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27 April 2016

Chauvet Professional debuts Maverick MK2 Spot

Chauvet Professional debuts Maverick MK2 SpotUSA - The new Maverick series of powerful moving fixtures from Chauvet Professional generated worldwide buzz when it was shown at Prolight+Sound in early April. Now the company has announced that the first product in the series to be available will be the Maverick MK2 Spot. The new LED spot is already making waves in the marketplace, according to Chauvet. "The response to the Maverick MK2 Spot has been overwhelming," said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. "We aimed this product at the lighting professional and rental house who want a very ... More >>

26 April 2016

White Light returns to PLASA Focus Leeds 2016

White Light returns to PLASA Focus Leeds 2016UK - Following what has been an extremely busy and exciting year for White Light, the complete production solution specialist will be returning to PLASA Focus Leeds at the Royal Armouries Museum from 10-11 May. With over 130 different exhibitors working across audio, lighting, video and rigging, along with presentations, technical demonstrations and panel discussions, this year's PLASA Focus Leeds promises to be the biggest one yet. Since its previous visit to PLASA Focus Leeds, WL has grown ... More >>

25 April 2016

StarTech.com debuts monitor mounts

StarTech.com debuts monitor mountsUK - StarTech.com has announced three new dual-monitor mounting products that offer advanced options for a flexible, ergonomic-friendly workstation. The Dual Monitor Stand (SKU: ARMBARDUO), the Side-by-Side Monitor Mount (ARMSLIMDUO) and the Stackable Dual Monitor Mount (SKU: ARMDUAL30) make up the new trio of products. All three of the dual-monitor mounts offer cost-effective ways to create an ergonomic work space. Each of the monitor mounts are built with sturdy materials, and can securely hold two monitors in place with varying ... More >>

22 April 2016

PLASA Focus Leeds: RCF brings on the big guns

PLASA Focus Leeds: RCF brings on the big gunsUK - RCF UK will present several of the innovations that lit up the company's international stand at Frankfurt Prolight+Sound recently, when they arrive at this year's PLASA Focus (Leeds Royal Armouries Museum, 10-11 May). Occupying stand #N-D20 the showcase will include the following: HDL6-A: The new mini-format entry to the composite D-Line line array series, this active 2-way powered system is partnered by the HDL6-AS sub. Housing double 6.5" bass drivers the HDL6-A is run in combination with 1.75" compression driver with a 2" voice ... More >>

PL+S: Laserworld releases free ILDA software

PL+S: Laserworld releases free ILDA softwareGermany - Laserworld Showeditor FREE was presented at prolight+sound 2016 for the first time. It is a free ILDA laser show control software, that incorporates the utmost features of the Laserworld Showeditor full version except the direct output to a hardware interface. It can be used for creating logos, text, animations and aerial effects and exporting them to the standard *.ild file format. This file format is compatible to all ILDA standard SD-card playback systems for show laser lights, so the Laserworld Showeditor FREE can be used ... More >>

PL+S: Shure SHURE KSM8 wins pipa 20126 award

PL+S: Shure SHURE KSM8 wins pipa 20126 awardGermany - The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Vocal Microphone introduced this January was awarded the pipa award in the category Live Microphone / IEM. The ceremony took place during the 2016 Prolight+Sound / Musikmesse in Frankfurt on 7 April. Ron Hautzinger, product manager pro & retail at Shure Europe says, "With the KSM8, Shure set out to develop a microphone that turns the world of dynamic microphones upside down. Offering a brand-new patented cartridge design with two diaphragms, the KSM8 has virtually no proximity effect and a flat off-axis ... More >>

PL+S: Triple E celebrates ModTruss launch success

PL+S: Triple E celebrates ModTruss launch successGermany - Track systems specialist Triple E is celebrating its successful launch of ModTruss in Europe at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt. The Triple E team constructed an iimpressive stand at the Messe Frankfurt for the event, showcasing the versatility of the ModTruss product line, which lends itself to endless configurations using standard accessories, ensuring ideas that once took extensive custom design and fabrication are constructed easily and fast. Triple E launched the US-designed ModTruss in the UK in June 2015, immediately ... More >>

PR Lighting extends BWS hybrid range

PR Lighting extends BWS hybrid rangeChina / Germany - PR Lighting's new hybrid BWS (Beam Wash Spot) hybrid attracted much interest at the recent GET Show in Guangzhou and Frankfurt Prolight+Sound, two of the global production industry's major shop windows. The Chinese manufacturer has wasted no time in capitalising on these lightshow extravaganzas, and has followed up last year's XR 330 BWS release with the new XR 440 BWS, which is now shipping. This new range of high-output moving heads integrates three features in one unit, and adopts PR patented technology. The XR 440 ... More >>

21 April 2016

PL+S: Philips Lighting stand attracts record traffic

PL+S: Philips Lighting stand attracts record trafficGermany - Philips Lighting is celebrating its Entertainment division's most successful Prolight+Sound show to date. With a record number of on stand visitors, the Entertainment team is crediting Prolight+Sound's new concept and location in the Eastern section of the Messe for the boost. "We really saw a noticeable increase in visitors to our stand from previous years," says Philips Entertainment general Manager Grant Bales-Smith. "The show's new set-up, along with our completely new stand concept, worked well to highlight to visitors ... More >>

Midas launches high performance converter

Midas launches high performance converterUK - Midas has announced the launch of the Midas M8000, an ultra-high performance 192 kHz, eight-channel A/D converter with "unprecedented audio and sonic performance". Andy Trott, SVP, Enterprise & Entertainment Division states, "For over four decades, Madas has been the undisputed leader in audio and sound performance, especially known for its award-winning microphone preamplifiers and best sounding mixing consoles. "Our Manchester Innovation team spent over three years and close to 1 US$m to develop what we believe is the world's ... More >>

20 April 2016

PL+S: Robert Juliat brings changes to Frankfurt

PL+S: Robert Juliat brings changes to FrankfurtGermany - Robert Juliat was very happy with its position in the middle of the Lightpower Village in Hall 3.0 where its products attracted a constant stream of visitors for the whole duration of the show. The array of RJ Zep LED profile and Fresnel fixtures drew much attention from theatre, event and display technicians, as did the Merlin 2500W HMI touring spot and the 300W LED Roxie followspot, which both continue to lead the way in followspot innovation. But perhaps the biggest scene-stealer was the Dalis LED cyclorama light which ... More >>

PL+S: Electro-Voice X-Line Advance wins PIPA award

PL+S: Electro-Voice X-Line Advance wins PIPA awardGermany - One of the highlights of the show is the Prolight + Sound International Press Awards (PIPA). More than 100 dedicated special interest magazines from all over the world voted for the best pro audio equipment and musical instruments of 2015/2016 in 38 categories. This year, Electro-Voice received a PIPA award for the second time in a row: the X-Line Advance compact vertical line array loudspeaker system convinced the jury in the concert sound category. Introduced in spring 2015, X-Line Advance is gaining industry notice for ... More >>

PL+S: Powersoft at the top table

PL+S: Powersoft at the top tableGermany - Powersoft took to the new hall reshuffle at Frankfurt Messe like a duck to water at this year's Prolight+Sound, as they reported another highly successful outing. As ever, interest in Powersoft's amplifiers continues to run high. But the feature that particularly pleased Francesco Fanicchi, the company's brand and communication director, had been the radical decision to promote popular series such as the 'X' and Ottocanali families by application, rather than technical characteristics. "This new concept brought us closer to ... More >>

19 April 2016

FBT to premiere new ranges at PLASA Focus Leeds

FBT to premiere new ranges at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - FBT UK is promising the UK debut of several brand new product ranges at this year's PLASA Focus, being held in Leeds on 10-11 May. Leading the new arrivals will be FBT's Vertus CS1000 column line array which offers a modular, scalable system suitable for both live performance and installation applications. A biamplified design, the system comprises a long excursion 12" bass reflex subwoofer and a passive mounted satellite, linked via a Neutrik SPEAKON connector and equipped with six full-range neodymium 3" speakers. Onboard, the ... More >>

Wigwam debuts BroaMan Route66 with Coldplay

Wigwam debuts BroaMan Route66 with ColdplayEurope - BroaMan has announced a new version of its Route66 video router, now offering Auto Routing and an intelligent fibre patch bay. This additional functionality is powered by Optocore, well known OEM provider of industry standards and formats, making it ideal not only for Installation (where there are multiple connection points, including mobile devices) but equally for Live Events or Broadcast. Optocore is a leading OEM manufacturer for audio networks, producing network modules for other manufacturers to connect their products to ... More >>

PL+S: Yamaha wins multiple awards

PL+S: Yamaha wins multiple awardsGermany - Yamaha enjoyed an award-winning presence at both Prolight+Sound and MusikMesse in early April, as the RIVAGE PM10 digital mixing system and four of the company's MI products won prestigious PIPA and MIPA awards. The annual pro audio and MI industry decampment to Frankfurt saw a change for many exhibitors, with PrlLight+Sound exhibitors moved into new halls and the dates for the show and MusikMesse staggered. For Yamaha it was a highly successful week, with a busy presence at both shows that included a number of key product ... More >>

PL+S: Ayrton impresses with nine new product launches

PL+S: Ayrton impresses with nine new product launchesGermany - Ayrton presented a number of new products at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt, exhibiting with its German distributor, Vision Stage, on a 'double-decker' stand where this year's new creations were shown to spectacular effect in a dazzling light show. Designed by Stéphane Migné, the show, featured over 650 fixtures in a 224sqm booth, and culminated in a surprise ending which wowed the crowds who came to see the new creations in action. There were plenty of new and innovative ideas, with no less than nine new products ... More >>

Elation unveils Sniper PRO

Elation unveils Sniper PROUSA - Elation Professional's award-winning Sniper 2R multi-effect light "just got better and brighter". Elation now offers the Sniper PRO, a new and improved hybrid effects projector, scanner and laser simulator with more power, more effects and greater speed than the original Sniper 2R. Featuring the new 280W Philips MSD Platinum 14R lamp and emitting an ultra-narrow 2.5° beam, the Sniper PRO is capable of producing the same precise beam and laser like effects as its successful predecessor but now with three times the brightness. "... More >>

Latest DPA d:facto makes US debut at NAB

Latest DPA d:facto makes US debut at NABUSA - DPA Microphones is showcasing its new linear version of the popular d:facto Handheld Microphone range at NAB 2016 (Booth C3336). The new mic is dubbed the d:facto Linear Vocal Microphone. DPA will also be highlighting the GM1600 Gooseneck - a new mount for its d:screet Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones. Already the vocal microphone of choice for artists such as Sting and Stevie Wonder, the new version has an extremely linear frequency response compared to the original d:facto Vocal Microphone, which features a boost at 12kHz. ... More >>

Optocore interface module for Fohhn

Optocore interface module for FohhnGermany - Fohhn's award-winning Linea Focus series, with beam steering capabilities, is now equipped for networking via an Optocore fibre solution. A SANE-FX module is mounted directly inside the Linea Focus housing, enabling direct fibre connection to the speaker. The Linea Focus series is often used in combination with the security and evacuation system (PAVA), for instance in railway stations, airports, tunnels and theatres. As the Optocore fibre network is a modern IT-based 'copper free' audio infrastructure, it fulfills all demands ... More >>

Penn launches Cavity Wall Rack

Penn launches Cavity Wall RackUK - Penn Elcom has launched a new series of ingenious space-saving Cavity Wall Racks designed for housing rack-based AV, IT and communications equipment ... in any usable void wall space. Almost every building - whatever the style and era - will have a wall void of some kind, explains Dave Roberts who heads up Penn's R&D at Bristol. Stairwells and loft spaces are the most common - however a plethora of other 'spare' spaces are frequently created during building and refurbishment projects. The Cavity Wall Rack can also be fitted into ... More >>

PL+S: ArKaos PRO enjoys busy and successful Frankfurt

PL+S: ArKaos PRO enjoys busy and successful FrankfurtGermany - Arkaos PRO enjoyed one of its busiest shows to-date at Prolight+Sound with a constant stream of visitors coming to discover the latest developments in ArKaos PRO software. The stand demonstrated the video mapping capabilities of the ArKaos PRO MediaMaster 4.2 software with an intricate array of 3D shapes outlined to perfection as projection surfaces. Visitors were able to try MediaMaster out for themselves to understand just how easy it is to achieve complex results with ArKaos' software and to put any questions to the ArKaos ... More >>

PL+S: GLP widens network with inspired presentations

PL+S: GLP widens network with inspired presentationsGermany - There can have been few stands at the recent ProLight + Sound Show that were more consistently busy than that of GLP. Taking up 240sq.m in their new Hall 4.0 location, traffic was driven to every corner, thanks to a series of inspired lightshows (on the hour and half hour), showcasing the new products in a dedicated theatre designed by Opus Award-winning LD Björn Hermann. In total GLP featured no fewer than 313 fixtures, showcasing 92 x impression X4, 58 x impression X4 Bar 10, 45 x impression X1, 17 x impression X4 L, 32 x ... More >>

PL+S: MDG launches Me8 fog generator

PL+S: MDG launches Me8 fog generatorGermany - MDG's stylish new stand at Prolight+Sound was a popular gathering place for those interested in the best of atmosphere generation. The stand was busy on all days with visitors interested in products across the board, and receiving demonstrations of the Atmosphere range, the Me Family, the IceFog Series of low-fog generators and the award-winning, theOne. Customers also benefited from fabulous videos that showed on screen how to unleash the full potential of some of the larger generators that the environs of a trade show were ... More >>

18 April 2016

ETC introduces ColorSource consoles

ETC introduces ColorSource consolesUSA - Colour-changing LED luminaires are a fact of life in today's lighting industry, but intelligent lights require intelligent control. When time and money are tight, the results aren't always pretty; small venues around the world have experienced a rash of purplish light, poor colour rendering and garish transitions. Since 2014, ETC's ColorSource family of products has fought back against this epidemic of bad LED lighting by providing affordable, high-quality luminaires and effortless power control. Now, with the announcement of the ... More >>

PL+S: RCF's portfolio receives universal acclaim

PL+S: RCF's portfolio receives universal acclaimGermany - RCF again registered outstanding success at this year's Frankfurt Prolight+Sound where they showcased a wide range of products. At one end of the spectrum, this included their new HDL 53-AS active high-power bass module as well as the HDL 50-A and SUB 9007-AS large format line array rig, which was on active demo outside in the Live Sound Arena, to the new M18 digital mixer in the demo booth, where it ensured the amazing voice of Valentina Petrossi was heard to perfection. There were also plenty of other new system previews ... More >>

Chroma-Q Space Force LED launches in US

Chroma-Q Space Force LED launches in USUSA - After receiving much interest during its official European tradeshow launch in Frankfurt, Chroma-Q has announced the North American launch at NAB of their new Space Force LED fixture - the next frontier in space lighting - which is shipping now. The Space Force is a variable white LED space light that is a modern replacement for conventional space lights or soft light sources commonly used in film and TV studios around the world. The fixture benefits from cool running, energy efficiency, lightweight design and minimum maintenance. ... More >>

PL+S: Cadac debuts CDC Offline Editor

PL+S: Cadac debuts CDC Offline EditorGermany - At its press briefing at Prolight+Sound, Cadac unveiled a number of new hardware and software developments for its CDC consoles and MegaCOMMS audio network. These were the CDC MC Optical Bridge, CDC MC AES3 Stagebox and CDC MC Router software application, and CDC Console V3.01 Software. These were all trailed ahead of the press briefing. Previously unannounced was the new CDC six and eight offline editor. CDC Offline Editor mirrors the CDC six and CDC eight consoles operating software with an identical Graphical User ... More >>

Tascam debuts 4-track recorder for installation

Tascam debuts 4-track recorder for installationUK - Tascam is releasing the SD-20M 4-track recorder for installation. An affordable solution for conference centres, schools and houses of worship, the SD-20M provides reliable and straightforward recording for various locations, says the company. The SD-20M is a simple-to-use solid-state recorder at "a breakthrough price". Featuring stereo RCA line-inputs on the rear, the 1-U rackmount includes a pair of microphone preamps with phantom power for direct microphone recording. Both the mic inputs and line inputs can be recorded ... More >>

15 April 2016

PL+S: Clay Paky celebrates with triple launch

PL+S: Clay Paky celebrates with triple launchGermany - Clay Paky launched three new products for the first time internationally at Prolight+Sound 2016, all of which aroused considerable interest among industry professionals. The products were the stars of a demo/multimedia light show which accompanied the performances of some musicians and cover bands. The Scenius Profile is the new beam shaper at the top of the Clay Paky moving head range. Its advanced optical unit and the 1400W OSRAM discharge lamp provide very high light output and an excellent CRI. Its framing system consists ... More >>

PL+S: Prolyte Verto truss is a major hit

PL+S: Prolyte Verto truss is a major hitGermany - Prolyte reports that the Verto truss was among the most mentioned product innovations at the Prolight+Sound exhibition. From the launch on 5 April until the last day of the show, a record number of visitors tried and tested the Verto truss, while quite a few were brave enough to take up the Verto Speed Challenge. The speedy and very silent Verto truss, sets records in assembly and disassembly times. "The feedback we received during the show has been tremendous, we have been constantly busy. We've raised an immediate demand for ... More >>

Crowd Mics launch in the UK

Crowd Mics launch in the UKUK - Award winning U.S. event technology start-up Crowd Mics are to hold a UK launch in London on the 12 May. The event, to be held at the iconic Curzon cinema in Soho, will feature a presentation from CEO and co-founder Tim Holladay together with live demonstrations of the technology with UK partner Saville Audio Visual. Since featuring on the BBC in August last year the company has seen a dramatic rise in requests for its technology which allows users to speak, text and vote using their own smartphone. Tim explains, "For us, Crowd ... More >>

14 April 2016

PL+S: DTS debuts Katana advanced LED

PL+S: DTS debuts Katana advanced LEDGermany - At Frankfurt, DTS introduced Katana which offers a brand new type of light beam: the dynamic 'blade' projection. Thanks to a custom 3.5° - 40° linear zoom, Katana is capable of projecting an extra-bright blade of light that cuts through any show. Single pixel control lets you obtain stunning dynamic multicolour effects, says the company. Features include single pixel control, ultra-fast motorised tilt, integrated full-range PSU and DMX control. (Jim Evans) More >>

d&b NoizCalc successfully predicted a peaceful PL+S

d&b NoizCalc successfully predicted a peaceful PL+SGermany - The introduction of d&b NoizCalc at Frankfurt's 2016 Prolight+Sound has brought some much needed promise to the serious subject of far field noise immission at open air events. The new d&b software tool, created in collaboration with noise consulting and software development experts, SoundPLAN, will enable system designers to assess how multiple complex and coherently emitting sources, such as d&b line arrays and subwoofer arrays, will impact on areas outside the listening field - to internationally recognized standards. ... More >>

PL+S: Laserworld new stand concept success

PL+S: Laserworld new stand concept successGermany - Laserworld launched several new products at this year's Prolight+Sound, amongst them also two world-first releases: The RTI NEO SIX RGB beam arrays and the HB-Laser Poseidon 3D-HydroMatrix HD. The stand concept was completely different to past years, as there was no actual show on display at the booth but a huge bar, surrounding a tall tree in the middle of the stand. Several lasers of the new tarm Series and others created ambient laser effects and a multitude of laser of the Garden Series illuminated the tree and the bar ... More >>

PL+S: PR Lighting's 'robot dance' delights audience

PL+S: PR Lighting's 'robot dance' delights audienceGermany - PR Lighting reported one of its most successful shows ever at this month's Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt. Visitors to the Messe were hit with promotional banners from the moment they arrived, announcing a competition to win prizes based around five little humanoid robots, which had earlier performed on CCTV's Lunar New Year Gala 2016, celebrating the Chinese New Year. In Frankfurt they were performing to I'm Sexy And I Know It, which was synced to the spectacular lightshow. And after revelling in the show, many of ... More >>

12 April 2016

PL+S: The Robe scenic experience rocks Frankfurt

PL+S: The Robe scenic experience rocks FrankfurtGermany - Robe took its winning themed theatre environment concept to the 2016 Prolight+Sound expo, transporting the Robe Piazza to Hall 3 of the Frankfurt Messe, where the Czech manufacturer invested in a space three times larger than at any previous Prolight. Launching and showcasing a raft of new and innovative products, the booth was lit with over 250 moving lights including the new DL7 and DL4 ranges of luminaires designed for theatrical and performance applications, Robe's signature high powered BMFL range as well as several new ... More >>

PL+S: Optocore & Broaman take pole position

PL+S: Optocore & Broaman take pole positionGermany - Optocore and BroaMan had plenty of surprises in store for the world's press (and partners) when they assembled at the company's booth during Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. Unmissable for its slot car scale racetrack, the booth featured milestones from the company's 20-year history right up to the present - including this year's new blockbuster releases. First up was BroaMan's upgraded Route66 video router, now offering Auto Routing and an intelligent fibre patch bay. The new functionality is powered by Optocore, and is ideal not ... More >>

PL+S: Martin Audio CDD-LIVE! makes an impact

PL+S: Martin Audio CDD-LIVE! makes an impactGermany - Martin Audio took full advantage of this year's significant changes to Prolight+Sound 2016 in Frankfurt, announcing the new CDD-LIVE! series from its new stand location and showcasing the products in a live demonstration. It was also an opportunity for the industry to meet Dom Harter, Martin Audio's new managing director. The combination proved highly successful as the media gathered enthusiastically at Martin Audio's new stand to see the unveiling of the new series. This comprises Martin Audio's popular Coaxial Differential ... More >>

PL+S: New products create buzz for Elation

PL+S: New products create buzz for ElationGermany - The hall number may have changed at this year's Prolight+Sound show but the outcome was the same for Elation Professional with a stand full of inspired customers assessing an impressive line-up of new and innovative products. The Elation stand in Hall 4 was bustling from start to finish thanks to some 20 new product launches including world premiere preview products, an exhilarating light show and stand party. Elation previewed a number of new products including fixtures in three all-new product series (ZCL Series with new ... More >>

11 April 2016

PL+S: Chauvet Maverick pulls in the crowds

PL+S: Chauvet Maverick pulls in the crowdsGermany - A record number of visitors came to the Chauvet Professional booth a Prolight + Sound to see the company's new Maverick series. The power-packed series of tour ready moving fixtures, which features the MK2 Wash, MK1 Hybrid and MK2 Spot, more than lived up to the advanced billing with its intense output and extensive performance features. "We set out to make a statement with Maverick," said Albert Chauvet, president and founder of Chauvet. "We wanted to prove that powerful full-featured tour-grade fixtures can be offered at an ... More >>

Vero ready to deliver the next level of tour sound

Vero ready to deliver the next level of tour soundUK - Following six years of development, British loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One has launched Vero - the new, large format touring sound system that promises "to re-define audio and operational performance expectations and deliver the next level of tour sound," the company says. Vero began life when Funktion-One's Tony Andrews considered the possibility of designing a sound system that configures in a linear array. Having spoken of his concerns about the intrinsic sound issues of line-array systems for many years, this may have ... More >>

8 April 2016

DiGiGrid debuts Desktop series at MusikMesse

DiGiGrid debuts Desktop series at MusikMesseGermany - Following a global debut at NAMM in January, DiGiGrid gave a European launch to its new Desktop series at MusikMesse in Frankfurt. Designed to ensure that the audio professional's working environment is as uncluttered as possible, the four new products may be small, but they squeeze in a lot of features. Delivering maximum flexibility and ease of use for recording, monitoring and creative audio applications, the DiGiGrid Desktop range includes the [Q] headphone amplifier, [D] desktop interface, [M] musician recording ... More >>

Adamson introduces compact E119 subwoofer

Adamson introduces compact E119 subwooferCanada - Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the E119 compact subwoofer, the newest member of the popular E-Series loudspeaker family. The E119 not only bolsters the low-end of the E-Series but also meets the demand for a powerful, compact sub that packs well into US and European trucks and sea containers. Developed with input from Eighth Day Sound, the enclosure is loaded with one long-excursion 19-inch SD19 Kevlar Neodymium driver utilizing Adamson's Advanced Cone Architecture and Symmetrical Drive Technology. The driver employs ... More >>

Christie adds four laser phosphor models

Christie adds four laser phosphor modelsUK - Christie's comprehensive 1DLP line-up has been extended with the introduction of four new GS Series laser phosphor projectors, including two HD models with BoldColor Technology, delivering true-to-life images in a compact package for discreet installations in venues such as corporate meeting rooms, trade shows, entertainment venues and rental staging. More advanced than previous GS models, the four professional-grade models use a grid-based warping and blending processor and also have an option for camera-based warping, blending or ... More >>

7 April 2016

PL+S: d&b debuts immission modelling software

PL+S: d&b debuts immission modelling softwareGermany - In recent years the prediction and control of far field noise immission from live open air events has become a serious topic. Gaining permission and licensing to stage such productions often requires an official statement, predicting how the noise will impact on surrounding areas. The introduction of the far field noise immission modelling software, d&b NoizCalc, addresses this issue, taking the d&b promise of predictable, precise performance another step further. NoizCalc models the sound propagation of coherently emitting ... More >>

6 April 2016

PL+S: Sennheiser and Apogee preview MK 4 digital

PL+S: Sennheiser and Apogee preview MK 4 digitalGermany - At Frankfurt this week, Sennheiser will preview the new digital version of its MK 4, one of the audio specialist's most popular recording mics. With high-quality Apogee A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, MK 4 digital connects directly to iOS devices, Mac and PC computers. The large-diaphragm MK 4 digital is the ideal partner for any mobile recording task requiring great sound quality with the typical warmth and detail of a true condenser microphone. "I am delighted to announce the latest product to be born from our ... More >>

PL+S: L-Acoustics launches reference subwoofer

PL+S: L-Acoustics launches reference subwooferGermany - L-Acoustics has launched the KS28, a new reference subwoofer, adding 3dB of SPL (versus the SB28) and exclusively driven by the new LA12X amplified controller. The KS28 takes sub performance to new lows, offering extended bandwidth down to 25 Hz, outstanding low frequency resolution, exceptional SPL and tight impact. The KS28 comes "with the ease of use that is the hallmark of an L-Acoustics enclosure", weighing in at only 79 kilograms or 174 pounds, the sub is rapid and cost-effective to deploy, with all rigging integrated ... More >>

PL+S: Yamaha launches PX Series power amplifiers

PL+S: Yamaha launches PX Series power amplifiersGermany - In the 40 years since Yamaha produced its first professional power amplifier, the P2200, Yamaha power amplifiers have become a byword for sound quality, power output and reliability. Prolight+Sound and MusikMesse 2016 see the launch of the new PX Series, which continues this tradition of excellence by combining the latest developments in Yamaha's renowned DSP technology with unparalleled professional audio expertise to produce a light, durable design, capable of delivering maximum output power while simultaneously protecting ... More >>

PL+S: HK Audio expands Premium PR:O range

PL+S: HK Audio expands Premium PR:O rangeGermany - HK Audio has bolstered its flagship Premium PR:O range of modular, musician-friendly speakers with five new active full range cabinets featuring advanced DSP technology. Known as Premium PR:O D, the new models boast all the features that have enabled the series to sell more than 150,000 units in the past decade - made in Germany build quality, resonance-resistant, roadworthy wood enclosures, timeless designs and exceptional live music reproduction - as well as state-of-the-art digital technology and intuitive plug and play ... More >>

PL+S: DiGiCo reveals Quantum 7 processing

PL+S: DiGiCo reveals Quantum 7 processingGermany - Following on from the proven success of Stealth Digital Processing, and the use of FPGA's for large scale audio processing applications, DiGiCo has revealed their concept design of the company's next, into the future, development of Quantum 7 processing. Quantum 7 is developed with seventh generation FPGA devices that further expand audio processing power, and ultimately allows DiGiCo to provide its users with an unrivalled amount of further flexibility. To put this advancement into perspective, the current Stealth Digital ... More >>

PL+S: Genelec expands Smart Active Monitoring series

PL+S: Genelec expands Smart Active Monitoring seriesGermany - Genelec is expanding its range of new generation Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) systems with five additions to the series. All visitors to the Genelec stand (Hall 4, Level 1, Booth E27) will be able to see and listen to these new systems. The SAM project began in 2000, and 10 years after the successful introduction of the 8200 and 7200 Series (in 2006), Genelec's commitment to providing state-of-the-art monitoring solutions continues. Following the introduction of the 8320, 8330 and 7350 SAM systems in 2014, the new 8340 and ... More >>

PL+S: High End schedules double debut

PL+S: High End schedules double debutGermany - Automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems will be introducing two new fixtures in the SolaRange at Pro Light & Sound this week. Displayed on European Master Distributor AED's stand (Hall 4, Stand D59), the lighting industry will get its first look at the company's two latest LED based luminaires, the SolaSpot Pro 1000 and SolaWash FX 1000. The SolaSpot Pro 1000 continues the innovation and aggressive product development that High End's SolaRange of LED products has come to represent. The SolaSpot Pro 1000 features ... More >>

PL+S: Osram demonstrates phaser laser technology

PL+S: Osram demonstrates phaser laser technologyGermany - Osram is demonstrating phaser laser technology for the entertainment sector for the first time at Prolight+Sound 2016. The lighting specialist is showcasing new products based on traditional and SSL technology for the event and entertainment sectors. A special highlight from Osram at Prolight+Sound 2016 is the next generation of entertainment lighting based on laser technology. The Osram booth (E50 in Hall 3.0) features not only the Kreios Profile and Fresnel luminaires but also the new versions of the familiar and improved ... More >>

PL+S: Studiomaster extends digiLiVE line

PL+S: Studiomaster extends digiLiVE lineGermany - Studiomaster has extended its digiLiVE16 product line with new models being shown for the first time in Europe on its booth #H40 in Hall 4.1 at Prolight+Sound. The Studiomaster digiLiVE16R is an ultra-compact "blackbox" iPad driven version of the new Studiomaster digiLiVE16 hybrid concept micro-mixer; the digiLiVE16 with simultaneous remote tablet and console operation, is also on the company's booth. The digiLiVE16R mixer provides identical internal features and buss specifications to the console format digiLiVE16, fully ... More >>

5 April 2016

PL+S: High End Systems to debut Hog v3.4

PL+S: High End Systems to debut Hog v3.4Germany - Automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems will be giving the lighting community its first look at the latest Hog control software at the Pro Light & Sound exhibition held this week in Frankfurt. Displayed on European Master Distributor AED's stand (Hall 4, Stand D59), Hog v3.4 software offers numerous enhancements to the Hog operating system, including many inspired through designer feedback. High End's software team has worked diligently to continue improvements to the popular control platform, resulting in an ... More >>

PL+S: Audio-Technica products on Euro debut

PL+S: Audio-Technica products on Euro debutGermany - A wide array of Audio-Technica products are to make their Prolight + Sound debut at this year's event. From instrument microphones to in-ear monitors and conference system solutions, all will be on display at the Audio-Technica stand (Hall 4, stand C23). Receiving its international launch at Prolight+Sound, the ATM350a is a new and improved version of Audio-Technica's popular ATM350 clip-on cardioid condenser microphone. Designed for use on snare drums, toms, strings, piano, brass and woodwind instruments, the ATM350a features ... More >>

PL+S: AV Stumpfl launches Wings IObox Pro

PL+S: AV Stumpfl launches Wings IObox ProGermany - Weighing 240 grams, compact enough to fit in the palm of a hand, yet powerful enough to control entire building, automation, audiovisual and lighting systems 24/7, the new Wings IOBox Pro network control device from AV Stumpfl will ship this month. "Removing the need for PC-based control, AV Stumpfl has taken the tried and tested IObox adding several new performance features. It is the most compact but scalable media control solution available on the market today allowing for advanced control of audiovisual and building ... More >>

PL+S: LumenRadio debuts CRMX Nova TX USB

PL+S: LumenRadio debuts CRMX Nova TX USBGermany - Building on the phenomenal success of CRMX TiMo, LumenRadio is opening up new market segments with the launch of the CRMX Nova TX USB at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. The CRMX Nova TX USB delivers "never before seen accessibility to the powerful CRMX technology". With its small size and easy to use USB interface it is suitable for small to medium sized temporary shows and works in combination with battery powered fixtures with builtin CRMX technology. CRMX Nova TX USB comes equipped with all the advanced features of the larger ... More >>

PL+S: Audient reveals ASP8024 Heritage Edition

PL+S: Audient reveals ASP8024 Heritage EditionGermany - This year sees British audio company, Audient celebrate the success of its flagship ASP8024 console with the launch of ASP8024: Heritage Edition, the definitive version of David Dearden's classic design. Building on the existing features, which have seen the ASP8024 installed in thousands of studios worldwide, Heritage Edition comes with a brand new look as well as an array of added enhancements 'under the hood', giving the renowned console renewed vigour ahead of the company's 20th anniversary. ASP8024-HE features the all new ... More >>

PL+S: Barco launches laser phosphor projector

PL+S: Barco launches laser phosphor projectorGermany - Barco is expanding its successful HDF projector portfolio for large venues and events with a 3-chip DLP, 30,000-lumen model that offers WUXGA resolution with top image quality. The powerful HDF-W30LP FLEX projector features a high-brightness laser phosphor light source that offers extremely long lifetime with remarkably low total cost of ownership, says the company. Thanks to the laser phosphor retrofit module, customers who already own a Barco HDF-W30 FLEX projector can also benefit from laser technology. The projector shares ... More >>

PL+S: MA Lighting releases dot2 software update

PL+S: MA Lighting releases dot2 software updateGermany - Consistent with the MA Lighting philosophy of continual improvement, the dot2 lighting console software has just received a significant upgrade. Based on real dot2 user feedback, this version 1.2 update is available as a free download from www.ma-dot2.com. Intuitive operation is the core of the dot2 philosophy and with a comprehensive set of connectivity hardware on all console models, the dot2 range is suitable for most theatre, touring, corporate, television and education lighting environments. The easy to operate dot2 ... More >>

PR Lighting offers outdoor lightweight solution

PR Lighting offers outdoor lightweight solutionEurope - PR Lighting has announced the release of its new lightweight LED lamp - the XPar 150. This features a new advanced 150W LED lamp, offering full RGBW colour mixing. Weighing a mere 6.2kg it is easy to handle and with its IP67 rating has been designed for outdoor use, thanks to its high-intensity die-casting aluminium chassis. The XPar 150 is also supported by a host of features. These include Colour Temperature of 2700K-10000K (linear correction); Beam Angle 30°; Field Angle 60°, 0-100% linearly adjustable dimmer and 0.... More >>

Yamaha and Shure continue collaboration

Yamaha and Shure continue collaborationJapan -Yamaha Pro Audio and Shure Incorporated have announced that customers using Yamaha CL and QL Series consoles will be able to control and monitor Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless Systems (Dante enabled ULXD4D Dual Channel Digital Wireless Receivers and ULXD4Q Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receivers), providing the user with significantly enhanced operability. The seamless integration of Yamaha's CL/QL Series consoles with Shure's ULX-D Digital Wireless Systems - which offer uncompromising 24-bit audio clarity and efficient RF ... More >>

4 April 2016

PL+S: Outline debuts Vegas loudspeaker series

PL+S: Outline debuts Vegas loudspeaker seriesGermany - Italian loudspeaker and electronics manufacturer Outline will be introducing a new loudspeaker series at the Frankfurt 2016 ProLight+Sound trade show. The Vegas Series of loudspeakers are designed for contemporary installation and sound reinforcement vertical markets. Vegas Series from Outline features an application specific, super-compact, wide dispersion under balcony loudspeaker and three compatible, custom coaxial loaded loudspeakers. The Vegas 24, 8 CX, 12 CX and 15 CX models feature high quality Italian made components ... More >>

PL+S: Green Hippo and BlackTrax integrate

PL+S: Green Hippo and BlackTrax integrateGermany - BlackTrax real-time motion tracking solution will be integrated with Green Hippo SHAPE projection mapping toolset with multiple inputs for on-the-fly projection mapping of moving objects at Stand A22, in Hall 4 from 5-8 April during Prolight + Sound 2016. As well as projection mapping, the next big thing is moving and interactive projection mapping, which now can be accomplished in any setting and scale with the help of BlackTrax. "We're bringing a bit of fun to the Prolight+Sound show this year and look forward to using ... More >>

PL+S: Powersoft stages Armonía seminars

PL+S: Powersoft stages Armonía seminarsGermany - Powersoft has announced will be running two condensed Armonía training sessions at their booth, Hall 3.1, C41 on each show day during Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. One session will take place daily at 12.00pm, followed by another at 3.00pm. The sessions, which will last one hour, will be led by Luigi Chelli and Remo Orsoni. The morning introductory session will cover: off-line and on-line system design, focusing on X Series and Ottocanali, as well as system fine tuning and system monitoring. The afternoon session will focus ... More >>

1 April 2016

PL+S: RC4 releases Series 3 firmware update

PL+S: RC4 releases Series 3 firmware updateGermany - One of the innovative features in all RC4 Series 3 products is the ability to CodeLoad new firmware into existing devices to add new features and capabilities, avoiding obsolescence and adding versatility. RC4 has announced new firmware v4.071 / for all RC4 Wireless Series 3 Harmonized Design devices, including RC4Magic Series 3 (2.4GHz and 900MHz), LumenDim for CRMX, and W-DIM for W-DMX. Referred to as v71, it's a big leap forward from previously released v19 and v50. Existing customers and users can update their ... More >>

PL+S: Clay Paky celebrates 40-year milestone

PL+S: Clay Paky celebrates 40-year milestoneGermany - Clay Paky is celebrating its 40-year milestone at ProLight+Sound 2016 and welcomes visitors to the Clay Paky Universe, inviting you to get up close and personal with its broad portfolio of trailblazing creative tools. The Scenius Profile is the new beam shaper at the top of the Clay Paky moving head range. Its advanced optical unit and the 1400W OSRAM discharge lamp provide very high light output and an excellent CRI. Its framing system consists of four independent overlapping blades which create shapes of all sizes and ... More >>

PL+S AC-ET showcases leading technologies

PL+S AC-ET showcases leading technologiesGermany - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd will showcase a selection of the very latest solutions available from their vast portfolio of over 200 premium brands - on stand A26 in Hall 5.0 at Prolight & Sound 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. Staff from AC-ET's international sales division and specialist product, film & TV, and technical sales teams, will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss leading technologies from a portfolio supplied to dealers, distributors and end users in over 80 countries worldwide. The stand will feature ... More >>

New speaker models from Cloud now shipping

New speaker models from Cloud now shippingFollowing the introduction of four new speaker models at ISE 2016 by Cloud Electronics, the CS-S3, CS-S4, CS-S6 surface speakers and the CS-C3 in-ceiling speaker are now available and shipping. Designed for commercial audio projects in retail, hospitality, industrial and leisure markets the new speaker models are complementary additions to the CS-C In Ceiling Speaker Series introduced during 2015. The new CS-S3 3" full-range surface speaker uses clever angled rotational planes along with an innovative omnidirectional mounting system allowing ... More >>

PL+S: EAW sponsors Live Entertainment Awards

PL+S: EAW sponsors Live Entertainment AwardsGermany - This year at Frankfurt's ProLight + Sound, EAW is a sponsor of the 2016 PRG Live Entertainment Awards (the 11th annual German awards for live entertainment). The Awards Gala Evening is the official opening event and is being held in the FestHalle on Monday, 4 April. Like last year, as part of PRG Germany's LEA Awards broadcast and stage set up, an EAW ADAPTive System - this time comprising Anna and Otto - will be employed and will remain in place for the duration of the exhibition. We will be holding 10 minute demonstrations ... More >>

PL+S: Fohhn expands AIREA system

PL+S: Fohhn expands AIREA systemGermany - At Prolight+Sound 2016, Fohhn Audio will release the AIREA Breakout Extension ABX-3 - a new D/A convertor for the company's fully digital, networkable and remotely controllable AIREA system, whose Master module and compact active loudspeakers are connected via a single Cat-5/Cat-7 cable. The compact ABX-3 breakout box has the same basic functionality as Fohhn's existing AIREA ABX-1 D/A convertor, but is additionally equipped with a high performance Fohhn DSP. This enables the inclusion of active loudspeakers without integrated ... More >>

PL+S: IMG Stageline relaunches

PL+S: IMG Stageline relaunchesGermany - After 50 successful years IMG Stageline is being relaunched. Debuting at the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt (Hall 3, Level 1, E89-91), IMG Stageline is bringing new products, new prices and a complete new look, In support of the relaunch there is a new website (www.imgstageline.com) and social media campaign (including Facebook IMG Stageline International and Twitter @IMGSTAGELINEinternational). Highlight products of the new look IMG Stageline include the compact and easy to use DMIX-20, a digital mixer with both 7" ... More >>

PL+S: Lawo solutions for theatre and live applications

PL+S: Lawo solutions for theatre and live applicationsGermany - Lawo will be exhibiting at Prolight + Sound, showing numerous IP-based products and solutions natively equipped with SMPTE 2022 and RAVENNA/AES67 - all demonstrated in a fully-operational setup in Hall 4.1/Booth D30. Visitors to the show can experience at first hand the mc²36 RAVENNA- and MADI-capable live performance audio console, alongside the proven mc²56 and mc²66 mixing consoles. Additionally, both V__line and A__line video and audio processing and routing devices will be showcased. Further emphasis will be placed on the ... More >>

PL+S: LSC debuts Mantra Wing

PL+S: LSC debuts Mantra WingGermany - LSC Lighting Systems will again be exhibiting at Frankfurt on botth C66 in Hall 3.0 level 0 to offer the market some new and exciting products. With the new Mantra Lite console breaking all sales records at LSC Lighting, new software to be released at the show will extend this little console's power even further. As a complement to the Mantra Lite, a new Mantra Wing will be previewed at the show. Due for release in June, the wing adds an additional 12 fixture faders and 10 further playbacks as well as an extra DMX 512 Universe ... More >>

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