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  • Vectorworks, Inc. to Host its First Virtual Vectorworks Design Day on October 6, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | September 23, 2020Following last week’s Vectorworks 2021 release Vectorworks, Inc. invites all users and press to its global Vectorworks Design Day on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Registration is now open for this free, two-hour virtual event, which is geared toward designers in the entertainment, architectural, interior architecture, and landscape industries and will educate customers on the new […] Read More...
  • CHAUVET Professional: Ovation H-55FC House Light

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 23, 2020CHAUVET Professional has made an addition to its popular line of Ovation house lights. The new, compact Ovation H-55FC offers theatres, recital halls, houses of worship, and other venues greater versatility by fitting seamlessly into smaller spaces. Here’s a preview video from CHAUVET for the Ovation H-55FC: Read More...
  • Christie: Mirage SST RGB 4K 50,000-lumen Pure Laser Projector

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 22, 2020Christie® is pleased to announce the launch of the Christie Mirage SST RGB pure laser projector with a 50,000-lumen light source. With the same small and flexible form factor of the original 35,000 lumen Mirage SST, the new 50,000 lumen model cranks up the brightness for spectacular visual experiences. Read More...
  • Green Hippo: A Proud Member of the ONErack Alliance

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 22, 2020ONErack is a universal, powered mounting system that vastly improves rack installation of small devices. Maximize system reliability, speed up installs, and lengthen product life cycles. Universal or dedicated tvONE solutions: they have got it covered with a wide range of elegant and robust racking, power, and cooling solutions including the revolutionary ONErack platform. tvONE’s […] Read More...
  • Lightwright: Vectorworks 2021 Bugs & Changes to Workflow

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | September 22, 2020Vectorworks 2021 is now available, and there are some problems users need to watch out for when using Data Exchange with Lightwright. All of these issues have been reported to Vectorworks. Hopefully, they will be fixed in future VW service packs, but there are no known release dates for fixes. Read More...
  • Reliable Design Services: Job Site Hand Sanitizer Station

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 21, 2020Help your crews stay safer with new Job Site Sanitizer Station. Seeing a need for hand sanitizer stations that work in the event production world, Dallas, TX-based Reliable Design Services introduces its Job Site Sanitizer Station (JS3). Designed to work with various mounting hardware already in most company’s inventory, the JS3 can be attached to […] Read More...
  • Point Source Audio Opens MIKE’s Academy to Support Safe Miking

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | September 21, 2020Point Source Audio has opened the doors to MIKE’s Academy, a new resource to help Point Source Audio customers get the most out of their microphones when reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The new area of the company’s website has launched with a focus on mic cleaning and self-miking techniques to support production teams and […] Read More...
  • City Theatrical: Safer Sidearms™

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 17, 2020Load-rated Safer Sidearms safely support heavier modern lighting fixtures. City Theatrical Safer Sidearms use a diagonal brace to transfer the load off the clamp and onto the vertical pipe, making them stronger and safer to use. Steel Safer Sidearms are bigger and more rugged, designed for speakers and moving lights. Safer Sidearms are CE Certified […] Read More...
  • Vectorworks, Inc. Launches 2021 Version of BIM and Design Software

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 16, 2020Vectorworks, Inc. has launched Vectorworks 2021 with a continued emphasis on improving product quality, performance, and the user experience. This latest release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as 2021 versions of Vision, Braceworks, and ConnectCAD. Here’s a video highlighting the new features for entertainment: Read More...
  • Waves Audio: DSPRO StageGrid 1000 I/O Device

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 15, 2020Waves Audio is now shipping the DSPRO StageGrid 1000, a Waves SoundGrid-compatible stagebox. DSPRO, located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is a developer and manufacturer of innovative and high-performance products for the professional audio market, including PA, Broadcast, Mobile Units, and Installation. Read More...
  • ETC: Source 4WRD Color

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 15, 2020In this video from Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC), Marketing Product Manager Jim Uphoff introduces the Source 4WRD Color. The Source 4WRD Color LED engine transforms existing Source Four incandescent profiles into RGBA LED fixtures, unlocking the world of additive color mixing, saturated washes, and quick color changes – all at a compelling price point. Source […] Read More...
  • d&b audiotechnik: 44S Loudspeaker

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 15, 2020German audio technology and solution company d&b audiotechnik announced the introduction of an innovative new addition to the company’s extensive product repertoire, the 44S loudspeaker. The 44S is d&b’s first ever flush mountable cabinet, delivering compact, high performance audio and a wide range of flexible mounting options. Read More...
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