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17 April 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: MA Lighting debuts dot2 range

Prolight+Sound 2015: MA Lighting debuts dot2 rangeGermany - MA Lighting has introduced a new range of compact lighting control solutions - the dot2. The dot2 range consists of three lighting consoles; dot2 core, dot2 XL-F, dot2 XL-B; two playback expansion wing solutions; dot2 F-wing and dot2 B-wing and the dot2 Node4 (1K) network output node as well as the dot2 onPC console software and the dot2 3D visualisation software solutions. Designed for small and mid-sized projects and venues, dot2 offers advanced functionality with ease-of-use. Full tracking backup is available via plug and ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Studiomaster launches hybrid mixer

Prolight+Sound 2015: Studiomaster launches hybrid mixerGermany - Studiomaster has launched digiLiVE on the company's stands at both Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse. The new hybrid concept digital mixer marries fader and touch-screen control and remote tablet operation - with a form factor of just 350 x 380 x 150 mm. Its ultra-compact size belies its mix power. The combination of fader and switch and touchscreen operation, enables capabilities and features that would normally require a far greater physical control surface. In addition, tablet operation facilitates both extended fixed position ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: sE Electronics double debut

Prolight+Sound 2015: sE Electronics double debutGermany - sE Electronics has announced two new products debuting at the 2015 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt: the RNT, a large-diaphragm multi-pattern tube microphone designed with Mr. Rupert Neve, and the guitaRF, "the world's first Reflexion Filter" created specifically for double-miking and recording guitar amp cabinets. Over 10 years in development, the RNT combines a high-voltage tube circuit within the microphone itself, a floor box with a discrete, class-A amplifier circuit using the same custom op-amps as Rupert Neve Designs' ... More >>

16 April 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Cadac launches CDC console

Prolight+Sound 2015: Cadac launches CDC consoleGermany - Cadac held the worldwide launch of its new CDC six digital live sound production console on its booth, on the opening day of Prolight+Sound 2015. The CDC six, for which the company claims the fastest, most intuitive operation and highest possible audio performance of any mixing console, is based around the further development of its advanced gesture-operation user interface. Speaking immediately after the launch, Cadac brand development manager Richard 'Fez' Ferriday, said, "We have been overwhelmed by the response of the ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin Audio unveils CDD

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin Audio unveils CDDGermany - Martin Audio announced a major new dedicated installation loudspeaker range - the CDD Series - at this year's Frankfurt Prolight+Sound show. Combining distinctive curved enclosures with Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the series is designed to deliver class-leading performance, fidelity and coverage consistency to venues that demand the ultimate in cutting-edge technology and style. Whether it's a bar, an AV installation, a church or a prestige nightclub, the CDD Series has it covered, says the company. CDD has ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Funktion-One debuts Evolution

Prolight+Sound 2015: Funktion-One debuts EvolutionGermany - Funktion-One has launched the new Evolution Series at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 2015. The loudspeaker manufacturer introduced the Evolution 6E and Evolution 7E to distributors and visitors at the international tradeshow, which is likely to attract around 60,000 attendees. Both models are ground-stacked members of the Evolution Series, with touring versions coming later this year. The Evo 6E and Evo 7E are both fully horn-loaded with 15in mid-bass, 10in Funktion-One signature midrange and a 1.4in compression driver solely for ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Yamaha launches TF Series

Prolight+Sound 2015: Yamaha launches TF SeriesGermany Frankfurt 2015 sees the launch of Yamaha's TF series digital consoles, designed for small to medium scale mixing requirements. The TF series offers "advanced features and renowned Yamaha reliability at an exceptional price point". With key features aimed at new users and experienced professionals alike, the TF series offers the kind of facilities and performance enjoyed by large-scale productions for even the most modest sound reinforcement applications, says the company. The TF series comprises three compact Yamaha digital ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: SGM bows battery driven beam

Prolight+Sound 2015: SGM bows battery driven beamGermany - With the G-1 Beam moving head, launched this week at Frankfurt, SGM is offering numerous cutting-edge features in a physically compact chassis. A sharply defined, flat and uniform beam that operates rapidly in every movement provides intense mid-air beam effects through a high power white LED light source and a colour wheel as well as a gobo wheel. The results are high contrast levels and an extreme brightness. Adding to its uniqueness, this moving head is not only IP65-rated and maintenance-free, but also offers the choice of ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: High End washes white

Prolight+Sound 2015: High End washes whiteGermany - High End Systems has announced the launch of the SolaWash Pro 1500, billed as "the brightest in a line of incredibly bright, white light LED products". With an output, approaching 30,000 lumens from a 600w LED source, the SolaWash Pro 1500 comes packed with CMY, Variable CTO, two fixed colour wheels, framing and a nine to 55 degree zoom range. Alongside this full feature set, the SolaWash Pro 1500 includes High End Systems' patented thermal control software ensuring that the fixture's cooling system is as efficient as possible ... More >>

15 April 2015

LumenRadio launches Mira platform

LumenRadio launches Mira platformSweden - LumenRadio AB has launched Mira - the solution to deploying large scale Internet of Things (IoT) installations in machine to machine (M2M) and building communications applications. Built on years of experience in creating highly reliable wireless lighting controls, the LumenRadio Mira platform offers best in class radio performance, unmatched reliability and most importantly - is easy to integrate, shortening your time to market, says the company. Mira can be used to link practically any device - light, energy, environment, ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: L-Acoustics launches X Series

Prolight+Sound 2015: L-Acoustics launches X SeriesGermany - Today, at the opening of the Prolight+Sound conference, L-Acoustics announced the launch of the X Series, a new line of coaxial speakers for the installation and rental markets. The three new enclosures in the X Series family represent the most recent engineering innovations at L-Acoustics and directly benefit from the research and development breakthroughs that led to the launch of K2 last year, says the company. The new X Series responds to the demands of the industry's top sound designers. Improvements include ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin debuts atmospheric effects

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin debuts atmospheric effectsGermany - Martin Professional today announces the RUSH Club Smoke Dual, part of a new line of atmospheric effects from RUSH by Martin. The new fog and haze hybrid machine will be on display this week at Martin's stand A93 in Hall 9 at Prolight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany and is available now for pre-order. The RUSH Club Smoke Dual features six heads across three zones via DMX or an on-board digital display. This versatile multi-head system allows the user to deploy fog, haze or a combination of both thanks to a specially formulated ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Allen & Heath extends Xone range

Prolight+Sound 2015: Allen & Heath extends Xone rangeGermany - Allen & Heath has announced the introduction of the Xone:43C, a sister product to the new Xone:43, which is supported by leading DJ software, Serato DJ, and provides the gateway to digital DJing and DVS performance with the addition of a 16 channel internal soundcard and X:LINK to connect compatible Xone:K Series MIDI Controllers. The 96kHz 24bit 16 channel USB soundcard enables replay and recording from any chosen DJ software, offering users all the benefits of digital DJing using the controls of a "real" mixer. With the ... More >>

Hitachi adds high definition models

Hitachi adds high definition modelsEurope - Hitachi Digital Media Group has announced two new models that feature HDBaseT connectivity. The CP-WU8451 and CP-WU8461 are able to receive high definition signals from a distance of up to 100m using standard LAN cabling (min. Cat 5e/6). Both models also feature enhancements including a 60% increase in contrast performance "Hitachi can now offer customers a convenient and cost effective approach to lossless high definition projection at distances of up to 100m. With a higher contrast ratio of 5000:1 these two new models deliver ... More >>

PreSonus ships AVB networking cards

PreSonus ships AVB networking cardsUSA - PreSonus is now shipping its SL-AVB-MIX Audio Video Bridging (AVB) audio networking option card for StudioLive AI-series console and StudioLive RM-series rack-mount Active Integration mixers. These options allow you to create a complete, networked live-sound solution, using Cat 5e or Cat 6 cables instead of a snake. AVB enables precisely synchronized, real-time, low-latency, streaming of audio across an Ethernet network with no-hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play convenience. All StudioLive RM-series mixers already have ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Audiologic unveils Smart Spider

Prolight+Sound 2015: Audiologic unveils Smart SpiderGermany - Audiologic has unveiled of key brand Phoenix Audio's new Smart Spider USB speakerphone. Designed for medium to large sized conference rooms the Smart Spider can connect to smart devices, tablets or video codecs with the ability to bridge between the different interfaces. Retaining the original Spider's breakthrough technology in echo-cancelling, noise suppression and automatic gain control, the Smart Spider's beam-forming technology is enhanced by LED lights beneath the grill that follow the direction of a person's voice. Its ... More >>

14 April 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Audio-Technica debuts condenser USB

Prolight+Sound 2015: Audio-Technica debuts condenser USBGermany - Prolight+Sound sees the European unveiling of Audio-Technica's new AT2020USBi cardioid condenser USB microphone featuring iOS compatibility. Combining high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options, the AT2020USBi adds a new level of sound-quality and convenience to Audio-Technica's USB microphone line. Modelled after the critically acclaimed AT2020, this digital output mic features an A/D converter with a 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate to deliver high-resolution articulation and intelligibility that's suitable for ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: L-Acoustics releases Soundvision 3.0

Prolight+Sound 2015: L-Acoustics releases Soundvision 3.0Germany - In 2004, L-Acoustics released Soundvision, the first 3D sound system design programme capable of operating in real time. Rapidly adopted by sound designers around the globe, L-Acoustics has since stayed committed to keeping Soundvision up to date with users' needs and compatible with current software and hardware platforms. Today, the company announces the release of Soundvision 3.0, fully re-designed on a new architectural platform and up to 40 times faster when calculating the most complex files. The new release is fully ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Roland adds expansion cards

Prolight+Sound 2015: Roland adds expansion cardsGermany - Roland will launch the XI-Expansion Interface cards at Frankfurt this week - significantly extending the audio and video I/O capabilities of both the V-1200HD Broadcast and Live Video Production Switcher and the M-5000 Live Sound Mixing Console. Roland's new XI-Expansion Interface Cards future-proof the V-1200HD and M-5000 by enabling them to interoperate with any equipment supporting the REAC, Dante, MADI, SDI, Waves SoundGrid, DVI and SFP digital audio and video transport protocols. Previously introduced for use with the ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: PSCo & Absen partnership success

Prolight+Sound 2015: PSCo & Absen partnership successGermany - PSCo is celebrating a successful 12 months of partnership with Absen at Pro Light + Sound. The show will mark the sale of over 2,500 Absen LED panels in their first year of exclusive UK partnership with the LED display manufacturer. PSCo is now embarking on a second year, having successfully brought the Absen brand to the forefront of the LED display market in the UK, and has ordered another 1,200 Absen LED panels for stock to meet the increasing demand from trade partners. Due in early June, PSCo has already sold 60% and is ... More >>

ProLight+Sound 2015: Doughty debuts modular system

ProLight+Sound 2015: Doughty debuts modular systemGermany - Doughty Engineering's award winning Modular Rigging System will be launched in mainland Europe at Frankfurt. Doughty took its prototype range of Drop Arms and H-Frames to Frankfurt last and it was the astounding reaction and positive feedback from delegates at the show that persuaded Doughty to develop the concept. Turn the clock forward a year and the Modular Rigging System is riding high on a wave of success, having won the ABTT Award for Engineering (again, while still only a prototype) and with demand for the range ... More >>

Display for Martin MLA is faster and more powerful

Display for Martin MLA is faster and more powerfulUK - Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to Display, the software brain of the MLA Series. Display is the numerical optimisation process which eliminates lengthy trial-and-error tuning sessions, so that an MLA Series system achieves the required audience coverage straight out of the box. Based on a highly accurate acoustic model of array behaviour, it gives a very precise prediction of the direct sound produced over the audience as well as areas where sound is to be minimised. It takes the guesswork out of array design, ... More >>

Optocore ramps up MADI commitment at Frankfurt

Optocore ramps up MADI commitment at FrankfurtGermany - Having already made a major commitment to the MADI standard, Optocore has announced a significant extension, with new advanced devices set to launch at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. Says company founder Marc Brunke, "Throughout the years there have been many voices that believed MADI would not survive the increased number of network protocols. However, we have observed the complete opposite - MADI is the easiest and most popular multi-channel protocol, and is built into almost any professional equipment." He adds that it is the ... More >>

ProLight+Sound 2015: Green-Go goes wireless

ProLight+Sound 2015: Green-Go goes wirelessGermany - Green-GO, the digital intercom over Ethernet system from ELC Lighting is set to launch its professional wireless system at Frankfurt this week (Stand 9.0 E71). The latest development comes just months after having launched the iPhone which made the full capacity of beltpacks or table stations (32 full duplex channels, 250 groups and 3000 users) available from an iPhone/ iPad or iTouch. The app has revolutionised the way the Green-GO intercom system is used, but the launch of the professional wireless system is an exciting new ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: HK Audio to premiere Key Racks

Prolight+Sound 2015: HK Audio to premiere Key RacksGermany - HK Audio is preparing to unveil a number of new sound reinforcement solutions at this year's Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt. As well as introducing two Key Rack packages, which provide a unified amping system solution for a variety of HK Audio's passive loudspeaker ranges - including Linear 5, ConTour, ConTour Array and Premium PR:O - HK is set to reveal innovations in the rental, touring and installation sectors. These follow on the back of the many system solutions the company premiered to huge success at the Integrated ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Polaris console takes off

Prolight+Sound 2015: Polaris console takes offGermany - Fraunhofer IDMT and Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup will be presenting the new Polaris evolution mixing console, which features Fraunhofer's SpatialSound Wave technology. With SpatialSound Wave (SSW), integrated in the new Polarisevolution mixing console by Salzbrenner, sound engineers will have the opportunity to work with 3D sound objects in a highly individualized and personalized manner. The world's first mixing console with SSW 3D audio technology can be used for mixing live and playback sound as well as for producing ... More >>

Prolight+Sound: Outline promotes Stadia system

Prolight+Sound: Outline promotes Stadia systemGermany - Outline has announced that the brand will be a key player at this year's Frankfurt expo. "We want to make certain every visitor is aware of our mission, the result of the 'added value' of people and products," states business development manager Luca Giaroli, who is making his debut with the company at Prolight+Sound. "Outline was founded 42 years ago, manufacturing special (electro-acoustic) components, which it still does to this day. Frankfurt, one of the world's most important showcases, is the perfect opportunity for ... More >>

13 April 2015

Avid Introduces Venue | S6L System

Avid Introduces Venue | S6L SystemUSA - Avid introduced the flagship Avid Venue | S6L live sound mixing system at NAB, featuring a modern, intuitive touch-based interface that "enables audio professionals to easily handle the largest, most complex tours and events". Thanks to tight integration with industry-standard Pro Tools, Avid Venue | S6L functions as the perfect front-end to the Avid MediaCentral Platform, billed as "the most fluid end-to-end media management and distribution platform in the industry". Chris Gahagan, Avid's senior vice-president of Products and ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: XLNT launches CyberHoist II system

Prolight+Sound 2015: XLNT launches CyberHoist II systemGermany - XLNT Advanced Technologies is launching the new CyberHoist II system at ProLight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 9.0, booth E88. CyberHoist II is the second generation of the world's first intelligent, variable speed chain hoist specifically designed for heavy-duty, worldwide touring and large-scale events. The system has already proven to be an instant hit with safety conscious professionals across the world. Designed and manufactured by entertainment motion control systems expert XLNT, CyberHoist II has - right after its release - ... More >>

ASC celebrates 25th anniversary at Frankfurt

ASC celebrates 25th anniversary at FrankfurtGermany - ASC is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Over the coming months ASC will be using trade fairs, its own workshops, and personal meetings to commemorate this occasion with its partners in business. The first such opportunity will be at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt this week at the ASC booth in Hall 9.0 C28. In the 1980s, Amptown's initiators Peter Matthes and Ulrich Müller - thanks to their passion for music and in particular for technology - became known as sound system experts in the booming musical business. For the first time ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: W-DMX majors on G4S products

Prolight+Sound 2015: W-DMX majors on G4S productsGermany - Wireless Solution Sweden AB will be showing its growing line of G4S products during Prolight+Sound this week (Hall 11, Stand D80). On display will be the W-DMX UglyBox MK2. This is a compact new wireless signal tester, which is a valuable tool for users of wireless products, providing proof of a solid signal and peacece of mind in the absence of visible cable. The UglyBox MK2 is housed in an attractive compact body, resembling a gaming control with a 4.3" Touch LCD Screen, about the size of an iPhone. It supports 2.4GHz, 5.... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Acoustic Development launches reinforcement range

Prolight+Sound 2015: Acoustic Development launches reinforcement rangeGermany - Acoustic Development will launch its range of sound reinforcement solutions at Prolight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt (K18 Hall 8). Says the company, "Our engineers have undertaken an extensive R&D programme over the last two years culminating in what we believe to be true market leading audio systems. They have developed innovative technology applying the laws of physics to real world sonic solutions. "The heart of our audio systems are the speaker enclosures providing the optimum combination of performance, power and size. Our ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: NEXT proaudio debuts 14" active monitor

Prolight+Sound 2015: NEXT proaudio debuts 14Germany - The new LAm114xA active stage monitor joins the LAm family (LAm115 and LAm112). It incorporates advanced coaxial 14" speaker, custom made by B&C and a high performance DPA amplifier module, capable of generating 1650Wrms of high-definition power for a very high acoustic pressure. This stage monitor combines the 12" associated voice reproduction clarity with the bass extension typically reproduced by the 15" speakers. The high frequency reproduction is assured by a 2" exit, 3" voice coil, HF neodymium driver for further ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Event Acoustics to launch new generation of products

Prolight+Sound 2015: Event Acoustics to launch new generation of productsGermany - Acoustic and audio specialist Event Acoustics is set to launch its new and improved version of MeTrao, a unique intelligent network measurement system for temporary and permanent installations, at Frankfurt Prolight+Sound 2015. Event Acoustics, part of the Ampco Flashlight Group, can be found in Hall 8 on stand H04, where visitors can get up close and personal with the pioneering new features of MeTrao 2.0. The MeTrao 2.0 provides audio professionals and event organizers with a quick and easy way to measure and observe the ... More >>

Clear-Com debuts mobile app for Eclipse Matrix

Clear-Com debuts mobile app for Eclipse MatrixUSA - At NAB 2015, Clear-Com has unveiled Agent-IC, a new mobile app that enables users of Eclipse-HX Matrix intercom systems to remote access from an iPhone or iPad over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi / IP networks. The app provides a simple but highly effective intercom panel to connect studio staff and OB teams in remote locations, or crew spread across wide areas for live events, using their portable handheld devices. It is a virtual intercom panel that fits in the pocket and connects users from virtually anywhere in the world. The Agent-IC app is ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Luminex double launch

Prolight+Sound 2015: Luminex double launchGermany - Luminex Network Intelligence, a Belgium-based developer of pro AV and lighting control data distribution equipment, will introduce its latest developments at Prolight+Sound 2015 this week (Hall 11, E0 Stand B41B). Ethernet-DMX8/Truss MkII is an eight- port truss mounted converter that brings all the well known features of a Luminex converter in a rugged and versatile form factor. Fitted with eight fully isolated DMX ports, and two Ethernet ports, the unit is "the perfect solution to convert a high number of DMX channel, and to ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015L i-Pix debuts screen beam

Prolight+Sound 2015L i-Pix debuts screen beamGermany - UK LED lighting manufacturer i-Pix takes to Prolight+Sound this year, on Stand B23 Hall 11, to launch the latest version of its inventive Db1, a new hybrid video and lighting projector that harnesses i-Pix' proprietary Light Valve Video Projector (LVVP -- Technology.) LVVP unites two distinct elements of visual technology: The power of a soft edged wash light, driven by both DMX (intensity and strobe) and video (HD 1080p or SDI) inputs. Chris Ewington, inventor of this and other technologies like the PixelLine LED batten and ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: WORK Pro to unveil compact array

Prolight+Sound 2015: WORK Pro to unveil compact arrayGermany - At Frankfurt (Hall 8 Booth C-60), WORK Pro will feature the new ultra compact line array system Arion 28, the first on the market that can be adjusted using OSC protocol. Arion 28 is a 1000W self-powered line array system with inner DSP controlled through ethernet. Each loudspeaker adds an ethernet switch which allows to link the units between them in Daisy-Chain for control purposes. Arion 28 can be controlled through OSC protocol using tablets or smartphones with the free application developed by the brand OSCillation app. ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: GLP set to make an impression

Prolight+Sound 2015: GLP set to make an impressionGermany - GLP will present iadditions to its popular impression range of LED moving lights at this week's Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt (on booth #11.0, B17). For the first time in Frankfurt, the German company will showcase its new impression X4 Bar 10 and impression X4 Bar 20 fixtures. Alongside these, GLP will be showing its very latest fixture to join the range, the fully pixel mapping impression X4 L, and also previewing its new impression X1 for the first time anywhere in the world. GLP's new impression X4 Bar 10 and impression ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Luminex to launch two new products

Prolight+Sound 2015: Luminex to launch two new productsUK - Luminex Network Intelligence, the Belgium-based developer of Pro AV and lighting control data distribution equipment, will introduce its latest developments at Prolight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt this week. First up is the new Ethernet-DMX8 Truss MkII. This 8-port truss-mounted converter brings all the well-known features of a Luminex converter in a rugged and versatile form factor. Fitted with eight fully isolated DMX ports, and two Ethernet ports, the unit is designed as a solution for converting a high number of DMX channels, using ... More >>

10 April 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: RC4 Wireless takes full range to Frankfurt

Prolight+Sound 2015: RC4 Wireless takes full range to FrankfurtGermany - RC4 Wireless will be displaying a range of their RC4 Series 3 devices and technologies at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. This is the first RC4 European exhibition since winning the PLASA Award for Innovation at PLASA London last October. Since the October release of these small and portable packages powered by batteries and controlled by wireless DMX, RC4 Series 3 devices have seen touring across Europe in Disney's Violetta Live!, and used extensively in the world premiere of An American in Paris at the Thé... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Philips debuts plethora of products

Prolight+Sound 2015: Philips debuts plethora of productsGermany - Philips' entertainment lighting brands Vari-Lite, Selecon and Strand, alongside product range Showline, will be unveiling a broad portfolio of exciting new creative tools for lighting designers at Prolight + Sound this month. Following the success of the award-winning Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot comes the new VL4000 BeamWash, a luminaire that combines stunning wash capabilities with intense beam functionality and the ability to produce a powerful column of light. Visitors will be able to see the VL4000 BeamWash in action at the ... More >>

Meyer Sound unleashes leopard line array

Meyer Sound unleashes leopard line arrayUSA - Leopard and the 900-LFC join Meyer Sound's flagship Leo family as its smallest and most versatile members. Boasting serious power-to-size ratio with ultra-low distortion, the patent-pending Leopard line array loudspeaker and the 900-LFC low-frequency control element­ offer an unprecedented level of clarity, power, precision, and ease of use, says the company. With "state-of the-art design, groundbreaking engineering, and premium quality components", Leopard and 900-LFC are designed to create an exceptional listening experience ... More >>

Double stand brings benefits for PR Lighting at GET

Double stand brings benefits for PR Lighting at GETChina - For the fifth year in succession PR Lighting were able to report a 100% positive reaction to their new product showcase at this year's GET Show 2015. Held once again at the Poly World Trade Expo Center in Guangzhou, by Industry Association of South China Entertainment Equipment (SCEE), all the major Chinese lighting and audio manufacturers participated. In fact, PR Lighting increased their presence by taking two large 108sq.m stands this year - one booth dedicated to professional lighting, the other strictly to entertainment ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Core launches StripPoint

Prolight+Sound 2015: Core launches StripPointGermany - UK wireless LED manufacturer CoreLighting will launch its new StripPoint wireless LED batten at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt next week on Stand A65 in Hall 9.0. Core will also show a selection of its other best-selling wireless LED products including the new PinPoint, the workhorse ColourPoint Mk 2 and the highly practical Flood30. Core and White Light, exclusive distributor for the brand, have also just announced the appointment of Keylight as a dealer in Holland and Belgium, and will use the popularity and strategic positioning ... More >>

9 April 2015

Prolight+Sound: Big plans for ETC

Prolight+Sound: Big plans for ETCGermany - ETC's stand at this year's Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, 15-18 April, is set to be their best yet. With so many products to display, ETC will have two stands (B65 and B66 in Hall 9), giving visitors the opportunity to see and try the company's newest products. On display will be ETC's two console families, with Eos Ti and Gio, and Cobalt 20, Cobalt 10 and Congo jr powered by Cobalt. A range of fixtures from Selador Desire washlights to the Source Four LED Series 2 range will also be available to demonstrate. The Source Four LED ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: OCA Alliance exhibits

Prolight+Sound 2015: OCA Alliance exhibitsGermany - The OCA Alliance is continuing its promotion of the OCA message at this year's Prolight+Sound exhibition, both on the exhibition floor and in the activities of its members at the show. Among exhibiting member companies, d&b audiotechnik is launching its next generation D20 amplifier, a major new OCA enabled product, on booth H8 J46. The alliance's booth - H8 A11 - features a live demonstration of control and monitoring across networked audio devices from different manufacturers, and will be a point of contact for manufacturers ... More >>

Amadeus brings Philharmonia to Frankfurt

Amadeus brings Philharmonia to FrankfurtGermany - Amadeus will unveil its new Philharmonia speakers created for both the professional recording studio as well as home Hi-Fi use at the 2015 Prolight+Sound / Musikmesse tradeshow in Frankfurt. The Company is welcoming attendees to come to Hall 8, Stand G 19 to see and hear the new speakers. Amadeus, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems for live and installed sound, as well as a major producer of custom studio speakers for recording studios, worked with French architecture star Jean Nouvel to ... More >>

Allen & Heath launches GLD Chrome Edition

Allen & Heath launches GLD Chrome EditionUK - Allen & Heath has launched new Chrome Edition models of its GLD series mixers, with extensive new features and FX. GLD Chrome firmware adds Auto Mic Mixing capability and further additions to the comprehensive processing suite, including faithfully crafted new FX and channel-based compressor emulations. The Chrome Edition GLD-80 and GLD-112 mixers have been redesigned with a new metallic livery, while the AR84 and AR2412 AudioRacks have received a sleek black finish. The automatic mic mixer (AMM) can be configured to work across ... More >>

Audinate firmware update to support AES67

Audinate firmware update to support AES67USA - Audinate, creator of Dante, has announced the scheduled release of its firmware update that provides support for the AES67 audio networking standard. AES67 is an interoperability standard created by the Audio Engineering Society, which specifies a baseline set of protocols enabling synchronized audio connectivity between compliant Audio-over-IP solutions. AES67 provides standardized methods for clock synchronization, quality of service and IP transport to bridge between different Audio-over-IP implementations. The addition of ... More >>

8 April 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Sennheiser launches D1 microphone system

Prolight+Sound 2015: Sennheiser launches D1 microphone systemGermany - For Sennheiser, Musikmesse is all about the European launch of the evolution wireless D1 microphone series. The digital systems are totally self-configuring and have both intelligent frequency management and automatic sensitivity adjustment. "We are really looking forward to our new location at Musikmesse," declares Ingo Angres, marketing manager of live performance and MI at Sennheiser. "The move to Hall 5 brings Sennheiser closer to the users, the music and the stage, and this is also reflected in the new stand design." A ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Eurotruss covers all areas

Prolight+Sound 2015: Eurotruss covers all areasGermany - Netherlands-based manufacturer and total supplier of truss constructions, stages & complete event hardware, Eurotruss we are back in Frankfurt for Prolight+Sound 2015. Says the company, in 2014 Eurotruss has shown that quick response and high level of support is a key element in the industry. Our dedication and attention have not gone unnoticed and therefore our focus for 2015 is to maintain that high level within the market. Our complete global team will attend the Prolight + Sound this year and will be available for ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015 - Baldwin Boxall previews VIGIL3

Prolight+Sound 2015 - Baldwin Boxall previews VIGIL3Germany - Baldwin Boxall will be on stand E39 in Hall 8 (with Laauser & Vohl) at this year's Prolight+Sound show. Visitors to the stand will be able to preview VIGIL3 (Baldwin Boxall's next generation voice alarm system), see demonstrations of the new remote monitoring interface for VIGIL2 voice alarm systems and the forthcoming touchscreen microphone. The forthcoming VIGIL3 will have many new features and advantages compared to other systems on the market today. The new VIGIL3 will include an Ethernet backbone with IP interfacing for ... More >>

Roland O.H.R.C.A M-5000 now shipping globally

Roland O.H.R.C.A M-5000 now shipping globallyEurope - Having launched to critical acclaim from distributors, dealers and end users alike, the Roland O.H.R.C.A M-5000 digital mixing console is now shipping globally. First previewed in November last year, the M-5000 is the first Roland console based on O.H.R.C.A - a brand new, proprietary operating platform. O.H.R.C.A, stands for three key concepts: Open; High Resolution; and Configurable Architecture. The core benefit of this new platform is flexibility - adapting to the needs both of the application and the operator by delivering ... More >>

7 April 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Robert Juliat launches Roxie

Prolight+Sound 2015:  Robert Juliat launches RoxieGermany - Robert Juliat will be out in full force at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, where the company will exhibit alongside its German partners, Lightpower GmbH, in Hall 11 Stand D76. Robert Juliat will celebrate the official launch of Roxie, its new 300W LED followspot. Roxie was previewed at JTSE 2014 and LDI 2014 and is the first LED followspot in the Robert Juliat portfolio. At the opposite end of the scale, the rugged Merlin 2500W HMI touring spot - launched at PLASA 2014 - will be shown for the first time at Prolight + Sound. The ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Ayrton to unveil mystery project

Prolight+Sound 2015: Ayrton to unveil mystery projectGermany - Ayrton will be "pushing the envelope once again at Prolight+Sound 2015" with the release of "a truly new innovation in LED luminaire design". Code-named the A61 Project, the details of this new product are a tightly kept secret until the first day of the show when all will be revealed to visitors to Ayrton's stand (Hall 11.0 Stand D67). A foretaste has just been released by Ayrton and can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/123426064. More details will follow soon. "We are enjoying the speculation around our latest development and ... More >>

ETC adds adapter to Source Four LED family

ETC adds adapter to Source Four LED familyUK - There's another tool in the Source Four LED toolbox. ETC is announcing a new optic, the Source Four LED Fresnel adapter, which attaches to the front end of a Source Four LED Series 2 or Series 1 light engine, turning it into a superior washlight. The Source Four LED fresnel adapter's highly tuned optics help create smooth light with soft edges. Its light blends evenly and uniformly from fixture to fixture. And it allows barn-dooring and the addition of 7.5-inch accessories, so even the most discerning designer can sculpt the light ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Kinesys reveals Pathfinder

Prolight+Sound 2015: Kinesys reveals PathfinderGermany - UK-based automation and motion control specialist Kinesys launches a major system of new products at this year's Prolight+Sound - The Pathfinder System - which has been designed specifically for 3D path flying. Kinesys exhibits at 2015's Prolight+Sound after a highly successful first time at last year's show which boosted its international business within the entertainment technology sector. Kinesys is also highlighting its existing systems; the Velocity 2 SIL3 winch controller, the EVO and Elevation variable speed hoist ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: ArKaos highlights MediaMaster

Prolight+Sound 2015: ArKaos highlights MediaMasterGermany - ArKaos PROwill exhibit at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 11.0 Stand A49 and will introduce and demonstrate the latest version of its successful professional MediaMaster software. MediaMaster 4.2 now adds an integrated cue player and 4K support to the many tools already offered by this ever-popular software. The new Cue Player is an important addition for users who require reliable, accurate playback of visual sequences, for example, on shows or installations requiring repeated automated playback. The Cue Player is built on ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: MDG celebrates 35th anniversary

Prolight+Sound 2015: MDG celebrates 35th anniversaryGermany - MDG, manufacturer of fog, haze and low fog generators, will celebrate its 35th anniversary at Prolight+Sound. Serving entertainment, industrial, fire-fighting and military customers since 1980, MDG will mark the occasion with the release of limited edition models of a new product line. Throughout its history, MDG has developed the MAX Series of fog generators, the world-famous Atmosphere haze generator, winner of LDI's Best Lighting Product in 1997, and the award-winning theONE digital atmospheric generator, LDI's Best ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Alcons moves up a gear

Prolight+Sound 2015: Alcons moves up a gearGermany - Dutch audio innovators Alcons Audio will be showing its latest pro-ribbon sound systems at Prolight+Sound 2015, and demonstrating new evolutionary audio solutions. Alcons Audio is exhibiting on stand G60, Hall 8.0 and will be presenting her latest audio innovations, based around the company's patented Pro-Ribbon technology and its ongoing pursuit of audio perfection. Highlight of the show is the presentation of two new pro-ribbon line-array systems. The LR28 larger-format line-array is the result of five years of development, ... More >>

Laserworld releases text laser system

Laserworld releases text laser systemGermany - Laserworld has released a direct text show laser light system for easy text projections that can be controlled by a keyboard and an IR remote control. The Laserworld EL-200G KeyTEX is a green colour laser projector especially designed for text projections. It can be operated in normal stand-alone mode or sound to light, where it plays preset patterns and animations. But the main feature is the live text feature and the laser countdown. The text mode offers the possibilities to either type text live and animate it (scroll, ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: ARX analogue mixer on debut

Prolight+Sound 2015: ARX analogue mixer on debutGermany - ARX Systems, the Australian-based designer & manufacturer of digital and analogue interface and signal processing products will be releasing their new MIXXMaker multi format Bluetooth USB and Analogue audio mixer at Frankfurt. ARX's managing director Colin Park said; "Here at ARX we're excited about releasing the new MIXXMaker which is the solution wherever users of audio systems need to connect the sometimes bewildering variety of audio protocols & connectors quickly, easily and faultlessly. "SmartPhones, tablets, laptop ... More >>

Chinese version of Vectorworks 2015 launched

Chinese version of Vectorworks 2015 launchedChina - Software developer Nemetschek Vectorworks has released the Chinese-language version of the Vectorworks 2015 line of design software, including Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Renderworks. The Vectorworks 2015 software contains more than 100 updates and new features in the areas of architecture, BIM, urban planning and entertainment design. In previous versions, the power of 64-bit was only available in the platform's photorealistic rendering engine, Renderworks, but has now been integrated ... More >>

2 April 2015

Robe goes large at Prolight+Sound 2015

Robe goes large at Prolight+Sound 2015Germany - Robe goes Large at the 2015 Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt with an expanded booth and lots of action, showcasing 10 new products on Stands B51 and B61 in Hall 11.0. These include the BMFL Blade - the next fixture in Robe's new signature Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) range, which joins the successful BMFL Spot, launched six months ago. The latest additions to the DL range include the DL7S Profile, DL4X Spot, DL4S Profile and the DL4F Wash; there are two new versions of Robe's ParFect LED PAR fixture, a new LED ... More >>

Stage Electrics announces Product Showcase

Stage Electrics announces Product ShowcaseUK - Stage Electrics' hire department has announced a Product Showcase at its Bristol headquarters to give customers an opportunity to try out some of the latest in professional audio, lighting and video technology. The event is being held on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April. Products being put through their paces include: Clay Paky Mythos & Sharpy Wash, Martin Professional MAC Quantum Profile & MAC Aura XB, the Roland V-800HD vision mixer, L'Acoustics ARCS Wide & Focus system, as well Yamaha and DiGiCo audio consoles plus two new ... More >>

Allen & Heath launches Xone:43 DJ mixer

Allen & Heath launches Xone:43 DJ mixerUK - Allen & Heath has launched the Xone:43, a classic 4 + 1 channel analogue DJ mixer with a host of enhanced features, including the legendary Xone filters, X:FX routing, 3 band EQ, VCA faders, and adjustable crossfader. At the heart of the mixer is the renowned analogue Voltage Control Filter (VCF) system offering HPF, BPF, LPF, frequency sweep and 'mild to wild' resonance control. The Xone:43's intuitive and simple to use X:FX feature provides a single control per channel over the send/return to work with external FX units. X:FX can ... More >>

Cymatic Audio releases uRemote app for uTrack 24

Cymatic Audio releases uRemote app for uTrack 24Europe - Designed to work in conjunction with its revolutionary uTrack 24 24 track live recorder/player, Cymatic Audio has announced the release of the uRemote app. Available as either an OS X or Windows application for the Apple App Store, uRemote allows you to control all functions of the uTrack 24 wirelessly, using your iPhone, iPad, tablet or laptop/desktop computer. Cymatic Audio has been taking note of all feedback and constructive input over the past few months in order to bring this to the market, which is sure to make using the ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Pan Acoustics offers Dante options

Prolight+Sound 2015: Pan Acoustics offers Dante optionsGermany - At Frankfurt this year, Pan Acoustics will feature the Dante option for Pan Beam series, Pan Speaker series and Pan Powerline. The Dante option offers some interesting features: for example, Pan Beam columns can be operated with two independent audio streams with a sampling frequency of up to 192 kHz. The priority circuit in the Pan Beam columns allows automatic switchover of the audio source, for instance switching between programme and announcement signals. Pan Acoustics' Dante option provides a primary and secondary port, ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Panasonic to light up the People's Palace

Prolight+Sound 2015: Panasonic to light up the People's PalaceGermany - Panasonic will present a 3D video mapping, on a scale model of the Bucharest Palace of Parliament, at Prolight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt. Using the newly launched DZ21K Evo series and the all new PT-DZ780, Panasonic will recreate a 3D video mapping projection used to celebrate the 555th anniversary of Bucharest, on the façade of Ceausescu's People's Palace. The DZ21K2 Evo maintains the 20,000 lumens brightness of the original DZ21K, but features extended lamp life, lower operating noise, improved image clarity and connection, ... More >>

1 April 2015

Philips Vari-Lite Introduces the VL4000 BeamWash

Philips Vari-Lite Introduces the VL4000 BeamWashUSA - Philips Vari-Lite has introduced the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire. Sharing many of the design principles of the popular VL4000 Spot, the new VL4000 BeamWash combines wash capabilities with intense beam functionality and the ability to produce a powerful, collimated shaft of light all without the need to change lenses. Using a Philips 1200W lamp, one single fixture can now achieve multiple creative looks through its 43,000 lumens of output and amazing optics making it the beast of any lighting rig. "We are very excited about the ... More >>

CLD Distribution gears up for PLASA Focus Leeds

CLD Distribution gears up for PLASA Focus LeedsUK - CLD Distribution is co-hosting a stand with parent company Penn Elcom at the ever-popular PLASA Focus Leeds 2015 (11-12 May, Leeds Royal Armouries). Showcased will be the group's vast range of 19" racking and accessories and world-renowned flightcase hardware. CLD will also have available its exclusive COMUS audio and power cable solutions on show. COMUS Cable is now available to all Penn Elcom Group customers along with the full ranges from GIG, Studio and Stealth Series Leads as shown on the CLD Website (www.cld-dist.co.uk) ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: New products from Movecat

Prolight+Sound 2015: New products from MovecatGermany - Movecat is bringing a wealth of new products in the fields of control, load measuring, chain hoists and services to this year's Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. "The increasing demands of today's stage and show productions in terms of networking, flexibility and safety in the field of kinetics have really challenged our engineers," reports Andrew Abele, the company's CEO. "We are presenting the results of these engineering processes at our booth, Stand D84 in Hall 9, and are already looking forward to hearing the opinions of ... More >>

Laserworld debuts hand-sized system

Laserworld debuts hand-sized systemSwitzerland - Laserworld has introduced the new SwissLas PM-10.000RGB laser - a 10W RGB laser show system in an enclosure, not much bigger than a hand. SwissLas was able to step up the power levels they could build into their compact Pure Micro housing from 5.7W over 8.2W and now to a spectacular 10W RGB white light power. This became possible due to recent developments in laser diode technology and a more compact way in which SwissLas combines the single sources inside the housing. The PM-10.000RGB has a beam diameter of ca. 4mm and an ... More >>

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