For the first time ever, two mc²66 digital consoles, capable of accessing shared inputs and outputs, are being used for the Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament. Each console has 56 faders and 144 DSP channels that can be routed via a 3072 x 3072 matrix. During the French Open, the consoles are being used for programs broadcast by ESPN and TTC (the Tennis Channel). The consoles are located in a ‘container village’, built by the organizer specifically for this event. Apart from live broadcasts of the matches, the mc²66s are also used in their Control Rooms to mix the sound for panels of experts and interviews with the tennis players.
The Presteigne Charter Group deliberately decided on the mc²66 consoles from Lawo, as it was imperative to have an easy-to-set-up, highly flexible system, with low weight but the full performance specification of a broadcast console. Another crucial factor was the networkability of the two consoles, and common access to all inputs and outputs. These points ensured that Lawo became the winner of the game, set and match!
The next sports challenge for Presteigne, again using two mc²66 consoles, will be coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games for Australia’s Channel 7 and TVNZ (TV New Zealand).
Lawo is a manufacturer of digital audio networking systems and consoles for a wide range of applications from small to large scale audio production in television and radio, post production, and live sound. Established in the 1970s, the company’s manufacturing center is located in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. For additional information on Lawo’s plug-in integration and all Lawo products, visit the company online at www.lawo.ca.