USA - At NAMM 2024, DiGiCo announced that it will soon be offering second-generation software updates for its Quantum338, Quantum338T, and Quantum225 mixing consoles. Available in April for a nominal fee, the Mk 2 software packages, known as Pulse, will increase the input channel and buss counts of each desk model, plus add other notable features.
On the Quantum338 and Quantum338T, the new upgrade will increase the number of input channels to 156 (from 128), busses to 72 (from 64), Mustard Processors to 48 (from 36), and Nodal Processors to 72 (from 64). Other perks include the addition of Mix Minus functionality, plus a larger 36x36 Matrix on the ‘T’ theatre-software model of the console (up from 24x24).
Similarly, Pulse will bump up the Quantum225’s power and versatility, raising its input channel count to 96 (from 72), buss count to 48 (from 36), and Mustard a

Spain - Audio-Technica has launched a new version of its ATND1061 beamforming microphone, compatible with the company’s proprietary Audio-Technica Link communication protocol. The ATND1061LK benefits from Audio-Technica Link’s IP technology for transmission of uncompressed multi-channel digital audio and for information control with minimum latency.
A solution for conference rooms, boardrooms, lecture theatres and more, the ATND1061LK searches for the speaker’s position, allowing for accurate tracking of - and switching between – participants who move during meetings or presentations. It also detects unwanted sounds during a meeting and automatically adjusts the beam so that it is not pointed in that direction.
The ATND1061LK can be flush- or surface-mounted in a drop ceiling or hard ceiling or mounted in open architecture spaces via a standard VESA mount. The

Spain - At ISE 2024, Holophonix will debut its new 2.2 software version for all its immersive platforms – including hardware processors, and the Holophonix Native app for macOS – plus a new touring-ready hardware processor, called Holophonix Ultra. The Ultra offers higher performances for real-time spatialisation, with up to 512 inputs and outputs, an embedded touch screen, redundant power supplies, and more. The new Ultra platform also introduces a new scalable licensing model. The new version 2.2 software update is free and will be available on 5 February, 2024, at
The Ultra hardware processor – now available for order with deliveries starting in Q2 2024 – features a redesigned chassis machined from aluminium blocks, integrating a powerful and touring-ready hardware configuration tailored for demanding setups.
Featuring ultra-low audi

Spain - Claypaky will be showcasing its recently launched products for all kinds of events from touring to theatre productions. Booth 1D150 at Fira Barcelona is where visitors can see and learn about the latest products and innovative technologies for the entertainment industry. It is also the first time since ARRI’s acquisition of Claypaky, that two companies will be exhibiting together at ISE and presenting an even broader portfolio together.
With demand for IP-rated fixtures continuing to grow, Claypaky will feature the Shield Family IP66 product range with fixtures such as Arolla Aqua and HY B-EYE K15 Aqua. The Shield Family - which included Skylos, Arolla Aqua, Mini-B Aqua, Xtylos Aqua - launched a new standard of weather-resistant, high-performance, ultra-durable and long-lasting fixtures. These IP66-certified lights have advantages in performance, handling and use.

Spain - Sennheiser will focus on its industry partnerships and alliances at ISE 2024. Located in Hall 3 of the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via, the Sennheiser booth (3C500) will feature an interactive touchscreen for attendees to easily discover the Sennheiser technology and collaborations that streamline integration and deliver engaging experiences.
Integrators, consultants, and end-users can explore the full potential of Sennheiser products when paired with solutions produced by its global partners and alliances. Throughout the event, Sennheiser is collaborating with 20 leading manufacturers from their partner network, including Airtame, Audac, AVer, Crestron, Lightware, Lumens, Q-SYS, Xilica, and more, to deliver an in-show campaign that highlights the benefits of their combined solutions.
ISE attendees are encouraged to participate in an app-led scavenger hunt across Senn

Spain - Christie will showcase how its smart technologies help to deliver ‘unforgettable experiences for customers’ at ISE 2024.
In Hall 3, on stand 3K500, Christie will present its latest visual solutions, including LED video walls, 1DLP laser projectors, RGB pure laser projectors, and powerful content management and processing solutions. With several first-time product showings in the region, visitors will see how the latest technologies perform in a range of engaging applications, under this year’s theme of ‘Experience is Everything.’
“As founding members of ISE, we’re delighted to be part of the show’s 20th anniversary,” says Arlonna Seymour, executive director, corporate marketing, at Christie. “Fuelled by 95 years of experience and know-how as a technology innovator, our solutions allow creatives and partners to deliver exceptional immersive e

Spain - Robe Lighting will exhibit on booths 1C700 and 1D700 in Hall 1 at ISE 2024, where it and sister businesses - Anolis, Avolites and Artistic Licence - will share a present an interesting array of new and popular products.
Robe highlights several new products including from its award-winning IP rated i-series - the iForte and iForte LTX, iPainte, iESprite, iBeam 350, iTetra2 and iT12 Profile - for all environments - characterised by their innovative features, rugged weather resistance and for being identical to non-IP rated versions of the same products, allowing the flexibility of easy mixing on the same lighting plot.
A new variant of the T32 Cyc will be previewed, as will the latest in the Footsie1 and Footsie2 footlight range, the Footsie TM Slim.
Also previewed is Robe’s much anticipated iBolt. With the same feature set as Robe’s groundbreaking an

Europe - Following its release as an infrastructure matrix, DirectOut has announced the first major upgrade of its PRODIGY.MX. The upgrade will be shown for the first time at The NAMM Show 2024 and ISE 2024.
Bundled in the ‘Advanced’ system licence, the DirectOut development team has added a number of new features to extend the scope of its latest PRODIGY mainframe. The smart platform now offers a 64x64 Matrix Mixer (MatMix) and 64 Flex Channels, which can be loaded with IIR Filters, Dynamics and Delay PlugIns. 64 Input Managers and EARS for all Input channels add an extraordinary level of redundancy and resilience to the system. To tailor cost-effective solutions, all features can be purchased as part of smaller plugin bundles or in combination as part of the ‘Advanced’ system licence.
“We are excited to see how our Audio Solution Model (ASM) comes to life w

Spain - ISE 2024 is set to be a busy show for the OCA Alliance with news of new products from member companies, new presentations from technical experts, and a new update to the AES70 control standard. Throughout the show, the OCA Alliance will be demonstrating the benefits and possibilities of an open public control standard at booth #7G400 in Hall 7 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.
On hand during the show will be representatives of member companies showcasing products and solutions that support AES70. Software, hardware, finished products, and development platforms will all be on offer, highlighting the vast OCA ecosystem of AES70-supporting technologies from all areas of the industry. For integrators, developers, and users alike, these demonstrations will highlight the flexibility, ease, and opportunities that open public standards bring to product development and syste

Spain - Follow-Me Tracking Solutions is exhibiting on their own booth for the first time at ISE. Since Follow-Me began with the development of their first remote follow-spot software, the company has gone on to develop full systems for both manual and auto-tracking.
The Follow-Me product range allows for growth within the scope of manual tracking right through to full auto tracking. Follow-Me is fixture independent: it can control any manufacturers type of moving light via Art-Net, sACN and includes OSC & PSN to integrate with sound systems and motion control. A manual Follow-Me 3D System is completely scalable to also include the additional FollowMe Track-iT System for auto-tracking.
Follow-Me enables multiple performers, unlimited fixtures per performer, sizeable performance area (from small theatre to a large stadium) and also the requirements of both manual an

Spain - Artistic Licence will showcase its current range of products. “From the distinctive 'skinny rack' octoboxes to the channel-dense and feature-rich dataLynx range, we have multiple rack mount products designed to meet a variety of budgets and technical requirements,” says the company.
The rackSplit octo is an optosplitter/data-fixer for DMX/RDM with eight outputs, featuring Neutrik XLR5 connectors. Specifically designed for 19" racks, it conveniently occupies a 1U slot with a slim depth of only 50mm. The compact metal case is ideal for saving space on wall-mounted overhead racks.
The rackLynx octo serves as an eight-port Ethernet gateway, proficient in converting up to 8 Universes of Art-Net/sACN to DMX512/RDM. Tailored for 19" racks, it occupies a 1U slot with a slim depth of 50mm. Its compact metal case is designed for efficient space utilization, making it

Spain - disguise brings its integrated ecosystem of software, hardware and services to ISE 2024, with new product releases and integrations, demonstrating its market positioning to unlock the next dimension of entertainment.
Tom Rockhill, chief commercial officer at Disguise, said, “We are delighted to be back at ISE to showcase some fantastic new developments to our technology ecosystem, bringing even more power and engagement to live shows and experiences of all sizes and levels of complexity.”
The Disguise stand (3H210) will feature numerous product and service showcases, giving ISE visitors a view of its latest solutions that have enabled some of the world’s most talked about live shows, including U2’s show at the Las Vegas Sphere, and the BBC Earth Experience in London.
ISE will mark the first public reveal of Disguise’s soon-to-be-released VX 3 h

USA - LD Systems is expanding the MAUI G3 series with the MAUI 11 G3 MIX and MAUI 28 G3 MIX models, which further extend the application possibilities of the MAUI G3 with the integrated digital 6-channel mixer, professional effects and convenient wireless remote control via smartphone or tablet. This makes the MAUI G3 MIX an all-in-one solution for all artists who don't want to bring a separate mixing console to their live gigs.
The MAUI G3 MIX series combines all components for flexible live use: mixing console, effects, dynamics processing, DSP controller, power amplifiers and speakers. The integrated digital 6-channel mixer offers four XLR/line combo inputs for connecting microphones, line devices or high-impedance instruments (Hi-Z available on channels 1 + 2), supplemented by a stereo Bluetooth connection on channels 5 + 6.
The mixer settings can be adjusted manu

Spain - L-Acoustics has launched the Xi Series, an extension to the X Series of coaxial speakers. Visitors to ISE 2024 will be able to see and hear the freshly launched X8i and X6i models in Hall 7 booth #7F150, Hall 2, #2G500, and Hall 8, Audio Demo Room #B4. The Xi Series is designed to meet the demands of every type of integration project that requires powerful, premium sound in a discrete format that can seamlessly blend into any room architecture.
The Xi Series offers a range of installation-focused coaxial enclosures with distinct formats, bandwidth, and SPL specifically tailored for short throw applications.
"The Xi Series represents a significant leap forward in meeting the diverse demands of premium installations,” says Germain Simon, director of product management at L-Acoustics. “The refined acoustic and physical design combines with a plethora of simple

Europe - Elation has introduced an upgrade to the Six PAR series - introducing the Six+ PAR S and Six+ PAR L.
Six+ PAR offers a fusion of enhanced output, expanded colour spectrum, and overall superior quality of light. It is IP65 protected to handle any environment.
Available with either 7x or 14x 20W RGBLA+UV LEDs, the Six+ PAR offers the ultra-wide colour spectrum, colour rendering and high CRI (93) that exacting designers demand.
To expand the colour capabilities of the Six+ PAR further, precise colour temperature control via a dedicated variable CCT control channel has been integrated with adjustments capable from 2,400K – 8,500K. A CMY Emulation mode plus an integrated library of calibrated colour pre-sets that match the most popular gel filters have also been included.
The Six+ PAR’s durable housing includes a dedicated diffusion lens holder wi

UK - HH Audio has announced the launch of Tensor-MINI, an ultra-portable, all-in-one, battery-powered PA. Tensor-MINI delivers from an easy to carry design which can be set up in seconds.
With its a powerful 6.5” co-axial full-range driver, Tensor-MINI is suitable for a host of applications, including buskers, small gigs, parties, gyms, cafes, classrooms, corporate AV presentations and more. Its versatile pre-amp includes a three-channel mixer (two universal inputs with tone presets and adjustable EQ, and an auxiliary input), DSP and reverb effect, along with a Bluetooth/USB media player which doubles as a charger for the input device. Bluetooth also supports stereo linking of two Tensor-MINI units.
Tensor-MINI’s multi-angle cab allows the unit to be used on the ground, as a monitor, or on a pole stand, and comprehensive audio protection prevents overloading and d

Europe - Full-service video and lighting company 4Wall has launched its first product guide, addressing UK and European markets and giving clients access to the company’s complete catalogue of products.
The product guide, which is currently available online, features a full index of the company’s video, lighting and rigging inventory and everything in between. You can also discover additional information about the impressive additional support the company offers, including an in-house innovation department, CAD design service, sustainability and production spaces available to hire.
Darren Poultney, managing director of EMEA at 4Wall, said: “We’re so excited to launch our first ever product guide to the market, an incredible resource that showcases our extensive range of products all in one place”. Poultney continued, “This guide is not just a handy brochu

Spain - True to its declared commitment to ‘Reach Across Worlds in 2024’, Chauvet professional will be highlighting products and technologies ‘that go beyond innovation to create a convergence of the real and digital’.
An impressive collection of new products in the Strike series will be on display at the company’s stand. Among these are the Strike Array 4C and Strike Array 2C, IP65 rated versatile RGBA-WW blinder-strobe-audience lights. Both units open the door to an abundance of design possibilities with their full-colour pods (four in the larger unit, and two in the smaller one) that can be independently focused.
The Strike Array 4C and Strike Array 2C both feature industry standard-setting low end dimming capabilities as well as a red shift function that warms the colour temperature of the light as it dims to emulate a classic tungsten look. The variable

Spain - Following a successful year, EM Acoustics is having a predictably busy start to 2024 as the team returns to ISE later this month. After a successful UK launch at PLASA Show in London, EM Acoustics will unveil the latest addition to its Reference series, the ultra-compact R5, to an international audience for the first time at the event.
The Reference Series is characterised by its ‘low-profile design and exceptional quality’, offering full-range point source loudspeakers that boast flat frequency and phase responses. The series, which was an instant success in installations and live events alike, represents a flagship product line for the brand.
“Introducing a smaller enclosure is a logical step in the evolution of the Reference Series, driven by huge demand from our customers,” confirms Greg Clarke, EM Acoustics’ brand manager. “Like the rest of the

USA - JoeCo has launched BandMate, a 24-channel backing track player for live performance playback. Aimed at gigging musicians, the 1U system can replay multichannel audio material alongside MIDI data for the control and update of MIDI equipment such as effects pedals and lighting controllers. The new hardware is supported by a pair of apps for user-friendly operation.
“There is a definite requirement from musicians for a live assist playback device that they can trust more than a laptop,” said JoeCo managing director, Joe Bull. “We created BandMate to be a flexible solution that will give musicians a robust device they can rely on gig after gig, which is simple to use and easy to control.”
BandMate uses a setlist to organise the playback for a gig. This playlist automatically loads up the next song so musicians can focus on their performance rather than the te

Spain - At this year’s ISE, RCF will display a comprehensive range of audio products including new models for installed sound, pro sound, live sound along with new RDNet management software and Shape D3D simulation software.
RCF will debut the PMR 60T, a two-way 80W pendant speaker for commercial applications, and a comprehensive range of both self-powered and externally-powered subwoofers for professional applications. The new S 8019 and S 8029 subwoofers, single and double 19" passive units respectively, come equipped with high-excursion transducers, delivering ‘exceptional sound pressure and quality for high-power installation applications’. These subwoofers pair ideally with the RCF XPS 16K amplifier.
RCF will also introduce the DMA 504 amplifier, a new member of the Business Music Series. This 4x500-watt, 2-rack unit amplifier with digital routing and DSP i

Spain - Ayrton will be exhibiting at ISE on stands 1G700 and 1G530 where it will be bringing a selection of its comprehensive range of LED lighting products. Star of the show will be Argo 6, launched in September 2023 at PLASA Show, London.
Argo 6 is Ayrton’s first weather-sealed effects luminaire, available as Wash or FX versions, presenting a 280mm front window designed to ensure optimal visuals. Equipped with 19 LEDs of 40W with RGB+W additive colour synthesis, Argo 6 can deliver a light output of 13,000 lumens, and obtain a highly intense beam with a zoom ratio of 14:1 and a wide zoom range from 4° to 56°. Argo 6 FX sports a high-definition liquid effect system enhanced by a translucent honeycomb that can generate complex graphic effects LiquidEffectTM.
More Ayrton products present at ISE include the icompact effects fixtures Zonda 9 FX and its smaller sibling

Spain - Hive has introduced two new additions to its Beeblade product range. Beeblade Minima and Beeblade Osmia are joining Beeblade Pluto as part of the wider ecosystem, offering users more media playback solutions that work in harmony with a wide range of project types. Additionally, Hive is also launching the new Beehive 5U rack mountable chassis at ISE 2024.
Beeblade is a new approach to media playback that seamlessly integrates into any Smart Display Module (SDM) compatible display or projector. It’s the hidden hero behind complex, creative video that can be synced across multiple players using Hive’s Beesync software.
Joining the Pluto Beeblade - which is designed for large-scale mapping projects - the Beeblade Minima is Hive’s newest HD player with the lowest technical specification. The new Beeblade Osmia is a mid-range solution that can achieve 4K media

Spain - Robert Juliat will be exhibiting independently for the first time at ISE on Stand 1F300, near the entrance of Hall 1.
RJ will be showing its award-winning Sully 4C profile and Fresnel fixtures - which were awarded the 2022 LDI Award for Best Debuting Product - all with integrated RJ Color, Robert Juliat’s innovative software platform.
Sully 4C Profile (650SX 4C) is a four-colour (RGBLime), 200W LED profile that delivers perfect whites and high quality saturated and pastel colours; it is also a swift and economic solution to convert RJ 600SX tungsten fixtures to LED.
Sully 4C Fresnel (315LF 4C) is a compact fixture with the same level of colour quality and control as the Profile, available with a choice of 200mm Fresnel or PC lenses.
Known for its leadership in followspot design and production, Robert Juliat will be showcasing the latest of its LE

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