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Articles Jan - Feb 2020

Sunburn Rocks with Full Spectrum Sound

One of Asia’s largest music festivals, OPPO Sunburn in association with Percept Live and Klassique Events Goa returned to its birthplace Goa, this December after a hiatus of 3 years. The festival which made a grand homecoming for its 13th edition at Vagator for a three-day showcase ..... read more

11 Questions with Kalle Hvidt Nielsen-CEO, DPA Microphones

Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, CEO at DPA Microphones since September 2016 gained extensive knowledge of developing cutting-edge technologies in audio, in his previous positions as CEO at Bang & Olufsen A/S and Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement..... read more

New Meyer Sound Systems Highlight 50th Anniversary of India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts

Widely heralded as one of India’s leading cultural institutions, The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai recently celebrated 50 years of presenting an extraordinary array of dance, drama and musical performances by Indian and international artists..... read more

Palm Technology - Top 50 Products 2020

The last 12 months have seen a revolution in pro audio, lighting, DJ Gear and installation. With new gear, equipment, and companies bringing in new technology, the industry is opening up to new possibilities ..... read more

Iconic Mahakavi Kalidas Kalamandir Auditorium Upgrades to Bose Professional RoomMatch System

The addition of the Bose Professional RoomMatch system has dramatically improved the overall sound experience here. It has always been our mission to provide the city with a space that allows audiences the chance to immerse themselves into the on-stage..... read more

The Making of U2’s - The Joshua Tree Tour, India

Over 40,000 Indian fans who might have endured over a decade of false rumours about the legendary band U2 touring the country, were finally treated to a dream musical extravaganza by BookMyShow (BMS), India’s leading entertainment destination when they ..... read more

Articles Nov - Dec 2019

Dev Electronics – India’s Most Preferred Pro Audio Technologies partner!

Success can be elusive for many trying to make their presence felt in an increasingly crowded pro audio marketplace of channel partners, distributors, and dealers. This naturally entails embodying a certain boldness of spirit..... read more

DJs Scratching on Favourites

There is no better way than ending 2019 than listing out some of the best DJ gear from some of the best DJs in the country..... read more

SNL Pro Ups the Ante at the OnePlus Music Festival

Curated by OnePlus, the OnePlus Music Festival “merged the wonder of music and the power of technology” to bring an immersive experience at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on 16th November..... read more

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Top 50 Product

Allen & Heath – SQ-7
This award-winning flagship console is a part of Allen & Heath’s SQ Series. The 33-fader SQ-7 Mixer is powered by A&H’s revolutionary 96kHz XCVI FPGA engine. This new 48 channel/36 bus digital mixer created to excel in demanding scenarios such as AV, corporate events, live productions and houses of worship, offers pristine high-resolution audio quality and an ultra-low latency of less than 0.7 ms. Built on Allen & Heath’s newest generation 96kHz FPGA XCVI core, the console is capable of delivering high resolution audio with industry leading latency at under 0.7ms, even while handling a huge number of inputs and outputs. The console also features 32 exceptional onboard mic preamps, plus 8 stereo FX engines with dedicated stereo return channels and access to the renowned RackExtra FX library. SQ is a natural choice for in-ear monitor setups, providing 12 stereo mixes, while Automatic Mic Mixing makes it an excellent choice for conferences, panel talks and more.

FaitalPRO 18XL2000
This new Super Woofer called 18XL2000 which has an extra gear. Conceptually it arises from the need to create a magnetic circuit capable of withstanding a very high nominal power, 2000 W continuous AES, and it guarantees a different functionality compared to traditional 4? voice coil speakers. This is due to an even more powerful magnetic motor. The magnetic circuit is concentrated on a neodymium cap structure which integrates a perforated pad; therefore, it guarantees an even greater efficiency of the classic magnet with external ring. The coil of 4,65? diameter, allows to keep a very high efficiency, even the weight of the neodymium magnet is reduced and therefore the overall weight of the loudspeaker itself is reduced, making it the ideal companion in touring applications. The casing volume of only about 170 liters allows loudspeaker manufacturers ample freedom in the creation of projects and amplification systems. The recommended applications in the pro-audio world are global, wherever a very high power is needed in the lower part of the range, as in touring and in very large top-quality line arrays.

Antelope Edge Strip Bundle
This compact and affordable package by Antelope is an all-in-one solution for high-quality studio recordings with vintage analog sound. It also contains Antelope Audio’s renowned Edge Modeling Microphone, a dual-capsule condenser large-diaphragm microphone, which is specifically designed to reproduce the expressiveness and character of expensive classic microphones and the Discrete MP, an all-analog dual-channel microphone pre-amplifier, designed to deliver Antelope’s signature pristine audio quality. The Edge Strip bundle offers rock-solid analog reliability, mixed with the benefits of digital audio. The Discrete MP includes two XLR+TRS combo inputs, as well as two TRS outputs for additional routing and signal processing. The discrete preamp design offers up to 61dB of maximum gain, and total control over the coloration, clarity, and character of the performance. Each Edge Modeling Microphone consists of a special double-sided capsule with 2-3 microns gold sputtered membranes. This allows users to accomplish multi-dimensional modeling, and emulate a variety of different microphones, polar patterns, and even mic placements.

Pioneer DDJ-400
The Pioneer DJ DDJ-400 is an all-new entry-level controller for Rekordbox DJ, with more professional DJ features at an affordable price. The controller features a new song selection mode and is also compatible with the new tutorial feature in Rekordbox DJ, which explains basic equipment operation step by step. The DDJ-400 also comes bundled with the full Rekordbox DJ software and removes the more complicated three-button/knob effect sections at the top of the controller, favoring a more deck-oriented Loop/Cue section. These new features make the Pioneer DJ DDJ-400 more user and beginner friendly than previous Rekordbox entry-level controllers.

Avid - VENUE S6L
Avid expanded its Avid VENUE|S6L unified live sound platform family with the addition of VENUE | S6L-24C control surface, Avid VENUE | E6L-112 engine and Stage 32 I/O rack. These new additions make Avid VENUE|S6L more capable to provide sound companies and performance venues with greater flexibility to configure the perfect system to meet any production, space or budget requirement. A more compact and affordable variant of the S6L-24D control surface, featuring 24 faders, 32 assignable knobs, and an integrated central touchscreen. It also has E6L-112 engine which is a central processing component for mid-level systems, featuring 112 input processing channels, 48 busses, 100 plug-in slots, and support for up to two HDX cards. Along with that it also feature a Stage 32 I/O rack to increases flexibility in distributing I/O across the performance space and enables engineers to expand local and stage I/O. Its modular design allows for maximum user customisation – up to 32 inputs or outputs, in any order.

Beta-Three VEYRON 10
The Compact Active Line array system, combines the simplicity and practicality of aesthetics to deliver high quality sound in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments. It can be assembled quickly into a complete sound reinforcement system. It is suitable for small and medium sized performances, multi-functional halls, theaters, clubs, conference halls and other applications. Recently, Beta Three India did three sound reinforcement projects with VEYRON 10 - installation for an event at Indira Gandhi Prathisthan Auditorium, Lucknow, UP, Installation for an open event at Swabhumi, Kolkata, WB and Installation for Republic Day Celebrations by CPCL, Chennai.

Audio-Technica ATH-M60x
This latest addition of audio-technica to their acclaimed M-Series headphone line is an affordable, extremely comfortable low-profile, on-ear professional headphone that utilizes the same proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers found in the ATH-M50x, designed for studio, broadcast and mobile applications. At the heart of the ATH-M60x is a pair of proprietary 45 mm drivers that, with a 102 dB/mW sensitivity, provide an impressive 15 Hz – 28 kHz frequency response. The 7.8-ounce headphones have an impedance of 38 ohms with a maximum input power of 1,600 mW. The headphones include three detachable cables: a 3-meter (9.8-foot) coiled cable, a 3-meter straight cable and a 1.2-meter (3.9-foot) straight cable. Each one terminates in a 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) gold-plated stereo mini-plug. Also included is a threaded 6.3 mm (1/4-inch) stereo adapter that can be attached to either of the 3-meter cables, allowing the headphones to be used with a 1/4-inch headphone jack.

Audinate Avio
Dante AVIO by Audinate is a family of cost-effective endpoint adapters that allow audio professionals to connect legacy analogue and digital audio equipment to Dante networks. This series features six new adapters including line-in and line-out analogue adapters, a bi-directional AES3/EBU adapter and a bi-directional stereo USB adapter. Each Dante AVIO adapter acts as a completely independent Dante network device, allowing legacy gear to enjoy the benefits of networked audio. These devices can now seamlessly transmit high quality, uncompressed audio streams over long distances without the noise and ground issues common to analogue connections. Dante AVIO adapters enable non-networked equipment to be interoperable with any of the more than 1250 Dante-enabled products on the market. It can also connect any computer to a Dante audio network without additional software, providing class-complaint stereo input and output that can be used by any audio application. Ideal for presentations and conference rooms, the Dante AVIO USB adapter may be passed between computers without altering networked audio connections.

Bose T8s and T4s
Bose professional extended the ToneMatch audio engine series with the powerful new eight-channel T8S ToneMatch mixer and the four-channel T4S ToneMatch mixer. Compact and portable, both the T8S and T4S are gig-ready. Their rugged enclosures have a protective, magnetically-coupled cover to protect controls and connectors. The T8S offers high-density connectivity unparalleled in a small digital stereo mixer. Eight high-quality audio preamps with XLR-combo jacks accommodate microphones or instruments, with switchable phantom power. Two Aux inputs allow for additional source inputs. Outputs include four aux sends, balanced quarter-inch TRS and XLR stereo outputs and an independent headphone output. USB-A and USB-B connections allow for USB drive playback or PC/Mac interface. The T8S includes a ToneMatch power supply. Dimensions: 8.4” x 12.25” x 3.25” (214 mm x 311 mm x 83 mm). The four-channel T4S offers most of the same features as the T8S, except for the following differences: the T4S features an Aux send count of two, and outputs to either quarter-inch TRS balanced stereo or dual ToneMatch links – designed to send digital audio to L1 Model 1S/II systems while receiving power on the same provided ToneMatch cable. The final difference between the mixers is the T8S exclusive output meter. Dimensions: 8.4” x 7.25” x 3.25” (214 mm x 184 mm x 83 mm).

JBL Professional 3 Series MKII
Featuring patented technologies derived from the JBL 7 Series and M2 Master Reference Monitors, and sporting a sleek, modern design, JBL 3 Series MkII delivers outstanding performance and an enjoyable mix experience. JBL 3 Series MKII monitors are available in three configurations to meet the requirements of any audio environment, including the 305P MkII (5” woofer), 306P MkII (6.5” woofer) and 308P MkII (8” woofer). These are equipped with the groundbreaking JBL Image Control Waveguide to deliver impressive detail, ambience and depth. Originally developed for JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, this patented innovation ensures an acoustically seamless transition between the low- and high-frequency transducers and provides an ultra-wide soundstage and precise imaging. With a broad sweet spot and neutral frequency response, MkII delivers a crystal-clear mix representation and reveals subtle details, even when listening off-axis. The 3 Series MkII offers more control to tailor the sound to meet the sonic characteristics of individual studio environments or personal preferences. A new Boundary EQ setting attenuates the low-end boost that can occur when monitors are positioned directly on the desktop or near walls, plus a 3-position HF Trim switch allows users to adjust the high-frequency response.

British Acoustics Delta 30
Delta 30 combines all the British Acoustics learnings from history and leverages it to the technologies available today to create a perfect fusion between man & machine. The speaker features a state-of-the-art DSP module, with over 500 taps of FIR & IIR Filtering, enabling the speaker to achieve any desired target curve, without any loss in fidelity. Its 2 x 10” Low Frequency Drivers, supported by a 1.4” compression driver, are powered by a 2500W Class D, energy efficient amplifier module. The Delta 30 is the answer to all Touring & Installation Line Source Requirements.

Claypaky Sharpy Plus
Claypaky Sharpy is a 100% HYBRID unit, able to be a perfect beam light and a perfect spotlight. It is suitable for every occasion, with an extraordinary luminous efficiency which ensures substantial savings through lower power consumption. The SHARPY PLUS fits a totally new, top-ranking-performance Osram Sirius 330W X8 lamp and weighs only 21.6 kg (47.6 lb) with quick functionality. Its body is slightly larger than the Sharpy’s, to house a high-quality optical unit with a zoom that ranges from 3° to 36°. Its minimum beam angle of 3° makes it possible to generate the narrow parallel light beams essential for beam light mode. Its wide zoom range also allows large beam angles, which makes the SHARPY PLUS a perfect spotlight for all purposes. It has two independent operating modes - BEAM mode and Spot mode. Its 3° to 36° (1:9) zoom covers the entire range linearly, both in spot mode and in beam mode. This feature makes the SHARPY PLUS unique on the market.

ChamSys QuickQ 20
QuickQ 20 is a part of QuickQ console family by ChamSys designed with a quick and easy user interface, 9.7” touch screen, and a comprehensive feature-set and power to the small console market. This console is ideal for students, volunteers, or part-time operators, and comfortable to use even by professionals on small-scale shows. ChamSys QuickQ 20 offers an easy path to setup, programming and playback. It’s also rich in features that help create an immersive mood at worship services by colorizing a room. For example, its dedicated “Color Control Area” includes hue and saturation encoders. The console also allows users to select colors from in-built palettes and gel libraries using the touchscreen.

Beyerdynamic FOX
The beyerdynamic FOX guarantees excellent sound quality, be it for recording vocals or speech, for a performance with an acoustic guitar or a regular podcast/ gaming. The device features a high-quality microphone capsule, as found in professional studio microphones around the world. This large-membrane condenser microphone provides high sensitivity compared to common dynamic microphones. This means that even quiet sounds and the finest nuances can be captured perfectly. The cardioid polar pattern shields against rear-incident noise, providing ideal protection against background noise. It combines a microphone, preamplifier, converter and headphone amplifier - and is still accessible and easy to use. An adjuster on the front controls the volume for the powerful headphone amplifier. Another adjuster sends the microphone signal to the headphones, giving instant control. A button on the back of the microphone regulates the gain and enables use of the FOX for especially loud sources. A mute button makes it easy to, for example, cut the sound of a cough during live online transmissions.

JTS E-7R System
This affordable wireless microphone system is of latest wireless circuit design and provides 16 selectable channels. Stable RF link and good audio performance are assured. 7 segments display makes operation easy.

d&b audiotechnik – GSL System
GSL System is a new loudspeaker system sitting right at the top of the company product portfolio. The GSL System is a complete solution created specifically for the largest sound reinforcement applications in significantly sized arenas, stadiums and festivals, to accurately deliver any performance style or musical genre. The GSL8 and GSL12 loudspeakers, with 80° and 120° horizontal dispersion respectively, are unique among large scale line array modules in providing consistent pattern control all the way down to 45 Hz. The geometry of two front facing14” drivers and two side firing 10” drivers couple and apply cardioid techniques, creating precise directivity behavior with significantly extended low frequency headroom towards the audience. Mid-range is delivered by a high sensitivity horn loaded with a 10” driver, while three innovative, custom designed 3.4” diaphragm HF drivers mounted on a wave shaping device provide the high frequency resolution and output. Each loudspeaker is driven in 2-way active mode by the d&b D80 amplifier: one channel powers the 14” drivers, with all other components passively crossed over and powered by a second channel. The SL-SUB and SL-GSUB complement the low end with two forward facing 21” drivers and a single, rear facing 21” driver delivering the cardioid dispersion. The SL-SUB can be flown, while the SL-GSUB is designed for ground stacked applications. Driven in 2-way active mode from two channels of the D80 amplifier, the outstanding SPL and headroom reduces the number of subwoofers typically required.

Denon DJ SC5000M
Continuing its heritage of motorized media players, Denon DJ has launched its SC5000M, now headlined with a 7”, real vinyl and adjustable torque, motorized platter. This die cast aluminum platter features ultra-high-resolution MIDI (3600 ticks per rotation) performance accuracy. The SC5000M brushless motor is unaffected by centrifugal force, maintains efficient conduction cooling and offers protection from environmental dust or dirt. Using both Denon DJ’s free, Engine Prime music analysis and management software and the SC5000M player itself, DJs can import extensive and meticulously constructed digital music collections from iTunes, Serato DJ Pro and Rekordbox, including playlists, folders, hot cues and loops. In addition, integrated support has also been added for Native Instruments users to import their full or part music collections and enjoy a ‘laptop free Traktor experience’ on the SC5000M.

The NX 32-A is an active speaker specifically designed to be the everyday tool for rental companies and professional musicians. It’s one of the most flexible speakers for deploying high-quality sound as a stand-alone FOH system or as a satellite (with subwoofer) but either as a stage monitor or a or a front, down or side fill speaker. Its key features include, 1400 W 2-way class-D amplifier; 131 dB SPL Max; 50 – 20000 Hz Frequency Range; 90° x 60° constant directivity coverage; 12” woofer, 2.5” voice coil; Horn loaded 3.0’’neodymium c. driver and Multiple rigging points.

Global Truss 5 Chord
This new 5 Chord truss by Global Truss is designed for LED screen applications. Utilizing the existing F44P 400 x 400mm truss design the F45 features an additional chord along the central bottom face of the truss with ladder bracing allowing for LED screens to be easily mounted. This extra chord prevents having to balance the load by slings or braces across the two bottom chords that would be necessary on standard 4 chord truss. The 4mm wall thickness from the F44P allows this new series of truss to be compatible with both F44 and F44P series meaning whole stocks don’t have to be replaced and lengths can be added when required. Ladder horizontal braces create extra hanging space along the central chord whilst creating a cleaner look when hanging LED screens.

DiGiCo Quantum 7
Quantum 7 software by DiGiCo is developed with seventh generation FPGA devices to further expand audio processing power, which allow DiGiCo to provide its users with an unrivalled amount of further flexibility. Quantum 7 expands an SD7 to over 600 channels of processing in 96kHz operation that can be connected in the outside world to approaching 3000 potential I/Os. The engine is also equipped with eight newly assignable MADI connections and two DMI slots for AoIP and other connectivity options from the complete family of DMI card options. There are other powerful enhancements, too, including Nodal Processing and True Solo. Nodal Processing means that for the first-time processing can be applied to any node on the auxiliary section of the console, allowing engineers to send unique processing on each send from a single, or multiple channels. This level of creativity will allow engineers to tailor and deliver dedicated mixes that were simply not possible before Quantum 7. Coupled with Nodal Processing is the new True Solo system that allows the operator’s monitoring system to replicate almost any section of the console, and how that source is being processed and heard. This saves time and speeds up the process of managing the potentially daunting number of channels and busses available to the user.

Focal Shape Twin
The Shape Twin by Focal continues the unusual industrial design of the earlier models and also the unusual use of twin, side-mounted auxiliary bass radiators. The Shape Twin, however, adds a second bass/mid driver and dedicated amplifier, a more powerful tweeter amplifier, and a significant increase in the height dimension. The unique part of the design, and what makes it a 2.5-way system instead of a 3-way, is that one of the drivers handles frequencies from 40 Hz to 180 Hz and the other from 40 Hz to 2.5 kHz. This configuration gives the Shape Twin essentially the same woofer surface area as a standard 8-inch monitor, which accounts for its bass response going down to 40 Hz. On the back of each speaker, there is an XLR and RCA inputs and a power switch. Like the other Shape Series speakers, the driver cones are made of a combination of flax and glass fibers. The Shape Twins come with metal mesh covers for the drivers and the tweeters. On the back of each speaker, it has XLR and RCA inputs and a power switch. An automatic function keeps the amplifiers in Standby mode after the power switch has been turned on until the inputs receive an audio signal. The speakers also go into Standby mode after receiving no audio for 30 minutes. The green power-on LED on the front turns red when in Standby, and back to green when it’s off.

Harman Crown DCi DA
Harman Professional Solution has extended it highly successful Crown DriveCore Install DA Series amplifier with the addition of Crown DCi 8|300DA – an 8-channel power amplifier with 300W per channel, DCi 4|300DA – a 4-channel power amplifier with 300W per channel and DCi 4|600DA – a 4 channel power amplifier with 600W per channel. Crown DCi DA Series provides a balanced combination of output power, channel count and speaker load flexibility along with proprietary DriveCore technology for superb efficiency and exemplary audio quality. This brings Crown’s legendary power handling to even more distributed amplifier applications as well as applications that have standardized on Dante for networked audio transport. These new members of the Crown DCi DA Series bring new 300- and 600-watt options, offering the same robustness and capabilities of Crown’s DriveCore Install DA Series at lower wattage. In addition to being able to send and receive Dante and AES67 networked audio, the DCi DA Series includes a high-powered DSP with JBL speaker tunings, network control/monitoring, highly efficient design, and the ability to drive 2/4/8/16 ohm, 70V and 100V speaker loads out of each channel without the need for an external transformer.

Genelec S360
Genelec’s new high-SPL Smart Active Monitor, the two-way S360A, is intended for professional applications that demand high acoustic power or listening at a distance. Applications include large immersive setups in post-production studios or film mixing stages and play-live monitoring in music production. Housed in a low diffraction enclosure with premium quality Finnish woodwork, the S360 features an enhanced 10-inch high efficiency woofer and 1-inch titanium diaphragm compression tweeter housed in an extended directivity control waveguide – delivering neutral reproduction with a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB, with peaks even higher. To deliver sensational punch while preventing air turbulence, the S360 includes an innovative Iso-Plate, which also effectively decouples the monitor from its base when standing. As part of the growing SAM family of Genelec monitors and subwoofers, the S360 tightly integrates with GLM software, via which it can be configured, calibrated and controlled.

Volca MIX is the long-awaited mixer for the volca series and has unlock the aximum poteintial of the series. It is a four-channel analog mixer with an intuitive interface and plenty of connectivity. It provides two mono inputs and one stereo input, perfect for connecting three volca units. The jacks are mini-jacks, allowing users to make connections with just one stereo mini-cable from the headphone out of each volca unit. There’s a master volume with LED VU meter for adjusting the output level, as well as a headphone output that can be used simultaneously with the line output, providing a reliable monitoring environment on stage. The volca mix is equipped with master effects powered by all-analog circuitry. In addition to an expander that broadens a mono source into a stereo sound image, there’s a dynamic range compressor that compresses the high-frequency range according to level changes of the low-frequency region, as well as a side chain effect that’s indispensable for dance music. Use these to dynamically vary the mix, adding a professional feel to live performances with the volca. The volca mix comes with AC adapter, DC-DC cables, and audio cables included. The volca mix is equipped with master effects powered by all-analog circuitry. In addition to an expander that broadens a mono source into a stereo sound image, there’s a dynamic range compressor that compresses the high-frequency range according to level changes of the low-frequency region, as well as a side chain effect that’s indispensable for dance music. Use these to dynamically vary the mix, adding a professional feel to live performances with the volca.

MX MDR HP 9000
MX HP Series Power Amplifiers are the most Stable and high quality series of Amplifiers in its class. It has a heart throbbing bass when coupled with MX 18” High Powered bass drivers and has one of the highest quality to value for money ratio. The lowest power consumption is less than 0.1A when working without load. An inbuilt 0.5 dB - 0.8 dB limiter delay is present for variable value over frequencies. The channel gain is automatically reduced, protecting the loudspeakers from potential damage from the high power and continuous square waves. The input works differently over varying frequencies and temperatures. This exclusive MX Amplifier feature gradually increases gain to the attenuator setting or avoiding unnecessary stress on the loudspeakers. The Short Circuit Protection is included if an output is shorted the Auto Ramp function will automatically Protect the amplifier. The circuit senses the short circuit as an extremely stressful load condition and attenuates the signal, protecting the channel’s output transistors from over current stress.

ETC Relevé SpotJBL VLA Compact Series
This award-winning LED automated fixture by ETC combines nearly a decade of optical engineering research with more than four decades of stage technology expertise. The feature set of this fixture leaves no doubt that it was created for the stage. Releve Spot’s calibrated four-color additive mixing system builds on the success of the ColorSource Deep Blue array offering brighter reds, more vibrant greens, and deeper blues than typical event-focused automated luminaires, with the even and calibrated color mixing. It also allows to mix infinite shades of warm and cool whites, every hue of favorite reds and blues, or the perfect sunset or sunrise. Users can program the parameters of the fixture, so it never rotates into a nearby pipe, balcony rail, catwalk, or another fixture. It is reportedly a brilliant feature that will help programmers of all experience levels to fully utilize automated lighting in places they never have been able to before.

JBL VLA Compact Series
VLA Compact Series line array solution built upon industry-leading capabilities, offers the same performance quality in a more compact, outdoor-ready solution for use in any large venue, from small- to mid-sized stadiums and arenas to larger venues where speakers are mounted a long distance from the listener. VLA Compact is designed specifically for permanent installation applications requiring even coverage, high intelligibility and audio levels capable of overcoming crowd noise. As a fundamental design element, VLA Compact Series offers large format horn-loaded modules to provide broad bandwidth horizontal directivity and an increase in sensitivity. To drive the superior performance of the VLA Compact Series, the full-range models include dual 10” low frequency drivers featuring HARMAN’s patented Differential Drive technology, with 65° and 100° horizontal coverage options available. A subwoofer with dual 15” Differential Drive woofers is also available. Because the VLA Compact is intended for outdoor use, the speakers also include weather protection out of the box, with an IP55-rated fiberglass enclosure and steel end panels.

Neumann U 67
Neumann U 67 was originally launched in the year 1960 and this year the company has again started the production of this iconic tube microphone. This current re-issued version is identical to the U 67 made from 1960–1971. It uses the same capsule and electronic design. Key parts, such as the BV 12 output transformer, have been meticulously reproduced according to original documentation. Its EF86 tubes have been carefully selected in a dedicated measurement facility for optimal characteristics and lowest noise. It is a well-equipped microphone for virtually any recording task. Due to its essentially linear response in the three polar patterns, the U 67 is also a very versatile microphone for all kinds of instruments such as strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, drums, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar and upright bass. Besides the microphone, it includes an elastic suspension, a microphone cable and the NU 67 V power supply. The power supply was redesigned to meet today’s strict safety requirements and to accommodate the slightly higher filament current of newer premium-grade tubes. The new NU 67 V is fully compatible with older U 67 microphones, and automatically adapts to the local mains voltage.

MA Lighting GrandMA3
This light console is the work-horse of the range and provides the perfect combination of power and physical size. It is suitable for all but the most demanding productions, making it probably the most versatile lighting console available. GrandMA3 features 60 physical playbacks, 16 assignable x-keys and a dedicated master playback section for plenty of playback options. It also has huge multi-touch screen real-estate to provide instant access to programming tools and is fully configurable to suit individual needs. The two letterbox screens are context sensitive and dedicated to providing feedback and options for the grandMA3 light console playback and encoder hardware. The grandMA3 light console includes 8,192 control parameters as standard, ensuring that it is the perfect base platform for the world’s most prestigious entertainment lighting applications. The system size is scalable to 250,000 parameters with the use of additional grandMA3 processing units. The grandMA3 light is compatible with grandMA2 and grandMA3 software.

QSC’s newest K Family member, is the ultra-compact KS112 powered subwoofer. Joining the previously-introduced KS212C cardioid powered subwoofer, the KS112 is the second model in the KS subwoofer series. With its innovative design, legendary QSC amplification and advanced DSP, it is the perfect choice for a variety of installation and entertainment applications. The KS112 features a single 12-inch transducer in a 6th order bandpass premium birch cabinet. On-board DSP provides variable crossover, delay, and savable/recallable Scenes for commonly-used applications while advanced thermal and excursion processing further optimize system performance. Two M20 threaded pole receptacles provide a positive, wobble-free connection to a threaded speaker pole in either vertical or horizontal deployment (pole not included). Rugged, low-noise casters are included, while a locking security cover and padded transport cover are available options. The KS112 also features the renowned QSC Global 6-year warranty with product registration.

Solid State Logic L100
This newest member of the SSL Live console range. L100 provides a physically smaller premium solution for customers who prioritize outstanding sonic performance in space restricted installations, for sub-mix positions or corporate production. L100 sets itself apart with its compact, 12 + 2 fader configuration frame, while using SSL’s fast access layer / bank switching and Super-Q technology to ensure no channel, group, aux, VCA, or master is ever far away from the engineer’s fingers. Its 17” multi-gesture touchscreen gives access to all of the console’s functions and combines with Quick Controls in the Fader Tile to provide intuitive, immediate hands-on hardware control. Its 96 fully-processed paths provide ample capacity for small- to mid-sized live productions, and its flexible architecture facilitate users to configure it with up to 64 input channels, 36 aux sends, 12 stem groups, 12 VCAs, and four masters. An additional 4 x 32 input, 12-ouput matrix is always available.

Mackie DL32S & DL16S
Mackie’s new 16-channel DL16S and 32-channel DL32S Digital Mixers is a part of its DL Series. Delivering proven performance and intuitive control that the DL Series is known for, the DL16S and DL32S also offer an all-new affordable, Built-Like-A-Tank stagebox form factor with built-in WiFi. Fully loaded with DSP on each of the Onyx+ mic preamps and output busses plus 4 FX processors, DL32S and DL16S deliver the mixing power users need to sound great every night. Both DL16S and DL32S feature full multi-track recording via USB to create stunning live recordings and even play them back into each channel for an effortless virtual sound check. Not only is this great for recording performances, it works great in the studio whenever needed. With Master Fader 5.0, users now have more choices than ever on how they can control their DL Series mixer on up to 20 devices simultaneously. Adding Android support means virtually anyone can download the Master Fader app on devices they already own.

Numark NS6II
NS6II is a 4-channel DJ controller with a full roster of professional features and uncompromised performance at an amazing value. The NS6II is a Numark first—a DJ controller that enables connect two laptops to be connected simultaneously, each engaging Serato DJ, for seamless DJ hand-offs. With a push of a button, both DJs can switch between the two laptops and play at the same time between four channels. In addition to the dual USB ports, the NS6II contains a standalone mixer to connect turntables and external media devices. Users can connect two media devices to the RCA line/phono inputs and instantly switch between them. A pair of microphone inputs with independent EQ ensure the DJ can manage their night with ease. With its audiophile-grade circuitry, the NS6II delivers impeccable 24-bit sound quality without compromise.

Philips Vari-Lite VL2600
The new VL2600 range from Philips Vari-Lite is the LED update for the VL2500 Series. There are three models in the range - Spot, Profile and Wash, which offer an updated, more saturated, but still familiar Philips Vari-Lite CMY colour mixing system with variable CTO colour correction, high-colour temperature (7200 K) output, a class-leading wide zoom range (7-48°) and a flat and even field of light at any beam angle. In terms of light quality, output power, reliability and cost, the three fixtures in the VL2600 range are high performing luminaires.

Meyer Sound UP4 Slim
UP-4 slim ultracompact installation loudspeaker incorporates Meyer Sound’s exclusive IntelligentDC technology. This three-way system comprising two 4-inch cone drivers, a 1-inch metal dome tweeter, a three-channel amplifier and dedicated signal processing. The UP-4slim’s operating frequency range is 65 Hz to 18 kHz, and the aluminum enclosure is ported, damped and braced to minimize resonance while maintaining uniform response to the lower frequency limit. It measures 15.90 inches high, 4.29 inches wide and 5.69 inches deep (404 mm x 109 mm x 145 mm). Weight is 14 pounds (5.9 kg). The UP-4slim may be installed using the optional U-bracket or mounting yoke. Other options include custom color matching and weather protection for outdoor installations. Applications for the UP-4slim include foreground/background music and paging in commercial installations, delay and fill systems in performance venues, and portable systems for smaller rooms.

Yamaha Rivage PM7
This new generation audio mixing console by Yamaha Professional has expanded the digital mixing options available for an even broader range of applications. The core Rivage PM7 Digital Mixing System includes the CSD-R7 Digital Mixing Console, TWINLANe-based RPio622 and RPio222 I/O Racks, and Dante-based Rio3224-D2 and Rio1608-D2 I/O Racks. It features 120 input channels, 60 mix buses, 24 matrices, and a selection of 48 plug-ins, while its Dual Console function allows it to be connected to one of the PM10 system control surfaces. It offers connectivity to two types of audio networks, allowing either or both to be used for connection and control of I/O rack units. The dedicated TWINLANe network uses optical cable to handle up 400 channels of audio. Combinations of the RPio622 and/or RPio222 I/O racks and HY256-TL or HY256-TL-SMF audio interface cards allow input via hybrid microphone preamplifiers with analog input stages, as well as digital sections with VCM technology models of Rupert Neve Designs’ transformer and SILK processing circuitry. The system can be equipped with the Dante audio network from Audinate, and Rio3224-D2 and Rio1608-D2 I/O racks will be released simultaneously as the system components.

Sennheiser G4 Series
With a sleek new user interface, a generously expanded switching bandwidth and higher RF output power for the 300 and 500 series, new multi-channel functionality for the 100 series and brand-new on-camera systems, G4 delivers high-quality, reliable audio for musical performances, houses of worship, theatres, business and education settings as well as camera work. Its 100 series comprise Vocal Sets that include the acclaimed capsules of the evolution e 835, e 845, e 865, e 935, and e 945 microphones. Compared to G3, the 100 series impresses with new multi-channel capabilities: Up to 12 wireless systems can now be daisy-chained for simultaneous programming via an enhanced Easy Set-up function. The ew G4 500 series is ideal for bands, theatres and houses of worship that require an expanded feature set, greater range, more spectrum flexibility and the additional control options offered by the Wireless Systems Manager software.

DPA dvote 4099 Core
The award winning d:vote series is already the recognized standard for this type of microphone and the CORE version adds just another layer of sound quality that further distances this mic from its competitors. This microphone comes in two versions: d:vote CORE 4099 Mic, Loud SPL – used to close-mike most types of instruments and d:vote CORE 4099 Mic, Extreme SPL – used to close-mike extremely loud instruments, such as drums and some brass. d:vote CORE 4099 brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. From the piano to guitar; strings to woodwinds; brass to percussion, the d:vote Series sounds equally impressive on them all. This one microphone model can beautifully reinforce an entire orchestra. The d:vote CORE 4099 also features an enhanced shock mount design, providing excellent isolation from handling noise and rumble. Detachable cables are available in heavy duty or lightweight versions, depending on the application – both are designed to withstand the rigors of daily use.

dbTechonologies VIO L212 series
VIO L212 is the first dbTechonologies’ full scale line array module designed for large touring sound reinforcement applications, concurrently providing mighty output capability and optimized coverage behavior. dbTechonologies was able to pack great sound pressure levels into one of the most compact and lightest active 2x12” line array systems. This system comes with built-in technologies: Near Field Communication (NFC) proximity sensors are used to determine the position of each box within an array. This technology, together with a hi-brightness LED bulb on the front of the enclosure, contributes to help the user to recognize, identify and match each box physical position on the remote-control software Aurora Net. The amp also allows users to run a system-test on electronics and transducers before and after use and a real time impedance control. This unique system ensures tour-grade reliability and remote control over your entire PA’s health.

Labgruppen PLM5K44
PLM5K44 is a 5,000-Watt Amplifier with 4 Flexible Output Channels, LAKE Digital Signal Processing and Digital Audio Networking for Touring Applications. It also has following features: Integrated 8x8 channels of dual redundant Dante digital audio networking with AES67 support; 4 x 900 Watts into 2 Ohms, 4 x 1,250 Watts into 2.67 Ohms, 4 x 1,250 Watts into 4 Ohms, 4 x 1,250 Watts into 8 Ohms, 4 x 700 Watts into 16 Ohms; Rational Power Management (RPM) provides total flexibility to allocate available power across all 4 output channels; Under-Voltage Limiting (UVL) for continued operation during severe mains supply voltage drops; Dedicated on-board surveillance and load monitoring for complete peace of mind; Redundant audio inputs and on-board system surveillance for full system security; 100 user presets for simple and efficient system configuration and set-up; 4 input channels of AES/EBU (AES3) digital audio supporting all standard sample rates up to 192 kHz with 24-bit resolution; 2 Neutrik etherCON RJ-45 ports provide dual redundant Dante interfaces and remote configuration via LAKE Controller and Dante Controller software .

Yamaha DZR and CZR
Yamaha added two new flagship models of high-performance powered loudspeakers to their portfolio i.e. DZR and CZR Series. The new DZR delivers on all fronts realizing a truly professional sound delivered with a level of power that belies its compact, lightweight design. Best-in-class SPL performance, sophisticated DSP processing, unrivalled low-frequency bass sound reproduction. The culmination of all Yamaha’s accrued sound reinforcement, acoustics, and signal processing technology expertise—particularly with the introduction of our Dante-enabled models—DZR represents Yamaha’s first fully-integrated, smart/editable speaker range of professional, powered loudspeakers. Wherein the CZR series is a range of passive loudspeakers offering high power handling and outstanding sonic performance in a portable, lightweight, yet rugged design. The CZR is ideal for a range of live performance and installed sound environments— from live bands at outdoor festivals to DJ’s in clubs—these loudspeakers deliver crystal clear, high-quality sound with impressive bass performance.

Native Instruments Traktor S2 MK3
It is a premium digital DJ system by Native instruments with a 2-deck controller and 4-channel audio interface. With its high-resolution jog wheels (with magnetic brake) and full mixer section, the S2 MK3 is NI’s most affordable pro digital DJ system. Juggle beats, fire off loops, add effects, and scratch with absolute confidence with your Traktor Kontrol S2 using either the included Traktor Pro 3 software or Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ iOS app. Whether it’s bass-heavy breakdowns, steppy synths, or peak-time rewinds the TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 has everything users need to make their mix happen. Craft sets on two decks and get creative with easy-to-use tools like looping, beat syncing, and club-grade effects.

VUE HM-115
VUE Audiotechnik added the HM-115 into its HM-Class of high definition stage monitoring systems. This new stage monitoring system is designed for those who prefer a more compact design, but desire additional low-frequency extension. From its precise, beryllium-infused HF transducers, to the companion rack-mount V4 VUEDrive Systems Engine with next-generation DSP capabilities, the HM-115 is a fully integrated, electro-acoustic monitoring system that delivers unparalleled output and fidelity for the most demanding fold-back applications.

Pope Professionals GL 212
GL-212 is a Four-way Line Array speaker system designed for large venues and live concert by Pope Professional. The Line Array speaker consist of two 12” Neodymium woofer that is circuited parallel, mounted in separate bass reflex enclosure and four high efficiency power handling 6.5” Neodymium high mid-range transducers are mounted in a V-shaped configuration combined with two 36 mm exit throat Neodymium compression drivers coupled to individual Waveguides those are vertically aligned. The Line Source Former Horn produces wave front like ribbon driver. Advanced European transducers are providing high power-to-weight ratio.

Powersoft duecanali 804 and 4804
Both of these new models are the latest additions to the Duecanali platform by Powersoft, which are designed for retail, leisure and hospitality fixed installations. The Duecanali 804 offers 2 x 400 watts and represents a lower total power solution for installations in retail, as well as bars and restaurants where a single two-channel amplifier is required — without the need for additional channels or power. This range offers over 16 different possible output configurations (Lo-Z, Hi-Z, bridge mode, parallel mode, and combinations of these), delivering a maximum output power per channel of: 400 to 1250 W at 8 O; 400 to 2400 W at 4 O; 500 to 3000 W at 2 O; 1000 to 6000 Watt at 4 O bridged; 800 to 4800 Watt at 8 O bridged; 400 to 2400 Watt at 100 Volt and 70 Volt. The two new models are available in standard or DSP+D versions, which have been engineered to extend system performance with on board high-end signal processing and Dante digital audio distribution.

PR lighting Omega
This new Omega versatile moving zoom bar from PR Lighting features six RGBW four-in-one 60W LEDs and capable to produce a powerful and zoomable blade of light. Each pixel can be controlled individually, and the light output can easily be converted into dynamic rays of mid-air micro beams. Key features include: Mechanical dimming (linearly adjustable); electronic strobe (0- to 25-fps); 540-degree pan and endless 270-degree tilt; each color individually pixel controllable; color touchscreen, brightness adjustable; over-temperature protection; and wireless DMX controllable. Housed in IP20 high temperature plastic housing, the net weight of the Omega is just 14.1kg.

Madrix ORION
It is the next MADRIX hardware interface made in Germany. As a general-purpose input device, it enables interactive projects with ease. 8 versatile inputs receive any 0 V – 12 V analog input signal in order to connect to a wide range of compatible sensors, potentiometers, switches, and triggers. Sensors for light, temperature, passive infrared, and more can easily be integrated into your next interactive project just like the many well-known systems for building and home automation. Each input can be separately set as Analog-IN, Digital-IN, Counter, and other useful functions in the web configuration page. Data is then sent over network with Art-Net or Streaming ACN (E1.31). The device also features 2 separate network ports to linearly daisy-chaining several devices together for better cable management.

HK Audio Element Gala
This latest HK Audio’s columnar system, combines stylish looks and sophisticated sound in a PA that rises to the lofty standards for up-market events. The new 15” powered subwoofer not only delivers persuasive, remarkably low-ranging performance; it also comes with custom electronics. At the heart of this circuitry is a painstakingly tuned digital controller that adds a touch of magic to the mix. Its sleek columns live up to the performance promise conveyed by their stylish looks. Their lush sonic image treats audiences to a rich audio experience that begins directly in front of the stage, extends all the way to the back row, and satisfies even the most discriminating uptown standards.

This system is designed with a small footprint, best suited for commercial installation projects that require audio quality with minimal visual impact. The extended bass response adds extra functionality without the need of separate subwoofers. The KX-3 has a coaxial driver design which achieves a 90° x 90° conical dispersion, the internal passive crossover ensures a flat, usable frequency response of 60 Hz to 20 kHz and a maximum SPL of 119 dB (peak). Its discreet look makes them fit any style of décor. The 1 x 8” coaxial mid-high driver + horn loaded tweeter creates a level of clarity and detail which is rare in a cabinet of this size. Weather resistant version is also available with gland back plate, Polyurethane plus enamelled paint finish and metal grill front and 100 v transformer with 3.75, 7.5, 15, 30 and 60 W tap settings.

Outline Superfly
The new Superfly compact line-source enclosure sets new standards in performance for a loudspeaker of these dimensions. Weighing under 38kg (83.8 lb) per module yet with acoustic potential and dispersion control, Superfly integrates within the existing Outline portfolio and can be readily paired with any of the firm’s subwoofer designs. Superfly’s ultra-wide bandwidth and clarity makes it the ideal solution without the need for additional subwoofers. However, when used with any Outline subwoofers, its full acoustic potential is realised.

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