Product News

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.
LOTO is a 1-2 in / 4 out advanced processing board specifically designed to provide advanced DSP f

 
 
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

 
esdcubePL+S: KV2 launches compact ESD Cube
Monday, 1 April 2019

Germany - PL+S 2019 heralds the global launch of the most compact loudspeaker yet in the KV2 Audio range. The ESD Cube ultra-compact passive 5-inch loudspeaker utilises a trans-coil design for superior vocal reproduction, extended high frequency response, increased dynamic range and low distortion.
According to KV2’s founder and chief engineer, George Krampera, the ESD Cube’s design makes it stand out from the crowd sonically, even though physically it is designed to blend seamlessly into its environment.
“What sets the Cube apart from similar offerings by other manufacturers is the unique trans-coil technology incorporated into its 5-inch twin cone speaker,” he states. “We had already seen excellent results using our AIC technology in other, larger systems, and I was determined to develop it still further for the Cube. The results have been beyond even our own expectations with perfect phase response, increased dynamic range and the lowest distortion of any speaker in its class.”
The ESD Cube may be used as a standalone system with up to eight Cubes powered by a single ESP1000 amplifier or with the ESD1.10 single 10-inch passive subwoofer for applications requiring more low end reinforcement. One ESP1000 amplifier will run up to four Cubes and two ESD1.10s. A simple, proprietary flying bracket completes the system for a low profile look and easy installation.
KV2 Audio sales director, Dave Croxton, adds, “The Cube is our small solution to many of today’s big audio problems. How do you fill an area with high quality sound witho

 
 
ssl-sixanglehigh-560SSL SiX desktop mixer now available
Friday, 29 March 2019

UK - Solid State Logic and UK distributor Sound Technology have announced the immediate availability of the SiX desktop mixer. SiX is a classic SSL design, with a carefully considered feature set that is driven by an obsessive desire for total flexibility, to encompass every creative eventuality. It carries the DNA of 40 years of expertise in creative studio workflow.
As a condensed professional console for use in the studio, in post-production, on stage, and for podcasting, SiX offers big console sound and an impressive set of utility features in a format that is small enough to stick in a bag. SiX offers two recording channels with SuperAnalogue mic pres, an essential one knob version of the classic SSL Channel Compressor, a new two-band Channel EQ, inserts and 100mm faders.
There is a two-knob version of the G-Series Bus Compressor on the main mix bus and the unique Listen Mic Compressor on the Talkback. In mixdown mode it is a very capable twelve channel summing system that offers analogue detail, depth and width to your mixes.
“With over 30 years’ involvement in the design of SSL consoles, when developing the concept of SiX, I really thought hard on what our users appreciate about our larger consoles; what helps their workflow and delivers quality results for them” comments Niall Feldman, SSL director of new products. “The big challenge then was how to deliver those values and features in a compact product. Working with a great team and focussing on audio quality, workflow and flexibility, the resultant SiX mixer is one our proudest a

 
2-firRCF releases updated RDNet software
Friday, 29 March 2019

Europe - RCF has announced the release of RDNet software version 3.1. The RDNet Networked Management System sees much improvement such as direct control of the on-board hi-pass filter, and new Shape Designer and Bass Shaper function. With total integration among hardware components - transducers, amplifiers, DSP and inclination - RDNet is one of the most advanced sound system management software packages in the industry.
RDNet now integrates a straight-forward prediction feature to assist with line array set-up in simple systems. The software performs a two-dimensional calculation providing system curvature, system rigging point, and cabinet angles.
The new RCF Bass Shaper tool helps the sound system engineer adjust the desired timbre on low frequencies. With three slides and a few steps, it is easy to correct the low-end behaviour, maintaining a tonal balance across the entire system.
RDNet takes direct control on the internal high-pass filter on each cabinet, improving system flexibility and simplifying satellite-to-subwoofer phase alignment.
The interface is improved for faster adjustments, with high contrast colours and comfortable controls for touchscreen devices. New views like the single channel equalisation view are added.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ron-stagemaster-8000PL+S: Eilon launches Ron StageMaster 8000
Friday, 29 March 2019

Germany - Eilon Engineering will show the new Ron StageMaster 8000 hoist load cell. This patent-pending load cell turns any hoist into a smart hoist, allowing for greater motion control, safer handling of complex loads, advanced data acquisition, increased productivity and reduced downtime.
Hanging tons of lighting, sound and video equipment above spectators and performers involves great responsibility. With ever-increasing load weight and movement, complex lifting of expensive equipment requires a highly accurate and advanced single/multi-point load monitoring solution. The Ron StageMaster 8000 can fit any hoist and is a solution for safe and advanced motion control, industrial automation and complex lifting. It easily retrofits to existing hoists and includes a chain compensation mechanism, adjusting for hoist imbalance as the chain accumulates in the bag.
Two new load monitoring solutions are available: a donut hoist load cell with high load cell accuracy of 0.25% and zero headroom loss, and a hook hoist load cell with high load cell accuracy of 0.1% and minimal headroom loss. High load cell accuracy is crucial for early detection of overloads the moment they start to develop and allows for quick, preventive action like rebalancing the loads while minimal headroom loss is critical for indoor use.
The Ron StageMaster 8000 is not only increases load safety, it can also reduce costs by justifying lower insurance premiums. The new Ron StageMaster 8000 is compatible with wireless Ron StageMaster 6000 and wired Ron StageMaster 5000 systems.
(Jim

 
nx-4-1PL+S: Obsidian to show powerful NX 4
Friday, 29 March 2019

Germany - Obsidian Control Systems will be showcasing the powerful NX 4 lighting controller and will be providing a first look at the new DYLOS pixel composition engine. Designers, programmers and operators are invited to Hall 12.1, D56-58 for a look and hands-on demo of this newest console in the intuitive ONYX platform and have the opportunity to get a first-ever look and hands-on demo of the new creative possibilities with DYLOS.
Equipped with a range of professional features and using the latest in industrial components, the NX 4 is designed to handle even the largest show with ease. With a well-arranged combination of motorized and manual faders, along with an array of playback buttons, the NX 4 offers 44 total playbacks in a compact yet extremely powerful package.
The NX 4 includes a high-brightness, 15.6”, full-HD multi-touch screen with support for two external 4K touch displays. Eight assignable parameter encoders, a dedicated Intensity encoder, an assistive mini-touch screen, full keypad and command section, and a dedicated grand master make for a dutifully intuitive control surface.
Two independent playback sections offer instant access. The main playback with 10 motorized faders plus 10 play-pairs allow for quick page changes while the sub playback with 12 faders and 12 button playbacks mean that important cues are always at your fingertips.
The DYLOS preview is “the first of many exciting steps for the ONYX platform to provide a comprehensive toolset of dynamic fixture animation, exciting content generators and powerful med

 
 
vericalPL+S: Data Strategy showcases VeriCal
Friday, 29 March 2019

Germany - At this year’s Prolight + Sound show, Data Strategy will demonstrate its innovative safety test and logging systems for the event and media production industries, showcasing for the first time in Europe its VeriCal system for the QC-Check workstation.
VeriCal provides a complete inspection of the QC-Check system to ensure that it is working within its operational specifications. The add-on is the latest Data Strategy product to combine hardware with intelligent software ensuring the appliance test units within the QC-Check Workstation produce verified and accurate results.
A typical QC-Check workstation will also be demonstrated, employing the advanced, heavy-duty electrical safety test capabilities of Out Board’s PAT-4 and CAB-5 automated portable appliance testers and cable testers. QC-Check fulfils all PAT, cable and RCD testing required under UK and International regulations including VDE 0701 & 0702 and IEC PT 62638 (Recurrent test and test after repair and modification of electrical equipment).
The latest version of QC-Check and Out Board’s testers address the ever-increasing focus on electrical safety and quality standards in the entertainment, media and presentation industries, with the added benefit of enhanced workflow efficiency. Out Board’s PAT-4 Test Processor comes in single-phase and 3-phase versions with 16A, 32A and 125A variants; add-on CAB-5 modules allow testing of power, control and data cables from 5-100 cores.
QC-Check uses an SQL database to record the test results to provide a comprehensive audit

 
zero-88-prolight-2019-product-collectionPL+S: Zero 88 highlights multifunctionality
Friday, 29 March 2019

Germany - UK lighting control manufacturer and specialist Zero 88 highlights four new multifunctional products at Prolight 2019 on Stand E52 in Hall 12, alongside its German distributor Ultralite.
These are Betapack 4 - one product with six dynamic variants; the ZerOS Server - one product with three different uses; new Data Distribution products – the first of a complete new range, and the latest ZerOS 7.9.5 software release for all ZerOS consoles.
Zero 88’s robust Betapack has served the entertainment and installation industry for 30 years. Betapack 4 builds on this heritage and experience with a solution for distributing both dimming and “hot power”, suitable for a mixed rig featuring both tungsten and LED fixtures – all in one single, affordable device.
Each 10A channel provides a dimmed /and a “hot power” socket for simple and easy power distribution around any venue or space. New variants include Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 TOP and a CEE17 / 15a split unit. The versatile design allows the unit to be 19” rack mounted, wall mounted or portable and there are also a number of carried options to suit all scenarios and environments.
The new ZerOS Server is a slimline 1RU fully featured lighting control system for use in performance installations and networks requiring show replay, tracking backup or architectural system integration. One product can be used for three primary actions:
Show replay – it can be a stand-alone or remotely triggered controller for permanent installations such as building facades, landscapes or them

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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