USA - AtlasIED is introducing several new Dante-enabled products as part of AtlasIED’s Atmosphere audio processing and control platform. The company will showcase the new line of products at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas (12-14 June).

Based on the Brooklyn 3 Dante audio processing module, the new Dante-enabled DSPs offer 16 x 16 channels of Dante digital audio. Users can create sources and zones using Dante network I/O, and any input - analogue or Atmosphere accessory - can be distributed via Dante for maximum flexibility. All Dante settings can be configured and monitored through the Atmosphere GUI.

“Dante and the AtlasIED Atmosphere platform have a shared mission of providing the utmost level of reliability and flexibility to its users,” said Joshua Rush, chief marketing officer at Audinate. “Simplifying the process from start to finish for ou

UK - Midas Consoles has announced the launch of the V2.0.0 Firmware update for the flagship HD96-24 console, which is now available to download for free via MIDAS mCloud. V2.0.0 offers a range of enhancements designed ‘to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow for audio professional and streamline the creative process’.

Among these features is the introduction of Macros, which allows users to automate repetitive tasks and create custom sequences of commands effortlessly. V2 also now allows users to seamlessly integrate with external hardware like Sennheiser EM6000. While the new Update Scenes function allows making absolute or relative changes to send levels in many scenes at once (quickly and simply). The addition of ‘Two Way Flip’ also allows the user to select an input channel and control its contribution level to all output channels via the displ

Saudi Arabia - Powersoft is participating in the upcoming Saudi Light and Sound (SLS) and Saudi Entertainment and Amusement (SEA) Expos, taking place this week (7-9 May) at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Centre.

At the SLS Expo, Saudi Arabia’s first dedicated pro-AVL trade show, Powersoft will be represented by its local distributors, aDawliah Electronic Appliances and PRO LAB. On both stands, visitors can experience firsthand the capabilities of the Unica amplifier platform and the complementary MyUniverso cloud platform, with demonstrations provided by the Powersoft team.

At the sister SEA Expo, Ferco Seating Systems will demonstrate the power of Powersoft's haptic transducer, Mover. On the Ferco stand, Mover will be seamlessly integrated into one of Ferco's cinema chairs, giving attendees the chance to sample the technology in a im

UK - British pro audio manufacturer Wharfedale Pro will be returning to the Royal Armouries this May for PLASA Focus Leeds. The Wharfedale Pro team will be on hand to introduce visitors to all the latest products in the brand's ever-growing portfolio, as well as supporting business partners with upcoming projects.

“PLASA focus Leeds is always a great opportunity to connect with our UK market outside of London,” says Peter Peck, marketing manager at Wharfedale Pro. “We’ll be sharing a cross-section of our product portfolio on the booth with a focus on our updated DP series amplifiers with FIR filters, a range of installation loudspeakers and our flagship WLA-1 Hybrid Curvature array system.”

The continued development of Wharfedale Pro’s DP series amplifiers, including the DP-F, DP-i and DP-N models is aimed at addressing key market feature

Germany – Remora has announced the launch of its inaugural product: Remora PRO. This innovation, based on the Headphone 3.0 platform from Sonical Inc, introduces an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless connection.

The product's design connects seamlessly with all existing audio sources via analogue and USB interfaces, and is adaptable to all headphone models. Moreover, the Remora PRO offers full Bluetooth support, ensuring backward compatibility with ‘billions of existing wireless audio devices’.

Mark Wade, head of products at Remora explains, “By using CosmOS, the operating system for the ear from Sonical, running on their high-performance ear computer platform, Remora PRO provides a complete solution for a personalised experience through downloadable plugins.”

Grammy award-winning mix engineer Wez Clarke expressed his enthusiasm, stating

USA - 1 Sound is releasing a high-powered cardioid floor monitor called the CM38. 1 Sound drew inspiration for this monitor from the experience of founder and designer, Lou Mannarino, as a front-of-house engineer. The need arose from a spectrum of experiences, from working televised live orchestral concerts, where producers did not want to see monitors on stage in the camera frame, to mixing rock concerts for renowned musicians and singers and understanding their needs.

This is an efficiently run, bi-amped floor monitor that has an impactful sound with outstanding clarity and sonic intelligibility, standing only 8 inches off the floor and with the capability of 130 dB max SPL and a bandwidth down to 60 dB. The CM38 has three 8-inch drivers, one of which is a coaxial with a proprietary progressive horn design.

This three-way loudspeaker has passive ca

Europe - Shure has introduced the Nexadyne dynamic microphone platform with Shure Revonic Dual Transducer Technology.

Available now in cardioid and supercardioid polar patterns, Nexadyne vocal microphones achieve state-of-the-art polar pattern consistency, unparalleled noise reduction, and best-in-class professional touring performance, so sound engineers and performers can confidently provide front-row vocal clarity to every corner of the venue, every time, says the manufacturer.

“Nexadyne is the next chapter of Shure’s storied history as the leader and innovator in dynamic microphone technology,” shared Nick Wood, senior director, professional audio products, at Shure. “With built-in acoustic signal processing, the Nexadyne platform ushers in a new era of modern live performance that engineers and vocalists can trust on stage night after ni

USA - Creative Technology is the first in the US to take delivery of Elation’s new high-intensity Proteus Radius beam light. Powered by a Solid-State Phosphor-Converted (SSPC) light engine, the Proteus Radius emits an ultra-narrow 0.9° beam that looks breathetaking mid-air and can reach astounding distances.

Ian Dobson, technical director-lighting at Creative Technology, first saw the fixture at the LDI show in December and immediately recognized its potential. “We were in need of a fast-moving, eye-candy style light suitable for corporate settings that is lightweight and can razzle and dazzle the audience,” he said. “The Radius fit the bill. It projects a beautiful narrow beam and has plenty of gobos for some striking looks.”

Elation has launched ‘a new era of high-impact beam lights’ with the Proteus Radius. The SSPC engine produces

UK - At last October’s AES Convention in New York City, Fourier Audio and DiGiCo announced that it would soon be releasing the transform.engine, a new Dante-connected server designed to run VST3-native software plugins in live environments.

Six months later, with positive reviews from touring professionals using beta test versions of the product, the two companies have announced that the transform.engine is now officially available for purchase through pro audio dealers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have received wonderful feedback from our beta testers during the past few months and are eager to make the transform.engine available to engineers worldwide,” says Fourier Audio co-founder Henry Harrod. “We look forward to seeing how creatives utilize it effectively and harness the capabilities of the very best audio plugins for their projects.

UK - Almost a decade in the making, containing stories never before told and pictures never before seen, and written with the insight of someone who was at the very heart of it, A Sense of Theatre, a remarkable new book providing a unique, eye-witness account of the birth and subsequent triumph of Britain’s National Theatre, launches to the public on 1 May 2024.

The book is the final work of the pioneering lighting designer, theatre consultant and author Richard Pilbrow, who, with his work on the book complete, sadly passed away at the end of last year.

This is history he was uniquely placed to record: in 1963 he was chosen by the National’s first director, Sir Laurence Olivier, to light the opening shows of the new National Theatre company at the Old Vic theatre. From there he quickly became involved in the planning of the new National

Europe - K-array’s KGEAR line has introduced the latest addition to its GH series of loudspeakers in the form of the GH8, which will premiere to an international market at InfoComm in Las Vegas in June.

Building upon its predecessor, the GH4, the GH8 includes a dual-cone, eight-inch full-range woofer that is designed to produce rich sound quality in a convenient form factor.

"The GH8 represents a significant leap forward in our commitment to delivering cutting-edge audio solutions,” says Lorenzo De Poi, brand manager at KGEAR. “With its combination of Pure Array Technology (PAT) and Slim Array Technology (SAT), the GH8 strikes a perfect balance between sleek design and powerful performance."

One of the key features of the GH8 is its integration of cardioid technology, which aims to allow for precise sound directionality, minimising unwa

Europe - Elation has launched a new range of high-impact beam lights with the Proteus Radius, a compact, high intensity IP66 Beam FX fixture powered by a Solid-State Phosphor-Converted (SSPC) light engine. Elation garnered industry acclaim in 2017 as the first company to incorporate Phosphor source technology into a moving head and now the company has ‘brought the technology to the next level’.

The Proteus Radius delivers a realm of creative possibilities, projecting narrow and intensely powerful beams that reach astounding distances. Its efficient 100W SSPC light engine delivers an ultra-intense 0.9˚ beam. Designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, the powerful beams combine with a full complement of design features that allow designers to compose an array of aerial effects with ease.

The SSPC engine produces a dense beam similar to a l

USA - X-Laser recently released its Triton T Series of IP64 laser projectors, the Triton T-5 (five watts) and Triton T-2 (two watts). These all-new fixtures feature a compact housing that enables quick, flexible rigging and maintains IP64 protection in either the upright or the flat orientation. A true “clean sheet” design made specifically for the professional lighting market, the Triton T Series fixtures are the first production-grade IP64 lasers to be fully engineered and built in the U.S, says X-Laser.

Under the hood, the Triton T Series carries full RGB direct-injection laser diode modules, tuned for balance and colour mixing on par with today’s “traditional” lighting fixtures. Triton T Series lasers capably produce colours that are typically difficult for lasers to achieve, such as berry, orange and lime, giving lighting designers creative fr

Europe – Prolights has introduced the AetherBox LITE, a single-universe wireless CRMX transceiver designed to enhance lighting control in professional installations while staying within budget.

This device provides industry professionals with a practical and reliable solution in wireless lighting control technology. Its compatibility with W-DMX and LumenRadio CRMX protocols ensures steady, interference-free signal transmission, crucial for the success of any lighting setup.

The AetherBox LITE offers various power and signal transmission options, including In/Out connections via panel-mounted connectors or terminal blocks. Its innovative design supports installation on tracks equipped with data buses, facilitating seamless signal transmission adaptable to various applications.

The AetherBox LITE is a wireless control solution suitable for a

USA - 1 Sound is releasing its new 3D audio design prediction software, Auralis, this June. Auralis is a free downloadable 3D software application that is a multipurpose sound design tool. It enables precise, high-resolution, full-colour audio predictions of your loudspeaker design in a three-dimensional space.

With Auralis, you can import various types of files including CAD and SketchUp 3D files, or easily create your own three-dimensional space with its intuitive interface. Auralis’ user experience is designed with easy organization and grouping tools. Auralis is streamlined and straightforward with clear direction to build/import your space, adjust system mechanical information with 1 Sound rigging, 3D acoustical mapping, SPL predictions, and phase coherency.

Auralis is an accurate measurement tool that utilises information that was collected f

Europe – Area Four Industries’ A4I.TV Trussing and Rigging Television has released a new educational video in which technical director, Norbert Tripp discusses the correct and, most importantly, safe use of Cubes in Truss assemblies.

As a member of the Rigging Commandos group, Norbert brings a wealth of valuable knowledge, experience, and tricks to the field of trussing and rigging.

The video takes a close look at the different types of available Cubes. ‘You will learn what properties they have and that the installation situation is decisive as to whether a Light-duty or Heavy-duty Cube should be used. So, you can be sure of achieving maximum safety and effectiveness for your structure.’

USA – EAW has introduced its new UXA4416 Amplifiers along with a companion update to its Resolution software. UXA4416 represents a new generation of EAW four-channel DSP amplifiers, offering high-power class D amplification, innovative processing and analogue/digital audio management.

Pairing seamlessly with the brand’s KF and SB Series products, these new amps ensure stability and continuity for KF passive line source systems deployed at stadiums, arenas, houses of worship, amphitheatres, outdoor festivals and more. 

“Through the creation of our own line of amplifiers, we are unifying all EAW system packages,” says TJ Smith, president of EAW. “Our ongoing strategy makes cross rental more predictable and reliable by deploying products that are optimised by EAW engineering.”

This generation of amplifiers provides clean, robust pow

USA – Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the Martin MAC Viper XIP, the next-generation Viper-class fixture that integrates Viper performance, Martin’s patent-pending XIP weatherproofing technology, and the most robust feature set Martin has ever developed. Drawing on features that defined the renowned Viper lineup, MAC Viper XIP sets a new standard for all-in-one performance, innovation, and reliability. 

Integrating powerful lumen output, XIP water and dust ingress protection, and whisper-silent noise levels, MAC Viper XIP is not only designed for temporary, year-round outdoor needs but equally suitable for theatre, broadcast, and other noise-sensitive applications. Featuring Martin’s tailor-made light engine, the fixture delivers 28,000 lumens consistent output, outperforming much larger products on the market.

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Europe - Claypaky Rhapsodya is a low-noise multi-spectral RGBAL LED fixture designed for various applications such as touring, live events, theatre, and TV production, and managed by a specially crafted, internally developed firmware algorithm.

It is an evolution of Sinfonya, particularly regarding the focus on quality of optics and colour management, and the quiet operation even at full output. Rhapsodya has a new product design that is sleek and modern, with a double power output (24,000 lm) compared to Sinfonya.

Traditional fixtures utilized four focal planes, often leading to a loss of sharpness. Rhapsodya features a new approach with Accuframe, utilising two focal planes to achieve ‘a remarkable level of precision’.

Lineguard is a new frost system that features pairs of blades for superior uniformity and reduced unwanted reflections.

Europe - Elation‘s KL Series full-colour PAR light is now available in an IP65 version, the KL PAR FC IP, that makes it an even more versatile luminaire for production settings indoors or out. This theatrical and broadcast-grade luminaire pairs modern technology with classic design, serving as a key, fill, and area wash light source for broadcast environments, film, theatre, or ‘any production requiring outstanding colour quality’.

Colour rendering quality, fully variable CCT control, and remotely adjustable LED refresh frequency– all in a traditional PAR form factor – make the KL PAR FC IP an appropriate choice for today’s fast-paced production environments. Its fully weatherproof IP65 protection gives this versatile PAR colour-changing luminaire application in all types of outdoor events and weather.

The KL PAR FC IP houses a powerful 3

UK - Visitors to PLASA Focus Leeds (14-15 May, Royal Armouries) who stop by the ChamSys Stand (N-B23) will have the opportunity to see something that will “take them to an entirely new place,” the company says.

ChamSys is promoting the UK debut of its new MagicQ MQ500M+ Stadium Console at PLASA Focus Leeds with the slogan ‘Go Where No Other Console Has Gone Before’. The latest addition to the company’s MagicQ M series is capable of supporting 400 universes directly from the console without requiring external processing.

Along with showcasing this powerful tool in the UK for the first time, ChamSys will also be opening new vistas to show-goers with a series of educational sessions, including a guest LD session by Ed Warren, who has run shows by The Strokes, Interpol, Mumford & Sons and many other artists on ChamSys consoles.

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USA - Elation has introduced ColourTune Technology, a lighting fixture software that allows for “unprecedented control over output and colour accuracy” across Elation’s range of full-spectrum LED lighting fixtures.

“With ColourTune, users can customize lighting output to meet their exact needs, whether emphasizing brightness or colour fidelity. It offers a comprehensive suite of features, ensuring adaptability and colour precision for the highest quality lighting designs,” the company says.

Bob Mentele, associate product manager at Elation, was instrumental in ColourTune’s development. He remarks: “Our team has dedicated over a year to research, development, and testing to bring ColourTune Technology to life. This advanced software represents a significant advancement in lighting control and precision and will be a great benefit to the

UK - Optimal Audio has launched new accessories for its Up range of ceiling loudspeakers, with the addition of bezel-less grilles and pendant housings.

Grille 1 and Grille 2, available in black or white finishes, have been designed to enable all Up ceiling loudspeakers to achieve a bezel-less appearance. The inclusion of an installation ring with an intuitive twist-to-fit steel grille design, enclosing the original Up loudspeaker, provides installers with complete flexibility and allows for easy adaptation to any design brief.

Pendant 1 and Pendant 2 are designed custom housings which accommodate selected Up ceiling speakers, enabling them to be suspended as stylish pendants. Manufactured from UL94 V-0 rated materials and finished in UV-resistant black or white paint, the Pendants feature the same twist-to-fit grille bezel-less finish as the Grille a

Italy - Version 2.7 of Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus software, which adds support for its Verso gateway device, is now available to download from the Powersoft website. With ArmoníaPlus 2.7 users can take advantage of Verso, which allows T and X Series, Mezzo, Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifiers to be connected to Powersoft’s MyUniverso cloud platform.

Verso gateway device is designed to enable users take full advantage of MyUniverso cloud platform, allowing monitoring and centralised remote firmware updates for the entire current Powersoft amplifier portfolio, as well as Powersoft’s Dynamic Music Distribution (DMD) solution. Its robust logging and data storage capabilities ensure local continuity or service even during internet outages.

The update also provides users with improved alarms and status handling for all MyUniverso supported devices,

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