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Tools of the Trade

  • Robert Juliat: SpotMe now Certified by L-Acoustics for its L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound Technology

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 13, 2020L-Acoustics has announced the release of a significant software update for its L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology that will enable users to monitor the positioning of any tracked object in a 3D view. With L-ISA Controller version 2.0, source parameters—including Pan, Width, Height, Distance, and Elevation—can be mapped and scaled to all certified tracking systems. Read More...
  • L-Acoustics: Releases L-ISA Controller v2.0 Software Update and Announces New Tracking System Partners

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 13, 2020Modulo Kinetic, Stagetracker II, Spot Me and BlackTrax are all now compatible with L-ISA’s latest version for automated and/or manual object tracking Coming into the new year, L-Acoustics reveals the January release of a significant software update for its L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology that will enable users to monitor the positioning of any tracked […] Read More...
  • City Theatrical: DMXcat Boosts Efficiency with new Multi Fixture Feature

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 10, 2020City Theatrical’s DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool now provides expanded functionality with the new Multi Fixture (DMX) feature, which offers lighting professionals an efficient way to turn on and test multiple DMX lighting fixtures simultaneously. DMXcat’s new Multi Fixture feature includes a patch that can be implemented to group and control lighting fixtures together to […] Read More...
  • Pliant® Technologies’ MicroCom M Now Shipping

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 8, 2020MicroCom M, the new cost-effective digital wireless intercom system from Pliant Technologies, is now shipping. MicroCom M, available in 900MHz (where legal) and 2.4GHz frequency bands, offers a dependable communications solution where a small, yet robust intercom system needs to be deployed. MicroCom M provides single channel, full-duplex, multi-user intercom for applications where high-quality audio, […] Read More...
  • Lectrosonics: The DBu-LEMO Bodypack Transmitter

    Stage Directions | Tools of the TradeUncategorized | January 7, 2020Lectrosonics introduces the new DBu-LEMO bodypack transmitter as part of the D Squared product series. The DBu-LEMO is fully compatible with the DSQD digital receiver and features a tuning range of 470 to 608 MHz (614 MHz for export version). The new transmitter includes specially developed, high efficiency circuitry for extended operating time on two […] Read More...
  • L-Acoustics: L-ISA Technology Expands Console Partnership with Yamaha

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 7, 2020New DeskLink natively integrates L-ISA Control capability into flagship Rivage PM7 and PM10 mixing systems As L-ISA technology continues to be adopted by live events and in permanent installations such as Sydney Coliseum, L-Acoustics is pleased to announce the expansion of console partners, adding Yamaha Professional Audio, which has co-developed an L-ISA DeskLink for its […] Read More...
  • Whirlwind: PLMC Motor Controller and SKB Series

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 5, 2020The PLMC-SKB Series from Whirlwind consists of one of its Power Link® PLMC Motor Controller series mounted in a *waterproof SKB series rolling case, which offers the ultimate in portability and weatherproof protection. Read More...
  • PreSonus: StudioLive ARc Mixers

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 2, 2020PreSonus®’ new StudioLive® ARc series combines a multi-channel 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible, USB 2.0 audio interface with an analog mixer front-end, to create a hybrid design that simplifies recording and mixing using a single intuitive console. Featuring newly designed high-headroom analog circuits, along with the company’s high-gain XMAX Class A mic preamps, StudioLive ARc […] Read More...
  • NAMM News: DPA: 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 18, 2019Sound designers and other content creators who want to capture authentic immersive audio for their projects, can now do so with ease thanks to the launch of the new 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone from Danish manufacturer, DPA Microphones. The company will present this new solution during the 2020 NAMM Show (Booth 17910). Read More...
  • Banner Year for HES Products At LDI 2019

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 18, 2019In a joint display with ETC, High End Systems enjoyed record success at the recent LDI exhibition in Las Vegas. HES showed a variety of exciting new products in the 200+ fixture rig, including the SolaHyBeam 3000, TurboRay and SolaPix automated luminaires. Here’s the PLSN TV’s spotlight on the HES TurboRay: {youtube}v=IVmvIOwgl0E{/youtube} Read More...
  • Ultratec Special Effects: Eclipse Low Fog Effects Generator

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 18, 2019Ultratec Special Effects announces the launch of the new Eclipse Low Fog Effects Generator. The Eclipse features the most rugged casing ever developed, making it ideal for long road trips to distant and exotic touring locations. A larger, more powerful 600cfm variable speed fan allows the Eclipse to deliver thick, billowing fog capable of transforming a scene’s ambiance in just moments. Here’s the launch video from Ultratec: {youtube} v=zumbFNWG4ng{/youtube} Read More...
  • POSITAL: Previews the Smallest in the World Multi-Turn Absolute Kit Encoders

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | December 17, 2019Miniaturized device features accuracy, robustness and a zero-maintenance rotation counter – all in a 22 mm diameter package Size matters, and in the world of industrial automation, providing exceptional performance in a highly compact package can be an enormous advantage. With this in mind, encoder manufacturer POSITAL has unveiled a fully functional prototype of their new miniature multi-turn kit encoder for integrated motor feedback. With a diameter of only 22 mm and a height of 23 mm (0.87”/0.9”), the new device is the world’s smallest multi-turn kit. It features a self-powered rotation counter that does away with the need for backup batteries or complex gear systems. Read More...
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