Product News

cmset201205-smallPioneer Pro extends CM Series
Friday, 11 December 2020

Europe Pioneer Pro Audio is expanding its CM Series to include four new units: the 10-inch CM-510ST subwoofer and the IP54-rated 4-inch CM-S54T, 6-inch CM-S56T and 8-inch CM-S58T surface mount loudspeakers.
Says Pioneer, “Since we launched the XY Series loudspeakers, installers have told us they’d like to see smaller speakers added to our range to enable turnkey installations at a wider variety of venues. Nightclubs, bars, shops, offices, hotels and restaurants are just some of the environments where more discreet boxes are needed. And, in areas such as corridors, bathrooms and VIP zones, nightclub installations also often require sound in tight spaces where large units are unnecessary or can’t be accommodated.
“Drawing on our club loudspeaker manufacturing heritage, the versatile two-way CM-S54T, CM-S56T and CM-S58T, and the Kelton-configured CM-510ST subwoofer, produce premium-quality audio.”
Available in black or white, these new units are designed for discreet installation in a variety of spaces where reliability is crucial, and the loudspeakers can even be used for some applications outdoors.
The new speakers can be controlled by Powersoft’s recently released ArmoníaPlus 2.0 software. This tool enables you to assemble systems in simpler, more effective ways as it eliminates the need for an external matrix and reduces the number of cable runs in many applications. Everything can be easily controlled via a mobile app that you can use to adjust the sound in different zones.

silent-seminar-delegatesSilent Seminars launches audio app for events
Thursday, 10 December 2020

UK - Silent Seminars (Silent Noize Events), has launched a mobile app designed to allow audiences to listen to live audio using their own headsets.
Intended to work alongside their existing physical headset systems, the app allows users choice when accessing audio at live events. By offering audiences the option to use their own headsets, the Birmingham based headset supplier is hoping to generate user confidence and demonstrate that delegate health and safety is being taken seriously.
With the option to download the app from either the Apple or Google Play stores, users can connect to the content from their smart phones and listen to the audio using their own headphones. Users can choose which seminar they want to listen to and simply press play to access live events that they would otherwise hear over loudspeakers, or through Silent Seminar’s headsets. The app will help event organisers to continue to deliver clear audio at large and small-scale events with the option to stream in as many different theatres as required, and in multiple languages.
The flexibility of the app means it can also be used outside of the conference and exhibition arena. Being completely mobile and power free opens it up for a multitude of other uses such as fitness classes, yoga, cinema, tour guides and film screenings. Music and audio can be delivered ‘silently’ via personal headsets in any environment.
The app is fully customisable, so event information, branding, and sponsorship can all be included in the individual event tab with the additional option to

 
 
austrian-audiodsf1415whiteAustrian Audio debuts all-in-one stereo kit
Wednesday, 9 December 2020

UK - Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology have announced the OC818 Dual Set Plus, a kit centred around two of the OC818 large capsule condenser microphones as well as a host of accessories. The OC818 Dual Set Plus is available now.
To introduce the new kit, Austrian Audio is offering a free OCR8 bluetooth dongle with every Dual Set Plus purchased, while supplies last.
“We have seen a huge increase in demand for stereo configurations, especially from studio users,” says Martin Seidl, CEO of Austrian Audio, “so we decided to offer the complete package that meets all the recording needs of artists, producers and engineers, whether they record at home or in a studio.”
The OC818 Dual Set Plus which comes in a stylish carrying case, contains: two OC818 large diaphragm condenser microphones with switchable polar patterns; two OCS8 elastic microphone spreader; two OCW8 windscreen; two OCH8 microphone clamp; two OCC8 Mini XLR cable and one SB1 Stereo bar.

 
cdd-groupMartin Audio grows CDD series family
Wednesday, 9 December 2020

UK - Martin Audio has announced new additions and upgraded voicing for its CDD series - as well as improved production capacity - as part of a concerted effort to meet the growing needs of installation applications.
CDD was original launched in 2015, bringing engineering innovation to installed applications, combining distinctive curved enclosures with patent protected Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology. Martin Audio further extended the range in ensuing years with both weatherised and marine editions to cater for all outdoor environments including cruise ships.
During the pandemic, Martin Audio has seen a plethora of small to medium installations, both indoors and out, to keep sales of CDD extremely buoyant. Bars and restaurants upgraded systems or extended to outdoor areas to better cater for clientele in changing conditions; houses of worship adapted to socially-distanced congregations with the need for improved coverage and consistency, while education facilities similarly needed better solutions to manage socially-distanced students.
Martin Audio has taken the opportunity to maximise the potential of the series by increasing production capacity, while extending product lines to include transformer variants of the popular 8” and 10” models, as well as improving the voicing across the series for an up-to-date sound and consistency to the family, straight out of the box.
In terms of increasing production capacity, Martin Audio has achieved this through improved sourcing of suppliers as well as changing the 12” and 15” from

 
 
martineraprofile600800bannerpr1170x407More Martin profiles round out the ERA range
Wednesday, 9 December 2020

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has announced the Martin ERA 600 and 800 Profiles which join the ERA 300 Profile to round out the full-featured range of ERA Profile and ERA Performance fixtures (see LSi December for an in-depth review of the ERA 800 Performance).
The new profile fixtures are suitable for rental and entertainment applications needing an all-in-one moving head that is both compact and lightweight but also bright, efficient and feature-loaded. Whether being used for concerts and touring or corporate shows, cruise lines, houses of worship, and live TV, the new fixtures are designed for a long list of scenarios, requiring a truly versatile LED profile, says the company.
The new ERA 600 and 800 Profiles deliver "incredibly bright yet efficient output - 19,000 lumens (ERA 600) and 34,000 lumens (ERA 800) as well as sharp image projection with a flat field". Additional benefits include 1:8 zoom, electronic dimming/strobe, CMY/CTO, iris for beam adjustment and dual rotating gobo wheels, plus an additional static wheel, loaded with gobos from the Martin MAC range.
“We are thrilled to roll out the new 600 and 800 Profiles to round out the range and ensure that there is an ERA profile equipped to support any sized stage or venue,” said Mark Buss, Martin lighting product manager, Harman Professional Solutions. “Designers have been sharing how many applications our new ERA

 
amber-two-wire-dimmerAmber Solutions debuts two-wire dimmer
Tuesday, 8 December 2020

USA - Amber Solutions has introduced a solid-state two-wire dimmer solution that works without a neutral wire, is compatible with most types of LED lighting and offers ‘flicker-free performance with a wider range of LED bulbs and fixtures, and provides smooth, precise dimming from zero percent to max power’.
According to Amber founder and CEO Thar Casey, Amber’s two-wire dimmer architecture enables even older buildings and electrical infrastructures to provide wirelessly controlled dimming without any new wiring or construction.
“Amber’s newest solution underscores how its core technologies enable a fundamental restructuring of common electrical product architecture, significantly transforming their capabilities, reducing returns/support requirements and enhancing value,” said Casey. “Our solid-state redesign embeds intelligence that enables a substantially better quality, flickerless dimming experience in a form factor that is slimmer for easier install and is fully compatible both with existing building infrastructure and a substantially broader range of LED bulbs.”
Combining Amber’s patented solid-state AC/DC Enabler and AC Switch for digital control of electricity enables the Amber two-wire dimmer to intelligently monitor and control the flow of electricity, eliminating all mechanical pieces used in existing solutions. The results include the ability to deliver a superior dimming experience without flicker or drop-off and a low minimum wattage range to eliminate most ghosting.
“Our two-wire dimmer solution brings new t

 
 
neutrikmineaproductdetailNeutrik launches Milan-certified module
Friday, 4 December 2020

Europe - In February 2020, Neutrik announced the development of Milan audio modules. Now, the launch of the first Milan-certified audio module, MINEA, has been announced.
MINEA is a 2x2 stream Milan Certified audio module. It's a ready-to-go solution that allows manufacturers in the pro audio market to quickly and easily implement Milan into their products, from single loudspeakers, amplifiers, microphones, audio embedders and de-embedders, to complex multichannel mixing desks and multi-port conferencing systems.
With the development of Milan audio modules, Neutrik is taking the next logical step by offering OEM customers a time- and cost-saving path towards developing and producing future audio network solutions built on the Milan protocol.
“The network must now become part of the value proposition for manufacturers. It must be open for creativity to enable bringing truly valuable products to market,” said Richard Bugg, Avnu Alliance Pro AV segment chair. “With Milan-certified modules, such as Neutrik’s, pro audio manufacturers can tap into the benefits of the Milan protocol with a faster path to developing and certifying Milan devices that are deterministic, interoperable, future-proof, and easy-to-use.”
With the recently announced, Milan Associate Membership, companies can join Avnu Alliance at an entry-level membership costing $1000 per year, in order to register products that implement Milan Certified modules and have them marketed with the Milan Certified logo.
"The availability of Milan Certified modules and the intro

 
cloudpower1Apex debuts installation amplifier range
Friday, 4 December 2020

Europe - Apex has launched its new CloudPower series of remote controllable, four channel Class-D amplifiers, built on its proprietary GlidePath direct drive architecture.
The first two models in the new series, the 4x 350W CP354 and the 4x 700W CP704, are shipping now, and will be joined by a pair of more powerful amplifiers in the near future. All CloudPower amplifiers include comprehensive signal and speaker processing tools and are designed for standalone or networked deployment in installations scaling from bars and hotels through to theatres and theme parks.
CloudPower is the first product to benefit from Apex’s GlidePath direct drive technology, which fully integrates DSP and amplifier circuits, employing DC coupling throughout the signal path to dramatically reduce time offsets and distortion. CloudPower’s precise reproduction of high transients manages speaker cone excursion, minimizing distortion and prolonging speaker life by cutting mechanical wear.
As the name suggests, multiple CloudPower amplifiers can be monitored and controlled remotely from any device over the Apex Cloud, cutting unnecessary site visits and enabling integrators to offer value-added monitoring services. Every unit features a built-in WiFi Hotspot, allowing connection via APEX’s intuitive IntelliCloud WebUI, or through a wired Ethernet connection.
“Cloud Power represents a technology leap for Class-D amplifiers,” comments Apex R&D director, Henrik-Jan Gielis. “In our lab tests we can clearly measure how CloudPower outperforms the competition in

 
 
eclprofile-fw-press-release-img3Prolights releases ECL FW ellipsoidal
Friday, 4 December 2020

Italy - Prolights has released its new LED ellipsoidal, the EclProfile FW. This is a Full White LED profile, in tungsten (3,200-kelvin) and daylight (5,600-kelvin) variants.
The unit has been engineered in the same housing and optical design as the EclProfile CT+ fixtures, launched last October. However, the FW series were conceived with higher-brightness and quality on a specific white point, with LED sources selected to achieve the finest quality of whites, scoring over 97 CRI, as well as very high on R9 and TM30 values, since it was designed for demanding broadcast and studio environments. The FW range outperforms in luminous flux against any other ellipsoidal, with high-definition and smooth dimming features, selectable PWM control, and an easy user-interface that offers a classic user experience just like on older ellipsoidals, says Prolights.
The EclProfile range has a broad range of lens barrels available, with fixed or zoom high-definition, anti-reflection lenses for different applications, but it also accepts third-party accessories.

 
neumannNeumann offers automatic monitor alignment
Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Germany - Neumann.Berlin has introduced the MA 1, an integrated hard/software tool for acoustic calibration and room correction, tailor-made for Neumann studio monitors. Calibration algorithms, jointly developed with the Fraunhofer IIS, ensure best possible monitoring quality in any environment - from acoustically untreated bedroom studios to professional control rooms, says the company.
The system consists of an individually calibrated Neumann measurement microphone and the corresponding software for Mac and PC.
“The Neumann studio monitor portfolio is experiencing an enormous increase in demand; in some cases more than 60% compared to the previous year,” explains Ralf Oehl, CEO of Neumann.Berlin.
“According to user feedback, one of the main reasons is that our monitors have the highest acoustic consistency on the market; different models deliver identical mixing results in varying listening environments. This is of crucial importance, especially when different decentralized monitoring processes are involved. To further perfect this advantage for our customers, automatic room correction is the next logical step.
“Together with our partner, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), we want to create our own absolute reference for room correction in studio monitors, regardless of whether it is for small home studios or large control rooms of the highest professional standards.”
Neumann’s Automatic Monitor Alignment is available for all DSP-controlled stereo systems of the KH line, i.e. currently the KH 80 DSP as

 
 
soloframestudioglambluETC releases HES SolaFrame Studio
Wednesday, 2 December 2020

USA - ETC has introduced the SolaFrame Studio automated luminaire, a fanless, convection-cooled fixture. Audibly invisible and visually impactful, the fixture’s feature set is designed for ‘exquisite projection control and gorgeous colour in a compact package’. Designed for theatres, concert halls, opera houses, film/TV broadcast studios and houses of worship, it uses a 300 watt High CRI Bright White engine to produce 10,000 lumens.
The fixture’s convection-cooled engine allows for completely fanless operation. SolaFrame Studio’s features include a high quality 13-lens optic system with patented Lens Defogger, powerful 5.5 - 57° zoom, CMY / CTO-Linear colour mixing system, seven position plus open replaceable colour wheel, full-curtain framing system for total control of beam shaping, 16-blade iris for tight beam effects, light diffusion with additional, optional heavy diffusion, seven position plus open rotating gobo wheel and linear prism for controlled pattern replication across a stage
Automated lighting product manager Matt Stoner comments, “The SolaFrame Theatre has been an exceptional fixture for us. Our customers have often requested a smaller version to expand the applications where fanless fixtures can be used. This led to the development of the SolaFrame Studio, with its broad feature set and smaller footprint it improves the silence made famous by the SolaFrame Theatre.”
High End Systems brand manager Tania Lesage adds, “With pioneering technology in moving lights and more recently in LED fixtures, our expertise in fanl

 
stndbykitSTNDBY looks to dress crew and creatives
Tuesday, 1 December 2020

UK - Apparel and tech brand STNDBY has launched its flagship range of sustainable clothes and accessories, designed for crew and creatives.
STNDBY (www.STNDBYworld.com) was conceived by lighting and production designer Tom Campbell and host, producer and entrepreneur James Murden to offer clothing and accessories that are ‘as functional as they are fashionable’. With partnerships in place with companies such as Avolites and Dirty Rigger and offering customisation, gifting options and tour swag, STNDBY’s products are designed ‘to work and built to last’.
“We’ve spent almost two years researching the problems crew face finding work gear and developing these products to solve those problems,” said Campbell. "We’re so proud of the incredible feedback we’ve had throughout our testing phase and can’t wait to start seeing STNDBY out in the world.”
STNDBY’s flagship range includes T-shirts, rigging gloves, power banks and digital storage solutions, as well as their signature launch product, the Leitch Security Backpack. Named after the late lighting designer Bryan Leitch, this travel-friendly bag embodies the STNDBY philosophy by packing in hidden compartments, charging ports, water resistance and even a stab-proof protective layer.
“With STNDBY we set out to create clothes and accessories that are fit-for-purpose but still look good in the bar after the show,” says Murden. "In our industry, 'stand-by' means “get ready for action”, so it was the perfect name for us - a bran

 
 
madrixauraMadrix Aura offers compact control
Thursday, 26 November 2020

Germany - Madrix Aura provides standalone capabilities for dynamic lighting, allowing the running of sophisticated light shows and effects independently from a compact controller with fully customisable scheduling.
Lighting effects create the right setting for media facades, retail applications and point-of-sale eye catchers, backdrops, entrance areas, office spaces, gyms, bars and lounges, theme-park attractions, and many more.
Madrix Aura is a powerful recorder and standalone playback unit from SD card for fully automatic lighting control.
As an easy-to-use and energy-efficient unit, it replaces lighting desks or bulky computers with their need for regular maintenance, updates, and administration in projects where no live control is needed, says the company. Available in three versions, it outputs two, eight, or 32 universes of control data over Art-Net or Streaming ACN.
It is a fully scalable solution to tackle any project size. Larger projects can simply be managed by connecting several devices over Ethernet network. The entire group is automatically synchronized across all DMX universes for flawless and uninterrupted playback. This makes sure that effects and visuals look best on the entire installation.
To make the setup process easier, Madrix Aura allows live recording. You can record any Art-Net or Streaming ACN network stream onto the inserted memory card.
With many additional features, Madrix Aura was built to meet the different needs and requirements of today's lighting designs. The powerful yet compact playback unit fo

 
jbl-eon-cableJBL introduces Eon One USB power cable
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has announced the JBL Eon One USB power cable, which expands the versatility of JBL Eon One Compact battery-powered portable PAs by powering AKG WMS and DMS100 and DMS300 wireless systems and DigiTech and DOD guitar pedals directly from the sound system.
The 1m cable features a USB-A terminal that connects to an Eon One Compact PA and a 5.5mm power terminal that connects to external devices. Two versions are available: A 12V version powers AKG WMS wireless systems; a 9V version powers AKG DMS100 and DMS300 wireless systems as well as DigiTech and DOD effects pedals.
Designed for musicians, DJs, presenters and entertainers who want freedom of movement, clear vocals and an easy way to enhance their sound with effects, the Eon One USB Power Cable lets performers turn any space into a stage, says the company.
“Battery-powered PAs already give performers the freedom to cut the cord,” says Brandon Knudsen, product manager - loudspeaker professional solutions at Harman. “When you don’t have to rely on a traditional power source to power your wireless system or pedal, now you truly have no limits on where you can perform. Whether you’re busking at the beach or speaking at a corporate event, the Eon One USB Power Cable lets you bring legendary JBL sound wherever your gigs take you.”

 
 
crisp-maxhandheldLet it snow with Crisp Max from Magmatic
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

USA - Magmatic atmospheric effects is now shipping Crisp Max, a high-output snow machine in Magmatic’s Polar series that makes it easy to create scene-setting wintry settings.
Crisp Max is capable of producing high volumes of naturalistic snow with the capacity to adjust snowflake size for greater versatility. Small flake or large, short throw or long, this 1250W high-volume snow machine can project snow up to 12m meters (40ft) with the flexibility to adjust to the occasion. An optional 120-degree pan motor is available that increases the coverage area.
Crisp Max includes a 20-litre fluid tank hidden inside a road case with durable casters for extra protection and easier portability. The unit’s 10m long hose can be rigged on a standard truss or tripod stand and fluid can be extended up to 50 meters horizontally or vertically using 10m extension tubes with couplers that are available as an accessory.
Built to withstand travel and repeated use, Crisp Max features a durable aluminium housing and robust design for powerful performance. An all-in-one APF (Air Pump Fan) system together with an auto-clean feature lowers the risk of clogging and reduces the need for maintenance. An easy-to-open housing and serviceable design add to its user-friendliness.
All Polar series snow machines introduce quieter, snow-producing technology. A noise-blocking layer of insulation reduces fan noise for quieter operation, making them ideal for those more noise-sensitive environments. The snow cannon can remain inside the road case to minimize the noise level.

 
adjADJ expands Vision Series of video panels
Tuesday, 24 November 2020

USA - ADJ has expanded its Vision Series of LED video panels with the introduction of the new VS3IP. Designed for concert tours, festivals and other events – taking place both inside and outside – the new product is ADJ’s highest resolution IP-rated LED video panel to date.
The VS3IP panel features a 150 x 150 matrix of 3-in-1 SMD1921 LEDs, delivering a pixel pitch of 3.84mm (0.15”) for a pixel density of 67,816 per square meter. It delivers an impressive maximum brightness of 4500 NITS with a contrast ratio of 5000:1, making it suitable for use outdoors, even during daylight hours. However, it also offers 0~100% brightness adjustment allowing the output to be reduced when required, for example for smaller indoor applications or to ensure that video content doesn’t overpower lighting fixtures and on-stage content when used as a backdrop.
Specifically designed for temporary outdoor use, the panel features protection of its front surface from liquid and particles rated to the IP65 standard. The rear panel, meanwhile, has an IP54 rating and the unit is fitted with IP65-rated locking sockets for power and data (RJ45). The input and thru connections for both are also fitted with rubber caps which provide added protection during transit and also if a thru socket is not in use for a particular deployment.
The panel’s quick lock system makes setting up a large video wall as quick and straightforward as possible. Locator pins on the top side make it simple to get the panel in exactly the right position, while easy to activate locking pins then se

 
 
elation-coffee-breakElation Coffee Break features SEVEN Series
Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Europe - The next Elation Coffee Break will feature the SEVEN Series, outlining the advantages of Elation’s 7-color multi-chip LED technology with hosts Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif.
Elation’s line of linear SEVEN Batten and SEVEN Par IP lights house RGBAW + Lime + UV LEDs for ‘an even wider spectrum of colour options to paint stages, sets, scrims and scenery’.
The Elation Coffee Break with a focus on the SEVEN Series will air live on Thursday, 26 November at 11:00 a.m. CEST. Tune in at www.facebook.com/ELATION.Pro.Europe/live/. No registration is required.
The Elation Coffee Break is an online presentation series from Elation’s European office in Kerkrade, the Netherlands that takes an up-close look at some of the company’s most popular product series. To view previous Elation Coffee Break webinars, visit www.facebook.com/ELATION.Pro.Europe/live/.

 
powersoftPowersoft strengthens after-sales offering
Monday, 23 November 2020

Italy - Powersoft, has introduced a new care plan for its rack amplifier customers, which will be available via the company’s MyPowersoft portal as of 20 November 2020.
The plan – which has been introduced so Powersoft customers can have increased certainty over their investments in these uncertain times – includes two distinct services; Warranty Extension and Service Shield, both of which can be purchased separately.
Powersoft has always ensured that it builds products to the highest quality standards, and this no-compromise approach is what has consolidated the company’s reputation as a manufacturer of reliable, durable, and dependable machines, used by the world’s top live sound crews and system integrators.
Despite this strength, the company has come to acknowledge that, in certain cases, products might be subject to strenuous conditions that could result in the customer requiring assistance or a replacement product. With this in mind, Powersoft’s new Warranty Extension and Service Shield plans have been designed to bolster the company’s already celebrated after-sales offering.
The new Warranty Extension will cover the relevant amplifier platform with up to three-year extension on Powersoft’s standard warranty. This service is available from MyPowersoft and can be activated during the first year of the product’s life.
The Service Shield includes an option to protect a purchaser’s investment from accidental damage during the first year of its life. This grants users swift assistance from Customer Care Services

 
 
city-theatricalCity Theatrical Multiverse addresses film & video
Monday, 23 November 2020

USA - City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology is now available for film and video projects with a new line of Multiverse Studio products, including the Multiverse Studio Receiver, Multiverse Studio Kit, and Multiverse Studio Add On Kit, now available in dual band 900MHz/2.4GHz functionality for North America, and 2.4GHz band usage worldwide.
As the newest hardware building block to the Multiverse product line, the Multiverse Studio Receiver brings the advanced features of the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to the film and video world with fast setup and reliability. It contains a long-life lithium-ion polymer battery giving 20 hours of use, and its full four button user interface with a backlit LED display makes setup easy and gives feedback on system performance. Each Multiverse Studio Receiver includes a DMX corded connector, which allows the external antenna to hang below the lighting fixture, giving improved data fidelity.
Two Multiverse Studio Receiver models are now available and shipping through City Theatrical dealers worldwide. The Multiverse Studio Receiver 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5904) has two built-in radios, 2.4GHz (for worldwide use) and 900MHz (for use in the Americas only), which allow the user to select which single universe to receive, and which radio band to use via the Multiverse SHoW ID. The Multiverse Studio Receiver 2.4GHz (P/N 5905) can be used worldwide on the 2.4GHz band. Learn more at: citytheatrical.com/Products/multiverse-studio-receiver
Designed as a turnkey wireless DMX solution for film & video

 
vista-3-by-chroma-q-software-release-3-is-now-liveVista 3 by Chroma-Q Release 3 is now live
Friday, 20 November 2020

USA - Vista by Chroma-Q has announced Release 3 (R3) of the Vista 3 lighting and media control software.
Vista 3’s intuitive yet powerful approach to lighting and media control has been embraced by major rental companies, production houses and lighting designers around the world.
As part of Chroma-Q ‘s ongoing commitment to increased functionality and enhanced capability, Vista 3 R3 contains over 150 improvements and new features. Highlights include:
A user configurable, main application, workspace that allow users to customise their playback and programming operational style to suit user preference, further smoothing workflow and providing additional flexibility.
A new FX engine feature allows the number of FX cycles to be defined, which delivers a fantastic tool for quickly creating complex “accents” or “bumps”.
A feature that allows Ethernet based data output to be toggled on/off per protocol - a great feature for Festival use where there is a requirement to connect and configure the lighting network but not output data until the appropriate moment.
Other additions include; new inserted cuelist commands, custom lock screens, cuelist flash attack and decay times, multiple GUI improvements, and an updated factory library.
“R3 has been designed to provide new and existing users with an even more intuitive user experience for creating and delivering fantastic looking shows,” says the company.

 
 
audio-precision-apx517b-acoustic-analyzer-loudspeaker-test-2Audio Precision adds acoustic analyser
Friday, 20 November 2020

USA - Audio Precision has announced the APx517B acoustic analyser, specifically designed, configured and built for the production-line testing of speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets and the wide range of consumer electronics incorporating speakers and microphones.
With the introduction of the APx517B acoustic analyser, manufacturers can deploy an integrated acoustic test system that brings the renowned quality, reliability and robustness of Audio Precision’s lab-oriented analysers to their production lines, says the company.
On a production line, any time spent setting up a new test system, calibrating a system for a new shift, or reconfiguring a system for a change in DUT (device under test), is effectively a ‘line down’ situation. As an integrated system combining audio analyser (signal generation and acquisition), power amplifier, headphone amplifier, and microphone power supply, along with any required digital interface such as Bluetooth, the APx517B has the power to drastically reduce setup and reconfiguration time by eliminating multiple individual components (from a variety of vendors) and their associated cabling. Additionally, and unlike those individual components, the APx517B is delivered with an accredited ISO/IEC 17025 calibration.
"Production, or manufacturing, test is an application with its own unique challenges that, simply put, are time, reliability and cost," stated Daniel Knighten, Audio Precision general manager. "The APx517B acoustic analyser, is purpose-built to address those challenges - drastically reducing s

 
etcETC expands LED driver family with ArcSystem
Thursday, 19 November 2020

USA - ETC has announced a new addition to its ArcSystem Pro luminaire platform, the D4 CV driver family. This new line of drivers is designed for use with 24 VDC constant voltage LED loads, such as linear tape applications.
The D4 CV driver line complements the recently introduced F-Drive system, creating a range of LED driving solutions for a variety of installations. The new D4 CV driver line includes both wall-mount and rack-mount options, with four channels per driver, and the ability to reach maximum load capabilities of 528 W across four channels.
The D4 CV Drivers are available in the following three sizes: D4 CV 150: Wall-mountable, with four outputs of up to 50 W per output or 150W with all outputs combined; D4 CV 350: Wall- or rack-mountable, with over 72W on a single output or 264W with all outputs combined, and D4 CV 700: Wall- or rack-mountable, with 146W per output or up to 528 W with all outputs combined.

 
 
akgcs300seriesprbanner1140x400AKG addresses China conference sector
Thursday, 19 November 2020

China - Harman Professional Solutions has announced the new AKG CS300 Digital Conference System Series, offering highly scalable configurations and features to support the specific needs of a variety of customers in the China market.
The AKG CS300 Digital Conference System Series is a hand-in-hand, wired premium digital conference system that is designed for convention centres, conference centres, hotel meeting rooms, corporate enterprises and government buildings. The system includes three components: the CS300MU Main Control Unit, CS300CU Chairman Unit with Redundancy and CS300DU Delegate Unit with Redundancy.
“Modern conference rooms require state-of-the-art communication systems that deliver rock-solid reliability, pristine audio quality and superior flexibility,” said Daryl Wong, Harman Professional Solutions director, China product development. “The CS300 Digital Conference System Series provides a dependable, high-quality communications platform for meetings and conferences at any scale.”
With advanced testing and redundancy features, the AKG CS300 Digital Conference System Series provides maximum reliability for critical communications. Dual redundant microphone outputs on the CS300CU and CS300DU automatically prevent dropped connections. Both units can be connected or disconnected freely, without requiring extra downtime to boot up. And to ensure error-free operation, the entire system features self-testing capability with fault lists and locations of every microphone, speaker, button, screen and LED.
To capture and distribut

 
md435productmoodshot01Sennheiser adds MD 9235 capsule wired mic
Thursday, 19 November 2020

Europe - Sennheiser is bringing the sound of its MD 9235 capsule to a wired vocal microphone.
“With the MD 435 cardioid high-end microphone, even soft voices will effortlessly assert themselves,” says Kai Lange, senior product manager with Sennheiser. “Singers will not only cut through the mix, their voices will also retain that natural quality and detail that the MD 9235 is so famous for.”
The MD 435’s lightweight aluminium-copper voice coil ensures fast transient response, resulting in a very detailed, nuanced and transparent sound, especially in the treble. The large-diaphragm microphone features very wide dynamics of 146 dB(A) and can handle sound pressure levels of up to 163 dB/1 kHz. The acoustics come with a mechanical design created to take on the rigors of life on tour: The MD 435 features a metal casing and has a shock-mounted capsule to protect it from structure-borne noise. A hum-compensating coil protects the microphone against electromagnetic interference.
The cardioid MD 435 is very tolerant of sound hitting the capsule at different angles. It reproduces vocals clearly and confidently even in loud live settings.
For use with Sennheiser’s wireless transmitters, the capsule of the MD 435 is also available as the MM 435 microphone head. Benefitting from an improved production process, it will soon replace the existing MD 9235 capsule. The MM 435 features Sennheiser’s standard capsule interface, ready for use with Sennheiser wireless series ranging from the evolution wireless G4 and 2000 series to Digital 6000 and Dig

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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