Lawo said that Verizon Media Studios had installed three of its mc²36 audio consoles and a Nova37 Hybrid IP/MADI Plug&Play 3RU audio router at its studio at 770 Broadway in New York City.
The new equipment will help Verizon Media, formerly known as Oath, transition to IP-based workflow while maintaining the ability to work with legacy formats and equipment.
The consoles will serve three control rooms at Verizon Media, two of which are home to Yahoo Finance for eight hours a day while the third serves other Verizon brands including Yahoo Sports, Huffpost, Yahoo News, RYOT, Engadget, TechCrunch and Makers. The studios currently have four Lawo A__mic8 interfaces, with two more to be added “in the near future,” Lawo said.
Verizon is using AES67-compatible Ravenna networking for IP-based audio transport. “Signal flow with Ravenna has been especially eye-opening and [it] is now a format I want to use as much as possible in the future,” said Verizon Media Studios Head of Audio Dan Brantigan in a prepared statement. “I was impressed with the sound of the consoles foremost, but getting deeper into the workflow possibilities, the decision is being reinforced on a daily basis.”
Lawo introduced the mc²36 production console in 2014 as an easy to use, high-ROI system targeting broadcast, theaters and houses of worship. It interfaces with mc²36 consoles to create and manage small audio networks.