Product News

Problems solved with Samsystems Integral concept

Friday, 26 May 2017

Europe - Samsystems’ Integral IM10 - IM12 is billed as an alternative concept to conventional close-cabinet miking methods and received positive reviews at Musikmesse in Frankfurt.
For over 60 years, guitar players and sound technicians have struggled with the whole perception of miking up a guitar cab or guitar combo, and are all too familiar with the related pitfalls that occur, both live and in the studio.
These include time to set up awkward weighty mike stands, far too long spent with sound engineers at sound checks to find the sweet spot, the drooping mike stand and more recently, installing sound-deflecting screens to eradicate overspill from other instruments
Installed in minutes as a ‘fit and forget’ concept, the Integral IM10 and IM12 (10 and 12 denotes the speaker size) feature a circular constructed rigid frame mounted internally between the cabinet grill and existing speaker.
A high quality super cardioid dynamic microphone with an exceptionally high/low, full range frequency response, pressure tested at extreme volumes, is housed within the central ‘pepper pot’ strategically aimed off-centre of the speaker coil, delivering the true, balanced ‘analogue’ output from the speaker via an XLR connector to the mixing desk and onward to monitors or FOH PA.
For a stereo output from a mono cabinet loaded with more than one speaker, an additional unit can be installed, wherein two speaker feeds via the internal microphones deliver the true analogue output to separate left and right channels on a mixing desk, and onward

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Prolight Concepts Group releases The Big One

Friday, 26 May 2017

UK - Big things have been happening over at The Prolight Concepts Group HQ during the last 18 months and the release their new 2017/18 catalogue, showcasing their full product offering, was the next step in the company’s global plan. This bumper edition features over 1800 products for the professional event, rental, installation, architectural and entertainment markets, hence it’s nickname ‘The Big One’.
Prolight celebrated their 20-year milestone in 2016 with a new e-catalogue, fully integrated ERP system and dynamic website that automatically adjusts to any screen size for use with multiple devices. All of which improve efficiency, promotion and communication.
This progressive approach has given Prolight a steadily increasing customer base and an ever-expanding market share. Their 21st birthday saw the publication of their first comprehensive printed catalogue.
Andrew Jeffrey, managing director comments: “Our 2017/18 catalogue sees the culmination of two years’ work with our supplier partners, and features over 1800 products aimed squarely at our loyal customer base.”
To support the printed catalogue all the products are online to view as part of their e-catalogue. There will also be PDF versions of the catalogue uploaded in the resources section of the website to download (www.prolight.co.uk).
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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ETC lighting and rigging at ABTT 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

UK - Visitors to the 2017 ABTT Theatre Show, taking place in London on 6 and 7 June, will have the opportunity to see the latest lighting and rigging technology innovations from ETC. Enjoy the company's hospitality while speaking to representatives about the many ETC products on display on stands B40 and C40 in Alexandra Palace’s West Hall.
Stand B40 will be dedicated to ETC’s popular ColorSource family, developed for those with limited budgets who want a complete, high-quality LED lighting system with plug-and-play setup. The ColorSource Spot, ColorSource PAR, and ColorSource Linear luminaires can create bright light with the broadest colour gamut possible from a four-colour LED, thanks to their unique RGB-Lime emitter mix.
The ColorSource Relay can wirelessly switch power and transmit DMX and RDM to hard-to-reach places. The ColorSource ThruPower control rack is a solution for transitioning lighting systems between tungsten and LED. And, available in two sizes with optional audiovisual capability, the ColorSource consoles provide hands-on control with the ability to run effects, mix LED colours, control moving lights and play back cues.
A special rolling presentation will showcase the remarkable capabilities of the ColorSource AV console.
Across the aisle on stand C40, visitors will have a chance to see in action a selection of the acclaimed Source Four LED luminaires. There will also be an opportunity for an introduction to the latest Eos-family console, the Gio @5. Learn about ETC’s architectural lighting-control systems, including E

 
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Anna Valley expands 4K AV inventory with Barco

Friday, 26 May 2017

UK - AV company, Anna Valley reports that the company is significantly expanding its existing 4K AV rental offering with the purchase of a number of new products.
Recent acquisitions include the Barco Event Master E2, S3-4K, EC-50 and Ex screen management systems, 4k@60Hz display port 1.2a cards and a variety of LG 4K displays ranging from 55 to 98 inches in size. A further order for 4K fibre distribution systems, scalers and processors is in place for later in the year.
“Our clients rely on Anna Valley to provide the best technology and technical support to deliver their creative vision,” said Anna Valley director, Nick Hart. “We’re investing in the leading 4K audio visual products to ensure that we can continue meeting - and exceeding - those expectations.”
The Barco E2 screen management system is the first screen management system that can manage a 4K projector blend with refresh rates up to 60Hz, providing video professionals with “unparalleled image quality and the flexibility to create amazing displays”.
“Anna Valley’s capital investment in new technology has kept them at the forefront of the video supply industry,” said Bluedog Production director, Ben O’Shea. “Our clients are regularly looking to push the envelope on what’s been done before and increasing screen quality allows producers to create some truly stunning live event environments. For us to have a partner who is committed to investing not only in screens, but in control and back-end technology, particularly around 4k, is just another reason why we

 
 
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Outline’s Newton processor on film

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Italy - Outline has released their first product launch video - produced in-house at Flero - which discusses the underlying concepts, development and final design realisation of their extraordinary new flagship system processor, Newton.
Presented by Outline’s Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Perreux and Giulio Gandini, this accessible and fun short film takes just eight and half minutes to give the viewer an overview of Newton, its capabilities, intended applications and topology.
A follow-up video will be posted soon in which the many operational possibilities of Newton will be explored in depth. The link to the video is www.outline.it/outline-products/processors/newton
(Jim Evans)

 
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Prolight Concepts launches stage decking range

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Europe - The Prolight Concepts Group has announced its new range of GT Stage Decking from Global Truss. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications this comprehensive range is perfect for fashion shows, conferences and hotels.
The range boasts professional features giving full flexibility for both easy setup and storage. The design of the GT Stage Deck makes it compatible with many other manufacturers.
The range is constructed of specially designed lightweight, waterproof, aluminium sections in which platforms can be joined together to create the desired arrangement. GT Stage Deck platforms feature a maximum load of 750kg/m² making them strong and durable.
The platforms can be supported by a range of 60mm square, 50mm round or 60mm height adjustable telescopic legs. Rubber feet and cross beams ensure stability whilst an anti-slip layer and other accessories including handrails and stair sets provide easy access and safety when using the system.
“This platform range is fully configurable and has a host of features that ensure stability, easy access and safety making them ideal for schools, universities, hotels, resorts and conference centres,” said Andrew Jeffrey, managing director of The Prolight Concepts Group. “The durable waterproof plywood construction with anti-slip layer ensures a long product life for years of use.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Three new microphones from Lewitt

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Europe - Austrian microphone designers Lewitt has introduced three new products to their growing stable of high-end performance microphones.
The Interviewer features an omnidirectional polar pattern, with a fully rubber mounted capsule. Due to its coating technology, all handling noise is reduced to a minimum while offering safe and comfortable grip.
The LCT 440 Pure represents the distilled essence of their top-of-the-line technology packed into a sturdy, stylish and compact housing, whilst the capsule delivers an impressive level of detail and very low self-noise. Complete with an LCT 40 SH shock mount, an LCT 40 Wx windscreen, a DTP 40 Lb cushioned leatherette bag and stylish LCT 50 PSx magnetic pop filter, the LCT 440 PURE is fully packed and ready to go.
Finally, focusing on the essentials is the tag-line for the LCT 240 Pro - a versatile cardioid condenser microphone designed for everyone who’s willing to take the next step toward professional recording. It is available in black or white finish.
(Jim Evans)

 

Autograph Sales & Installations at ABTT 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017


UK - Visitors will find a selection of theatrically-oriented audio products on the Autograph stand (C33) at ABTT 2017.
At ABTT Autograph is working exclusively with Shure UK to showcase the new Axient Digital Wireless microphone system. Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of Shure UHF-R, ULX-D, and Axient wireless systems to create a new, highly scalable system featuring a universal receiver that works across two transmitter ranges (AD and ADX series) to effectively replace UHF-R and Axient. Designed from the ground up, the new system proudly features the world’s first micro-bodypack with an internal, self-tuning antenna.
As Meyer Sound’s longest-standing partner in the UK, Autograph will show the latest members of the Leo Family: the LINA ‘Very Compact Line Array’ module along with the 750-LFC Low Frequency Control Element.
From DiGiCo there will be an SDTen-T featuring the all-new Stealth Core 2 software platform. It will be also be running the ’T’-series theatre-specific software (available for SD7, SD9 and SD10 models), developed in close collaboration with Autograph Sound.
There will be real-time demonstrations of the latest Clear-Com HelixNet and LQ networked intercom solutions.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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AC-ET to host dLive training courses

Thursday, 25 May 2017

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be hosting certified training at their dedicated training facilities in High Wycombe and Leeds on 20 and 22 June respectively.
The courses will be run by experienced trainers from Audio-Technica, Allen & Heath’s representatives in the UK, who have extensive knowledge of dLive and its applications.
The all-day course is designed specifically for existing dLive users, touring engineers and those looking to upgrade to dLive. It is built around an immersive combination of presentation and hands-on training, designed to showcase the dLive’s power and flexibility across multiple applications. Attendees will receive ‘certified engineer’ status on completion of the course and a selection of Allen & Heath and AC-ET swag!
dLive, Allen and Heath’s premium console range, is designed with a range of features specifically for professional touring, broadcast, theatres and events, hire, corporate markets, and prestige installations. With a XCVI 160×64 FPGA core processor operating at 96kHz sample rate, dLive is available in a variety of control surface frame sizes and Mixrack I/O but all with the same processing power and channel/buss count.
(Jim Evans)

 
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DPA Microphones debuts d:vice at InfoComm

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

USA - DPA Microphones will debut its new d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and DSM6000 Microphone Base at InfoComm 2017 (Booth 6169). The MMA-A features flexibility and a small form factor that allows the user to pull out the d:vice for any unexpected situation that might arise during their day.
The intelligible sound and ease of installation provided by the new microphone base, in combination with the d:screet SC4098 Podium Microphone, caters to the different industry needs and wants of architects, AV consultants, system integrators and installing electricians.
DPA's new d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface is a high-quality, two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities. The d:vice comes with interchangeable lightning and USB cables for connectivity. Its MicroDot inputs allow the d:vice to be connected to all DPA miniature microphones, including the d:screet Miniature, d:fine Headset, d:vote Instrument and even the d:dicate Recording microphones with the optional MMP-G preamp.
Designed to be placed on a table or podium, or attached to a ceiling or wall, the DSM6000 Microphone Base is available in two colours - black and white - and comes with either a MicroDot connector, an XLR connector or unterminated leads for connections to Phoenix blocks. The d:screet capsule is mounted on a sleek boom that, for the tabletop version, has a gooseneck at the top and the bottom, which allows users to position the mic exactly where they want it. The ceiling version consists of one gooseneck. In both versions, the

 
 
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Allen & Heath enhances dLive Scene system

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - Allen & Heath has released V1.50 firmware for its flagship dLive S Class and dLive C Class ranges. This latest update includes multiple improvements and additions to the scene system to meet the needs of theatre, festival and other complex show applications.
The Scene Update system has many enhancements including an improved Manual mode and new Auto-Tracking mode, both of which can apply changes in Absolute or Relative modes. Additionally, an enhanced GUI offering increased scope and granularity of parameter control has been implemented for Recall Filters and Global Safes. Festival-friendly tools to allow scenes to be imported from USB have also been added.
Allen & Heath’s Pro Live product manager, Ben Morgan commented: “This release is well timed, with dLive appearing at many summer festivals these improvements to the scene system will provide an even smoother experience for both visiting and resident engineers. We have also seen a lot of dLive systems going into theatre environments, where these updates will help to streamline workflows.”
Also included in V1.50 is a comprehensive MIDI over TCP/IP Protocol for integration with 3rd party equipment in installations and support for forthcoming new hardware. V1.50 is available to download immediately from the website.
(Jim Evans)

 
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Fishman launches compact portable PA

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - The SA330x Performance Audio System from Fishman is designed for voice, playback and amplified acoustic instruments, and comes with a range of optional add-on accessories.
The SA330x is built around a two-way speaker system that delivers “all the sweetness and definition of a great studio monitor”.
Simple to connect and voiced to complement the SA330x, the compact and lightweight SA Sub will provide enough low end to fill a 150-person room. For bassists, DJs, presenters and others looking to add enhanced low-end punch to their performances and other broadband programme material, the SA Sub is the answer and connects easily via a 1/4” / XLR connector, says the company.
Additional features such as Phase Reversal switch, signal limiting, Level indicator, Ground Lift switch and more, ensure minimal feedback and quiet, clean performance.
Finally, the SA Expand 4-channel Expander/Mixer allows you to add up to four additional microphones, instruments or programme sources. Phantom powered, when connected to the SA330x, the SA Expand requires no additional power supplies or adaptors to set up.
Four channels of Fishman preamplifiers, each with three bands of EQ and phase control for pro-quality mixing versatility, with convenient wired-remote access to the SA330x via the accessory port and four XLR / 1⁄4” inputs. Plus, with the included Stand Mount Kit you can mount SA Expand on the SA330x tripod stand or on a mic stand.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Chroma-Q showcase at ABTT 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - Chroma-Q will feature a selection of their latest and award-winning theatrical lighting products at the ABTT Show 2017 (stand A40).
The new, multi award-winning Color Force IITM batten range utilises homogenised optics to provide a superior RGBA colour blend of high quality saturates and pastels – and a purer white – with no unsightly colour-mixing shadows. Combined with their formidable output for cyc lighting up to 12m, they are suitable for theatres and venues.
The new Color One 100XTM PAR offers nearly 60% more output than its predecessor, is one of the brightest fixtures in its category and is convection cooled.
The award-winning Inspire house lighting range gives venues the ability to deliver seamless pure white or mixed colour lighting from stage to audience, for a truly immersive experience, and is convection cooled.
Also showing is the Space Force soft source. The convection cooled fixture produces a large volume of high quality, CCT adjustable white light.
(Jim Evans)

 
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igus linear systems centre stage at ABTT

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - At this year’s ABTT, igus will be demonstrating its innovative linear slides and cable management systems that help theatre technicians manage cables and stage props more easily.
On the igus stand (Stand B30) there will be three main demonstrations; the first is the drylin W curved rail system. These rails offer an innovative way of mounting sound and lighting rigs, or displays and control panels – anything that needs to be adjusted regularly. As the aluminium rails can be modified by precision bending, the profile of the curve can be tailored to requirements.
The second highlight will be the e-spool cable management system, which enables users to guide many different cables in narrow spaces and allows them to save space thanks to its small footprint. The innovative e-spool is easy to install and flexible, providing no-break connections in any direction for travels up to 14m. For example, in theatres, e-spools are becoming the preferred technology for connecting between amplifiers and speakers, virtually eliminating the reliability and quality issues often associated with these types of applications.
In modern stage technology, a variety of cables – including power, audio and data – must be managed to move and operate lighting rigs or mobile stage elements, usually vertically. The ‘zig-zag’ module from igus provides a folding energy chain, with all the cables guided safely and neatly stowed away in a standardised box when the platform is in its lowered position.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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ETC ColorSource Relay adds wireless RDM

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

USA - The ColorSource Relay system kick-started a new era of power control, bringing budget-friendly system infrastructure with data distribution to theatres, houses of worship, schools and community centres. Now the ColorSource Relay is upgrading its simple configuration and wireless performance with the addition of wireless RDM.
The latest release of the Relay software – version 1.1.0 – is available to download and offers venues the ability to add wireless RDM to their ColorSource Relay system. RDM makes the convenient system even simpler to use, letting users identify and address their equipment wirelessly and then configure and monitor it, no matter where it’s placed in the rig. The Relay and ColorSource Transmitter have a 100m (328ft) range and require minimal setup and no programming.
“The ColorSource Relay system was already a ground-breaking tool, but now it’s even more powerful with the addition of wireless RDM,” says Ned Keitt-Pride, power controls product manager. “The ColorSource Relay makes it easy to get DMX, power and the benefits of RDM into remote locations.”
RDM is available in all ColorSource Relay units with an upgrade to software version 1.1.0. . In order to upgrade their units, users should contact ETC technical support. In addition to adding wireless RDM, the latest version of the ColorSource Relay software also includes upgrades for performance optimisation of wireless DMX.
The problem-solving ColorSource Relay offers configuration and control without cords and gives experts and beginners alike the super

 
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Zero 88 brings new products to ABTT 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - Lighting control specialist and manufacturer Eaton Lighting Systems will be exhibiting their Zero 88 product range at the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) Show in London on 6-7 June.
The Zero 88 team are seizing this industry networking opportunity and showcase to highlight some new, exciting and innovative products on stand number E23.
The new powerCON TRUE1 AlphaPack 3 is a three channel portable dimmer unit that can be safely rigged to a vertical or a horizontal bar via a standard clamp attached to one of two new m10 mounting positions. It can also be wall mounted using a custom mounting bracket.
The updated Chilli Pro 12 bypass (with dimmer, relay, bypass, RCD & RBCO options) is a 12 channel, inductive installation dimmer with individual channel bypass switches for use when direct, uninterrupted mains power is needed. Chilli Pro 12 Bypass is available with 10 or 16 Amp, neutral disconnect MCBs or RBCOs per channel … and optional RCD protection on the incoming supply.
Zero 88’s new Apple Watch app is a quick, easy and safe focus remote, providing access to channels and groups with tools such as Highlight and RemDim. It’s a free update available to all Zero 88 customers and users and works with all Zero 88 consoles running ZerOS - FLX, ORB XF and Solution plus legacy consoles like Leap Frog 48 & 96, ORB and FROG2.
Continuing the current series of powerful, incremental updates for both hardware and software, the Solution console has benefited from significantly updated capabilities with the new 7.9.2

 
 
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Martin Audio schedules US product launch

Monday, 22 May 2017

USA - Martin Audio has announced its US launch, and demonstration of the new optimised line arrays, stage monitors and amplifiers, at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando.
Wavefront Precision Series is a new generation of multipurpose line arrays designed to bring Martin Audio’s signature sound, coverage consistency and control to a broader range of live events, permanent venue installations and budgets. Combined with the newly announced iKON multi-channel amplifiers, iK42 and iK81, Wavefront Precision is designed to be flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible.
Dom Harter, managing director, explains: “With Wavefront Precision we wanted to introduce a solution whereby customers could have a flexible and scalable approach to control of sound coverage. Simply put, the more loudspeaker boxes within an array that have dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage control achievable through our DISPLAY software.
“This means even at the lowest level of resolution the results are still fundamentally better than traditional line array, without extra cost, and at the top end of resolution users can enjoy many of the benefits that our premier MLA systems provide. This fundamentally changes the rule book and reaffirms once again our leadership in optimised array technology.”
To accompany this series there are two new high performance subwoofers the SX118 and SX218, a single 18” and double 18” respectively.
The XE Series features Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology with a patent pending third static wa

 
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Elation launches IP65-rated Paladin

Monday, 22 May 2017

USA - Elation Professional has released the IP65-rated Paladin, a versatile hybrid LED luminaire that functions as a bright blinder, powerful strobe and high-output wash light. Adding to its flexibility, this multi-functional light also houses a motorized zoom for full beam control and its IP65 rating means it can be used on all types of events without the need for weather protection.
Paladin is a new breed of hybrid. More than a powerful full-colour strobe, Paladin also functions as a high-power wash light, blinder or eye candy effect in one brilliantly bright luminaire. Twenty-four 40W RGBW LEDs produce a blistering 990 watts of power for intense and colourful effects and RGBW colour mixing gives a full spectrum of colour options, including high-impact white light. A motorized zoom expands the beam from 9° to 25° with output at its narrowest angle measured at 43,240 lux @ 9.8' (3m).
For added visual dynamism, multiple pixel zone control can be incorporated for spectacular pixel mapped and eye candy looks. The Paladin includes smooth 16-bit dimming with variable dimming curve modes available for faster programming. For added programming convenience, 64 colour presets and 15 unique colour macros are included.
The fixture’s hybrid design and feature flexibility make it useful for a wide variety of applications from concerts and events to clubs, theatres and more. LED refresh rate frequency and Gamma brightness are adjustable, making it suitable for broadcast applications as well. Over 350 Paladin fixtures recently featured on the 2017 Eurovisi

 
 
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Norwegian engineers fly with dLive

Monday, 22 May 2017

Norway - Eight Allen & Heath dLive C Class systems, based on the ultra-compact C1500 Surface and CDM32 MixRack, have been purchased in Norway, mainly by sound engineers looking for a fly-in mixing system.
Sold by Norwegian distributor, Benum, the systems were specified by several of the country’s most prolific and well-respected freelance audio engineers touring with some of Norway's most successful pop acts.
“It's the only option on the market that offers compact mixing that you can take on a commercial airline, with the right sound quality and minimum hardware,” says Stian Sagholen (FOH for Einar Stray Orchestra and Dunderbeist, monitors for Madcon). “I love the fact that just because I want a small format mixer I am not limited in terms of channel count, processing or routing options.”
“I specified the C1500/CDM32 solution because it’s check-in friendly, has every tool I need for the gig and is a self-contained package with no need for any external units,” adds Børre Leinebø (FOH for Gabrielle, Madcon, Dsound).
Other engineers who have invested in the system comprise Einar Honning Nordberg (FOH for Elsa & Emilie, Anne Grete Preus, monitors for Midnight Choir), Markus Sannan (FOH for Julie Bergan), Per Arne Torp (FOH for Plumbo), Sondre Røssland Sandhaug (FOH for Sondre Justad and Astri S), Steven Grant Bishop (monitors for Sondre Justad), and Jonas Kristoffersen Alfhei (FOH for Kitfai and BAYA).
“I had tried several compact systems but there were a lot of compromises, so when the C Class series with the C

 
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Teri Productions grows with ProPower racks

Monday, 22 May 2017

USA - More than 1,500 ProPower RPD power distro racks are in service across North America and Teri Productions of Knoxville, Tennessee owns a fair share of them. Recently, the venerable, full-service rental and staging company has been building their inventory to accommodate new business with a variety of tours and events, ranging from Lil Wayne to motivational guru Tony Robbins.
“Using the latest technology, we’ve converted our lighting designs to eliminate dimmer racks,” says Teri Productions’ Jay Coatney. “Running entirely on ProPower power distros, these lighting systems are a green solution, since much less power is needed. For example, a system that previously required six 400-amp services can now be powered with two 200-amp services. Even with this added efficiency, we sometimes use 12 ProPower RPD racks in large arenas.”
Coatney adds: “There are so many things we like about ProPower racks, including their reliability, versatility, truck-pack size, ease of ordering, and options such as the digital meter display which allows us to easily meter everything before powering up. The fit and finish are unsurpassed; we don’t have to worry about rolling out in front of corporate clients (and believe me, they watch). These handsome racks project the image we want for our company.”
“The ProPower brand continues to enjoy increasing popularity with entertainment professionals worldwide,” says TMB sales manager, Stephanie Kilburg. “Continuously enhanced and improved to maintain its quality advantage, ProPower RPD remains the most re

 
 
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Capital Sound invests in SSL Live

Friday, 19 May 2017

<UK - Capital Sound, one of the largest UK-based live sound hire companies, is adding Solid State Logic L200 and L500 live consoles to its inventory. The consoles are being been supplied by UK professional audio specialist HD Pro Audio.
Capital Sound initially decided to invest in L500 to support The Killers Front of House engineer, Kenny Kaiser, on the European leg of the band's current worldwide tour. Kaiser uses a lot of the console's attributes, such as fully processed stem groups, the SSL FX Rack, AutoMix (multiple lead vocal mics), and the tube effect that is included in every processed path.
"We've had our eye on the SSL consoles for a long time, but felt that we needed a lower price point for a large section of our client base," says Paul Timmins, general manager at Capital Sound. "The L200 is right where we need it to be. This is now a family of surfaces that suit all of our requirements - from large tours like The Killers to many other clients that we'd like to introduce to SSL Live."
How and when Capital Sound invests in new equipment very much depends on the size of that investment, and the specific need. Timmins: "With high-end consoles we generally buy them for specific projects, providing the project has a reasonable duration, and that forms a solid foundation for the future. With smaller consoles, we look at what they can offer the company and how they fit into the bigger picture. We see the L200 as being an important part of our inventory of mid-priced consoles into the future."
Robin Conway is the project manager at Capital Sound

 
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Baldwin Boxall microphone is EN45 certified

Thursday, 18 May 2017

UK - Baldwin Boxall reports that it has just received the EN54 certificate for its new touch screen microphone.
Users will enjoy the many impressive features of the unit – including the ability to connect a third-party music source and route the output to selected zones. Other features include the ability to record non-critical messages for broadcast to any zone, and a message broadcast scheduler for regular/routine announcements. The unit also has configurable function buttons for automatic multiple message playback and a detailed activity log.
Known as the BVRDTSM, the unit is a fully functioning emergency, voice alarm system microphone. When placed into ‘emergency mode’ the microphone is given the highest priority on the system – automatically overriding any other broadcasts and allowing the operator/building manager to take full command of the situation.
The new microphone has been designed to work with Baldwin Boxall’s future VIGIL3 voice alarm products and can also be added to any VIGIL2 voice alarm system that is currently installed.
Sales manager Chris Hartup comments: “We are really excited about this new microphone – it really is an amazing product; those that have seen it have been genuinely impressed. To have the certificate now in our hands makes all the hard work worthwhile. We have a fantastic team in the development department – well actually in the whole factory – and I am proud to be a part of it.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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