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Consoles > LAWO mc² 66

Inspired by your needs

When challenging situations have to be tackled, and your work is the centre of attention, Lawo’s mc² 66 provides the ideal solution — because it is, above all, a tool completely tailored to the needs of the user. The mc² 66 not only impresses with the highest standards of performance where speed, flexibility, and security are concerned, but also with its groundbreaking user-assistance, which makes the mc² 66 a reference point around the world.

The mc²66 Highlights

The mc²66 is a highly professional tool which reliably supports you with all tasks. 512 DSP channels and 144 summing busses guarantee maximum power, while top quality signal processing ensures maximum precision. And what if speed is required? Then the mc²66 convinces with its newly developed operation philosophy “assign at destination” which allows fast and secure interference also in critical live situations.

The new redundantly designable MKII Router with 8192 crosspoints provides, with its fully integrated control system for the operation, a highest possible level of reliability

Other benefits:

  •  Highest reliability – benefit from the maximum operating safety thanks to the redundant design of all audio channels
  •  Top flexibility – make far-ranging modification during operation, without loosing production data
  • Optimum network capacity – linking several mixers and matrixes enables you to set up even very large broadcast complexes and therefore guarantees great time and cost efficiency
  • Full integration of VST plug-ins – the various tone colours are now available to you during live productions
Technical Data
Control Surface:
  • Frame sizes from 16 + 8 faders to 96 + 8 faders
  • Separate frames with 8, 16 and 24 faders
  • 6 banks per 2 layers
  • 100 mm faders + 4 rotary controls with free assignment + Input Gain controller
  • Channel Display on every fader, with touch-sensitive selection
  • TFT metering in mono, stereo or up to 7.1, including bus-assignment, dynamics gain reduction, AfV status, VCA assignment, surround master assignment
  • External display of GUI pages, eg. metering
  • Fader colour coding, settable via snapshot
  • Fader notch and PFL overpress
  • 9 user buttons
  • Optional: up to three user panels can be integrated (machine control, theatre functions, automation, 40 / 80 buttons) talkback, script tray, PPM-integration, 2 RU 19” integration

Signal Processing:

  • 512 channels and 144 summing buses, 40-bit floating point
  • Up to 376 inputs with A/B input, up to 48 subgroups, 32 aux sends, up to 96 track buses, up to 48 main sums
  • Quick change of channel and bus to mono / stereo / surround
  • Up to 64 surround channels, 128 VCA groups with metering, 256 GP channels
  • Surround formats: DTS / Dolby ® Digital 5.1, Dolby ® Pro-logic 4.0, DTS ES / Dolby ® EX 6.1, SDDS 7.1, DTS-HD 7.1, diverse panning characteristics, surround aux bus
  • 2 AFL: 1 surround 8-channel, 1 stereo
  • 2 PFL stereo
  • Audio-follow-Video with 128 events; controlled either via RemoteMNOPL, GPI or matrix connection, envelope adjustable up to 10s fade time
  • Solo In Place
  • Permanent meter point on the fader, selectable to INPUT,
  • PF, AF, DIROUT on the Channel Display
  • Modules: INMIX with MS-Decoder, Digital Amp, 2-band fully parametric filter, 4-band fully parametric EQ, 2-band fully parametric side chain filter, insert, delay up to 1800 ms (units in metres, milliseconds, frames); 4 independent dynamics (Expander, Gate, Compressor, Limiter), Image, Meter, Direct Out
  • In-line configuration with send / return switching — on the channel or global
  • Fully equipped surround channel with coupling of all channel parameters and Hyper Panning

Routing Matrix:

  • Up to 8192 crosspoints, non-blocking
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Level adjustment of all inputs and outputs
  • Downsizing from up to 7.1 to stereo
  • Integrated monitoring devices for remote locations, e. g. director’s room
  • Full networking of up to 16 HD Cores, share and import from sources and destinations, studio intervention
  • Full snapshot and production data portability independent of matrix and DSP size

Plug-in Server:

  • Full VST plug-in integration with storage of plug-in parameters in snapshots and production data

Static and Dynamic Automation:

  • Snapshot automation, multiple sequences with trim and fade
  • Dynamic TC-based automation, recording by parameter, recording of all modules in a channel including bus assign, writing in “stop” mode, touch, glide, join, punch in / out
  • Trim including “on the fly” mode
  • TC-Cut editing (copy, paste, delete, cut, insert, etc.)

I / O:

  • Mic / Line with up to 127dB dynamic range, subsonic filter 40, 80, 140 Hz
  • Line out
  • ADAT ® (ADAT 7.1 is a registered trade mark of Alesis, LLC and is used here under licence)
  • AES with input and output SRC, transparent Dolby ® E routing, balanced and unbalanced
  • HD-SDI with up to 270 ms onboard delay, MADI 64 and 56 with fibre or coax, ATM, GPIO, serial, MIDI
  • Direct intercom connection
  • All interfaces at 24-bit, 96 kHz (for details see DALLIS product information)
  • Monitoring systems for stereo and surround


  • 2 redundant inputs with automatic detection of Blackburst, Wordclock, AES3, MADI


  • PSUs, DSP board, router board
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Redundant control system, exchangeable during run time; full data redundancy PSU for control system and control surface


  • Bay-Iso with separate layer and bank switching, plus second PFL / AFL bus
  • Global A / B input switching
  • Enhanced mix-minus control with independent off-air conference
  • Direct out mute by fader
  • Mix-minus self monitoring
  • IT (IS) summation
  • Fader control of all level parameters
  • Diverse tally and fader start modes
  • Program switch
  • Machine control
  • Audio-follow-Video up to 128 camera tallies,
  • Ethernet or GPI controlled
  • Extensive talkback system integration
  • Camera mic remote via GPI or voltage control

Remote Maintenance:

  • Remote connection via Internet software
  • Remote software updates, error diagnostics
  • mxGUI: remote control of console via laptop

External Control Systems:

  • Remote control of all routing parameters via network
  • Remote control of monitoring units in remote locations
  • Remote control of integrated matrix monitoring units
  • Remote control of signal parameters such as SDI, silence detects, mic gain and more (for details see the Remote MNOPL protocol documentation)
  • Online configuration with AdminHD, graphic configuration of HD Core components
  • External matrix controllers: VSM, Jupiter, BFE and others