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The Zero 88 Chilli Pro Bypass Cabinet
The Zero 88 Chilli Pro Bypass Cabinet
The new Chilli Pro Bypass lighting control cabinet is a professional 24-channel, slim line cabinet that features 24 Eaton bypass switches for use when direct mains power is needed in place of theatrical dimming. Available in both 10A and 16A variants, individual channels can be set for dimming or to deliver mains power for intelligent lights, light-emitting diode (LED) light fittings and other stage specials. Chilli Pro Bypass cabinets save wiring and simplify set up to make it easier to connect lights exactly where they are needed.

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Lycian Stage Lighting’s new 1274 Superstar 1.2 Short followspot brings all the controls favored on its larger sibling the 1275 Superstar, but in a more compact form factor and with a smaller diameter front lens. With its short overall length the 1274 offers a remarkable size to brightness ratio.
As a short throw, optically the 1274 is designed for throws up to well beyond 100 feet/ 35 meters. The Superstar Short is capable of beam widths from head shots to two person circles or greater in much of its optimum operating range. The 1274 top mounted controls include a fader, nichrome iris, and horizontal chopping shutters. A single lever trombone intensifies the beam as the diameter is reduced. An internal self- cancelling 6- color boomerang is included as is a magnetic ballast and folding 3-legged stand.

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A rendering of Staging Concepts new Bravado acoustical shell system
A rendering of Staging Concepts new Bravado acoustical shell system
The new Bravado Acoustical Shell System from Staging Concepts is a portable and lightweight acoustics system designed to blend and reflect sound energy towards audiences in performing arts venues. The state-of-the-art system consists of mobile towers and ceiling panels that align to form a resounding, attractive performance space that will enhance the audience experience. Typically used for band, orchestra or choral performances, Bravado is ideal for medium to large sized theatres. Bravado is constructed with a lightweight aluminum alloy frame and composite honeycomb core reflector panel. The system includes an easy-to-use wheeled mover, making transporting and storing towers a simple and efficient process. The shell is fully customizable giving customers the option to choose from a variety of panels, finishes, light fixtures and configurations.

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The Blizzard Skyline 8-Port, Wireless DMX Splitter
The Blizzard Skyline 8-Port, Wireless DMX Splitter
The Skyline from Blizzard Lighting is an 8-port, rack-mountable DMX splitter with built-in two-way 2.4GHz ISM wireless connectivity. Each of its ports is electronically isolated, with 3-pin DMX outputs. The electronically isolated plugs greatly decrease problems with ground loops and efficiently buffers, while magnifying the DMX signal, making it more accurate and reliable. Each output (located on the front of the unit) features its own separate pair of signal and power LED indicators, and an easy-to-use two-button LCD control panel menu is also located on the front of the unit, making set up an extremely simple operation. The Skyline’s built-in 2.4GHz ISM wireless transceiver can send or receive signal for up to 1000 feet (line-of-sight). It’s all backed by Blizzard's 2-year warranty.

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Screenshots from the Yamaha MG Rec & Play app
Screenshots from the Yamaha MG Rec & Play app
The MG Rec & Play iPhone/iPad app from Yamaha allows MG Series XU Mixers to provide high quality recording and playback via an attractive, easy-to-use interface.  The MG Series is a comprehensive lineup of mixing consoles ranging from compact models ideal for music production and sub-mixing applications to more versatile models capable of handling live sound reinforcement for medium scale events. The third-generation MG Series released earlier this year offers notable improvements in sound quality, design, operability and durability, as well as several impressive new functions. The new MG Rec & Play app enables high-quality recording, as well as fast and easy playback of songs and sound effects, by simply connecting an iPhone/iPad to any MG Series XU model via an Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Adapter. This intuitive application can be used for a wide range of purposes, including recording songwriting sessions, band rehearsals and live gigs, or providing background music or sound effects for parties, live concerts and other entertainment events.

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The improved Revolver Machine from Creative Conners provides better engagement between the machine and turntables.
The improved Revolver Machine from Creative Conners provides better engagement between the machine and turntables.
Creative Conners has refined their popular Revolver to provide better engagement between the 8” friction wheel of the machine and the drive ring of any existing turntable, as well as providing easier access for maintenance on the friction wheel.

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The new Martin Professional Jem Hazer Pro
The new Martin Professional Jem Hazer Pro
The Martin Professional Jem Hazer Pro is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, but produces 110% more output. It is built with a lightweight and compact design ideal for theatres and includes advanced pump technology designed to ensure the small-particle haze disperses evenly and continuously with superior optical clarity and reflectivity. It has a 2.5 L fluid capacity that provides 10 hours of operation on full output, a user-friendly on-board control panel with preset functionality, and more. The Jem Hazer Pro features a short warm up time and a low noise output that is capable of producing exceptionally fine atmospheric haze in a short period of time. The hazer also comes standard with an on-board DMX 3-pin and 5-pin connection, a sealed fluid system for easy transportation, and is plug-and-play capable with programmable fast-access keys.

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The Pack Shield Beltpack
The Pack Shield Beltpack
Beltpack IEM’s and wireless transmitters can be expensive. The Pack Shield is as an innovative way to protect beltpacks, while keeping them easy to access and use. The product line includes models molded to fit Sennheiser Evolution EW100, EW300 and IEM EW300; Shure BLX, SLX, and ULX; and the Audio-Technica 3000 and 2000 Series. According to the company, more Pack Shields are slated for future release. 

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The front and back of the ELC Lighting Buddy
The front and back of the ELC Lighting Buddy
ELC Lighting’s Buddy is a 1024 channel, 2-port DMX-Ethernet node compatible with Art-Net, sACN and Shownet and fully supported by ELC Lighting’s dmXLAN software. Along with the ability to set up the DMX ports for complete dynamic merging of different DMX sources, the Buddy can be used as a control fixture for testing and rig start up and RDM support. The device’s two DMX-512 ports can be programmed as input or output. While targeted at the entry level, Buddy has become popular with experienced LDs as well. 

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Nemetschek Vectorworks 2015 is now available.

Nemetschek Vectorworks 2015 is now available.
Nemetschek Vectorworks 2015 is now available.
Nemetschek Vectorworks has released the Vectorworks 2015 version of their design software, including Spotlight and Renderworks. The Vectorworks 2015 software contains more than 100 updates and new features, including the expansion of 64-bit processing throughout the software package, not just Renderworks and advances to the Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM). New features in Vectorworks 2015 Spotlight include: new Spotlight objects that let users create all the variations of the stairs, platforms, and ramps that are commonly used in temporary staging construction, complete with details like edging, legs, bracing, and casters; improvements to existing Spotlight Objects, including the ability to make floor-mounted and horizontally oriented speaker rigs with additional mounting and orientation options in the Speaker Array object; enhanced Video Screen, Blended Screen, Blended Projector, Television, and LED Screen objects; Lighting Position objects now use the position model geometry directly, eliminating the need to create a symbol first and navigate your way back to the symbol to edit the position geometry; users can now display the Lighting Position trim height as a heading in an associated instrument summary; smooth animations to improve the 3D context for view changes; 3D hatching for hidden line rendering; improved support for DXF/DWG-based workflows.

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