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The New MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console
The New MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console

Chamsys’ will debut their newest console, the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console, at LDI. The console is designed to offer the highest level of show control, including lighting, media, LED and even scenic design. The MQ500 Stadium supports up to 200 universes onboard direct from the console without the need for external processing. MagicHD media server runs on board, enabling pixel-mapping to all 200 universes. The MQ500 Stadium features dual multi-touch displays in full HD with adjustable viewing angle and gesture support. The MQ500 includes an intensity wheel and 100mm split crossfaders for theatre control, and incorporates 42 fader and executor playbacks for live busking. The MQ500 Stadium has onboard MagicVis 3D visualizer with high quality beam and gobo rendering. 

Read more: ChamSys USA Releases MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console

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QSC’s new TouchMix-30 Pro
QSC’s new TouchMix-30 Pro

The new TouchMix-30 Pro from QSC is a compact digital mixer designed to offer power and intuitive workflow. It comes with 32 mixing channels (24 mix/line, six line, stereo USB), 16 outputs, and a 10-inch multi-touch touchscreen to give users more info and hands on control of all its programming features, including a touch-and-route patch matrix for easy mult-ing. It has anti-feedback and tuning wizards to simplify complex EQ tasks and eight sub-groups with six-band full parametric EQ. 

Read more: QSC Debuts TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer

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The new Entourage fazer from ADJ
The new Entourage fazer from ADJ

ADJ’s new Entourage is an atmosphere machine built for touring. It uses a 1500W heater to generate 15,000 cubic feet per minute of lights-enhancing faze. A hybrid between a fogger and a hazer, the Entourage uses an economical water-based fog fluid, and disperses it thinly over a wide area. It comes with a heat vent, allowing it run within in its protective case and only needs 45 seconds to warm up. It is capable of continuous operation and has a 5.6-liter tank. The Entourage can be controlled via DMX, but also has a control panel on board. 

Read more: ADJ Releases Entourage Touring Faze Machine

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The new Mackie Master Fader app has new reverbs
The new Mackie Master Fader app has new reverbs

The newest version of Mackie’s Master Fader app, v4.5, is now available. The app lets users control the Mackie DL32R, DL1608 and DL806 mixers—and now has support for the Mackie AXIS Digital Mixing System. Master Fader v4.5 is packed with new features and enhancements, including a new advanced control section and the number one request from users: all-new reverbs. Adding another great tool for live sound mixing, a Spectrograph is now available alongside the RTA. A spectrograph is a great visual tool to help balance volume across the audible spectrum. In addition, the upgraded RTA/Spectrograph tool is now also visible on every input channel for added accuracy when dialing in a channel EQ.

Read more: Mackie Master Fader v4.5 Now Available

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The Chauvet Professional COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW
The Chauvet Professional COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW

The new COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW from Chauvet Professional wash light will make its debut at the upcoming LDI show. It comes with a variable white color temperature range of 2800K-9000K, with a full output color temperature of 5000K. Its IP65 rating means it capable of handling adverse weather out doors. The fixture has a 15⁰ to 49⁰ zoom range to deliver complete coverage and allows the fixture to be used as an area-wash, or flooded out for close-up key light applications.It also has 16-bit dimming and DMX color mixing. 

Read more: Chauvet Introduces COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW

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 Vectorworks 2017 is now available in its English-language version.
Vectorworks 2017 is now available in its English-language version.

Vectorworks has released the 2017 versions of their software, including Spotlight. Updates include a new Resource Manager to enable designers access their resources from multiple content locations. In Vectorworks 2017, project sharing enhancements integrates customer feedback from its initial release in Vectorworks 2016 and frees designers to work anywhere at any time with cloud integration that allows them to save project files in Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and Box. It also offers more options to customize multi-user workflows with the ability to check out individual objects or layers. Addtionally, Vectorworks has implemented a unified symbol library, the addition of fixture modes, enhanced Vision Data Export Mapping and a new Send to Vision command, designers will enjoy the benefits of a reduction in repetitive design tasks for previsualization workflows with Spotlight and Vision 2017 software. 

Read more: Vectorworks Releases 2017 Version

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The new Atom G Clamp (left) from Doughty Engineering and their new Super Lightweight Clamp
The new Atom G Clamp (left) from Doughty Engineering and their new Super Lightweight Clamp

Doughty Engineering’s new Atom G Clamp is designed for smaller luminaires. The clamp fits 10mm to 25mm diameter truss and has an 8mm diameter fixing hole. Their upgraded Super Lightweight Clamp has new eyebolt features and has a captive knob, so it can’t fall off. (A nuisance when working at height.) They have also increased the SWL to 100kg. 

Read more: Doughty Engineering Introduces Atom G Clamp and Super Lightweight Clamp

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d3 Technologies adds real-time generative effects playback in their latest release.
d3 Technologies adds real-time generative effects playback in their latest release.

D3 Technologies released their latest software update: r14. New features include real-time generative effects and device recording. Other improvements include improved DMX patching, sACN and CITP support, cue lists, as well as various under-the-hood performance updates. Notch real-time generative effects playback lets users edit and create high quality real-time content in a node-based environment, then transfer and play back in d3 without time-consuming rendering. Notch content is rendered in real-time on the GPU, so it can also apply effects to your live video capture / IMAG or be made responsive to live stage data, such as audio, MIDI, automation or BlackTrax tracking. Other notable features include d3’s cue list, which have been completely revamped, allowing users to trigger any cue in any track, and edit cues within the cue editor without having to jump to the track.

Read more: D3 Releases r14 Software Update

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Mega-Lite’s new Medusa 4x5R
Mega-Lite’s new Medusa 4x5R

The new Medusa 4x5R by Mega-Lite is a lighting fixture unlike any other. This impressive show-stopper is equipped with four moving heads on one base that rotates infinitely in both directions. Each head has one 5R lamp and 104-degree tilt. Featuring gobos, color wheel, and 8 facet prism, the Medusa 4x5R is the ultimate eye-candy fixture.

Read more: Mega-Lite Introduces Medusa 4x5R

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The new Lex Products Cat 6 Touring Shielded Cable Assembly
The new Lex Products Cat 6 Touring Shielded Cable Assembly

Lex Products’s new Cat 6 Touring Shielded Cable assembly is a heavy-duty tour-grade extension that is suitable for use in demanding locations. Category 6(Cat 6) is an established platform that utilizes standard twisted pair cable for expanded data transmission while remaining backwards compatible with Category 5/5e and Category 3 currently in use. Lex Products’ version includes a ruggedized Cat 6 extension for less-than-ideal environments. The Cat 6 Touring Grade Cable possesses a unique structure that keeps 23AWG twisted pairs fixed and properly spaced within a tinned copper braid shield that optimizes data transfer along the entire length of the cable. Dual layers of polyurethane jacket improve abrasion resistance and continuous bending cycles.

Read more: Lex Products Releases Cat 6 Touring Shielded Cable Assembly

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