In Miami

Electro-Voice delivers sound systems at Hard Rock Stadium

Hard Rock Stadium is owned by, and home to, the NFL Miami Dolphins. It also hosts University of Miami football and major entertainment events throughout the year. As part of a three-year, facility-wide renovation, the re-named facility now boasts a massively upgraded sound system by Electro-Voice.
With the stadium’s addition of a roof and massive video displays, crowd noise levels are substantially higher than the original open-air design, making even coverage critical, both in terms of SPL and frequency response. In addition to the primary task of improving the fan experience through better audio, the sound system is also used for mass notification of life safety information.

The Dolphins selected Diversified Systems to design and integrate the system, charging them with the task of overcoming increased levels due to roof reflections while delivering both vocal intelligibility and musical fidelity.
Drawing from all parts of the diverse yet sonically matched Electro-Voice loudspeaker portfolio, the installation delivers concert-quality sound via 186 XLCi-127DVX line array elements, weatherized and integrated into custom-engineered frames to withstand extreme storm and wind conditions.

These are augmented by EVF-1122S front-loaded loudspeakers and EVH-1152D long-throw loudspeakers to cover hard-to-reach zones like corner seating areas. In addition, 48 dual 18-inch subwoofers, custom designed for the project, add an exciting bass element that was absent in the stadium’s previous system.
An ongoing installation challenge was the management of the installation across the renovation’s phased construction timeline, requiring ongoing support of the legacy sound system while the new Electro-Voice system was being installed, tuned, tested, and deployed.
To ensure even coverage throughout all seating areas, EASE modeling and intelligibility plots were critical tools in selecting the appropriate loudspeakers and their placement. Two Electro-Voice NetMax N8000 digital matrix controllers allowed the integration team to apply FIR filtering to optimize loudspeakers as needed and appropriate.

In addition to the primary task of improving the fan experience through better audio, the sound system is also used for mass notification of life safety information. Electro-Voice ceiling and surface-mount loudspeakers ensure smooth, continuous coverage in luxury suites, concourses, restrooms, offices, and all public areas throughout the stadium. This task required approximately 1800 ZX1i indoor/outdoor loudspeakers and over 1000 EVID ceiling-mounted designs selected from EV’s wide range of options.

The Dolphins team are pleased to report that the system has exceeded their performance expectations while meeting budget and timing requirements. The system is at its best when the stadium is full, enhancing the fan experience with clear, effortless coverage, and rising to the occasion to amplify crowd energy in big moments.
Whether deployed for sporting events or major concert events, Hard Rock Stadium offers a winning combination of full-range fidelity, comprehensive coverage, and high intelligibility that plays a key role in transforming the venue into global entertainment destination for large-scale events.

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The German rap group Beginner on tour with GLP

Just in time to celebrate their 25th anniversary, and after six years of stage absence, German rap group Beginner are back. Eizi Eiz, Denyo and DJ Mad sound as fresh as ever with their brand new album, Advanced Chemistry.

Their fans had to wait a long time for a new album, after it had been speculated over and over when the new release from this Hamburg trio would actually be available. The first signs suggested 2010, then 2011 and finally 2012 — but still the fans had to wait a further four years for the release.
But the wait was well worth it, and with the arrival of the album in August 2016, the tour dates were also announced. The first leg of 14 dates toured Germany in November and December and from March 2017 onwards, a further 16 dates have been scheduled, with box offices reporting almost sold out venues already.

Bertil Mark is responsible for the lighting design on this tour. He has dipped extensively into GLP’s portfolio — in particular the new GT-1 hybrid lamp, of which 70 fixtures alone have been used. “I like the feel and punch of these multi-fixtures. I was traveling with Rammstein for the first time in the summer with these lamps and their flexibility convinced me immediately. It’s no problem at all to produce either tight, rich beams or nice mid-air effects,” says Bertil Mark about the impression GT-1, with its impressive continuous zoom ratio of 2.5 to 55 degrees.

In addition to taking advantage of the 440 watt Osram Sirius HRI discharge lamp, Bertil Mark is also setting the standard in his use of GLP’s LED models from the impression series during this tour. The fixture count shows 56 impression X4 Bar 20 and 24 impression X4, both of which have long been a part of Mark’s portfolio on different designs. “The Impression X4 Bars I have used for quite some time, but I am always fascinated by the effects that are possible,” he says.
For Beginner, the Bars are used in different locations — on the stage edge in the rig, and in Diamond-shaped design elements directly above the artists. I think it is nice to be able to make interesting light angles,” says the designer in explaining his idea. A total of 24 impression X4, each containing 19 RGBW LEDs and a 7-50 ° zoom, have been tripod-mounted by Bertil Mark on the sides of the stage. These provide color and movement throughout the set.

More informations on the GLP website


Nexo realeases NeMo 2.0 System Management Software for Mac

Nexo is releasing a new version of its acclaimed NeMo system management software, making it available for the first time on the macOS platform and introducing premium features and functionality that will transform operational control of Nexo systems.
First among these are the powerful advances in remote control and monitoring of Nexo NXAMP controller-amplifiers, accessed direct from a Mac laptop which can now be plugged into the NXAMP.

Users can monitor the electronic parameters of amplifiers over a wireless network, in real or past-time, and store the data as a log. It also makes it easier to exploit advanced sensing functions in the NXAMP which help protect loudspeaker cabinets.

An offline mode is now available (in the macOS version). The user can create offline devices, edit their settings and later match them to online devices, using a device identification feature. Using custom control panels, users can create interfaces which offer an extraordinary level of control, described by Nexo Sales Manager Gareth Collyer as “a complete game-changer for the use of NXAMPs.”

The DTD remote control compression page on a mac.

NeMo version 2.0 now embraces Nexo’s new DTD Controller, allowing the remote-control of one or several DTDs simultaneously, including preset, patch, EQ, compressor, gain and delay editing, as well as level monitoring.
First launched on the IOS platform in 2013, this new version of NeMo sees every feature now replicated for macOS, so that users have the choice of going wired or wireless.
NeMo version 2.0 brings a lot more to the party, such as zones, alert emailing, automatic update of preset libraries, EQ library, as well as improved performance and stability.

The log page as shown on a iPad Pro.

Nexo’s primary distribution, rental and installation partner in the UK, Orbital Sound, has given an enthusiastic thumbs-up to the new release. According to MD Chris Headlam, “the speed and responsiveness of the application when working online is very impressive, as is its sheer power and ease-of-use.
This NeMo release has a beautifully-crafted Mac and iPad look and feel that can be used concurrently on 3 devices seamlessly.” Orbital’s Sales Director Andy Simmons added that,” to all our questions, the answer was yes. Everything has been carefully thought through by the designer – it is the complete package.”

An iPhone 7 remote control page of a DTD.

Nexo NeMo version 2.0 is available from the Mac App Store® with the link here.

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ETC lighting solution for the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

Situated at the University of Manchester’s campus, the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama recently underwent a significant refit, including the installation of a control desk, LED luminaires and power controls from ETC, all supplied and installed by Stage Electrics.

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

An important arts venue for north-west England, the Martin Harris Centre offers students a fantastic space in which to study and perform, as well as hosting many professional musicians, performers and prize-winning authors. It provides an excellent space for contemporary and classic theatre, music and comedy events, and holds a reading series that has in the past featured such literary luminaries as Martin Amis, Will Self, John Banville and Clive James.
The project, which was made possible due to significant funding from the Faculty of Humanities, is part of a campus-wide initiative that supports the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability and saw a complete overhaul of the lighting in the venue’s Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and John Thaw Studio Theatre.

Martin Harris Centre Exterior

Longstanding supplier to the University, Stage Electrics was appointed to design, specify and install a complete lighting system for the two multipurpose facilities. Karl Spencer, the venue’s technical services manager, worked closely with Stage Electrics’ Rob Beamer and Karl Formstone to ensure the right solution was selected and installed.
“Energy efficiency was a driving factor in this project, but there were other points to consider too, like flexibility,” says Rob Beamer.
“The venue hosts a lot of classical concerts where maximum light levels are critical, whereas colour rendering and colour mixing capability is important for lighting dramatic performances, for example. For power controls, space was at a premium, so we had to bear that in mind too.”

The comprehensive solution, specified following extensive demonstrations between Stage Electrics and the University, includes an Ion® console with two fader wings; a Unison Paradigm® power control system; Sensor® dimmers with ThruPower modules; and an array of ColorSource® PAR, Source Four® LED Series 2 Lustr® and Daylight HD fixtures and a comprehensive state-of-the-art house lighting system from GDS.

John Thaw Studio Theatre

Rob Beamer adds: “We put a lot of time into getting it right. The challenge was to deliver a versatile, energy-efficient lighting solution to maximise the experience for both performer and audience, without compromising on quality. And I think we have succeeded.”
Karl Spencer, the Martin Harris Centre’s technical services manager said, “As part of this extensive lighting project, our spaces have been converted to energy-efficient LED, for both lighting performances and house lighting. The end result is excellent and our performers and audiences alike are already enjoying the improved lighting. The installation offers us a flexible, efficient and sustainable lighting solution which underpins the University’s environmental sustainability strategy.”

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L-Acoustics Launches Its First Avnu-certified Systems

L-Acoustics announces that the LA12X amplified controller is the first L-Acoustics product to receive Avnu certification, the LA4X will also receive certification in the coming weeks.
A member of the Avnu Alliance since 2015, L-Acoustics has committed its development resources to open standard AVB technology, which streamlines network infrastructure by combining audio signal transmission with system control and monitoring.

The Avnu-certified LA12X and LA4X amplified controllers include built-in AVB bridge functionality, reducing the need for additional costly networking equipment and facilitating set-up and interoperability of systems. Together, they are the first Avnu-certified amplified controllers to be launched with both Bridge and Listener technology. To accompany LA12X and LA4X, LA Network Manager software is also updated with an AVB controller, which eases connection with other systems and integrates seamlessly via an easy and natural user interface.
“We’re proud to be the first manufacturer to provide a combined AVB bridge and listener capacity with our flagship amplified controllers,” said Genio Kronauer, director of electronics at L-Acoustics. “Enabled by our membership in Avnu Alliance, we have implemented AVB technology and certified it for interoperability and compliance, which ensures our products are future-proof and increases the value of our partners’ investments in L-Acoustics systems. By participating in an open community like Avnu, we also have a voice in the advancement of the technologies for our industry.”
The amplified controllers with new AVB-enabled firmware are currently in a pilot phase with select L-Acoustics partners and will be rolled out widely this spring. All LA4X amplified controllers manufactured since June 2015 and all LA12X ship AVB-ready, which means that L-Acoustics partners will benefit from AVB via a simple firmware update. LA4X manufactured before June 2015 will require an updated DSP card, available through L-Acoustics’ service team.

“We are excited to have L-Acoustics products join the Avnu-certified ecosystem,” said Avnu Alliance President, Gary Stuebing. “Avnu certification ensures a combination of features and ease of use that will offer tremendous benefits to integrators who want to easily integrate powerful, cost-effective networked audio solutions.”


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GLP will launch a true hybrid strobe JCD1

GLP will be lighting up its largest Frankfurt booth ever (#4.0, G20), incorporating a new version of the inspired lightshow designed by Los Angeles-based designer, Matt Shimamoto (Volt Lites) which has so impressed visitors to America’s premier LDI Show in recent years. At the same time GLP will be launching the much-anticipated JDC1, a true hybrid LED strobe.

Meanwhile, away from the booth at the adjacent Festhalle, over 770 GLP fixtures are being designed into the lighting rig by one of Germany’s most distinguished production designers, Jerry Appelt, for this year’s prestigious LEA (Live Entertainment) Awards. This will include both the GT-1 and JDC1 hybrids, as well as the full family of X4 products.

Le stroboscope JDC1

The powerful JDC1 has been designed to deliver unprecedented versatility. The fixture contains a traditional single tube element with an incredibly clear, bright white output; this combines with a surrounding full face of RGB LED power, utilizing 1,440 high quality LED’s.
The possibilities are endless as these two elements have independent control and can be used as separate pieces, or combined for stunning effects.
In addition to working as a powerful strobe light, both the tube and the full face sections can be run continuously for high output blinder and wash light effects, which never reduce output or have thermal cut-outs.

GLP Atom X4 free connect

X4 atom Free Connect
Also on show will be new Free Connect unit for the X4 atom, giving users the freedom to use individual Atom heads in any location.
Completely free of wires, the Free Connect contains a rechargeable battery and inbuilt Lumen Radio CRMX wireless DMX control, all packed into a smart housing that features an IP65 rating, matching the X4 Atom head.
It features an 8-hour running time while an on-board menu allows users to customize the operation of each Atom and the ability to store a DMX snapshot for playback without a controller.

For more informations visite GLP website


At the Bright Brussels Festival

“Naked Truth” with 64 G-Spot SGM – creative takeover of a construction site

The creative agency ACTLD of light and visual design based in Brussels, imagined a light & sound show in an unusual place – a construction site on the banks of the canal in Brussels.
During four evenings of “Bright Brussels Festival” and far from the sites and monuments well known to the general public, ACTLD’s designers were able to offer a new creation and a memorable experience to nearly 30,000 visitors.

Copyrights: © 2017 ACTLD – photo by Leslie Artamonow –

“Naked Truth” is a full-scale light & sound show that dresses up places with a poetic and contemporary atmosphere. The light effects, the special effects and the music are in perfect harmony with the industrial spirit of the site. Placed on a water-flooded ground and accompanied by lighting, a matrix of 64 automatic projectors (64 G-SPOT’s) reaches the sky, is reflected in the water and artificial fog, changing the perception of space and offering a new experience to the spectators.

Copyrights: © 2017 ACTLD – photo by Leslie Artamonow –

This surprising creative proposal aims not only to beautify the space and to captivate the spectator’s attention, but most of all to arouse in him a real emotion.
Giving its full attention to the spectator’s authentic experience, the team combines its know-how in lighting, architecture and entertainment by regularly integrating new technologies into its services.
This avant-garde dynamic installation leaves open the interpretation of its history through which the spectator rediscovers the artistic possibilities of an urban space often neglected.

Copyrights: © 2017 ACTLD – photo by Leslie Artamonow –

In the future, ACTLD plans to explore this creative approach of developing and producing tailor-made installations, shows or temporary multimedia projects to rehabilitate urban spaces and transform them into timeless destinations.

In the fields of architecture and events, ACTLD works on local projects (“Grand Place”, “Brussels-Central Railway Station”, “Bilzen Mysteries”, “Friendly takeover” exhibition at Mima) as well as on large scale creative endeavors abroad (“Tree of Life” at the Expo 2015 in Milan, “City Walk” in Dubai, “Lumière Intemporelle” show in Strasbourg, “Timeless Elegance” illuminations in London” or “Cinéscénie” at the Puy du Fou theme park and several commercial centers).

Copyrights: © 2017 ACTLD – photo by Leslie Artamonow –


  • Creation & production: ACT Lighting Design (ACTLD)
  • Koert Vermeulen – Principal Designer, ACTLD
  • Luc de Climmer – Senior Lighting Designer, ACTLD
  • Original soundtrack: Musicom
  • Technics: ASP Group
  • Special effects: Magic Mist & FX3

More informations on SGM Website


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ETC scales new heights with introduction of Prodigy P2 hoist

ETC is kicking off a new era in upper stage machinery with the introduction of the P2 hoist. Offering quick installation, easy operation and affordable system expansion, P2 – the newest hoist in ETC’s Prodigy® family – can go where other rigging systems can’t.
The compact, 130-kilogram* (*Powerhead only) P2 fixed-speed hoist has a 300-kilogram load capacity and can be used as a complete system by itself, or it can be combined with larger hoists in a hybrid system. Using five millimetre lift wire rope, it offers 15 metres of travel with up to eight lift lines. ETC’s QuickTouch® and Foundation® families of rigging controllers are feature rich, yet intuitive and uncomplicated, and work seamlessly with P2, and all of the hoist solutions from ETC Rigging.

The revolutionary features and capabilities that set ETC’s rigging products apart from others are at work in P2. The P2 hoist can be installed with or without ETC’s unique compression tube, is engineered to fit into the smallest spaces without adding lateral loads to buildings, so venues that aren’t able to use other larger hoists will finally be able to access automated rigging.
Additionally, loft blocks can be positioned independent of the building’s structural mounting points, and allows users to support the attached load in a manner best fitting the load, instead of the building. Safety is at the heart of P2, which includes load cell, and slack line detection. It also has a self-locking worm-gear system to prevent accidents. P2’s control electronics are built into the hoist, and incorporate hard-wired deadman and E-stop circuits.
Thanks to its advanced features and design, P2 is easier to install and commission than most other hoists on the market. “It takes very little time to get P2 in place,” says ETC Rigging Product Manager Nils Becker. “A pair of technicians could install six fully-commissioned hoists in a single day. That saves venues on installation costs, and results in less disruption to a production or event schedule.”

Adding additional hoists to a P2 system or upgrading existing hoists is also a simple process. “Rigging systems from other manufacturers often require significant control and wiring changes to add hoists, but ETC systems don’t,” explains European Rigging Sales Manager Enrico Nobile. “The faster installation and compatibility of our system components results in cost savings for our customers.”

For more information about P2 and all ETC Rigging systems, visit ETC website


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Claypaky new products: Axcor Profile 900 & K-Eye HCR

Claypaky Axcor Profile 900

With the Axcor Profile 900, Claypaky has launched a new course in its design research: it is the first Claypaky spotlight to use a LED light source, instead of a traditional discharge lamp.
Claypaky has chosen to use a white LED engine with high luminous efficiency, total power of 900 watts and luminous flux of 24,000 lumen output, and couple it with a system of dichroic filters to create the colors.

Thanks to its considerable light output, the Claypaky Axcor Profile 900 goes straight in at the top of its category and features the best in modern technology in every parameter: the characteristics of the white and colored light it produces, its ability to form perfectly sharp projections, and the precision micro-mechanics of its exclusive beam shaping system.

After the B-EYE, which revolutionized the world of LED wash lights with its extraordinary effects, Claypaky has now launched the K-EYE HCR, a LED wash light which provides total control over the quality of all forms of white or colored light.
The new HCR technology used in the K-EYE is an exclusive electronic platform developed by Claypaky in conjunction with Osram to meet the needs of lighting designers all over the world who were not fully satisfied with the performance of LED devices in comparison with traditional lamps, in particular because of their incomplete color range, poor color rendering index and lack of consistency. All these limitations have been overcome in the K-EYE HCR, and it is finally possible to produce every color, every nuance and every shade with satisfactory quality.

Claypaky K-Eye HCR

The heart of the K-EYE HCR wash light is a LED light source consisting of a module with six chips, each for a different color: besides the three “classic” basic red, green and blue colors, Claypaky has added amber, cyan and lime. This exclusive Claypaky device provides a very wide color range with excellent color spectrum coverage.
Clay Paky : Hall 3.0 – Booth D45 and More informations on the Claypaky web site


Robe Launches pixelPATT a retro Fixture with Leds RGBW

Robe has launched the pixelPATT … a brand new LED fixture to extend and complement its popular PATT range of retro styled fixtures … It is composed of 7 x 30W RGBW LED multi-chips – one in the centre surrounded by a ring of six – housed in a super-slim and lightweight brushed metal frame. Aesthetically it keeps the dimensions and attractive curvature of the PATT 2013 and the picklePATT, and this will also make it desirable for its physical appearance as well as for a lightsource.

With individual control of each pixel and therefore full pixel-mapping capabilities it’s seriously versatile and each pixel has a 200mm aluminium parabolic reflector to maintain continuity with the PATT aesthetic.
Strong in output, it can be smoothly dimmed between 0 and 100 per cent via the high resolution electronic dimmer and has an excellent array of CT whites ranging from a glowing 2.700K to a crisp 8.000K, plus a virtual colour wheel pre-set with 66 LEE colours.

ROBE pixelPATT preview from ROBE lighting on Vimeo.

pixelPATT also has some pre-programmed pixel effects featuring colour, dimming and strobing chases, waves and pulses with variable speed and direction. More useful features include an electronic shutter and variable-speed strobe with up to 20 flashes per second.
The fixture is controlled via the external PATTDriver which has an easy-to-read high brightness LCD display for fast DMX addressing and fixture set-up. The driver is equipped with an embedded Ethernet switch for the easy daisy-chaining of pixelPATTs by using Kling-Net and ArtNet network protocols allowing video pixel mapping and making it extremely flexible for programing. CRMX from Lumen Radio – is a further option.

20 pixelPATT ont été vus pour la première fois à la cérémonie des TPI Awards. © Louise Stickland

The pixelPATT will bring dynamics and sparkle to any and all lighting applications
It can be ensconced into sets or used as a prop, looking equally good as a heavy metal ‘wall of death’ or as fabulous eye-candy for a band or solo artist. It will be perfect for TV productions, video, film and photo shoots, theatre sets, fashion shows, or any type of event from awards shows to brand activations … it will also look awesome in clubbing and dance scenarios!

More information on the Robe website


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New L-Acoustics P1 Audio Processor

The L-Acoustics Prolight + Sound booth C11 in Hall 3.1 will welcome visitors at the Frankfurt Messe from April 4th through 7th. In addition to the traditional PL+S meet and greet, the booth will be the location of a series of daily presentations of the latest L-Acoustics technologies.
L-Acoustics will unveil details of the P1, a networked digital audio processor during twice daily presentations.

The P1. Please, guess thanks to the screens and knobs what this nice tool can do…

In addition, L-Acoustics will hold twice-daily presentations of the new Syva segment source. Syva is an outstanding choice for corporate events, fashion and trade shows, as well as for sound reinforcement in amphitheaters and performing arts centers.

Un ensemble Syva, la tête équipée de 6 transducteurs de 5’’ et de 3 moteurs 1,75’’ posée sur un renfort de grave Syva Low embarquant les deux mêmes 12’’ que K2 ! A droite un Syva Sub, avec un 12’’ tiré du 18’’ équipant KS28.

The modern, sleek design makes it an attractive option for houses of worship as well as intimate settings such as home cinemas or lounge bars. Syva is expected to ship to first clients in June this year.
If you can read French, click here for an in depth presentation of Syva and here for a report on the very first Louis Vuitton fashion show hosted by The Louvre and featuring 22 Syva enclosures.
Visitors will also have the chance to attend one of the daily presentations of the workflow and the control tools for the company’s L-ISA immersive sound solutions. L-ISA solutions offer a full multichannel sound design for live applications as well as for playback in home, marine and public environments. L-ISA’s hyper-realistic localization capabilities ensure that audio channels are aligned with visual cues, thereby delivering compelling and industry-leading natural sound.

The full calendar of presentations on L-Acoustics booth C11, Hall 3.1:

The L-ISA Touring system of the French singer Renaud

More on the L-Acoustics website


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Robert Juliat comes to Frankfurt in full force with 2 new powerful LED Followspots

It’s been a number of years since Robert Juliat brought the full force of its followspots to a tradeshow, but Prolight + Sound 2017 will see these specialists showcase an army of their followspots, old and new, that have secured its place in the industry for many decades.
Meet Oz and Alice, the newest additions to the RJ followspot family.
This dynamic pair feature a powerful 600W cool white LED source and the same high-quality functions and characteristics offered by the Robert Juliat classic Compact range.

Oz et Alice, les deux puissantes poursuites à led présentées en avant première à Francfort.

Un design différent pour la partie lanterne des nouvelles poursuites à led.

Long-and short-throw models respectively, Oz and Alice are the first LED professional followspots to deliver a high output comparable with that of 1200W discharge followspots. Their compact dimensions and silent operation are coupled with the benefits of no heat, smooth electronic dimming – locally or remotely via DMX – and no lamp-change for less maintenance.
A digital display, RJ45 connector and USB port are just some of the convenient features that come as standard. From small sources comes great power, and Oz and Alice are set to extend Robert Juliat’s LED capabilities into full size theatres and large venues.

Robert Juliat’s ZEP Fresnel 360LF series and ZEP profile 660SX series will also see an extension to its family as a brand new, variable white version will be presented to the public. The new source exhibits the same bright output as its siblings with a perfect evenness of beam and no hotspots. Ready to ship with immediate effect, the variable white models complement the warm white and cool white versions that have had such success since their launch.
The Dalis family will be on display with Dalis 862 Footlight and the award-winning Dalis 860 Cyclorama light presented alongside the newest additions to the family, Dalis 861 Washlight and Dalis 862S mini-Footlight.
Making its official appearance after its preview at Prolight + Sound 2016, Dalis 861 Washlight takes the same technology as the original Dalis Cyclight and reconfigures it into a rectangular format with 24 asymmetrical micro-reflectors and 8 LED emitters (6 colours and a warm and a cool white) arranged in four rows.

Robert Juliat Dalis 862

Dalis 861 Washlight shares the same qualities of control, colour mixing, coverage and silent operation as both Dalis Cyclight and Footlight. Its extremely wide beam and perfectly even coverage makes it an ideal solution for side lighting and the perfect wash complement to the Dalis range. Also new for Prolight + Sound, Robert Juliat will introduce Dalis 862S, a new variant of its award-winning Dalis 862 Footlight.

At 50cm in length, Dalis 862S is a shortened version of the original 1m model with all the qualities and functionality of the full size version. Dalis 862S has been created at the request of lighting designers who need precise footlight coverage on curved and non-standard shaped stages where its smaller form factor can be a big advantage in delineating stage edges to perfection.

Pour découvrir SpotMe, rendez-vous sur le stand Robert Juliat dès l’ouverture du salon.

Last but not least, in one of the most exciting revelations on the stand, Robert Juliat will unveil SpotMe, an advanced solution for their Compact and Grand ranges of followspots, which is designed to shine the light on performers in a smart, progressive way.
To discover more, rendez-vous on the Robert Juliat stand in the Lightpower area in Hall 3.0 Stand C42.

For more information on Robert Juliat’s full range of followspots and other lighting fixtures, visit Robert Juliat Website


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Powersoft puts focus on training on Armonia

Powersoft is furthering its commitment to providing training for users of its industry-leading amplification technology with a series of three daily sessions at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt, that will focus on the latest implementations within the upcoming release of Armonía Pro Audio Suite.
A particular highlight of this session will be the introduction of the new Powersoft Interactive Tuning, an innovative feature that will improve the process of measuring and aligning a sound system.

Luigi Chelli

“The concept of measuring and tuning a sound system has now been changed,” states Powersoft’s System Engineer Manager Luigi Chelli. “There will be no more tiring Pink Noise listening sessions and no more complex multi-microphone setups. ‘Measure once and tune quietly’ is the key concept.
“We hope our customers will pick up a lot of tips and tricks to create their own virtual anechoic measurement spaces,” continues Luigi. “We aim to continuously provide powerful solutions that help audio professionals improve and ease their job to a significant extent.”

The Magnitude and Phase page of Armonia

Remo Orsoni

Led by the company’s experienced system engineers, Remo Orsoni, together with Luigi Chelli, the first daily session will take place at 11.00am, followed by further sessions at 13.00pm and 15.00pm.
These sessions will be hosted daily at the Powersoft booth (#3.1, C41) and will also include tutorials on Rational Acoustics Smaart® remote connection setup, and Loudspeaker analysis and real-life tuning with multi-way interactive simulated response.
To sign up please pass by the Powersoft booth or to guarantee reserving your seats email: [email protected], stating name, family name, time and day you would like to attend the sessions.

Training sessions schedule: 

  • Latest software and firmware development for Touring and Installation amplifiers
  • Interactive Tuning plugin overview
  • Rational Acoustics Smaart® remote connection setup
  • Loudspeaker analysis and real-life tuning with multi-way interactive simulated response
  • Tips and tricks to create your own virtual anechoic measurement space

For further information


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Clair Brothers at PL+S with 5 new Products

Clair Brothers is about to rock your world with several unique design innovations at Prolight + Sound 2017 Booth 3.1, E37. Following the evolution and success Clair Brothers started with the C15 large format line array cabinet, the company is excited to officially announce the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products; products featuring the next evolutionary step in new mid/high technology. If you’re an installation consultant, this is a dream coming true: The C12 and C8 are available with Clair True Fit Technology horizontal waveguides custom tailored for any specific venue!

How is this done? Clair Brothers works with architects and consultants to define speaker positions and coverage requirements within a facility, taking into account all spatial characteristics and any acoustical challenges. Clair engineers then employ proprietary 3D design methods and use progressive azimuth technology to geometrically optimize a waveguide designed exactly to that room’s requirements.
The custom waveguide is precision-machined using Baltic birch plywood – a key ingredient in all Clair Brothers products; the result is a totally unique C12 or C8 loudspeaker array that naturally provides smooth, even coverage. True Fit Technology achieves maximum coverage for audience areas and minimizes architectural reflection and anomalies in both, modern or classic buildings.

The C15, C12 and C8 big brother. No images are available of the new models.

The C12 and C8 also feature a new transducer technology that offers two solid benefits. One is significant weight reduction, the other a reduction in amplifier channel requirements. Good news: These new features come with zero technical trade-offs. In fact, these features enhance the ability for the line array to be digitally beam-steered in the vertical plane with F.I.R. processing.
The C12, a double 12-inch format line array, and the C8, a double 8-inch line array, share the benefit that both can be ordered with a variety of horizontal waveguide patterns. Standard factory waveguides will be 90º and 120º, but a range of waveguides between 60º and 140º are also available. “We’re continuing the trend of a growing portfolio loaded with strong high-performance products following last year’s debut of so many others,” confirms Josh Sadd, vice president and chief engineer for Clair Brothers.

One more for the Clair Brothers One Series

Le 1.5AM+, 15’’ coaxial wedge, sporting a 1600 + 1600 Watt Powersoft amplifier and DSP

The highly successful line of One Series 12-and 15-inch coaxial stage monitors raised the bar with the introduction of the powered monitor with the 1AM+, the amplified sister of the 1AM monitor.
At PL+S this year, Clair Brothers is at it again. Witness the launch of the newest addition to the One Series line – The 1.5AM+ – the active (self-powered) version of the 1.5AM monitor.

Says Sadd, “It features a similar amplifier module to the 1AM+ made for Clair by Powersoft. And like the 1AM+, the 1.5AM+ allows the user to power a passive 1.5AM with a slave output. Just connect it by cable to a non-powered 1.5AM and power the pair. Very unique!”

The P.A. that’s stacked in your favour
If you’ve ever fantasized about a stackable point source PA that is equally at home in portable and installed applications, Clair Brothers has you covered. Offering its advanced coaxial technology, similar to that found in the One Series stage monitors, Clair Brothers is proud to introduce a point source package called the S2-System. The S2-CX is a 15-inch coax containing a 15-inch speaker and 1.5AM horn. The S2-Sub is a 21-inch format available powered or non-powered with a high power Powersoft amp module.

All products are available for purchase. More informations on the website Clair Brothers


Preview Prolight+Sound 2017

Adamson launches the S10n and the IS Series at Prolight+Sound

Adamson IS7

Building on the international success of its heralded S-SERIES, Adamson Systems Engineering will add the S10n line array cabinet to its offerings and introduce the integration-focused IS-SERIES family of loudspeakers at Prolight + Sound 2017, Hall 3.1 Booth B60.

The S10n is a narrow-dispersion version of the widely adopted S10 two-way, full-range line array cabinet. Boasting otherwise identical specs to the S10, the S10n delivers an 80° x 10° (H x V) dispersion pattern for applications with tighter horizontal coverage requirements.

The S10n, Exactly the same as the S10 but the dispersion pattern 30° tighter without any SPL gain but a better throw.

“S10n emphasizes Adamson’s commitment to the touring market,” comments Marc Weber, Director of Product and Brand Management, Adamson Systems Engineering.
“Based on requests from our strong clientele of touring users, this narrow version of the S10 was developed to increase the long-throw capability of S-SERIES loudspeaker packages and further expand their usability and performance in reflective spaces.”

The IS-SERIES will make its debut with the IS7 and complementing IS118 subwoofer. The IS-SERIES packs Adamson’s sophisticated tour-level technology into sleek, architecturally-friendly boxes with rugged but unobtrusive rigging solutions. As founder and namesake Brock Adamson explains, the IS-SERIES is a natural progression for the rapidly growing company.

The new IS7, an installation line array made on purpose for the installation market. Check the lateral vents of the Controlled Summation Technology

“Adamson has a clear vision for the touring and installation markets,” he says. “Through three years of continuous rapid growth, we have not wavered from our commitment to vertical integration.
By placing our product engineering team in a common environment with industrial machinery and processes, we discover ways to engineer more hard value into product. Our newest segment-focused products are a demonstration of that philosophy, revealing the performance standard that people expect of the brand.”

The IS7 is a two-way, full-range line array cabinet containing two ND7-X5, 7” Neodymium drivers and an NH3, 1.4” exit compression driver. The critically optimized waveguide produces a slightly curved wavefront with a nominal dispersion pattern of 100° x 12.5° (H x V).

Four IS7 showing the unobstrusive rigging solution

The waveguide’s efficiency allows for increased vertical dispersion without sacrificing high frequency presence in the far field while the patent-pending Controlled Summation Technology further eliminates the low-mid lobing normally associated with two-way line source systems.

The IS118, a new sub extremely close to the touring products. 137 db SPL Max versus 138 for the E119.

The companion IS118 subwoofer is loaded with a lightweight, long excursion 18” ND18-S Kevlar Neodymium driver utilizing Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture and a 4” voice coil for exceptional power handling. It is mounted in an ultra-efficient, front-loaded enclosure, designed to reproduce clean, musical low-frequency information.
The IS-SERIES cabinet construction uses marine-grade birch plywood and aircraft-grade steel. The IS7 is equipped with NL4 Connectors and screw terminals while the IS118 has screw terminals available on demand. A plate-and-screw rigging solution is recessed in the interior of the rear rigging fins for easy installation.
The series is available in a standard black and white, with RAL colours available on demand. The IS-SERIES is perfectly suited for a wide range of applications, including performing arts centers, live performance venues, sports venues, conference centers, and houses of worship.
The IS7 and IS118 will begin shipping in late May 2017. The S10n will begin shipping in the summer of 2017.

Visit Adamson at Prolight + Sound 2017, Hall 3.1 Booth B60 from April 4-7, 2017.