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Tools of the Trade

  • Avolites: Diamond 9 Lighting Console

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 13, 2021Avolites proudly introduces  the Diamond 9, its new flagship console. Building on more than four decades of experience powering the most demanding shows, the Avolites Diamond 9 is a dramatic evolution in production control. Here’s a video overview of the Diamond 9: Read More...
  • Microphone Hygiene | Sennheiser

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 12, 2021With many disinfection measures in place to help stop the coronavirus, you may be wondering how best to clean your microphone, bodypack transmitter, and microphone receiver. Here’s a video from Sennheiser on microphone hygiene. Read More...
  • Imaginary Labs: Carbon for Unreal, a New Tool for Entertainment Design and Visualization

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 12, 2021Plus, the #MadeWithCarbon Challenge lets contestants try the new plugin for free! Imaginary Labs, founded upon and dedicated to supporting great entertainment design through impeccable visualization, announced the release of their premium subscription-based DMX plugin, Carbon for Unreal Carbon for Unreal is a quantum-leap in the world of visualization, providing the tools and assets necessary […] Read More...
  • City Theatrical: Multiverse Vero Transceivers for Outdoor Wireless DMX Installations

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 8, 2021City Theatrical’s Multiverse Vero Transceiver 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 7400-5902) brings the advanced features of the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to outdoor installations for entertainment and architecture. The Multiverse Vero Transceiver 900MHz/2.4GHz contains two radios, 2.4GHz (for worldwide use) and 900MHz (for use in the Americas only), which allows the user to select which radio band to use via […] Read More...
  • ETC Video: Eos Family Video Learning Series | Color Path

    Michael Eddy | Tools of the Trade | January 7, 2021ETC has released a new video in its Eos Family Video Learning Series on the Color Path in the Eos consoles. The Color Path determines how the console deals with color fades between cues. By default, color fades happen in the native space of the fixture. If you want a fade that resembles a fade […] Read More...
  • Hot Holder: Audio Soldering Aid

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 6, 2021The Hot Holder is a revolutionary new soldering aid that is more useful than those “helping hands” alligator-clip parts holders that have been previously been one of the few choices for close work like soldering. Described as a “game-changer” for those of us that still create or repair audio/music gear things with soldering irons, The […] Read More...
  • The Next Chapter for Lightwright LLC

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | January 4, 2021John McKernon and Sam Molitoriss of Lightwright LLC are excited to announce that today is the opening of their new web site at Lightwright.com. The site is an easy-to-use sales and support portal with an extensive knowledge base and a photo collage showcasing productions from around the world that use Lightwright®. Read More...
  • Magmatic: PRISMA PAR 20 Luminaire

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 30, 2020New from the Magmatic division of Elation Professional, is the PRISMA PAR 20™, an exterior IP65 rated UV wash PAR luminaire that produces 365nm peak true UV output with zero visible light. Features include a 20 degree narrow beam angle, a user-friendly digital 2.5 inch LCD touch screen control panel, intuitive DMX-512 and RDM control, […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: Safety Wire Pliers

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 26, 2020Here’s a short video from Adam Savage’s Tested YouTube channel on a tool that many in theater may not know about, but could possibly be a very useful one for many in technical theater, especially for mousing wires on turnbuckles, shackles, and other places you don’t want a fastener to come loose. The tool was […] Read More...
  • City Theatrical: QolorFLEX Dimmers for LED Tape Installations

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 23, 2020City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX® Dimmers pair perfectly with QolorFLEX LED Tape products and are RDM capable. All QolorFLEX Dimmer models, either wired or those that use wireless DMX/RDM, deliver ultra-smooth, flicker-free PWM dimming. They are available in two, three, four, five, and twenty-four channel models. Read More...
  • GLP: Streamer Videoconferencing Luminaire

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 18, 2020Responding to the current trend for streaming and videoconferencing, necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic and social lockdown, GLP has designed Streamer. This is a small, versatile LED light source whose sole purpose is to present hosts, interviewees, and collaborators in professional, studio type lighting with the ability to be fully remote controlled by a lighting […] Read More...
  • Lex Products: Modular Tee (Mod-T) Power Distribution System

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 16, 2020With the introduction of the Modular Tee™ (Mod-T™) Lex Products has produced the means of creating infinitely configurable, three-phase portable power distribution systems. Taking advantage of a NEMA L21-20 inlet and feed-thru layout, the cETLus Listed Mod-T allows an 18” pigtail to be energized by any of the one or two available three phases as they […] Read More...
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