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
UK - One lucky visitor who attends a training session at the ChamSys PLASA stand (E23) will win a new special edition Red MagicQ PC Wing. But even those who don’t win, will take away something invaluable - insights into a series of products that will elevate their level of control over shows to new heights, as the company showcases its expanded line of MagicQ Stadium consoles.
Occupying a high-profile podium at the stand will be the powerful MagicQ MQ250M. This high-capacity console can control up to 128 universes without any additional processing equipment.
The versatile MagicQ MQ250M offers a range of features, such as 10 backlit playback encoders with executors.
Joining the MagicQ MQ250M in the training room will be the 64-universe capacity MagicQ Stadium Connect, a PC-based programming interface with the same programming keyset and dual crossfaders as the MQ250M and MQ500M will also be on display.
As for the chance to win the Red MagicQ PC Wing, visitors simply have to register and attend one of the ChamSys training courses running during PLASA 2021,
Conducted by James Harrison, Dan Coombs and Rebbecca Cadd of ChamSys, the courses include: MagicQ Basics; Intro to GDTF and MVR with MagicQ; Timeline Trackers and Multi Emitter Colour Picker and Getting Started with MagicVis Visualisation. Sessions will be held throughout the day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. For times and to register, visit the ChamSys website, test
UK - Sennheiser is back on the floor at the PLASA Show. Taking centre stage at this year's event will be Evolution Wireless Digital (EW-D), Sennheiser’s new UHF digital system with increased bandwidth, billed as the highest input dynamic range and lowest latency of any digital wireless system currently available.
Visitors to the show will also have the opportunity to see Sennheiser’s flagship Digital 6000 Series, which continues to find favour with theatre productions and live music, as well as the complete line-up of wired vocal mics, including the recently launched cardioid MD 435 and supercardioid, high-rejection MD 445 models.
The Sennheiser team will be available to welcome show attendees onto their booth, with product demonstrations taking place throughout the day.
“Over the years, we have been a regular part of the PLASA Show, whether with dedicated showfloor space or in collaboration with Sennheiser reseller partners,” says Kevin Gwyther-Brown, business development manager, professional audio at Sennheiser. “With last year’s event being cancelled due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to be back to enjoy the new format of PLASA in the Grand Hall at Olympia London. This year, we will have our own booth and also sponsor the bar at the SSE Audio/Solotech area, where we hope our existing and potential customers will have a drink on us and enjoy the show!”
UK - At this year’s PLASA Show, on stand D4, Data Strategy will showcase QC-Check’s integration with SimplyPATS, a software programme that specialises in providing the download of data from over 50 PAT Testers.
This integration was developed to allow QC-Check to import into its database the test results from other manufacturers’ Portable Appliance Testers. It offers the facility to use the powerful QC-Check database to selectively filter equipment requiring a test into manageable chunks of data and download it to the client testers.
The new SimplyPats integration will be demonstrated on an operational, two-bay QC-check workstation. New and existing customers will see the simplicity of adding test results to one database of equipment for which a portable PAT tester is the only logistical solution.
The two-bay QC-Check workstation, custom engineered for Data Strategy by SES Entertainment, features the robust test hardware capabilities of Out Board’s PAT-4 PAT Testers, CAB-5 cable testing, as well as RCD (distro) processors.
UK - Artistic Licence is featuring a spread of new and established products at Olympia.
Commissioner multi is a hand-held tool for testing, programming and configuring DMX512/RDM and DALI lighting installations or fixtures that has already generated considerable interest.
candlePower octo is being officially launched at PLASA Show 2021. It is a DMX512/RDM controlled eight-channel LED dimmer. Each channel can be individually set to constant current (CC) or constant voltage (CV).
sunDial quad is an award-winning DMX512/RDM controlled 4-channel trailing edge mains dimmer. The product works 'out of the box' with dimmable replacement LED bulbs.
For those who use DALI, Artistic Licence will be showing its latest DMX512-to-DALI conversion product, DMXtoDALI quad. With support for DALI DT8 (colour), DMXtoDALI quad is specified for the new generation of DALI products coming to market.
Finally, artLynx uno is arecently launched single universe ethernet gateway. It forms part of our best-selling artLynx range of DIN rail mounted solutions for Art-Net/sACN to DMX/RDM conversion.
Europe - DPA Microphones and KLANG:technologies have teamed up to create a system that will enable live event teams to immerse singers and musicians in their on-stage performances. The solution integrates DPA’s 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone and KLANG’s Immersive Mixing Processor. In addition to the benefits of KLANG’s panning capabilities, the use of DPA surround mics replaces the need for large quantities of microphones to capture the entire environment.
Initially inspired by high-profile live sound users, the collaboration ultimately came to fruition during a series of workshops between KLANG and DPA. Engineers from the brands saw a natural bridge between the uncoloured DPA sound and the KLANG processing, which makes the system well-suited for everything from small clubs to large arena tours.
Dedicated pre-sets can be integrated through the KLANG:app, a control application for all KLANG immersive in-ear mixing processors, including the just released KLANG:vokal and KLANG:kontroller. DiGiCo users can also take advantage of the full workflow implementation on the surface of their SD or Quantum range desks.
KLANG will add presets to its in-ear technology that work directly with the DPA 5100 Surround microphone. “The goal is to make it even easier for people to assimilate the DPA 5100 with all our solutions,” says Dr. Roman Scharrer, CEO of KLANG:technologies. “For touring engineers, it’s always important to have a really straightforward, fast and reliable workflow to get the best possible result; the DPA 5100 used in conjunction with
UK - KV2, like so many, is eagerly looking forward to exhibiting at its first live tradeshow since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. PLASA Show 2021 at Olympia London (5-7 September) will offer the opportunity for the pro audio specialist to meet customers and colleagues in person as well as offering live demos in its exclusive demo room.
Situated in the London Room to the left of the main entrance, KV2’s demo room is open all day, every day – no pre-booking is required, interested parties may come and go as they please. This facility will offer industry professional and users the invaluable opportunity to experience a selection of KV2’s leading range of products at their leisure.
“We’ll be showcasing our VHD 2.0 high performance point source touring and installation system accompanied by our revolutionary VHD 4.21 subwoofer system which delivers truly exceptional power and control coupled with a class-leading ‘Green Efficiency’ low consumption power supply,” reveals KV2’s Jonathan Reece. “Together, these systems highlight why some of the world’s largest dance clubs and major theatre shows along with renowned live touring engineers are embracing KV2’s True Point Source approach to large format audio reinforcement.”
Also on demo will be the newly released CS Series that has been specially designed to deliver ultra-high vocal intelligibility and music reproduction in a compact form factor. A variety of flexible mounting options and easy connectivity make the CS range an ideal candidate for the corporate and
India - Harman Professional Solutions has launched the JBL Commercial CSSM100 studio condenser microphone in India.
This new studio microphone is designed for audio inputs for both vocal and instrument sound and is suitable for both studio recording and for on-stage performances.
Speaking on the launch, senior director, sales and marketing, Harman Professional Solutions in India and SAARC, Aditya Todi, said “The industry is witnessing a surge in content creation and consumption, which has given rise to at home and smaller studio set ups. This affordable range of studio condenser microphone is the go-to audio device for upcoming singers, instrument players, public speakers or just anyone looking for a quality sturdy microphone. With its pro audio quality, JBL CSSM100 brings out a pristine sound, making sure that users sound their best always.”
JBL Commercial CSSM100 has an all-metal rugged body with sturdy front grille allowing for ‘unrestrained use and lively spirited performances’. The primary sensitivity in-front of the microphone is ensured by the hyper cardioid pick-up pattern.
UK - MDG is returning to the PLASA Show 2021 as an exhibitor (stand E19) and looking forward to seeing so many of its customers and colleagues face to face. MDG UK’s stand will be beside the Robe stand once again, with plenty of MDG products on show:
The ATMe haze generator will be shown alongside ATMe WPE, the IP55-rated weather-proof and dust-resistant version, designed specifically for the challenges of outdoor use.
The MDG’s Me2 fog generator produces a pure white fog with fine particles in unbelievable volume, governed by the finest of control, while theFAN, MDG’s ultra-compact, variable speed digital fan, can direct the output wherever it is needed.
MDG’s ICE FOG Q is capable of producing ‘beautiful low fog effects’ and will be shown in its high-pressure version (ICE FOG Q HP).
No show would be complete without theONE award-winning dual haze and fog generator (which has seen duty on tour with the likes of Pink, Celine Dion, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Muse, and many more) and this year’s PLASA is no exception. theONE will be providing the atmospheric effects for the Robe show on the stand next door.
UK - Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera will highlight its three newest product innovations - all launched this year - at PLASA 2021 on the booth of its UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions. PixelBrick, AX2 PixelBar and the AX9 PowerPAR will make their trade show debuts.
Astera’s sales director Sebastian Bückle commented, “PLASA will be one of the first established industry trade shows to take place as events and expos gradually re-start post-pandemic, and we know there is a huge enthusiasm from everyone in the entertainment sector wanting to finally get together and meet face-to-face again after such a challenging and uncertain 18 months.”
PixelBrick is designed for concerts, events, filming, or broadcast scenarios and can also be utilised as a compact, light (1.1kg) and y handy up-lighter like an AX3 LightDrop. It can be 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.
The AX2 PixelBar is a linear wash fixture with wireless control, onboard battery, individually addressable LEDs, ultra-high colour rendering, digital colour calibration and a 21-degree beam.
As the name implies, the AX9 PowerPAR is a high-intensity, all-purpose everyday LED lighting fixture with battery operation, wireless control, and quality engineering. AX9 is the ‘big brother’ of Astera’s successful AX5 TriplePAR.
Also highlighted on Booth C11 will be Astera’s award-winning Titan family of LED tubes - the original Titan Tube p
UK - In a post-pandemic world, Robe looks forward with a range of new products designed for ‘maximum performance, versatility and operational life aspects for the entertainment and production industry’.
Product wise, there is a big emphasis on Robe’s Transferable Engine (TE) LED technology on Stand E19.
The booth features another eye-catching design with The Show Goes On, inspired by - among other things - rapper Lupe Fiasco’s insightful Billboard Top 10 hit of the same name.
This year’s PLASA show has the additional dynamic of teaming up with ABTT who will be hosting their own theatre-dedicated Hub area of the show floor.
With the performing arts in mind, Robe will highlight its T range of luminaires designed specifically for this demanding discipline - notably the new T2 launched a few months ago and the soon-to-be-revealed T11 which will be previewed.
The stand’s own lightshow will feature 40 x T11 luminaires in action, being seen for the first time in a ‘live’ show situation ahead of its official launch later in September.
The T2 Profile is a high-powered fixture utilising Robe’s multispectral LED engine to achieve next level brightness, colour detail and quality to throw its beautiful light over impressive distances.
Manufacturing the light-engines in-house in its factory in the Czech Republic, Robe offers the world’s first full range of LED Transferable Engine lighting fixtures - an intelligent, powerful, and eco-friendly lighting solution for now and the future which enables different engine
UK - ETC will be returning to the PLASA Show at the Olympia London this year for its joint ‘come-back’ industry event with the ABTT. ETC will be attending the trade show to connect and network with old and new faces, present in-depth product seminars and showcase newly launched fixtures on stand B29.
Sales Manager for ETC Ltd, Darren Beckley comments: “After a long and challenging period for our industry, we are really looking forward to returning to PLASA and catching up with our customers in-person. Throughout the past 18 months, ETC has continued to innovate and develop its product offering and we are excited to share some of those products with visitors to the show.”
Attendees will be able to join a series of seminars hosted by ETC product specialists during the three-day show. The available sessions will explore Comparing Moving Lights, Multi-emitter LEDs and Incorporating Augment3d into your workflow.
ETC’s stand B29 will also feature some of the latest fixtures that the company has launched including Lonestar, Source Four LED Series 3, Desire Fresnel, ColorSource Spot jr and more. For anyone who can’t attend the show, ETC’s online demo studio has product experts available to give tailored one-to-one demonstrations on these and any other ETC products, suited to your needs. Slots can be booked via etcconnect.com.
UK - Avolites heads to PLASA Show in London Olympia this September (stand D17) as the company celebrates its 45th anniversary.
From humble beginnings underneath a Hammersmith railway arch in 1976, the company has been at the cutting edge of major developments in the lighting sector in the decades since. From the first programmable consoles designed to control the then-new intelligent lighting arrays of the 1990s, to the rise of the media server, the virtualised console, and the blending of lights and video into a single visual canvas, the company's products have been instrumental in the success of some of the biggest events in history.
As the industry starts to recover post-Covid, the latest generation Avolites technology is being used on some of the largest tours, stages, festivals, corporate events and cutting edge installs around the world. At this year’s PLASA Show the company will be highlighting the power of its new flagship Diamond 9 console, which features vast screen real-estate, all-new controls, and unique media integration that intuitively combines the control of all visual aspects of a show.
Alongside the Diamond 9 console, Avolites will be showing the latest versions of its Q3 Media Server, that unlocks 4k playback through a single DisplayPort 1.2 connection; the ability of the Titan Net Processor’s networked DMX processing to act as the hub of expanded lighting installations; and how the optical Titan Net Switch can connect FOH to stage over large distances.
Europe - Yamaha has announced new additions to its line-up of professional audio speakers, the powered DHR series and passive CHR series, each with three models optimized to ‘meet the demands of a variety of sound reinforcement applications’.
Positioned between the flagship DZR / CZR series and the popular, affordable DBR / CBR series, all DHR and CHR units feature custom transducers, premium plywood cabinets and a tough polyurea coating.
The DHR15 and CHR15 two-way, 15-inch units are designed for front of house applications, including dual angle pole mount sockets, M10 rigging options and excellent full range performance.
The DHR12M and CHR12M are Yamaha’s first dedicated coaxial 12" floor monitors, delivering precise, phase coherent monitoring in a low-profile form factor. A side pole-mount adds flexible use as an outfill or a portable main PA unit.
The flexible, two-way DHR10 and CHR10 are 10-inch units designed for use as fills or delays, with the most flexible configuration and mounting options. These ‘utility’ speakers also feature a rotatable 90º x 60º horn so, whether pole mounted or flown using the inbuilt rigging points or with an optional U-bracket, the DHR10 and CHR10 can be installed virtually anywhere.
All DHR models feature Class-D amplification, flexible ‘in the box’ DSP, easily switched line/mic inputs and an onboard, quick-access two channel mixer, while CHR models include dual NL4 connectors and advanced DSP via tailored amplifier presets available in Yamaha’s PX and PC-D series amplifiers.
USA - Chauvet Professional’s aptly named Rouge Outcast 1 BeamWash is a new compact IP65 rated fixture, which weighs only 20.2 lbs.
“The Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash breaks new ground,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “By going beyond the standard beam/wash concept to include an outer ring, we’ve been able to offer designers a compact, but powerful, fixture that opens a world of design possibilities.”
Made up of 97 RGB LEDs, the pixel mappable outer ring features 12 zones of control and can be run independently from the centre pixel beam/wash. A stealth filter hides the outer ring when it’s not in use, so the fixture appears and works as a pure beam/wash.
Designers can control the background colour and foreground effects independently on the outer rim. This allows them to create complex multi-coloured looks on the rim whether they are pixel mapping or using the fixture’s extensive library of built-in effects.
The centre of the Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash consists of seven bright 45-watt RGBW LEDs capable of producing a 4,073 lumens output. Advanced optics incorporated into the fixture’s design result in excellent colour blending and tight beam effects. (A 3.9ﹾ to 55ﹾ zoom range ensures maximum coverage.)
The Rogue Outcast 1 Beam Wash is loaded with high performance features. Among these are 16-bit dimming of the master dimmer and individual colours. There are six distinct dimming modes for advanced control.
Other features include emulated red shift, selectable PWM settings for broadcast applications, remote acces
USA/Europe - The High End Systems Lonestar offers the brightness, quality and performance of ETC’s bright white LED framing fixtures in a more compact and powerful package. With 15,400 lumen output and a rich feature set, Lonestar is designed for lighting systems in small to medium-sized venues. The luminaire’s colours, powerful zoom, full curtain framing, diffusion and prism effects make Lonestar a versatile and affordable tool for designers who want maximum performance from a mid-sized automated fixture, says the company.
Automated lighting product manager Matt Stoner comments, “With the Lonestar, we aggressively reduced fixture size and cost to make a luminaire that fills the needs of venues of all sizes and design aesthetics. With punchy output, framing, and a full complement of effects and colour capabilities, Lonestar will bring high quality and professional feature sets to a size and price where professional quality was formerly out of reach.”
Tania Lesage, brand manager for High End Systems, adds, “Lonestar is a simple yet powerful mix of three ingredients: an impressive feature set, ETC’s quality service, and a great price tag. From upgrading your lighting in churches or clubs to switching your school stage to all LED, Lonestar does any job in the most effective, reliable, and economical way. We are very excited to bring this product to the market.”
France - L-Acoustics has announced the launch of the newest addition to the SB line-up, the SB10i. Delivering the same sonic signature of the company’s much larger subs, but from a’ vastly scaled-down enclosure design’, SB10i is not much larger than two side-by-side shoe boxes.
“The L-Acoustics R&D teams took on the challenge of designing a low-frequency enclosure with the L-Acoustics sound in a living room-proportioned enclosure,” says L-Acoustics product manager Germain Simon. “Even though it may sound like it defies the laws of physics, our new SB10i is a brilliant realisation of that objective. It condenses the full power of an SB Series sub into an incredibly small, efficient package that will fit into any environment where a visually discreet yet high-performance system is desired.”
Equipped with a single 10-inch driver, 27Hz bandwidth limit, and 124 dB maximum SPL output, the high-powered SB10i measures only 21.3” L x 21.3” W x 6.7” H (540 x 540 x 170mm) and weighs a mere 33 pounds (15kg). Sonically corresponding with L-Acoustics X4i and 5XT ultra-compact coaxial speakers, the new sub has a discreet design, and is available in RAL colours, making it a prime choice for high-end residential and commercial environments, and sophisticated hospitality settings, sports luxury boxes and museum installs.
“There has been increasing demand in the residential and commercial markets for audio systems that give the same experience as being at a dynamic, vivacious live show," says Nick Fichte, global business manager for L-Acousti
UK - Visitors to stand E-23 at PLASA “won’t believe their eyes or ears” when they see - and don’t hear - Chauvet Professional’s Maverick Silens 2 Profile and the Ovation Rêve fixtures, says the manufacturer.
Described as “see all, hear nothing from curtain to camera”, both fixtures are expected to generate a loud and enthusiastic buzz among those involved in theatre and broadcast lighting as a result of their high output and performance features.
“We’re creating an immersive environment at PLASA that’s all about exceeding any one viewer’s perspective,” explains Michael Brooksbank, managing director of Chauvet Europe. “With ABTT merging with PLASA, we know that there will be a greater theatre presence at this year’s show. Broadcast professionals should also be well represented; and our team is eager to introduce these visitors to two products that are ideal for their markets.”
This enthusiasm is easy to understand when looking at the Maverick Silens 2 Profile. Already impressing with its performance at Paris’ Louis Vuitton Foundation, the 560-watt profile fixture features a completely fan-less design, which allows it to operate in absolute silence, while delivering impeccable colour consistency. Further distinguishing this product are its customised optics, variable CMY+CTO colour mixing, +/- green adjustments, and a host of other features, including animations effects, static gobo wheel, and emulated red shift.
The Ovation Rêve will also be impressing with its “best of both worlds,” design that combines th