The Axcor LED family of luminaires from Claypaky
The Axcor LED family of luminaires from Claypaky

Claypaky Adds Axcor Profile 600 and 400 to Axcor LED Series

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After the launch of the Axcor Profile 900 LED spot profile, Claypaky is now presenting two more luminaires - Axcor Profile 600 and Axcor Profile 400 - featuring the exclusive, award-winning and patended Claypaky beam framing system. Both these models are available in two versions: with 6,500K color temperature and high light output, or - alternatively - with 5,600K color temperature and a CRI of around 90. Here's a teaser video from Claypaky on the Axcor Profile 600: {youtube}v=ihkdNaRJDco{/youtube}

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The SolaFrame3000 from High End Systems uses a 1,000-watt LED light engine to produce over 37,000 lumens
The SolaFrame3000 from High End Systems uses a 1,000-watt LED light engine to produce over 37,000 lumens

High End Systems: SolaFrame 3000

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High End Systems has launched the SolaFrame 3000, the new flagship luminaire in the Sola Series range. The SolaFrame 3000 combines the light output from its 1,000-watt Ultra-Brite White LED engine with a limitless palette of effects and color possibilities. Boasting more than 37,000 lumen output, the SolaFrame 3000 is designed to rival, and even exceed, the output of the most powerful arc lamp fixtures. The fixture is also available in a High-Fidelity version with incredibly accurate color rendering. Here’s an intro video from HES: {youtube}v=kE--2QLneFM{/youtube}

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Touch Console a new mixing environment for the Pro Audio Control web app software from MOTU
Touch Console a new mixing environment for the Pro Audio Control web app software from MOTU

MOTU: Touch Console for Mobile Mixing

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MOTU is now shipping Touch Console™, a new mixing environment in their Pro Audio Control™ web app software specifically designed for mobile mixing on the touchscreen of a tablet or smartphone. Touch Console is now available as a free firmware update to all users of MOTU pro audio interfaces, including the 1248, 16A, 8M, 112D, 828es, UltraLite-mk4, UltraLite AVB, Monitor-8, and Stage-B16. The recently released 8pre-es already has Touch Console firmware installed. Here’s a video introduction from MOTU: {youtube}v=YDg3MpCzlcs{/youtube}

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The Smarty Hybrid from Elation now has a two-year warranty
The Smarty Hybrid from Elation now has a two-year warranty

Elation: Ultimate Warranty on Smarty Hybrid

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Elation Professional has introduced a new Ultimate Warranty program on its new multi-functional Smarty Hybrid™ CMY color-mixing discharge lamp moving head. The warranty now covers the first two years of operation or 6,000 hours of use, whichever comes first, based on regular maintenance for the fixture and lamp.

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The Shure ADX system
The Shure ADX system

Shure: Monitoring and Control of Shure Axient Digital Wireless Systems Now Available on Yamaha CL / QL Series Consoles

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Shure announced expanded integration between its Axient Digital wireless microphone systems and Yamaha CL and QL series mixing consoles. Yamaha’s latest firmware update will allow sound engineers to monitor and control key features of the AD4D and AD4Q digital wireless receivers.

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The fourth generation of the 3000 Series UHF wireless system from Audio Technica
The fourth generation of the 3000 Series UHF wireless system from Audio Technica

Audio-Technica: Fourth-Generation 3000 Series UHF Wireless Systems

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The new fourth-generation 3000 Series wireless systems from Audio-Technica offer easy setup, versatile operation, and dependable, high-fidelity sound. These fourth-generation 3000 Series wireless systems give you the power and flexibility to operate within the congested UHF spectrum. The systems have an operating range of 300' (100 m) and are available in two frequency bands - DE2 (470–530 MHz) and EE1 (530–590 MHz) – that provide a class-leading 60 MHz tuning range, which is more than twice that offered by the previous 3000 Series models.

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User interface for Waves Abbey Road Chambers plugin
User interface for Waves Abbey Road Chambers plugin

Waves Audio: Waves Abbey Road Chambers Plugin

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Waves Audio, a provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Waves Abbey Road Chambers plugin. The Abbey Road Chambers plugin recreates a defining part of Abbey Road Studios’ legendary sonic signature – the echo chamber used by Abbey Road’s pop engineers, to create exciting reverbs, delays and other unique spatial effects on countless classic recordings by the Beatles and beyond. Here’s a video introduction to The Abbey Road Chambers plugin: {youtube}v=A15_FTMYi5w{/youtube}

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The ATH-M6ox on-ear professional monitor headphones from Audio-Technica
The ATH-M6ox on-ear professional monitor headphones from Audio-Technica

Audio-Technica: ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones

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Audio-Technica, an innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is now shipping the new ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones, the latest addition to A-T’s M-Series line. Designed for studio, broadcast, and mobile applications, the ATH-M60x is a low-profile, on-ear professional headphone model that utilizes the same proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers found in the ATH-M50x (with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils), delivering exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range with accurate bass response.

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