UK - A new, Generation 3 shackle from Broadweigh is set to be released this week. It will incorporate a Smart Sleep mode, which protects battery life and bandwidth by only kicking into fast transmission when it detects an anomaly.
Tom Lilly, applications engineer at Broadweigh says: "With the new Smart Sleep, you can optimise your battery life and still monitor the load. If the load is stable, there is often no reason to monitor at a fast rate. You only really need to know when something changes. Smart Sleep monitors at a slow rate and compares the current reading with the last. If the difference is greater than the level set, then it will switch into fast mode until the load stabilises again.
“However, if you want to monitor at the fast rate you can still wake the modules using LOG100 or a handheld. This allows you to monitor at the fast rate when you know that something is going to chance, such as when a lift is happening."
The third-generation shackle is also paired with a Broadweigh designed bow which has undergone rigorous testing over the summer. The bow comes in black as standard and has been treated in a process called Tufftride which is a surface heat treatment involving a salt bath nitrocarburising treatment carried out at around 580°C for short periods of time. This produces a hard-wearing surface which increases corrosion resistance, increases wear resistance and improves fatigue strength.
The shackle also features a ‘one- swipe’ power cycle which completely removes the need to open the battery enclosure when hard pairing.
USA - MXL Microphones has introduced an addition to its microphone line-up, the Revelation Mini FET. Inspired by the Revalation and new Revelation II tube microphones, MXL set out to create a microphone that has the same intimacy and warmth of a tube mic, but built around a FET circuit with a smaller footprint.
“While everyone loves a beautiful, elegant-sounding tube mic, sometimes artists require a smaller, more durable solution,” says Trevor Fedele, director of sales at MXL Microphones. “With these needs in mind, the MXL team put a great deal of energy into the design of the Revelation Mini FET in order to preserve the classic Revelation sound while increasing the mic’s flexibility for a range of applications, both in-studio and out on the road.”
MXL’s Revelation Mini FET utilises a premium 32mm centre terminating, gold-sputtered capsule combined with a low noise circuit to provide pristine sound in a range of applications. The Mini focuses on the midrange and lower frequencies, which sets the mic apart from basic entry-level condenser mics, says the company. This innovative design results in recordings with less hum and more music. Additionally, the inclusion of a three-stage pad (0, -10dB, -20dB) provides the flexibility needed for recording high SPL sources, such as horns and kickdrums.
UK - Cranborne Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology have announced the Camden EC1, which combines Camden preamp technology with a reference-grade headphone amplifier.
“We designed Camden EC1 to make it easy for musicians, vocalists, podcasters and video producers to achieve elite-quality recordings and reference headphone critical listening,” says Sean Karpowicz, managing director and founder.
Its 12-way rotary gain switch enables easy recallability of preamp gain whilst it’s dedicated mic, line, and hi-z input modes allows Camden EC1 to not only become your go-to mic preamp, but also a line-level saturator and instrument DI thanks to dedicated ¼” jack Link outputs for each channel, says the company.
“Camden's unprecedented performance allows you to vastly improve the quality of your tracks,” says Elliott Thomas, product manager. “Using its ‘Mojo’ control, Camden EC1 goes from extraordinarily clean and natural sounding, to thick, vintage-style analogue saturation that can add that ‘magic colour’ to your tracks.”
Camden EC1 utilises Cranborne Audio’s C.A.S.T. system for distributing audio around the studio or stage using affordable Cat 5e, Cat 6, or Cat 7 cabling “whilst achieving the highest sonic results”.
“Engineered and designed under the Cranborne team’s watchful eyes,” continued Karpowicz, “Camden EC1 features elite audio specifications and application-based features that defy its price tag and is accessible for professional, project, and home studio engineers.”
Canada - Bluesound Professional has announced the immediate availability of the BSP1000 and BSP500 network active loudspeakers. Both models incorporate integrated streaming capability designed for use in either indoor or outdoor commercial installations. The BSP1000 and BSP500 speakers are offered in choice of white or black matte finish and come supplied with an integral wall mounting bracket for easy installation.
The units are powered by Power over Ethernet, allowing a one-wire connection to the speaker for both power and audio. The player in the BSP speaker is based on the established BluOS platform and is capable of playing and distributing content from local network storage as well as from a large number of streaming services, including some specifically designed for commercial use, such as SoundMachine, Custom Channels, QSIC and internet radio stations.
As well as stand-alone use, it is possible to use a pair of BSP speakers in stereo configuration and multiple speakers in a room in either mono or stereo configurations. Use of either BSP model in a larger BluOS system is also possible, allowing for grouping into user-definable groups of whatever size is required with other BSP speakers and/or any other connected Bluesound Professional players, amplified players or network speakers on the network in an installation.
“At Bluesound Professional, our focus is to combine exceptional sound quality with unique flexibility and convenience for both the installer and their customers,” says Graeme Harrison, vice president and general manager for Bl
UK - Avolites has released Prism Player, a new software application for media previewing and encoding. This is the first release under the Prism product range and can work as an auxiliary tool to the Avolites Ai video software platform.
Earlier this year, Avolites launched the Q Series Media Servers, a range of four media servers designed to power every performance. The company is now looking to expand its user base and introduce the discipline to new users with Prism.
The Prism platform is designed with an intuitive and clear user interface to give newer video designers and operators a stepping stone into the discipline. “With Prism, we wanted to create a set of complementary tools that would help designers start to integrate video into their projects as well as improve the user experience for our current Ai users,” says Paul Wong, managing director at Avolites. “Now that we have synergy, we really want to get as many users as we can to start looking at video and seeing how they can incorporate it into their designs.”
Prism Player is a powerful tool for previewing and encoding media clips without connecting to a server or Ai application. Video clips in most common video formats can be easily encoded into the AiM codec, ready to be loaded into the server. AiM is Avolites’ video codec that is designed for high performance projects and shows. Prism also supports the HAP codec, so clips from other servers can be previewed and transcoded to be used in Ai. Clips can be encoded in batches to save time.
Content rendered in AiM can also be
USA - Fulcrum Acoustic has announced that manufacturer pre-sets for the complete portfolio of Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers are now available for use with Dynacord electronics via Sonicue sound system software, adding flexibility for consultants and integrators designing multi-brand systems to align with specific application or budget requirements.
A Fulcrum loudspeaker installation can now run on a single Dynacord amplifier and DSP/matrix platform with the assurance of optimal performance - all with complete and unified system control via Sonicue.
"We are excited to add Dynacord to the ever-growing list of third-party DSP amplifiers we support," says Rich Frembes, product manager, Fulcrum Acoustic. "Dynacord's engineers are passionate about their products and were very helpful during the extensive preset development effort. As a bonus, a Fulcrum pre-set database will be hosted by Dynacord and is immediately available to our mutual customers when Sonicue software is installed. This makes deploying a Dynacord/Fulcrum system incredibly easy."
The collaboration brings Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers models into the powerful Sonicue ecosystem, for seamless integration with Dynacord's system-wide range of hardware solutions - including IPX, L and C series power amplifiers, and the new MXE5 matrix mix engine.
The Fulcrum Acoustic settings database is now available via Dynacord Sonicue sound system software, downloadable at https://sonicue.com/permalink/sonicue-speakerdb-update/
UK - Zero 88 has announced the next major release of its ZerOS software platform – ZerOS 7.9.8 – which powers the FLX and FLX S lighting control consoles, along with the recently announced ZerOS Server.
The headline new feature is ZerOS Library – an all-new library which doubles the amount of fixture personalities available to Zero 88 users, and includes extensive gobo libraries, additional fixture macros and much more detail about each fixture’s parameters.
“‘ZerOS Library’ is a brain-transfer for ZerOS - not only providing great new features today, but setting up for the next decade of releases planned for Zero 88 customers, users and fans,” says Zero 88 product marketing manager Jon Hole.
To achieve this, the ZerOS Library collates data from many different sources which are then referenced throughout ZerOS. Some of these sources include Carallon's Fixture Database, ESTA's Manufacturer ID Database, LEE Filter's Mood Boards and Zero 88's latest Effects and Waveforms.
The new software update also introduces a series of comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for all the front panel controls and many other software controls.
“Our users are often utilising tools like ZerOS Server and ZerOS Monitor to control their lighting rigs remotely from their console, which ZerOS 7.9.8 makes even easier and quicker to access,” explains Edward Smith, Zero 88 product specialist. “We initially added these neat shortcuts to our offline editor ‘Phantom ZerOS’ to assist in remotely training users during lockdown, but the update was so we
USA - Rupert Neve Designs has entered the field of analogue-to-digital conversion with the MBC Dual Path A-D Converter and Limiter. According to the company, the MBC represents “the ultimate tool for creating digital signals with the tone, transparency and power expected from Rupert Neve Designs”, and includes a fully-featured analogue limiter, 24-bit/192kHz conversion fed by selectable analogue drive paths for tonal versatility, high-resolution metering, word clock I/O, analogue XLR inputs and simultaneous AES, S/PDIF, and TOSLINK outputs.
The newly developed analogue drive circuitry allows the MBC’s converter to be fed by either a class-A transformerless path for maximum transparency, or by purpose-built interstage audio transformers with the company’s own variable Silk Red and Blue circuitry to control harmonic content and drive saturation for a wide variety of tonal enhancements.
“The MBC was designed for reference performance regardless of genre or desired sonic character, and the key to this lies in the quality and adaptability of the analogue drive circuitry,” says the company.
The MBC’s Compound Active Release analogue limiter section has a class-A line amp stage with up to 20dB of gain, adjustable threshold and release controls, and an insertable high-pass side-chain filter fully sweepable from 20Hz to 250Hz. “The resulting limiter achieves both transparency and the capability of pushing the level of tracks or mixes without damage to the integrity of the source.” The limiter may be used in dual mono or stereo linked operat
UK - British manufacturer Le Mark has focused its resources on developing products that can help studios and cultural institutions adhere to social distancing guidelines through the use of clear protective screens.
The company released in the summer a vinyl screen that is suitable for enclosed spaces and provides protection against sneeze and cough droplets. Known now as the GIG-Screen, it has found use in rehearsal spaces and with the reopening of universities, demand for the product has only increased.
Stuart Gibbons, MD of Le Mark, explains: “Like many others, we had to turn our hands to the development of many new and unexpected products, to both sustain and keep employed as many of our ‘stitchers and sewing’ team as we could. We started to produce a simple self-assembly use and demount clear screen, now known as the GIG-Screen. From a small amount leaving Le Mark in the summer, we are now producing 60-70 a week, many destined for schools and drama studios and recently, the excellent Central School of Speech and Drama.”
Designed for smaller venues where space is limited, the GIG-Screen has an easy-to-clean transparent PVC screen, which is attached to durable metal frame that is placed on lockable castor wheels for ease of transport. The product can be assembled in two minutes according to the company and measures 122.5cm x 188.5cm (4ft x 6’2).
Gibbons concludes: “We will continue to do our bit for our wonderful industry - the GIG-Screen is heavily price-supported to make it as affordable as possible. For larger clients that wan
Denmark - DPA Microphones’ 6000 Series of subminiature lavaliers now provide more versatility with the addition of two new accessories - an eight-way double clip and a paintable cap.
Designed to provide an extra level of stability and flexibility, the eight-way clip offers a 360-degree clipping solution with eight positions in 45-degree increments. This not only makes it possible to quickly and securely clip the mic on both left- and right-button shirts, but also the neckline of T-shirts and blouses, says the company. With the double-mic element, users also have the ability to add two mics, for redundancy - giving an extra level of security during filming and live broadcasts.
Used in place of the standard 6000 Series grid, the paintable cap can easily be painted or covered in makeup, allowing for ‘unlimited visual creativity for both film and theatre productions’. Safe to use with most paints and makeups typically used in film and theatre, the cap is available in white. The versatility of the paintable cap means that it can also be used as is, as a white mic in the buttonhole of a white shirt or mounted in the white eight-way clip for subminiature mics.
The Netherlands - With the CRMS-SRHV/9040, Alcons Audio has extended its solutions portfolio in the studio, screening-room and residential markets. The CRMS-SRHV is designed as very compact reference main / screen system - or larger surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications.
The system features Alcons signature-sound, based on the Alcons pro-ribbon driver.
The amplifier-efficient 2-way passive-filtering crosses a vented 8” mid-bass driver with the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver. With a lowest-usable LF response of 58Hz, the CRMS-SRHV can be used as stand-alone monitor, or can be combined with a subwoofer; the MHF section has an 800 W peak power input, enabling a 1:15 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion to beyond 20 kHz.
The patented 90-degree horizontal offers a wide horizontal and a tight vertical coverage up to the highest frequencies; Very important for the seamless imaging in base channels of immersive systems.
Due to the “compression-less” principle of the pro-ribbon transducer, the system has a linear response at any SPL; in combination with Alcons Audio’s tight manufacturing tolerance within 1dB, making each system a “matched-pair”, the CRMS-SRHV is a perfect choice for critical reference monitoring.
Philip de Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D comments, “The strongly increased demand from the studio and residential markets for Alcons pro-ribbon systems led to the development of the CRMS-SRHV/9040 speaker. Needless to say, ‘immersive’ is the leading audio theme today and with our religious
USA - Lectrosonics has announced the introduction of the DCR822 digital, dual-channel portable receiver. The new receiver is compatible with all the current Lectrosonics mono and stereo digital transmitters and is backward compatible with any of the Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters made in the past 18 years.
The DCR822 provides two independent receiver channels at the highest level of RF and audio performance available with a versatile feature set in a compact design for field and location production.
The DCR822 tunes across 144 MHz (A1B1 version) or 155 MHz (B1C1 version) and offers over 6000 frequency choices. Settings can be made from the front panel with tactile buttons and high-resolution LCD interface, making the unit ideal for use in portable bag systems and on sound carts.
An RF spectrum analyser and SmartTune are built into the receiver to alleviate interference problems in an increasingly congested RF spectrum. 2-way IR sync makes quick work of setting up matching transmitters. The new receiver includes a USB jack on the back panel for connectivity with the Lectrosonics Wireless Designer software for frequency coordination and RF system monitoring.
The mechanical design of the receiver fits into the same dimensions as the legacy UCR411A so that existing mounts can be used.
In addition to the data transfer capability via the microSD card slot, The DCR822 can record audio channels directly from the receivers onto the card in the industry standard .wav (BWF) file format at 24 bits/48 kHz for compatibility with any audio or vid
Germany - ARRI has announced that its new, versatile LED fixture, Orbiter, will soon be available to customers worldwide. Since Orbiter’s product launch in September 2019, many initial field tests have been conducted and valuable user feedback on Orbiter and its features has been collected. Using these findings, Orbiter was greenlit into serial production. The first units are now being shipped to customers.
A completely new production concept was developed for the assembly and evaluation of the Orbiter, with an extended and comprehensive test setup. A high level of process automation that ensures stable quality standards, combined with experienced employees and the necessary flexibility, enables ARRI to continue to develop and manufacture its products in Germany.
In addition to the core element ARRI Spectra, the new and innovative light engine, a wide range of accessories is already available with the delivery of the Orbiter, making Orbiter an even more powerful and versatile tool. The ability to easily attach and change a variety of optics by using the Quick Lighting Mount QLM allows Orbiter to transform into different types of lampheads.
In addition, the new Lighting Operating System LiOS will be available and already programmed into the Orbiter units. This system not only offers the user many features as well as a modern and straightforward interface today, but will also continue to be further developed in order to meet future needs and requirements.
USA - High End Systems has released the new HPU hardware for Hog 4, along with an update to Hog 4 OS with v3.14 software. HPU replaces both the DMX Processor 8000 (DP8K) unit and the Rack Hog 4 in a modern, 2U rack mounted unit. This processor unit can be run in either console mode or in processor mode with a 64 universe capacity.
The new Hog 4 OS v3.14 software includes several advancements in functionality in addition to bug fixes. A new patching structure allows users to patch to internal universes, which then get mapped to outputs on consoles, DP8Ks, Widgets and Gadget II units, sACN and/or ArtNet. Individual patch universes may be mapped to multiple outputs as needed and can be moved from one output to another without universe cloning.
Adjusted keyboard shortcuts include additional mappings to make programmable USB keyboards function more smoothly. Finally, OSC/MIDI control of faders and encoders is now available for all users who have a console or Hog 4 PC system equipped with Hog-Net – the requirement that matching hardware be connected has been lifted.
High End Systems has also rolled out two Hog hardware changes. The Road Hog 4-21 console replaces the Road Hog 4 with a new motherboard and 21.5” HD display. The Road Hog 4-21 update expands the console’s capabilities to include dual display port connections for external monitors or touchscreens. Also, the HedgeHog 4X becomes the sole member of the HedgeHog product range, with the complete networking capabilities of Hog 4, dual display port connections for external monitors or touchscree
USA - The Proteus Lucius IP65 moving head is available and shipping. The fixture is designed for use in any production environment, indoors or out, and due to its all-purpose functionality can be used anywhere in a rig.
“The Proteus Lucius is truly the perfect profile fixture,” comments Elation product manager, Matthias Hinrichs. “High output, compact and comparable in weight to older generations of fixtures, it is jam-packed with features while being fully sealed from environmental influences. Never before has an IP fixture delivered so much in this form factor; there are really no compromises. It can be used on touring productions or any type of event, and is perfectly at home on long-term installs like themed environments. It does everything well with outstanding performance while having the added benefits that come with the IP65 rating.”
A compact brother to Elation’s 50,000-lumen Proteus Maximus, the Proteus Lucius boasts up to 33,500 lumens of output from a custom-designed hotspot 580W bright-white LED engine (6,500K).
Proteus Lucius has flexible use as a profile, beam or wash light and with its 2.5 to 1 hotspot ratio has the ability to throw light at impressive distances. With a fast zoom range from 5.5° to 50° out of a compact fixture design, the Lucius ‘has the power to cut through on any stage’. Complementing the CMY colour mixing system is a five-slot colour wheel that includes an 85+ high CRI filter.
Designers have access to a comprehensive FX package that includes 13 rotating and seven fixed glass gobos across th
UK - disguise’s latest software release, 17.4 combined with its new RenderStream software, rx and vx hardware bundle creates the complete solution for hosting real-time content from render engines, Unreal Engine and Notch.
disguise has recognised the demand for immersive real-time production and their latest release, 17.4, showcases features that were identified through the Netflix's virtual production initiative NLAB, with partners Lux Machina and Fuse Technical Group. The knowledge gained from experimentation and feature testing has optimised their already market-leading workflow for virtual production on set.
RenderStream is a proprietary video-over-IP protocol that synchronises and transfers content between render engines and final composition machines. It provides low latency, uncompressed video transfer and sends control metadata to sync camera tracking between disguise and the render engine in addition to providing parameter control from disguise to the render engine. This new approach to the technology stack allows disguise to move towards a scale-out rendering approach.
With r17.4, RenderStream users can access advanced DX12 features in Unreal such as Ray Tracing to create best-in-class photorealistic content capturing accurate reflections, refractions and shadows.
In collaboration with Adrián Pueyo, virtual production supervisor Orca VFX, disguise optimised the workflow further. “The disguise approach to virtual production has been a game-changer for us, in terms of pipeline, scalability, colour management and performance. While
Italy - The latest update to Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus software will give system integrators the tools to easily manage even the most intricate of fixed install projects through its dedicated Install Skin. This new version redefines what Powersoft amplifiers are capable of, delivering a plethora of new features and streamlining existing ones, says the company.
Although Live Sound projects in ArmoníaPlus will maintain the same intuitive structure from the original version, Install System projects now reflect the needs of system integrators for sources and zones management, allowing the creation of fully customisable user interfaces and controls in the new Views Designer.
As well making FI projects easier and simpler, ArmoníaPlus 2.0 can now serve as the gateway into the Powersoft world itself. By registering a copy, users will be able to gain access to the new MyPowersoft online platform through a single sign-in procedure.
Marc Kocks, business development manager and application engineering manager, says: "We are very proud to be launching a system that allows the user to control a complete audio system from our DSP- and Dante-enabled amplifiers. We have based this new development on the feedback from many system integrators that have already successfully applied our products in various installations around the world. We believe the new features will allow them to be even more successful and competitive.”
The new ArmoníaPlus 2.0 will be available for download o
USA - The award-winning ArcLamp LED solution from ETC has received an upgrade with the addition of a new Flicker variant as well as new driver options. Designed for use in themed environments, the specialised Flicker lamp creates a 2700 K Fade to Warm effect by flickering randomly to imitate candlelight. Flicker lamps can also be used at constant brightness by changing the DMX value on its single control channel.
New ArcLamp driver form factors are now available, including wall mount and rack mount options for the 350 and 700 versions.
Along with the ArcLamp updates, ETC has added the ArcSystem Pro Four-Cell Pendant to its family of architectural LED luminaires. With this solution, the line now features both Four-Cell Round and Pendant options, depending on a facility’s mounting needs.
The popular Four-Cell Round offers a choice of hanging hardware, such as a clamp, threaded rod or aircraft cable to be secured to the fixture’s captive hanging point. The Pendant option includes a traditional stem kit with canopy, complete with internal wiring to provide a clean finish.
Both Four-Cell Pendant and Round are available in black, white, and custom colour finishes, with a clean, round form that looks classic in any venue. The Pendant offers stem lengths ranging from 6 to 96 inches, with custom lengths available.
UK - Studiomaster’s digiLiVE series of remotely controllable digital mixers has been expanded with the addition of two new micro models, The digiLiVE 4C and digiLiVE 8C combine mix hardware and superior sounding analogue I/Os with a mobile device based GUI, providing access to an expanded range of professional production parameters.
The 4C and 8C are respectively 4- and 8-channel input models; the 4C having 2 mic / line IN combo XLR / jacks and a single stereo jack / 3.5mm mini jack input, and the 8C 6 mic / line IN combo XLR / jacks and a single stereo jack / 3.5mm mini jack input. All mic inputs have switchable 48v phantom power and variable gain control. The 4C has two FX busses and one mono AUX bus, the 8C four FX busses and two mono AUX busses; both models have stereo PFL and L-R main outputs on balanced XLRs. As well as stereo headphone monitoring, the 4C has one, the 8C two, stereo monitor AUX / OUTs, in addition to an assignable footswitch input - all on ¼ inch jacks.
Digital processing is 40-bit floating-point SHARC based, and AD/DA conversion is 24-bit / 48kHz. Both models feature a USB media player / recorder, with the USB port also supporting scene storage and system updates.
The common hardware configuration of the mixers and the html5 based web-browser GUI - operable cross-platform on mobile phone, tablet or laptop - provide an analogue feel and approach in use, along with a full suite of professional sound production features. Unique to this class of mixer are the three main rotary encoders on the control surface which enable
France - L-Acoustics has extended its K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to “deliver big sound for mid-size events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000”. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its efficient design reduces amplification needs.
“K3 is ready for the events of today and tomorrow,” shares L-Acoustics executive director of application design Florent Bernard. “Our design team created a dual-12-inch-based system with the form factor and price of a 10-inch design, without the inherent performance compromises of 10-inch loudspeakers. K3 offers long-throw, full-range performance in a compact, accessible package, tailor-made for small to mid-capacity events and venues that are the mainstay of most sound providers. It is a ‘no compromises’ tool, perfectly adapted to the current event landscape and, when paired with K1 and K2, is quickly and powerfully scalable for large-capacity events.”
Providing the full-range L-Acoustics contour from an enclosure that is 33% smaller than K2 and weighing only 43 kg (95 lbs), K3 is ideal for applications that require plenty of power and bandwidth from a small form factor, including mid-size tours, festivals, corporate events, religious services and other productions. Dimensioned to keep sightlines clear, K3 integrates easily into venues with space restrictions.
The new two-way active WST enclosure boasts laminar vents for powerful and linear low frequency response, and ‘time-te
UK - Crystal clear full range flat response sound is the Holy Grail for guitarists using modelling or advanced FX processors - but traditionally the sort of amplifier and speaker quality required has come at a high price.
Now, UK PA specialist BishopSound has announced its two “British voiced” FRFR contenders. The Orion 8 300w and the 400 Watt RMS Orion 12 are fully capable of achieving FRFR quality at a very affordable price, says the company.
The trapezoidal compact Orion 8 weighs in at 9kg and includes TWS Bluetooth enabling guitarist to sing and play along to any track for rehearsal at home, in a studio, live streaming or professional performance.
The Orion 12 is much more than a conventional FRFR amp and speaker, coming with onboard Bluetooth which means users can drive it from a smartphone to provide backing tracks. The Orion also features a separate USB input and a full five band EQ so users can get exactly the sound they want. Suitable for home practice or recording but equally capable of producing 400 Watts RMS on stage or at rehearsals, sturdily constructed in moulded enclosures, the Orion 8 and the 12 come complete with a 35mm pole mount and can be used in a variety of positions, including on its side in floor monitor mode.
Offering twin channel performance, Orion users can employ the mic channel as a mono modeller input via a jack plug, the line channel then provides stereo inputs (with a mono output) using either a 2x mono jack to 2x phono adaptor or a 2x mono jack to stereo minijack adaptor. Equally, an Orion user can run v
Germany - MA Lighting has introduced new products for its grandMA3 onPC range: the grandMA3 onPC fader wing and the grandMA3 onPC xPort Nodes DIN-Rail.
The grandMA3 onPC fader wing is designed as a hardware playback expansion to the grandMA3 onPC software. In combination with this free of charge software, the grandMA3 onPC fader wing offers the full playback capabilities and adds 2,048 parameters to the grandMA3 onPC parameter count.
The range of grandMA3 onPC xPort Nodes DIN-Rail are specifically designed for the ever-increasing demands in fixed installation applications to build a reliable and stable backbone of synchronized data transportation. All Nodes are remotely configurable from any console or onPC station within the session to provide easy access to DMX output or DMX input.
The grandMA3 onPC range offers powerful and easy to use solutions that are a cost-effective entry into the professional lighting world of MA Lighting.
It consists of two components – the free, easy-to-install and use grandMA3 onPC software for MAC and Windows, plus the powerful onPC hardware solutions.
The grandMA3 onPC software delivers the same performance and uses the same software functionality as the grandMA3 full-size, light and compact models.
The scalable grandMA3 onPC solution system is suitable for budget-sensitive events and installations. Different hardware options in combination with the free-of-charge grandMA3 onPC software build the basis for a genuine lighting control system.
China - The new Dyno Series softlights from Nanlux has been developed for film, broadcast and media applications for both studio and location work.
Backed by almost 30 years of experience operating at the cutting edge of lighting technology, the Nanlux family of professional LED products are amongst the most innovative, versatile, energy efficient soft sources available. Built using state of the art LED technology, the Dyno Series has been expertly engineered to combine stunning levels of ultra-efficient, low energy illumination with complete control, allowing users the artistic freedom to innovate and explore.
The Dyno Series allow precision management over every aspect of their output. Flicker free, fully tuneable between 2,700K and 20,000K and dimmable from 0-100% in ultra-precise intervals of just 0.1% (1-100%), whether choosing tungsten, daylight or from over 16 million available colours, the creative possibilities are virtually limitless.
Robert Kulesh, executive VP Nanlux Americas, comments: “We are immensely proud to be introducing the Dyno Series. This exciting, new family of LED softlights offers users a hugely effective, low energy alternative to traditional light sources. They are feature rich, extremely capable and incredibly versatile.”
Both the 650W and 1200W units feature a collection of preset, fully customisable effects plus an extensive ‘gel library’, allowing users to instantly switch between a huge variety of looks or to match almost any lighting filter configuration.
The low profile, intelligent design, make
Europe - The Claypaky MINI-B PARLED Aqua is a weather-resistant, mini par fixture with 40W RGBW LEDs.
With the increasing demand for weather-resistant fixtures for entertainment and architecture applications, Claypaky’s MINI-B PARLED Aqua fits the needs for size, output, and features, says the company. With its seven Osram 40W RGBW LED engine, this little fixture makes it one of the brightest available.
MINI-B PARLED Aqua is a static version of the recently introduced MINI-B that is IP65 rated. This fixture has the same optical and electronic features as the MINI-B: a motorized 4° to 55° zoom, independent control of the central LED for effects, 2500K to 8000K colour temperature control, 16-bit dimmer with four different dimming curves, 25 flashes per second electronic strobe and Ethernet access.
This fixture is compact and lightweight and complimentary to the MINI-B and MIDI-B fixtures in optical performance and colour consistency.