Channel One reinforces two control rooms with Lawo mc²96 consoles

Mc2 96 audio mixing console by Lawo at Russian Channel One

Channel One, one of the most popular TV channels in Russia, has upgraded two control rooms dedicated to its 24/7 live news service at the Television Technical Center in Moscow’s Ostankino district.

The broadcaster has installed two full-DSP-option Lawo mc²96 Grand Production Consoles with 72 channel strips and over 800 DSP channels each as well as two 12-fader, fully-featured Lawo Sapphire mixing consoles for backup-purposes, along with fit-to-spec Nova 73 DSP cores and DALLIS stageboxes in an ST2022-7 redundant configuration for both the mc²96 and the sapphire consoles.

The new Lawo system handles the audio part of Channel One’s news show, “Time”. Additional applications for the mc²96 consoles include live coverage of high-profile events like the “9 May/Victory Day”, “Immortal Regiment”, etc., parades, which last up to five hours.

Although installed as a backup solution for the event that an mc²96 becomes unavailable, two fully-featured, 12-fader sapphire consoles have also been installed at Channel One to ensure 24/7 availability of its news program. The system’s raw processing power is provided by Lawo’s VisTool software which can be customized to customer specifications and offers fully-featured audio processing. Thanks to the DALLIS interfaces employed for ingesting and playing out audio signals, the audio quality of this system is on the same level as Channel One’s mc²96-based audio systems.

After the commissioning stage, Lawo provided training for the audio engineers and sound directors, with a special session given by Felix Krückels, one of the A1s at the soccer world cup 2018 (which was partly produced in immersive audio), sharing tips and tricks.

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