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qsc-premium-business-music-solutionsQSC shipping Business Music Solutions
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - QSC has started shipping its recently announced Premium Business Music Solutions - the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers, and AcousticDesign Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. These components offer a complete end-to-end audio solution for background and foreground music reinforcement in retail, restaurant, hospitality and other commercial spaces.
“QSC Premium Business Music Solutions represent a blend of QSC’s long history of quality and product leadership across amplification, processing, mixing, control and loudspeaker technologies,” says David Fuller, senior director of product management - live sound, QSC. “We set out to reimagine the business music category by dramatically simplifying the configuration and installation process, providing flexible control options for a diverse set of users. This comprehensive portfolio delivers a user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, high performance background/foreground audio experience unlike anything currently available.
The QSC Premium Business Music solutions are now available in North America and coming soon in Europe and Asia.
(Jim Evans)

rayzor-760Elation introduces Rayzor 760 with SparkLED
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - When Elation Professional showed the new Rayzor 760 LED luminaire with SparkLED technology at trade shows in Europe and North America last fall, the response from LDs on both sides of the Atlantic was overwhelmingly positive. Elation has now announced that the compact wash light - the first to feature Elation’s innovative SparkLED LED pixel effect system – will be available from February in the US and Mexico and from March - in Europe.
Driven by seven independently controlled 60W RGBW LEDs with a 5° to 77° zoom, the Rayzor 760 can produce a well-defined mid-air beam of over 8000lm that stands out on any stage and then spread exceptionally wide for even wash coverage.
The fixture’s seven oversized front lenses create a large surface that is enhanced by SparkLED technology, 28x2W white LEDs strategically placed inside the lenses themselves to create a unique additional layer of effect. The dedicated high-brightness pixels give lighting designers all new possibilities to create layers of effect through elegant lens illumination and eye-candy twinkle effects. The new effect concept allows designers access to a fresh, fun and innovative way of creating interest and depth on stage, says the company. SparkLEDs are controllable via the lighting console or driven by a multitude of internal FX patterns.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
peaveyunitydr16leftmainPeavey Unity DR16 lands in the UK
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

UK - Peavey UK has confirmed the immediate availability of its new Unity DR16 16-channel digital mixer in the UK.
The first entry in the Unity Series of digital mixer products, the Unity DR16 is an expandable mixing solution that delivers professional-grade audio, controllable via the Peavey Unity Mix iOS app (an Android version is expected soon).
The Unity DR16 offers 16 inputs, with eight of those inputs boasting Peavey's Silencer mic preamps. Every input features a Priority Ducker as well as the ability to group Mute and Solo, and all of the input EQs have the Classic Peavey Mid-Morph EQ, which enables the user to easily tune in optimal tone. Also included are two assignable mic input channel Feedback Eliminators and separate Feedback Eliminators on the auxes and mains.
With four effects processors and highly advanced reverb algorithms, the Unity DR16's onboard effects are more than enough to meet the user's needs, says the company. The Unity DR16 features a mixed network configuration of up to 10 Ethernet and four Wi-Fi connections at the same time, allowing the user the flexibility and mobility to adjust the console from the stage or live room via the Peavey Unity Mix iOS app. A Unity Mix desktop app is also available for PC.
All Unity DR16 outputs feature a parametric EQ, a 31-band graphic EQ in cascade and an automatic feedback eliminator. The mixer's advanced monitoring capabilities allow selectable monitor sources, as well as the ability to leverage Aux 3/4 as stereo or mono monitor sends. An Extension Card provides the option to m

 
nx-2Elation brings innovation to NAMM
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

USA_ Visitors to the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Centre will be able to see some of Elation’s latest lighting innovations at Booth #11542 in Hall A.
On display – and shipping from February – will be the much-talked-about Rayzor 760, a compact yet powerful LED wash effects luminaire with SparkLED technology. SparkLED consists of 28 individual white LEDs inside the front lens that creates a unique additional layer of effect. Driven by seven, independently controlled 60W RGBW LEDs, the Rayzor 760 with wide zoom projects well-defined mid-air beams as well as an exceptionally even wash. Continuous pan & tilt rotation adds another layer of dynamic effect.
Featuring alongside the Rayzor 760 will be the Smarty Hybrid, a full-featured spot/beam/wash fixture and the most compact CMY colour mixing hybrid Elation has released to date.
Also on show will be the new Protron Eclypse, a high-powered and highly versatile hybrid LED luminaire that can multi-function as a bright blinder, powerful strobe, high-output wash light or creative eye candy effect in one. Featuring (96) 10W CREE RGBW 4-in1 LEDs with pixel zone control, strobe intensity, duration, rate and FX control, the Protron Eclypse can fill multiple requirements in the rig.
Obsidian Control Systems reports that both the powerful NX 2 and the portable NX Wing are now shipping and will showcase at NAMM.
Obsidian Control Systems is offering Capture SOLO lighting design, documentation and visualization software free with any NX Series console purchased.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ssl-live-l550SSL introduces latest Live console options
Monday, 14 January 2019

UK/USA - Solid State Logic has announced the release of SSL Live L350 and L550 consoles, the most powerful SSL Live consoles to date.
Alongside the new desks comes X-Light, a next generation of touring-grade, high bandwidth Dante AoIP infrastructure technology, a new Stagebox and new V4.8 software.
The L550 features a total of 288 processing paths, 36 matrix outputs and 48 VCAs, assignable to any of the 36 + 2 faders on the control surface.
L350 features a total of 216 processing paths, 36 matrix outputs and 36 VCAs in a compact 24 + 2 fader frame.
Both consoles can be augmented with USB Remote Fader Tiles or be connected to remotely from another console, a laptop running SOLSA remote control software, or a tablet running the TaCo control app for a truly flexible and expandable work surface.
The L350 and L550 replace the L300 and L500 Plus in the current SSL Live console range and are showfile compatible with all other SSL Live consoles. All existing SSL MADI and Network I/O Dante stageboxes can be deployed with any combination of SSL Live consoles to suit the requirements of even the most complex production. Upgrade kits are also available to existing L300 and L500 Plus owners who wish to upgrade their consoles to the latest specification to benefit from the processing power increase and keep their console inventory up to date.
X-Light is a high channel count, ultra-low latency interface, carrying 256x256 channels of 96 kHz 24-bit audio plus control data between SSL Live consoles and Dante devices on stage via a single cable. T

 
modulo-kinetic-interfaceISE: Modulo Pi unveils latest Kinetic server
Friday, 11 January 2019

The Netherlands - Modulo Pi has announced a new version of Modulo Kinetic, the media server designed for the most challenging projects. The all-in-one toolbox takes real-time simulation, interactivity, and tracking to the next level with a new upgrade that will be introduced at ISE 2019 in booth K135, Hall 14.
Modulo Kinetic is a fully integrated real-time media server solution that can be used across the complete workflow including show study, simulation, encoding, playback and show control. Modulo Kinetic features a user-friendly 2D compositing tool with non-linear timelines, a low-latency live mixer, and a powerful 3D engine and show controller, all brought into one consistent environment. It handles the most advanced formats including Apple ProRes, HAP up to 8K+, and uncompressed still sequence TGA or 10-bit DPX.
Through Modulo Kinetic’s intuitive and collaborative user interface, one can easily simulate and visualize a show in 3D. Modulo Kinetic’s new version makes real-time VR easy for improved show study and simulation: one single button in Modulo Kinetic’s software allows to visualize a show scene from any angle with a VR headset. No coding is needed to enjoy all the benefits of Modulo Kinetic’s real-time interactive VR.
To optimize performance and usability, Modulo Pi has developed its own tracking system. Available in Modulo Kinetic’s new version, the optical tracking module allows real-time projection on moving objects, as well as video-projectors auto-calibration. Modulo Kinetic is also compatible with other tracking and moti

 
 
bootsy-funktion-oneFunktion-One returns to NAMM
Thursday, 10 January 2019

USA - Funktion-One will return to NAMM Show for the second consecutive year, partnering with, Sound Investment, distributor for North America.
Funktion-One sales director, David Bruml, says: “We felt that NAMM was a good show for us last year, so we’re looking forward to being there again in 2019. We’ll be showcasing loudspeakers from across our ranges and anticipate many productive connections and conversations.”
The Funktion-One/Sound Investment stand 18007 (level 2, ACC North) will showcase the Evo-6E and Evo-6E-L115 loudspeakers from the renowned Evolution loudspeaker series, F124 bass enclosure, a BR118/F1201 system, the PSM318 DJ monitor and the PSM12 stage monitor.
Sound Investment’s Todd Konecny explains: “Our business is built on solid relationships and NAMM gives us the perfect opportunity to connect with both new and existing customers. We were attracted to the show last year, in part because of its renewed focus on pro audio, and came away from it with a lot of positivity about our involvement. We’ve had a busy year and we’re looking forward to heading back to NAMM in January.”
Since NAMM 2018, Sound Investment has delivered Funktion-One sound to a range of installation projects, including: Ravine (Atlanta), Sidebar (San Diego), Academy (Los Angeles) and Palms Casino Pool and Nightclub (Las Vegas) as well as numerous events with the Vero touring system.
(Jim Evans)

 
spatialNAMM: Astro Spatial Audio partners with Clair
Thursday, 10 January 2019

USA - At The 2019 NAMM Show, Astro Spatial Audio and Clair Brothers will partner to bring a series of 3D audio demonstrations to the Anaheim Convention Centre.
Taking place twice daily on stand 17200, the showcases will mark the NAMM Show debut of both companies.
Visitors to the specially configured stand, located on level two of the convention centre’s pro audio-dedicated ACC North wing, will be met by a formidable Clair Brothers system. The manufacturer’s celebrated kiTCurve12-TrueFit continuously variable horizontal dispersion constant curvature array source enclosures will feature a left-centre-right configuration, while the surrounds will comprise a mixture of 10SPOT hybrid coaxial point source and 5CB 5-inch coaxial point source enclosures. Low-end extension will be courtesy of iPS218-M+ active double 18-inch subwoofers.
A single 3U Astro Spatial Audio SARA II Premium Rendering Engine will sit at the heart of the system. Offering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways at 48kHz/24-bit resolution, the award-winning SARA II converts audio signals into audio objects and uses extensive metadata to precisely calculate that object’s position within virtual 3D space up to 40 times per second, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it. The outcome is a truly three-dimensional audio canvas upon which engineers can unleash the potential of their show.
Astro Spatial Audio is entirely brand independent, freeing audio professionals to choose the loudspeakers, consoles and third-party brands they

 
 
bromptonISE: Brompton Technology showcases Tessera
Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Netherlands - LED video processor manufacturer Brompton Technology will return ISE on stand 12-C105.
The company will showcase its new Tessera processor software 2.2.0 for the 4K SX40 processor, to deliver an enhanced feature set that follows the easy-to-use style of its intuitive user interface.
The SX40 is Brompton Technology’s highest-ever capacity processor and offers support for full 4K screens at 60Hz with 12 bits per colour output, a zero-latency up/down scaler that matches the source to the screen, plus all of Tessera’s industry-leading processing features such as ChromaTune colour correction, On Screen Colour Adjustment (OSCA), and more.
Used in combination with the Tessera XD distribution unit, which is a sophisticated single box solution designed to manage the complications of mass cabling that can arise with large LED display systems, the SX40 provides a cost-effective yet powerful system that will support the biggest, brightest and boldest LED projects.
By updating the SX40 to the latest 2.2.0 software, users can now access a suite of handy new features such as Panel On Screen Display (OSD), Processor Redundancy, 90 degree rotation and Chinese language support in the user interface.
The new Panel OSD provides detailed status information right on your panels, enabling sections to be quickly cycled through to access Panel Information, Module Information, Ethernet Information, Video Status, Calibration Information, I/O Status, Temperature plots and Error plots, giving engineers a quick and easy way of identifying issu

 
green-hippoISE: Green Hippo prepares all-embracing presence
Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Netherlands - Green Hippo, the manufacturer of multi award-winning Hippotizer media servers, is set for an all-embracing ISE 2019. The company will operate its own stand (Hall 5, stand W100) where visitors will receive a comprehensive introduction and demonstration of the latest software and hardware development. Attendees can also understand more about Green Hippo’s 3D mapping workflow, demonstrated at numerous global events and projects such as Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and Energy City at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Green Hippo will also be on show on the stand of its sister company, tvONE (Hall 1, stand M140). Paired together, Hippotizer Media Servers and CORIOmaster offer a unique control solution, delivering high-resolution, media manipulation with super-low latency, live capture compositing for a wider range of corporate markets and installations.
Flawless integration has always been a key aspect of the Green Hippo proposition and the company’s ISE team will be demonstrating the power of interactivity and generative content, working with Notch, the real-time visual creation tool on the Green Hippo stand.
Green Hippo’s creative partnerships also extend to Absen, (Hall 12, stand C60) the integrated service provider and manufacturer, showcasing premium-quality turnkey LED display solutions with media manipulation and control delivered by Hippotizer V4+.
Green Hippo’s impact on ISE 2019 will also extend beyond the halls and stands of ISE 2019. Working in collaboration with Integrated Systems Events and Tenfeet, the

 
 
christieaps-series-2Christie introduces APS projector series
Wednesday, 9 January 2019

The new Christie APS Series of 3LCD laser projectors, now shipping, deliver up to 6,500 ISO lumens, which is among the brightest in the industry for this class of projector. The Christie LWU650-APS and Christie LWU530-APS have a five-year or 10,000 Hour warranty (whichever occurs first) and 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio, creating an unmatched combination of contrast ratio, brightness, warranty, durability and affordability.
The Christie APS Series are designed for classrooms, boardrooms, and other small-space environments. Combining the affordability of 3LCD technology with the reliability, performance and operational life of laser illumination, the omnidirectional APS Series offers customers tremendous value without sacrificing quality.
Featuring an efficient laser illumination system and patented optical light path design that uses only one motor, the APS Series provides up to 20,000 hours of reliable, maintenance-free operation for an extremely low cost of ownership. Backed by an unmatched five-year/10,000-hour warranty and a price-point that beats the competition, the APS Series is the class-leader for 5,000-6,500lm projectors.
“Proving low-cost projectors don’t need to sacrifice quality, the Christie APS Series is a robust platform that stands-up to the demands of professional applications. The patented optical light pass design changes the excitation light spot shape from a round spot to a rectangular shape and disperses the energy on the phosphor wheel, which improves the reliability of the phosphor wheel,” says Jim Hall, senior product manage

 
dpa-microphonesdfine-6066-subminiature-headset-with-6060-lavaliersDPA makes NAMM debut with miniature mics
Wednesday, 9 January 2019

USA - Making its NAMM debut, DPA Microphones will be showcasing its smallest high-end pro audio microphone capsule, the d:screet CORE 6060, 6061 Subminiature Microphones and the d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone.
In addition, DPA’s d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone and d:facto 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone will be used during live in-booth performances throughout the show. DPA will also be participating in a variety of educational sessions as well as supplying mics for several NAMM events.
DPA is providing all of the mics for the outside Yamaha Grand Plaza main stage, including d:dicate 4011 Cardioid Microphones, d:dicate 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphones, d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:facto Vocal Microphones, and will be on hand to help the bands with any mic’ing questions or techniques.
DPA is also contributing to Dynaudio’s Unheard Project, which gives new artists the chance to record their music and get exposure on a global scale. Artists will get the opportunity to perform and record live in the Dynaudio Unheard studio throughout the show using a wide selection of DPA instrument and vocal mics, right in the middle of the Grand Plaza area.
On Saturday, 26 January, DPA representatives will take part in two panels at the Hilton, Level 4, Room C7. Vincent Gabriel Antonini, DPA global sales support/new business manager in the U.S. will present as part of the Choosing The Right Vocal Mic session, where he will discuss tips and tricks for selecting the right microphone-type based on a ra

 
 
roeISE: ROE Visual aims to inspire integrators
Monday, 7 January 2019

The Netherlands - ROE Visual is gearing up for ISE 2019 with a new selection of products and integration options aimed at the rental and system integration markets they serve. ROE Visual is located in Hall 12, stand F50.
This year’s stand design will feature a massive Sapphire SP1.5 screen, a Diamond 2.6 video wall and the Black Marble LED system in various applications. Next to these high-end products the ROE Visual stand design incorporates the ROE Strip and the newly released Vanish V8 LED panel.
The versatile Black Marble system has evolved from a fast-building LED floor to a full-fledged system that provides stylish and unique integration solutions, to create floors, multi-level platforms and walls suited for architectural, broadcast or event applications. The system has four different finishes for a classy or fashionable look.
The Sapphire platform is billed as the only NPP system that can be suspended. Sporting a mere 1.5 mm pixel pitch and unique frame structure, Sapphire offers a flawless canvas that is strong and stable. The clever assembly system with intersection layers guarantees a seamless assembly.
The Vanish V8 system offers high transparency. With a transparency of 60% this light-weight LED panel features high-brightness and excellent viewing angles, capturing the audience’s attendance with a surprising visual experience.
(Jim Evans)

 
timax-setting-a-new-standard-in-spatial-audio-at-ise2019-imageISE: TiMax highlights StageSpace
Monday, 7 January 2019

The Netherlands - Immersive audio and show control specialists OutBoard will demo the TiMax 500-series software which enables immersive spatial audio rendering and show programming workflows in live, presentation and experience applications, while also featuring selectable skins optimised for outdoors and show conditions.
Based on detailed input from leading sound design associates, the new TiMax StageSpace allows auto-calculation of dynamic delay-matrix spatialisation objects directly from a map of the venue, speakers and audience/guest spaces.
TiMax spatial objects can be quickly auto-rendered and adapted for different shapes and sizes of presentation and experiential spaces, or stage, audience and audio system configurations. Objects can be fine-tuned by the user, because, as OutBoard asserts “experienced sound designers will tell you it’s the last few milliseconds or dB of adjustment that make the imaging work”.
TiMax OutBoard will also demo their powerful new bespoke FPGA dsp core, destined to break the mould for immersive spatial reinforcement techniques and unparalleled acoustic enhancement.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
logic-systems-pro-webLogic Systems launches Notion line-up
Friday, 4 January 2019

UK - Lincolnshire-based manufacturer Logic Systems Pro Audio has launched the Notion line-up, which replaces the popular ML range and comprises of four two-way systems, ranging from the compact N8 to the powerful N14, plus three sub woofers.
Each full range enclosure features a rotatable horn for horizontal or vertical orientation. Comprehensive mounting options include eyebolt suspension, wall bracket and pole mounting, while ergonomic handles incorporated in the rear of each full range enclosure allow easy handling with all sub woofers having side handles.
All Notion series enclosures are constructed from durable plywood and finished with hard-wearing black textured coating paint with white and customer RAL colour options available to order. The ML series have been a popular product in the Logic Systems range for many years, offering a flexible option for front of house or monitor duty.
Applications range from portable sound reinforcement for live bands, DJs and corporate events to installations in nightclubs, bars, commercial spaces and churches.
Leigh Comins, operations manager at Logic Systems, comments: “The new range brings warmth and clarity of sound and improved overall performance at a price point not previously possible. It’s a fresh, modern design, catering not only the for needs of portability but also installation purposes.
“We’re confident that ML users will be more than happy with the new model,” adds Leigh, “because it offers everything that was popular about the ML - and more - and in a more contemporary

 
next-proaudio-n-rakNEXT-proaudio introduces N-RAK
Friday, 4 January 2019

Europe - NEXT-proaudio has developed a unified rack solution N-RAK, designed for optimum performance flexibility and setup simplicity. The new rack was configured to interface seamlessly, allowing multiple configurations for the entire NEXT-proaudio’s product range.
Part of a family of four different models, N-RAK 20, N-RAK40, N-RAK60, N-RAK80, all the N-Raks are equipped with Powersoft X8 and/or X4 amplifiers, featuring Dante audio networking functionality (optionally).
N-RAK was created as a universal platform developed to facilitate cross-rental between NEXT-proaudio’s users worldwide and to ensure compatibility with the cabling standard of the systems.
The N-RAK has Dante (optional), AES3 and analogue inputs for multiple connections, making the setup process greatly simplified and much more efficient than the former LA Rack. With the Powersoft amplifiers already built in and no assembly required, it’s an easy-to-configure, all-in-one amplifier solution that eliminates the process of building amp racks.
The N-RAK touring rack offers an advanced rack solution for all NEXT-proaudio systems covering signal and power distribution in a plug'n'play touring package.
The N-RAK versatility extends to delivery as well, since its dimensions were projected to allow easy shipment on European trucks, sea containers and other transportation modes, says the company.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
next-proaudiola122v2angleNEXT-proaudio extends LA family
Thursday, 3 January 2019

Europe - NEXT proaudio has announced that its new LA122.v2 as the latest addition to its LA family of line array systems.
The new kit is a re-designed version of the LA122 compact line array, integrating the same internal components into a smaller and lighter box.
LA122.v2 has neodymium speakers custom-made by B&C that can generate 1120W of high-definition power for a very high acoustic pressure, suitable for medium to large scale applications.
This system is suitable for use in permanent installations as well as in touring systems. The new system comprises three models, two line array elements, with different coverage angles (8ºx90º - LA122.v2 and 15ºx120º - LA122W.v2) and a companion subwoofer system allowing a wide configuration versatility - LAs118.v2.
The Hybrid-Horn subwoofer LAs118.v2 is equipped with a custom made B&C, long excursion, 18” neodymium woofer. As it shares the same rigging technology with the LA122.v2 and LA122W.v2, a flexible integration, both on the ground or on the top of the LA122.v2 arrays, is possible.
For touring applications, LA122.v2 can be associated to the N-RAK, a universal distribution platform for power, audio signals and network. The cabinets can be finished in a variety of colours to suit fixed installations.
(Jim Evans)

 
av-di-plus-front-smlISE: ARX Systems launches AV DI box
Thursday, 3 January 2019

The Netherlands - Launching at ISE 2019 next month, the new AV DI Plus from ARX Systems is a stereo AV Active Direct box that features industry standard dual 6.5mm, RCA and Amphenol stereo mini jack inputs and dual balanced Amphenol XLR outputs.
Designed for interfacing computer sound cards, smart phones, iPads and similar devices with professional sound systems, the AV DI Plus provides a simple solution to the increasingly familiar problem of having to deal with a number of different types of analogue audio connectors when connecting to consumer level devices.
The latest addition to the Audibox range of interfaces from ARX Systems, the AV DI Plus converts unbalanced audio signals to balanced, low impedance signals suitable for use with professional equipment and long cable runs. Switchable ground isolation provides low-noise operation suitable for any application, preventing ground loops and other extraneous noise.
As an added feature, for those applications including corporate AV and computer interfacing the AV DI Plus also features a mono'ing switch allowing stereo signals to be easily mono'd, thereby requiring only one mixer channel for playback.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
vtx-a8-array-closeJBL VTX A8 line array now shipping in UK
Wednesday, 2 January 2019

UK - Sound Technology, UK distributor of Harman Professional Solutions, reports that the JBL VTX A8 dual 8” line array loudspeaker is now shipping in the UK and available for demo at the company’s Hertfordshire demo facility.
VTX A8 brings JBL Professional’s flagship VTX A Series technology to compact solutions for small- to mid-size rental and installed applications. It combines proprietary JBL transducers and latest-generation high-frequency waveguide acoustic design to provide unmatched performance, efficiency and 110 degrees of horizontal coverage.
For VTX A8, next-generation transducers and physical design refinements were custom-engineered by JBL to integrate more drivers into a smaller, lighter cabinet for a compact footprint, while still maintaining high output and sonic consistency with the VTX A-Series family.
The VTX A8’s 8” neodymium low-frequency woofer is based around JBL’s 4th-generation Differential Drive technology, featuring a dual-voice coil, dual-gap configuration that maximises excursion, power handling and sensitivity. Midrange drivers are integrated into JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) for a seamless transition across each band and maximum transducer density.
And VTX A8 integrates two instances of the JBL 2423K 2” compression driver found in the larger VTX A12. The innovative JBL 2423K driver combines the compression drive, phasing plug and line array waveguide in a single part, which provides increased accuracy and sensitivity, along with lower distortion and lighter weight.

 
jochen-frohnISE: L-Acoustics to reveal latest ‘innovation’
Wednesday, 2 January 2019

The Netherlands - L-Acoustics will present its latest installation solution to the market at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam (5-8 February).
“ISE continues to grow year over year and attracts integration specialists from all over the world,” says Jeff Rocha, director of product management for L-Acoustics. “This makes it the perfect forum for us to showcase our latest innovations while highlighting the unique and targeted benefits our of existing product lines.”
As well as revealing this new product, the company will be hosting a series of demonstrations and presentations each day, including L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, a trailblazing multidimensional sound technology.
“We look forward to the convenience of reconnecting face to face with so many of our customers at ISE, as well as catering to new demand and clienteles,” adds Jochen Frohn, L-Acoustics director of business development. “As in the past, we expect it to be a busy and successful event.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
audio-precision-b-series-apx555-adc-test-example-block-diagramAudio Precision adds to B-Series
Wednesday, 19 December 2018

USA - Audio Precision has introduced the APx555 B-Series analyser, part of their B-Series APx audio analysers. The second-generation APx555 offers improved sine generator frequency stability, lower system residual distortion, single-ended, balanced analogue output and an optional ADC test mode which provides VBias, a common mode DC Bias.
The arrival of the B-Series APx555 audio analyser brings several enhancements to the analogue high-performance sine generator that will have broad appeal to developers of high-performance audio devices such as compressors, limiters, amplifiers, codecs and digital signal processors, says the company.
This enhanced analogue generator (EAG) - standard with B Series APx555 analysers and available as an upgrade for Legacy APx555 systems - provides several improvements in its low distortion sine generator and high-precision sine analyser, including improved sine generator frequency stability with an accuracy of “Originally introduced in late 2014, the APx555 achieved significant, measurable performance that exceeded all other audio test systems,” says Mike Flaherty, Audio Precision chief executive officer. “With the introduction of the B Series APx555, its enhanced analogue generator and optional ADC Test Mode, the next-generation APx555 raises the performance bar yet again.”
(Jim Evans)

 
evid2018group1800Electro-Voice expands EVID family
Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Europe - Electro-Voice has introduced three new additions to its EVID family.
The C4.2LP (4” low-profile ceiling), C6.2 (6.5” ceiling) and P6.2 (6.5” pendant) join the extensive EVID product line-up, which includes acoustically and aesthetically matched ceiling-mount, flush-mount, pendant-mount and surface-mount models suitable for installation in spaces of every shape and size, indoors or outdoors.
The C4.2LP is a two-way full-range ceiling speaker with a 4” woofer and a 0.75” HF driver. Its low-profile design offers a mounting depth of just 3.75” - the shortest in its class and ideal for tighter spaces.
The C6.2 is a two-way full-range ceiling speaker with a 6.5” woofer and a 1” HF driver. Both the new ceiling models have the same diameter as the existing EVID 8” ceiling speakers, ensuring consistent appearance across multi-model installations.
The P6.2 is a two-way full-range pendant speaker with 6.5” woofer and 1” HF driver. Its magnetic grille allows for easier servicing and installation. Sold per piece and available in black and white, the P6.2 includes a 30W transformer with an 8 Ohm bypass option, and is UL1480A and CSA 22.2 No. 205 certified for indoor and outdoor use.
As with all EVID speakers, these three new models are designed with both the contractor and the listener in mind, combining timesaving features to simplify installation with best-in-class audio performance, excellent value, low-profile looks and robust reliability, says the company.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
v15-kitOutline launches portable systems
Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Italy - Loudspeaker manufacturer Outline has announced the launch and immediate availability of its new portable, competitively-priced systems, V10 and V15.
Engineered for users and performers who transport and operate their own sound reinforcement systems, V10 and V15 are portable yet professional-grade products that will be sold at an affordable price. The enclosures are fabricated from top-quality birch ply, the same material used in Outline’s premium products compared to the moulded plastic favoured by many competitors.
(Jim Evans)

 
fullboarcenterHigh End Systems releases Hog OS V3.10
Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Europe - High End Systems has announced OS v3.10, the latest software upgrade to the Hog 4 lighting console range.
The release offers several new features and enhancements, including Virtual Wings, Playback Bar docking, Compound Fixture Explode, Inhibitive Masters in the background and new Pixel Map stock content.
With Virtual Wings, multiple virtual wings can be opened on a single system, providing additional playback controls when needed.
Playback Bar Docking allows users to swap playback bars easily on the console front panel and wings, providing quick access to more playbacks on a single surface.
Inhibitive Masters (default in new shows) can ‘leave inhibitive masters in the background’, allowing page changes to happen without adjusting/restoring active inhibitive masters. When inhibited, groups in the Groups Directory will indicate their current maximum level and if they are being actively inhibited. Users can now touch a group in the directory and use an encoder to raise/lower the inhibitive on that group, and a new command Group + Release has been added to quickly restore all inhibited groups not controlled by the currently active page.
Other enhancements include various bug fixes, Disable Rem Dim option, Enable Fader option for Grand Master and new Gradient Shapes in Pixel Map stock content.
Senior product manager Sarah Clausen comments: “The HOG development team is stoked to offer these regular updates to our user base. The intent of v3.10’s release is to provide a number of small adjustments that improve your daily

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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