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The Avid Venue S3L-X Compact Live Sound System
The Avid Venue S3L-X Compact Live Sound System
Avid’s new Venue S3L-X compact live sound system builds on the success of the Avid Venue S3L system and is designed to allow engineers to mix and record live shows with power and efficiency, and create new material or mix down live recordings for commercial purposes. The S3L-X compact expands the networking, control, and processing options of its predecessor to meet a range of live performance demands. Customers can reduce complexity and cost by sharing the same I/O across multiple S3L-X Systems, with full automatic gain compensation. With support for 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins, plus the open EUCON and Ethernet AVB network protocols, Avid Venue | S3L-X ensures compatibility with a variety of Avid and third-party products-now and in the future.

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PreSonus Ceres BT-series Bluetooth Speakers
PreSonus Ceres BT-series Bluetooth Speakers
Designed for personal studios and sound designers, PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT and C4.5BT active speakers are designed to deliver professional sound quality that lets you hear your music and design clearly and accurately. The Ceres C3.5BT and C4.5BT feature 3.5-inch and 4.5-inch Kevlar low frequency transducers, respectively. Both models have 1-inch, low-mass, silk-dome tweeters and responsive 25W Class AB amplification per speaker. The Ceres C4.5BT delivers up to 108 dB SPL (maximum continuous), and the C3.5BT supplies up to 105 dB SPL. Frequency response is rated at 70 Hz to 20 kHz for the C4.5BT and 80 Hz to 20 kHz for the C3.5BT.

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Martin Professional’s new M-Series software version 3.4 is now avialableMartin Professional’s new M-Series software version 3.4 includes new features and improvements to make the entire system faster, more accurate, responsive and more efficient. Version 3.4 includes the next phase of MaxNet, a custom designed network protocol that allows full workstation synchronization and can be programmed and played back from any M-Series console or M-PC client on the network. The new software allows the M-Series to scale up to 64 Universes of playback straight from the console without the need of additional processing hardware. sACN protocol is now part of the M-Series and can be used with any compatible sACN devices. Version 3.4 brings the Fixture Swap feature, allowing any fixture to be quickly exchanged for a new one in a single operation.

Read more: Martin Professional Releases M-Series Software Version 3.4

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The Elation Professional EZ Kling Interface
The Elation Professional EZ Kling Interface
Elation Professional’s new EZ Kling interface is an RJ45 to DMX, Kling-Net and ArtNet interface that allows users to pixel map Kling-Net fixtures through the Kling-Net mapper, which is included in ArKaos’s LED Master, Media Master Express and Media Master Pro software. EZ Kling also works via ArtNet, which allows for pixel mapping of any LED pixel-controllable DMX fixture. It provides a simpler and more effective way to create visuals via pixel mapping. It can take any RGB / DMX fixture and let users control it via Kling-Net or ArtNet using the EZ Kling box as a “hub”.  EZ Kling includes a 4-button control panel and LCD menu display, 3-pin DMX In and Out, two RJ45 bilateral CAT5e ports, and a (6) bare wire terminal block for wiring LED pixel tape directly to the unit. Extremely small and light weight, EZ Kling includes a magnet on the back panel for easy mounting on any metal surface and a mini Omega bracket for clamp/truss mounting.

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Eilon Engineering’s new Ron StageMaster (RSM) 6000 G4 Wireless and Wired Shackle Pin load cell
Eilon Engineering’s new Ron StageMaster (RSM) 6000 G4 Wireless and Wired Shackle Pin load cell
Eilon Engineering’s new Ron StageMaster (RSM) 6000 G4 Wireless and Wired Shackle Pin load cell for load monitoring and overload prevention features a new shackle pin design meant for applications where headroom is extremely limited while its wireless capability makes for a quicker installation. The RSM 6000 G4 Shackle Pin load cell includes a 5/8" standard shackle enabling an extremely low headroom loss of only 2.4 inches (61mm), especially important in indoor applications where ceiling height is often an issue. Made of aerospace quality, high-strength alloy steel, the RSM 6000 G4 Shackle Pin load cell, like all Eilon Engineering load cells, is fatigue rated to withstand unlimited load cycles without the risk of failure or damage to the steel. The RSM system features continuous monitoring up to 5000 hours (10,000 hour battery life option), and unlike other systems on the market contains absolutely no standby or sleep modes, which are risky and unacceptable from a safety perspective.

Read more: Eilon Engineering’s New Ron StageMaster 6000 G4 Wireless and Wired Shackle Pin Load Cell

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The JBL Professional EON 206P Portable PA Systems
The JBL Professional EON 206P Portable PA Systems
JBL Professional’s EON 206P Portable PA system is an all-in-one powered system designed to deliver professional performance and ease of use in a variety of applications. The JBL EON 206P features a pair of 6.5-inch passive loudspeakers, each featuring a 6.5-inch woofer and a 1-inch neodymium black nylon dome tweeter, powered by a 160-watt power amp section (80-watts per channel). The EON 206P features a maximum SPL output of 113 dB, with a nominal coverage pattern of 100 x 80 degrees. The EON 206P also features an integrated 6-channel mixer with: two balanced mic/line channels with XLR/quarter-inch combo jacks (CH1 and CH2); two stereo inputs (CH3 and CH4 is RCA and quarter-inch; CH5 and CH6 is a 1/8-inch mini jack).

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GLP Inc./Scenex Lighting’s new hi-res Pixel LED Tape.
GLP Inc./Scenex Lighting’s new hi-res Pixel LED Tape.
The new high-res LED Pixel Tape from GLP Inc.’s Scenex Lighting division offers tighter pixel pitches, including pitches down to 6.9mm. The new high-res LED Pixel Tape comes in such sizes as: 60 LEDs per meter (16.6mm pitch), 72 LEDs/m (13.8mm pitch), and 144 LEDs/m (6.9mm pitch). Each tape is fully flexible for easy integration with set pieces, staging, signage, props and much more. Directly applied silicone coatings give every tape in the range an IP65 protection rating for outdoor use, and for cosmetic integration each tape can be supplied with a white or black PCB backing.

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The Chauvet Professional COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP, a PAR style fixture designed for outdoor use.
The Chauvet Professional COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP, a PAR style fixture designed for outdoor use.
Chauvet Professional’s COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP is a PAR-style fixture designed to light up stages and performers with intense, ultra-vibrant RGBW colors. It uses 14 RGBW 15-watt Quad-Color LEDs to emit up to 8,000 lux at 5 meters, and  is the brightest fixture in the entire COLORado IP family. It is IP66-rated with an M12 Gore valve for assured internal equalization, so it is built to withstand serious onslaughts of wind and precipitation. Even the proprietary power cord and DMX input cable that come included with the unit top the ingress protection scale at IP66. It features a wide-ranging 6°-30° zoom, nine distinct dimming curves, and 16-bit dimming of individual colors plus a master dimmer. It has a color temperature range from 2800-10000K.

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The CARVE360 Cordless Hot Knife from Demand Products allows users to dial in the exact heat setting needed to work with a variety of foam materials.  Just like Demand Products’ Original Hot Knife, the CARVE360 heats up instantly every time. A custom blade adapter is included with the tool, making it easy to use all of Demand Products’ hot knife accessories and blades. Its two Lithium-ion batteries reach full charge in just over an hour, eliminating downtime. Weighing in at just 37oz., the ergonomically designed cordless hot knife is lightweight and comfortable for daily use.

For more information, visit www.demandproducts.com

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Chauvet Well Flex LED light
Chauvet Well Flex LED light
The newest member of Chauvet's “unplugged” Well Series, the Well Flex RGBW Wash fixture is designed for uplighting at events, and uses an internal lithium ion battery that powers four 10-watt Quad-Color LEDs to be able to operate without a power connection. It also comes with a pre-installed W-DMX wireless DMX receiver so that data cables can be eliminated too, for completely cord-free operation. It is IP44 rated. It uses four 10-watt Quad-Color LEDs (red, green, blue, white) to produce vibrant, shadow-free blended colors in a vast palette that ranges from rich jeweltones, to delicate pastels, to variable whites. The Well Flex also offers some brand-new features to the Well Series, including a manually adjustable tilt range of 270°, as well as a detachable mounting bracket, which allows the unit to be used not only on the floor for uplighting, but also to be hung in a variety of locations. Four distinct dimming curves add to the Well Flex's versatility, along with a built-in 12°-18° manually adjustable zoom that lets users adjust its angle to wash a wider surface or a more focused area. Color blending and other functions can be controlled manually or by wireless or standard DMX. The Well Flex offers both simple and complex DMX channel profiles (3-, 4-, 6- or 10-channel) to address a variety of programming needs.

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