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#IBCShow 2016: LAWO’s Virtual Mixing Software RƎLAY!


EX212035_L_IBC 2016 logoLawo‘s development of the RƎLAY Virtual Radio Mixer is a breakthrough technology and advancement in the world of radio! RƎLAY has all of the built in virtual components to replace entire racks of equipment. A PC and breakout box will support and supply end-users with virtualized codecs, phone hybrids, audio processors, cross-point routers, streaming encoders and other broadcast tools that run entirely in software, interfacing with the mixer via standard WDM or ASIO interfaces.

Now radio teams have the ultimate in grab-and go remote field kits, the ease of on-location setups, and webcasting. Please know that this system is so portable, that setup takes minutes, or really, it depends how fast your PC will boot up! RƎLAY software runs on Windows 10 laptops or desktop PC and bundles with RƎLAY VRX4 and VRX8 (4- and 8-fader mixer) software, paired with a compact Lawo OnAir 4 audio interface to supply mic, line, AES3 and RAVENNA / AES67 I/O. Also included is a  heavy-duty RƎLAY backpack with space for a laptop and other on-air accessories like mics and headphones. r3lay-header_grande

The key features to this quite impressive virtual software include:

  • Virtual Radio Mixer runs on a standard PC
  • Light and portable – goes anywhere
  • A__OnAir4 stereo interface with mic, line & digital I/O
  • GPIO via open-source Ember+ control protocol
  • AES67 / RAVENNA compliant
  • 4-fader & 8-fader versions
  • Supports native PC audio (ASIO, WASAPI, WDM, MME)
  • Mix-minus (clean feed) with Talkback
  • On-screen control of user shortcuts and mixer snapshots control protocol
  • Plug-in software apps – processing, playout, codec, phones and more

The PC recommendation from LAWO to run RƎLAY is as follows: Intel Core-i7 quad-core machines / 4GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive also keep in mind that touch screens are preferred for ease of use and if you are planning to run several apps and VSTs- remember to load it with RAM! Also, make sure to checkout the free demo version so you can evaluate these fully functional software version add-ons! see here:  www.r3lay.com/collections/evaluation-software

Make sure to visit LAWO at IBC Show 2016 at booth 8.B50 and see an up and close product demonstration of RƎLAY!


photoLawo is a leading manufacturer of pioneering network, audio, video and control technologies for broadcast applications as well as live performance and theatrical applications. The company’s broad range of products and IP infrastructure solutions are utilised by leading broadcasters, mobile production companies and the world’s major international sports and live performance events. In a European premiere at IBC, Lawo (Stand B50, Hall 8), will present its V__matrix software-defined IP-routing and processing platform, and the new R3LAY Virtual Radio Mixer. Also on display: The VSM broadcast control and monitoring system, theWALL multiviewer control system, a full complement of the popular mc² consoles, Nova routers and A__line audio-to-IP interfaces, as well as V__line video transport and processing solutions for managing video, audio and intercom transport and control via qualified IP WAN connections.

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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over twenty years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

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