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28 August 2015

ETC prepares for IBC Amsterdam

ETC prepares for IBC AmsterdamThe Netherlands - ETC is preparing for the next trade show in their busy calendar, with Amsterdam's IBC on 11-15 September, coming up soon. The company's main draw for the show, which is geared towards professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content, are set to be the Source Four LED Series 2 Tungsten HD and Daylight HD fixtures. Specially designed to produce the best quality white light in cool (4000-6500K) or warm (2700-4500K) ranges, each is tuned for high definition use, eliminating ... More >>

27 August 2015

RedNet remote-controllable from Yamaha consoles

RedNet remote-controllable from Yamaha consolesUK - A central feature of Focusrite's RedNet audio-over-IP interface system is the high-quality remote-controlled microphone preamplifiers included in the RedNet 4 and MP8R models. New firmware releases from Yamaha and Focusrite now make it possible for RedNet mic preamplifiers to be remote-controlled from Yamaha CL and QL mixing consoles, allowing significant additional interoperability between the two systems. Yamaha's CL/QL version 3.1 firmware update, released this week, adds specific support for RedNet 4 and RedNet MP8R preamps. A ... More >>

25 August 2015

Symetrix adds control options for SymNet

Symetrix adds control options for SymNetUSA - Following the launch of SymNet Composer 4.1, Symetrix has bolstered its control and command offering for SymNet open architecture Dante-scalable DSPs with the addition of three new control options. The first of these options, the ARC-3 wall panel remote, was introduced to the systems integrator community at ISE 2015. Arriving in a single SKU with both surface- and flush-mount capabilities, ARC-3 incorporates a brand new capacitive touch interface with LED feedback, as well as a multi-lingual graphics-capable OLED display that is ... More >>

21 August 2015

Focusrite: RedNet Live/Broadcast Ready range

Focusrite: RedNet Live/Broadcast Ready rangeUK - The newest RedNet devices announced last year - RedNet MP8R, RedNet D16R, RedNet HD32R and RedNet D64R - are now available, Focusrite has announced. All new models feature redundant power supplies, primary and secondary etherCON connections and occupy a single rack space. "Perfect for live sound and broadcast, this marks another forward step for the Focusrite brand into broader pro audio applications," the company says. The four new models join the RedNet range of Dante-based interfaces, which offer a high quality audio-over-IP. In ... More >>

18 August 2015

Lab.gruppen Lucia software now available

Lab.gruppen Lucia software now availableEurope - Lab.gruppen has announced that the new version of its application browser configuration software for its Lucia range of compact power amplifiers is immediately available for free download on its website. Versions are downloadable for Mac or Windows. With the new software, all six Lucia amplifiers including the two new 70 V models can access the full set of matrixing and DSP features, some of which were previously restricted to the premium M-suffix models that offer additional inputs and line level outputs. The common harmonized ... More >>

17 August 2015

LEE Filters debuts long lasting Zircon range

LEE Filters debuts long lasting Zircon rangeUK - With LED lighting now becoming more and more common, LEE Filters has introduced Zircon - a new range of lighting filters that is designed to offer quality, consistency and, above all, durability. It's no secret that conventional lighting filter struggles with fade times when used in conjunction with LED lighting set-ups. Zircon filters are able to circumvent this problem, thanks to a new technology that gives them an increased lifespan of up to 200 times longer than standard lighting filters. It's not only their fade-resistant ... More >>

DirectOut and Merging interoperability development

DirectOut and Merging interoperability developmentEurope - German pro audio connectivity specialists DirectOut and networked audio specialists Merging, have announced high-performance interoperability of both their in-house developed RAVENNA cores. DirectOut's MONTONE.42 supports low-latency streaming of 256 audio channels to and from Merging's Pyramix Virtual Studio DAW. This high capacity and low latency feature demonstrates the full benefit of RAVENNA. Other RAVENNA-compliant devices such as Merging's Horus and Hapi networked audio converters and DirectOut's PRODUCER.COM can simply ... More >>

13 August 2015

Tannoy retrofit kit cuts install time for ceiling speaker upgrades

Tannoy retrofit kit cuts install time for ceiling speaker upgradesUK - Tannoy has introduced new CMS and CVS Retrofit Adapter Kits that enable fast, secure installation of Tannoy ceiling loudspeakers inside existing back-cans from third party manufacturers or, in other scenarios, utilizing existing ceiling cutouts that were sized for other loudspeakers. By using the Retrofit Kits, installation contractors can upgrade to the premium quality sound of Tannoy while minimizing additional installation time and costs. "We know of many instances where acoustical consultants or end users have wanted to replace ... More >>

HHB adds Studio Network Solutions

HHB adds Studio Network SolutionsUK - HHB Communications has been appointed a value added reseller for Studio Network Solutions (SNS) shared media storage systems. SNS has over 17 years of experience creating software and shared media storage SAN/NAS solutions for the post, TV and film markets. HHB and post production specialists Scrub have been chosen for their expertise to introduce the UK's leading post facilities to the benefits of the flagship EVO range. President of Studio Network Solutions Ryan Stoutenborough comments: "I'm delighted to have HHB on board as a ... More >>

12 August 2015

PSCo cutting-edge technology hits PLASA London 2015

PSCo cutting-edge technology hits PLASA London 2015UK - PSCo, the trade only AV distributor and rental specialist, is showcasing the latest innovations from its leading manufacturer partners at the PLASA Show 2015 (London's Excel - 4-6 October). Visitors will be able to view PSCo's must-see 3-2-1mm LED line-up of Absen products on its 70m² stand, alongside innovative LCD displays including the new Samsung High Bright and video wall displays, and the stunning new Samsung 105" display - the largest ... More >>

11 August 2015

ETC Eos desks gain powerful colour controls

ETC Eos desks gain powerful colour controlsEurope - The rise of LED luminaires is changing the way that lighting designers are able to think about colour. As Source Four LED Series 2 and other luminaires increasingly replace gelled incandescent lights, rigs may be streamlined, but design opportunities and complexities continue grow exponentially. When any hue can be mixed at any moment and different LED mixes of the same colour can achieve different onstage effects, designers and programmers may find themselves oversaturated with colour choices. ETC's latest Eos family software ... More >>

CAST offers lighting designers new lease options

CAST offers lighting designers new lease optionsCanada - For lighting designers looking to switch to wysiwyg lighting design and previsualization software for special projects, CAST Group has announced the introduction of wysiwyg Design and Perform three and six months leases. Created specifically for production professionals wanting to use an all-inclusive production design tool, wysiwyg Design Suite offers a customized 3D CAD application with the most complete equipment libraries in the market, realtime lighting design simulation, rendering engines and an integrated paperwork ... More >>

Symetrix launches trio of Dante I/O devices

Symetrix launches trio of Dante I/O devicesUSA - Symetrix has launched three new products allowing integrators to quickly and easily add extra inputs and outputs to their SymNet DSP systems. The first, Symetrix xIn 4, is an audio input expander for SymNet Dante-scalable systems featuring four mic/line inputs with +48 VDC phantom power. Likewise, Symetrix xOut 4 is an audio output expander featuring four line outputs, designed to capitalise on the surplus processing power of a SymNet Edge or Radius DSP to bring overall system costs down. The third new device, Symetrix xIO 4x4, is ... More >>

Honeywell launches earplug safety guide

Honeywell launches earplug safety guideFrance - Honeywell has announced the availability of Fix-A-Fit, a comprehensive new guide to properly selecting, fitting and using industrial earplugs. The Fix-A-Fit guide is a free 12-page training resource that will help anyone responsible for safeguarding workers' hearing against noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) which, according to the World Health Organisation, could affect as many as 1.1bn people under the age of 35 worldwide. "Considering the popularity of earplugs as a form of hearing protection across many industries, it is ... More >>

Cloud CS-C Series loudspeakers now shipping

Cloud CS-C Series loudspeakers now shippingUK - Cloud Electronics is now shipping its new CS-C Series of in-ceiling loudspeakers launched recently at Infocomm15 in Orlando. The CS-C Series features 5-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch full-range models and an 8-inch subwoofer completes the range and is also shipping. The CS-C Series loudspeakers boast two-way coaxial drivers with soft dome tweeter providing consistent dispersion and broad frequency response. All models offer ZeroEdge magnetic grilles which remove to reveal high or low impedance switch settings for distributed audio systems.... More >>

10 August 2015

Moving Light Assistant V1.2 released

Moving Light Assistant V1.2 releasedUK - Lighting designer Andrew Voller has released a new update of his Moving Light Assistant software. Moving Light Assistant is an application designed to document both the physical setup and programming information for moving light rigs commonly used in the entertainment industry, and is used by lighting designers, associates, programmers, and lighting technicians. The key feature additions and improvements that have been added in version 1.2 include: - Reconciliation between Preset Documentation data and console data. This makes it ... More >>

7 August 2015

Dirty Rigger designs SlimFits for female riggers

Dirty Rigger designs SlimFits for female riggersUK - Driven by a global social media campaign, female riggers from around the world recently took part in an open discussion to design and brand a new range of Dirty Rigger gloves which would be created from the ground up for women. "Asking 'What do women want?' was key to the success," said Dirty Rigger designer Jess Morris. "It had been apparent for a while that the colour pink was by many deemed as stereotypical or even sexist, especially in such a male dominated industry. Another common issue of the traditionally bright ladies ... More >>

X-Laser USA debuts Aurora projectors

X-Laser USA debuts Aurora projectorsUSA - Over the last eight months, X-Laser USA has worked to engineer new products that make more possible with less. "Less," in this case, is the removal of vertical scanning via the Y-Axis in their newly released Aurora laser projectors. Contrary to conventional thinking, removing vertical scanning actually creates the best, brightest and safest version of a "liquid sky machine", says the company. The new Aurora 4C and Aurora 4G models give users the ability to simply and easily make stunning "liquid sky" effects on a flat plane. "... More >>

6 August 2015

Soundcraft Si Impact digital console now shipping

Soundcraft Si Impact digital console now shippingUK - Delivering a serious level of power and processing in an affordable package, Harman's Soundcraft and UK distributor Sound Technology has announced immediate UK shipping of the new Si Impact digital mixing console. The Si Impact draws on Soundcraft's more than 40 years of excellence in live sound mixing, combining the latest digital innovations together with its unrivalled sound quality. The Si Impact is designed to be as simple as an analogue mixer, but with radical workflow enhancements and DSP power that make it a perfect tool ... More >>

CIE-Group launches Inter M AoIP PA system

CIE-Group launches Inter M AoIP PA systemUK - CIE-Group has announced the launch of the Inter-M AOE212N audio-over-IP distribution system. With its AoIP (Audio-overIP) capabilities, the AOE212N is designed for transmission of voice, music or audio advertising content, either throughout multi-zone buildings or across campus-wide, multi-sites, or globally. Suitable for retail outlets, banks, university campuses and other large-scale PA / BGM applications, the system connects via standard TCP/IP to a LAN or WAN, and is simple to operate and offers compatibility with a wide range ... More >>

5 August 2015

Community R Series compatible with EASE Focus 2

Community R Series compatible with EASE Focus 2USA - Community has added R Series to its growing library of manufacturer-authorized EASE Focus 2 GLL data files, allowing system designers to quickly create accurate 3D models of complex R Series arrays using the EASE Focus 2 software application from AFMG. Dave Howden, Community's director of technical services, commented, "Because EASE Focus 2 makes it easy to see the direct-field coverage of a loudspeaker array, it's a great prototyping tool. Community is pleased to support system designers by providing manufacturer-authorized EASE ... More >>

Studiomaster sales driven by new PA products

Studiomaster sales driven by new PA productsUK - Studiomaster has had its best consecutive sales months in more than three years, in June and July. Record sales, in particular for its latest PA speaker and compact mixing desk series - DRIVE, Venture and ClubXS - are on course to give the brand its record third quarter in recent times. The run of successful new products marks a return to form for Studiomaster, in conjunction with the re-establishment of its European self-distribution, its joint HQ, distribution and logistics centre with partner brand Carlsbro. General manager ... More >>

4 August 2015

Roland launches compact M-5000C console

Roland launches compact M-5000C consoleUK - Roland has announced the global launch of the O.H.R.C.A M-5000C Digital Mixing Console. This console closely follows the launch of the award winning O.H.R.C.A M-5000 console earlier this year. Measuring under 30 inches (74 cm) in width and weighing just 70 pounds (32kg), the compact M-5000C offers all the flexibility and power of the M-5000 console but in a smaller footprint - making it suitable for touring, broadcast, theatre and live performance. The M-5000C will make its debut to the European market at the forthcoming IBC ... More >>

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