilities.

Lawo Extra Faders control surface with Extra Fader Panel

With the new Extra Faders option, the Screen Control Module in the mc²66 MKII’s Central Control section is replaced by the “Short Fader Control” panel. In addition to the control elements commonly associated with this section, the new surface layout incorporates eight additional faders. This new arrangement provides more faders in the first row and fewer administrative buttons to allow for greater control over crucial mix elements that are assigned to this area. The Extra Faders layout also provides a new user panel, identified as Screen Control, that provides for essential functions that require dedicated hardware buttons. This panel contains the Screen Control buttons, Panning Joystick, Bus Assignment, ISO buttons, and 12 User Buttons to equip the console with individual options from the “Custom Functions” page. The Screen Control User panel can be placed freely at all User Panel positions.

For mc²66 MKII consoles equipped with the new Extra Faders option, the Short Fader Control panel and the Screen Control User panel interact closely with a new Monitoring Touch GUI (graphical user interface) page. All functions typically associated with preparatory tasks (such as Strip Assignment) are managed via this interface.

A dedicated Reveal Fader user panel provides direct access to the individual components of the surround package enabling users, for example, to directly control fader levels or access the individual DSP elements for the surround channels. The Reveal Fader panel can be integrated at any of the three user panel locations and is designed for the unfolding of surround channels at a dedicated position.

For pricing and availability of Lawo’s new Extra Faders option for the mc²66 MKII console, contact a Lawo dealer.

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