News Dec 23rd

LightFactory Version 2.2 launched

Cooper Controls has announced the availability of Version 2.2 LightFactory software. LightFactory now has more than 3,500 licensed users worldwide and its controllers have seen success in a variety of controls applications. This ever popular lighting software is getting reasonable market share, and with this latest update will gain more users.From running major stadium spectaculars to local theatre pantomimes, to night clubs and events, museums and architainment applications, LightFactory is the most comprehensive, user friendly, and cost effective lighting controls solution, says the company.
Version 2.2 adds considerable power with the introduction of multi user functionality. LightFactory multi user is built on a mission critical SQL database that provides a robust network sharing of a show. The software supports real time updates from any number of users plus full partitioning for distributed playback and programming.
The latest version of LightFactory is available to download from: http://www.lifact.com/ and existing users can upgrade to Version 2.2 at a special rate until 31 December 2009.
Lexicon ships PCM92 live sound processor

Lexicon PCM92

Lexicon has started shipping the new PCM92 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor. The PCM92 utilises the latest DSP technology and the finest collection of classic Lexicon algorithms to offer the ultimate processor for live sound and the studio applications, says the company. Delivering 28 mono and stereo reverbs, delays, and modulation effects, flexible routing configurations, and a comprehensive library of over 1200 factory presets, the PCM92 represents “the most advanced audio processor in its class”.
“We are confident that our customers will be excited to find that the PCM92 follows in the tradition of the highly acclaimed PCM-Series processors. Whether it is at Front of House or in the recording suite, the PCM92 offers our legendary Lexicon reverbs along with a host of new capabilities that will enhance their ability to produce the most exciting and highest quality sound possible,” stated Randy Garrett, marketing director for Lexicon.
The PCM92 features the Hall, Concert Hall and Random Hall reverb algorithms that have regularly been used by live sound and recording engineers because of their ability to reproduce the musical ambience of large, wide, panoramically wonderful spaces.
Designed as a single rack space processor with two channels of balanced XLR or ¼” analogue I/O and two channels of XLR AES/EBU digital I/O, along with MIDI, Word Clock, and Ethernet, the PCM92 complements any mixing console or integrates easily with DAWs and features 24-bit A/D-D/A conversion and 44.1 to 96 kHz sample rates.

ARX adds Q Switch to AudiBox series

The Q Switch joins the AudiBox range
In keeping with their policy of constant product development and creating essential audio interfaces, ARX has announced the addition of the Q Switch Quad Channel Stereo Switcher to its popular AudiBox range of precision audio tools.

Careful annotation and innovative passive design allows the Q Switch to be used in two modes, 1 : 4 for selecting powered loudspeakers and sub woofers, or 4 : 1 for selecting multiple signal sources in broadcast, installation and studio applications. The Q Switch accepts balanced and unbalanced signals.

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