The FaderPort 8 from PreSonus
The FaderPort 8 from PreSonus

Presonus FaderPort 8

Jacob Coakley

Compact and easy to use, the PreSonus FaderPort 8 Mix Production Controller connects via USB 2.0 to provide precise tactile control over your favorite DAW’s mix and automation functions, including complete transport control. With 8 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders and 57 buttons covering 78 different functions, users can quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust a click-track tempo with a simple tap, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes—and, of course, control track levels with the touch of a finger.  Add a comment

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The new Elation DW Chorus LED batten family
The new Elation DW Chorus LED batten family

Elation DW Chorus White-Light LED Battens

Jacob Coakley

The DW Chorus from Elation Professional is a new series of white-light LED batten wash lights with variable white color temperature control. Useful for floodlighting surfaces and stages in even washes of dynamic light, a broad range of white color shades combines with the versatility of four different model choices to offer the ultimate in white light flexibility. Available in 1’ (0.3m), 2’ (0.6m), 4’ (1.2m), and 6’ (1.8m) lengths, DW Chorus fixtures use long-life individual 3W cool white / warm white Lumi LEDs for variable white color temperature range control from 2,700K white tungsten to 6,700K cool white. Hue, saturation and intensity of each LED are individually controllable while LED group control allows for even further design possibilities.

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A screenshot of the new CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper plug-in from PreSonus
A screenshot of the new CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper plug-in from PreSonus

PreSonus CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper Adds the Sound of Classic Consoles to Studio One

Jacob Coakley

BATON ROUGE, LA — PreSonus is now shipping the CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper plug-in, the second in its series of Mix Engine FX plug-ins for Studio One 3 Professional. The new Studio One Add-on, which works with Studio One Professional 3.3.1 and later, provides three great-sounding models of classic British, vintage tube, and custom consoles and adds several major enhancements to the Mix Engine FX environment. Add a comment

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The new HighBeam LED Par.
The new HighBeam LED Par.

Blizzard Debuts HighBeam LED Par

Jacob Coakley

Blizzard’s HighBeam LED Par takes seven 15W 4-in-1 RGBW Osram LEDs and uses them in a 8° beam angle to create a stand out fixture. The HighBeam LED Par features 4/5/16/20 user selectable DMX channel modes, RGBW color mixing with 3-zone pixel mapping capabilities, built-in color and chase macros, built-in automated and sound active programs, and variable electronic dimming and strobe. These fixtures are designed to be user friendly with an easy-to-use built-in four-button LED control panel and come equipped with industry standard powerCON compatible power input/output & 3-pin DMX connections. Add a comment

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The PixelFlex FlexUltra 1.2mm LED Video panel is front serviceable
The PixelFlex FlexUltra 1.2mm LED Video panel is front serviceable

PixelFlex Releases New FlexUltra 1.2mm LED Video Panel

Jacob Coakley

PixelFlex’s new FlexUltra 1.2mm LED video panels offer an ultra-fine pitched panel that is front-serviceable as well. The curve-able panels are designed with a size that makes it easy to deploy them in both 16:9 and 4:3 video ratios. The FlexUltra has a 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angle which offers one of the highest off axis viewing angles in the industry, and the fully front-serviceable panels allow for quick and easy onsite installation and maintenance. With a 3869Hz refresh rate, FLEXUltra panels are now available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.9mm pixel pitch options. Add a comment

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The Gio @5 lighting console from ETC.
The Gio @5 lighting console from ETC.

ETC Launches Gio @5 Console

Jacob Coakley

After a successful preview at LDI, ETC has officially launched the Gio @5 console, which brings the acclaimed, professional-grade control of the Eos Ti and Gio consoles within reach of users with tighter spaces – and tighter budgets. The Gio @5 is designed to give programmers a little bit of everything. The portable console packs all the control necessities into its narrow, 25.5-inch (641 mm) footprint, making external monitors and accessories optional. The desk includes an articulating, 17-inch, multi-touch LCD display, four encoders with haptic feedback, five definable and page-able motorized faders, a master fader pair and a retractable tray with backlit alpha-numeric keyboard. 

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The new DW Pendant, a variable white light for stage or house lighting.

Elation Releases DW Pendant Fixture

Jacob Coakley

Elation Professional’s popular Colour Pendant color-changing RGBW LED luminaire is now available in a variable white light version, the DW Pendant. This new, highly versatile, ETL approved LED luminaire allows for dynamic white light control of stage or house lighting levels in an energy-efficient downlighting fixture. The DW Pendant houses 36 long-life 3W LEDs (18 cool white + 18 warm white) for variable shade projections of white light. It features full color temperature range control from warm white tungsten (2,900K) to cool white daylight (6,800K) for a wide choice of shades. Its uniform flat-field output and 41° beam angle make for a highly effective wash luminaire whether flooding a stage in uniform shades of white light or functionally washing a seating area, foyer or other space. Variable dimming curve modes and strobe effects enhance its dynamic capabilities.

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Smaart v8.1 screenshot featuring the new Session Folder feature

Smaart v8.1

Jacob Coakley

Rational Acoustics announces the release of the first major version update for the Smaart v8 measurement platform – Smaart v8.1. This release includes many significant feature additions, including improved data handling, interface modifications and bug fixes. This free update is recommended for all Smaart v8 users. The primary feature additions include a re-work of data handling, the addition of a multi-spectrum plot view, a built-in program updater, automatic broadband meter configuration based on selected inputs, password protection for the API and the ability to run measurement engines in the background when switching between tabs.

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Creative Stage Lighting now produces UL and cUL cables and cable assemblies.

CSL Introduces Complete Range Of UL Listed Cables And Cablesets

Jacob Coakley

NORTH CREEKY, NY — Creative Stage Lighting’s cable fabrication abilities received recognition in safety certification. CSL can produce UL and cUL listed Dura-Flex and other cables and assemblies. With increasingly stringent safety certification demands on tours, portable power distribution, installations, and productions, it’s easier to stay ahead of safety standards using UL and cUL cables produced by Creative Stage Lighting. Cable styles include: 19-pin multicables, breakins and breakouts, 7-pin motor cables, pin and sleeve, and more. Dura-Flex single pole (feeder cable assemblies) are available as UR (Underwriter’s Recognized).

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ETC’s new Unison Mosaic Atlas rack-mounted controller

ETC Releases Unison Mosaic Atlas

Jacob Coakley

The Mosaic Atlas from ETC is the newest member of their Unison Mosaic family of pixel array controllers. The Mosaic Atlas controls the largest scale of projects, providing power to map pixel arrays for building facades, bridges and presentation walls. The Atlas allows users to play video content across the array, or incorporate a range of creative, generative effects. Designed to meet the unique needs of such landmark projects, Mosaic Atlas is available in capacities ranging from 25,600 addresses of DMX-over-Ethernet (50 universes) up to 768,000 addresses (1,500 universes) from a single 19-inch rack-mounted unit. 

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