Product News

Harman launches CloudworX ManagerHarman launches CloudworX Manager
Monday, 28 October 2019

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has introduced CloudworX Manager, the first application from its cloud-based CloudworX software.
CloudworX Manager is a browser-based (available from www.cloudworx.harman.com) utility that unifies the configuration, deployment and monitoring of Harman professional audio, video, control and lighting systems. Initial supported devices include the AMX by Harman Acendo Core meeting space collaboration system as well as AMX Acendo Book scheduling touch panels.
Key features include support for private or single sign-on accounts; sorting, filtering and searching of discovered devices; simultaneous configuration of like or unlike devices; simple connection of local installations using CloudworX Gateway software; device firmware management; and template creation and deployment.
Future applications are being developed to offer additional design and management capabilities. All CloudworX applications will share the same support pillars - unifying disparate platforms into a single ecosystem, integrating the industry’s most reputable and well-regarded security protocols and delivering a resplendent, second to none user experience.
“CloudworX Manager represents a first look at the power of the CloudworX platform,” says Iain Gregory, director of software, Harman Professional Solutions. “With a simple firmware update, CloudworX brings mass configuration to the existing Acendo Book and Acendo Core devices. As more products are supported and additional software applications are added to the suite, CloudworX will el

Equipson unveils LS-Wing controller at LDIEquipson unveils LS-Wing controller at LDI
Friday, 25 October 2019

USA - LS-Wing, the latest addition to Work Pro's award LightShark DMX-based hardware lighting console range, is gives professionals access to an Open Sound Control (OSC) hardware controller.
Making its U.S debut at LDI 2019 in Las Vegas, LS-Wing can send OSC commands via ethernet networks to any device or software controlled by the OSC protocol. What's more, it can also use ethernet networks to send UDP/IP commands, making it compatible with virtually every lighting, music, video and media server software in use today.
LS-Wing can be configured in a variety of different modes to suit different applications. Developed as a 3 In 1 product, LS-Wing can be a straightforward fader wing, an OSC hardware controller or a standalone MIDI console for any device that accepts MIDI control via USB. A total of four USB ports are provided, including a USB-B port, making it easy to connect to MIDI devices and charge smartphones and tablets.
In all three modes, LS-Wing has a built-in ArtNet/sACN to DMX converter node offering two Direct DMX universes. Work Pro's existing LightShark products - the LS-1 and LS-Core - already offer two Direct DMX universes via an XLR connector, so by adding LS-Wing it is very easy to double the number of Direct DMX universes available to each console.
"This latest addition to our award-winning LightShark range is now in production and will be shipping early next year on both sides of the Atlantic. We are delighted with the interest it is generating," says Juan Jose Vila, CSO of Equipson, Work Pro's parent company. "Its 3 in 1 des

 
 
Notch Builder software upgrade releasedNotch Builder software upgrade released
Friday, 25 October 2019

Europe - Notch, the visual creation tool for interactive motion graphics, has released a new version of its Notch Builder software for motion graphics artists and designers. The update brings a path tracing solution to the tool, which already features accessible real-time rendering and ray tracing technology.
Path tracing is used by many leading high-quality renderers. It simulates the paths of real light including the way light bounces, reflects and refracts through a 3D scene. It also takes into account the materials it interacts with, making near photo-realistic results possible.
The new GPU path tracer is seamlessly integrated into the existing Notch toolkit. The same real-time WYSIWYG environment and nodes our users know and love are now unified with the path tracer. This includes particles, procedurals, cloners, lights, post-processing and compositing. Available as a drop-in component, path tracing can be introduced to scenes and toggled on and off when needed.
The increase in render quality using the new path tracer node makes Notch viable for a whole new range of use-cases.
Matt Swoboda, founder of Notch, comments: “Our R&D team has spent months pushing Notch’s creative boundaries. For the first time, we’ve combined the familiar immediacy and intuitiveness of Notch’s toolset with our own full GPU path tracing renderer. Much of what we have launched to date has been building up to this. Today’s release shatters the ceiling for rendering quality available in Notch.
“Near realistic rendering in an easy to use package

 
Xstage S10 stage deck options availableXstage S10 stage deck options available
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Europe - Area Four Industries reports that owing to popular demand by customers, the new Xstage S10 stage deck tops are now available in two surface finishes – Hexagrip or black paint. Both surface options are available on all shapes and sizes of the S10 deck.
The indoor/outdoor, non-slip Hexagrip surface was launched together with the new S10 last year and is mounted on its 12mm birch plywood top. Increased traction is provided during demanding performances and even when wet.
The black painted surface is another popular option that comes on the S10’s 12mm poplar plywood top. This finish is also water resistant for safe use both indoors and outdoors. An advantage with this finish is that it can be repainted at the end of each season, or from time to time during the year, to cover up scratches and abrasions.
(Jim Evans)

 
 

IPS to stock SGM G-7 BeaStIPS to stock SGM G-7 BeaSt
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

UK - Milton Keynes-based hire company IPS has announced that hire stock of the new SGM G-7 BeaSt fixture will be available in early November. This new addition to the SGM G-7 range will combine a collimated beam effect with a high output strobe. Powered by LED Engines and packed in a compact IP65 rated moving head design, these fixtures will fit lots of design requirements.
Following a recent series of significant investments in IP rated fixtures, IPS MD James Mason was particularly impressed after seeing the fixtures, saying, “These units are seriously bright, and can create massive looks from a comparatively small unit – it is almost hard to believe it is LED.”
The fixtures represent a further commitment to the SGM brand, with whom IPS has a well-established relationship. The fixtures will join existing SGM products stocked by IPS including the G-Spot Turbo and workhorse P-5 and Q-7 fixtures which are in consistent demand.
IPS will be taking an initial order of 60 SGM G-7 BeaSt fixtures, which will be some of the first units available to hire in the UK. Hire pricing will be announced in November, and enquiries are already being taken for the fixtures following some preview demonstrations of the fixtures at Prolight & Sound and PLASA London. The official launch of the fixture will be in Las Vegas at the LDI tradeshow in late November.
(Jim Evans)

 
High End Systems launches SolaPixHigh End Systems launches SolaPix
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

USA - High End Systems has announced the launch of the SolaPix 7 and SolaPix 19 wash luminaires. The SolaPix family takes the traditional concept of a pixel wash and pushes it to its maximum potential. With a wide variety of looks to help set the mood and steal the show, SolaPix features an additive LED, RGBW colour mixing system for extremely powerful saturated colours and tuneable white control, a versatile 4.5° - 60° zoom range, FleX Effects Engine and Pixel mapping on all models.
HES national sales manager Sean Hoey comments, “We are excited to bring this new fixture range to market. SolaPix is truly an innovative wash fixture. It provides incredible wash capability with great output, and the face of the fixture brings a new, different look.”
Automated lighting product manager Matt Stoner adds, “Ever since High End Systems created the pixel wash with our ShowPix fixture, it has been an integral part of lighting rigs of all types. The SolaPix family builds on this technology by introducing new optics and next-generation brightness in a fixture that is far more versatile than ever before. The lenses and efficiency have been maximized, plus the size and footprint have been minimized. SolaPix also features HaloGraphic Pixel definition, the newest patent-pending innovation from High End Systems.
“The fixture’s FleX Effects Generator is a macro system that allows users to choose from a library of different patterns; once selected, up to three colours can be selected for use in the pattern. These patterns will display over the background of

 
 
Turbosound introduces Manchester line arrayTurbosound introduces Manchester line array
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

UK - Turbosound has introduced the Manchester Series line array system which aims to ‘bring the brand back to premier live sound reinforcement’.
The Manchester Series is ‘the culmination of listening intently to customer’s requirements, obsessing over their needs and chasing down the relentless quest for sonic accuracy, clarity and detail in providing the best sound reinforcement available’.
Manchester has been tested to withstand the extremes of any given application and can be deployed in virtually any environment. Turbosound is confident that no matter the environment or situation Manchester series will perform.
Chris Hinds, Turbosound brand leader at Music Tribe, comments, "This is Turbosound pushing back with an exceptionally strong product to cater to all aspects of professional audio installation and touring applications’
“I’m inherently proud to present The Manchester Series to the industry. It is testament to the vision, the ethos and the hard work of our design and development teams, whose role in interpreting what exactly it is that the customer needs, has been nothing short of exemplary. We want the series to become a mainstay on technical riders and installation projects throughout the world, for years to come.
“We knew that sound became critically advanced. So we knew we had to become better. What has been asked of this system is what has been manufactured.
To coincide with new product launches from sister companies Midas with the flagship Heritage D-96 console and Lab Gruppen with the new software i

 
Avolites releases Synergy software
Thursday, 17 October 2019

UK - Having already won industry awards and being used on some extremely high-profile projects in its beta stage, Avolites reports that its new software control system, Synergy, is being released worldwide.
Effectively a free V12 software upgrade to both its lighting console and media server ranges, Synergy unites them, allowing lighting designers full visibility and fine control over both the lighting and video components of a truly multi-media performance.
Synergy allows users to quickly and simply pull control of pre-created screen surfaces and layers into a Titan-based lighting console at the touch of a button, or, vice versa, create surfaces in an Ai media server from within the console interface. All operations occur seamlessly using Avolites’ proprietary Titan Net protocol and take place on whatever hardware the user is running, from Titan USB interfaces all the way up to the Sapphire Touch console, and from Ai software licences all the way up to the super-powerful Q4 media server.
The software’s new Lightmap feature allows users to stream Ai video colour data through any colour-mixing fixture group, to instantly integrate them into a larger video canvas. As a result, everything from high-res LED screens to LED fixture groups can be controlled from a single intuitive User Interface without the requirement to create and arrange fixtures in the media server or create ArtNet merges. Users can simply select the group and choose Ai in the pixel mapper.
Synergy also allows for live video previews of up to six simultaneous streams from th

 
 
Painting with Light introduces RealitesPainting with Light introduces Realites
Thursday, 17 October 2019

Europe - Painting with Light has developed Realites, a real-time virtual lighting design tool for balancing and fine-tuning the lighting of people and 3D objects in relation to digital scenery that is appearing on LED video screens in the background or foreground of the same scene.
It enables the lighting designer / programmer to light both the video content – which will already have a pre-determined ambience – and the actors or set around it, using the show lighting console, and without the video content needing to be re-rendered.
This is a flexible solution for video-orientated shows, creating highly realistic effects as the blend between 2D and 3D elements onstage becomes imperceptible.
Additionally, lighting on both the actors and digital backgrounds can be perfectly matched or contrasted to achieve the exact desired effect, bringing a perfect visual harmony to each scene.
The big advantages are the real-time workflow and rendering; an extremely fast production process offering ultimate flexibility for video and scenic content right up until the show / event goes ‘live’ and the expansion of creative possibilities in a show environment.
PWL initially developed the technique for Studio 100’s 40-45 spectacle which launched in 2018. The production is still thrilling audiences at the Pop-Up theatre in Puurs, Belgium.
The ‘virtual lights’ are additional lights to those on the actual physical lighting rig in the theatre or performance space. They are built into a 3D model which is loaded in the video server being

 
Unusual, Doughty and SIXTY82 together at PLSMEUnusual, Doughty and SIXTY82 together at PLSME
Tuesday, 15 October 2019


UAE - Unusual Rigging & Engineering, Doughty Engineering and SIXTY82 will exhibit jointly at this year's PLSME. Visitors will be able to see a range of equipment from Doughty and SIXTY82, as well as kit from Liftket, for whom Unusual Rigging is a distributor, and a selection of PPE gear.
Speaking ahead of the show, Denis Bramhall, managing partner at Unusual Rigging and Engineering said: "We've been exhibiting with Doughty at PLSME for a few years now but this is the first year that we welcome SIXTY82 onto the stand. We look forward to it being a very successful show for us and hope it marks the start of an interesting and exciting working relationship with SIXTY82."
Denis continued: "From experience, PLSME is a well organised show and attracts the right people. We look forward to meeting up with new and familiar faces, making the most of the networking opportunities that the show provides and of course demonstrating a selection of products on the stand."
Doughty's Fifty Clamp and Scaff Boom Arm will make their Middle East debut on the stand this year. Julian Chiverton, sales director for Doughty said: "This is the first time we'll be showing the Fifty Clamp and Scaff Boom Arm in the region so we are looking forward to hearing what visitors to the show have to say about these new items. They've been big hits in the UK and Europe but PLSME puts us in front of a very different audience and it's great to really understand what's important to our customers in this part of the world."
SIXTY82 will show a range of trussing and staging sol

 
 
OCA Alliance hosts educational sessions at AES
Tuesday, 15 October 2019


USA - At this year’s 147th AES Pro Audio Convention in New York the OCA Alliance is exhibiting within the AVoIP Pavilion, promoting the advances in control and monitoring of AVoIP networks embodied within the AES70 standard. The convention will be the focus for a number of presentations and announcements from the OCA Alliance, including numerous educational sessions, presentations and demos, and the reveal of a new AES70 Products page on the OCA Alliance website.
The OCA Alliance will be on hand throughout the show as an exhibitor in the pavilion, with experts from the alliance and its member companies available to discuss the AES70 standard, available developer resources, and the evolution and progression of the standard throughout the AV industry.
In addition to demonstrations on its booth, the OCA Alliance will be participating in the programme of presentations in the AVoIP Pavilion Theatre, providing ‘public’ overviews of the AES70 standard to visitors and exhibitors attending the AVoIP Pavilion sessions.
In conjunction with its presence at the convention, the OCA Alliance has also launched a new AES70 Product Page on its website. Highlighting available and shipping product from seven companies covering 11 brands, this product gallery demonstrates the growing ecosystem and adoption of the AES70 standard across different application verticals.
“It’s great to see the portfolio of AES70 devices reaching the market,” says OCA Alliance marketing chairman Ethan Wetzell. “The adoption of a control standard can take time an

 
Obsidian NX 4 now shippingObsidian NX 4 now shipping
Friday, 11 October 2019

USA - Obsidian Control Systems has reported its NX 4lighting controller is now shipping. Equipped with professional features and prepared to host Obsidian’s Dylos pixel composition engine, the NX 4 is the latest member of the Onyx lighting control platform and 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, it offers 44 total playbacks in a compact yet extremely powerful package.
Using the latest in industrial components, 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 an intuitive control surface. Two independent playback sections offer instant access. The main playback with 10 motorised faders plus 10 play-pairs allow for quick page changes while the sub playback with 12 faders and 12 button playbacks means important cues are always at your fingertips.
The console houses a powerful new Intel Hexa-Core processor, high-speed NVMe SSD drive and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Fast boot times, instant operation and the ability to process 64 Universes right inside the console without the need for costly external processing networks results in unprecedented power in this form factor.
The NX 4 is also ergonomic with motorised playback faders, short depth, easy screen access, full Onyx command and keypad section,

 
 
Cast Software releases 64-bit wysiwyg R43Cast Software releases 64-bit wysiwyg R43
Thursday, 10 October 2019

Canada - Cast Software has released wysiwyg as a 64-bit application.
Available for download from the Cast members area, the application offers noticeable stability and performance increase across all modes and can now utilise more than 4GB of memory to open files.
Cast VP of product, Dino Mazza comments: “This is a special release for Cast. I am proud of the entire wysiwyg development team for getting us here, identifying the challenges along the way and finding the easy, and sometimes difficult solutions, and continuing to plug away at this project until its completion.
“R43 delivers our wysiwyg in a 64-bit architecture, and along with the increased responsiveness and improved user experience, which we know the users will love. But, also included are some new features too. I know there are some happy faces around Cast, and I’m suspecting the same is true amongst the wysiwyg R43 users out there as well.”
(Jim Evans)

 
JBL debuts Compact portable PA systemJBL debuts Compact portable PA system
Thursday, 10 October 2019

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has announced the new JBL Eon One Compact portable PA system.
The latest addition to the JBL Eon One range of portable PA systems, the Compact is an ultra-portable, all-in-one PA system with Bluetooth that “delivers high-quality sound anywhere, for hours on end”. The swappable, rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours.
Weighing less than 18lb with a built-in carrying handle, the Eon One Compact is easy to take anywhere. A variety of inputs for microphones, instruments and more, plus a four-channel mixer with onboard Lexicon effects and dbx EQ provides ultimate flexibility. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to stream music and link multiple speakers, and a handy mobile app for Android and iOS provides intuitive control.
“The Eon One Compact’s impressive volume, bass output, portability, connectivity and control features make it uniquely suited to a variety of applications, in addition to being the ideal portable PA for musicians,” says Brandon, Knudsen, loudspeaker product manager, Harman Professional Solutions. “Bluetooth connectivity and high-speed USB charging make it ideal for parties and the ducking feature makes it great for voice-plus-music applications like DJing or fitness classes and an excellent
The 8" woofer and 1-inch tweeter produce up to 112dB of output from 37.5Hz to 20kHz, providing loud, uncompromising sound with extended low-end. A built-in four-channel mixer makes it easy to dial in a balanced sound, and optional automatic ducking ensures that speech is always heard clearl

 
 
Penn launches slimline PDU rangePenn launches slimline PDU range
Tuesday, 8 October 2019

UK - Penn Elcom has released the PDU16-10DJ PDU (power distribution unit) range of 1U rack mounting units which combine all the power and practicality of 10 switchable output sockets - available with different socket outlets - and a range of power ratings between 10A and 16A.
The full catalogue of Penn PDU devices now includes these four new slimline variants plus four other 2U devices, all of which are designed to flexibly assist full connectivity in a wide array of scenarios.
The PDU16-10DJ range is suitable for numerous installation and integration applications - from live music venues, theatres and studios to clubs, restaurants and bars, plus custom install applications like home automation, says the company.
Each of the 10 switchable channels is protected by a thermal current overload trip switch, and each numbered channel has a dedicated rocker switch with a neon indicator light for quick and easy identification, so users can spot immediately whether if a load is present - or not - in both bright and dark light conditions.
Power comes in via a panel mounted C20 socket and is distributed to ten C13 / IEC outlets. A thermal overload trip switch cuts the power supply to all sockets if activated, providing the requisite safety standards for general industrial use.
(Jim Evans)

 
Allen & Heath unveils Avantis consoleAllen & Heath unveils Avantis console
Tuesday, 8 October 2019

UK - Allen & Heath has revealed its new 96kHz digital mixer, Avantis, the third to be based on the company's XCVI FPGA engine. Avantis puts Allen & Heath's technology in a 64 channel / 42 configurable bus console, with twin full HD touchscreens, extensive I/O options and processing from the company's flagship dLive mixing system.
"Joining dLive and SQ, Avantis completes our trilogy of next-gen 96kHz consoles," says Rob Clark, Allen & Heath's managing director. "Avantis takes many of the features that have made SQ and dLive so popular, putting them in a standalone 64-channel mixer that offers a new UI experience, connectivity with our Everything I/O ecosystem, and the dPack option which gives you access to our advanced dLive processing options if and when you need them.
"On top of that, we've taken a new approach with the industrial design, coming up with a full metal chassis that’s super-strong, lightweight and looks fantastic."
Encased in its alloy shell and tubular frame, the Avantis control surface is centred on the two full HD touchscreens and their corresponding rotary controls.
"Having two touchscreens isn't a new concept, but we realised we could use it to unlock exciting new possibilities, which led us to develop Continuity UI," says Andy Bell, Allen & Heath's R&D director.
"Within seconds of getting hands-on with Avantis, engineers are going to appreciate the seamless flow between the physical controls and the on-screen software. You can work gains and pans on the rotaries, then at the touch of a soft key

 
 
Elation extends Paladin lineElation extends Paladin line
Monday, 7 October 2019

USA - Elation Professional is offering three new luminaires in its Paladin series of versatile wash/blinder/strobe lights. The Paladin Cube, Paladin Brick and Paladin Panel - all with IP65 protection - are compact and powerful outdoor flood lights useful for a wide variety of applications from stage/set washes to dynamic uplighting and eye candy effects.
Using 15W RGBW cells - 9, 24, and 50 respectively - they add vibrant colour to outdoor events while individual cell control and strobe make them flexible effect lights or audience blinders. RGBW colour mixing gives a full spectrum of colour options, including high-impact white light, for beautiful floods or accents. For added dynamism, multiple pixel zone control can be incorporated for spectacular pixel mapped and eye candy looks.
The Paladin Cube houses nine 15W RGBW cells with 3 x 1 cell control. Output for such a compact unit is surprising at 3,200 lumens and operation is completely noiseless. it can work discreetly in any set or stage.
The Paladin Brick houses 24 x 15W RGBW cells with 3 x 2 cell control. With an output of 9,600 lumens, it is powerful enough to wash larger areas while its broader face makes for a truly flexible strobe/blinder or dynamic eye candy effect.
The Paladin Panel houses 50 x 15W RGBW cells with 5 x 2 cell control. Its 21,300lm output means it can function as a high-output wash light to cover large areas from a distance or as a brilliantly bright blinder, powerful strobe or large-face eye candy effect.
Simple to operate standing on a floor or easy to hang

 
Modulo Pi launches optical tracking moduleModulo Pi launches optical tracking module
Thursday, 3 October 2019

France - Modulo Pi has released KineMotion, an optical tracking module designed for creative and interactive visual experiences. Available now as an option for the Modulo Kinetic series of media servers, KineMotion has been fully developed by Modulo Pi to provide “unparalleled performance and reliability”.
KineMotion consists in an add-on software designed by Modulo Pi, beacons, as well as a calibration kit made of a wand and a square. Based on KineMotion and OptiTrack tracking cameras, Modulo Kinetic masters the whole calibration process.
Combined with the extensive capabilities of Modulo Kinetic - 3D particles engine, nodal editor, timeline sequencer, KineMotion “unlocks new opportunities for creative and interactive visual experiences such as projection on moving objects, particles drawing and tracking, automatic follow spot, light painting, and more”. Possibilities for tracking and interactivity are increased thanks to Modulo Kinetic’s extensive protocols support for Art-Net, OSC and PosiStage.
KineMotion comes with a user-friendly integrated interface to quickly set up the tracking system. It offers ultra-low latency, as well as high accuracy and precision for realtime video mapping on moving objects. Thanks to embedded fully automatic video-projectors 3D calibration and real-time 3D soft edge, Modulo Kinetic allows seamless projection on an object moving in front of multiple overlapping video-projectors.
Yannick Kohn, founder and CEO of Modulo Pi, explains: “Modulo Kinetic has been thought and designed to be the cornerston

 
 
Altman Lighting debuts Siren followspotsAltman Lighting debuts Siren followspots
Thursday, 3 October 2019

USA - Altman Lighting has announced the Siren Sferies AFS-500 and AFS-700 followspots. Designed to be a powerful yet economical solution for any theatrical design, the followspots provide the full functionality of a traditional followspot but are packed with powerful new feature sets and operator enhancements.
“Understanding the need for high-performance LED luminaires in today’s theatrical environments, we are very excited about the introduction of our new AFS-500 and AFS-700 LED followspots,” explains Nicolas Champion, Altman Lighting vice president of sales and marketing. “Along with the recently released AP-150 LED Par luminaire, our SIREN Series of cost-effective theatrical solutions were engineered to meet and exceed the expectations of lighting professionals worldwide.”
The most compact of the Siren Series LED followspots, the AFS-500 is a lightweight, 490-watt, colour-changing followspot with a rich feature set. Using the on-board controller, the luminaire’s dimming, colour wheel, iris and CTO features can all be controlled manually or via DMX. Combined with an available colour boomerang and a manual zoom range from 7-13 degrees, the AFS-500 produces over 10,000 lumens of output for industry-leading power and flexibility in an affordable lighting solution.
Delivering almost 14,000 lumens with range up to 200ft, the AFS-700 offers a precision zoom system that delivers a 7-13 degree motorized or manual beam spread, the luminaire’s 18-facet iris, dimming, CTO, and colour wheel can all be controlled via DMX, or on an adjustable c

 
ADJ’s new motorized linear LED fixtureADJ’s new motorized linear LED fixture
Wednesday, 2 October 2019

USA - ADJ has announced the immediate availability of its Allegro Z6 motorized linear fixture with zoom. It features six individually controllable 30W quad colour 4-in-1 LEDs; each LED offers a lifespan of approximately 30,000 hours, effectively preventing the need for lamp replacement even if the fixture is used extensively for many years, says the company.
The unit also features a motorized zoom function, allowing the angle of the six independent light beams to vary between 4°-32°. In addition, the bar on which the LED apertures are mounted is fitted with motorized tilt movement, while the precision motors allow for 16-bit smooth sweeping motion.
Rounding out the Allegro Z6’s feature set, the unit also offers variable speed strobe and pulse effects, flicker free LEDs suitable for filming (1200Hz PWM frequency) and 16-bit dimming. In addition, the unit features six preset dimming curves as well as variable speed dimming control, allowing it to be easily programmed and used for a wide variety of applications.
An OLED display on the front of the unit displays the current DMX address and channel mode at a glance. This menu system is battery-powered, which means that during event prep a unit can be set up and addressed without the need to connect a power supply. The fixture also features a USB port, allowing for easy future firmware updates.
Measuring 19.6” x 4.5” x 11” / 500mm x 113mm x 278mm and weighing just 21lb (9.5kg), the unit is both compact and easy to rig. It has a manual Tilt Lock feature for stable transportation a

 
 
Audio Precision launches APx500 FlexAudio Precision launches APx500 Flex
Wednesday, 2 October 2019

USA - Audio Precision announced today the APx500 Flex audio analyzer, enabling the use of APx audio measurement software with ASIO-capable third-party audio interfaces or sound cards. With the introduction of APx500 Flex, manufacturers can cost-effectively deploy the measurement capabilities, flexibility and quality of APx software to their production lines.
The APx500 Flex audio analyzer is Audio Precision’s APx500 measurement software operating independently of an AP hardware analyzer, with licensing controlled by an APx500 Flex Key. In lieu of a purpose-built analyzer, Flex can be paired with ASIO-capable third-party audio interfaces to create a cost-effective solution for a variety of acoustic and electrical test applications. Measurement scenarios where hardware performance requirements are secondary to test system price - such as production line test of speakers, headphones and microphones - are ideal candidates for Flex. APx500 Flex allows users to leverage test development done in the R&D cycle through the ability to import project and template files developed for AP hardware analyzers, thereby reducing test development time and maintaining consistency in test methodology across the organization. APx500 Flex also makes for a powerful, portable audio measurement system for application engineers and QA technicians on the go.
APx500 Flex is being introduced in conjunction with the release of APx500 software v5.0.2, which provides improved ASIO support, including the calibration of inputs and outputs in V, Pa, and FS, automatic or man

 
DPA 2028 vocal mic makes US debutDPA 2028 vocal mic makes US debut
Wednesday, 2 October 2019

USA - DPA Microphones will debut its new 2028 Vocal Microphone to the US pro audio market at AES 2019 (stand 633). The company will also highlight its new 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Mic at the show.
“DPA continually strives to provide the most advanced technology and best sound possible to meet the growing needs of current and potential customers,” says Christopher Spahr, director of sales and marketing, DPA US. “Our new 2028 Vocal Mic and 4097 Choir Mic solutions are the latest representation of our mission. From churches to concerts, DPA is proud to offer ground-breaking solutions that continue to push the limits of modern technology.”
The 2028 Vocal Mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications. On a live stage, the 2028 delivers the same sonic qualities as DPA’s other microphone solutions and needs no (or very little) EQ. This allows the artist to hone-in on their vocals as if not using a microphone, which puts less strain on the voice, says the company.
Offered in three variants - a wired XLR handle and two wireless configurations - the 2028 features a new fixed-position capsule, as well as a specially designed shock-mount and pop filter. With the expected wear-and-tear that comes with live performances, both the outer grille and the inner pop filter of the 2028 can be detached and rinsed. Additionally, the 2028 exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern, with the famous DPA uniform off-axis response. This gives the microphone a very high-gain-before-feedback and makes it easier to hand

 
 
High End Systems releases Hog OS v3.13High End Systems releases Hog OS v3.13
Tuesday, 1 October 2019

USA - High End Systems has announced the latest upgrade to the Hog 4 lighting console range, OS v3.13.
Hog 4 OS v3.13 contains improvements to the infrastructure of Hog 4, including a more robust handling of the command line and other internal processes. It also includes new additions to the Plots feature, including new plot objects like groups, palettes and lists, including text in the plot, more options for handling images and shapes, align to grid, and more.
Sarah Clausen, console product manager, comments: “This release brings users some great new tools they can use in their plots, making them even more useful. In addition, we have brought back the ability to use multiple MIDI inputs on a system. Happy Hogging!”
(LSi Online)

 
GoboPlus.com puts clients first at PLASA 2019GoboPlus.com puts clients first at PLASA 2019
Tuesday, 1 October 2019

UK - GoboPlus.com and its sister companies FollowSpotPlus.com, CutColourPlus and Inluster enjoyed a very successful PLASA 2019, showing off the latest products in its range.
The company presented the Rosco Image Spot Mini. A scaled-down, weatherproof version of the Rosco Image Spot, Image Spot Mini is a compact 13W LED gobo projector with a 1,050lm output, three colour temperatures (3000K, 5500K and UV) and a weight of 1kg (2.2lb). Image Spot Mini offers a choice of three interchangeable lenses (11°, 17° and 25°) and promises crisp, clean image projection across its flat field for a distance of up to 8m. Available in black, silver and white, Rosco Image Spot Mini comes with an onboard manual dimmer and a range of optional accessories including an iris and framing shutter. Rosco Image Spot Mini is ideal for projecting with GoboPlus.com’s extremely high resolution glass gobos.
A 0-10V and a DMX-controlled version of the projector will be available soon, says the company.
Meanwhile, FollowSpotPlus.com showcased a range of profiles, Fresnels and followspots from Italian lighting manufacturer LDR. This included the newly released architectural Fresnel lantern, Tondo F, a 80W LED 10°-55° Fresnel with non-dimmable LED source that produces a warm white (3200K) beam which can be focused with a slide control. Optional barndoor accessories can be added, and colour filter fitted beneath the removable front ring or with the addition of an optional colour frame.
GoboPlus.com also reported its most successful promotional items to date - e

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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