USA Chauvet Professional makes it possible to cover a wider area with an even coloured wash on indoor and outdoor stages. Introduced just in time for festival season, the company’s new IP65 rated COLORado Panel Q40 features a magnetic flood filter that produces a very wide, but still even wash.
Powered by 40 15-watt RGBW LEDs, the rectangular wash fixture has a bright output (up to 9,480 lux at 5m) and creates perfectly smooth edge-to edge colour mixing. An adjustable beam angle of 15° or 24° adds to its versatility.
“We developed the COLORado Panel Q40 in response to the demand on the part of designers for a reliable IP65 rated wash with a wide coverage area that could be used at festivals, amphitheaters and similar outdoor venues without sacrificing colour quality,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “The bright output of the COLORado Panel Q40 also makes it well-suited for outdoor applications.”
Ruggedly constructed, the COLORado Panel Q40 measures 20.27 x 7.71 x 11.96 inches (515 x 196 x 304 mm) and weighs 28.2 lbs. (12.8 kg), making it efficient to setup and transport. Its outdoor rated power and data connectors can be connecting quickly and easily without the need for propriety cabling.
The user-friendly wash fixture can be controlled via DMX, WDMX and RDM. It has a colour temperature range of 2800 to 10000K and selectable Pulse Width Modulation that avoids flickering when lighting concerts and festivals that will be videoed.
“We’re excited about this light,” said Chauvet. “The popularity of festivals has cre
USA - Flex Rental Solutions has announced that Flex5 Phone - its newly designed phone app - has been released to all customers.
Flex5 is the company’s new HTML5 user interface and features a complete rewrite of Flex’s user interface and backend architecture. Flex5 will eventually replace Flex’s current Flash UI by adding a new desktop environment.
Flex5 Phone is already available for download in the Apple App Store for iPhones and in the Google Play store for Android devices. Flex5 Phone replaces Flex Mobile, which is no longer available in the App store.
In August of this year, Flex Rental Solutions announced that it had released Flex5 Tablet.
“We’re really excited about the progress we’ve made bringing new ways for our users to track and manage their inventory in the warehouse and on the go,” says Chris Stein, CEO of Flex Rental Solutions, “our goal with Flex5 is to take the focus away from scanning and put it on what matters: increasing our user’s overall efficiency.”
Flex5 Phone features will mirror Flex5 Tablet. Users can search, call, text, or get direction to a contact right from their phone or tablet. Flex5 has finally freed the warehouse staff from being tethered to large laptops and desktop stations. Users can search and view all inventory and contacts, as well as prep pull sheets, return manifests, create and edit inventory, log maintenance, and more.
Flex Rental Solutions plans future updates for Flex5 Tablet & Phone, however the primary focus now is Flex5 Desktop, with financial document deve
USA/Europe - ADJ has announced the immediate availability of its new and improved PX HEX Series of LED-powered pars.
Building on the success of the original HEX Series of wash fixtures, the new units feature improvements that are the direct result of customer feedback.
The PX HEX Series retains the practical design and colour mixing potential of the original fixtures, but with the added advantage of two professional-calibre enhancements requested by existing users.
The PX HEX Series fixtures are fitted with powerCON input and output sockets in place of the IEC sockets found on the original HEX Series units. This allows for a reliable power connection that locks securely into place and won’t pull out accidentally. It also allows for easy integration into professional stage rigs that are setup with powerCON power distribution.
All of the new units are also fitted with both 3-pin AND 5-pin XLR input and output sockets for DMX control and master/slave linking. This adds to the fixtures’ flexibility, meaning that they can be easily incorporated into either a 3-pin or 5-pin setup and are therefore ideal for use by production and rental companies.
There are four models in the series, each offering a different combination of LED power and casing finish. The 5PX HEX features five 12W HEX LEDs housed in a compact case that is ideal for truss warming as well as up-lighting duties where a powerful wash is required from an unobtrusive fixture. The 5PX HEX PEARL offers the same arrangement of LEDs and casing design, but with an eye-catching all-wh
USA - Lectrosonics has announced a major firmware update for their Duet digital wireless monitor IEM/IFB system, V2.0. The 2.0 Firmware update includes a host of new features and improvements that are the result of valuable customer input, including improved audio quality, shortcuts on the front panel to assist in quick setup, a volume lock and additional flexibility in setting the audio gain and limiter functions. With the new update, users can now do a front panel IR sync operation and similarly turn on or off the RF transmission without requiring access to the menus.
Added flexibility to the M2R receiver audio setup now includes an option for negative gain on the limiter screen, allowing adjustment to the maximum gain available, for instances where artists may be using extra sensitive earphones. The limiter screen now also features a meter showing the amount of gain reduction acting on the signal. Additionally, there is now also a “threshold off” setting, which allows users to bypass the limiter altogether for a more dynamic audio response.
The M2R receiver now lets users turn the LEDs on or off, by pressing the “up” or “down” arrow buttons on the pack, for cases where users might want to minimize the visual impact while worn on talent. And, since many users are employing the Duet system as an IFB solution for broadcast facilities, mono earphones may be used with the receiver. Thus, a stereo/mono earphone selection is available in the menu.
“The Duet system has been an incredibly successful product for us in the past year since its
USA - Elation Professional has merged hybrid with high-intensity in the latest luminaire in the company’s Protron line of strobe lights. Elation has introduced the Protron Eclypse, a high-powered and highly versatile hybrid LED luminaire that can function as a blinder, strobe, wash light or an effect light.
With 96 10W RGBW LEDs that produce 37,000lm of power, the Protron Eclypse offers a full spectrum of colour options, including high-impact white light, for a barrage of coloured or white light effects possibilities. The fixture projects light at a 31° beam angle with strobe intensity, duration, rate and FX all controllable.
The Protron Eclypse comes in a robust housing for durable on-the-road use. Versatile rigging options include an adjustable/removable yoke bracket with three-position mounting holes, ¼ turn omega bracket, and integrated interlocking pins for easy multiple fixture matrix designs. With an IPX4 rating for protection against water spray, the unit is also fit for temporary outdoor use. Barn door and gel frame holder accessories are available for added versatility.
USA - Chauvet Professional’s STRIKE series is expanding to include its first batten fixture. The new STRIKE Saber “packs the intense punch associated with the series’ pod fixtures, but in a linear configuration that features 10 x 17W warm white/amber LED cells,” says the company.
The STRIKE Saber can be utilised as a blinder, strobe, footlight or tunable white wash. It is pixel mappable and can also be used to create captivating chase effects. Adding to the attractiveness and immersive qualities of the STRIKE Saber is its emulated amber shift, which warms the colour temperature of the light as it dims to create a realistic incandescent look. The newest member of the STRIKE family also includes 16-bit dimming for smooth fades.
“The response that our STRIKE series has received from leading designers around the world has been overwhelming,” comments Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Designers told us they wanted more ways to incorporate the STRIKE series’ intense output into their rigs, so we designed a batten unit to complement our pod fixtures.”
He concludes: “With the STRIKE Saber being a batten-style fixture, designers will be able to use it in a wider variety of configurations. We’re very eager to see what they come up with down the road.”
Switzerland - Audio Performance has introduced the compact DLA3 mini line array & MX15HD-Amp Series.
Two new ‘solution-solving loudspeaker systems’ developed and manufactured in Echallens, the DLA3 and MX Series ‘deliver a complete sound reinforcement solution to fulfil the highest demands of audio professionals for both the fixed installation and rental production markets. They both deliver ultimate sonic performance in a compact, lightweight and multi-purpose package’.
The DLA3 Compact Micro line array loudspeaker is a light, simple and versatile product designed to deliver great sound into small and even large venues.
The DLA3 is a one-way full range line array consisting of two 3” full range cone drivers.
Its specific conception enables the DLA3 to reach down to 150 Hz with a flat frequency response of up to 18kHz+/- 3dB). The versatility of the DLA3 in its micro size allows it to be used in many discreet audio applications.
The MX15-amp with its 15-inch coaxial driver & inbuilt class D amp is capable of delivering two channels of 1,255W into 2Ohms.It is suited to sound reinforcement applications in concert halls, live concerts, auditoriums, conference rooms, and theatres.
France - On 27-28 November, ETC will be teaming up with Avab Transtechnik France at JTSE, and this year ‘an exciting announcement’ will be made exclusively at the show. High End Systems will also be exhibiting at the annual tradeshow, which takes place at Porte de la Chapelle in Paris.
Visitors to the stand - 140-141/162-163, Dock Pullman - will gain an overview of the product range, including the latest innovations and lighting solutions by ETC and HES. In Dock Eiffel, in-depth product presentations will also be available in JTSE’s Black Boxes, an area dedicated to demonstrating lighting equipment in optimal conditions.
Amongst the products on display and available for demonstrations are ETC’s Eos family of consoles - Eos Ti, Gio @5 and Ion Xe; ETC’s newly launched Relevé Spot fixture and High End Systems’ SolaFrame 3000, SolaFrame 750 fixtures and Hog 4-18 console.
Relevé Spot is the first member of a new product family for ETC - an automated fixture specifically designed for the theatre. The fixture boasts a calibrated four-colour additive mixing system and a unique Ani-gobo wheel which is paired with a dynamic customisable five-position rotating gobo wheel.
ETC’s Eos family of consoles brings award-winning colour tools and advanced, granular control of your whole rig. Flagship console Eos Ti, as well Gio @5 and Ion Xe will be available for demonstrations at the show this year.
ETC’s EchoTouch controller offers compact, stylish and intuitive touchscreen control of lighting in architectural and smaller entertainment
USA - ADJ has expanded its AV Series of LED video panels with a new high-resolution model.
Each of the AV2 panels features a configuration of 3-in-1 RGB SMD2121 LEDs with a pixel pitch of 2.97mm (0.17”), allowing for vivid video display and a low minimum viewing distance.
With a brightness of 1000 nits and blackface LEDs for superior contrast, the AV2 features a pixel density of 168 x 168, which is equivalent to 112,896 p/sq.m. It offers a wide viewing angle of 160-degrees (horizontal) and 60° (vertical - up and down) from a minimum viewing distance of just 9.75ft (2.97m). This makes it ideal for use in situations where impactful large screen displays are required but that can be viewed from close-up as well as over a long distance.
With compact dimensions of 19.75” x 19.75” x 3” / 500mm x 500mm x 73mm and a low weight of 17.64lbs/ 8kg, the AV2 panels are easy and convenient to rig, transport and store. They feature in-built plastic corner protectors that can easily fold out from the back of the panel to keep the corners safe from knocks during transportation. The AV2 is also fitted with a useful retractable handle, which makes carrying panels easier both for installers and touring road crew.
As with other models in the range, each AV2 panel is divided down into four mini panel modules, which allows for easy serviceability. This means that in the unlikely event that a pixel fault should occur only one of the four mini modules needs to be replaced and returned for repair, not the whole panel.
To make it easy to take an AV2 syste
UK - A new 1000mm Heavy Duty Boom Arm capable of taking the weight of a moving light has been launched by Doughty Engineering. The latest addition to the Boom Arm range is set to offer users an attractive solution without the need for a brace.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty, explains: "Our Boom Arm range is already extremely popular with our customers. The regular Boom Arm works well in most scenarios and has a 25kg Safe Working Load. However, the feedback we were getting from customers is that they wanted something that would allow them to hang moving lights in environments where the overall aesthetic is important."
He continues: "Up until now, anyone wanting to hang a moving light would have to use our Braced Boom Arm which is capable of taking a 100kg weight. However this depends on a brace support which, while effective isn't necessarily the most attractive solution. We hope that the new Heavy Duty Boom Arm bridges the gap. It has a SWL of 50kg which should more than suffice in the majority of situations while still looking good in its place. We hope it's something that our customers will appreciate - and as always, we welcome feedback."
Portugal - NEXT-proaudio has introduced Audio Tool, a free software for speaker and amplifier systems configuration.
This tool includes a database with all NEXT-proaudio passive speakers as well as the company’s digital and analogue amplifiers of the M Series, MA Series as well as Powersoft’s X Series.
The databases include parameters that enables the software to calculate the optimum configuration.
With Audio Tool the user can, automatically, get the best combination between speakers and amplifiers in order to get the best performance from both devices.
Basically the user inputs which speaker model and how many units per amplifier channel and the software sets the recommended amplifier, according to the selected amplifier mode and technology (Stereo/Bridge and Analogue/Digital).
Besides that, Audio Tool, is also capable of automatically calculate the proper limiter settings such as threshold, attack and release times regarding the whole system settings.
Belgium - Developed and engineered in Belgium, Lucenti “brings innovation to the high-speed entertainment lighting industry”. “With power line communication, we saw an opportunity to take festoon lighting to the next level,” say Yoeri Renders and Olivier Leirs who have been developing and testing for the past years to get the Lucenti bulbs durable and the protocols ﬂawless. “By sending the data to control the bulbs over the power line, we reduce cabling. Standard socket wiring can be used to make lines of up to 250 meters long with 128 individually addressable bulbs.”
The ﬂagship bulb called the Pearl has RGB coloured LEDs in the base and a dimmable LED ﬁlament. Each channel is individually adjustable through the controller. With the app you can opt for plug and play, or connect your DMX (wired or wireless) lighting console and integrate it with the rest of your lighting.
The Lucenti team have “managed to create a rugged and intuitive controller that lasts at the rough environments of event venues or production sites”. With its IP67 resistance both bulbs and controller can be used outdoors. More shapes will be added to the Vinci collection soon to give lighting designers more options.
Europe - Highlite International will attend this year’s edition of JTSE, 27 and 28 November in Dock Pullman at Porte de la Chapelle, Paris.
Highlite will present a selection of product innovations from their brands Infinity, Showtec and DAP Audio. The Infinity family with the Chimp Tourpack, the Furion series and Signature range will have its own dedicated stand. Showtec is represented, amongst others, by the Helix 5000, the battery operated Eventspot 1600 Q4 and the Candela Pix 50 outdoor light bar. Dap Audio will have the Celestion powered Odin line array present.
At JTSE this year Highlite occupies two booths showing their current developments in the entertainment business.
Infinity will show the Furion Series, very fast and powerful LED-based moving heads, equipped with Wireless DMX. The Infinity wash lights iW-740 and iW-1240 will be present as well. With a zoom range of 4.5° - 36°, these moving heads can be used both as a washlight or as a powerful LED beam. The Infinity Signature LED based theatre spots which have been designed and developed in collaboration with world renowned theatre spot manufacturer Robert Juliat can be found at the Infinity stand as well.
The Infinity Chimp Tourpack completes the presentation. Regarding the Infinity Chimp light controllers, at the Highlite Academy beginners and advanced users are instructed on how to get the best out of each unit. The Highlite Academy found a strong partner in Oliverdy (booth 18), a true knowledge centre and certified training organization
Showtec offers the Vintage Blaz
Europe - Laserworld has released PL-5500RGB Outdoor, a professional laser system dedicated to the outdoor use of logo, text and architecture projections.
The laser has a waterproof enclosure and has a built-in control interface that can also be loaded laser frames and animations to. The system can either be computer controlled or switched with a timer clock or a timed show playback.
The outdoor laser highly visible in the dark, due to its high power. The scanner system is fast and well-suited to graphics projections, logos or texts. It comes with a special wall mounting bracket, which is designed to be used for fixed installation.
The Laserworld PL-5500RGB Outdoor comes as a complete system including built-in LAN control interface and suitable professional control software.
USA - GLP highlighted its latest products and claimed an LDI Awards at the annual trade show in Las Vegas last month.
GLP products were both on static display and incorporated into a light show, while the award for Best Large Booth recognised the German manufacturer’s stand, designed and programmed by Matt Shimamoto (Volt Lites) in conjunction with GLP Inc. president Mark Ravenhill.
Ravenhill comments: “We were hugely busy throughout the show and saw a great number of people from across the country and abroad. We designed a brand new “Licht!’ bar which became the central attraction of the booth and was surrounded by eight new product launches, all making their debut, which received a fantastic reaction.”
The product array included impression E350 and S350, KNV Cube and KNV Arc, impression FR1, X4 atom Rackmount PSU and products from distributed brands, Cosmic Truss and Scenex Lighting.
Another change for GLP this year was the adoption of a rolling presentation, whereby customers were presented with one of GLP’s new products at regular intervals without interrupting the collective ambience and hospitality of the booth. “This worked extremely well,” adds Ravenhill.
Away from the stand, GLP sponsored the Knight of Illumination Awards category, Award for Arena, at the inaugural US ceremony, which was staged in conjunction with LDI.
The North American GLP Inc team were in non-stop action throughout the show, supported by senior members of the parent company in Karlsbad, including MD Udo Kuenzler and key account manager
Canada - RealMotion, the new technology venture stemming from award-winning experiential design firm Float4, has announced the market introduction of the next generation of its transformative RealMotion content generation and editing platform which now supports full integration with Notch software.
According to director of RealMotion Geoffrey Platt, the second generation updates stem from user requests and research, and they underscore the company’s commitment to make the RealMotion platform the most powerful, flexible and creative content generation and delivery system available for entertainment purposes today.
“We listen to our users,” Platt emphasized, “and we want to evolve RealMotion into a platform that optimizes workflows in the way that creative professionals work in entertainment today. By adding full integration support for Notch, we are directly addressing the industry’s need for the best tools that empower professionals to produce their very best work.”
In addition to the Notch integration, RealMotion now supports the NDI video streaming protocol, offering creators “even more flexibility for every project”.
The company is also adjusting its product catalogue, evolving from performance-based configurations into versions designed for specific vertical market applications, beginning with fixed installations. This new organisation will provide end-users with the specific tools and capabilities they need for the work they do, and comes as a result of market needs.
“Ultimately, the new capabilities introduced to
Christie has announced the launch of the Christie Mirage SST, a high-performance RGB laser projection solution featuring Christie TruLife electronics.
Featuring an ultra-compact, fibre-coupled projection head, the Mirage SST is suitable for complex, demanding applications including theme park attractions, dome theatres and planetariums. Weighting just 110 pounds (50 kilograms) and with its small form factor, the Mirage SST projection head enables installation where space constraints have previously been a barrier. The remote light source allows the chilling equipment to be placed away from the projector head, saving space and ensuring a whisper-quiet experience for audiences.
With TruLife electronics, the Mirage SST delivers 4K resolution at 120fps, or, with an optional license, 480fps at 2K resolution. High frame rates remove blurring and strobing effects in fast-moving images, critical to creating an immersive experience for audiences.
“The Mirage SST joins the recently released D4K40-RGB in Christie’s line up of RGB laser projectors,” says Mike Garrido, senior product manager, Christie. “The Mirage SST brings flexibility to system design and incredible image fidelity, and, as a result, we believe the creation of the next generation of spectacular, immersive visual experiences is now possible.”
The Christie Mirage SST can be installed in single or multi-projector configurations and is compatible with Christie Mystique Install, which simplifies the design, installation and maintenance of multi-projector arrays, and Christie Guardian, whi
Europe - Following early previews at this year’s Prolight+Sound Frankfurt and InfoComm USA, Alcons Audio is now shipping the LR18B.
The LR18B is the dedicated low-frequency extension to the LR18 compact mid-sized pro-ribbon line-array system. It can also be combined with any other Alcons pro-ribbon system as subwoofer in both permanent and portable applications.
The front-loaded system delivers a super accurate bass and sub response with highest output under lowest distortion. The Max-Vent port design combines further increased output with low power compression.
The LR18B is designed for optimal deployment flexibility - it can be used as single subwoofer or in multiples end-fire or cardioid array as well as together with LR18 or in separate sub-only arrays. All functionality is possible in stacked or flown configurations.
Philip de Haan, head of Alcons R&D, comments: “With LR18B we are continuing our philosophy of bringing advanced transducer technology in our designs. The 18” is a new-generation transducer, fitted with a large, dual- 4.5” voice-coil Neodymium motor; This enables a significantly-extended excursion, thus SPL output, while maintaining a high sensitivity.
“Specific attention in this design has been paid to obtain lowest possible distortion; In combination with the SIS sensing circuit onboard the Sentinel, this combination of advanced technologies is a perfect match with our pro-ribbon mid-high systems.”
Europe - Astera’s Titan Tube was awarded a PLSN’s Gold StarProduct Award.
Titan Tube, which also won the PLASA Gold Award for Innovation, is a battery powered linear light tube that can be pixel mapped and controlled via its backside display, wired and wireless DMX or via and an app. It’s a high-end version of the original Astera PixelTube that has been specially re-engineered for the film industry.
With 72W of total power that can be used for up to 20 hours, TitanTube offers a combination of Red-Green-Blue-Mint and Amber LED chips that produce a CRI/TLCI between 96 and 98. It also has a boost mode which allows it to almost triple its output for just under two hours.
Titan Tube comes with a large range of mounting accessories as well as a new charging and transporting case featuring the PowerBox: a removable power supply that also transfers data for DMX control and longer installation.
South Africa - DWR Distribution's annual Prolyte rigging course will be hosted at DWR's HQ in Johannesburg from 28 January to 2 February 2019.
Presented by Rinus Bakker of Rhino Rigs, the course will cover a range of topics from safety, maintenance, lifting materials and force calculations to load tables. The last day of the course is a practical session.
Those interested should be competent in mathematics, says DWR. Delegates who pass the course will receive certification and 48 SACIA CPD points.
The cost is R9 750 including VAT and includes lunch and refreshments. Bookings can be made online.
USA - Bose Professional has released Bose Array Tool, a new AV system design software with intuitive workflow.
Users can trial loudspeaker models, placements, and coverage formations to best match the needs of the venue. The software also provides drawing tools to manipulate room surfaces and loudspeakers dynamically and allows for visualising the speakers’ coverage effect in near realtime.
Once designed, ordering lists, rigging, and array information can be exported for ease of work on site. Version 1.0 only supports designing with Panaray MSA12X, but Bose is adding more models in future releases.
Trevor Donarski, product line manager at Bose Professional, comments: “It was important to us that the software have almost no learning curve. It’s made to help system designers identify optimal loudspeakers and ideal placement with less effort, in less time. Our goal was to design a familiar and easy-to-use tool. And we’ll build upon that simplicity with each update.”
“We know that for system designers, creating ‘quick estimates’ can often waste hours of time,” he adds. “The Bose Array Tool reduces that burden, so you can try out various coverage and SPL options for a specific room and budget and deliver estimates quickly.”
UK - On 6 November (Tuesday), A.C. Entertainment Technologies’ specialist film & TV sales team will be showcasing its broadcast lighting solutions at the KitPlus show, MediaCityUK Studios, Manchester.
Chroma-Q’s Studio Force II high intensity tuneable white (2,800K - 6,500K) wash light will be shown for the first time. The fixture is specifically designed for broadcast and film applications.
Studio Force II complements the Cine Gear Expo award-winning Chroma-Q Space Force tuneable white (2,800K - 6,500K) LED space light/soft light source, which has been adopted by leading television studios and specialist rental companies, including the Marjan Television Network, Aurora Lighting and Pixipixel.
Quasar Science's Q-LED Crossfade Linear fixtures have the benefits of a self-ballasted variable white LED source in a compact, low profile form factor. Q-LED Crossfade Linear lights provide three-point subject lighting to general area lighting, making them ideal for lighting actors or environments. They can also be used as a direct replacement for fluorescent tubes in traditional fixtures.
Using LumenRadio CRMX wireless technology, RatPac's AKS system allows users to control lighting fixtures directly from their mobile phone, tablet or PC. The Cintenna wireless receivers can plug directly into the back of the lighting fixtures themselves, and require no additional rigging hardware.
Tourflex Cabling - AC-ET's in-house custom cable assembly service - can produce all popular types of power, signal and multicore cables used by the broadcast se
USA - ADB Stagelight, Claypaky's theatre brand, won the LDI Award for the Best Debuting Product for lighting with its new ART Centric Lighting line for museum lighting.
The judges wrote: “ART Centric Lighting has created a tuneable white light fixture for lighting works of fine art with sensitivity and class. The spot or wash with a CRI of 97 is controllable via Bluetooth, changing the way you’ll look at works of art.”
Simone Capeleto, ADB's CEO, comments: "The basic principle of ART Centric Lighting is to respect the works of art, which become leading players like actors on a stage. It is no coincidence that the small ART Centric Lighting units are true miniaturised theatre lights: they are made by ADB, a well-established company in the theatre world. They are not just luminaires with an elegant, non-invasive design - they are fixtures with professional optical units that generate a high-quality light, which can be modulated.”
UK - A range of DEEP processing plugins is now available as optional add-ons for its SQ Series, Allen & Heath has announced.
The new options allow SQ users to choose from a suite of plugins ported directly from Allen & Heath’s flagship dLive mixing system, including premium compressors inspired by sought-after hardware units and a collection of powerful GEQs.
Thanks to SQ’s 96kHz XCVI core, based on latest generation FPGA technology, a preamp and compressor plug-in can be used on each of the 48 input channels, while a GEQ and compressor can be applied to each of the 16 mixes. Unlike third-party plugin solutions that require additional hardware, DEEP plugins are built in to the console architecture and add no additional latency to the system, ensuring phase coherency across channels and mixes.
Nic Beretta, Allen & Heath’s head of product, comments: “One of the key reasons for dLive’s success has always been the quality of its on-board processing and now we’re bringing that direct to SQ. These new additions confirm SQ as the most powerful console in its class, and certainly one of the most customisable. As an SQ user, you can pick the combination of plugins that you want and really hone the desk to your applications.
“Whether you need a vintage compressor to bring a studio quality sound to a live vocal, or a precision GEQ to tune an audio system, you can now bring the power of dLive’s DEEP processing to your SQ.”