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  • City Theatrical: Beam Control Accessories for the Martin MAC Aura PXL Luminaire

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 23, 2021City Theatrical understands the unique accessory needs of lighting​ professionals and offers a wide range of beam control​ accessories for moving lights​, like the MAC Aura PXL by Martin Lighting. New beam control accessories include the MAC Aura​ PXL Top Hat​ , Hexcel Louver, and Concentric Ring, which each provide control of stray beams and […] Read More...
  • Obsidian Control Systems: Training Videos for NX4™ Lighting Console

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 23, 2021In keeping with Obsidian Control Systems’ practice of providing valuable educational resources to lighting designers and programmers, the innovative lighting control brand is pleased to make available training videos covering the NX4™ lighting console and ONYX lighting control platform. A training video series covering the compact NX2™ lighting controller will be available soon. Read More...
  • Epson: Seven New Compact and Lightweight 3LCD Laser Projectors

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 17, 2021Epson recently announced seven new compact and lightweight 3LCD laser projectors ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 lumens will be added to its lineup. The new models, part of Epson’s Pro Series interchangeable lens projectors, pair seamlessly with Epson’s existing lens family to deliver bright, true-to-life images. Read More...
  • Vectorworks: Unreal Engine Partnership and Service Pack 3 Release

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 17, 2021Vectorworks, Inc. has released its third service pack for the Vectorworks 2021 product line focusing on key updates for their entertainment design customers. Notable highlights include new partnerships and functionality in Vectorworks Cloud Services, along with direct access to create and edit GDTF fixtures in the Vectorworks Spotlight interface. Read More...
  • Martin by HARMAN: Martin MAC Ultra Series

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 17, 2021HARMAN Professional Solutions substantially raised the bar for extremely bright and compact lights with the debut of Martin by HARMAN’s Martin MAC Ultra Performance and MAC Ultra Wash workhorse stage lights. Featuring benchmark lumen output across the zoom range, a uniquely advanced framing system, higher definition optics, and astoundingly low noise levels, the MAC Ultra […] Read More...
  • ETC Launches New Fixtures at March 30th Online Event

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 16, 2021ETC is hosting an online event to launch two new theatrical fixtures on March 30, 2021. This event is open to the public and starts at 9:00 a.m. CDT with a keynote message from David Lincecum, VP of Marketing. Immediately following, attendees have a unique opportunity to hear from Tony-nominated lighting designer, Justin Townsend. The […] Read More...
  • Waves: V12.7 of Waves Plugins

    Michael Eddy | Tools of the Trade | March 10, 2021Waves’ V12.7 plugins feature a new User Preset System that makes it easier to save, load and organize your own custom-created plugin presets, and share them with other users or between different systems. No more confusing files with multiple presets: each preset is now a single file. You can now find your saved presets directly from […] Read More...
  • PreSonus: Second Major Update to Studio One 5

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 10, 2021PreSonus is shipping Studio One 5 Professional version 5.2, the second feature update to its award-winning digital audio workstation software for macOS and Windows. Version 5.2 adds more than 30 new features and improvements, many of which are based on user requests, including major new features for composers and performers. Here’s a video of the […] Read More...
  • Green Hippo: Hippotizer V4.6 | Coming Soon

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 10, 2021Coming soon! Hippotizer™ software version 4.6 introduces an entirely new way to design, prepare, and deliver. The Hippotizer TYDE workflow is a series of new features that combine the flexibility of Hippotizer’s real-time media manipulation system with an all-new Planning, Visualization, and Timeline control architecture. Read More...
  • Chroma-Q: Hang Force Bracket for Color Force II & Studio Force II

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 9, 2021Chroma-Q® announces the launch of a new accessory—The Hang Force—designed for use with its Color Force II and Studio Force II (48”, and 72” models). Restrictions with where you can hang the fixture on the truss due to the crossbar-section is now a thing of the past, thanks to the Hang Force bracket which allows […] Read More...
  • Epson to Showcase Large Venue Laser Projectors at Virtual USITT Conference and Stage Expo

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 3, 2021Epson America, Inc. will participate in the virtual USITT Conference and Stage Expo from March 8-12, 2021. Showcasing its Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors, Epson will demonstrate how its projection technology and convenient built-in tools and software can help bring stage productions and live entertainment to life. At the USITT Virtual Stage Expo, Epson will feature its latest in […] Read More...
  • GLP: Streamer Duo LED Light Kit

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | March 2, 2021Building on the success of the Streamer, GLP’s new LED light for video conferencing, live streaming, and home office work, the company has announced a new packaging variant for those wanting multiple sources, called the Streamer Duo Kit. Simultaneously, the free to download app has been updated, offering significant expansion of the remote-control capabilities of […] Read More...
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