The ColorSource CYC from ETC can either hang from a pipe or sit on the floor to light a cyc
The ColorSource CYC from ETC can either hang from a pipe or sit on the floor to light a cyc

Electronic Theatre Controls: ColorSource CYC

Michael Eddy

ETC introduces the ColorSource® CYC, a dedicated cyclorama fixture designed with the sole purpose of creating beautiful, smooth washes of light on a cyclorama or wall. This is the first ETC fixture to use this innovative five-color mix of red, green, blue, lime, and indigo for expanded range and color control. With a compact and lightweight design, it fits easily on your stage floor or hangs from a pipe.

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The Friction Drive from Gerriets for its Trumpf 95 system
The Friction Drive from Gerriets for its Trumpf 95 system

Gerriets: Friction Drive Low Voltage Motor

Michael Eddy

The Friction Drive from Gerriets, is a 24VDC low voltage motor designed to move curtains and scenery along Gerriets’ Trumpf 95, Joker 95, Studio / E, and Cargo track systems. No rope, pulleys, or rope guides required. Think of Friction Drive as a motorized master carrier. It's an innovative approach to movement in applications that do not require speeds exceeding the 12" per second in the standard models, with faster speeds available through additional customization.

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The VLZ Profile from Philips Entertainment Lighting
The VLZ Profile from Philips Entertainment Lighting

Philips Lighting: VLZ Range of Moving Head Luminaires

Michael Eddy

Philips Lighting announced the availability of the new Philips VLZ range of moving head luminaires, which use the latest Philips LED light engine and provides advanced color and beam control. Responding to feedback from leading lighting professionals, the challenge for the design team at Philips Entertainment Lighting was to improve upon the industry standard Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Series. The resulting Philips VLZ range has a smaller footprint, improved beam quality, and additional features based on the latest LED technology, while maintaining the familiar Vari-Lite color performance and programming workflow.

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The compact Piccolo Blinder from Mega-Lite
The compact Piccolo Blinder from Mega-Lite

Mega-Lite: Piccolo Blinder

Michael Eddy

Equipped with one COB LED, the Piccolo Blinder can produce a powerful punch while only using a 120W of power consumption. It is also IP 65 rated and can be used outdoors. It is supplied with In and Out data and power cables which allow for multiple fixtures to be connected in series. With a beam angle of 60° and a color temperature of 3,000K this compact blinder has the capability of illuminating large areas. It includes three simple modes of DMX control including a dimming curve channel for different dimming curves, including tungsten lamp effects.

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Roland V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
Roland V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

Roland: V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

Michael Eddy

Roland Professional A/V introduced the V-60HD, a compact, integrated video switcher and audio mixer. Its feature set is perfectly suited for live event production as well as broadcast, recording, and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet, and other video sources via a variety of video connections, plus a Program and independent AUX bus for confidence, downstage monitor, or side screens. The V-60HD also offers advanced audio functionality including multi-channel embedded audio, XLR/TRS and RCA analog inputs, and multichannel embedded audio to two SDI outputs, plus comprehensive dynamics and auto-mixing.

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The CCR High Power fixture from Times Square Lighting
The CCR High Power fixture from Times Square Lighting

Times Square Lighting: CCR High Power Fixture

Michael Eddy

The new Times Square Lighting CCR High Power emphasizes efficiency and economy and boasts the highest lumens per watt rating of any Times Square Lighting fixture to date. It is designed for a short to medium throw applications. The CCR High Power can be fitted with up to three accessories, including barn doors, louvers, and lenses. This versatile fixture is available with a wide variety of mounting and dimming options, allowing for a range of customization possibilities. The CCR High Power is available in standard black, white, or silver finishes. Custom colors are available upon request.

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The front of the Eventide H9000
The front of the Eventide H9000

Eventide: H9000

Michael Eddy

Unveiled at the NYC AES Convention, the Eventide H9000, designed as a soundcard/Swiss Army knife for a DAW, is a powerhouse 8-channel audio effects processor in a 2-rackspace chassis. Emphasis is on ease of operation, even when creating complex setups such as effects chains and parallel processing—all handled by a large color display. Its 2,017 (yes, 2,017) presets are culled from the company's popular H8000, DSP4000, H3000, and H9 Harmonizers.

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The AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica
The AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica

Audio-Technica: AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Michael Eddy

Audio-Technica is now shipping its new AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. The most recent addition to A-T’s acclaimed 50 Series (which also includes the AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 instrument mic), the AT5047 is a premier studio microphone that features the same capsule as the AT5040 but with a transformer-coupled output and optimized electronics. It is equally at home capturing instruments and vocals.

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