Void system to crank it up at ENTECH CONNECT


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Australian distributor, Audio Logistics are getting ready to crank up their ‘Void’ systems for ENTECH CONNECT this July in Melbourne. Audio Logistics will be using the Live Audio Demo Zone, to showcase the newcomer to the Australian marketplace with products from Void Acoustics and the Nexus 6 speakers, all cranked up to let people hear the systems as they are meant to be heard at real-world volumes. Adam Dullens, Managing Director of Audio Logistics, said, “Entech Connect allows us to connect with dealers and prospects in our home city. We are excited about being able to have our products in the Live Audio Demo Zone! The timing of the show is great as it allows us to display all of the new products released at the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt”.
Stephen Dallimore, ENTECH CONNECT Event Manager added, “The Live Audio Demo Zone, will give the audio community the chance to finally hear products in a more realistic setting whilst allowing us to work with the new companies and brands with a more active marketing campaign to promote their offerings to the industry. Keep up to date with the latest news from the Australian Entertainment Technology and Installation industry at the brand new website http://www.entechshow.com.au and also follow Audio Logistics on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/audiologisticsAUS

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New Products: Elation Release LED Profile and Fresnel


New from Elation the DW Fresnel™ and DW Profile™ Dynamic White Light LED

The new DW Fresnel and DW Profile from Elation Professional are excellent choices when variable white light is required in broadcast or theatre environments. Their soft, flicker-free output is easily adjustable from warm white tungsten to cool white daylight, and beam control via zoom and beam framing/shaping make them highly effective directional white light luminaires. Powered by a 250W, 100,000 hour white LED engine, these pro-level products feature low-noise cooling for operation in noise sensitive environments and are optimised to give the finest in variable white light.

DW Fresnel

DW Fresnel

The DW Fresnel features a 19° to 72° manual zoom and is capable of varying colour temperature from 3,200K – 7,000K with a CRI of over 90. Rotating barn doors allow for customised shaping of the beam and a frost filter softens the light further when needed. Although output is up to 8,700 lumens, a thermo-optical cooling system keeps the luminaire cool and virtually silent. Colour temperature and full range dimming can be manually or DMX controlled and maximum power consumption is a low 320W.

 

 

 

 

 

DW Profile

DW Profile

The DW Profile features a 17° to 27° manual zoom and is capable of varying colour temperature from 3,000K – 6,200K. It includes a 4-blade manual framing system that allows for full control of the beam shape and supports B-size glass, metal, or HT transparency glass gobos for custom gobo projections. Strobe and full range dimming is either manual or DMX controllable and a selection of variable dimming curves is provided. Output is up to 8,400 lumens with a maximum power consumption of only 300W.

 

Operation of both the DW Fresnel and DW Profile is easy via a 4-button/3-dial control panel with LCD menu display. A host of features come standard like DMX control, 3 and 5-pin XLR and powerCON in/out connections, and an auto-sensing power supply that allows the fixtures to operate anywhere in the world. Add in the other benefits of LED lighting like greater reliability, lower power consumption and less maintenance and these white light LED fixtures will satisfy even the most discriminating professional.

For more information, contact:

Elation Professional US

6122 S. Eastern Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90040

USA

Tel: (866) 245-6726 (toll free)

Tel: (323) 582-3322

sales@elationlighting.com

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Elation Professional EU

Junostraat 2.

6468 EW Kerkrade

The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)45 546 85 66

info@elationlighting.eu

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Emulation Pro: Elation Lighting Control Software Updated with New Features


Elation Professional’s powerful Emulation DMX lighting control software has been updated with new features and software updates that make programming easier, more effective and more intuitive. Among the new features included in the new Emulation Pro are a Pixel Mapper engine, Timeline Editor, and user-friendly Command Line interface.

Elation Emulation Pro Control Software

Emulation PRO is powerful DMX control software that runs on iOS (MAC), Windows or Linux operating system computers. Designed to control medium to large lighting installations in architectural and live-entertainment situations, it outputs control using Elation’s ART SSC and ART IO solid-state hardware control interfaces and is capable of running up to 20 DMX universes. It supports external trigger devices like UDP, Art-Net, OSC, RS232 and works with Midi Time Code, Smpte Time Code and DMX-in. Emulation Pro software is available for download with a license included in the ART SSC (each ART SSC interface unlocks 2 universes in the Emulation Pro software.)

 

 

 

Pixel Mapping

Emulation Pro is equipped with a pixel mapper to control LED matrix arrangements. The pixel mapper contains algorithms for creating 2-dimensional effects and can also render external images and video files. Multiple layers can be used to blend effects or to independently control multiple matrix setups.

Programming ART SSC

Emulation Pro is the ideal programming tool for the Elation ART SSC. Users can create lighting scenes and dynamic effect and pixel mapping and then easily upload them to the standalone memory in the ART SSC. For multiple ART SSC setups, Emulation Pro will spawn the data across the devices. Also, Emulation Pro will automatically create seamless loops when uploading a dynamic effect, i.e. a pan/tilt shape or a matrix effect.

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External Triggering

Because the Emulation Pro lighting control system is likely to become integrated with systems such as audio, video, laser or special effects, it supports many open protocols to allow users to interface with other hardware or software. Users can respond to incoming signals via DMX, Art-Net, MIDI, OSC, UDP, RS-232, contact closures and SMPTE and MTC time-codes. Users can also send out signals via any of those protocols (except for SMPTE, which is only an input).

Fixture Library

Emulation Pro comes with a large collection of personality files, profiles that describe the DMX traits of the fixtures. Thousands of fixtures are included in the library, and even more different operating modes. Requesting new personality files is easy. Either post a request on the Elation forum or download the eBuilder, Elation’s graphical editor for creating and modifying fixture personalities.

For more information, contact:

 

Elation Professional US

6122 S. Eastern Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90040

USA

Tel: (866) 245-6726 (toll free)

Tel: (323) 582-3322

sales@elationlighting.com

www.elationlighting.com

 

Elation Professional EU

Junostraat 2.

6468 EW Kerkrade

The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)45 546 85 66

info@elationlighting.eu

www.elationlighting.eu

What does winning sound like?


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In a major coup, the organisers of the audio, lighting and staging tradeshow, Entech Connect have secured two audio themed presentations from stand-out, industry speakers for the event taking place 23-24 July at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.

Delivering premium audio at the ‘new’ Adelaide Oval

Recent press reports called it a ‘triumph’ and claimed that the redeveloped Adelaide Oval will ‘define the city’. The venue hosted what was reported as arguably the biggest sporting event held in the city recently, the historic local AFL derby between Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows. It was a win for Port Adelaide and a win for the revamped venue.
Attend this case study and learn all about the installation of a stadium system, capable of supporting the needs of the cricket and AFL codes that are the primary users of the new look Adelaide Oval – while being sympathetic to the heritage elements of this iconic facility.
The session, titled Delivering Premium Audio for the ‘new’ Adelaide Oval will discuss the challenges and triumphs of the redevelopment project. It will be a popular session of relevance to architects, AV and IT system integrators, facilities managers, sound engineers/technicians and venue owners.

Chris Dodds from The P.A. People will talk through the details of the project including:

  • delivering a system of highly directive roof-suspended cluster-format loudspeakers for majority seating bowl coverage;
  • deploying one of the region’s largest Q-SYS systems on a converged network
  • finding mounting solutions for the North mound and the Southern Forecourt.

Designing sound – the importance of acoustics

A second audio case study investigates Acoustic Treatments for Performance Spaces, both big and small.
In this session Peter Exton from Marshall Day Acoustics, will talk through a number of recent projects including a new regional centre – the Cube in Wodonga, and the renovation of two venues – Hamer Hall in Melbourne and the Aotea Centre in Auckland. He will illustrate the acoustic design process, including his approach to working with performers, analysing the acoustic performance of spaces, choosing suitable design criteria and incorporating staging infrastructure.
This session will be appeal to sound engineers, acousticians, venue owners and managers, particularly those interested in audio in theatres, clubs, arts centres, houses of worship, and schools.

About ENTECH CONNECT
ENTECH CONNECT focuses on providing exceptional and intimate education and training sessions targeting Pro Audio, Audio Visual, Integration, Broadcast, Lighting & Staging professionals.
ENTECH CONNECT is held over two days in Melbourne providing an informal, cost effective and social environment for visitors to network as well as get their hands on the latest industry technology. ENTECH CONNECT introduces new and fresh exhibitors, and provides industry members in Melbourne a technology showcase.
ENTECH CONNECT is a bi-annual event that runs sequential to its sister bi-annual event – ENTECH. Visit: www.entechshow.com.au

LSC releases new GenVI Dimmer


Acknowledging the changing demands of the marketplace, LSC has introduced a new intelligent dimming and power distribution unit, the GenVI Advanced Dimming System.

GenVI is the sixth generation of dimmers to be manufactured by LSC since we first starting making lighting products over 34 years ago. GenVI though has to be considered “best in class” as it is more than a humble dimmer. GenVI is instead really a one product solution for today’s complex lighting and power control.
Equally at home in the lighting, sound and video markets, for portable or permanent installation, the new GenVI Advanced Dimming System allows any of its outputs to be configured as an 8 bit or 16 bit dimmer or alternatively as a direct power relay channel. This TruPower technology, introduced to the market by LSC over 5 years ago, enables the user to set some channels on the GenVI to dim traditional lamps and others to power moving lights, LED fixtures, strobes, fans, video screens and even audio power amplifiers.
GenVI as a dimmer has all the specifications expected of a professional grade dimmer including Softpatch, colour touch-screen operation, RDM (for remote control and monitoring), Riggers control, local scene and chase replay and emergency backup scene. The TruPower circuits are true relay connection providing a direct power path to the load so they are safe for any type of connected load.
Available in 12x13A, 12x16A and 6x25A configurations with a wide choice of power output connectors, GenVI is the flexible power solution.

For more information on the GenVI range of products visit the GenVI page.

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Award winning lighting set designer LeRoy Bennett headlines the Education Program at ENTECH CONNECT 2014


This week sees the launch of the 2014 Education Program for ENTECH CONNECT, featuring an impressive line up of speakers and topics headlined by international lighting guru LeRoy Bennett.
An award winning lighting set designer, Bennett works with the world’s leading performance artists including Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Rammstein, and Rihanna. His CV down the years is a veritable who’s who of artists performing on the world stage.
Bennett will be discussing his personal philosophy of design during his inspiring and informative session. He will walk the audience through his creative process from the muse, embryonic stages of discovery, sharing and drawing ideas from the artist or client, throughout his processes to completion of design.
“The combination of musical and architectural emotion is the driving force behind my work! ” Bennett states. “I always enjoy sharing my love for design with people who embrace the creative process, and I am very excited about speaking at ENTECH CONNECT and meeting people in the Australian creative community!”
The Education Program at this year’s ENTECH CONNECT is an expanded series of seminars and lunches covering topics for Pro Audio, Audio Visual, Integration, Lighting and Staging Professionals. “We feel privileged that LeRoy Bennett has accepted our invitation to headline the program this year. ENTECH CONNECT is delighted to offer this once­in­a­career opportunity to visitors of the show, enabling them to meet and learn from one of the world’s best!” said Stephen Dallimore, Event Manager of the show.
The session will be held from 10:30am – 12:00pm on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne. Tickets for the session are on sale now via the event website, and it is recommended that seats be booked in advance to secure attendance.
About ENTECH CONNECT
ENTECH CONNECT is being held 23 – 24 July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne. It is a specialised integrative show that focuses on providing exceptional education and training experiences targeted to Pro Audio, Audio Visual, Integration, Broadcast, Lighting & Staging professionals.
ENTECH CONNECT runs biannual on the off year to ENTECH and is held over two days in Melbourne providing an informal, inexpensive and comfortable environment
for visitors to network, be informed and educated as well as get their hands on the latest industry technology. ENTECH CONNECT introduces new and fresh exhibitors & visitors whilst providing industry members in Melbourne a professional product and technology showcase.
For more information about ENTECH CONNECT contact Sales Event Manager Stephen Dallimore on 02 9556 7988 or sdallimore@etf.com.au
About LeRoy Bennett, Owner/Partner / Seven Design Works
SEVEN DESIGN WORKS LLC. is the foundry of creative design icon LeRoy Bennett and fellow designers Cory FitzGerald and Tobias Rylander, who together utilize their limitless imagination and inexhaustible commitment to deliver unforgettable stage moments for live concert tours, stadium shows, and special events for film and television. With diverse talents and a combined 50 years of experience, SDW specialize in making each artist’s vision become reality.
Seven Design Works is a group of like­minded designers brought together to a create a vast variety of concepts and designs for all levels of artists and their massive client list already includes Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Bruno Mars, Cat Power, Miike Snow, The xx, Icona Pop, Phoenix, Madonna, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Tegan and Sara, and more. More info on LeRoy Bennett’s work can be found at http://sevendesignworks.com/leroy­bennett/
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Photo of LeRoy Bennett (Photo courtesy of MJ Kim)
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LeRoy Bennett – Beyonce 2013 Ms Carter Tour

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2013 LeRoy Bennett – Paul McCartney (Photo courtesy of MJ Kim)

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2013 LeRoy Bennett – Bruno Mars – Moonshine Jungle

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WOMADelaide 2014 – part 1


Well Saturday afternoon at WOMAD was interesting. As I arrived and headed in the direction of the Internode Centre stage I could hear Dub Inc rather badly . From the side areas of the stage the bass seemed so artificial and flappy. It was only when you were in front of the stage that the mix quality suddenly improved. It was a worry that the bottom end spill out towards the other stages sounded bad. It might have put some people off stopping and listening to these talented musos strut their stuff on stage. Overall the audio sounded tight and clean from the audience point of view.

Moving on to stage three where I stopped to listen to Reunion musician Danyel Waro. The engrossing blend of chants and percussion that were expertly blended into a pulsing rhythmic beat, that hundreds danced and swayed to. The musicians that accompanied him come across as a coherent unit, the audio mix was clean and not over loud.  Well worth listening to if you get a chance.

At stage 2 Emel Mathlouthi was playing, she is a protest singer  and her song kelmti hora became the anthem of the Arab spring. Her musical style is interesting,it did not appeal so much me and some of the audience was perplexed by her music as well. It was well executed and the audio engineer did a great job in meddling the voice, instruments etc.  The sound was clean tight and the blending of the various instruments worked very well, the audio guys knew their stuff.

Then to the Speakers Corner stage 7 I headed to hear Jeff Lang , an Australian performer, and his band. These guys were brilliant, they belted out a fusion of rock, folk and blues to an apprecative crowd. These guys were great, talent shining out and the audio team had a great feeling for the sound these guys made on stage. The mix was balanced and the instrrments were layed into the mix so that nothing over dominated.

Over all it was a great day at WOMAD, with the usual qaulity production. It all seem to run smoothly, therefore a great sign that the technical staff are working hard. It becomes obvious that the staff are dedicated to what they are doing, and the are achieving a quality product, one of which they can be proud of. Thier work is is of world class standard, which is what we have come to expect from such an event.

I look forward to visiting Sunday and catching up with a few more acts.