The CDL12 constant directivity loudspeaker from PreSonus
The CDL12 constant directivity loudspeaker from PreSonus

PreSonus Audio Electronics: CDL Series Loudspeakers

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PreSonus Audio Electronics introduces the CDL-series loudspeakers, the latest additions to the company’s line of innovative sound reinforcement designs. The result of years of research and development, the CDL12 Constant Directivity Loudspeaker combines the best attributes of point source and line array technology into a unique patent-pending design, radiating a highly focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency response range, both on- and off-axis. Here's an introductory video on the CDL-series loudspeakers: {youtube}v=cyq4l5E6qJM{/youtube}

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The new Mini-bodypack for Digital 6000 from Sennheiser
The new Mini-bodypack for Digital 6000 from Sennheiser

Sennheiser: SK 6212 Mini-Bodypack for Digital 6000 System

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At IBC 2018, Sennheiser will be previewing the SK 6212, a mini-bodypack transmitter for the Digital 6000 wireless microphone system. Available in early 2019, the mini-transmitter will be an ideal choice for any broadcast, theatre, musical or live audio show that requires an inconspicuous, ultra-compact and lightweight package with the same reliable and spectrum-efficient transmission as that offered by the other Digital 6000 transmitters.

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Ashly Audio Offers $200 Cash for Old Analog Mixers with Upgrade to digiMIX18 Digital Mixer

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Ashly Audio is making it easier than ever to upgrade to a digital mixer. Ashly’s digiMIX18 digital mixer is the only direct drop-in, 16-preamp digital replacement for the analog Mackie CR1604-VLZ, Soundcraft Signature 16, Yamaha MG16, and Allen & Heath MixWizard 16 mixers– and those who make that easy upgrade before the end of September will receive $200 for turning in their old, analog device.

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The Relevé Spot, a new automated luminaire from ETC
The Relevé Spot, a new automated luminaire from ETC

ETC: Releve Spot Automated Luminaire

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At PLASA 2018, ETC introduced the Relevé Spot, an automated fixture designed by ETC for stage lighting applications. The Relevé Spot, which won a PLASA Innovation Award, builds on the LED color technology that ETC has been refining for nearly a decade. This fixture includes calibrated four-color additive mixing, a five-position rotating gobo wheel paired with the uniquely designed Ani-gobo wheel, patented Whisper Home technology, and a subtle theatrical frost. Here’s a video introduction to the Relevé Spot: {youtube}v=sg0nN51TaR4{/youtube}

Further information from ETC: www.etcconnect.com 

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Notch: Releases 450+ New Features in a Massive Software Update

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Notch, the visual creation tool for interactive motion graphics, have released a new update which includes 450+ new features. Powered by real-time rendering, Notch’s software helps creators rediscover the joy of problem-solving, experimenting and improvising on the fly. Here’s a video highlights reel about the Notch 0.9.21 release: {youtube}v=i_g9YQE9FTM{/youtube}

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A closeup of the modular LED luminaires that makes up the KNV system from GLP
A closeup of the modular LED luminaires that makes up the KNV system from GLP

GLP: KNV Modular LED System Luminaires

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Officially presented at PLASA 2018 and officially shipping now, the modular KNV LED system from GLP can be used either individually or as a composite. Designers can rely on two basic forms: the cube-shaped KNV Cube and the KNV Arc – a device in the form of an eighth circle. Billed as the first frameless LED module, the KNV system combines strobe, blinder, and pixel block. It allows designers to build unique structures — any combination of KNV Cube and Arc can be combined together to form an infinite level of seamless design elements where scenery becomes lighting and lighting becomes scenery.

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The Stellar App for lighting control from ARRI
The Stellar App for lighting control from ARRI

ARRI: Stellar App for Lighting Control

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Newly launched from ARRI, Stellar reimagines light control by automatically managing complex DMX settings and by featuring control interfaces with stunning graphic design. Stellar is an app to quickly and easily control ARRI lights while on set. Whether a large film with many scenes and setups or a small project with just a few fixtures, Stellar is built to work in all scenarios. Coded intelligence and advanced communication make connecting ARRI SkyPanel and L-Series fixtures to the app simple and straightforward. After using Stellar, it will be difficult to go back to controlling lights in any other way.

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Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic RAW Codec, Public Beta Now Available

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Blackmagic Design announced the public beta of Blackmagic RAW, a new and very modern codec that combines the quality and benefits of RAW with the ease of use, speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. Blackmagic RAW is a more intelligent format that gives customers stunning images, incredible performance, cross platform support and a free developer SDK. Here's a video of Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty discussing this in more detail: {youtube}v=Fc8q_3ot3lQ{/youtube}

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The Obsidian NX 2 console from Elation Lighting
The Obsidian NX 2 console from Elation Lighting

Obsidian Control Systems to Debut New Consoles at PLASA 2018

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Obsidian Control Systems announces that it will be showcasing at the PLASA show in London the first two lighting control products under the ONYX™ lighting control platform—the powerful NX 2™ and the portable NX Wing™. Designers, programmers, and operators are invited to Elation Professional Stand H40 September 16-18 at Olympia in West London for a first look and hands-on demo.

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The Artiste Van Gogh from Elation will debut at PLASA 2018
The Artiste Van Gogh from Elation will debut at PLASA 2018

Elation: World Premiere Product Launches for PLASA 2018, including TwinkLED

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Elation Professional is excited to introduce TwinkLED™, a new and innovative LED lens design offering creative layers of powerful light beams and elegant lens illumination. TwinkLEDs™ offers a prominent, patent-pending LED pixel effect using dedicated high-brightness pixels inside large front lenses to provide additional layers of creativity for the lighting designer.

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