The High End Systems Hog series and Lightware’s FR33 Matrix Switcher simplify lighting and video control

Lightware USA and High End Systems Create All-in-One Lighting and Video Control System

Jacob Coakley

High End Systems and Lightware USA came together to create an all-in-one lighting and video control platform. The platform uses a new protocol in Lightware’s EDID manager to connect a member of the High End Hog control series with a Lightware FR33 Matrix Switcher, allowing one operator to directly control lighting and video equipment. 

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The CueCore2 lighting controller from Visual Productions

Visual Productions Releases CueCore2 Solid-State Lighting Controller

Jacob Coakley

Visual Productions upgraded their CueCore 1024 channel solid-state lighting controller to the CueCore2. The new CueCore2 controller now offers even more capacity and protocols for architectural lighting projects and will be available to see on their booth #1749 during LDI in Las Vegas this month. The CueCore2 is a lighting controller for permanent installations. The device is completely solid-state, with no moving parts; it is a secure and low-maintenance installation control solution that has only a minimal power consumption. The onboard ­large memory allows for storing DMX shows which can be downloaded from CueluxPro or recorded from DMX, Art-Net or sACN. 

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d&b audiotechnik’s new 24S and 24S-D point source loudspeakers

D&b Audiotechnik Release 24S and 24S-D Loudspeakers

Jacob Coakley

The new 24S and 24S-D point source loudspeakers from d&b audiotechnik are designed to for permanent install in venues. They are part of d&b audiotechnik’s xS series of loudspeakers. Differing only in horizontal dispersion, with 75° x 45° and 110° x 45° (h x v) respectively, the 24S and 24S-D house two 12” LF drivers in a dipolar arrangement and a single hornloaded 1.4” exit compression driver. This HF horn is rotatable, meaning the 24S/24S-D can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. By separating the LF drivers, they achieve constant directivity control in the same plane as the dipole down to approximately 500 Hz. The result is a powerful single box solution that avoids the transmission of energy into the reverberant field, and increasing gain before feedback when working with open microphones. The 24S and 24S-D have a frequency response extending from 55 Hz to 18 kHz. For applications with bass heavy program material, the new 21S-SUB provides additional low end support from a conveniently small footprint. 

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The N2300 Series 4K video encoder and decoder from AMX by Harman

AMX by Harman Releases N2300 Series of 4K Video Distribution Products

Jacob Coakley

AMX by Harman released their new N2300 Series of video distribution products. The AMX N2300 Series distributes 4K video over existing Gigabit Ethernet networks using only 200 mbps. The low bandwidth means users can distribute 4K video over Gigabit Ethernet networks with only one frame of latency. The N2300 Series comes with support for HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, making the line compatible with the latest 4K sources and displays. The N2300 encoders and decoders are PoE-powered, avoiding the need for an external power supply and thus simplifying installation. 

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Blizzard Ligthing’s new Kryo.Mix CMY three-in-one fixture

Blizzard Lighting Unveils Kryo.Mix CMY Fixture

Jacob Coakley

The new Kryo.Mix CMY fixture from Blizzard Lighting is designed to be a three-in-one beam/spot/wash moving head fixtures with CMY color mixing. It uses an extremely bright YODN R17 350W discharge lamp with a precision optical lens and a 1.5- 35° zoom to provide super sharp narrow or wide beam aerial effects with highly saturated colors via its CMY color mixing system. The advanced CMY color mixing system built into the Kryo.Mix CMY consists of three separate colors wheels with gradual Cyan/Magenta/Yellow (CMY) fade. Each wheel has 5 carefully selected color filters on each wheel for a total of 15 static colors + white. The Kryo.Mix CMY also has dual gobo wheels with bidirectional rotation and shake, 540°/280° pan and tilt movement, rotating 12/36-facet prism with auto beam adjustment, motorized zoom and focus, frost filter, and 1-18Hz cycle strobe for an endless beam effects. 

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The New MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console

ChamSys USA Releases MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console

Jacob Coakley

Chamsys’ will debut their newest console, the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console, at LDI. The console is designed to offer the highest level of show control, including lighting, media, LED and even scenic design. The MQ500 Stadium supports up to 200 universes onboard direct from the console without the need for external processing. MagicHD media server runs on board, enabling pixel-mapping to all 200 universes. The MQ500 Stadium features dual multi-touch displays in full HD with adjustable viewing angle and gesture support. The MQ500 includes an intensity wheel and 100mm split crossfaders for theatre control, and incorporates 42 fader and executor playbacks for live busking. The MQ500 Stadium has onboard MagicVis 3D visualizer with high quality beam and gobo rendering. 

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QSC’s new TouchMix-30 Pro

QSC Debuts TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer

Jacob Coakley

The new TouchMix-30 Pro from QSC is a compact digital mixer designed to offer power and intuitive workflow. It comes with 32 mixing channels (24 mix/line, six line, stereo USB), 16 outputs, and a 10-inch multi-touch touchscreen to give users more info and hands on control of all its programming features, including a touch-and-route patch matrix for easy mult-ing. It has anti-feedback and tuning wizards to simplify complex EQ tasks and eight sub-groups with six-band full parametric EQ. 

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The new Entourage fazer from ADJ

ADJ Releases Entourage Touring Faze Machine

Jacob Coakley

ADJ’s new Entourage is an atmosphere machine built for touring. It uses a 1500W heater to generate 15,000 cubic feet per minute of lights-enhancing faze. A hybrid between a fogger and a hazer, the Entourage uses an economical water-based fog fluid, and disperses it thinly over a wide area. It comes with a heat vent, allowing it run within in its protective case and only needs 45 seconds to warm up. It is capable of continuous operation and has a 5.6-liter tank. The Entourage can be controlled via DMX, but also has a control panel on board. 

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The new Mackie Master Fader app has new reverbs

Mackie Master Fader v4.5 Now Available

Jacob Coakley

The newest version of Mackie’s Master Fader app, v4.5, is now available. The app lets users control the Mackie DL32R, DL1608 and DL806 mixers—and now has support for the Mackie AXIS Digital Mixing System. Master Fader v4.5 is packed with new features and enhancements, including a new advanced control section and the number one request from users: all-new reverbs. Adding another great tool for live sound mixing, a Spectrograph is now available alongside the RTA. A spectrograph is a great visual tool to help balance volume across the audible spectrum. In addition, the upgraded RTA/Spectrograph tool is now also visible on every input channel for added accuracy when dialing in a channel EQ.

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The Chauvet Professional COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW

Chauvet Introduces COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW

Jacob Coakley

The new COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW from Chauvet Professional wash light will make its debut at the upcoming LDI show. It comes with a variable white color temperature range of 2800K-9000K, with a full output color temperature of 5000K. Its IP65 rating means it capable of handling adverse weather out doors. The fixture has a 15⁰ to 49⁰ zoom range to deliver complete coverage and allows the fixture to be used as an area-wash, or flooded out for close-up key light applications.It also has 16-bit dimming and DMX color mixing. 

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