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17 September 2014

Yamaha flies the flag for Pro Audio at PLASA 2014

Yamaha flies the flag for Pro Audio at PLASA 2014UK - Although absent for PLASA London's move to ExCel in 2013, Yamaha Commercial Audio returns to the show this year to help fly the flag for the professional sound industry. Exhibiting on Stand B85, Yamaha will be highlighting its new RMio64-D Dante/MADI converter for broadcast and live sound applications, as well as the new Version 3 software for CL and QL digital mixing consoles. Both launched at IBC Amsterdam on 12 September, PLASA London will be their first showing at a UK trade event. The RMio64-D allows audio from a CL/QL (or ... More >>

PreSonus & WorxAudio products debut at PLASA 2014

PreSonus & WorxAudio products debut at PLASA 2014UK - Source Distribution is set to host the European debut of key products from WorxAudio and PreSonus at PLASA 2014 in London. Newly acquired by PreSonus, WorxAudio has been at the forefront of loudspeaker development for the US pro touring and contractor markets for over 30 years. The WorxAudio range boasts a comprehensive line-up of more than 20 loudspeaker models that feature integrated rigging hardware for streamlined installation and pack-out. Source will be joined at PLASA by WorxAudio's Hugh Sarvis, who will be showcasing for ... More >>

PLASA 2014: Cadac launches new software and iPad control app

PLASA 2014: Cadac launches new software and iPad control appUK - Luton-based Cadac Holdings Ltd is showing its CDC eight-32, CDC eight-16 and CDC four digital consoles, as well as the LIVE1 compact analogue desk, at this year's PLASA London, on stand B50. The company is launching the latest V2.3 CDC eight software, which brings a host of new features to the flagship concert sound console, as well as exhibiting the CDC MC Router and MC MADI Bridge - integral components of the high performance MegaCOMMS network. Notable highlights of the new CDC eight software update include a Waves interface card ... More >>

16 September 2014

The Lightsock - bright idea, dark solution

The Lightsock - bright idea, dark solutionUK - Every so often one of those invaluable lighting 'gadgets' comes along that is simple yet indispensible. The Lightsock is such an accessory, say the designers. Made of flexible, flame-retardant fabric (rated BS5867 Type B), The Lightsock is a reusable, environmentally-friendly cuff that fits easily around the lens tube of a lantern and any accessory attached to it, whether it be a simple top hat or a colour scroller with top hat. The Lightsock eliminates light spill without the use of conventional heat-resistant adhesive black tape. ... More >>

Sennheiser conference focus at InfoComm MEA

Sennheiser conference focus at InfoComm MEAUAE - Sennheiser is set to conduct the first live demonstrations in the Middle East of its recently launched TeamConnect and ADN-W audio conferencing systems at InfoComm MEA 2014, to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre and taking place in parallel with GITEX Technology Week 2014 between 13 to 16 October, 2014. The company is participating together with its professional audio distributor, Venuetech, and will highlight its range of audio solutions that are increasingly being utilized by the education and hospitality sectors for ... More >>

15 September 2014

New Elation Sniper multi-effect and laser simulator

New Elation Sniper multi-effect and laser simulatorThe Netherlands - Elation Professional has announced the world premiere launch of a "truly innovative game-changing product that is unlike anything on the market today". The Sniper is a new type of hybrid multi-effect lighting fixture and laser simulator that gives the creative LD an all-new tool to create stunning light shows. Unveiled at the PRO Show in Birmingham, England, the Sniper is a revolutionary hybrid beam, scanner and laser simulator in one. Emitting a powerful, precise and ultra-narrow 3° beam, a high-speed X/Y scan and ... More >>

IBC premiere for Lawo mc²36 Ravena console

IBC premiere for Lawo mc²36 Ravena consoleThe Netherlands - Lawo chose this year's IBC as the launch platform for the mc²36 audio console - an all-in-one mixing desk, with a comprehensive feature set that covers broadcast, theatre, house of worship, live and install applications. Along with uncompromised sound quality and Lawo-grade mic preamps, it offers unprecedented value for money, says the company. The compact size of the console belies its power. A powerful DSP micro-core with internal 512x512 port audio matrix, and integrated I/O make it ideally suited to permanent ... More >>

Clear-Com unveils LINQ line at IBC 2014

Clear-Com unveils LINQ line at IBC 2014The Netherlands - At IBC 2014 Clear-Com introduced the LINQ product line. LINQ interfaces are compact devices that enable connection of two-wire partyline with call signaling and four-wire audio over LAN, WAN or Internet IP infrastructures. Based on Clear-Com's patented I.V.-Core technology, LINQ provides the industry with the next step in intercom/audio linking technology, says the company. LINQ is available in two-wire (LINQ-2W2) or four-wire (LINQ-4W2) options. The LINQ-2W2 is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. The LINQ-4W2 can ... More >>

Major debuts from HHB at IBC 2014

Major debuts from HHB at IBC 2014The Netherlands - HHB Communications debuted several important broadcast audio products with co-exhibitors TC Electronic, Dynaudio Professional, Roland and Mogami at IBC 2014. With a strong focus on the latest loudness hardware and software technologies, HHB can assist you in meeting the Digital Production Partnership's 1 October deadline for AS-11 file delivery and R128 loudness criteria. As such, HHB hosted the world debut of the TC Electronic's aNorm adaptive normalisation algorithm and the 1U Loudness Pilot, plus the latest software ... More >>

Sennheiser adds interpreter console to Tourguide range

Sennheiser adds interpreter console to Tourguide rangeGermany - With the new SL Interpreter console, audio specialist Sennheiser expands its Tourguide conference and presentation system with a complete solution for controlling language interpreting channels. As a self-contained unit for simultaneous interpreting, Sennheiser's SL Interpreter brings together all the key functions of an interpreting console. When combined with the rack-mount SR 2020 Tourguide transmitter and Tourguide receivers for the audience, it delivers scalable language interpreting solutions that ensure simple ... More >>

Work Pro equalizer with feedback alert

Work Pro equalizer with feedback alertSpain - WEQ 231 is the new stereo equalizer of 31 + 31 bands with constant bandwidth (constant Q) by Work Pro. The main feature that makes WEQ 231 different is the addition of feedback alert function. The feedback alert allows to check in real time if there is any signal peak on a specific frequency. This warning is visible through the lighting of the LED that belongs to the detected frequency. The system adds a general sensitivity adjustment control in order to hit the right frequency value in the hypothetical case of feedback ... More >>

Audio-Technica launches camera mic at IBC2014

Audio-Technica launches camera mic  at IBC2014The Netherlands - At IBC, Audio-Technica unveiled its new AT8024 mono/stereo camera-mount microphone at IBC2014, aimed at bringing quality audio to DSLR video shooters in a simple and easy-to-use format. The short shotgun microphone is powered by a single AA battery and connects to cameras with an unbalanced stereo 3.5mm TRS jack. Aware of the challenges of recording high quality audio in demanding, often fast-moving situations, Audio-Technica has also equipped the AT8024 with a low cut filter to reduce low frequency rumble and -10dB ... More >>

Yamaha debuts Dante/MADI converter at IBC 2014

Yamaha debuts Dante/MADI converter at IBC 2014The Netherlands - The 'third chapter' of Yamaha's Dante R-series i/o units received its worldwide launch at IBC 2014, with the introduction of the RMio64-D rack unit for Dante/MADI conversion in broadcast and live sound applications. Launched with the CL series digital mixing consoles in 2012, Yamaha's Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D i/o units were followed in 2013 by the Ri8-D and Ro8-D, all delivering outstanding sonic performance and flexibility for Dante-based audio systems. Scheduled to be available in late 2014, the new RMio64-D enhances ... More >>

12 September 2014

Audiologic offers more with Xilica deal

Audiologic offers more with Xilica dealUK - Continuing its drive toward offering the broadest possible range of options to its customers, leading provider of professional audio equipment, Audiologic has secured the exclusive distribution of Xilica's high performance audio DSP systems. With its complete line-up of DSP project solutions, Canada-based Xilica has established a strong global platform, with its products installed across a huge range of applications including houses of worship, hotels, conference centres, theme parks, sports facilities and recording studios,. ... More >>

Next PFA Series in production

Next PFA Series in productionPortugal - After extensive engineering work the new PFA Series is in production and they are ready for delivery. The PFA speaker series features passive and self-powered speakers, designed to deliver high output and dynamics, extreme linearity and fidelity at a very competitive price, making them an affordable solution for the professional market. Recommended for use in either fixed installations or mobile applications the PFA12 and the PFA15 are effective both as a stage monitor or as a compact FOH system. Entirely made in Portugal, ... More >>

CUK Audio introduces transferrable warranty on dB

CUK Audio introduces transferrable warranty on dBUK - CUK Audio has announced a free extended and transferrable warranty on all dB Technologies' products purchased from approved dealers. The transferable warranty extension, launched to coincide with the first day of this year's BPM / Pro Show, will apply to all products purchased from 13 September 2014 onwards. Commenting on the introduction of this extended warranty, Stuart Thomson, CUK Audio managing director said, "To demonstrate our confidence in dB Technologies' products we have extended the manufacturer's warranty to five years ... More >>

11 September 2014

JoeCo releases new Blackbox recorder

JoeCo releases new Blackbox recorderUK - JoeCo has released the latest addition to its award-winning BlackBox family of live multi-channel audio recorders and players - the new flagship BlackBox BBR1MP Recorder. The 24-channel, stand-alone, live audio acquisition solution delivers all the standard BlackBox functionality, while featuring 24 high-quality in-house developed microphone preamps, operating at up to 24bit/96kHz, which are integrated into the recorder's tiny 1U housing. Primarily designed with the broadcast engineer and sound location recordist in mind, the ... More >>

Sennheiser reinforces DJ offering at BPM 2014

Sennheiser reinforces DJ offering at BPM 2014UK - Sennheiser UK will be showing their range of DJ headphones, as well as Rane's DJ interfaces and mixers at BPM. Sennheiser will be showing its HD8 DJ and the HD6 MIX dedicated DJ headphones, which have been developed in conjunction with some of the world's top DJs. Also on show will be XS Wireless from Sennheiser's range of wireless microphone systems. From Rane, the ever-popular Sixty-One and Sixty-Two DJ Mixers and the SL2 two-deck, SL3 two or three-deck and SL4 four deck plug-and-play USB interfaces for digital DJs will be on ... More >>

Audio-Technica & Allen & Heath at BPM and Pro

Audio-Technica & Allen & Heath at BPM and ProUK - Audio-Technica has revealed its plans for the upcoming BPM and Pro events (Birmingham NEC, 13-15 September), including the first showing of new Allen & Heath DJ products, a series of free-to-attend seminars and on-stand DJ sets. Allen & Heath's new Xone 23:C DJ mixer "brings together the best of digital DJing and conventional mixing in a compact, accessible format and is equipped with a premium quality, four stereo channel 96kHz 24bit internal soundcard" . The Xone:K1 is Allen & Heath's new slimline DJ MIDI controller and will also ... More >>

10 September 2014

digiLED launches 'LightSlice' CreativeLED display

digiLED launches 'LightSlice' CreativeLED displayUK - 'A thin slice of broadcast quality video, in a robust, waterproof package that can form displays of almost any shape you want' - 'LightSlice' is now officially launched and commercially available worldwide. This dramatic-looking offering from digiLED, the product manufacturing arm of international screen specialist displayLED, was first previewed at InfoComm in the USA this June. Offering a full video pixel slice with some very practical as well as innovative and creative properties, LightSlice was designed in the UK using Japanese ... More >>

9 September 2014

PLASA London 2014: Avolites to showcase Quartz

PLASA London 2014: Avolites to showcase QuartzUK - Avolites is going down the 'size matters' route at this year's PLASA London, showcasing new wings to enlarge its industry-leading consoles, and unveiling a brand new, compact console aimed at the touring market. The Avolites team will be on stands M10 and M20 at London's ExCel for PLASA, which runs from 5-8 October 2014. First up, they will be offering hands-on demos of the new Quartz console. "Quartz is the newest addition to the Titan Mobile family, complete with on-board processing and a bright, vibrant 12.1" screen," says ... More >>

PLASA London 2014: uTRAC returns with new features

PLASA London 2014: uTRAC returns with new featuresUK - uTRAC returns to PLASA London to give attendees a preview of uTRAC 2.0. The workforce management application for event services companies has received a significant re-design, with a number of new features facilitating more efficient organising and tracking of labour for events. Visit uTRAC at PLASA on stand K03 where the team will be giving tutorials on how the software can best be utilised for your business. In addition to the re-designed interface, new features on show include safety certification management, automated ... More >>

PLASA London 2014: PSCo has something for everyone

PLASA London 2014: PSCo has something for everyoneUK - PSCo, the trade only AV distributor and rental specialist, is showcasing the latest innovations from its leading manufacturer partners at PLASA London 2014. Visitors to the impressive 70m² Stand M70 will be able to see the latest super-high resolution LED screens from Absen, watch Samsung's new 85" Ultra High Definition display in action, and get first sight of the new AViary video tool suite from Green Hippo - a ground-breaking range that is getting its official UK launch at the show. "PLASA is the ideal environment for us to ... More >>

ETC set to exhibit at IBC 2014

ETC set to exhibit at IBC 2014The Netherlands - ETC is getting ready for the IBC show in Amsterdam this week, with fixtures, system- and power control to be highlighted on their stand (A62 in Hall 11). Available for demonstration in the integrated system control area of the stand will be the ETC Unison Paradigm control system. Paradigm provides presenters, technicians and camera operators with the tools to control lighting in all studio situations. It has been used in an increasing number of remote studios, including at BBC News' Westminster studios, where the ... More >>

Panasonic projection at Technology Exposed

Panasonic projection at Technology ExposedUK - The new, 6,500 lumens, laser LED projector from Panasonic is set to go on show at the Technology Exposed showcase at Ascot Race Course next week (17-18 September). The annual event, run by key Panasonic distributor, Midwich, is being attended by Panasonic's Visual System, Communications, and Professional Camera divisions to showcase Panasonic's range of business solutions. New displays and projectors will debut at the show this year, including the Panasonic 84inch 4K display (TH-84LQ70). Also being showcased are two Panasonic Solid ... More >>

8 September 2014

Eilon Engineering debuts RSM 6000 G4

Eilon Engineering debuts RSM 6000 G4USA - Eilon Engineering has announced the launch of the Ron StageMaster (RSM) 6000 G4 Wireless and Wired Shackle Pin load cell for load monitoring and overload prevention. The advanced load cell features a new shackle pin design that makes it ideal for applications where headroom is extremely limited while its wireless capability makes for a quicker installation. The RSM 6000 G4 Shackle Pin load cell includes a 5/8" standard shackle enabling an extremely low headroom loss of only 2.4 inches (61mm), especially important in indoor ... More >>

5 September 2014

Stewart Audio launches low-power series

Stewart Audio launches low-power seriesUSA - Stewart Audio has introduced a family of four low-wattage, networked amplifiers that address the need for lower channel count support at the local amplification stage. The new series brings the benefits of power-efficient digital audio networking to an underserved customer base, where consultants, systems integrators, dealers and end users require simple, affordable networked amplifier solutions scaled for smaller zones. This provides an affordable and reliable option to the larger, high-wattage amplifiers for high channel counts ... More >>

Elation EZ Kling offers easy pixel mapping

Elation EZ Kling offers easy pixel mappingUSA - With launch of the new EZ Kling interface, Elation Professional has answered the need for better pixel mapping control. The EZ Kling is an RJ45 to DMX, Kling-Net and Art-Net interface that allows users to pixel map Kling-Net fixtures through the Kling-Net mapper, which is included in ArKaos's LED Master, Media Master Express and Media Master Pro software. EZ Kling also works via Art-Net, which allows for pixel mapping of any LED pixel-controllable DMX fixture. It provides a simpler and more effective way to create visuals via ... More >>

4 September 2014

Martin Pro's M-Series software 3.4 available

Martin Pro's M-Series software 3.4 availableDenmark - Martin Professional has released one of the biggest software releases ever in the new M-Series, version 3.4. This latest version of the M-Series software brings a lot of new features as well as tons of improvements to make the entire system faster, more accurate, responsive and more efficient, says the company. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the next phase of MaxNet. This custom designed network protocol allows full workstation synchronization and can be programmed and played back from any M-Series console ... More >>

MA debuts wall-mounted PoE nodes

MA debuts wall-mounted PoE nodesGermany - After recently introducing a new series of 1Gbit Network Nodes, MA Lighting is now launching wall mounted PoE (power over Ethernet) versions of the 1Gbit MA 2Port Node and MA 4Port Node, allowing the conversion of Ethernet data into DMX or vice versa. These latest Network Nodes fit into the MA system and its high speed MA-Net2 protocol, ensuring maximum performance and network stability. Optimised for installations applications, the wall mount (WM) nodes feature a rugged steel housing for long life even under harsh conditions. ... More >>

Pioneer introduces on-ear HDJ-C70 headphones for pro-DJs

Pioneer introduces on-ear HDJ-C70 headphones for pro-DJsUK - Pioneer has added to its range of professional DJ monitoring headphones with the new on-ear HDJ-C70. The HDJ-C70s feature high-quality audio components to deliver 'crystal clear', true sound across the frequencies, even at high volumes, say Pioneer. The lightweight headphones feature a flexible headband and rotatable housings to support every style of monitoring. An innovative sound-isolation chamber, inherited from the HDJ-1500s, eliminates background noise to enable accurate monitoring in even the liveliest of clubs, the company ... More >>

Neets releases AV control switching solution

Neets releases AV control switching solutionDenmark - Neets Switching Relay-8 provides total relay control in complex applications such as larger corporate conference rooms, lecture halls, and auditoriums. Automatic, programmable power is provided for all devices requiring AC power on/off: projector lifts, screens, curtains and architectural lighting. Multiple relay activations can be immediate and simultaneous, or configured for activation in a timed sequence. Neets Switching Relay - 8 incorporates a full range of options for real-time system control, including RS-232, IR or LAN.... More >>

APG shows TC Group products at Integrate expo

APG shows TC Group products at Integrate expoAustralia - APG Australia, exclusive distributor of Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands for Australia and New Zealand, recently took part in the Integrate Expo in Sydney, where they took the opportunity to present the best of TC Group's install and tour product ranges to an international list of attendees. The three-day show - which took place at the end of August - also gave APG the chance to showcase brand synergies and user potential, both in their extensive floor space on the show floor and in the Technology Training sessions ... More >>

DirectOut debuts ANNA-LISA at IBC 2014

DirectOut debuts ANNA-LISA at IBC 2014The Netherlands - German interconnectivity and audio transport specialists, DirectOut, has introduced the ANNA-LISA which debuts at IBC2014. ANNA-LISA is a small, handheld MADI analyser and signal generator equipped with BNC and SFP MADI I/Os that provides straightforward, immediate analysis of any MADI input. Signal condition, input level and jitter can be monitored directly at the device. More detailed information, such as protocol and user bit checks, is accessible through an external application via USB and Bluetooth. The integrated ... More >>

3 September 2014

Stardraw Library exceeds 70,000 symbols

Stardraw Library exceeds 70,000 symbolsUK - The library that supports Stardraw Design 7.1 has reached a new milestone, now containing more than 70,000 symbols representing products from over 700 manufacturers. Stardraw's symbols library has been a work in progress for over 20 years. Since the advent of the Symbols Request service in 2002, Stardraw's specialist symbols department has received almost 13,000 product requests, of which 95% have been published. On average, the company receives around 100 product requests per month. The result is that Stardraw's symbols portfolio ... More >>

Imagine to distribute Calibre converter

Imagine to distribute Calibre converterThe Netherlands - British image processing specialists, Calibre UK will launch their new Fovea-F1 broadcast grade motion estimated and motion compensated standards (MEMC) convertor at the upcoming IBC 2014 trade show in Amsterdam. To extend its global launch, Calibre has signed a global distribution agreement with Imagine Communications. Calibre's Fovea has been updated to the new Fovea-F1 model with an all-new web browser interface including real-time status reporting. A new compact, functional and versatile design incorporates ... More >>

2N Net Streamer available through CIE-Group

2N Net Streamer available through CIE-GroupUK - Telecommunications and intercom solutions provider, 2N has released its new 914075E Net Streamer (2N Net Streamer), which is available in the UK through leading AV distributor, CIE-Group. The 914075E Net Streamer is a state-of-the-art analogue to IP audio signal converter, which allows standard audio sources such as CD, radio, mic or any other line-in source, to be converted to an IP signal, then integrated into a NetSpeaker audio-over-IP system. The system is ideal for large commercial operations looking to upgrade to ... More >>

2 September 2014

Philips Vari-Lite showcase at PLASA 2014

Philips Vari-Lite showcase at PLASA 2014UK - The latest addition to the Vari-Lite range, the VL4000 Spot, is set to take this year's PLASA London by storm where it will be showcased on the Philips Entertainment stand L80 at ExCeL exhibition centre. PLASA London visitors will be able to see the VL4000 Spot in action during the twice daily light shows at the Philips stand, getting to grips with all its exciting features, including its high-resolution optics, which ensure remarkable centre-to-edge focusing and an unprecedented contrast ratio, and a 5:1 zoom covering an amazing 9 ... More >>

d&b debuts the flexible Y-Series

d&b debuts the flexible Y-SeriesGermany - The new Y-Series from d&b audiotechnik provides flexible and configurable solutions for any small to medium sized sound reinforcement requirement, whatever the application style. While the Y7P and Y10P loudspeakers cover point source duties, with the B6-SUB providing extended frequency response, two line source loudspeakers and a matched cardioid subwoofer, the Y8, Y12 and Y-SUB tackle line array tasks. Echoing the d&b V-Series and utilizing patented three point rigging, the Y-Series is all new, yet strangely familiar. The Y7P ... More >>

Elation aims Sniper at PRO Show

Elation aims Sniper at PRO ShowUK - Elation Professional is exhibiting at the inaugural PRO Show 13-15 September at the NEC Birmingham where the company will launch launch "a truly innovative game changing product that is unlike anything on the market today". Visitors to Elation Stand G25 will be the first to experience the Sniper, a new type of hybrid multi-effect lighting fixture that gives the creative LD an all-new tool to create stunning light shows, says the company Visitors to PRO will also be some of the first to see two new LED-based professional moving ... More >>

1 September 2014

digiLED launches LightSlice display

digiLED launches LightSlice displayUK - LightSlice is now officially launched and commercially available worldwide. This dramatic-looking offering from digiLED, the product manufacturing arm of international screen specialist displayLED, was first previewed at InfoComm in the USA this June. Offering a full video pixel slice with some very practical as well as innovative and creative properties, LightSlice was designed in the UK using Japanese components and assembled in Korea. In its native form the slice's 10mm pixel pitch allows a true 10mm display surface. But the ... More >>

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