Italy - Prolights has made available nearly 200 Vectorworks symbols for most of its lighting fixtures, clamps and accessories, and will keep supporting the library development.
Sister company Protruss has also released a separate 3D library with over 650 symbols, including truss and rigging objects. The Protruss symbols include all the properties of objects required from Braceworks (a Vectorworks plugin) to run static calculation and loading reports.
“The recently added library represents an important asset to the entire LD community,” says Fabio Sorabella, managing director at Prolights. “Not only that but the announced file compatibility among Vectorworks, GDTF and MVR, and Unreal Engine really benefits designers and system engineers, innovating a new multi-platform workflow from parametric design to show pre-visualisation and presentation.”
The files can be freely downloaded from the Prolights and Music & Lights webpages, including the Vectorworks files, GDTF and dozens of other personality files for industry-standard consoles and other control platforms.
UK - Architectural LED lighting specialist Anolis showcased its Ambiane range of interior lighting products at the 2021 PLASA Show at London’s Olympia Grand Hall, the first in-person UK industry trade show since pandemic restrictions were lifted.
The Anolis team was especially interested in meeting theatre consultants, venue managers and specifiers working in different types of auditoria.
“After long periods of lockdown and no tradeshows, PLASA Show in London was the perfect platform to reconnect, attracting a targeted visitor base which gave the team the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with relevant buyers across the sector,” says the company.
Anolis used the occasion to highlight the indoor Ambiane range which is available in RGBW and CCT versions with multiple beam angles - suitable for FOH, back-of-house and any public space illumination.
Simon Gooding, sales & business development manager at Anolis UK, comments: “PLASA combined with ABTT was a great opportunity to incorporate Anolis into this year’s plans.
“Whilst the spotlight was on our Ambiane range, it was also excellent for generating conversations around other interior fixtures and Anolis products that are a perfect choice for theatres and venue spaces. The show was an interesting and worthwhile platform for the team to engage with existing customers and meet new ones.”
The Anolis section of the stand was clean and streamlined with a selection of Ambiane recessed downlights and a high output pendant on display, impressing with thei
USA - Elation’s Proteus line of IP65-rated automated lighting has enjoyed worldwide success, with over 10,000 units now in the market. Three new Proteus products set for release this autumn.
“We’ve put years of extensive R&D work, market research and planning into developing this award-winning product line and are extremely proud that it has become the most specified line of IP65 automated lighting on the market,” states Eric Loader, Elation director of sales & marketing. “Our goal from the beginning was to give creative designers the freedom to design any project just the way they see fit regardless of weather or other factors and we delight every time we see them on a show or event.”
Set for release in November are the Proteus Excalibur, Proteus Rayzor Edge and Proteus Rayzor Blade.
The Proteus Excalibur is a long throw beam moving head with a long-life lamp and a wide front aperture perfect for creating aerial light columns, and CMY and prismatic effects. Proteus Rayzor Edge and Proteus Rayzor Blade are a creative blend of a high-powered tiltable, linear zoom LED pixel wash luminaire and an extreme impact dual linear strobe array, combining mid-air beams, light curtains, blinder and pixel precise strobe effects, plus Elation’s patented SparkLED lens technology into a unique multi-layered fixture design.
Italy - Outline has launched its Architectural Series, a range of loudspeakers designed specifically to ‘enable integrators to meet the aesthetic and performance demands of architects, interior designers and clients who want the ultimate in discreet, high-performance audio systems’.
Comprising four loudspeakers (the Ai41 and Ai81 ultra-compact columns, the Charlie 4 cube and the dedicated AS6 micro-sub) plus a complementary selection of mounting accessories, the primary focus of the new range is on premium sound quality.
Despite their diminutive size, each of the mid-high modules delivers balanced audio, whether from playback or ‘live’, while the AS6 dedicated subwoofer provides low-frequency reinforcement ‘that totally belies its dimensions’. All four also produce maximum SPLs far in advance of what one might reasonably expect from such a design.
The performance of the mid-high modules Ai41 and Ai81 is made possible by Outline’s inclusion of an ‘MTM’ configuration of midrange and HF elements. This proven design, in which multiple transducers are symmetrically arranged within an enclosure, can almost completely eliminate unwanted lobing effects in the radiating sphere of a loudspeaker, says Outline.
This is a key factor in the system’s intelligibility, particularly for speech, which makes it suitable for projects where that must be achieved with minimum-possible visual impact - examples include meeting and presentation spaces, houses of worship, museums and boardrooms. Its ability to reproduce music to a hi-fi standard f
UK - The newly launched Strand Electric Pattern 23M lantern from Pacific Lighting (HK) is a 1/3 scale replica of the original Strand Patt 23 Mk1 designed by aircraft designer, Morgan McLeod.
The fully working model has a 3W 3000K LED source and is available with a choice of telescopic stand, swivel arm wall bracket or ceiling/floor plate. The lantern can be connected to a USB phone power supply or computer, and the beam angle can be altered by moving the lens back and forward.
Hugh Chinnick, director of Pacific Lighting has spent several years researching and developing the Patt 23M (‘M’ stands for Mini) to perfect every detail of appearance and performance.
“For more than 20 years it has been my dream to produce a scale model of the Patt 23, one of the most iconic lanterns in British theatre lighting history,” he says.
“It has taken over four years of development, failures and triumphs. I have been fortunate and very grateful to have had the contribution, encouragement, and expertise of people without whom my dream would not have been realised: Mike Wood who meticulously produced the very first 3D printed working model of the lantern and kept my feet firmly on the ground, and Scott Ingham, Susan Lo and their team at Ingham Design who took on the onerous task of preparing all the necessary detailed drawings in preparation for production.”
The Pattern 23M is cast in zinc which provides a superior quality of finish while retaining excellent thermal properties as a heatsink for the LED, together with a good weight. Over time,
Austria - Austrian Audio has announced the first of a new line of instrumental microphones for use in the studio and on stage: the CC8. Integral to this new small diaphragm microphone is Austrian Audio’s OCC7 condenser capsule. Inspired by the CK1, this newly developed capsule ‘delivers all the benefits of that classic design updated to meet the demands of today’.
The capsule’s three-micron-thick gold-coated polyethylene napthalate (PEN) diaphragm is much more robust than conventional mylar alternatives, says the company. The OCC7’s filter fabric guarantees a constant broadband cancellation, resulting in outstanding cardioid characteristics with exceptional attenuation of sound coming from the sides and rear.
The CC8 can handle high sound pressure levels of up to 156 dB SPL without distorting.
Thanks to the built-in switchable attenuation of 0 dB, -10 dB, and -20 dB, the microphone can be positioned very close to loud sound sources such as trumpets without fear of distortion. Rumble and impact noise are effectively eliminated with the switchable high-pass filter (60Hz 2nd order, 120Hz 2nd order).
The Austrian Audio CC8 is hand-built in Vienna. Before leaving the factory, each microphone is measured and tuned to a maximum tolerance of only +/- 0.5 dB sensitivity at 1kHz. This means that any CC8 can be match-paired with any other, regardless of their production dates.
Spain - Thirty-five years ago Amate Audio introduced its original TriPhonic 2.1 power amplifier design, an integrated L/R and sub solution for small sound installations. More recently the company revived the concept with a Class-D based design - the TPD - incorporating onboard loudspeaker management DSP and proving popular with installers and commercial audio contractors.
Now the Barcelona loudspeaker company has extended the application potential of the platform with the launch of a higher power rated iteration of the rack-space, cable saving format. As the name suggests, the TPD3K provides in excess of 3000 W of combined power, with up to 750W continuous program power each for the left and right channels, and 2000W for the sub channel (at 4 Ω).
Onboard control DSP offers much of the operational performance advantage of Amate Audio’s fully active loudspeaker systems, including remote PC based configuration via the company’s intuitive DSPLink software. Adjustable system parameters include highly accurate filters, parametric EQs, Peak / RMS limiters, and delays enabling time-alignment of amplifier channels.
R&D’d system presets enable instant optimum configuration of a range of Amate Audio loudspeaker models in the most common applications. In the TPD3K these extend to control of some of the larger models in the Nítid series, including the largest N18WP and N218WP subs.
Comprehensive I/Os comprise balanced XLR stereo inputs, L/R and sub speaker connectors on binding posts and Speakon connectors, and three discretely configurable DSP
UK - The Maverick Silens 2 Profile doesn’t attract attention to itself because of its sound; the 100% convection cooled LED PCB fixture operates in virtual silence. However, the versatile 560W luminaire did make waves recently when it was honoured with a 2021 PLASA Award For Innovation.
The only moving fixture (and one of two lighting products) to earn this recognition at the PLASA show, the Maverick Silens 2 Profile was singled out for its “near silent operation,” being described by the independent panel of judges as “the sound engineer’s favourite light.”
Without making a sound, the Maverick Silens 2 Profile wowed judges with its impressive visual performance, thanks to features like CMY+CTO colour mixing with CRI, R9, CQS, and TLCI all between 91 and 97 (depending on the colour temperature mixed). Other features that speak volumes about this silent powerhouse of a fixture include a four-blade framing shutter system with rotation, a colour wheel, animation wheel, a 10:1 zoom, prism, two frosts, static and rotating gobo wheels and 16-bit dimming with selectable red shift.
“Our entire team is very proud of this honour,” says Michael Brooksbank, managing director of Chauvet Europe. “Silence has always been a goal for everyone involved in lighting theatre, broadcasts, recitals and other applications where absolute quietness is essential. However, no one could be expected to give up performance for the sake of silence. Now, with the Maverick Silens 2 Profile, they don’t have to - they can enjoy the best of both worlds.”
UK - Copper Candle won three separate PLASA Innovation Awards during September’s PLASA Show 2021, held at London’s Olympia.
The winning products - Copper Stream, Bone Stream and Cue29 - were chosen by a panel of industry experts and have been created to optimise the real time design, broadcast and audience engagement of live music, theatre shows and events in the virtual environment.
The PLASA Innovation Awards judging panel said: "The judges have chosen to award a suite of products from this boundary-pushing software developer. They felt the group of products shared the same innovative approach to merging gaming technologies into a framework engineered for the live events industry. The judges believe these products are at the forefront of the move towards virtual production in events."
Following 18 months of a global pandemic on the live entertainment sector, James Simpson, managing director and founder of Copper Candle, was thrilled, and reassured, by the outcome of the awards: “Winning industry specific, product awards are critical to the success of curve leading products like ours. If there is a positive outcome from the recent pandemic, it’s that it has revolutionised people’s attitude to virtual technology. For a new start-up like Copper Candle the PLASA Award has provided the respected expert and public validation we need for our products. In turn that drove our future customers to pick up the phone to discuss their own projects.”
Simpson went on to say that the Copper Candle team were astounded and flattered by the suppor
USA - Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the AKG Ara, a two-pattern USB condenser microphone.
Ara lets content creators and musicians effortlessly capture studio-quality, 24-bit, 96kHz audio for superior speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks, says AKG. Two pickup patterns focus on a single source or everyone in the room. The directional Front (cardioid) pattern captures sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides, making it suitable for podcast hosts, bloggers, gamers, videoconferencing and for recording voice and instruments. The front + back (omni) pattern picks up sound evenly from all sides, making it suitable for recording interviews with multiple speakers.
“What’s really great about Ara is that it can accomplish so many goals for a variety of users. It’s perfect for elevating interviews and video blogs with its crystal-clear sonic quality and sleek looks,” says Chris Hansen, director of recording and broadcast, Harman Professional Solutions. “But it’s also great for gamers who really get to step up their in-game vocal delivery with a mic that sounds phenomenal. And Ara’s selectable patterns and the ability to handle up to 120 dB max SPL give musicians plenty of headroom to record everyone in the band. The best part is that Ara is plug-and-play simple, thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers.”
Ara’s essential functions, including pattern selection, mic mute and a headphone volume knob, are located on the front of the mic for easy access; a 3.5mm headphon
USA - Christie has announced the M 4K25 RGB pure laser projector, an all-in-one RGB pure laser projector that continues the original M Series, first introduced in 2007.
“The M Series packed a lot of features in a small package,” explains Larry Paul, executive director, technology and custom solutions at Christie. “Features like the intelligent lens system and embedded Twist for blending and warping were unique at the time, plus its small size and weight, helped it to become Christie’s best-selling line of projectors and lenses.”
RGB pure laser technology delivers twice the colour of the original M Series for vibrant, bright images that approach Rec. 2020 colour volume, a colour standard closest to what the human eye can see.
With TruLife+ electronics all the needed connections are built-in, eliminating the need for optional input cards. TruLife+ also features electronic colour convergence (ECC), which allows users to correct colour convergence imperfections and individually adjust red, green, and blue via remote, so there’s no need to climb a ladder to make adjustments.
The intelligent lens system (ILS1) makes swapping lenses easy for rental and staging, and offers motorized zoom, focus and offset via remote. Existing Christie owners can use their M, J and Crimson Series lenses, as well as the M Series rigging frame, with the M 4K25 RGB for added cost savings.
Christie’s proprietary precision pixel-shift technology, which reduces or eliminates typical artifacts found in other pixel-shifting technologies, provides UHD 4K res
Italy - RCF has released a new update for RDNet networked management software with a new installer, improvements to the user interface, auto-updates, a beta testing program, and a new firmware manager. All designed to work together within the RCF RDNet ecosystem.
Based on a management and monitoring network for RCF devices, RDNet includes system control tools, a line array design platform, and a complete audio analyzer in one software package. RDNet provides intuitive management of every connected device/object on the network for live and installed audio systems. A network user can control all DSP settings inside any compatible device, including advanced subwoofer configurations, from a single object to groups of objects.
This new update has as its main objective to unlink future software and firmware updates, so the user will no longer be required to perform an RDNet installation when new firmware upgrades are available. In addition, the RDNet 4.1 is now able to auto-update when a new version is released.
This is made possible through the introduction of the RDNet Launcher. For the user, this is a completely transparent operation, keeping the system up to date with the latest release for maximum compatibility with all RDNet compatible products.
Users are now able to enroll in the RDNet beta testing programme. Individual users will be able to contribute, check and verify all new features weeks before the official release. Subscription to the programme is enabled by clicking the ‘Beta’ item in the drop-down menu at the top left of the sta
UK - Calibre UK is now shipping the flagship Calibre LEDFusion Pro screen management solution.
Announced in April, the all-in-one screens are available in 130-inch or 163-inch sizes and are sold either as a stand-alone unit (A130C-15 and A163C-09) or a multi-system solution for advanced screen management (W236CF-15 and W260CF-15). LEDFusion Pro brings advanced operational features, energy saving and installation benefits.
“Calibre LEDFusion Pro was introduced earlier this year incorporating the feedback received from our integration partners for a more complete, sustainable and future-proof system that could be expanded without limits,” explained Steve Su, general manager at Calibre UK.
New product demo sites in Dallas, USA and Hannover, Germany will open in Q4, 2021.
Italy - RCF has introduced two powered portable speakers. The TT 515-A speaker and TT 808-AS subwoofer are intended for high-powered portable and installed professional applications where size and weight are critical factors. This approach combines the advantages of RCF TT+ technology such as controlled dispersion, clarity, high-power, multiple rigging accessories, weather protection, and RDNET software connection for real-time management with recallable pre-sets.
TT 515-A is a 127 dB speaker that fits in the palm of your hand and can be used as a main speaker system, or to supplement a larger system, a 3D/immersive sound system, or high-quality installations. The transducer configuration of the TT 515-A pairs two symmetrical custom-loaded 5" cone drivers to a rotatable CMD waveguide surrounding a titanium 1.75" high-frequency compression driver, all powered by a two-channel 1,000W RMS Class-D amplifier. The multiple rigging accessories and the unobtrusive form factor of the cabinet are suitable for a wide range of configurations including hanging, pole-, truss-, wall- or ceiling-mounting - in horizontal or vertical orientation - with a rotatable waveguide and logo plate.
TT 808-AS subwoofer features two high-power 8" woofers with vented frontal loading powered by a two-channel 1,000W RMS Class-D amplifier. The compact cabinet can be used in both horizontal and vertical orientation or paired for cardioid, arc, and other complex subwoofers configurations using RDNet. TT 808-AS also includes balancing brackets for improved vertical stability and a rotatab
UK - Astera’s PixelBrick won a 2021 PLASA Award for Innovation – one of two lighting products out of the six 2021 winners selected from 29 entries – as the PLASA entertainment technology trade show returned to Olympia after a pandemic forced absence in 2020.
The judges commented, “this is not just another battery uplighter, but a well-engineered and thought-out lighting system augmented with a wide set of accessories.” They felt it would allow designers a greater degree of creativity in an assortment of lighting applications.
PixelBrick has been carefully crafted by Astera’s R ‘n’ D team and is designed for concerts, events, filming, or broadcast scenarios. It can also be utilised as a compact, light (1.1kg) and exceptionally handy up-lighter or hung anywhere and become a universal light for accenting and texturing buildings or facades. For exterior use, its IP65 rating is resistant to rain and other elements. PixelBricks can be joined together to make all sorts of funky shapes and combinations!
Astera exhibited on the booth of its UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions. The PLASA event – one of the first industry expos to be staged ‘post’ pandemic – proved a busy and upbeat environment for people from across the industry to re-start, re-connect and finally meet again face-to-face as things start moving forward after an extremely tough period.
Astera’s sales & marketing director Sebastian Bückle revealed that many customers specifically asked to see the PixelBrick having already seen it online. “I think the i
UK - Using the opportunity of the first trade show for many months, Nexo unveied its ePS Series of loudspeakers for professional installation. Three two-way passive cabinets and two partner subbass units are the first models in a new range, which Nexo says delivers its “high-quality European engineering at a cost-effective price that will galvanise budget-sensitive projects”.
Drawing on 25 years of success with the PS Series, the company has slimmed down connection and mounting options whilst taking advantage of new manufacturing techniques and driver design to hit “unprecedented price points” for its industry-standard point source products. ePS models will provide a way for many public and private installation projects to access a Nexo-badged system without breaking the bank, says the company.
Designed specifically for fixed installation, the ePS Series packages high output, superior coverage patterns, directional control and musical performance into compact trapezoidal-shaped wooden enclosures, with steel grilles for IP54 (and IP55) certified weather resistance.
The ePS range features three lightweight point source models, in 6”, 8” and 10” iterations. Each cabinet includes a 1.4” HF driver and lightweight LF driver, with NEXO’s trademark rotatable horn design offering dispersion options to the user.
Presented in Baltic birch plywood, the ePS6, ePS8 and ePS10 offer Peak SPL stats of 125, 128 and 130dB respectively. The ePS6 weighs in at just 7.1kg, with a footprint of 367 mm x 200 mm x 182 mm and has a frequency response of
UK - The winners of the 2021 PLASA Awards for Innovation were announced on Monday at the PLASA Show as it made its return to Olympia London. Twenty-nine products were entered this year, with six awards being presented in addition to two special commendations. This year’s judging team was comprised of nine independent technical specialists from a wide array of backgrounds. They said of the R10: "The judges commend the controllable, adjustable low-mid dispersion of this product, adding that the inclusion of the different mid-high frequency waveguides increases the flexibility for a touring show and is a feature that has not been seen before in a speaker of this type."
EM’s Mike Wheeler comments: "We are delighted that our new flagship Reference Series R10 system has been recognised at PLASA 2021. It has been great to showcase the product in front of the industry after so long."
In related news, EM Acoustics is offering venues a system health checks and general advice, completely free and without any obligation whatsoever.
“Whether you own an EM Acoustics system or not, one of our team can visit your venue and address any concerns you may have with the loudspeaker system and offer practical help and support if you need it,” says EM.
USA - Magmatic atmospheric effects is offering two new snow machines in its Polar series of high-volume snow effects that ‘make it easy to create wintry scenes of natural-looking snow’. Suitable for any seasonal production, in stock and ready for delivery are the compact and lightweight Crisp and the road case-protected Crisp Max with 20-litre fluid tank.
With its small size and easy mobility, Crisp is a set-it-and-forget-it snow effect. The unit weighs 33.5 lbs. (15.2kg) with a hanging bracket that doubles as a convenient carrying handle. Crisp uses Magmatic’s specially formulated dry-on-impact snow liquid (APS-4L) to create a snowflake that mimics the look and feel of actual snow.
Crisp Max includes a 20-litre fluid tank hidden inside a road case with durable casters for extra protection and easier portability. The unit’s 10m-long hose can be rigged on a standard truss or tripod stand and fluid can be extended up to 50m horizontally or vertically using 10-meter extension tubes with couplers that are available as an accessory. An optional 120-degree pan motor is available that increases the coverage area. Crisp Max uses Magmatic’s specially formulated dry-on-impact snow liquid (APS-2L, 4L, 20L) to create a snowflake that mimics the look and feel of actual snow.
Both the Crisp and Crisp Max are capable of producing high volumes of naturalistic snow with the capacity to adjust snowflake size for greater versatility. Small flake or large, short throw or long, these 1250W high-volume snow machines can project snow up to 12m with the flexibi
Spain - Lynx has launched the XT series of amplifiers, ‘offering high voltage output for high headroom sound, with 64 bit double-precision 96kHz DSP processing, and an advanced power management to squeeze the last watts out of your speakers’.
It also offers similar power per channel in any impedance, exceptional power sharing in asymetrical loads and a powerful and fast response cooling system, says Lynx.
The XT series has digital control with an extra-large IPS display and touch screen panel user interface, making it easier and faster to use.
The DSP management user functionalities include input routing matrix analogue, input EQ section with eight filters and 20 memories, input EQ user section, system preset selection, a snapshot library management with up to 20 pre-sets and master control groups.
The XT series has two Ethernet ports for daisy chain connection and access to the OCS software, designed to monitor the amplifiers in real time.
UK - With maximum flexibility in mind, KLANG has created the KLANG:konductor, billed as its most powerful and versatile immersive in-ear mixing processor to date, delivering ‘connectivity that is ready for today and tomorrow’.
“After joining forces with DiGiCo in 2018 and the release of the workflow integration for its consoles, more and more monitor engineers have implemented a KLANG immersive IEM processor into their workflows,” says KLANG’s co-founder Dr. Pascal Dietrich. “At first, only the most critical channels for the main artists were sent through the processor, but the wish for more input channels, and thus new creative and organisational possibilities, grew further.”
Designed with monitor engineers and fixed installations in mind, KLANG:konductor satisfies that demand with a high-end mixing system that can deliver 16 immersive mixes and process 128 input signals at up to 96kHz, with an astonishing processing latency of less than 0.25ms.
“Our combined R&D teams were able to squeeze in twice as much processing power in a single 3RU device as found in any of our previous processors by using the latest, super-fast FPGA cores,” CTO Benedikt Krechel explains. “Many of our customers value the I/O flexibility that our first KLANG:fabrik offers, but we know they need to quickly adapt to different I/O situations when touring through different countries. KLANG:konductor considerably extends this flexibility and lets the user choose I/O on the fly.”
KLANG:konductor offers three DMI slots on its rear to provide unrivalle
UK - Yamaha and Nexo are showing their latest professional audio products at the PLASA Show this week.
Stand E13 sees Yamaha and Nexo exhibiting together, where Yamaha’s latest Rivage PM5 and PM3 digital mixing systems will be making their trade show debuts. Building on the success of the industry-leading, large-format Rivage PM10 and PM7 systems, PM5 and PM3 bring all the benefits of the Rivage ecosystem within reach of a much wider range of venues, productions and rental companies.
Also on the stand will be Yamaha’s D series Active PA products and the STAGEPAS 1K high quality, all-in-one portable PA.
As well as the Yamaha UK sales team being present on the stand, PLASA Show visitors will be able to have realtime face time video consultations with the company’s live and installed sound application specialists.
Nexo is launching a new range of products at the show, with a press briefing scheduled for today. The company is also be showing a selection of its current loudspeaker products for both live and installed applications.
“It has been a long time since we have been able to meet existing and prospective new customers at a trade show and we are looking forward to that all-important face-to-face communication again,” says Alex Warren, Yamaha UK sales & marketing manager for pro audio, commercial audio and installation.
“As the industry moves forward, it is very encouraging to see how Yamaha is being trusted to be at the heart of so many projects and productions.”
UK - DiGiCo’s theatre extension software for its Quantum and SD ranges of consoles has made it a popular choice of theatre sound designers in the West End and on Broadway. Now, DiGiCo has released the ‘T’ software for the SD12, introducing this console that has found great favour in the live music market to the auditoriums of theatres around the globe.
Featuring ‘powerful, refined hardware and Stealth Digital Processing’, the SD12T's functionality and work surface are instantly reconfigured to provide the specialist theatre programming tools that deliver the versatility needed for theatre sound design, rehearsal and show operation.
The new SD12T has 96 inputs as standard, 48 busses and a 12 x 8 matrix and features a flexible, expandable I/O structure that includes dual DMI card slots making it perfect for expandability with industry formats such as Analogue expansion, Dante and Waves SoundGrid.
The SD12’s extensive local I/O section offers eight mic line inputs, eight line outs, eight mono AES/EBU, dual MADI in/out and optional Optocore for expanded Rack connectivity.
"Our T consoles are incredibly popular because they address so many of the specifics of theatre productions," says DiGiCo brand ambassador, Dan Page. "In recent months, our theatre customers, particularly those working on regional tours, have been asking for another compact, cost-effective desk. The SD12 is extremely popular in other market sectors and fits the bill for them in terms of size. Adding the theatre specific software tools now gives the SD12 the same feat
UK - Audio-Technica will be exhibiting at the upcoming PLASA show at Olympia London. The event will see Audio-Technica exhibiting products from distributed brands Optimal Audio and Audio Pro Business for the first time, alongside its own live event-oriented microphones and wireless systems and Allen & Heath digital mixing solutions.
The show will give visitors a chance to get hands on with Allen & Heath’s latest addition to the popular dLive range - the ultra-lightweight CTi1500. The new control surface takes the best-selling compact dLive C1500 and applies “superleggera” Italian performance car principles to set a new standard for lightweight control surfaces. With titanium side panels and re-engineered internal alloy metalwork, the CTi1500 weighs in at an airline-friendly sub-23kg including flightcase, while retaining every knob, button and function of the C1500.
Optimal Audio’s wall and ceiling-mounted Cuboid and Up speakers will be on display with the company’s ZonePad wall controllers, while Audio Pro Business’s user-friendly wireless SP series speakers and controllers complete Audio-Technica’s fixed installation line-up at the show.
“We’re excited to finally return to an exhibition space after the last year and a half,” said Audio-Technica marketing manager, distributed brands EMEA Alexandra Bischof. “And we’re really looking forward to showing some significant new products for both live events and installed applications at PLASA - it comes at a great time just as the industry is opening up. We can’t wait to m
UK - Even before the recent shift to virtual meetings, a 2019 survey Shure conducted with Illuminas found that two-thirds of business professionals believe their employers lack the right conferencing technology. One-third of enterprise meetings have technical issues and users often face challenges when working with conferencing technology.
Since Stem Ecosystem products were designed for anyone and any type of room, customers can design, install, and manage their meeting rooms all while more easily staying within budget and on time, says Shure.
“With Stem Ecosystem solutions, you can build the perfect customised audio experience,” said Jacob Marash, managing director of Stem Audio. “We are excited to finally offer Stem Audio products to customers across the globe and provide a complete portfolio for all types of environments, whether it requires a fully integrated system or a solution you can install yourself.”
Stem Ecosystem solutions include wall and table speakerphones, along with a ceiling microphone that blends into any room and syncs with networked loudspeakers, as well as dedicated control systems for a complete audio package.
All Stem Ecosystem devices are networked PoE+ powered products. They are easy to install for IT professionals and systems integrators looking for scalable audio solution specifically in standard meeting rooms or educational spaces that do not have any special requirements.
To make the swift transition to online learning, Azusa Pacific University in Southern California selected Stem Ecosystem product