High dynamic range HF Digital transmission system

Sennheiser introduces D9000 series

Very expected, the D9000 Sennheiser digital HF transmission system was introduced early september and presented at IBC and the Plasa. One of the main features is to offer two coding modes HD and LR, adapted to various conditions to give the highest audio quality in every environment.

Independence Day Boss in Paris ...

Bruce Springsteen

An evening of fun, an evening of excess and an evening of dreams, this is what Bruce Springsteen gave us on the most wonderful Independence Day France has ever witnessed. With the E-Street Band as tight as ever and the Boss rock-solid despite his 63 years, they managed to throw the breakers at the Palais omnisports de Paris in Bercy four times during the soundcheck! With Avid Venue and 160 L-Acoustics enclosures brought to bear, John “Coop” Cooper as Chief blaster and Soundlightup as a lucky witness, we can now certify that rock and roll is still alive!

Lighting Designer Jeff Ravitz scores a pure Rock’n’Roll moment!

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Paris

To our great delight the Wrecking Ball tour hit Paris Bercy for two days, allowing us to (re)discover a true American rock concert, traditional style, with a setup in which the audience surrounds the stage area and the singer for a total communion, which was an obvious pleasure to watch.

Compact Digital Live Console

Midas Pro 2C

Undisputed and highly respected leader on the high-end analog console market, Midas took its time before tackling the growing sector of digital consoles. After a strategic observation period, the British firm finally unveiled in 2007 the XL8, an uncompromising digital mixing system, carrying over all of the audio qualities of its illustrious predecessors (Heritage, XL4, XL3 etc.) but also some new, innovative and original operating solutions. Unfortunately, due to its size and its elitist price positioning, five years after its release, the XL8 is still an object of unfulfilled fantasy and desire for most sound engineers.

TEST BENCH: WASH LED moving head luminaire

AYRTON “WILDSUN 500S”

There are now three models in the Wildsun 500 moving head wash family of luminaires. The 500C, the first in the range, RGBW with a 11° – 45° zoom and an average white of 4000K has met with true success and has already been adopted in the Dushow and Phase 4 parks, among others, and has also been included in the kit for the Bruce Springsteen tour with Morpheus. There is also the 500S (S for Stage), RGBW, with a tighter 8° to 40° zoom and a cooler white at 6700K to provide extra pep to the beams. It is this model that we have chosen to look at more closely.

Versatile and affordable speakers

YAMAHA DXR series

Based on its expertise in DSP and finite impulse response (FIR) with the ensuing success of its DSR series, YAMAHA hit the nail on the head by launching its DXR range of speakers on the compact sound distribution market. Speakers boasting the same processing technology but offered at an even keener price.

8 gems in the making

The Voice tour 2012

And we thought TV was going to be mad at music forever. Apparently this is not the case and the insolent success of the show The Voice, properly nourished with powdered Star Academy and Nouvelle Star porridge, is the living proof of that. With the help of television magic, eight up-and-coming artists groove this summer throughout France in The Voice Tour 2012, cheered by an audience as young as it is enthusiastic and accompanied by a very solid group, effective lights and five top dogs on sound. SLU attended one of the first dates in Bordeaux.

Moving head

Clay Paky Alpha Spot 800 QWO

It is the new Philips MSR lamp 35R Platinum, 800 W that inspired the Clay Paky R&D department with the specifications of this Alpha Spot 800 QWO, an extremely compact fixture with a very wide zoom range. The goal was to provide the light output of a 1200 W fixture in a smaller 700 W chassis, with high projection quality.

Designed for supplementary coverage in fixed installations

The EVU-1082/95 speaker

In order to meet the demand of the installed sound systems market, Electro-Voice offers a series of specific products under the name “EV-Innovation”. Within this series, four different formats can fulfil almost all the needs of consultants, installers and system integrators.