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

D3 Releases r14 Software Update

Jacob Coakley

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.

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Mega-Lite’s new Medusa 4x5R

Mega-Lite Introduces Medusa 4x5R

Jacob Coakley

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.

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The new Lex Products Cat 6 Touring Shielded Cable Assembly

Lex Products Releases Cat 6 Touring Shielded Cable Assembly

Jacob Coakley

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.

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The Buddha DMX appliance with stylus from Blizzard Lighting

Blizzard Lighting Releases Buddha DMX Tester

Jacob Coakley

Blizzard Lighting’s new Buddha is a DMX Data Handheld appliance equipped to measure, test, and troubleshoot any application with DMX controlled lighting. Complete with a user-friendly 6-button, full-color TFT touch screen display, this unit has many diverse capabilities including testing 3/5-pin cables and MIDI signals; monitoring and analyzing signals; programing sequences; sending and receiving DMX; storing data via SD card; and so much more. As always, BUDDHA is backed by Blizzard’s 2-year warranty.

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The Prodigy P75 Self Climber from ETC Rigging

ETC Rigging Introduces Prodigy P75 Self Climber

Jacob Coakley

ETC Rigging’s new Prodigy P75 Self Climber Hoist consists of the same technology as all Prodigy hoists, repackaged in a custom-made, heavy duty TOMCAT 20.5-inch truss with a Working Load Limit (WLL) of 2,000lbs (900 kg) and vertical travel of 75 feet. The Self Climber was built to accommodate venues and installations that may have domed or peaked roofs, plaster ceilings, tight spaces and corners, such as historic buildings, houses of worship, theaters, arenas and more. ETC Rigging’s Prodigy line of hoists – including the P75 Self Climber – all contain high-level safety features such as slack-line detection, load cell, load profiling, and dual-brake systems. Every Prodigy hoist comes fully tested and prereeved and the Self-Climber is no exception.

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ETC’s Source 4WRD LED engine has passed its new testing regimen

ETC Re-Releases Source 4WRD

Jacob Coakley

ETC released their Source 4WRD LED engine, a unit that would allow owners of tungsten-based Source Four fixtures to change them over to LED-based fixtures this past spring. They halted shipping the units when they discovered a problem with the thermal management system. ETC has now announced that their solution has passed its internal testing and they are once again shipping the Source 4WRD.

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A length of Fuzzy Spectrum Double Braid Rope

Sapsis Rigging Announces Fuzzy Spectrum Double Braid Rope

Jacob Coakley

The new Fuzzy Spectrum Double Braid rope from Sapsis Rigging is designed to be a high-strength with low stretch rope that has a soft (fuzzy) texture and is easily spliced. The low-stretch and soft woolly surface of this double braid rope makes for an excellent grip in wet or dry conditions and is easy on the hands.  Both the braided core and braided cover are made of 100% spun polyester.  This rope is an excellent choice for pulling points and as a general purpose handline.  (Not for use as a counterweight system operating line). It comes in ¼”, 3/8”, 7/16”, ½”, and 5/8” sizes.

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The new Yamaha TF-Rack digital mixer

Yamaha Introduces Rack-Mount TF-Series Digital Mixer

Jacob Coakley

Yamaha’s new TF-Rack is a powerful, compact, rack-mount version of the company’s TF Series digital mixing consoles. TF-Rack offers all of the features found in TF Series desktop models and is intended for smaller or more portable venues, particularly when a proper mix position may not be available. Its 3U rack space body includes such popular TF Series features as fast, accurate gain setup, single step compression and EQ, and microphone specific presets to even the most modest sound reinforcement applications. The TF-Rack is compatible with the TF StageMix app for wireless Wi-Fi remote mixing via iPad, and the MonitorMix app for aux send mixing via most smartphones or tablet PCs. With full fader views on its touch screen the TF-Rack is not Wi-Fi dependent, allowing users full control even if the network goes offline. Full specs after the jump.

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The new RAD-23C Raclite from Penn Elcom

Penn Elcom Adds RGB to Rack Lights

Jacob Coakley

Penn Elcom’s one rack unit LED rack light was so popular that they launched an RGB version. The non-intrusive RADM-23C is a 1RU rack product that has 15 high-quality,  RGB SMD 5050 LED emitters with a 120° beam angle so users can get a clear view of all the gear in the rack but also change the color to suit the mood or surroundings.  It is IP65 rated and comes with a 12v / 500 mA Universal power supply so it can work anywhere in the world, under any conditions. The on/off switch is permanently illuminated in red and doesn’t emit any ambient light.

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