Argentina - The country's biggest reggae festival is La Fiesta Mas Popular del Reggae, this year using Nexo STM modular line array systems for an impressive list of international performers, including Kenyatta Hill and local stars Nonpalidece.

With six studio albums to their name, festival headliners Nonpalidece have been Argentina's leading reggae band for nearly twenty years and regular performers at music festivals all over the country. Also on the bill was Ponto de Equilibio from Brasil, the Daara J.Family Sound System from Senegal, and C4, also from Argentina. All acts were using Nexo's 45°N12 line monitors on stage.

Rental company Valiente Produciones, with support from Los Angeles Musica, designed a substantial STM rig for the venue, the Platense Stadium in Buenos Air

Spain - Chosen for festivals throughout Europe over the summer, the Roland M-5000 and M-5000C Live Digital Console combination once again proved to be a hit with the engineers at the recent Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM) Festival.

Taking care of FOH and monitors for the La Mercé headline stage at BAM, the M-5000 and M-5000C together with Roland Digital Snakes provided a flexible and intuitive solution with their O.H.R.C.A architecture rapidly adapting to all the changing requirements and offering appropriate workflows for each situation.

The BAM Festival, now in its twentieth

USA - Just in time for AES 2015, MADI specialists DirectOut, has brought out MADI.MONI, a highly ergonomic MADI tester and mobile MADI monitoring tool. MADI.MONI has been specifically designed for MADI testing and monitoring in the field and has the smallest footprint of any mobile MADI monitor on the market, says the company.

MADI.MONI offers a simple, uncluttered interface enabling users to see at a glance all format parameters as well as the signal quality of a MADI stream. Operation is extremely straightforward via four push buttons on the UI including a volume/channel selection t

The Netherlands - Eight years after the introduction of the original, Alcons has launched the mkII version of its successful CRMS Cinema Reference Monitor System.

The CRMS is a three-way sound system design to offer "the most natural 1:1 Digital Cinema and HD audio sound reproduction possible".

Featuring the patented RBN401 pro-ribbon driver, the CRMS combines a remarkable clarity and intelligibility, with a unusually high headroom SPL. The Alcons pro-ribbon drivers have up to 90% less distortion than any conventional mid/high transducer, while the very high peak power han

Germany - Shure has announced the availability of a new version of its ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App - designed for use with Shure MOTIV Digital Condenser Microphones. Version 1.1 of the newest iOS app offers a host of new features, including five-band EQ and gain adjustment controls for the MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, the MV5 Digital Condenser Microphone, and MVi Digital Audio Interface.

For an optimised experience, the list of user-friendly ShurePlus MOTIV features now also includes AirPlay compatibility and Bluetooth support for instant playback over a

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