Lawo has unveiled its new versatile Crystal broadcast console for broadcast applications. This IP-native mixing system is based on the open RAVENNA/AES67 Audio-over-IP (AoIP) networking standards and complies with SMPTE ST2110-30/-31 for audio, and ST2022-7 for redundancy.
Powered by the Lawo Power Core Engine, Crystal supports expandable I/O, accommodating AES67, MADI, analogue, AES3, as well as Dante audio sources and destinations.
Available with 6, 8 and 14 faders, and with two distinct modes of operation — Power Core and Controller — Crystal is designed for a variety of broadcast applications that straddle radio and a variety of audio production workflows: small to mid-sized on-air studios; regional studios; news and commentary suites; smaller production studios; master control room (MCR) control and outside broadcast (OB) vehicles; podcast recording studios; remote production applications; backup and disaster recovery sites; digital audio workstation (DAW) control and integration, as well as workflow uniformisation.
According to Lawo, the new Crystal is the synergy of physical and virtual operation with intelligent, context-sensitive controls that fall naturally to hand. Crystal allows users to summon the power of Lawo’s Diamond console from a more compact and cost-effective package and leverages Lawo’s high-quality audio and workflow expertise.
The IP-native Crystal is available in both a light and a dark finish. Both versions offer a wealth of shades and hues that allow users to tailor the desk to their exacting needs. Adding optional Virtual Extensions increases the availability of immediate information for every function.
Johan Boqvist, Lawo’s Product Evangelist, Audio Infrastructure, said, “The new Crystal serves the power of Diamond in a more compact and cost-effective package, courtesy of Lawo’s high-quality audio and workflow expertise.
“Conforming to Lawo’s standard for hardware and software integration on a native IP platform, Crystal truly shines like a diamond.”