Product News

imogenheapImogen Heap delivers Soundscape demo
Friday, 5 April 2019

Germany - Grammy Award winning artist and engineer Imogen Heap imopressed a capacity Prolight + Sound crowd with a live demonstration of how she uses her Mi.Mu gloves to create sounds and control the d&b Soundscape, the d&b immersive sound system.
“The combination of these two exceptional tools quite literally puts live production control at my fingertips – and the results are magic, as if there was no tech at all, just sound and space,“ says Heap.
Heap has been touring with the d&b Soundscape on her Mycelia European tour and will again take it on tour in North America this year. In the session, part of a series of well attended User Experience events hosted in the d&b demo room, Heap spoke about her experience using the d&b Soundscape on tour and how the immersive experience that it created for the artist and the audiences has changed the live performance sound experience forever.
“It’s like going to see technicolour for the first time after only seeing black and white,” Heap stated.
Other special guests at the d&b demo room included renowned theatre designer Sebastian Frost and Serge Gräfe, sound engineer and designer for electro pioneers Kraftwerk. Each guest different insights into their experiences with the d&b Soundscape.
(Jim Evans)

viol212PL+S: dBTechnologies focus on three-way array
Thursday, 4 April 2019

Germany - dBTechnologies is showcasing new systems at Pro Light + Sound, with a special focus on the active three-way line array system VIO L212 and a wide range of previews for the rental world and the musical instruments market.
The main focus will be a double demo of the active line array VIO L212 at the Live Sound Arena of the Frankfurt Messe complex, with a system composed of 10 VIO L212 per side completed by 16 active subwoofers VIO S218 and 2 VIO X205 as front fills.
VIO L212 is also being showcased at dBTechnologies booth, where every day the product specialist team shows visitors how the system can be set up and rigged in just a few minutes thanks to the special 3-point rigging system and dedicated accessories.
Among the 2019 previews presented in Frankfurt by the Italian manufacturer, the new VIO X205 active system condenses the detailed and powerful sound characteristic of the VIO X point source series into an ultra-performing cabinet with reduced dimensions (150x485x240mm, for only 7.8 kg) that is well suited to different applications: as a small full range system, FOH monitor, fixed installations, or front fill in medium and large size sound reinforcement systems.
VIO X205 is a 2-way system equipped with premium components (2x5 "LF and 1x1 "HF) and Digipro G3 400W RMS amplifier module. Like all other members of the VIO X family, the small 205 allows full remote control via RDNet communications and Aurora Net control software. The cabinet is available in two different models featuring a different acoustic design that ensures cover

 
 
cadacPL+S: Cadac promotes CDC developments
Thursday, 4 April 2019

Germany - Cadac is showing a number of new developments at Prolight+Sound, including a console ‘sidecar’, and console mirroring and bus VCA features in a preview of v6.0 CDC OS.
The company’s booth features the full current range of CDC consoles, running on its MegaCOMMS dedicated music production audio network, which supports up to 3072 channels of the same ultra-high quality, fully time-aligned, phase-coherent, high-resolution audio, over distances of up to 2 kilometres.
A total of five networked consoles are live on the booth; two of the latest CDC five compact format consoles, two CDC six 80 input medium format consoles and a single CDC seven-s, the 128 input, dual-touch screen series flagship. CDC series consoles provide unparalleled operational simplicity, with a combination of 23.5 inch high contrast HD touchscreen based control and a highly evolved, high agility OS. The swipeable graphical operator experience – akin to the glass cockpit paradigm in aviation – presents a less challenging, rapid learning curve.
The MegaCOMMS digital audio protocol ‘powers’ the CDC series consoles, CDC MC I/O stage boxes and the MegaCOMMS audio network.
The new CDC five, is designed for smaller auditorium fixed installations, as well as corporate and smaller touring applications, with a power-to-form factor ratio, and levels of sonic performance and operational simplicity exceptional in a compact professional mix console.
Cadac marketing manager James Godbehear says, “CDC five is designed to appeal to a much wider customer base –

 
faitalPL+S: FaitalPRO launches FX series
Thursday, 4 April 2019

Germany - Responding to the recent pro sound philosophy that requires lightweight products, with a light moving mass, Italian manufacturer FaitalPRO has launched three cone speakers 12, 15 and 18 inches in diameter. The units are dedicated to the reproduction of the lower frequencies. With 700 W of continuous AES power and 1400 maximum, the new woofer family called FX600- comprises three new models, 12FX600, 15FX600, 18FX600.
Flavio Naggi, sales and marketing manager of FaitalPRO, explains: "In the audio-video world ‘FX’ refers to ‘special effects’ and that's why we chose this name for these series of speakers. They offer high level performance for top of the range applications. An acoustic designer can obtain super high-grade performance and maximum efficiency (2,2-2,4% of total efficiency) for a first-class impact."
Flavio Naggi concludes: "The FX600 woofers are definitely designed to cover wide-ranging, multi-purpose application pro market needs. They sound excellent, have a consistent behaviour and very significant acoustic performance even in smaller cabinets."
(Jim Evans)

 
 
vero-vx-lFunktion-One launches Vero VX system
Thursday, 4 April 2019

Germany - Loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One has unveiled its latest technological development with the launch of Vero VX at Prolight + Sound 2019 in Frankfurt. Vero VX, which has been in development for the last three years, promises Vero sound for a wider range of venues and environments thanks to its more compact footprint.
Funktion-One founder Tony Andrews says: “We’re delighted to introduce Vero VX to the world. Since Vero’s launch in 2016 we’ve had a lot of interest in a smaller system that offers the same performance characteristics and ease of deployment. Through significant engineering innovation, we’ve managed to achieve that objective.”
The Vero VX system comprises VX90 full-range vertical array elements, V124 or V221 bass enclosures, amp racks, fly bars, transport dollies, ground stack hardware, cabling and Projection predictive software.
The VX90 is a 3-way vertical array element with four new Funktion-One designed Neodymium drivers in a horizontally symmetric configuration: two reflex loaded, high efficiency 12” mid bass drivers; one Axhead loaded wide bandwidth 8” cone midrange driver; and a single 1” compression driver on a proprietary isophase diffraction waveguide. The VX90 measures 1120mm wide and 340mm high, its usable bandwidth is 50Hz to 20kHz and horizontal dispersion is 90°.
The patented Lambda rigging system results from 40 years of development and refinement of Funktion-One rear tension rigging methods. This enables cabinets to be transported and flown as straight columns, then tensioned into p

 
lineaPL+S: Linea Research extends M and C series
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Germany - Linea Research, the UK manufacturer, has announced the addition of 8 channel 20kW models to their successful M and C series of networked DSP amplifiers. Optimised to deliver 2500W per channel into 4 ohms with all eight channels driven simultaneously the new touring focused 48M20 and installation targeted 88C20 amplifiers offer truly class leading performance while maintaining the outstanding audio performance which defines the brand.
“Our existing amplifiers models delivered their highest power output into 2 ohms” explains Peter Collins, sales manager at Linea Research, continuing “but of course 2 ohms isn’t always ideal and many of our users prefer to load their amps at 4 ohms. In developing these new models we’ve been able to effectively double our output and power density into 4 ohms giving our customers exactly what they’ve been asking for.”
Both M and C series versions offer networked control, 96kHz DSP signal processing and user FIR filters on every output along with analogue and AES inputs as standard and a Dante/AES67 option. With four inputs, eight outputs, and full front panel control the 48M20 is aimed at portable and touring users while the eight-input eight-output 88C20 provides all the same DSP and control features but is finished with a blank front panel for tamperproof operation.
“Flexibility is key with all our products and these are no different,” concludes Collins. ”In one 2u 8 channel amplifier we can now offer anything from a bridged pair giving 5kW @ 8ohms, single channels of 2500W @ 4ohms, and ev

 
 
sd12PL+S: DiGiCo majors on KLANG Integration
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Germany - Prolight+Sound 2019 provides attendees the opportunity to discover the integration of KLANG:technologies immersive in-ear mixing into the DiGiCo SD-Range and the latest A3232 DMI for S-Series consoles.
ISE gave a first glimpse of the advantages the collaboration of DiGiCo and KLANG:technologies will bring to the companies’ customers. Now, Prolight + Sound 2019 gives a first opportunity to experience a working version of their new control integration for immersive in-ear mixing; the bidirectional control of mixes and immersive pan positioning will allow monitor engineers to provide fully immersive IEM feeds as part of their normal workflow.
A beta version of the software is running on the SD7 Quantum 7, SD10 and SD12 96 throughout the show.
Also, first shown at NAMM and ISE, the A3232 DMI card from DiGiCo’s 4REA4 Range is now incorporated into the S-Series consoles. This I/O expansion allows the 4REA4 I/O to be directly connected to S-Series consoles, widening the I/O possibilities. Part of this upgrade, the recently launched S21-Stage48 and S31-Stage48 system, offered with 48 Mic inputs from stage via three A168STAGEracks, will also be on show.
“There was a lot of interest in what DiGiCo’s acquisition of KLANG would bring when it was first announced, which were soon dispelled when the logic of having immersive in-ear mixing capability integrated into DiGiCo consoles became apparent,” says DiGiCo general manager Austin Freshwater. “We are delighted to be able to show a working version of the software so quickly and to f

 
adamsonPL+S: Adamson expands S-Series
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Germany - Adamson Systems Engineering is set to expand its popular S-Series, a line of sub-compact, tour-proven loudspeakers, with several new solutions. The new additions further enhance the performance and flexibility of system deployments for “a myriad of applications”.
The latest additions include the S7 ultra-compact two-way, full-range line array enclosure and complementary S118 subwoofer, plus the S7p and S10p two-way, full-range point source cabinets. Together, they offer a substantial increase in configuration options for standalone S-Series systems in corporate, theatre, worship, and live music applications or, thanks to Adamson’s uniform voicing between product families, deployments supporting the flagship large-format E-Series.
“The S-Series family changed the face of Adamson, transforming it from a manufacturer of performance loudspeakers to a provider of complete system solutions,” shares James Oliver, director of marketing and sales. “Since its debut, we’ve seen huge corporate growth and a universal acceptance from partners and engineers around the world. Even as we expand our sub-compact offerings on either side, with the simplified IS-Series for install applications and the intelligent, Milan-ready CS-Series, the S-Series remains the anchor, and these new offerings expand the number of potential system configurations for even more specifically-tailored solutions.”
The Adamson S7 is a two-way, full-range line array cabinet containing two ND7-LM16 Kevlar Neodymium drivers (2x 16 Ω) and an NH3-8 1.4” exit compression

 
 
yamahaPL+S: Yamaha highlights live commitment
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Germany - Yamaha’s commitment to providing the best live audio facilities is the theme of its presence at Prolight+Sound 2019, with the latest updates to its digital mixing consoles and an updated range of loudspeakers on show.
Exhibiting alongside Nexo, Yamaha is showing the new TF Series V4.0 firmware. This adds a number of enhancements, including a Selected Channel View for even more intuitive, efficient operation, scene fade time function for added for scene management flexibility (particularly in theatrical applications), additional mute groups, expanded support for DZR-D and DXS-XLF-D series speakers and an extensive selection of new QuickPro Presets for a variety of microphones, in-ear monitors and speakers. The TF StageMix iPad app has also been updated.
The flagship Rivage PM10 and PM7 digital mixing systems is on show, running the latest Rivage V3.0 update. This adds the new DaNSe dynamic noise suppressor plug-in, bringing improvements to speech clarity for theatrical and broadcast applications. Other enhancements include Mix to Input routing and workflows for global paste, DCA assignment and Custom Faders. All of the improvements of RIVAGE V2.5 are featured, including Theatre Mode, offering significant advantages for all types of theatrical production and support for Audinate’s Dante Domain Manager.
CL and QL series mixers are also be on the stand with V5.1 firmware, which supports the Dante-equipped DZR-D series powered loudspeakers and the Nexo NXAMPmk2.
Another updated product at Prolight+Sound is the DXRmkII series of powere

 
dbsubwooferPL+S: d&b debuts bite-sized B8-SUB
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Germany - Prolight+Sound 2019 sees the introduction of the B8, an ultra-compact subwoofer from d&b audiotechnik. Standing only 170 mm tall, the B8-SUB keeps a low profile yet boasts a high performance to size ratio that provides a low frequency extension down to 43 Hz.
The B8 pairs with the established d&b xC, xS and E-Series loudspeakers, with dedicated models for mobile (B8-SUB) and install (Bi8-SUB). Fitting comfortably in the tightest of spaces, the B8 is ideal for corporate environments, cruise ships, small venues and more.
The B8 is an actively driven subwoofer that features two 6.5” drivers with ferrite magnets housed within a bass-reflex cabinet design. These precisely tuned drivers achieve an impressive low frequency extension from 170 Hz down to 43 Hz. The B8 can be driven by all current d&b amplifiers, achieving a max. SPL of 122 dB for a truly full range performance from a low profile subwoofer.
With flexible setup options, the B8 and Bi8 provide a complete sound reinforcement solution for a broad range of applications where form factor and performance to size ratio are as important as authentic aural impact. The B8 can be used under stages, stairs or ceilings; landscape or portrait; flush mounted or flown with small mid/high d&b loudspeakers.
“The lower frequencies play an important role in the perception of speech and rhythm,” affirms d&b product manager, Wolfgang Schulz. “Subwoofers have often been omitted from applications due to space constraints or the visually sensitive nature of a venue. Now l

 
 
l-acousticsPL+S: L-Acoustics unveils Soundvision upgrade
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Germany - At Prolight+Sound, L-Acoustics announced the immediate availability of new versions of Soundvision, its 3D simulation software, and its amplified controller real time control and monitoring software LA Network Manager. Soundvision 3.1.0 and LA Network Manager 2.7.0 feature advanced autosolver tools to simplify, accelerate, and improve system optimization from system design to operation.
Soundvision, introduced in 2004, was the pro audio industry’s first 3D modelling software capable of accurately predicting audio coverage and system performance in real time. Fifteen years of interaction with end users has led to numerous refinements of the programme, available free of charge. The latest version, 3.1.0 represents a major upgrade with robust automated features to greatly assist and streamline the system design process: Autosplay and Autofilter.
Autosplay uses algorithms to calculate mechanical optimization based on the proposed configuration and design objectives defined by the systems engineer, assisting an indispensable and formerly laborious process.
“Autosplay brings speed and accuracy to an otherwise highly iterative human process, saving time and improving practical outcomes,” explains Yann-Gaël Gicquel, application engineer, acoustics, and Soundvision project leader. “Additionally, the high-performance algorithms of the Optimize function yield an unparalleled degree of finesse and detail. The result is a better sounding system, and ultimately, an enhanced audience experience.”
In addition to Autosplay and Autofilter,

 
spotcheckPL+S: Latest Spotrack model revealed
Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Germany - Spotrack will be exhibiting at this week’s Prolight + Sound show. Spotrack enables an operator to remotely control from any location, any number of moving lights as follow spots. It works with any moving light and any lighting console, in any performance space and can be used in all entertainment sectors for live production from anywhere in the venue.
The Spotrack team will be on hand to explain and discuss all aspects of the hardware and software that comprise a system which is revolutionising the lighting industry’s approach to spotlight control.
Spotrack systems have been in action on a number of high profile global events in recent months as more and more lighting designers and production managers acquaint themselves with the clear advantages the system provides.
On the live rock and roll front, Metallica used Spotrack to supplement their spotlights on a number of stadium gigs, before moving exclusively to the system for their subsequent arena tour. In Australia, where Kate Miller-Heidke won the first national televised selection show for Eurovision - Australia Decides - Spotrack played a key role in the delivery of a spectacular performance that featured 10 very different acts and attracted a huge TV audience.
In China, Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment is working with Fremantle and Hunan TV on a 13-part World’s Got Talent CEO Liam Feeney is looking forward to Prolight + Sound, which will see the Republic of Ireland based company unveil the latest version of Spotrack: “These are exciting times for Spotr

 
 
paladinPL+S: Elation adds Fuze and Paladin fixtures
Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Germany - Elation Professional’s list of product launches at this week’s Prolight + Sound show has grown. Elation will be showing at Stand D56-58 in Hall 12.1 new luminaires in its popular Fuze and Paladin series.
The Fuze Profile CW with Cold White LEDs and framing system is designed for trade shows, stages, television and a wide array of AV event applications. A 91 CRI 380W LED engine ensures accurate color reproduction while delivering a powerful output exceeding 12,000 lumens.
Designed to illuminate objects like exhibits and banners, texture areas, and keylight persons with its flat field of light and accurate framing, it can be used anywhere a fully automated ellipsoidal fixture is required. Housing a 7° to 46° zoom, its comprehensive feature set includes a rotating gobo wheel of breakups, two color wheels featuring solid colours and correction filters plus an iris.
Three new fixtures in Elation’s Paladin series of versatile Blinder/Strobe/Wash lights will also be on display – the Paladin Cube, Paladin Brick and Paladin Panel - all with IP65 protection. These compact and powerful outdoor flood lights are useful for a wide variety of applications and can flexibly be used from either a floor or truss position.
Using 15W RGBW cells – 9, 24, and 50 respectively – they add vibrant and powerful colour to outdoor events while individual cell control and strobe make them versatile effect lights or audience blinders, says the company.
(Jim Evans)

 
flexscopePL+S: PSRIG reveals Flexscope
Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Germany - PSRIG is set to launch its new FlexScope – Telescopic Motion Stabiliser at this year's Prolight + Sound. Visitors to Stand C80, Hall 12.0 will see the new stage mechanical system in action.
Aart Gigengack, sales manager and co-owner of PSRIG says: "We are very excited to be launching this new piece of kit at Prolight + Sound and we think our customers will be very excited by it. The FlexSccope is a system which has been designed to move objects vertically in a stable and smooth fashion while preventing motion like tilting, panning or any other unwanted movement. It is suitable for a variety of creative applications – in fact anywhere you want to enhance the visual aspects of a show."
The telescopic profile consists of four sections. In the standard configuration the profile is 220cm in its home position while in the fully extended position, it measures 750cm. The total travel of the profile is 530cm. However the FlexScope is configurable with custom section length when ordering directly from PSRIG. It consists of a flexible truss bracket on top of the profile and a fixed bottom bracket where you can mount the light, video or other decorative items. An external cable guiding system to transfer power and data is available for purchase.
Aart continues: "The system came about as a result of a customer request for Martin Garrix's ADE show in the RAI Amsterdam. Show director Gabriel Fraboni reached out to Unlimited Productions in the Netherlands for a solution to make moving heads go up and down individually over the crowd. Unlimited Product

 
 
linear-7PL+S: HK Audio launches Linear 7
Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Germany - HK Audio returns to Prolight + Sound this week with two major new product family launches and an extension to the flagship COSMO integrative line array series.
Linear 7 is the latest, most advanced range in HK Audio’s Linear series. The five speaker models that make up the Linear 7 launch portfolio – including four mid/high units and one subwoofer – feature the most powerful and functional feature sets of any Linear product to date
Also new for Prolight + Sound 2019 is the SI series, a family of speakers tailored to meet the demanding needs of today’s installation market.
The first SI speakers – SI stands for System Integrator – to be launched are the P10i and P10j. These high-performance line-source speakers, each loaded with ten 3” high-performance drivers, are ideally suited to a wide variety of installation locations, from large rooms with long reverberation times and noisy indoor venues, to auditoriums, houses of worship and outdoor long-throw applications.
The SI line is also designed for use in voice alarm systems, is water and weather-resistant, and ready to order in more than 30 different colours, with a wide range of optional mounting accessories also available.
HK Audio first introduced the Cosmo line array at Prolight + Sound 2018, and this year sees the debut of the Cosmo C 6 speaker. The C 6 delivers full-range performance, and its wide throw pattern and relatively low height make it suitable for venues where the first audience row is close to the stage and speakers are flown below 6min height.

 
tourflexPL+S: Tourflex Cabling offers customisation
Monday, 1 April 2019

UK - Tourflex Cabling has invested in new state of the art machinery to provide customers with a service that offers even more customisation options for their cabling and connectors, including overmoulding, engraving and different colours.
Cabling and connectors can be overmoulded and sealed in a thermoset material, making them highly resistant to fluids – suitable for outdoor use. The overmould makes products more robust to withstand shock, vibration, and continual flexing without damage to the termination point. Customers can also opt to have their company logos moulded onto their connector to clearly identify it as their property.
Tourflex Cabling now has the capability to provide customer personalisation by laser engraving, allowing the customer’s logo or other information to be etched onto the side of a range of connectors. Engraving provides a permanent identification solution that will not fade or wear away over time.
The manufacturing service can also offer colour options for connector bodies and locking rings. When using a large number of cables, whether it is a live gig or a theatre show, it can be difficult to discern which cable is powering which equipment. Coloured connectors can be attributed to different equipment to make them easily recognisable and can be used to avoid cross connection.
Tourflex Cabling is exhibiting samples of its new offerings, as well as a range of other products (Hall 12.1, Stand D50).
(Jim Evans)

 
 
mydmx-go-ipadADJ debuts DMX control system
Monday, 1 April 2019

USA - ADJ has announced the expansion of its range of DMX control solutions with the introduction of the mydmx GO tablet-based system. Designed for use by mobile entertainers and for installation in bars, leisure venues and small nightclubs, this revolutionary new lighting control system is extremely powerful but also incredibly easy to use.
ADJ’s mydmx GO combines an app-based control surface with a compact interface that connects wirelessly to an Apple, Android or Amazon Fire tablet and provides a standard 3-pin XLR output for connection to a lighting system. Thanks to its design, the mydmx GO app requires no programming but can be used to create synchronized lightshows across any combination of DMX compatible lighting fixtures.
The app is supplied pre-programmed with a wide variety of easily customizable effects which can be used on any type of fixture. It features a distinctive layout that is built around two FX wheels – one for colour chases and one for movement patterns – which each contain eight effect options. These can be selected independently, customized (by altering the colour palette, speed, size, shift and fan) and combined to create a vast number of different unique effects which can then be stored for instant recall to one of 50 user-defined presets.
In addition to the main FX wheel controls, dedicated buttons are also included within the interface for GOBO, Iris, Zoom and Prism. This allows the software to be used to control even professional-caliber moving head fixtures with advanced feature-sets. There are also five ‘flash

 
gdtfbuilderPL+S: Vectorworks GDTF 1.0 now available
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - On its first anniversary, the entertainment industry’s open file format, General Device Type Format (GDTF) version 1.0 is available. Through collective feedback from the GDTF founders, MA Lighting, Robe lighting and Vectorworks, Inc., as well as other participating manufacturers, the file format has received numerous updates since it was first introduced and can now be used by manufacturers around the world.
GDTF 1.0 and the My Virtual Rig (MVR) file format - which creates a two-way connection between planning, previz and console systems - are now implemented with Vectorworks 2019, Vision 2019 and grandMA3.
“A driving force for creating the GDTF was to fix a glaring problem of disconnected workflows for professionals within the entertainment community,” said Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CEO at Vectorworks, a global design and BIM software solutions provider. “With this latest version of GDTF, it marks a monumental step of this initiative with GDTF and MVR in our products.”
Previously in private beta, the web-based fixture builder, which allows manufacturers to create GDTF files for their fixtures, is updated in GDTF version 1.0 and available at https://gdtf-share.com/. The fixture builder also allows manufacturers and end users to create GDTF files for lighting fixtures. Manufacturers interested in moving forward with creating GDTF files for their fixtures can receive access to the fixture builder and a private beta of grandMA3 onPC xPort Node and grandMA3 onPC software to import GDTF and MVR files for testing their build process with rea

 
 
PL+S: WORK upgrades LightShark software
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - WORK PRO has announced a significant software upgrade for its LightShark DMX-based hardware lighting console, resulting in major improvements to its features and functionality. The company has also revealed that from April 2019, LightShark users can purchase a new bundle incorporating a Capture Visualizer licence from Capture Sweden.
WORK PRO’s software version 1.1.2, which is available as a free download from the company’s website, makes LightShark even more intuitive and responsive by giving end users enhanced control over a much wider range of features.
“Since launching LightShark in 2017 we have paid close attention to the functionality of our software and have already incorporated numerous upgrades,” says Juan Jose Vila, CSO of Equipson, WORK PRO’s parent company. “Software version 1.1.2 seamlessly integrates all of these developments and adds many more, thus considerably improving the user experience.”
Available in two versions - the LS-1, which includes a hardware console, and the more affordable LS-Core – LightShark is an intermediate lighting control product that offers completely integrated hardware and software control via smartphones and tablets. It can handle up to 4192 DMX channels and works with industry-standard DMX and Artnet lighting protocols, enabling easy integration into existing production environments and lighting rig.
“LightShark is changing the lighting landscape by offering an incredible range of features at an exceptionally low price point,” Vila adds. “LightShark’s software is very

 
tmb-conaPL+S: TMB offers new technology
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - This year, TMB introduces a wide range of products. The one-of-a-kind, multiple award-winning ProPlex IQ Tester LV will be on display for hands-on demos.
Also a tradition at select Messe Frankfurt shows, super-bright Solaris Flare IP fixtures will be seen lighting the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof facade, opposite the Messe main entrance, every night during the show. HD single-head and HR dual-head versions of the LED Flare IP are available for a variety of architectural applications and can be seen up close at our show stand.
Premiering this year is the latest member of the Solaris product family, the Solaris Flare 210 IP. First in the new Flare 200 Series, this compact, IP65 outdoor wash fixture features Flare brightness, brilliant colours, and ultra-smooth colour mixing at any distance – even skimming surfaces. Complementing the fixture are a complete range of sealed, holographic beam shaping accessories.
The ProPlex IQ range of data distribution devices now boasts three new Ethernet-DMX bidirectional nodes, each with double EtherCon ports, PoE power-in, and RSTP-enabled redundancy features. New models include the IQ Two 88 2x RackMount, IQ Two 66 2x PortableMount, and the newly designed IQ Two 1616 2x. To complement the entire IQ range, a new, full-featured version of the user-friendly ProPlex Software will be available for demonstration. Also, new to the ProPlex Devices range is the GBS Network Selector, a four-way Ethernet source selector/merger in a rugged ProPlex RackMount “blue-box” chassis.
Three new additions to the Pr

 
 
adboceanPL+S: ADB highlights Ocean and Orkis
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - Ocean is an innovative lighting console, designed for theatres, opera houses and multi-purpose venues. The Ocean's most striking feature, as well as one of its main strong points, is its high-resolution touch screen, with a 70-cm-wide (27½-inch-wide) viewing area. It provides operators with full access to all functions and control of all parameters through a single screen, which greatly simplifies control desk ergonomics.
Due to its ultra-stretched display format, the console and screen itself are still very compact, both in depth and height. This means the operators have a perfect view of the stage from every angle, regardless of where they are sitting, and can place the console on small surfaces. Moreover, its shallow depth allows them to access the touch screen very easily.
The ergonomic and practical advantages of the Ocean, however, should not be allowed to overshadow the advanced software and hardware technology it is equipped with. For example, to respond to the ever-increasing need for multiple connections, it is the only console on the market with four Ethernet outputs, which means you no longer have to provide additional Ethernet access.
The Orkis is ADB’s new colour LED fresnel or pebble luminaire, which brings the modernity of innovative technology to the stage in a simple, versatile, heavy duty unit.
Its CRI remains stable at values of at least 97 thanks to a modern six-colour LED system and advanced software. The Orkis’s performance really comes into its own in colour production: the colour range obtainable is wid

 
ki10-ki12PL+S: Outline majors on Monaco and more
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - Italian loudspeaker and FPGA-based technologies manufacturer Outline will be showcasing a series of new products at Prolight+Sound.
The new Monaco 215 CX SP is a powerful self-powered point-source system featuring 2 x 15” woofers plus a coaxial 3” diaphragm compression driver. Configured as a ‘two-and-a-half’ way system, this loudspeaker delivers audio performance approaching a three-way design with extended low frequency.
The built-in amplifier platform with four selectable EQ pre-sets and input gain enables to use this enclosure as part of a plug & play solution. The maximum available power from the amplifier module is 2 x 1500 W EIAJ at 8 ohm, 6000 W peak (total). The SPL is 140 dB (peak @ 1 m). Monaco is also available in passive version (Monaco 215 CX). Thanks to Outline’s exclusive internal crossover designs it can be driven by a single channel of amplification or can be bi-amped using two amplifier channels to drive the co-axial LF and Mid / HF sections separately.
The Ki-Series is an application-flexible compact loudspeaker concept designed for a broad range of installed applications. Both models (the Ki-12 and Ki-10) maximise efficiency and cost effectiveness with internal crossover networks, a small footprint, integral mounting points and very high SPL capability. Both products also feature another Outline first, a new design of rotatable waveguide. Many comparable loudspeakers offer this facility but Outline’s Ki-series are the first to allow the installer to quickly and easily rotate the entire horn and HF sec

 
 
lotoPL+S: Powersoft debuts raft of new products
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - Powersoft returns to Messe Frankfurt in force for this year’s Prolight + Sound (PL+S) with a full suite of industry audio solutions, including the new X4L amplifier; the LOTO DSP 1-2 in / 4 out Advanced DSP board; the DSP-Lite ETH 1-2 in / 3 out DSP interface; and an update for its Snapshot Selector mobile app.
The company’s stand, which can be found in Hall 8.0 (G40), will also feature some of its more established products, including the T Series amplifier platform.
As the latest addition to Powersoft’s range of amplifiers, the X4L, has been created to drive modern high SPL woofers that require very high voltage in order to deliver their full potential. The product is specifically designed to deliver up to 300 V (peak) to the loudspeakers, which translates to more audible impact from the music itself.
“In our research activity and during interactions with producers of loudspeaker components, it has become clear to us that this is the next logical step for the powering of these solutions,” said Klas Dalbjörn, Powersoft product manager.
Even in applications where high output voltage isn’t required by rental staging professionals, the X4L remains an extremely attractive product. This illustrated by the product’s ability to deliver the same or more power per loudspeaker while driving more cabinets in parallel when compared to other amplifiers, which will save users both money and truck space on portable applications.
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impressionfr10barPL+S: GLP launches linear FR10 Bar
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - Following on from their X4 Bar series, GLP is introducing the FR10 Bar, a linear format fixture.
With a new optical system, the FR10 Bar uses a larger size output aperture, as featured in the impression FR1, giving a new look from a familiar style. The FR10 Bar contains 10 sources, each with a high output 60 Watt RGBW LED that colour matches with the entire GLP X4 and FR series of fixtures. Each individual source features smooth, full range colour mixing with strong, punchy output from a homogenised Fresnel lens. Along with individual colour control, the FR10 Bar contains a series of built-in colour macros and a large reference of industry standard colour filters.
The GLP FR10 Bar has a 10:1 ratio zoom range of 3.5 to 35 degrees, but what separates the FR10 from any other product on the market is the ability to control each of the zoom lenses individually and independently. This functionality brings a whole new level of creativity, design possibility and flexibility to the concept of linear lighting.
At its narrowest angles, the FR10 Bar produces clean, seamless flat sheets of light that are incredibly dramatic and piercingly beautiful, along with arrays of pin point beams of light. At wider angles, the FR10 Bar can wash areas and surfaces of stages, walls, cycloramas and much more. The addition of individual zoom control gives huge mid-air possibilities, along with the subtlety when needed, to get clear focus control on specific performance areas, at an individual pixel level.
The GLP FR10 can be rigged in any orientation and has i

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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