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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more


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WORK PRO unveils LightShark - New Hardware Lighting Console


LightShark is the new range of hardware lighting consoles launched by Work Pro. It is the first ever DMX-based hardware lighting console range to offer wireless, browser-based control from a multi-touch Smartphone or tablet, with support for up to three connected devices simultaneously.

The LightShark range is consist of two independent products, the LS-Core and the LS-1 console, both developed and designed entirely within WORK PRO’s lighting division. The LS-1 brings together the best features from the world of innovative software-only lighting control and marries them to an intuitive, ergonomic assignable hardware control surface. The LS-Core omits the LS-1’s hardware control surface but offers exactly the same lighting control software, processing power, and Smartphone/tablet-based software control interface.

Along with all the features of a modern and full lighting control system, LightShark also offers an intuitive control over a total of 8 DMX universes of 512 channels, in addition to built-in support for a library increasing of Fixtures. It also integrates an editor of Fixtures for those wishing to modify or customize the Fixtures control templates.

For professionals who prefer the control through a physical user interface, it is worth remembering that once configured and assigned, all aspects of the LS-1 system can be controlled completely from the surface hardware; a wide LCD display to the right of the control surface shows how physical controls are mapped at all times, and is updated when the user switches between layers of control allocation. For this reason, the LS-1 users have the freedom to control their lighting systems through software based on Web browser control.

“The LS-1 console is designed to fill what they perceive as a significant gap in the market of lighting control,” explains the CSO’s WORK PRO, Juan José Vila”.

“At the upper end of the market there are traditional lighting hardware consoles that cost thousands of dollars, even the smallest still sell for, at least 1500 euros.” At the opposite end of the market there are many systems or control only software applications, some with innovative automation and control functions which are very popular among lighting professionals. These are available for a few hundred euros maximum, but you must have a computer and a DMX interface hardware to complete the system, as well as a controller hardware if you prefer to not use mouse. Such a configuration is not very portable or resistant when it comes to a rigorous use at live events. We thought that we could do better, partly inspired by some of the excellent interfaces user software which have been developed recently for consoles in the professional audio market,” said Vila.

“What we wanted was to design a system of lighting control that combines the versatility of the software solutions with ergonomics, an integrated interface and the physical usability of a hardware console, but keeping the price as close as possible to 1000” euros. The use of graphics capabilities advanced easily available smartphones and tablets modern for our control interface has meant that we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel for LightShark, which has helped keep the price low. The LS-1 is the result, and we are very proud of it. The LS-Core is an even more affordable option for installations in which the control in real time through a physical interface is less important,” he concludes.

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