Spain - Clear-Com will have a presence at the first Barcelona-based Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in May, exhibiting on stand #7M925. Clear-Com will be demonstrating their latest innovations including Arcadia Central Station, FreeSpeak Edge Base Station, Station-IC Virtual Desktop Client, and the latest software/firmware update to the Eclipse HX Digital Matrix platform - alongside the company’s award-winning solutions including FreeSpeak II, LQ series of IP interfaces, and the Agent-IC mobile app.
“ISE has grown in importance for us over the years, and at this point it’s a critical platform for us to connect with a wide variety of market segments, including live events, installation, theme parks, sports venues - and really more than I can list here,” comments Clear-Com president, Bob Boster. “We are looking forward to reconnecting with this disparate audience in the show’s new home of Barcelona.”
A main feature on the booth will be the Arcadia Central Station. Designed with input from Clear-Com’s extensive global live sound user base, Arcadia is a scalable IP intercom platform that integrates wired and digital wireless partyline systems along with third-party Dante devices in a single rack unit. The system can be expanded to meet varying production needs, offering a base level of 32 IP ports which can be expanded to up to 96 IP ports (and beyond in future releases) as needed.
“This is truly a platform designed for future expansion,” explains product manager, Kari Eythorsson. “We will be demoing the highly anticipated
USA - Sennheiser, Neumann and Dear Reality will show a broad spectrum of products at this month’s NAB show in Las vegas. Mark Posgay, senior vice president sales, professional audio, Americas, comments: “We’re excited to be back on the NAB show floor and see our customers face to face. We will have great solutions for pristine audio capture, reliable monitoring and best-in-class immersive mixing waiting for them.”
The Sennheiser Group booth features an experience zone that will present a complete Dolby Atmos mixing workflow complemented by products from Dear Reality and Neumann. Visitors can immersively mix and monitor Atmos ‘on the go’ using Dear Reality’s dearVR Spatal Connect, dearVR Monitor, dearVR Pro and a pair of studio headphones. As the zone is also fitted with a 5.1.4 AES67-based Neumann monitoring system, visitors will be able to listen to a benchmark reproduction of the mix results. Additional demonstrations will be presented every hour, showing how broadcast engineers can work in remote, on the go setups with Dear Reality’s software tools or in a fully-fledged studio environment with Neumann monitors.
Sennheiser will products ranging from premium shotgun microphones like the MKH 8060 and MKH 416 to wireless tools like the EK 6042 camera receiver, which works seamlessly with Sennheiser’s digital and analogue wireless microphones.
NAB will also feature RF wireless solutions for major broadcast events and shows, such as Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 wireless microphone series and 2000 IEM series.
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Australia - RØDE has announced its debut in the headphone market with the NTH-100 professional over-ear headphones.
“The NTH-100s are the culmination of decades of passion and immersion in audio,” says RØDE CEO Damien Wilson. “We developed these headphones from the ground up with avid attention to every detail and an obsession with perfection, and we are incredibly proud of the outcome.
“It is with absolute confidence that I say the NTH-100s are the best in their class. If you’re a creator looking for your first headphones or a seasoned professional still on the hunt for the perfect cans, your search is over.”
The NTH-100s are designed for all forms of content creation at home, in the studio or in the field, including music production, podcasting and livestreaming, location recording, and video production or editing.
The headphones feature custom-matched 40mm dynamic drivers that have been crafted to deliver an accurate frequency response and exceptional clarity. Their design is based around a custom voice coil with a four-layer ultra-high-tension aluminium alloy as its core, which is coupled to an ultra-stiff triple-layer Mylar diaphragm.
These characteristics are further enhanced by the contoured earcup construction. This ergonomic design has been precision-engineered to not only be extremely comfortable but also acoustically optimal, eliminating standing modes and frequency resonances for a more immersive listening experience. The earcups also feature high-density memory foam for ‘excellent’ noise isolation.
UK - Hive Media Control has unveiled a new generation of media playback and control systems comprising four hardware video media players that promise to "dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of media player solutions". The product family has been designed for use by AV integrators, architects, event producers, show designers, and brand activations. The four products are known simply as Player_1, _2, _3 and _4. They deliver HD, 4K, 4K SDI and 8K SDI respectively, with the SDI models also supporting genlock from a reference sync source.
The range utlises the latest embedded GPUs by NVIDIA, and is said to offer "outstanding performance at a fraction of the cost and footprint" compared with other systems on the market.
Hive was founded by Dave Green, Trey Harrison and Mark Calvert, who have together delivered video systems for global projects including the London Olympics, the Tokyo Olympics, Dubai World Expo, Eric Prydz’s HOLO, Coldplay, and the National Museum of Qatar.
Green explains: “As the AV market demands higher and higher resolutions, the cost and complexity of the media control systems required to drive displays has become unmanageable. With Hive, we have taken an alternative approach. The days of Heavy Metal are over! Instead of huge racks of expensive, power hungry hardware and complex signal distribution systems, we have a new generation of pocket-sized computers. These are also specifically designed to be more environmentally friendly, using less energy, as part of Hive's commitment to reducing carbon footprints.”
UK - Bluesound Professional has introduced the B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier, a versatile amplified streamer.
The B170S is an all-encompassing networked streaming amplifier that satisfies a multitude of commercial audio needs. Features like low-impedance lines out, constant voltage option, energy-efficient amplification technology and a compact form factor makes the B170S suitable for supporting bulk speaker installations and daisy-chained speaker setups.
The B170S is designed to work with all kinds of installations. High performance audio can be achieved with the low impedance option via 4 or 8 Ohm low impedance outputs. Using the low impedance outputs is particularly fitting for applications where intelligibility and audio quality are most important. Alternatively, bulk speaker installations like corridors or high-traffic areas can be catered to with the 70/100V constant voltage option that allows for daisy-chained speakers, reducing cable lengths and complexity.
The amplifier section of the B170S offers various power options: 2 x 80W into 4/8Ω, 2 x 100W at 70V, or 1 x 100W at 100V, which is plenty of power for small or large installations. Additionally, thermostatic fan cooling and a standby mode consuming only 6W of power ensures reliable operation in commercial environments.
Thanks to its sleek design, the B170S can be mounted vertically or horizontally, allowing it to seamlessly hide under shelves, tables or on walls. Keyhole slots allow for stealthy mounting options closer to where speakers will be installed. Up to 6 B17
USA - Pliant Technologies will be presenting High Density mode for both its CrewCom and CrewCom CB2 wireless intercom systems at NAB 2022 (Booth C7118). High Density mode is a selectable mode of operation that increases user densities.
For CrewCom, this new software-selectable mode supports up to 32 Radio Packs (RPs) on a single Radio Transceiver (RT) while dynamically allowing any four of the RPs to communicate in full-duplex across four available talk paths. For CB2, the High Density mode supports up to 16 Radio Packs (RPs) on a single BaseStation. In addition, users of both systems will have the flexibility to simultaneously deploy “Normal” mode-enabled RPs and RTs (synced BaseStations for CB2) along with High Density mode-enabled hardware, providing adaptability for application-specific setups.
“We are excited to showcase High Density mode for both our CrewCom and CB2 intercom systems to those in attendance at NAB 2022,” says Gary Rosen, vice president of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “With this new firmware update that can be downloaded at no charge to all new and existing users, both the flagship CrewCom (firmware v1.10) and CrewCom CB2 (firmware v1.1) now offers our users a truly amazing value in professional wireless intercom.”
Also at NAB 2022, Pliant will be showcasing its MicroCom line of intercoms (MicroCom M and MicroCom XR), including the new 4-Wire I/O Interface and Two-Way Radio Headset Adapter (PAC-MC4W-IO) for MicroCom XR.
Italy - Continued development of the company’s patented WFIR filter design offer greater EQ resolution, while other updates extend the unit’s capabilities, compatibility and control options.
The latest updates to the Dashboard application (software v1.9.4 and firmware v0.97) include enhancements to the functionality of WFIR filters, the addition of GPIO port control and extended compatibility for the latest Apple Mac computers.
Of particular interest to companies who already deploy Newton on some of the world’s largest festivals is the further development of its unique WFIR (Warped Finite Impulse Response) filters, using Outline’s new Equalisation Coefficient Synthesis Algorithm (EQ-CSA) which accelerates the group EQ speed functionality significantly and also extends the filter resolution.
These enhancements apply not only within a single Newton but also when several units are networked together, whilst retaining all the outstanding performance and surgical precision for which the unique WFIR filters are recognised. This new level of multi-unit control delivers a level of audio equalisation options that can be simultaneously deployed across multiple festival stages.
Compatibility with Apple Mac computers has also been further developed by Outline’s engineers, as Big Sur and Monterey operating systems are now supported. Additionally, Dashboard is now fully compatible with latest-generation Macs using the M1 chip.
The update also introduces the option of using Newton’s GPIO capability to manage some internal functions for sa
Spain - Amate Audio’s new G7 premium commercial audio loudspeaker system has been IP44 certified, further validating its use for a wide variety of outdoor applications. Additionally, a new anthracite colour scheme expands the options for matching the ultra-compact loudspeaker system with a wide range of interior and exterior aesthetics.
The IP44 certification awarded the G7 signifies intrusion being impossible by objects larger than 1mm in size, including most types of wire, slender screws, tools, even large ants and other insects, and liquid ingression resulting from the spraying or splashing of water and having no harmful effect on the functioning of the loudspeaker.
Commenting, vice president and chief technical officer Joan Amate states, “As a premium dedicated commercial audio design, the G7 has to fulfill the superior sonic performance expectations of an Amate Audio design and also meet the robust build requirements required of the product class. The degree of protection affirmed by an IP44 certification is what should be expected of a loudspeaker intended for applications including use outdoors in recreational and wider commercial environments.”
Italy - Prolights has extended its range of image projectors by adding the Mosaico L to the family. The newly added fixture is a bright outdoor LED gobo projector, designed for long-range images, textures and logo projections.
The Mosaico range has an IP66 rating for long-lasting outdoor installations. The Mosaico L has a 300W high-power white LED source and an incredibly bright 11,700-lumen output.
The 7 to 49-degree zoom range makes the Mosaico L versatile for near-field or long-throw installations. The new fixture has an enhanced optical system that boosts the light output, making it more efficient while making the gobo images crisp and focused on all positions, including the centre and the edges of the projected picture. It also prevents distortion or bending of the image at large zoom angles.
The Mosaico L comes with an extensive set of features, including a rotating animation wheel, seven interchangeable gobos, seven colour filters and motorized framing shutters that focus precisely on any projected area.
The Mosaico family includes four fixtures: The Mosaico Jr, Mosaico, Mosaico L and Mosaico XL. Although their core features may differ slightly, they all have seven layers of effects, enabling thousands of different looks by combining the several effect parameters.
The family also shares the same connectivity options, including DMX and RDM operation, Wireless DMX, and an innovative stand-alone operation with DMX recording and editable playback options.
UK - Avolites has unveiled an incremental update to its lighting and integrated media control Titan software. This update looks at making the setting up of fixed installations easier.
Titan’s Timeline has proved useful to fixed installations, as well as live productions, as it transforms the way users can programme a time coded show, dramatically speeding up the process. Essentially it provides a visual approach to programming, allowing users to quickly capture their actions manually via the UI or by using the innovative live record feature.
With Titan 15.1 a new Venue Mode Workspace allows users to choose a workspace that will display on the screen when the console is locked. This can be used to display user-selected playbacks on the lock screen, allowing for basic control by venue staff such as cleaners or bar staff when the lighting operator is not present. This can be password controlled for installs operating in publicly accessible places. Additionally, the console can now be configured to start in different lock modes, protecting the show from accidental editing.
“Fixed installations are very different to the live environment where you may often want to be able to change and modify your show on the fly,” comments Oliver Waits, Avolites Titan lead developer, Avolites. “In a fixed install, you want to set-up and program your show easily and quickly and then let it be operated by anyone with only minimal capability, whilst making sure these users aren’t able to change or modify what has been programmed by accident.”
France - L-Acoustics has further expanded access to L-ISA Studio, adding unlimited free binaural output capability. The software, compatible with any Mac computer, is available on the L-Acoustics website.
Through L-ISA Studio’s binaural engine, users can create and monitor spatialised audio content from their laptop, using headphones and optional head tracking. L-ISA Studio software accepts up to 96 audio objects and sends 12 audio outputs to any soundcard. All binaural capabilities within L-ISA Studio are now free for an unlimited time.
“With platforms like Apple Music, Tidal, or Amazon Music enabling spatial sound, the ability to conceive music directly in immersive is not a luxury; it’s a need,” explains Guillaume Le Nost, executive director of Creative Technologies at L-Acoustics. “For this reason, we felt that it was important to make L-ISA Studio available to anyone, with any Digital Audio Workstation on the market. L-ISA Studio is an amazing platform from which users can explore spatial audio dimensions and share ideas with other creators.”
In the paid version, mixing engineers and creators can deploy L-ISA Studio in any multi‑channel mixing or recording studio with up to 12 loudspeakers for multi‑channel monitoring. Pre-production can be done with the L-ISA Studio software suite for live productions, then seamlessly transferred to a venue configuration using the L-ISA Processor.
Developed to improve the workflow and ‘unleash the creative potential of all sound creators’, L-ISA Studio seamlessly interfaces with lead
UK - At Enterprise Connect, Shure announced that IntelliMix Room has received expanded Microsoft Teams Rooms certification with the Lenovo ThinkSmart Core, a computing device built on the Intel vPro. This expanded certification is applicable for use in cases where the Shure Microflex Ecosystem is jointly leveraged with video conferencing products from Poly, Logitech, Crestron, and Lenovo.
“Ensuring our audio solutions seamlessly collaborate with other platforms remains one of our primary goals. We understand the direct impact and benefits these partnerships and certifications provide to both end users and IT professionals,” said Paul Gunia, director of technology partnerships, at Shure.
“Pairing Shure Microflex Ecosystem solutions with leading video conference solutions from Poly make achieving the highest-quality collaboration standards more seamless, scalable, and flexible than ever. Our certified communication and premium solutions can ensure every member of your team feels present and essential to each meeting, whether they are at the far end of the conference table or halfway across the globe.”
“Today’s modern day hybrid workplace needs to accommodate attendees that are both on-site and remote to provide an equitable meeting experience,” says Jay McArdle, senior director of product management, Poly. “By combining Poly solutions with Director AI technology, which intelligently frames conference room participants, with Shure Microflex Ecosystem solutions for Microsoft Teams Large Rooms, we will deliver a seamless collaboration e
UK - XM Automation has released XMove, a new user interface for programming the movement of automated systems. Available via a per axis licensing model, the XMove interface offers a number of powerful, easy to programme features.
The software interface can be retrofitted to existing infrastructure or configured to work with new hardware available from theatre-specialist suppliers or from non-theatrical industrial manufacturers such as Siemens, Control Techniques and Beckhoff.
Director Mark Ager explains: “The availability of XMove software on a licence basis overcomes the high capital investment costs traditionally associated with the purchase or refurbishment of automated equipment. Created in Apple’s latest pro-SwiftUI, the user interface provides a powerful and robust platform.”
XM Automation has recognised that ease of programming is key to the operation of automation systems and this specialist software application has a powerful graphical interface providing an intuitive tool for simple and complex programming of moves. Multi-target moves, locked groups, multiple users, shows, and venues are supported and more specialist requirements are included such as Rigging & Referencing for scenery which is key in repertory theatres.
Ager, who was instrumental in developing established interfaces such as the Acrobat and Nomad control desks, continues: “We intend that this software removes barriers to entry and dramatically improves options for maintenance of legacy equipment, whilst simultaneously addressing the needs of programmers who
Europe - Ayrton has announced the Domino LT, the first long-throw IP65-rated fixture in its 9 Series.
Domino LT is the first all-terrain LED luminaire in Ayrton’s LT (Long Throw) range. Designed for intensive outdoor use in long-distance applications that require high precision, Domino LT can cope with the most extreme conditions, and is able to acclimatise to all types of environments and endure rapid climate change. It combines the minimalist design of Domino Profile with the colour mixing capabilities of Huracán Profile and the IP65-rated weather-proofing of Perseo.
Domino LT’s 225mm diameter frontal lens produces an ultra-intensive beam with a 15:1 zoom ratio and a zoom range of 3.5° to 53°.
Equipped with an all-new high-efficiency 1,000W LED module, Domino LT delivers a record luminous flux of 51,000 lumens at a colour temperature of 6,700K. Domino LT’s complex colour mixing system offers a double level of CMY saturation that can obtain 281 trillion colours (patent-pending) and a triple corrector for variable colour temperature that allows subtle adjustment from 2,700K - 15,000K and significant CRI improvement.
Fitted with multiple optical tools for shaping light, Domino LT is factory-equipped with a linear progressive frost system, a lightweight frost filter, and two image-multiplying rotating prisms: one is linear with four facets and the other is circular with five facets. The framing section enables precise positioning of each shutter blade on a 100% surface area. The effects section includes two superimposed rotating gobo
Germany - Audio and connectivity specialist DirectOut is announcing the release of the third generation of its Andiamo. The device comes with newly designed AD/DA converters, network based audio and remote control.
“When we launched our first Andiamo in 2010, we already had the feeling that it would be a game changer”, says Claudio Becker-Foss, CEO and CTO of DirectOut, “and now, 12 years later, our clients can witness the evolution of Andiamo to again meet their expectations for an AD/DA Converter, they can count on.”
Optionally supporting network audio formats Ravenna, Dante or SoundGrid, the third generation Andiamo offers up to 288 inputs and 288 outputs with internal routing matrix and failover redundancy using EARStm. The device features eight summing busses, input and output gains and trim, hardware monitoring for PSU status and temperature and redundant power supplies. Remote control over network is available via globcon.
“While modernising the feature set of one of the most reliable AD/DA converters on the market, we still wanted to keep it simple”, adds Becker-Foss. “Our goal was to make it possible to use the new Andiamo also without remote control if needed. A very straight forward bank routing, clock and I/O selection are directly accessible from the front panel.”
UK - Lighting control manufacturer TheisCraft has announced the launch of its Multiload Spectrum range. This ‘end-to-end solution’ offers ‘an entirely new take on DALI: a flexible range of products that, when used together, create a system that requires no commissioning whilst still providing all the benefits of DALI control’.
Jon Theis, director of ThisCraft, says: “Although DALI is far superior to other lighting control standards, not all loads, light fittings or non-dimmable devices are DALI compatible. DALI installations are also typically more expensive than other light dimming protocols due to commissioning costs, which can account for up to a quarter of an initial project price using a standard DALI solution. Plus, any changes to a fully installed addressable DALI system will incur additional site visits and commissioning costs.”
He continues: “TheisCraft has identified the need to address the limitations of DALI with a simple, non-commissionable option for commercial applications - including the residential market - that do not need complex levels of control and expensive technical support.”
The Multiload Spectrum range negates the need for specialist commissioning software and tools or third parties to be involved with the configuration and setup of the control devices.
Jon adds: “This flexible solution disproves the myth that DALI requires expensive and complicated setup costs. The Multiload Spectrum suite of products is an industry-changing development in accessible lighting control technology and will garner signi
USA/Canada - Evolve Technology has expanded its partnership with Montreal-based Theatrixx Technologies by adding two new products to its inventory of Theatrixx equipment for sale, rent and lease in the US.
The new products are the North American-designed xVision Nomad 2.6mm indoor LED display and hardware-based media player, the xPressCue. They join Evolve’s roster of Theatrixx video converters, power distribution equipment and the 2.5mm LED Totem, which have been available for the past year.
Evolve is the launch customer for the xVision Nomad 2.6mm indoor LED display; it is the first company to take orders for and offer an inventory of those new LED panels for US clients.
“Our new 2.6mm display is the first to feature TPEP (Titanium and Polymer Edge Protection) technology that offers unparalleled LED protection ” explains Jacques Tessier, CEO of Theatrixx Technologies. “Most LED products below 4mm are fragile and therefore often viewed as a short-term investment. We are proud to introduce TPEP technology and bring a definitive solution to this problem. In addition, our new LED is one of the first with a 7,680Hz refresh rate. This means it has a greater dynamic range and colour depth and can it therefore be used successfully for XR production.”
“Evolve is known for bringing new and innovative products to market that will hold up to the rigors of the road and prove to be more reliable on site,” comments Evolve CEO Tyler Mayne. “Theatrixx’s new LED is robust and reliable with a workhorse cabinet. We have tested it and believe
The Netherlands - DMT has introduced the E6-N 50 x 100cm LED pixel screen, a successor of the popular E6 updated to feature an onboard Novastar A5s receiver card. The indoor screen has a light-weight frame that offers flexible mounting in five angles.
The DMT E6-N is a 1,200-nit indoor LED pixel screen with a high resolution, intended for a minimum viewing distance of 6m. Its pixel pitch is 6.25mm, which makes for 80 x 160px in one 50 x 100cm panel. The new screen is equipped with an A5s receiver card from Novastar, offering a reliable control system.
The black-face LED screen offers a high contrast ratio for an outstanding image quality and dynamic colours. Its light-weight frame keeps the total weight low (11kg) and allows you to mount the panels in five different angles (15°, 7.5°, 0°, -7.5°, and -15°), making it very versatile and flexible to rig in any shape you want. The rugged E6-N LED panel is suitable for rental applications and for fixed installations.
USA - Harman Professional Solutions has announced that Martin P3 System Controller Software Version 5.3.0 is now available as a free update for the entire family of Martin P3 System Controllers.
The update introduces a range of features and improvements that benefit newer products such as the MAC Aura PXL, MAC Ultra and VDO Atomic Bold, as well as classic Martin products including VDO Sceptron, Exterior PixLine and VDO Fatron.
Highlights include: Video input: The P3-PC System Controller now supports the industry-standard NDI protocol, allowing P3-PC to receive video-over-IP from various sources such as media servers, webcams and media players; DMX/Art-Net/sACN input: sACN is added as input protocol on all P3 System Controllers, alongside DMX and Art-Net. Support for multi-universe Art-Net Sync and sACN Sync has been added as well.
DMX and Motion Patch: DMX & Motion View now includes an easy re-patch functionality and incoming universe status window. Additionally, it is now possible to run fixtures in "pure video mode", not requiring any DMX controls to be patched.
“This software update brings significant new functionality, interface enhancements and workflow improvements to Martin’s P3 control platform,” comments Wouter Verlinden, Martin product manager - creative LED, lighting and control. “With more versatile control features, along with even more robust implementation of industry-standard protocols, lighting pros are able to work faster and manage large-scale systems with more ease. And, numerous P3-PC enhancements make that sys
USA - ETC has released Cyberlight LED, a moving mirror fixture born from industry feedback and built in Austin, Texas. Customers with existing mirror fixtures in the themed entertainment market and elsewhere can retrofit those products with Cyberlight LED for more energy-efficient operation and service, says ETC.
The 470W Bright White LED engine and the high-quality optical system delivers 12,750 field lumens with 90+ CRI for superior colour rendering capabilities. A full complement of features are included on Cyberlight LED for creative design possibilities, including colour mixing plus colour wheel, dual rotating pattern wheels, zoom, focus, iris, prism, and diffusion.
Automated lighting product manager Matt Stoner comments, “The lighting industry has been approaching us for years regarding an LED version of the Cyberlight. We took this opportunity to bring the entire fixture up to date with modern automated luminaire technology. By introducing a smaller gate size, we have provided a fixture with a much broader feature set, wider zoom range, and encoded pan and tilt system. In addition, the fixture includes a transferable LED engine, and a maintenance design that prioritizes longevity and precision."
Themed environment specialist Scott O'Donnell adds: “The super-fast speed of the Cyberlight is beyond any other fixture in the market. And since you can neatly stow the fixture away in the décor, Cyberlight is exactly the kind of light needed to create a dazzling themed environment.”
Germany - Cameo will debut the OTOS H5 at Prolight + Sound 2022, a new IP65-rated hybrid moving head suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Developed in Germany, this beam/spot/wash fixture has a wide range of application options and targets the requirements of professional lighting designers as well as rental and installation companies.
The multi-functional spot light has a high light output ideal for night clubs and large-capacity locations, whilst its IP65 certification makes it suitable for outdoor areas such as open-air concerts and classical festivals. Due to its versatility, the OTOS H5 can also be utilised for TV and film recordings. The fixture boasts a range of effects and weighs 33 kg, making it the lightest product in its power class according to the manufacturer.
Daniel Wrase, Cameo’s product manager light technology, comments: “We are delighted to finally be able to present the OTOS H5 to all lighting professionals, and we’re convinced that its pioneering features will make it the new market standard for hybrid, outdoor-capable moving heads in its class.”
Visitors to Prolight + Sound can see the new OTOS H5 at the Cameo trade fair stand (hall 12.1, stand B24) from 26-29 April.
UK - Celestion has announced that the G12H-150 Redback is available as a Dynamic Speaker Response (DSR), the digital speaker responses that capture the sound and feel of the speaker’s dynamic, non-linear responses for more tonal detail.
All Celestion DSRs are designed especially for use with SpeakerMix Pro, the self-contained studio-grade DAW plug-in dedicated to bringing ground-breaking levels of detail and realism to guitar and bass speaker tone. The complete collection of DSRs, as well as the SpeakerMix Pro plug-in, is available for download at CelestionPlus.com.
The Celestion G12H-150 Redback is a guitar speaker built to deliver ‘towering slabs of frightening, monstrous tone, but still has the detail and clarity you need to play loud and clean’. Constructed with a supersized 2-inch voice coil, combined with the heaviest G12 magnet and a ton of engineering expertise, the Redback delivers a tight, fat low end, more laid-back treble and enough midrange character to deliver compelling lead lines. Users can get gargantuan tone direct to their modelling amp or digital audio workstation and dial in balance, responsiveness and superb playability delivered by the Redback with muscular ease.
USA - PreSonus Audio Electronics has announced the global launch of two new products in Revelator line t- he Revelator Dynamic USB vocal microphone and Revelator io44 audio interface.
Like its sibling, the Revelator USB large diaphragm condenser microphone, the Revelator Dynamic mic offers easy-to-use presets that let recording vocalists quickly customise their sound and create a mix for studio recording, live streaming, and podcasting. The Revelator Dynamic utilises the same custom-built, dynamic microphone capsule found in the fan-favourite PreSonus PD-70 broadcast microphone.
Like the PD-70, the Revelator Dynamic is designed to capture the human voice cleanly and clearly by eliminating breathiness, unwanted reverberance, and even ambient room noise. This allows the Revelator Dynamic to be set up in virtually any space, capturing the perfect vocal take, every time, allowing home recordists to set up their studio just about anywhere, says Presonus.
The Revelator io44 features a compact design that fits in the palm of your hand. The four-in, two-out audio interface is bus-powered via its USB-C compatible jack and can serve as the heart of an ultra-mobile recording studio as well as the core of a streaming rig. The Revelator io44 features a combo mic/instrument input with the clear, clean sound of PreSonus’ famed XMAX-L mic preamp, as well as a ⅛-inch line-level stereo input for DJ mixers and mobile devices. A high-powered, ⅛-inch stereo headphone output works with regular headphones and TRRS gaming headsets (mic in, stereo out). Balanced ¼-in
Europe - Austrian Audio has announced that the OC818 professional, large diaphragm microphone, will now also be available in black. The new colour meets the demands of broadcasting, podcasting, live performance, and streaming, says the Vienna-based manufacturer The black OC818 is designed for situations where the mic needs to blend in and leave the focus on the performance.
Engineered and manufactured in Austria, the OC818 is equally at home with studio, broadcast and live applications. As the ceramic capsule design is so consistent, any OC818 is match-paired with any other OC818, and when in cardioid mode, it can also be match-paired with any OC18, its affordable smaller brother.
The OC818 has proven itself as a studio and stage allrounder and has been endorsed by engineers like Obie O'Brien, Michael Abbott, Dave Natale, Jim Ebdon, Colin Norfield, Adrian Hall, and others.
The black OC818 comes with an entire suite of software, making the OC818 more of a recording system than just a mere microphone.