The Netherlands - Engineered in Switzerland and manufactured in Germany, the uTrack-X32 is an all-new expansion card from Cymatic Audio that opens up a host of additional features for the X32 and M32 series of world-class digital mixing consoles.

Built on the same technology that has made the uTrack24 a popular recorder/player for audio engineers around the globe, the uTrack-X32 is the world's first 32-channel recorder/player expansion card for the X32 and M32 family of consoles.

The card fits snugly into the X32 or M32 expansion card slot, operates completely independently and does not interfere with the console's mixing operations.

The uTrack-X32 can digitally record 32 channels direct from the console, without the need for additional hardware or computers, so there is no need to setup, wire, make new sessions, arm tracks or verify input levels.

The uTrack-X32 allows you

UK - Lighting controls expert, Artistic Licence, will be launching moody, its new programmable LED controller, at 100% Design at London's Olympia, 23-26 September. The show, which runs for four days, is the UK's largest design trade event, attracting architects, specifiers and designers from across the globe.

Artistic Licence, a well-known name in the architectural and entertainment lighting sectors, is using the show as a launch platform for moody - a product that the company anticipates will appeal to a particularly wide market.

moody is a wall controller & programmable scene-setter for LED. It has a simple rotary dial, just like a conventional dimmer, except that it is lit up by a colour LED at the centre. This is not just for show - the LED indicates the colour and intensity of zones of light that can be programmed and controlled by moody.

The USP of the product is its a

UK - This year has seen complete production solution specialist White Light further develop its wide range of services. Over the past nine months, the company has not only forged its own dedicated audio department but also acquired Shock Solutions, a forerunner in the fields of LED lighting and audio-visual equipment solutions. Similarly, the company has invested heavily in the very latest technology and provided the production support on a whole range of events from concert touring, to corporate events, to theatre shows, to venue launches. This vast array of newly acquired skills and state-of-the-art equipment will be on display at one of the biggest entertainment technology events of the year: the PLASA Show 2015.

WL will be exhibiting at stand C30 and showcasing the very latest in lighting, audio, effects and AV solutions.

The equipment on show includes the ArKaos MediaMast

UK - PLASA, London 2015 marks the UK debut of the d&b audiotechnik V-Series point source loudspeakers. Launched earlier this month V7P, V10P and V-GSUB will be on the d&b stand J50 alongside other mobile and installation products, and on d&b psales partners' SSE / Wigwam stand L10.

"PLASA London is a significant show for d&b this year," says Gianni Abruzzese, d&b GB commercial manager. "We're really pleased to be showing the V-Series point sources, which we think are pretty special. The design of the mid range horn means that the vocal performance is in a league of its own. I think the market has been waiting for a point source with this level of performance for a while now."

Adam Hockley and Steve Jones of d&b GB Education and Application Support will be contributing to the line up of pro audio seminars, as part of the PLASA Professional Development Progra

USA - PixelFLEX reports that the FLEXCurtain HD has received a 2015 Parnelli Award nomination for Indispensable Video Technology. The winners of the Parnelli Awards will be announced on 24 October 2015, at the awards ceremony taking place as part of the LDI Tradeshow and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"This is our second year in a row to be nominated for a Parnelli Award and we couldn't be more excited," said David Venus, PixelFLEX Director of Marketing. "Last year, our FLEXCurve LED Video Screen won the Parnelli Award, and this year we are hoping for the same outcome for the FLEXCurtain HD."

The FLEXCurtain HD is a lightweight and flexible LED video screen designed for high resolution video playback and video effects for indoor and outdoor applications. Its hi-res LED video can be driven by any DVI output, and the multi-directional, flexible design of th

UK - On Thursday 1 October at the Oval Space, East London, the d&b audiotechnik GB team will present a new breed of point source loudspeakers.

The three-way passive V7P and V10P deliver 75° x 40° and 110° x 40° (h x v) dispersion characteristics respectively. Both loudspeakers feature an advanced hornloaded mid range section, which provides remarkable MF sensitivity. This MF performance, particularly in the vocal range, is where these compact V-Series cabinets excel. This endless vocal headroom make them suitable for applications which demand high sound pressure levels with full bandwidth capabilities from a single box solution.

The rotatable horn and wide range of rigging options make mounting in either orientation simple. The demonstration will explore the new point source system in all ground stacked and flown configurations. Attendees will also have the opp

Germany - Lasergraph DSP, the professional, de-central laser show control solution, is now available at Laserworld.

Many high-profile show designing companies have relied on Laseranimation's Lasergraph DSP for many years: The Lasergraph DSP controllers provide extreme output performance, as they are small computers on their own which handle the whole output processing in a decentralized way. This means, that there is only a small programme necessary to remotely access the de-central units over LAN - the actual programming as well as the output calculation is done in the Lasergraph DSP controllers.

It is possible to connect a multitude of DSP units via LAN and run them in one huge network - this is how huge shows can be controlled. Synchronizations with other media can easily be done over SMPTE timecode and the whole setup can be remote controlled over DMX or MIDI. DMX remote c

USA / Sweden - In April 2013, when Elation Professional entered into an agreement with Capture Visualisation AB of Sweden to distribute the company's well-established Capture lighting design software, it marked the end of Elation's search for a professional design package to complement the company's growing product line and the beginning of a rewarding cooperation.

"We've been distributing Capture in Europe and the U.S. now for over two years and have built up a strong relationship with the company and a growing number of customers," states Marc Librecht, sales and marketing manager for Elation Professional in Europe. "As a well-established company with a long-standing and solid reputation, Capture has been an ideal partner for us."

Capture has found traction in both North America and Europe. Jordan Lake of event planning and services company Stage Producti

UK - ETC is getting ready to show at this year's PLASA London, which takes place from Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 October, at ExCeL. For the first time at PLASA, the company will be using a second stand hosting their rigging products, which are new to Europe, in combination with their now famous upside down stand, where two fencers battle on the ceiling.

On stand B40, the company's award winning range of Source Four LED fixtures will be joined by the new, budget-friendly ColorSource line. Source Four LED fixtures are available in full colour, and both cool and warm whites; with their exceptional colour rendering and flicker-free output, they are quickly becoming the luminaire of choice for TV studios and theatres alike.

Meanwhile, the ColorSource range is ideal for venues which need good quality basic colour, but whose finances may already be stretched to their limit. The fixtures t

UK - French LED lighting manufacturer, Ayrton, is supporting the Knight of Illumination Awards for the second year running. The glittering celebration of light will take place during PLASA London 2015 at the Troxy on Sunday 4 October. "The evening is an opportunity for Ayrton to show its support for the skill and talent of lighting designers and digital content designers who will be acknowledged and celebrated in true style," says Ayrton's Valère Huart-Gyors.

Ayrton will be bringing six new products to PLASA London 2015, all which have been launched this year. MagicDot-R and CosmoPix-R were first shown in the UK at PLASA Leeds but now make their first appearance in London on the stand of Ayrton's exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions (B10).

MagicDot-R and CosmoPix-R are part of the Creative Solutions line, into which Ayrton has incorporated a totally new t

Belgium - Apart Audio has introduced the Product Selector, a digital and interactive product catalogue. The Selector helps customers having difficulty in finding the right product for their application and gives them a clear overview of the Apart product range.

The Apart product Selector is available on the web (www.apart-audio.com) and both for IOS and Android devices.

Says marketing manager Steve Van Hoof: "We are convinced that Apart Product Selector will become the preferred tool for all audio project designers anytime, anyplace, anywhere . . . making them feel comfortable in finding the right product for the right application in a very fast and accurate way."

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UK - GoboPlus.com, the one-stop online shop dedicated to the supply of custom and stock metal gobos, glass and digital gobos and projection images, will launch 350 new gobos designs and a newly upgraded website at PLASA London 2015 (Stand A50).

GoboPlus.com's user-friendly, intuitive website, offers secure payment methods and a fast turnaround 24-hours a day. Website upgrades will include a new lantern database, technical data sheets and, of course, first sight of the exciting new gobos designs.

The new designs will expand GoboPlus.com's existing offering of the complete Rosco, DHA and GAM gobo ranges, in addition to GoboPlus.com's own unique designs and a comprehensive custom gobo service.

Also new for the show will be the introduction of a new range of professional LED Torches from Suprabeam which will be available online from the GoboPlus.com website.

GoboPlus.com will

UK - An exciting, fast-paced video mapping competition with three prizes of ArKaos MediaMaster PRO licences at stake will be thrilling visitors on the ArKaos PRO stand (C30) at PLASA London 2015.

Each day, ArKaos PRO will challenge visitors to try out their video mapping skills. Competitors will be required to map video content over a complex set of shapes on the stand and their performance set against the clock. Each day, the fastest video mapper of the day will be awarded a full MediaMaster PRO licence, including the new Cue Player feature, worth €2,000.

"We are looking forward to the look of surprise on people's faces when they realise how quick and easy it is to program complex video mapping scenarios using MediaMaster PRO," says ArKaos MD, Agnes Wojewoda.

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UK - Robert Juliat will be in full attendance at PLASA 2015 in its brand new hospitality area within the Ambersphere stand (B10) where the team will be available to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Robert Juliat product range.

Robert Juliat is an official sponsor of the Knight of Illumination Awards for the third consecutive year and is proud to be associated with this celebratory professional event. "We are particularly interested in the new Touring Category which is to be introduced and celebrated this year," says Robert Juliat's communications manager, Severine Zucchiatti. "The extension of the Awards to cover this area proves how lighting design is a multi-faceted profession which demands a great capacity for adaptation. Designers are always forging ahead with new ways to create unprecedented emotions in audiences with their inspiring visua

Worldwide - Audinate is to run a series of free, all-day events on Dante AV Networking, featuring presentations, training workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry experts and the company's own product specialists. The series of events is supported by Focusrite RedNet.

Events are scheduled throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia, and are recommended for anyone involved with the design and installation of networked audio systems, including design consultants, system integrators and sound engineers.

Attendees will be able to meet with AV Networking World sponsors, ask questions, and get hands-on experience with their Dante-enabled products. Confirmed sponsors include AllDSP, Ashly, Attero Tech, Audio-Technica, Bose, ClearOne, Extron, Focusrite, Lectrosonics, NTP, RDL, Roland, Shure, Solid State Logic, Stewart Audio, Symetrix, Vue Audiotechnik

USA - Elation Professional's new Platinum FLX multi-functional moving head luminaire is now shipping. The Platinum FLX houses a patent-pending dual optical system that gives it clear advantages over traditional "hybrid" systems, says the company.

With zoom control in spot, beam and wash modes, this 3-in-1 hybrid luminaire allows for a narrower beam angle and brighter central point in beam mode (1.8° - 18°), a more uniform, clearer and brighter spot field (2.9° to 25°), and a higher-quality, flat field wash effect that can zoom as well (6.0° to 42°). The dual optics work independently and switching between beam and spot modes is both quick and accurate. Designed for a wide variety of professional stage and special event applications, its 470W Philips™ MSD Platinum 20R lamp delivers the power users need while still providing an energy efficie

UK - Elation Professional has added new innovative products to its list of world premiere product launches scheduled for the upcoming PLASA show 4-6 October London at Stand A40.

Joining the world premiere of the Satura Profile LED-based colour-changing moving head will be the world premiere of the ACL 360 Roller, a unique moving head luminaire in Elation's ACL Series of high-output narrow-beam LED effects; and the world premiere of the Platinum HFX, a new mid-sized addition to Elation's hybrid family of beam, spot and wash luminaires.

Also showing at the ExCel exhibition center will be the European debut of the Emotion moving head digital luminaire; Elation's powerful Platinum FLX hybrid moving head; and the high-output ACL Series of narrow-beam LED effect lights.

The new ACL 360 Roller is a unique moving head luminaire in Elation's ACL Series of high-output narrow-beam LED

UK - Lighting and video control specialist Avolites is going all out for PLASA London this year with a brand new stand designed to echo the coherence of the current Titan and Ai product ranges.

This will feature two specific areas, focusing on Network functionality and Lighting and Video integration. Avolites' stand D10 will promote a compatible family of products which all work intuitively together.

Highlights of on-stand products include the new Arena console with Optical Titan Net Switch, both of which are shipping on the date of the show. In addition, new software in Titan version 9.1, featuring enhanced pixel mapping functionality, fully custom Key Frame Shape engine and fully featured theatre functionality.

"There is much talk about the future of the PLASA London show, but this year Avolites is investing more than ever before," says Avolites sales manager Stephen Ba

UK - trackingThis has launched a new shackle labelling solution that solves the headache of identifying loose rigging items in the events industry.

LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) specifies that lifting accessories should be inspected every six months and that detailed records are kept. The problem is most small rigging items, such as shackles, don't have unique identifiers or serial numbers. Unless you can identify each item, it is not possible to maintain the detailed records required.

Traditional labels have not been suitable because shackles lack a flat area to stick a label to. If the adhesion area is small the labels do not stay on. Physical abuse, outdoor use and extremes of temperatures also make traditional labels prone to fading and distortion - making them unreadable.

As an alternative solution many companies mark such items with

USA - With seven generations of Skywriter models before it, the all-new Skywriter HPX from X-Laser USA takes its place in the middle of X-Laser's diverse lineup. X-Laser engineered the Skywriter HPX to seamlessly transition from creating high-impact aerial beams at one event to projecting crisp, vivid graphics at the next.

"The HPX impresses because it's versatile and powerful, but also has a raw power about 60 percent greater than its "high-power" predecessor, the Skywriter Chroma Mini HP," said X-Laser president Dan Goldsmith. "This is our take on the laser equivalent of a multitool, and the HPX has the perfect pedigree for rentals, installations and even light touring."

New for the Skywriter HPX is a completely sealed optical deck that dramatically reduces maintenance intervals to help save users time and money on laser maintenance. The HPX's s

UK - Launched last September, Current RMS has been working hard building new features into the system, now being used in over 400 event rental businesses worldwide.

To celebrate a year on, the Current team has launched a new website as well as the release of the new Resources Module. Now, Current not only manages all of the renting and sale of products but also the services that go with these jobs too whether that be crew, transport, venues or rooms.

Key features of this new Module include: View all your bookable resources and any job with unallocated services; Flexible service charging by; hours, days or distance; Simple resource allocation using drag and drop functionality; Handy iCal feed for all resource bookings; Use Stores to determine the whereabouts of your resource; Specify periods of unavailability for bookable resources.

The Current team look forward to demonstrat

UK - After 2014's successful return to the PLASA Show, this year Yamaha will be exhibiting on a bigger stand and, for the first time at the event, sharing it with Nexo and Line 6.

The companies are exhibiting on Stand K40, in a prime position opposite the PLASA Show Bar. The stand is at the heart of the Audio zone in PLASA Show's new layout, a zoned arrangement designed to make it easier for visitors to navigate the show floor.

With the first units due to arrive at dealers very soon, the Yamaha Rivage PM10 large format console will be the centrepiece of the stand. Product specialists Andy Cooper and Wayne Powell will be on hand to give hands-on demonstrations to engineers keen to familiarise themselves with it, as well as on Yamaha's CL, QL and TF consoles, which will also be on display.

Other Yamaha products on show will be the company's CIS range of installation products,

UK - Building on the great success of the 'Robe Arena' at PLASA 2014 to mark the company's 20th anniversary, this year Robe takes another large space at PLASA 2015 in the ExCeL Centre, and will make a major impact with its newest products and technology, focusing on innovations specifically aimed at theatre and television lighting applications.

The powerful features of the new DL7S LED profile fixtures will take centre stage, highlighting its quality of light, subtle and intricate full spectrum colour mixing and high colour rendering index - all suitable characteristics for theatre and TV environments.

Also new will be The Square, bringing the possibility of combining video projection, pixel animation, beam effects and LED wash lighting in one fixture with continuous pan/tilt rotation movement; the ColorStrobe from Robe, an RGB version of the potent new LED Strobe from Robe; T

UK - ASP800, the new, eight-channel mic pre & ADC from Audient is now shipping worldwide and is available at all Audient dealers.

Following the release of the bus-powered audio interface iD14, the highly anticipated ASP800 offers eight Audient console mic pres, Burr-Brown A-D converters, two discrete JFET instrument inputs and two brand new 'Retro Channels' featuring tone controls HMX and IRON.

HMX is a custom harmonic distortion designed to emulate the sweet, thick tones often associated with 1960s tube designs, whilst Audient's brand new variable British transformer saturator, IRON instantly adds sparkle, replicating the coveted transformer 'zing' of British audio in the 1970s - both giving new dimensions to a recording.

"Not only does ASP800 boast an incredible feature set, Audient is one of the only companies to offer custom transformer saturation at this price poin

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