Long regarded as one of the finest examples of 1950s architecture, the concert hall at Berlin’s University of Arts (UdK) has been equipped with a Lawo console during a major technological overhaul.
In the latest stage of improvements to the venue, the hall was fitted with up-to-date media technology, a new stage and, in the control room, a Lawo mc266 console.
The mc266 at the University of Arts features 40 faders (16+8+16) and 92 full DSP channels and, in the mc2-HD Core, a routing capacity of 8,000 x 8,000 crosspoints.
In addition to teaching and training duties, the console will also be used for the post-production of recorded concerts.
“[The mc266] possesses excellent ergonomics for fast and easy understanding of the control surface. Additionally, the mc266 has a very clear centre section display of all channel parameters, and can be comprehensively configured either online or offline. With snapshots, we can prepare console settings for common user scenarios, which will be used in teaching,” explained UdK programme coordinator Prof. Wolfgang Loos.
A Lawo Nova73 HD and a Nova17 router were also installed during the project, the principal contractor for which was HFE Elektroakustik GmbH.