A screenshot of the new Unison Paradigm Mobile Button Station App

ETC Releases Paradigm Control App

Jacob Coakley

ETC’s new Unison Paradigm Mobile Button Station App turns a handheld device into an eight-button station for Unison Paradigm systems, giving users more control from more places. The app enables users to configure up to eight individual buttons to control everything their Paradigm system can. Users will be able to recall lighting presets, combine spaces, control zones, and record, activate, and deactivate presets all from their phone or tablet. All standard Paradigm touchscreen themes are available from within the app and it is available for both Android and iOS devices. Paradigm Mobile Button Station App is compatible with all Paradigm Control Systems running version 3.1.0 or newer software.

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The RCF M18 unit and the MixRemote 2.0 app

RCF M18 Tablet Mixer Updated, Available on iOS and Android

Jacob Coakley

Initially released earlier this year with only Apple iOS compatibility, the RCF M18 tablet mixer is now functional with both Apple iOS and Android operating systems.Coupled with that, a new firmware version allows for updating the M18 with the MixRemote 2.0 app that provides enhanced functionality that includes several improvements and additional processing effects. Enhancements include the expansion of amplifier modeling simulations, licensed from Overloud, an acoustic simulator, as well as four additional Stomp Box style effects. Other additions include an audio metronome, DCA and Mute Groups, backup and restore functions via USB, additional mute controls and expanded MIDI implementation. The stereo file player will be expanded to allow four-channel playback, representing one of the few compact mixing solutions with multichannel playback on the market.

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Rose Brand’s new hardware catalogue brings the goods

Rose Brand Packs New Gear into New Hardware Catalogue

Jacob Coakley

Rose Brand recently released version 6 of their Hardware Catalogue, and it’s packed with new offerings. For those looking to move things, Rose Brand the company rolled out Static Brake Vienna Casters, Räder Busch Pneumatic Lift Casters and Räder Busch Cup Swivel Casters. These casters range in size, height, load capacities and special features. The new catalogue also includes new hardware rollouts like Räder Busch Hinges, Nicopress Wire Rope Cutters and LiftAll 5 Gallon Bucket Slings. And finally, Sapsis Rigging joins Rose Brand’s inventory. The latest catalogue includes all four models from Sapsis Rigging’s ProPlus line of harnesses, along with Sapsis Rigging accessories. 

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The Chauvet Colorado3 Solo

Chauvet Colorado 3 Solo

Jacob Coakley

Chauvet’s Colorado 3 Solo made its LDI debut last month—after premiering at InfoComm earlier this year—and users are liking its multiple capabilities. The Colorado 3 Solo has a wide zoom range (8°-45°), an intense output from three 40W RGBW LED engines, and a IP65 rating that makes it capable of use just about anywhere. Homogenized optics allow the three LED engines to produce a single homogenized beam, and has a color temperature preset range from 3200K to 10000K. It has DMX and RDM capabilities. 

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The new ProPar I7 from Blizzard Lighting

Blizzard Lighting’s ProPar I7

Jacob Coakley

Blizzard Lighting’s new ProPar I7 is designed to deliver an even wide wash, a tight mid-air parallel beam, and multi-beam aerial effects and "kaleidoscopic" like projections. It is powered by seven 15W RGBW 4-in-1 LEDs in a sleek housing. There’s a four-button LCD control panel on the back of the unit which gives users access to many options including DMX mode selection, three auto run modes, two sound active modes, master/slave settings, plus other professional features such as menu key lock, menu flip, display shut off timer, run time info, and motor + LED testing modes. It also has built-in static/dynamic effects that can be run in auto, sound active, or via 23/51-channel DMX with full control of every aspect including the effect shape selection, speed, fade, color, transition, and shape offset between multiple fixtures, plus dedicated effect background dimmer.

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Audinate is bundling Dante Via and Dante Virtual Soundcard for savings

Audinate Announces Dante Bundle

Jacob Coakley

Audinate, creators of Dante, now offers a Dante software “Combo Pack.” The Dante Combo Pack combines licenses for Dante Via and Dante Virtual Soundcard at a 25% savings. Dante Via connects all your computer-based audio, including USB, Thunderbolt and PCIe devices as well as audio applications, to any Dante audio network, while Dante Virtual Soundcard enables your computer to output up to 64 channels of Dante audio. 

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A screen shot for Arkaos MediaMaster Pro 5.0

Arkaos MediaMaster Pro 5.0 with MediaHub

Jacob Coakley

Arkaos has officially released MediaMaster Pro 5.0 with MediaHub, the latest version of their real-time video and effects software. The software is designed to turn any computer into a media server with video mapping, LED control and animation creation. Version 5.0 introduces such features as a new user interface, support for 36 layers, and enhanced DMX patching. It also includes MediaHub, which allows users to share content, synchronize a content library over a network, remotely organize a library, remotely monitor the status of any machine running MediaMaster. 

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