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Consoles > LAWO ruby

Meet ruby. Intuitive. Uncluttered. Powerful — yet so refined. Designed for flawless networking. With AutoMix smart mixing and a context-sensitive GUI. No other console is this smart. Smooth, sleek, and German-engineered. The AoIP console you’ve been waiting for.

When you’re live, there’s no time to search for the right control. No room for errors, either. Beneath Ruby’s svelte surface lie color-programmable  visual cues, context-sensitive displays and custom workflow options. All to help ensure that your hands always find the control you need, first time — every time.

Streamlined from every angle. All killer, no filler. Optimized controls — everything you need, nothing you don’t. Only 5 cm (2″) tall, from the bottom of its exquisitely cast side frames to the tops of its rotary selectors.
Slim, trim, and as sharp as the cutting edge. Good design goes beyond good looks. Ruby controls are perfectly placed. They fall to hand naturally, easily. Designed for speed. Designed for accuracy. Premium-grade displays, faders, switches.
Because there’s no such thing as too much uptime.

Meet Power Core. Redundant IP networking. Dual-redundant power capability. Tons of built-in I/O, with room for even more. Dozens of DSP channels. It’s like 12 rack units of power, packed into only 1RU. Enough power to accomplish any task. Even the ones you haven’t thought of yet.
Power Core has an amazing amount of HD MADI and AES67 I/O. And you can add even more. 8 expansion slots accept available mic, line, AES3, MADI, and Studio I/O cards. It’s the most flexible mixing engine ever.

Ruby: designed and built by skilled engineers in Rastatt, Germany. Legendary German quality. Premium components. The highest standards. Meticulous precision. Powerful. Reliable. Rock-solid, 24/7.
Lawo craftsmen. For them perfection isn’t a goal — it’s a way of life.



  • Desktop or flush-mount versions in 4, 8, 12 and 16 fader frame sizes, plus standalone 4 and 8 fader and Master Control extenders for localized control placement in multi-user studios
  • Multiple frames may be combined for systems up to 60 faders
  • Single-frame or split-frame configurations
  • Motorized 100 mm faders, touch-sensitive to allow instant override of pre-programmed levels
  • SmartSnaps dual-purpose snapshots with on-air + production modes and fader maps (supports 120 virtual faders)
  • 6 console snapshots for custom fader layouts that can be recalled with a single button press


  • Frame: 49.2 cm front-to-back. End-plates: 0.8cm each
  • Modules: 18.5cm x 37.4cm 
  • Height: 51mm / 2.0" incl. controls 


  • Integrated discovery and direct networked routing control of AES67 / RAVENNA streams
  • Supports popular RAS and Ember+ control protocols for playout control over IP or serial connections
  • Programmable logic core (for “On-Air” tallies, Fader Start commands, Talkback integration, etc.)
  • TCP/IP remote control for connected Lawo matrix
  • Integrated mix-minus (clean feed) / conference logic (2 independent systems)
  • Integration with radio automation systems via serial & TCP/IP

Configuration & Maintenance

  • -EZConfig Wizard for fast setup configuration (Available 2018)
  • -Expert Setup for advanced system and logic programming
  • -Integral web server for system diagnosis
  • -Dedicated software tool for software updates
  • -Remote maintenance via VPN 


Signal Processing

  • 96 Input channels, each with Input gain, signal presence indicator, direct out, Insert, fader, Aux send with Pre / Post switching, pan / balance, AutoGain for each mic input
  • Equalizer with three fully-parametric bands plus semi-parametric bands that can also be shelf, high-pass, or low-pass filters
  • Dynamics suite with gate, expander, compressor, limiter
  • Up to 32 instances of AutoMix and / or De-Essing are available for application to any input source
  • 4 individual AutoMix groups available allow creation of multipleindependent mixes
  • All sources and all busses may be metered onscreen using EBU R128 Loudness Metering
  • Sync delays of up to 340 ms.* with switchable units (meters, milliseconds, frames)
  • *Available Q1 2018
  • 80 summing busses configurable as Program, Record, Aux, Group, Mix-Minus (clean feed) or General Purpose. A full DSP channel with EQ, Dynamics and Delay functions may be applied to any of these busses (up to 16 stereo or 32 mono busses)
  • Channels and busses may be grouped into Stereo and 5.1 Surround bundles

Standard Audio Interfaces

  • 4 MADI (each 64 channels I/O) with SFP cages (MADI ports 1 / 2 and 3 / 4 can be grouped as dual-redundant interfaces)
  • 2 AES67 / RAVENNA (up to 256 channels I/O accessible via 2 NICs) (Various redundancy schemes will be supported, including hitless merge and LACP following SMPTE 2022-7 definitions)

Optional I/O Expansion

  • 8 Mic / Line inputs
  • 8 Mono / 4 Stereo Line input
  • 8 Mono / 4 Stereo Line output
  • 4 Stereo AES input with SRC + 4 AES output
  • 2 Mic / Line + 1 Stereo Line output + 2 Stereo Headphone outputs
  • 2 MADI (64 I/O channels each) with SFP cages

Control Interfaces

  • TCP/IP
  • CAN
  • RS422
  • 8 GPIO (8 optocouplers, 8 silent CMOS relays)


  • Wordclock input and internal generator with output
  • Optional sync via MADI or PTP)
  • 48 kHz / 44.1 kHz

MIC + Line I/O Card

  • 8 channels, electronically balanced, via DB25 connector
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • A-D Conversion: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dBA
  • THD+N: 0.0006%
  • EIN: -127 dBu @ 150 Ohms
  • Latency: 0.16/0.33ms @ 96/48kHz
  • Switchable Phantom Power (P48) for Mic inputs

Analog Input Card

  • 8 channels, electronically balanced, via DB25 connector
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • A-D Conversion: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
  • Dynamic Range: 119 dBA
  • THD+N: ?0.0005%
  • Latency: 0.16/0.32ms @ 96/48kHz

Analog Output Card

  • 8 channels, electronically balanced, via DB25 connector
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 600 – 100k Ohms
  • A-D Conversion: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
  • Dynamic Range: 119 dBA
  • THD+N: ?0.0005%
  • Latency: 0.07/0.15ms @ 96/48kHz

AES3 I/O Card

  • 4 stereo inputs with input SRCs + 4 stereo outputs, via DB25 connector
  • AES3-2003 compliant
  • Input Sample Rate Conversion: 24-bit; accepts 4 – 216 kHz signals
  • Dynamic Range: 125 dB

Studio I/O Card

  • 2 Mic inputs, 2 Analog outputs, 2 stereo headphone outputs, via DB25 connector
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dBA
  • THD+N: 0.0006%
  • EIN: −127dBu @ 150 Ohms
  • 24-bit audio sampling resolution
  • Switchable Phantom Power (P48) for Mic inputs