Product News

hog4-18prodfrontHigh End Systems rolls out Hog 4-18
Friday, 22 February 2019

USA - High End Systems has announced the release of a new flagship console Hog 4-18, along with new OS v3.11 software. The company has also entered a new partnership with Capture visualisation software.
The Hog 4-18 console upgrades the popular Hog 4 with 18.5” touch screens, and an updated industrial design with aluminium encoder knobs and integrated accessory mounts. Outputting 8,192 channels (expandable with DP8K processors), Hog 4-18 has eight XLR-5 DMX outputs, sACN and Art-Net, MIDI and dual etherCON connections for HogNet and FixtureNet.
The desk features five high-resolution parameter encoders, built-in tri-axis backlit trackball and 10 master playbacks with motorised faders and master control keys. Up to three external display port monitors or touchscreen monitors can be used.
Hog 3.11 OS includes several significant updates, with support for the Hog 4-18 console hardware, an increase to 12 universes of output for Hog 4 PC, additional Plot icons and improved indication of current cue in cue list window. Other small enhancements include changing the Fixture Schedule button to Add Fixtures to simplify patching, sorting manufacturers User and Generic to the top of the list in Fixture Scheduler to reduce scrolling, CITP support for Hippotizer Layer v4.4 and various bug fixes.
Finally, High End Systems is changing the Hog family’s included visualiser to a Capture lighting design software license at the solo, duet or quartet level, depending on the Hog console purchased. These are standard Capture licenses that can be upgrade

notchNotch to introduce realtime ray tracing
Thursday, 21 February 2019

UK - Notch, the visual creation tool for interactive motion graphics, is set to incorporate ray tracing into the software's realtime workflow as part of an upcoming March release (0.9.22). The news was announced at NotchCon, the inaugural Notch conference held in London in January.
Ray tracing, an advanced graphics rendering technique that has long been used for non-realtime rendering, provides realistic lighting by simulating the physical behaviour of light. It is the foundation of visual effects used in movies and TV and will provide a ‘significant jump’ in visual precision directly inside Notch, says the company.
Matt Swoboda, founder of Notch, comments: “At Notch, we’re committed to making software for content creators that is flexible and scalable. We enable people to realize their creative ideas and improve their workflow, through the power of rendering in real-time, without the need for coding. We are looking forward to seeing how the integrations and software updates announced today will impact creatives when the new version of Notch Builder is released later this spring.”
Notch’s ray tracing features will work on any GPU currently supported by Notch, with no additional hardware required. Swoboda said the feature has been built to take advantage of the various hardware accelerated APIs and platforms in the future, as they mature.
NotchCon, the first ever two-day conference dedicated to Notch users, took place in London last month. Visitors travelled to London from all over the world. The event featured 30 sessions on a wid

optocoreOptocore and Broaman collaborate at ISE
Friday, 15 February 2019

The Netherlands - German fibre network associates Optocore and BroaMan combined their resources at the recent ISE 2019 expo in Amsterdam as part of the portfolio of brands distributed in the Benelux by the Ampco Flashlight Group.
The stand was busy as it was visited by both recognised customers from the integration, event and broadcast sectors as well as newcomers seeking further information.
Optocore showcased its new Festival Box, reporting high interest from both distributors and rental companies. The Festival Box allows all protocols to tunnel over the same fibre, with hot-swappable SFP optical module transceivers providing different conversion options to add massive savings in time and cabling to multi-act festival bills.
As applications engineering manager, Maciek Janiszewski says: “While festival sound engineers can transport whatever signal protocol their console supports via just a single duplex fibre, the value of the device does not stop there. It has also become a reliable backbone for multiple signals without the complex and time-consuming set-up. In particular, our RJ45 SFP transceiver is something very special, as it allows multiple Ethernet-based protocols to run independently on the same fibre.
“We were able to demonstrate to the tremendous benefits of time and cabling economy between FOH and the stage in a variety of situations.”
As for BroaMan, their flagship product was the new standard version of their customisable Route66, which already exists in four versions. The platform itself provides single channel, no

bromptonBrompton Technology enjoys successful ISE
Friday, 15 February 2019

The Netherlands - ISE 2019 saw LED video processor manufacturer Brompton Technology showcase its new Tessera Processor Software for the 4K SX40 processor, demonstrating its enhanced feature set that follows the easy-to-use style of its intuitive user interface, as well as giving its customers a preview of its forthcoming HDR capabilities.
The SX40, Brompton Technology’s highest-ever capacity processor, offers support for full 4K screens at 60Hz with 12 bits per colour output, a zero-latency up/down scaler that matches the source to the screen, plus all of Tessera’s industry-leading processing features such as ChromaTune colour correction, On Screen Colour Adjustment (OSCA), and more.
By updating the SX40 to the latest software, users can now access a suite of handy new features such as Panel On Screen Display (OSD), Processor Redundancy, 90 degree rotation and Chinese language support in the user interface.
“We enjoyed a busy show last year, but the response we had to both the new software and the sneak peak of HDR at this year’s show has been very gratifying,” says Brompton’s business development manager, Rob Fowler. “Both existing and potential customers were full of praise for the additional functionality we are delivering with the free software upgrade to 2.2. Additionally, the feedback we received on our HDR system, which we will be releasing later this year, was phenomenal and generated a real buzz during the four days on the booth.”
Brompton will be revealing more information about HDR at InfoComm this coming June.

arkaosJB-Lighting embraces ArKaos Kling-Net
Thursday, 14 February 2019

Germany - Lighting manufacturer JB-Lighting has announced its commitment to ArKaos’s Kling-Net protocol, which will now be embedded in its newest product lines including the Varyscan P18 hybrid, the Sparx 18 LED wash beam and the Sparx 30 twin zoom LED wash beam fixtures.
JB-Lighting’s head of sales Jörg Zimmermann explained that this is due to “the current and future requirements of lighting and visual design” which are constantly fluid and need to offer LDs, programmers and operators the most flexible and creative options.
One of those future developments, he observes, will include moving heads increasingly working in conjunction with video content. This is one of the main reasons they have decided “to support all these JB-Lighting devices with a network interface for Kling-Net protocol”, confirms Jörg.
Kling-Net is a plug-and-play control protocol developed by digital media specialists ArKaos for the easy operation of current and future LED fixtures and lightsources.
It allows the distribution of real-time video data to remote display devices – like LED fixtures or LED panels – over Ethernet, adding some ‘intelligence’ with the automatic configuration and connection of display devices to a computer.
It enables the perfect time synchronization of video signals sent to multiple display devices, and avoids using expensive hardware and video converters to achieve this.
One of the many aspects of Kling-Net impressing JB-Lighting was the opportunity to integrate spotlights very simply into a lighting design, remo

capture-logoObsidian and Capture link for ONYX console line
Thursday, 14 February 2019

USA - Obsidian Control Systems and Capture Visualisation report a new global partnership agreement to include a Capture licence with every ONYX console, allowing all NX console owners immediate access to the lighting design and visualisation software.
Every NX2 and NX4 lighting console will include a download of the latest version of Capture after a simple online registration. Users will receive an unrestricted standard license of a Capture Edition depending on console type. All licences are eligible for upgrades through Capture or any of its authorized resellers.
Obsidian Control Systems and Capture Visualisation will be enhancing connectivity between ONYX and Capture over time for a seamless workflow and true plug-and-play experience, including synchronized patching and real-time autofocus.
“Capture has been a great partner for Elation over the years and we look forward to strengthening this even further as we evolve the ONYX platform,” says Obsidian Control Systems product manager Matthias Hinrichs. “Visualisation is an important part of the console programming workflow and we are happy to partner with this leading visualizer. The Capture team is great to work with and is fully dedicated to the visualization needs of the market. We know our users will benefit from the increased cooperation between our companies.”
“The team at Obsidian Control Systems and the ONYX platform come with years of expertise in advanced lighting control so the decision to bundle a standard Capture license with every console feels rewarding,” adds Captu

litecLitec debuts double pitch roof
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Europe - The Litec RL76 double pitch roof is the new version of the RL105 double pitch roof. Designed for high-loading capacity and long spans, but with an eye on your budget, it's an attractive structure that adds a nice touch to your outdoor events, as well as providing increased resistance to high wind loads, says the company.
Scalable from 18m x 16m to 21m x 16m, and up to 15m in height, it’s designed for medium-sized outdoor events. Built with rectangular RL76A high load aluminium truss with steel fork connections, it provides high loading capacity on medium-long spans.
(Jim Evans)

forge-custom-led-moduleForge develops adaptable LED modules
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

UK - In recognition of the demand for high-performance reliable LED modules, Forge has introduced a custom module to do exactly that.
Forge has also recently developed a <10⁰ optic to suit the module, fulfilling that demand for a tight crisp beam pattern to complement the medium and wide offering. With Forge’s optic design and manufacturing capability, you can also create your own bespoke beam pattern and achieve specific light distribution. All of this is before you even consider your light CCT and CRI requirements - you really can put light where you want it, says the company.
(Jim Evans)

halo-bEM Acoustics launches HALO-B
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Europe - ISE 2019 saw the launch of the third system in the EM Acoustics’ HALO line array family, HALO-B. The move follows the introduction in early 2018 of the British company’s large format HALO-A arena system. As its name suggests, HALO-B sits between HALO-A and HALO-C in both physical size and overall system output, and as such is perhaps the most versatile system in the family.
Built on the same ‘maximum headroom’ design principles as HALO-A to ensure consistent performance across all SPL levels and consistent horizontal dispersion pattern across the operating frequency band, HALO-B is a two-way reflex-loaded line array element featuring dual 8” LF drivers and four 1” HF drive units.
Festivals, stadia, sports arenas, concert halls, theatres, houses of worship and corporate AV events are all candidates for HALO-B which is designed to be equally comfortable in both fixed installation and mobile applications, says the company.
EM Acoustics operations director, Mike Wheeler, comments: “HALO-B is simply the best product we’ve ever made. Firstly, we were successfully able to scale the technology used in HALO-A; this isn’t always possible, but when it is and it works, it’s a massive time saver. Secondly, HALO-B is an ideal size for so many applications, either on its own or accompanying something else – we think it’ll be a really useful tool for rental companies looking for maximum ROI. Finally, sonically, it’s amazing – it has all the poise, subtlety and detail of HALO-C combined with horsepower of HALO-A in a versatile p

shceohmg-1Production AV to demo disguise/Agile integration at EPS
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

UK - Video solutions specialist Production AV will be on Stand I2E at the Event Production Show at London Olympia on 26 and 27 February to showcase the Agile Arc Lite PTZ camera integration solution from leading media server company disguise. Based in Cheltenham, Production AV has been at the forefront of AV innovation for 14 years. It is inviting visitors to get hands-on with the new disguise and Agile kit at the show.
In February, disguise launched the latest version of its award-winning software, used to design, sequence and control live shows and experiences. Version r15.2 now includes integrations with Agile Remote Cameras’ range of PTZ cameras, enabling live video feeds from the discreet PTZ cameras to be used as part of the visuals on impressive live events.
“We’re thrilled to demo just what disguise’s new Agile integration protocol can do in a real-world scenario to enhance the video capabilities for a whole range of events,” says Production AV founder, Pete McCrea. “The latest r15.2 software release brings full control over so many features, such as recording pan, tilt and zoom information as a preset, and it can all be adjusted from the software interface. It really is special.”
Also on Production AV’s stand will be Desay’s X2.6i 2.6mm indoor LED modules, which can be built in both concave and convex configurations as either a flown or ground support system. “We recently made a major investment in more than 200 Desay LED modules and in doing so we now have a significantly higher resolution LED option, which p

adorn-series-copyMartin Adorn loudspeakers now shipping
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

UK - Martin Audio reports that its recently announced series of Adorn on-wall loudspeakers is now shipping.
Adorn was launched at the recent Martin Audio Open Days, where global distributors noted the many application opportunities it offers, from retail to corporate.
Designed for distributed sound applications that require high performance from visually discreet enclosures, the Adorn series also provides a seamless sonic transition within a multi-zoned complex using larger Martin Audio systems such as CDD or BlacklineX.
Dom Harter, managing director, comments: “The commercial install market for loudspeakers is significant and growing, and the Adorn series is targeted to win over specifiers, system integrators and installers by offering stunning sound quality in a diminutive, attractive and competitively priced package.”
The newly-announced SX110 subwoofer will further extend the bandwidth of Adorn on-wall speakers, and is suitable for foreground music applications which require increased impact and low frequency performance.
Supporting electronics for Adorn series has also resulted in a significant shake up of Martin Audio’s amplifier and controller portfolio. Via is a new range of four high performance, cost effective power amplifiers designed primarily for installation use, but also suited to portable applications.
Dom Harter, explains: “We have enjoyed huge success with the new iKON amplifiers for our Wavefront Precision series and this Via range of amps offers our users affordable, high-performance amplifiers for us

adjADJ expands Focus LED series
Monday, 11 February 2019

USA - ADJ has announced the expansion of its Focus series of compact and affordable LED-powered moving heads. The new Focus Spot 4Z becomes the most powerful mover in the range, offering considerable versatility thanks to an expansive feature-set that includes motorized zoom.
The Focus Series is popular with a wide variety of users, from mobile entertainers to production companies, to applications in bars and nightclubs and houses of worship. With the addition of the Focus Spot 4Z, the range can satisfy the demands of even larger venues and bigger productions, says ADJ.
Harnessing the power of a 200W cool white LED engine, paired with carefully-designed optics, the Focus Spot 4Z generates a striking beam of intense light. Its LED light-source has a 50,000 hour rating, removing the need for regular lamp replacements required for halogen and discharge lamp-based fixtures. The fixture also runs cooler and requires far less power.
An colour wheel has eight options (+open white), while the gobo wheel features six aluminium replaceable patterns (+ open). The rotatable gobos with indexed rotation allow for precise orientation of logos, while the projection can be kept sharp - regardless of distance - using the remote motorised focus function.
The fixture is supplied pre-programmed with an ‘Auto’ lightshow that allows it to be utilised without DMX control for easy operation. Multiple fixtures can also be linked together in a Master/Slave configuration, with three different Slave settings allowing for a synchronised lightshow running offset movemen

luminex-gigacoreLuminex GigaCore Switches are Avnu Certified
Thursday, 7 February 2019

Europe - Luminex Network Intelligence has announced that its GigaCore Ethernet Switch is now Avnu certified to support the Milan/AVB protocol. By adding this protocol, the GigaCore switch is validated against following protocols: Milan/AVB, Dante, AES67; ArtNet, sACN, MANet, and many more.
“This means a user can allow AVB traffic on the switch,” the company says. “It has the same ease of use as before: no command line interface, no complicated parameter to set, no specific license to purchase to enable this feature. With one click in the web interface, the switch takes part of the clock domain of the AVB devices and will allocate the necessary bandwidth. The user can therefore be sure the audio streams will be handled the right way, in a perfectly synced manner, providing audio quality and user experience at its best.”
(LSi Online)

ISE 2019: d&b launches its first Milan product
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - ISE 2019 (5-8 February 2019, Amsterdam RAI) sees the launch of the d&b audiotechnik DS20 Audio network bridge, the company’s first product offering for connecting its loudspeaker systems to the open standards-based Milan protocol.
The DS20 is a natural networking choice for d&b users. Milan is a deterministic network that inherits all the technical benefits of Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology: improved reliability, optimum synchronization and hassle-free network set up. Advantages that coincide quite nicely with the efficiency focused d&b System reality.
Together with AVID, L-Acoustics, Meyer Sound, and Biamp, among others, d&b has defined the specifications for achieving seamless interoperation between any product implementing Milan.
Henning Kaltheuner, Head of d&b Market Intelligence and explains: “AVB defines a set of technical standards developed by the IEEE, but what it doesn’t describe is how to implement them in a way that ensures interoperability between devices. Milan is the solution; a layer that completes an AVB network with a standards-based, user-driven deterministic network protocol that guarantees interoperability.”
Integrating seamlessly as part of a d&b system, the DS20 Audio network bridge interfaces between Milan networks and AES3 digital audio signals, while also providing distribution of Ethernet control data. Metadata including Milan channel labels and cabling information is sent via the AES3 channel stream to the four channel d&b amplifiers.
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ki10-ki12ISE 2019: Outline introduces a raft new products
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - Italian loudspeaker manufacturers Outline has launched four new designs at ISE, taking place this week in Amsterdam.
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, the company says. Both models also feature rotatable horns that can be adjusted without any disassembly of the device.
The MV1CX is the latest member of the Cinema Series family of Outline products. This high-powered, slimline co-axial design is ideal as a main system component for smaller cinemas and may also be used as the centre speaker in L-C-R arrangements. Its small footprint features side-located reflex ports to eliminate LF-induced screen vibration.
Outline’s V10 and V15 kits are designed specifically for musicians, DJs, presenters, lecturers, entertainers and anyone who transports and operates their own audio equipment. Comprising either one or two powered subwoofers which also contain the amplification and processing for the satellite speakers (from Outline’s well-established Vegas range), these portable setups deliver up to 12kW of audio power.
Finally, the all-new Monaco 215 CX contains two 15” LF transducers, one of which features a co-axially-loaded 3” diaphragm compression driver. This full-range enclosure can be driven either passively (by a single amplifier channel) or bi-amped. Idea

yamahaISE 2019: Yamaha’s latest launches
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - Yamaha has launched new loudspeakers, 10G L2 switches and significant firmware upgrades at ISE 2019.
Launched in response to customer demand, Yamaha’s multi-award winning VXC and VXS loudspeaker range is being expanded with the VXC2F 2.5” full-range, low profile ceiling speaker and VXC8S 8” bandpass ceiling subwoofer. The VXC2F is the shallowest model in the VXC series, with a back can less than 7.6cm/3” deep, while VXC8S is the first ceiling subwoofer in the range and includes unique VXC features like anti-drop tab and carrying band for safe, straightforward installation. The PK-C4 pendant mount option for the VXC2F will also be launched, with all VXC models available in black or white (paintable) finish.
Also being launched at ISE is the SWP2 series of network switches, which include 10Gbps fibre uplinks, making them ideal for high capacity Dante networking, including 96kHz. Both multi and single-mode models allow for longer distance transmission. With straightforward setup, rugged connectivity and Yamaha’s legendary reliability, the SWP2 series is designed to provide the optimum environment for mobile audio networks.
Yamaha's RIVAGE digital mixing systems are also receiving another significant upgrade, with ISE 2019 seeing the debut of RIVAGE V3.0. This firmware update adds the new DaNSe dynamic noise suppressor plug-in, developed by Dr K’s lab at the Yamaha Corporation in Japan to bring improvements in speech clarity for theatrical and broadcast applications. The update also adds Mix to Input routing, and workflows

audinateISE 2019: Audinate’s Dante AV to include intoPIX JPEG2000 tech
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - intoPIX, leading provider of image processing technologies for professional media applications, has announced that Audinate, leading provider of professional digital audio networking technologies, will use intoPIX’s ProAV optimised ultra-low-latency JPEG 2000 technology within its new Dante AV Design Suite for use with the newly-announced Dante AV Module.
At ISE 2019, Audinate is launching Dante AV as a video-capable extension to the popular audio-over-IP ecosystem Dante. It provides ease-of-use, seamless multi-vendor interoperability and integrated control experience.
The incorporation of intoPIX’s unique technology plays a crucial role in the system to deliver a visually lossless 4K60 4:4:4 HDR video experience within a standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet network with no latency, the company says.
Gael Rouvroy, intoPIX CEO and director of technology states: “Unlike normal JPEG 2000 solutions, our codec reduces latency down to 10 milliseconds and is more suitable for Pro-AV content – two features crucial to the industry.”
intoPIX’s JPEG 2000 enables Dante AV to: create 4K multi-screen environments, allowing audio to be routed wherever desired; deliver perfect lip-sync during live presentations with video thanks to ultra-low latency; easily deploy and manage video walls at lower cost thanks to the utilization of Cat 5e cables and switchers; simplify installation and use of conference rooms that combine video and audio media.
“Although the Dante AV Module is designed to be codec agnostic, we felt it was in the bes

sxc118ISE 2019: Martin Audio shows new SXC118 cardioid subwoofer
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - At this year’s ISE trade show in Amsterdam, Martin Audio announced the launch of a cardioid subwoofer, SXC118, as part of an overhaul of its subwoofer strategy.
Designed for touring sound and installations, the SXC118 is a compact, high performance cardioid subwoofer. It features an 18” (460mm) forward facing driver and a 14” (356mm) rear-facing driver, each driven independently by separate channels and DSP from an iK42 amplifier. Each driver has its own chamber with optimised bass reflex porting.
This arrangement produces a cardioid dispersion pattern which maximises the front radiation and reduces unwanted radiation behind the subwoofer. The recommended iK42 amplifier optimises the DSP parameters for front and rear drivers to maximise the rear rejection — from 21dB at 43Hz to 28dB at 75Hz. In front of the enclosure, the output from the two drivers is additive, giving an extra 2dB of output when compared with a conventional 1 x 18” subwoofer.
Dom Harter, managing director, explains further: “The benefit of this cardioid subwoofer is the ability, as standard, to focus more bass where you want it and have less go where you don’t. That can mean keeping bass away from neighbours, off stages, away from turntables or keeping it from reflecting off walls and causing destructive interference elsewhere in a room. In the case of SXC118, it delivers more punch and significantly more control over a standard single 18 subwoofer.”
The enclosure is constructed from plywood and finished with a hard-wearing textured paint. It

impressionISE 2019: GLP launches track-mount version of Impression FR1
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - ISE 2019 (5-8 February 2019, Amsterdam RAI), marks GLP’s first appearance with lighting products from Ehrgeiz, the company that joined the GLP family at the beginning of the year.
Under GLP’s own brand, ISE marks the official EMEA release of the impression FR1 track-mount version. The compact LED moving head offers a soft pencil beam, fast movement and continuous pan rotation for eye-catching 3D multi beam designs. Now modified to fit into 3-phase tracks, the popular FR1 provides a versatile solution for fixed installations, in particular museums and retail stores. Control is via wireless DMX.
Key account manager Oliver Schwendke comments: “For us, ISE provides a great start to the year as the show continues to grow and integrate all the visual technologies. We´re looking forward to seeing many important customers and designers over the four days.”
(LSi Online)

nexo-geo-m12ISE 2019: Nexo unveils ‘The Big 12’
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Netherlands - ISE (5-8 February, Amsterdam RAI) is the first European outing for Nexo’s ‘Big Twelve’ Geo M12 line array, the top-of-the-line addition to the popular Geo M family of sound reinforcement systems by the French manufacturer.
Sharing the same aesthetic design and sonic signatures as the other models in the Geo M Series, the new Geo M12 promises to deliver “all the Nexo hallmarks of power, flexibility, coverage and superb sonic performance in a thoroughly modern package,” the company says. Launched together with the MSUB18 companion sub bass cabinet, the Geo M12 is aimed primarily at the mid-size rental company, although its competitive pricing will make it a popular investment for all types of user, from corporate presentation to live performance venues to houses of worship.
The Geo M12 takes its place at the upper end of Nexo’s current line-up of line array designs, the new head of a family that includes the Geo M10 and Geo M6 mid-size and compact systems. “The Big Twelve is a logical complement to our M Series range,” explains Nexo sales director Denis Baudier, “it is packed with design features that we premiered on the Geo M10, and also benefits from patented technological and structural innovations that derive from our flagship STM Series modular line array.”
Geo M12 is more powerful than Nexo’s earlier 12” line array cabinet, the Geo S12, which remains in the catalogue. “S12 is a typically hard-working Nexo product, but 10 years on, we are now releasing a 12” cabinet which offers 4dB more max SPL.”<

asaISE 2019: ASA to appear across three halls
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Netherlands - At ISE 2019 this week, Astro Spatial Audio (ASA), will appear on the booths of three major loudspeaker manufacturers. In addition, a new AAX plug-in will be previewed, offering full remote control and monitoring of the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine within Pro Tools and the Avid S6L live mixing console.
A leading independent solution for object-based 3D sound, ASA breaks the chains of manufacturer-specific systems, instead opting for a brand agnostic approach that frees sound designers and engineers to use the brands they prefer. Most recently, a series of immersive showcases drew crowds to the Clair Bros booth at January’s NAMM Show.
At ISE 2019, AsSA will drive demonstrations across three separate halls, beginning on the booth of Alcons Audio (6-H150), as the Dutch manufacturer brings its popular Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience back to the RAI. Nearby, Martin Audio (7-K190) will present its Sound Adventures immersive solution, powered by ASA. Finally, Clair Bros (5-X122) will again affirm its support for Astro Spatial Audio.
All demonstrations will be driven by the award-winning 3U SARA II Premium Rendering Engine – the heart of the ASA solution. Offering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways at 48kHz/24-bit resolution, the SARA II converts audio signals into audio objects and uses extensive metadata to precisely calculate that object’s position within virtual 3D space in real time, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it. The outcome is a truly three-dimensional audi

studiomasterISE 2019: Studiomaster makes ISE debut
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Netherlands Classic British pro audio brand Studiomaster makes its ISE debut this week at the Amsterdam RAI (5-8 February). The company will introduce a diverse range of innovative install products, including a portable, compact line array system, a DSP-controlled phased array column speaker system, a miniature 5” DANTE/POEspeaker box, full range 70/100V in-ceiling speakers, 100V line programmable DSP rack mixer amps and a series of flatbed and rackmount tablet controlled digital mixers.
PLATFORM 10 is a self-contained, portable and compact powerful active line array system comprising two 18” subs, each paired with two 10” line array elements. With 2400W of 4 channel CLASS D integrated amplification in each sub and array configuration (providing a total of 4800W system power), and 2 input / 4 output onboard Digital Signal Processing with selectable preset system configurations for rapid setup, PLATFORM 10 a uniquely versatile solution for rental, small and medium venue installation and small-scale touring sound applications, the company says.
The sub features an 18” Neodymium LF driver and the line array elements, a 10” mid driver with 3” voice coil and 1.5” throat HF compression driver. Deployable in sub and pole mounted top compact, FOH stack, or flown line array configurations with adjustable array angles, the two line array elements pack neatly into the bass port of the sub, equipped with wheels for easy transportation.
The IS410T compact 10 x 4“ phased-array column speaker is designed for public address applications. With on

litecNew member for Litec roof system family
Monday, 4 February 2019

Europe - The QL52 double pitch roof from Litec is an evolution of their popular QL40A single pitch roof and is the right choice for your medium-sized outdoor events.
Thanks to its double pitch construction, and use of QL52A load-bearing truss with fork connections, it looks great and provides stability you can count on, even when encountering winds that increase loading requirements.
Key benefits include: 15 x 12m roof structure (up to 11m’s height); grid constructed from Litec’s QL52A high load, anti-torsion fork connection truss; six Maxitower 40 towers; 7,000 kg UDL; optional PA/LED wall wings; covered technical areas available on request, and eight-hour set-up time with five riggers.
(Jim Evans)

allen--heathISE: Allen & Heath debuts Dante cards
Monday, 4 February 2019

The Netherlands - Allen & Heath will unveil a host of new Dante enabled products at the ISE Show, including portable and wall-mount I/O solutions for installation, and two new Dante option cards. All of Allen & Heath’s latest Dante releases are AES67 compatible and Dante Domain Manager ready.
The DT168 provides 16 mic preamps and 8 line outputs in a convenient stage box form factor. Ideal for portable applications thanks to its rubber bumpers and handle, DT168 can be deployed on stage or used as a drop-in expander.
The DT164-W provides 16 mic preamps and 4 line outputs in a versatile wall-mount design for permanent installation. The reversible mounting frame allows for in-wall or on-wall mounting. The unit also fits in a standard 12x12” NEMA box or equivalent, or mounted in a floor pocket for stage use. The IEC mains power inlet can be replaced with a gland module and screw terminals for fixed installation, and a DC 12V backup supply is also provided.
Both DT168 and DT164-W offer Allen & Heath’s preamps, complete with 96kHz converters for best-in-class sound quality over Dante, plus Primary and Secondary ports for daisy-chain or redundancy through secure EtherCon connectors. Both new products are compatible with Allen & Heath’s DM and CDM MixRack / MainFrames, and with SQ series mixers.
“DT168 and DT164-W respond to requests from consultants and integrators for Dante connectivity that breaks out of the conventional rackmount format,” commented Allen & Heath installation product manager, Martijn Verkerk. “Wheth


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