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Consoles > LAWO mc² 90

mc²90 - The new benchmark in mixing consoles

Good is not always good enough. Because sometimes you want more: you want the very best. This is where Lawo's new high-end console comes in – the mc²90. With this mixer you have a tool which meets the highest of demands. And which also always guarantees optimum performance in complex productions. The mc²90 has set new standards in no time – as regards size, flexibility and reliability as well as user guidance and ergonomic design.

As a real star the mc²90 has many highlights. For instance a convincing modularity which allows effortlessly converting the console from broadcast production to a surround studio. Or a freely configurable desk surface with up to 200 faders, while direct access to all parameters is possible at any time. The mc²90 also fascinates with its perfect sound quality: equipped with high-performance DSP cards, the mc²90 guarantees excellent signal processing – cracking delay settings are therefore a matter of the past. 

Other benefits:

  • Flexible desk surface which ideally adapts to your individual workflow
  • Form follows function, the new operating philosophy allowing short training and intuitive operation of all audio modules
  • Highest reliability, e.g. thanks to a control processor which has a redundant design for the first time
  • Perfect ergonomics which also allows perfect 2-man operation thanks to Iso Bay Access and 2. PFL and AFL bus
  • Innovative design and top quality materials which make the mc²90 the eye-catcher of your studio
  • Full integration of VST plug-ins – the various tone colours are now available to you during live productions too

Technical Data

Control Panel:

  • Frames from 16 + 8 faders to 196 + 16 faders
  • Remote frames of 16 and 32 faders
  • 6 banks per 2 layers
  • 100 mm faders + 8 rotary controls with free assignment + Input-Gain Control; channel display for every fader with sense-triggered change of module display in the channel display
  • TFT metering mono, stereo or 7.1 including bus assignment, gain reduction for dynamics, AfV status, VCA assignment
  • Output of GUI pages, e. g. metering, to external screen
  • Console lighting per fader bay
  • Colour coding per fader, setting per snapshot
  • Fader notch, PFL overpress
  • 33 user buttons
  • Optional: script tray, PPM integration, TB microphone integration
  • 2 U or 5 U 19’’ integration

Signal Processing:

  • 512 channels and 144 summing buses, 40-bit floating point
  • Up to 376 inputs with A/B input, 48 sub groups, 32 aux sends, 96 track busses, 48 main sums, change on the fly from mono to stereo to surround channel and bus
  • Up to 64 surround channels, 128 VCA groups, 256 GPC 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; various panning characteristics, surround aux bus
  • 2* AFL: 1* surround 8-channel, 1* stereo
  • 2* stereo PFL
  • Audio-follow-Video with 128 events, control via Remote MNOPL protocol, GPI or matrix connect, adjustable envelope with up to 10 s fade time
  • Solo In Place
  • Permanent input metering on the fader; selectable metering of 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 sidechain filter, insert, delay up to 1800 ms (units in metres, milliseconds, frames); 4 independent dynamics modules: Expander, Gate, Compressor, Limiter; Image, Meter, Direct Out
  • Inline configuration with send/return switching – on the channel or global
  • 128 VCA masters with metering of up to 8 slaves
  • Fully-equipped surround channel with linking 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 for all inputs and outputs
  • Downsizing up to 7.1 to Stereo
  • Integrated monitoring options for remote workplaces like e. g. director’s room
  • Full networking of up to 16 HD Cores, share and import of sources and destinations, studio arbitration function
  • Full snapshot and production portability independent of matrix or DSP size

Plugin Server:

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

Static and Dynamic Automation:

  • Snapshot automation, several sequences with trim and fade
  • Dynamic TC automation, recording per parameter, recording of all channel modules incl. Bus Assign, writing data in stop mode, Touch, Glide, Join, Punch In/Out


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


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


  • PSUs, DSP card, router card
  • Fully redundant signal path
  • Redundant control system, replaceable during runtime, full data redundancy
  • PSU for control system and control panel


  • Bay-Iso with separate layer and bank switching, plus second PFL/AFL bus
  • Global A/B input switching
  • Enhanced mix-minus (N-M) control with independent off-air conference
  • Fader control of all level parameters
  • Various tally and faderstart modes
  • Programme switch
  • Machine control
  • Audio-follow-Video, up to 128 camera tallies, Ethernet or GPI-controlled
  • Manifold T/B integration
  • Remote control of camera microphone via GPI or phantom power

External Control Systems:

  • Remote control of all routing parameters via network
  • Remote control of monitoring units of remote positions
  • Remote control of the integrated router monitor units
  • Remote of signal parameters like SDI, Silence Detects, Mic Gain etc. (for details see documentation RemoteMNOPL)
  • Remote control via network
  • Online configuration via AdminHD; graphic configuration of HD Core components
  • External matrix control for VSM, Jupiter, BFE, ProBel and others

Remote Maintenance:

  • Connection via Internet Remote Software
  • Software updates, error diagnostics, remote