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gary-smithPLASA 2019: Data Strategy presents QC-Satellite
Tuesday, 27 August 2019

UK - Data Strategy will showcase QC-Satellite, a new feature for the QC-Check workstation, on stand K10 at this year’s PLASA 2019. QC-Satellite provides the facility to take a workstation off-site for testing equipment and then, on its return to the home warehouse, upload all the test data automatically to the central database. The QC-Satellite testing feature is ideal for companies with large warehouses or remote theatre areas that do not have connection to the LAN/Wi-Fi network.
The feature specifically enables the cable-, RCD-, and OutBoard PAT-testing capabilities of the QC-Check to be carried out in areas where there is no connection to the central SQL database, which can happen when there is a testing requirement at another site, or in an area with no network connection.
Also on stand and available for demonstration will be VeriCal, which can also be viewed at the show’s PLASA 2019 Innovation Gallery as the product has been entered into the PLASA 2019 Innovation Awards.
VeriCal ensures the PAT-4 test unit, an integral part of the QC-Check workstation, produce verified and accurate results. Earlier this year, UK hire and events company, SLX, used VeriCal to prepare for ISO accreditation. The company faced the annual prospect of being without its 14 QC-Check workstations for a period of up to four weeks whilst the units went off-site for certification that the PAT testers were within their operation specifications.
However, this year, VeriCal, the hand-held, on-site alternative to off-site calibration, ensured the OutBoard PAT-4 tester

dpa-microphones2028-vocal-mic-familyDPA debuts vocal mic for live stage
Friday, 23 August 2019

Denmark - DPA Microphones has introduced the 2028 Vocal Microphone for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications.
The 2028 has been designed to provide the same sound as the brand’s flagship handheld mic, the 4018 VL. It has also been optimised, like the 4018, for the challenges of the live stage. “We have seen a need for an excellent vocal microphone that has the sonic qualities of our d:facto 4018 Series, but at a lower price-point,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “At only $700 USD, this mic is an overachiever - it performs significantly better than anything else in its price range.”
The 2028 features a new fixed-position capsule, as well as a specially designed shock-mount and pop filter. It exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern, with the DPA uniform off-axis response.
“We've designed this mic so that it sounds like the singer isn’t actually using a mic,” adds Mørch. “You get the full, natural sound of the artist’s voice, not what the microphone ‘thinks’ the artist sounds like. This gives the sound engineer a lot of freedom to be creative - and instead work on crafting individual sound for the performance based on a clean, natural vocal track.”
With the expected wear-and-tear that comes with live performances, both the outer grille and the inner pop filter of the 2028 can be detached and rinsed. The 2028 is offered in three variants; a wired XLR with handle and two wireless mic configurations that are compatible with the industry’s most widely used wireless microphone sy

 
 
etc-highend-prolightsoundnamm-russiaETC and HES present Moscow showcase
Friday, 23 August 2019

Russia - ETC and High End Systems’ dealers will present the latest product innovations from both companies at the 2019 Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia tradeshow. From 12-14 September, visitors to the Sokolniki Exhibition Centre in Moscow will find the latest additions to ETC and High End Systems’ fixtures and controls families in Hall 4.
DOKA Centre will demonstrate Augment3d, ETC’s new fully integrated 3D programming environment in Eos v3.0 on stand C6. Users can interact with their fixtures through augmented reality as well as controlling and designing in a three-dimensional space. Augment3d will be shown on an Eos family console desk.
They will also present Relevé Spot, ETC’s moving light specifically designed for theatre which brings affordable, high quality color mixing to smaller venues. Alongside this there will be EchoTouch, a standalone intuitive touchscreen that provides control of lighting in architectural spaces and can work as an interface with other Unison Echo products.
ETC dealer, Sistema Ltd will be on stand C8 and will showcase the acclaimed Source Four LED fixtures as well as the compact and powerful Ion Xe, and Gio console desk which has the full programming power of the Eos family software.
Theatre Technical Corporation, a partner of ETC, will be on stand C12 at Prolight+Sound NAMM. A Gio @5 and selection of Source Four LEDs will be displayed on the stand.
On stand B27, dealer LLC Imlight-Showtechnic will also provide a demonstration of Augment3d and present a selection of ETC products including Relevé Spot an

 
plasa-london-2019d&b A-Series to debut at PLASA Show
Friday, 23 August 2019

UK - The d&b audiotechnik A-Series is set to make its UK debut at this year’s PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia), with visitors also able to see the new d&b series at the SFL and SSE booths.
The A-Series introduces a new sound reinforcement concept: the augmented array. An advanced loudspeaker concept born from the d&b applied evolution system development philosophy. Combining variable splay angles, two approaches to acoustic optimization, and advanced waveguide design, the A-Series addresses applications where coverage flexibility in both the horizontal and the vertical is paramount.
“PLASA Show is a great place to showcase some of the latest innovations, and we are delighted to be able to give our partners the opportunity to bring the d&b A-Series to the show and introduce it to the UK market,” comments Gianni Abruzzese, d&b commercial manager.
At 16:00 on Sunday, 15 September, Steve Jones, d&b EAS, and Ollie Jeffery of the Royal Albert Hall (RAH), will present More than a Venue: Creating unforgettable audience experiences.
Hosting 1,401 events across multiple spaces over the course of a calendar year, the RAH is the world’s busiest venue. The session will explore the motivation for their multi-million pound audio system upgrade, the technical outcomes and the impact the new system is already having on this iconic auditorium and its many visitors.
Additionally, the new high performance, ultra-compact B8 Subwoofer will make its PLASA show debut on SFL’s stand V60, along with the DS10

 
 
corner-brace-hd-playMilos Corner Brace HD on video
Thursday, 22 August 2019

Europe - Area Four Industries have continued to promote various trussing products through its video channel A4i.tv, dedicating the latest one to the Milos Corner Brace HD.
This piece of kit has been designed to add full support for small- to medium-sized roofs and eliminate the need for guy wires.
In the video, available here, Area Four Industries’ technical director Norbert Tripp discusses the design, features and advantages of the Corner Brace HD. Designed for use with standard two-way and three-way 90° corners, it eliminates the need for guy wires by ensuring stabilisation, reducing ballast requirements, providing more access to the stage, and requiring less time to install.
(Jim Evans)

 
vari-liteVari-Lite debuts ‘cost-effective’ event fixtures
Wednesday, 21 August 2019

USA - Vari-Lite has announced the VL800 Series of fixed and moving head LED fixtures. These cost-effective event fixtures bring a feature set specifically for mid-sized tours, productions, and entertainment lighting installations.
“Our goal with the VL800 Series was to introduce event fixtures that have been built with the DNA of Vari-Lite,” says Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. “This means that the fixtures look, move, and feel the way you would expect from us, but with a cost and feature set that fits installations and smaller rental applications. Our customers trust the Vari-Lite brand and the pre- and post-sale support behind it, and we’re committed to delivering on that promise.”
The new VL800 Series includes three new fixtures which have been designed to work together. The fixtures have been colour-matched so they are visually consistent, and the user experience and DMX mapping are consistent as well. This allows lighting designers and programmers to easily use multiple fixtures together in a single application.
Vari-Lite VL800 Propar is an advanced, high output LED event PAR fixture that includes a quiet running motorised zoom. The fixture offers full RGBW colour mixing and has gel-matched colour presets to deliver the same visual results customers are accustomed to, with multi-mode fan control for use in quiet environments.
Vari-Lite VL800 Eventpar is an LED retro-style event PAR perfect for a modern replacement of classic tungsten PAR fixtures. Designed to bring back the vi

 
 
jt30-quatro-trussArea Four announces new JTE Quatro truss
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Europe - Area Four Industries has announced availability for James Thomas Engineering’s latest aluminium truss, the JTE Quatro (4CF30).
Made from EN-AW-6082 T6 aluminium alloy and designed for medium-duty structural requirements, the truss achieves extended free-spans of up to 20m (65ft) and provides heavy-duty loading characteristics. Compatibility with JTCELL 200/400/600 series cell clamps and Xtruss accessories extend its wide range of applications. The 4CF30 also offers 50mm (2’’) aluminium tubes and anti-twist end brace, whilst powder coat colour finish is available on request.
Area Four Industries’ David Gore comments: “Quick, simple and secure assembly is ensured by its popular conical connection system, and comes with the well-known durability and reliability you’ve come to rely on from James Thomas Engineering.”
(Jim Evans)

 
elum112e03New model joins eLumen8’s MP series
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Europe - eLumen8 has released a new fixture - the the MP180 LED Fresnel RGBALC, part of the company’s MP series.
With 180W LED source and smooth colour mixing, this luminaire is designed for short to medium throw applications, including use in theatres and studios. It can produce an even field of light thanks to an adjustable 13°- 46° beam angle, while the addition of amber, lime and cyan within the COB LED source makes for “perfect colour on any scene or subject, giving this fixture the edge over Fresnels with only quad-colour LEDs” according to eLumen8.
Andrew Jeffrey, Prolight Concepts Group MD, comments: "Since the inception of this series, the units have proved to be amazingly popular for many applications and this new addition with higher power and six colours will further expand the market for this series."
As with most others in the series, the MP180 Fresnel style fixture benefits from RDM, temperature-controlled fan cooling for quiet operation, and a four-push button display allowing users to select DMX and manual dimming modes along with dimming curves. A filter frame and barn door are included as standard and the fixture comes backed up with the eLumen8 two-year warranty.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
raduv-1gbasestationbeltpacksfixedRadio Active’s UV-1G receives EU certification
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Europe - Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless analogue intercom system has passed the EU’s Low Voltage, RoHS, Radio Equipment and EMC directives, the company has announced.
The six-channel intercom system that operates primarily in VHF is now available across Europe.
“We are extremely pleased to have crossed this hurdle,” explains James Stoffo, CTO, Radio Active Designs. “We have been actively working with European distributors who are excited to bring our product to their countries. We think the European production community will embrace the UV-1G as the true problem solver it is for a crowded RF market.”
The RAD UV-1G base station utilises Enhanced Narrow Band technology, which enables the unit to occupy a mere 25kHz of bandwidth in the UHF range, thus minimizing its UHF footprint. The body packs operate in VHF, which has more open bandwidth in Europe. In addition, because the UV-1G is analogue, it can be coordinated and licensed, making it suitable for events with multiple independent users. Fortunately, one set of antennas provides support to an unlimited number of belt packs.
“The RAD beltpacks are also vital for life safety,” adds Stoffo. “The beltpacks use a rebroadcast side tone to ensure that everyone on the system hears your voice - an important feature that most other systems do not offer.”
The UV-1G has been field proven regularly on such projects such as rocket launches and maintenance operations, NBC Studio NY, and Disney World, Orlando, as well as many sports and entertainment venues. It is also the wi

 
maverick-mk3-spotChauvet releases Maverick MK3 Spot
Monday, 19 August 2019

USA - Debuting on the Acoustic Sage at Glastonbury, the Maverick MK3 Spot from Chauvet Professional created such an impression on at least one visiting LD that he thought it was a 1700W arc lamp fixture when he first saw it. Such is the brightness of this 820W moving LED fixture with a 51,000-lumen source.
However, the new spot fixture is more than just a potent light cannon. Aside from packing enough punch to rock even the largest arena, the Maverick MK3 Spot is also loaded with features that make it right at home in a variety of applications, from major events to broadcast projects, says the company.
“We designed this tool to be as versatile as it is powerful,” says Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Our goal in developing this product was to create an extremely bright and intense fixture that was also flexible enough to meet multiple needs for designers and rental houses.”
In keeping with this design philosophy, the Maverick MK3 Spot puts a wide palette of colours at designers’ fingertips thanks to it s CMY + CTO colour mixing and colour wheel.
The precision designed fixtures also features a fast 9:1 zoom ratio that maintains a flat field of focus even when fully wide.
The versatile Maverick MK3 Spot offers a variety of control options including flexible DMX, sACN, Art-Net or W-DMX.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
audacateo6blackwhiteAudac expands ATEO loudspeaker range
Monday, 19 August 2019

Europe - Belgian audio manufacturer Audac has introduced MK2 versions of the popular ATEO4 and ATEO6 wall mount installation loudspeakers. Externally the product retains the same design that has made it so popular with designers, architects and installers including the CleverMount bracket system, however a number of internal improvements have been made. The most significant upgrade is a new crossover which delivers an ultra-flat frequency response for exceptional audio fidelity.
The ATEO range has also been expanded with the addition of 16 Ohm versions of the ATEO4 and ATEO6 without the integral 100V transformer found on the standard 8 Ohm model. These “D” versions of the ATEO loudspeakers offer an even more cost-effective solution for integrators working on small installations where a 100V system is undesirable or not required, allowing up to four speakers to be connected in parallel to a single amplifier channel.
The ultra-compact ATEO2 completes the range with a loudspeaker that is small enough to be unobtrusively hidden in almost any environment. The ATEO2 is available in both standard 8 Ohm version and 16 Ohm “D” versions.
A number of new mounting accessories are also now available for the ATEO range. Audac is exclusively distributed in the UK by CUK Audio.
(Jim Evans)

 
shuretileShure launches long wired microphone handle
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

UK - Shure has announced the launch of the VPH - a long microphone handle for on camera interviews and reporting that features the flexible Shure RPW interchangeable cartridge interface and convenient XLR connectivity, for easy connection to broadcast mixers and recorders.
On-camera reporting changes drastically from situation to situation and the broadcast industry expressed a need for a cardioid microphone with a longer handle for live interviews in noisy environments, says the company.
Loud, side-line sports interviews call for one type of microphone while capturing superstar sound bites amidst a dozen other reporters at a chaotic awards show, might call for another. With VPH, you get to choose from a wide variety of Shure wireless interchangeable capsules that offer different polar patterns and sonic characteristics to match your situational needs. Polar patterns include cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid, and omnidirectional by way of PG58, SM58, SM56, SM87, Beta58, Beta57, VP68, KSM8, and KSM9 cartridge options. External phantom power is necessary to power the VPH.
Stuart Moots, associate director (pro), comments: “At Shure, we are continually responding to the needs of the market, and the new VPH long-handled microphone is a perfect example of this process in action. Our customers asked us to bring the flexibility of interchangeable wireless capsules into a wired microphone product, making it simple to switch between different polar patterns or from dynamic to condenser.
“The broadcast market is of the utmost importance to Sh

 
 
bosecontrolspaceexthreemodelsBose now shipping ControlSpace processors
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

USA - Bose Professional is now shipping new ControlSpace EX processors - two designed specifically for conference rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and one dedicated for general purpose applications (EX-1280).
With an open-architecture, all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium size conference rooms. Various inputs and outputs allow for flexible configuration: four mic/line analog inputs, four analog outputs, onboard VoIP, PSTN, USB, Bose AmpLink output, eight-channel acoustic echo cancelling (AEC) and 16 x 16 Dante connectivity.
With an open-architecture design, twelve acoustic echo cancellers (AEC) and 16 x 16 Dante connectivity, the ControlSpace EX-12AEC conferencing processor provides a cost-effective, robust expansion for conference rooms using ControlSpace EX- conferencing processors.
The ControlSpace EX-1280 is a more powerful ‘big brother’ to the existing family of Bose ESP open-architecture digital signal processors. It is a robust processor designed for a wide variety of applications - from small, self-contained projects to large, networked systems. Leveraging advanced signal processing and a floating-point open-architecture DSP, the EX-1280 processor has the precision and power to create dynamic, yet predictable audio installations, says the company.
The ControlSpace EX-1280 processor offers 12 mic/line analog inputs, eight analog outputs, Bose AmpLink output, and 64 x 64 Dante connectivity - featuring high-quality audio

 
timax-plasa-2019-aida-szeged-hungaryPLASA 2019: TiMax unleashes new advances
Tuesday, 13 August 2019

UK - The PLASA Show 2019 will see major upgrades to Out Board’s TiMax immersive audio and show control systems, released in 2019 and currently in use on many major productions worldwide.
The new HARDCore FPGA DSP engine for the TiMax Soundhub 3D spatial audio platform adds extended delay-matrix memory and ultra-smooth dynamic delay-morphing algorithms to create totally transparent real-time localisation. HARDCore expands sound designers’ capability to achieve superior panoramic spatial mix reinforcement and immersive 3D soundscapes. HARDCore has also paved the way for a next-generation interactive spatial reverb resource within TiMax.
All-new TiMax TrackerD4 Precision Stagetracking is billed as affordable, dependable and portable, addressing a current price/performance gap in the market with enhanced levels of speed and precision at a range of cost levels offering serious ROI potential across a wide range of applications. With the TiMax vocal-localisation processes now controlled and monitored entirely within the TiMax SoundHub’s PanSpace GUI via OSC, the responsiveness of the new D4 also opens up the reality of cost-effective lighting and multimedia stage tracking control. As well as OSC, a PosiStageNet interface is being trialled, and TiMax TrackerD4 can now also control other spatial audio processors via OSC.
The versatile new TiMax SoundHub OSC interface allows generic tablet controllers such as TouchOSC and Lemur to be quickly mapped to TiMax spatialisation, system management and show control functions to provide fully customised touchsc

 
 
fuze-profileElation extends Fuse LED wash series
Monday, 12 August 2019

USA - Elation Professional has extended its popular Fuze series of LED wash luminaires with new profile and spot versions.
Available now is the Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile with framing, both housing full-colour-spectrum RGBMA colour mixing systems. Also available is the cold white Fuze Profile CW with dual colour wheels.
The Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile are designed for a wide array of precision lighting applications, particularly theatre, TV and corporate event applications where high colour quality, colour manipulation and accurate colour reproduction is needed.
Both luminaires house a 305W 92 CRI engine (6,500K) that utilises a five-colour homogenised LED array of red, green, blue, mint and amber sources. The carefully tuned RGBMA LEDs and high CRI ensure accurate colour reproduction while delivering a powerful white output of over 10,000 lumens.
The Fuze Spot houses two gobo wheels, both wheels with six rotating, indexing glass gobos that are interchangeable. The Fuze Profile LED framing fixture houses two gobo wheels - a six-slot rotating, indexing wheel with interchangeable glass gobos and a seven-slot fixed wheel with glass gobos. A full blackout framing system with four rotating blades gives full control of the beam shape and can index +/- 45°.
Both the Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile house a 7° - 42° motorized zoom and ship with an included snoot attachment. An animation wheel can be engaged to bring graphics to life while a variable frost filter can be employed when designers wish for softer gobo or soft wash effects.
(Jim

 
flexultra-xt-duo-pixelflexPixelFLEX releases FLEXUltra XT LED displays
Monday, 12 August 2019

USA - PixelFLEX has introduced the FLEXUltra XT, LED video display series that benefit from impact- and scratch-resistant COB technology that promises “a dramatic decrease” in pixel failures.
Debuted at InfoComm 2019, FLEXUltra XT series are suitable for any live production thanks to three pixel pitch options – 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm – that can reproduce FHD, 2K and 4K content. The panels also offer all-in-one optional ground support system and the PixelShield protective technology for a long-lasting and dynamic LED video experience, says the company.
David Venus, chief marketing officer, PixelFLEX LED, comments: “Understanding the challenges associated with the live production industry and the toll it can take on LED video panels, we are very excited to be releasing the durable and impactful FLEXUltra XT. Now, not only can video designers be sure they have chosen the ideal technology to fully bring their HD video designs to life, but they can also rest easy knowing they have a technology that was built specifically to alleviate the onsite technical obstacles that may occur using common LED video displays.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
armor-cart-video-800x450MIlos Armor Cart video released
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Europe - The new Milos Armor Cart is the focus of a new video released by Area Four Industries.
Available on A4i.tv, the video shows how the Armor Cart helps reduce hoist storage and transport space, as well as making the movement of hoists to and from venues more convenient.

 
procab-cpr-compliant-cablesPROCAB debuts CRR compliant cables
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Europe - Premium cable manufacturer PROCAB is introducing an extensive new range of CPR-compliant cables. This range is designed to be used in applications where CPR classification is required to offer the safest possible solution to installed cabling.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is an EU regulation for installation cables, classifying cables based on their fire performance. The standardisation is introduced to improve the fire safety in buildings as in case of a fire, most casualties are a result of the toxic smokes.
This new cable range will consist of loudspeaker, microphone, Cat 6, Cat 6A and even Cat 7 types of cables, available in 100m and 300m variants, keeping possible surpluses to an absolute minimum.
PROCAB extensively tested their tailored made cable range in the harshest environments on three criteria: smoke concentration, burning droplets, acidity of the smoke. Because the outer jacket is flame retardant, it provides optimal resistance to spreading fire and therefore maximizes the overall safety of the construction. Available Euroclass types include B2CA, CCA and DCA.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
maverickmk3profileChauvet introduces Maverick MK3 Profile
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

USA - Chauvet Professional has released the Maverick MK3 Profile to the market. The fixture, which received its world premiere at the 2019 Prolight+Sound exhibition, can handle the demands of large concert venues and excels in a wide range of other applications, from high-profile events and festivals, to broadcast projects, says the company.
A fully featured 820W LED moving profile fixture, the Maverick MK3 Profile has an output of over 51,000 source lumens (23,000lm output), making it capable of creating aerial effects, specials and audience lighting at any touring show. In addition, it offers a plethora of features, including a four-blade fully wiping shutter system that can rotate up to 60° in each direction, for a total 120° rotation capability.
Adding to the fixture’s versatility are its precise CMY + CTO colour mixing and a fast 9:1 zoom ratio that maintains a flat field, and even focus from 6 degrees all the way out to 54°. Thanks to its two overlapping prisms, two gobo wheels, two frost options (super-light and medium) and an animation wheel, the fixture creates captivating static, and dynamic rotating and animation effects.
“We’re very excited to be releasing the Maverick MK3 Profile,” says Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “This product is more than just a powerful light, it’s also an extremely versatile tool; one that will open a great number of creative possibilities for designers and rental houses.”
(Jim Evans)

 
tml-v01-295Lucenti debuts the Blackwave Collection
Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Belgium - Lucenti has introduced their latest additions to their portfolio, the Blackwave Collection. It consists of LED bars with a 20mm pitch and comes in two lengths, a 100cm LED bar with 50 pixels called the BW100 as well as a 50cm LED bar with 25 pixels, the BW50. Both are powered and controlled by the designated PixlDrive1.
These bars unleash “a whole universe of creative possibilities, any pixel can be fully controlled in any shape at any given time”. Their lightweight but robust engineering done in Belgium, is the result of light technicians, rental companies and light designers giving their extended feedback from real-life experiences, says the company.
The in-house developed Pixel bus data system by Lucenti, ensures fluent RGBW colour mixing with smooth dimming and synchronization between each pixel and driver. Combined with interchangeable filters it allows for strong vibrant saturated colors all the way to pastel tints. With 50 powerful pixels per meter, these bars give “unparalleled output even during bright daylight without the need for smoke”.
Given that the BW100 and the BW50 are designed to be used in demanding environments like stages, festival decoration, club interiors and on the move with rental companies, Lucenti opted for a double chambered lightweight metal housing, providing enough strength to interlock multiple bars and resulting in an IP66 rating.
The Blackwave tubes come standard with a stealth black filter, with options including transparent clear flat, frosted flat, frosted tube and frosted square cov

 
 
stage-audioStage Audio Works enjoys busy Mediatech
Tuesday, 6 August 2019

South Africa - Stage Audio Works is celebrating the success it has seen at Mediatech 2019. With a two-storey booth design, the company made a statement on the show floor as visitors looked to find out more about its latest audio, visual and staging solutions. The company succeeded in winning a number of deals over the three-day event.
“Mediatech only takes place once every two years, so we have spent a lot of time and energy ensuring that we can maximise our presence at the show,” reflects Shaun Xavier, marketing manager at Stage Audio Works. “The response that we have had over the three days has more than justified this effort. We have been able to spend time with old friends and make some strong new contacts, as well as writing a significant amount of new business.”
This success has been boosted by the support that the company has received from the various brands it represents. Staff from Christie, dB Technologies, Sennheiser and Yamaha were all present on the booth, taking numerous customers through their respective technologies and adding to the expert advice that the Stage Audio Works team was able to provide for other brands, including in-house ranges Stage Plus and Pixel Plus, and international manufacturers such as Analog Way, d&b audiotechnik, Living As One and NovaStar.
“When people talk to us about projects, they are looking for solutions, not just products,” notes Nathan Ihlenfeldt, technical director at Stage Audio Works. “The hands-on approach and systems-based strategy supported by our agencies, suppliers and manufac

 
hazerShowtec launches Mistique hazer
Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Europe - The Showtec Mistique is a CO2-based hazer which produces an extremely fine haze. It is the solution for many theatre and television productions because it is quiet, says the company.
The oil-based hazer-fluid is carried by and dispersed through the CO2 so there is no need for an additional pump which means no noise-pollution.
Features include: very even and thin haze ensures no visible cloudy effect on stage, customisable output direction for extra flexibility, silent operation with output and fan speed remote controllable by DMX and W-DMX.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
oc818-fancy-560Austrian Audio condenser mics shipping now
Tuesday, 6 August 2019

UK - Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology report that Austrian Audio OC818 and OC18 microphones, including a limited edition OC818 Studio Set Launch Edition, are shipping now.
The new OC18 and OC818 large diaphragm condenser microphones, made in Vienna, both featuring the same handmade capsule at their heart. Royal Marines commemorate fallen comrades with EM Acoustics
The single-diaphragm OC18 and dual-diaphragm OC818 both feature a new handmade ceramic CKR12 capsule, resulting in no compromise in sound between the two models. In fact, any OC18 and OC818 can be used as a matched pair due to the extreme precision of our manufacturing and measuring processes.
Since the OC18 and OC818 are sonically identical your choice is based only on application. The OC18 features a classic cardioid pick-up pattern and includes a selectable high-pass filter plus a -10/-20db Pad. The OC818 features the same filter and Pad, plus a variety of pick-up patterns selectable from the body, and some incredible extra features up its sleeve.
The OC818 is also the first multi-patterned microphone to feature the world’s first wireless pattern and switching control via an optional transmitter/receiver (OCR8) that can be fitted to the rear of the microphone. This feature allows for a previously unheard of 255 discrete polar patterns between figure-of-eight, through all of the cardioid versions and into omnidirectional. The free control software, PolarPilot, will be available for iOS and Android. This all occurs in the analogue domain and there is no process

 
milos-ultimate-hingeThe Ultimate Hinge on video
Friday, 2 August 2019

Europe - Area Four Industries has released a four-minute video dedicated to the Ultimate Hinge from Milos.
The product, an aluminium and steel truss that allows for up and down and side-to-side movements of truss spans, features a high-strength lifting eye for connection with electric hoists or lifting points.
In the video, Area Four Industries technical director Norbert Tripp explains the design of the Ultimate Hinge, its feature set, loading capacity factors and the self-balancing act it achieves when attached to truss spans.
It can be viewed on www.a4i.tv/2019/07/30/milos-ultimate-hinge.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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