The ATOM production and performance pad controller from PreSonus
The ATOM production and performance pad controller from PreSonus

PreSonus: ATOM Production and Performance Pad Controller

Michael Eddy

The PreSonus’ ATOM pad controller connects to your computer via USB and is compatible with most music software. Both a compact, dynamic performance controller and a production controller, ATOM tightly integrates with included Studio One Artist production software for Mac and Windows to let you create and perform with ease. Here’s an introductory video covering the ATOM: {youtube} v=BVE7kSPzXhA{/youtube}

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The PowerPro, a self-contained 6 channel DMX Decoder and Power Supply from Environmental Lights
The PowerPro, a self-contained 6 channel DMX Decoder and Power Supply from Environmental Lights

Environmental Lights: PowerPro, Self-Contained 6 Channel DMX Decoder and Power Supply

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Environmental Lights announces the launch of the PowerPro 6 Channel DMX Decoder, a self-contained DMX decoder and power supply. It simplifies the hardware needed for DMX-lighting applications by enclosing both power supply and decoder functions within a single housing.

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The TheatreDNA App
The TheatreDNA App

TheatreDNA: Glossary App of Industry Terms

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Theater planning & design firm, TheatreDNA recently released a free theater and entertainment reference app, now available on the App Store and Google Play. The app’s purpose is to streamline communication between architects, administrators, artists, contractors, and students in the entertainment world. Here’s a video introduction to the company’s reference app: {youtube}v=mLLWMoj2bSI{/youtube}

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L-Acoustics’ P1 can now be controlled and monitored through QSC’s Q-SYS Platform
L-Acoustics’ P1 can now be controlled and monitored through QSC’s Q-SYS Platform

L-Acoustics: Plug-in to Enable Interoperability Between Q-SYS Platform from QSC and P1 Processor

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L-Acoustics announces integration between its P1 processor, which began shipping in June 2018, and the Q-SYS Platform from QSC, allowing users to easily control and monitor P1 through Q-SYS. System designers can now architect high-performing and fully scalable AV environments using the familiar Q-SYS Designer Software and native user control interface, while offering the state-of-the-art audio experience delivered by L-Acoustics sound systems.

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The Insite touchscreen from Interactive Technologies works with its CueServer product family
The Insite touchscreen from Interactive Technologies works with its CueServer product family

Interactive Technologies: Insite Touchscreen for the CueServer Product Family

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Interactive Technologies Inc. debuted the newest member of its CueServer product family, the Insite touchscreen, at this year’s LDI trade show. The Insite touchscreen is an entirely new user interface wall station designed and produced by Interactive for lighting control professionals who love the power and simplicity of CueServer.

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The Robe booth, complete with action show, at LDI 2018
The Robe booth, complete with action show, at LDI 2018

Robe at LDI 2018

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Robe presented Part Two of its Lost Worlds exhibition live show trilogy concept at LDI in Las Vegas, with another impressive booth design and a high-energy eight-minute live dance extravaganza designed to illustrate its latest technologies in the context for which they have been developed. This included the just-launched T1 Profile LED moving light.

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The CHAUVET Professional booth at LDI 2018
The CHAUVET Professional booth at LDI 2018

CHAUVET at LDI 2018

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A large number of enthusiastic visitors came to the CHAUVET Professional LDI booth to see the debut of new products added to the company’s popular Maverick, Rogue, Ovation, COLORado, and STRIKE lines. Drawing attention at the center of the company’s booth was a running water display of the new Maverick Storm 1 Wash, a high output IP65 LED fixture that’s especially well-suited for outdoor applications. Here's CHAUVET Product Manager, Ben Dickmann taking a video tour of the new Ovation, theatrical and studio products introduced at LDI 2018: {youtube}v=QA9xBBBK48k{/youtube}

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The Elation booth at LDI 2018
The Elation booth at LDI 2018

Elation at LDI 2018

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The 30th edition of the LDI show proved a testament to the growing interest in the Elation product range as the company continued its trend of innovative product launches. The Artiste Series continued to make a name for itself with launch of the Artiste Monet™, a new 45,000 lumen LED profile light with its SpectraColor system that collected an LDI Product Award, honorable mention accolade. The compact, CMY color-mixing Smarty Hybrid™ with ultra-efficient 6,000-hour lamp was also recognized as unique innovation by industry peers, receiving a PLSN Gold Star Award for Best Hybrid Fixture of 2018.

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The VL10 BeamWash from Signify/Philips Vari-Lite
The VL10 BeamWash from Signify/Philips Vari-Lite

Signify/Philips Vari-Lite: VL10 BeamWash

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Signify’s new Philips Vari-Lite VL10 BeamWash luminaire was unveiled at LDI 2018 in Las Vegas after successful tests on a variety of productions held earlier this fall. The VL10 BeamWash, with a compact, fast-moving body, is the first lighting fixture to be designed around the new high-performance Philips 25R Platinum 550W lamp. 

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