The Cuepix 16 IP LED matrix panel from Elation
The Cuepix 16 IP LED matrix panel from Elation

Elation: Cuepix 16 IP LED Matrix Panel

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As more and more projects and shows are staged outdoors, Elation Professional is again expanding on its leading line of multi-environmental IP-rated products with the new Cuepix 16 IP™. The Cuepix 16 IP is a 4x4 matrix LED blinder and effect panel with all-weather IP65 protection. An updated version of the company’s Cuepix Panel™, Elation’s popular 5 x 5 LED matrix panel that has enjoyed great success since launching 5 years ago, the Cuepix 16 IP fulfills the need for more IP-rated blinder/effect options.

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With the new ColourBond printing process from Whirlwind, you can add color to just about anything
With the new ColourBond printing process from Whirlwind, you can add color to just about anything

Whirlwind: ColourBond Printing

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Looking for a special effect for your road cases? Whirlwind announces a breakthrough in custom personalization with ColourBond™, their proprietary high-resolution printing process that adheres to everything from aluminum to plastic, with amazing durability, allowing you to color code, label, print your logo, or just plain freakify your next project.

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Audio-Technica ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System, pictured with interchangeable capsules.
Audio-Technica ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System, pictured with interchangeable capsules.

Audio-Technica: Handheld Transmitter for 6000 Series Line Now Shipping

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System – a spectrum-efficient solution that allows users to pack 31 channels in 4 MHz of bandwidth.

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disguise has released its r15 software
disguise has released its r15 software

disguise: r15 Software Released

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disguise announced the release of r15, the latest release of the company’s award-winning software. Their integrated workflow solution is the ultimate tool to visualize, design, and sequence shows wherever you are, from concept all the way through to showtime. The new software release has been designed to foresee and tackle some of the biggest industry challenges, by introducing new features: OmniCal, Lux, VR, and Heatmaps for projector studies.

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The Artiste Picasso from Elation Professional
The Artiste Picasso from Elation Professional

Elation Professional: Artiste Picasso LED Profile

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Elation Professional announces that the Artiste Picasso™ is now shipping. The Artiste Picasso is a full-featured theatrical-grade luminaire featuring a new 620W 6,800K Cool White LED engine with optics that deliver over 23,000 total lumen output. Here’s an introductory video demonstrating the features of the Artiste Picasso: {youtube}v=Qv9l7KQaESU{/youtube}

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Sibelius | First, from Avid, free music composition and notation software is now available
Sibelius | First, from Avid, free music composition and notation software is now available

Avid: Sibelius | First, Free Music Composition and Notation Software is Now Available

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Avid® announced the availability of Sibelius® | First, a free version of its music composition and notation software. Designed for everyone from students to seasoned musicians, Sibelius | First delivers a streamlined notation toolset based on Sibelius and includes many of the same features, including music composition transcription, editing, and unique cloud-based workflows, allowing composers to deliver scores faster and more efficiently. 

Here’s a short video: Getting Started with Sibelius | First: Start Your First Score {youtube}v=w-FB-5a0zXM{/youtube}

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FlexRes Tools is now available for downloading from Green Hippo
FlexRes Tools is now available for downloading from Green Hippo

Green Hippo: FlexRes Tools Now Available for Download

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Green Hippo’s FlexRes Tools is a free suite of plugins and utilities to streamline content creation workflows. Flexibility is key for a media server. One show may need 8K+ playback while the next may require perfect 4:4:4 color and uncompressed playback. FlexRes is a suite of codecs that features the flexibility to do both extremes and everything in between. FlexRes is more than just a few codecs, it is also an integral part of the content workflow. From a single system production to a render farm, FlexRes saves precious time with a series of innovative tools to ensure the time from render to playout is as short as possible.

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User interface for Waves TRACT System Calibration plugin
User interface for Waves TRACT System Calibration plugin

Waves Audio: TRACT System Calibration Now Shipping

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Waves Audio, a provider of audio processing solutions, is now shipping the TRACT System Calibration plugin and the TRACT System Calibration + Smaart Di v2 bundle. With the Waves TRACT plugin, sound engineers can now turn any sound system into a well-balanced foundation for their mixes, quickly and easily. The TRACT plugin integrates with Smaart®, the industry-standard audio analysis software, to auto-correct EQ issues and time-align any sound system: live or in the studio. Here's a video Introducing TRACT: Sound System Calibration Made Easy: {youtube}v=-dgbCcLSsoY{/youtube}

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