Volume 11, Issue 9 — September 25, 2017
|A Roadshow By Any Other Name|
By Joel Rollins
Well, as you have probably heard, our international trade association has changed its name. I have heard a lot of opinions about it this week (or at least been sent a lot of emoticons about it).
Those of you who have been around a while may know that this is not the first time we have gone through this exercise. I came into the business as a young kid in the mid-80s, when our organization was in the middle of changing its name from the National Audio Visual Association (NAVA) to the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA). Even as someone new to the industry at the time, I questioned the wisdom of the name change because I thought the organizational name didn’t say enough about what we do. Being the kind of guy I am, even though I was new, I had no compunction about expressing an opinion on the matter. My opinion was that audiovisual was changing, and we were simply redefining what it meant. I thought the NAVA name actually described us better. Many of my friends who heard our organization’s new name thought that I was in the telephony business. (Of course, now we ARE in the telephony business, but nobody knew it at the time.)
Sometime after that organizational name change, we also wound up changing the name of our tradeshow a couple of times. Briefly, we called it COMTEX. Since at the time the world’s largest electronics tradeshow was called COMDEX, once again I questioned the wisdom of the name. On this one, I turned out to be right, and after significant pressure we changed the name of the tradeshow once again — this time to InfoComm. I gave in on this one quickly, since the tradeshow name didn’t really matter much to me at the time. However, I still whined a lot in committee meetings about wanting to change the name of the organization back to NAVA. Looking back, it must’ve been around this time that I acquired my reputation as a curmudgeon.
So a couple of years passed, the industry grew and our tradeshow grew with it. In fact, due to the entry of larger players into our growing industry, and to the association hiring some exceptional tradeshow people (YW, Jason and co.), the tradeshow grew even faster, in many ways, than the association. This put us in the position of being recognized around the world by our tradeshow name, InfoComm, rather than by our organizational name. A number of my closest friends went to work for the association during this period of time, and I recall well their frustration with it. So, once again we undertook to change our name (or at least our public brand). And we went ahead and became known by the nebulous moniker InfoComm.
Time has passed, and thanks to the hard work of a lot of very talented people, the name InfoComm isn’t nebulous anymore. We have shows all over the world, and the tradeshow staff alone is larger than the entire association staff was when I joined. We have educational people who have redefined instruction in our industry, and a global organization rather than the little North American group we had in the 1980s.
So if you have read this far down the page, you’re probably getting the impression that I disapproved of all the name changing, and in theory I guess I did. But while the organization (under any name) has grown and developed, I have been along for the ride, writing, teaching, staging shows and loving the business that we are in. And during that time, I haven’t been shy about giving all of you my opinion. So here it is:
I love the new name.
The statement from the Association reads as follows:
“InfoComm International has changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). The change reflects AVIXA’s broadening mission to be an industry hub, while also acting as a catalyst for market growth beyond what has been thought of traditionally as professional AV.”
When I read it, I laughingly thought “finally, the trade association we have always needed!”
But as I thought about it, I realized that I had finally gotten what I had always asked for — a name for our association that comes much closer to describing what we actually do. Especially in the staging portion of the industry, what we do is to create integrated experiences using audiovisual technology. In fact, with all due respect to the rest of the business, rental and staging people do more to create integrated experiences than any other vertical. We have traditionally experimented more than the rest of the business with the services that we offer, and with the way that we offer those services. And they have always been services (experiences), rather than product sales. This will be a logo I will be proud to wear on a t-shirt, and one that will be much easier to explain to my friends outside the industry. I look at it not as something new, but as acknowledgment of what always has been.
There are going to be issues. It will be years before people stop calling the association InfoComm, and maybe they never will, since so much of our public face is the tradeshow, whose name (at least for now) will not change. And it remains to be seen where the association’s idea of “market growth” will take us.
But for today, we are the same group, with a new name that I feel describes us more closely. So I will close this, and go back to creating integrated experiences.
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|Vivitek Launches D4000 Series of Laser ProjectorsVivitek introduced this week the D4000 Series, a series of compact laser projectors. With its condensed compact footprint and light 10kg weight, this laser projector is appropriately-sized for companies with medium sized corporate meeting rooms that want the performance of a powerful laser projector, but without the size and weight traditionally associated with them.
With its laser light source and an anti-dust sealed optical engine, the D4000 Series delivers up to 20,000 hours of operation time with minimum maintenance. Vivitek says this not only optimizes light efficiency, but it has been designed to prevent dust and moisture from affecting the lighting and thermal system.
For environments outside of the corporate business world, the D4000 Series also features DICOM* Simulation Mode, which makes it ideal for viewing grayscale medical images — such as X-rays — for medical training and medical seminar purposes.
Key features and specifications include:
- The series comes with choices of WUXGA, 1080p and WXGA resolution with up to 5,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and 20,000:1 contrast ratio
- Great flexibility with 1.65x zoom fixed lens and manual horizontal and vertical lens shift
- Image adjustment is made easy with four corner corrections, horizontal and vertical keystone corrections
- Built-in 2x 5W audio speakers with multiple audio interface to ensure your message is well heard
- HDBaseT interface for long signal transmission (except DW4650Z)
- DICOM* Simulation Mode for medical training and seminars
- Compatible with NovoConnect Solution for wireless presentation and collaboration
- Eco friendly with automatic turning off function when there is no signal input for a period of time
Pricing and availability:
The D4000 Series is available now with a five-year large venue laser phosphor warranty. The price and links to specifications are below:
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|TechLogix Launches 18G 4:4:4 HDMI Over Fiber Extender|
TechLogix Networx is expanding its media-over-fiber-optics line with the launch of the TL-FO2-HDC, a compact extender set which transmits HDMI and bi-directional control up to 300 meters over duplex multimode fiber.
The TL-FO2-HDC leverages VLC technology to transmits 18G 4K@60 4:4:4 HDMI and bi-directional RS232 or IR up to 300 meters (984 feet) over duplex multimode fiber. A built-in swappable SFP+ module allows the integration of single mode cable and transmission distances of 10km (6.2 miles).
The unit supports HDMI 2.0, HDR, multi-channel audio and HDCP 2.2 signals, and performance over even the longest of distances at the highest of resolutions is completely immune to EM and RF interference, an issue which limits traditional twisted pair products.
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|Digital Projection Debuts E-Vision LASER 5K Projector|
Digital Projection International (DPI) is announcing a new “high-value projection display” featuring its laser light engine. The E-Vision LASER 5K (5K as in 5,000 lumens) features the same solid-state laser illumination technology as Digital Projection’s flagship projectors, and like those models, benefits from 20,000-hours of maintenance-free imaging with no lamp replacements.
DPI claims the E-Vision LASER 5K is designed for applications requiring a bright SSD solution while also meeting prudent budgetary requirements. Digital Projection’s laser-illumination systems are virtually failure proof, so system operation will never be interrupted. This technology also supports DP’s MultiAxis capability which enables the E-Vision LASER 5K to be oriented in nearly any position for installation flexibility and application creativity.
The E-Vision LASER 5K includes a standard zoom lens and a multitude of connectivity options. Other features include:
- 5,000 laser lumens (ISO)
- WUXGA resolution (1920×1200)
- 1.15 – 1.90 :1 zoom lens
- 1-Chip DLP technology
- HDMI 1.4a + MHL Mobile High-Definition Link (device mirroring)
- USB Type A, VGA, RCA and HDBaseT inputs
- DICOM Simulation Mode
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|Extron DMP 128 Plus Audio DSP Processors with VoIP Now Shipping|
Extron has announced the availability of two more DMP 128 Plus models, completing this line of powerful audio DSP processors. The DMP 128 Plus C V and DMP 128 Plus C V AT include up to eight VoIP lines, with standard and wideband codec support, that can be configured as individual extensions or with multiple call appearance channels to support local conferencing applications. Utilizing SIP 2.0 for the widest possible of compatibility with existing and new VoIP installations, a single V model of the DMP 128 Plus Series can be used as a multiple-line device with conference calling support on a single VoIP line. The DMP 128 Plus C V and DMP 128 Plus C V AT models offer network-speciﬁc VoIP conﬁguration managed through a dedicated web interface, where real-time SIP transaction logs eliminate the need for network capture software. This segregation of VoIP conﬁguration allows IT and network administrators to manage the VoIP functions of DMP128 Plus devices without the need to develop a detailed knowledge of audio DSP conﬁguration.
The DMP 128 Plus Series is the next generation of Digital Matrix Processors featuring Extron ProDSP 64-bit floating point technology. DMP 128 Plus Series processors are equipped with 12 analog mic/line inputs, eight analog outputs, up to four channels of digital audio input and output via USB, up to eight audio file players and new configurable multi-device macros. An ACP bus makes it easy to connect one or more ACP Series audio control panels, offering an economical solution for audio system control.
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|BenQ Launches LK970 4K Laser Projector|BenQ America Corp
today announced the availability of the LK970 4K UHD BlueCore laser projector. spec’d at 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution, with 5,000 ANSI-lumen brightness, it’s aimed at large-venue applications, home cinemas and living rooms with high-ambient lighting conditions.
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Featuring BenQ’s BlueCore Laser technology with Texas Instruments’ latest DLP chip, it has a dual color wheel specifically engineered to project rich, saturated color with superior accuracy that’s capable of meeting the hefty color and reliability requirements of large-venue settings such as boardrooms, classrooms, immersive public spaces, museums, retail stores, simulation setups and more.
For integrators and IT managers, the LK970 is compatible with Creston, AMX and Extron control systems for convenient system integration with various third-party devices. Combined with BenQ’s Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) software, administrators can efficiently perform day-to-day scheduling, operations and maintenance from a centralized location and across an entire public display network, reducing the cost for managing multiple projectors.
Additionally, the LK970 offers HDBaseT connectivity for uncompressed transmissions up to 100 meters. HDBaseT connectivity combines video, audio and device control signals from multiple sources including PCs, laptops, document cameras, Blu-rays and DVDs onto a single CAT5 cable for seamless long-distance transmissions.
Here are all the detailed specs.
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|Barco and wePresent Upgrade Wireless Presentation System|
Barco announced an upgrade of the wePresent WiPG-1600 wireless presentation and collaboration system. This newer model now accommodates both wired and wireless connections thus users can switch between different networking solutions (wired LAN, wireless LAN, wired LAN + wireless LAN) to meet different facility needs.
Extra networking solutions are not the only bonus. The new WiPG-1600 also added on-screen annotation tools and virtual whiteboard and 1-to-many distribution makes it possible for the same content to be displayed on up to four separate screens simultaneously.
The USB document viewer/media player facilitates users to present without any PC/Mac/mobile devices, and power over Ethernet (POE) allows for more flexible device placement as no power adapter is required. Barco says that video streaming avoids frozen screens and thus ensures seamless sharing.
These new features, together with enhanced wireless security and the existing strong cross- platform capability (Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, Android, iOS as well as Air-Play support), are an interesting development as Barco starts to shift wePresent from a separate company to a brand of Barco, themselves.
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|Bose Professional Ships MB210 Compact Subwoofer|
Bose Professional is now shipping the MB210 compact subwoofer, designed for background/foreground music and small sound-reinforcement systems that require low-frequency extension down to 37 Hz. The MB210 subwoofer features two 10-inch high-excursion woofers, derived from the Bose Professional F1 subwoofer, in a compact Baltic-birch plywood enclosure optimized for fixed-installations. The MB210 is available in black or white and ships with a u-bracket for easy mounting to walls or ceilings.
Other key features of the MB210 compact subwoofer include:
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- 500-watt long-term power handling
- 123 dB maximum continuous SPL, 129 dB peak SPL (half-space loading)
- Baltic Birch plywood enclosure optimized for fixed installations
- Compact 26” x 11.5” x 18” (660 x 292 x 457 mm) dimensions
- 41 lbs (18.6 kg)
- Available in black or white finish
- U-bracket included for easy horizontal or vertical mounting
The Bose Professional MB210 compact subwoofer specs are here.
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|InfoComm International Changes Name to AVIXAIn a surprise announcement today, InfoComm International (the organization) changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). For now, InfoComm the trade show will keep its name (both the trade show in the U.S. every June, as well as the international versions such as InfoComm China). They will just be operated by AVIXA instead of InfoComm International.
In the past year, we’ve heard — well, the organization formerly known as InfoComm International talk a lot about the technology experience, or integrated experience, which we’ve heard at shows and in marketing materials. It turns out this was laying the groundwork for a complete rebrand of the organization.
The rebrand evolved out of the strategic plan that the InfoComm board and executive team has been working on for the past two years. At a press event today, David Labuskes, executive and CEO of InfoComm International/AVIXA, said the team did not come to the decision to rebrand lightly. He said, “You shouldn’t change your name. If you can do anything else, you shouldn’t change your name… But [after much thought and discussion], none of the other options worked or were authentic.” He also said, “It’s about the survival of our current members. We evolve or we die.”
AVIXA wants to expand its membership, and based on what we heard today, much of this growth will be through end users, with the goal of enticing content creators and so-called experience directors to the organization. An example of an “experience director” might be someone at a Fortune 500 company who decides what level of collaboration technology she wants her team to use, or an advertising executive who utilizes creative technology in campaigns. AVIXA says it will be changing, or expanding, its membership structure as well, which will include individual memberships that in some cases will have no charge.
AVIXA also said it decided to announce the change now, rather than at the InfoComm show in June, because they didn’t want the announcement to overshadow or in any way take away from the announcements the exhibitors were themselves making.
There will be much more information to come on this big change in the days and weeks to come. Please leave your thoughts in the comments — we want to know what you think. The full statement from AVIXA is below.
InfoComm International has changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). The change reflects AVIXA’s broadening mission to be an industry hub, while also acting as a catalyst for market growth beyond what has been considered traditionally as professional AV.
AVIXA’s trade shows worldwide, including the North America show, June 2-8 in Las Vegas, will continue to operate under the InfoComm name.
“This is an exciting time for our industry and for the advancement of audiovisual solutions across a wide range of customer experiences,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO of AVIXA. “Thanks to the innovative, creative efforts of so many members, partners, and their customers, we have collectively grown far beyond what InfoComm International could do to promote AV around the world. AV experiences have become so ubiquitous, and they’ve come to include so many more technologies, and touch so many more personal and professional lives, that we felt compelled to embrace a new identity that more accurately reflects this industry’s excitement and welcomes a far more diverse community of professionals.”
In recent years, AVIXA’s members have evolved to offer much more than audiovisual products and systems. Their innovation and attention to customer requirements has led to an industry of solution providers that use audiovisual technology to create outcomes. AVIXA membership has grown to include experiential designers, content creators, IT companies, and users of AV solutions across a growing cross section of markets. AVIXA’s 2017 InfoComm show in Orlando last June attracted a greater share of AV customers than in any other year.
By adopting the name AVIXA, the industry association, which operates as a trade organization representing companies and a professional society representing individuals, aims to reflect both what its members do (AV) and what they create for customers, which are integrated experiences (IX).
“The AVIXA Board of Directors has set out an ambitious plan to grow the association, increase awareness of AV experiences, and reinvent our brand in order to propel this industry into the future,” said Gary Hall, CTS-D, CTS-I, President of the AVIXA Board, and Federal Strategy, Planning and Operations Leader at Cisco Systems. “With new and different people and technologies coming into this space, we are thrilled that AVIXA will be home to all of them.”
AVIXA was founded in 1939 as the National Association of Visual Education Dealers. In 1949, NAVED merged with the Allied Non-Theatrical Film Association to form the National Audio-Visual Association. NAVA changed its name to the International Communications Industries Association in 1983, which became InfoComm International in 2005.
“Organizations evolve,” said Labuskes. “AVIXA’s core programs remains the same—training, certification, standards, community, market intelligence, tradeshows—but the industry has changed in exciting ways, and the opportunity to grow the market for audiovisual experience is so vast, it was important that the AV industry’s leading association change with it.”
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|Electro-Voice Intros EVID-S Commercial Loudspeakers for Indoor and Outdoor UseThe EVID-S series, from Electro-Voice, is the latest member of the EVID (EV Innovative Design) family of commercial loudspeakers for installed applications. Every aspect of the EVID-S series has been designed from the ground up, they say, to ensure efficient installation for the contractor. The series includes 4-inch, 5.25-inch and 8-inch 2-way models with matching dual-10-inch and single 12-inch subwoofers, making it easy to select a suitable model a specific space – a new go-to solution for distributed sound systems.
All EVID-S models offer Electro-Voice-engineered components for sound quality, low-profile looks and reliability for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. These include retail environments, hospitality settings such as bars, lounges, patios, pool areas and restaurants, conference and meeting rooms, fitness clubs, performing arts and sports venues and houses of worship. The series offers true weatherproof construction for outdoor spaces, confirmed by extensive and rigorous testing above and beyond industry norms. All models are paintable and IP54 certified for weather resistance. An IP65 weatherproof version is available for the 5.25-inch loudspeaker cabinet and the 10-inch subwoofer models.
The new wall-mount system makes installation quicker and easier than ever before: Attach the wall-mount (a built-in bubble level saves time) and terminate the cables inside, apply the paint cover to protect the wall-mount until construction is completed (when the cover can be removed), and then simply slide the pre-wired speaker with adjustable arm onto the wall-mount and lock into place.
The products include:
- EVID-S4.2 (4” two-way cabinet)
- EVID-S5.2 (5” two-way cabinet)
- EVID-S8.2 (8” two-way cabinet)
- EVID-S10.2 (dual 10” subwoofer)
- EVID-S12.2 (single 12” subwoofer
- B, W – black, white color
- T – output transformer
- X – waterproof IP65 rating (5.25-inch versions only)
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|Matrox Ships Maevex 6150 Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder|
Matrox Graphics announced the immediate public availability of their latest product, the Matrox Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder.
The Maevex 6150 dramatically increases the potential encoding density for a stand-alone appliance, delivering quad 4K input capture and encode, supporting a total of four concurrent 4K streams and recordings. This makes Maevex 6150 ideal for simultaneously streaming on premises, streaming to the cloud or recording for distribution later.
The 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder appliance that claims to provide system independence and eliminates the need for additional equipment. Integrating seamlessly with standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet networks, Maevex 6150 includes a zero-latency pass-through for real-time output of audio/video content on all four 4K inputs (4K@60Hz 10-bit).
Built on the open-standard H.264 codec, Maevex 6150 is compatible with all computers, devices, and networks, including the full range of Maevex Series products as well as third-party technologies. Multi-Chroma sub-sampling delivers 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 and 4:0:0 options to best balance quality and bandwidth demands of different encoding environments and markets.
In terms of management, the Maevex PowerStream Plus AV-over-IP management application provides control over the entire Maevex network—including Maevex 6150 appliances and the Maevex 6100 PCIe quad 4K encoder cards, as well as Maevex 5100 Series Full HD encoders and decoders. For those looking for customized control, the PowerStream Plus API grants integrators and developers command-level access to build their own Maevex control application or to integrate Maevex functionality in third-party applications.
The Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance delivers an unlimited number of streams through third-party technologies like streaming media servers, and content delivery networks (CDNs).
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|Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12|
Blackmagic Design today announced $9,995 Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s designed for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more.
The all new Ultimatte 12 is a real-time compositing processor designed for the next generation of broadcast graphics. Ultimatte 12 features entirely new algorithms and color science, incredible edge handling, greater color separation, amazing color fidelity and better spill suppression than ever before.
The advanced 12G-SDI design gives Ultimatte 12 customers the ability to work in HD today and switch to Ultra HD when they are ready. Customers get sub pixel processing for amazing image quality and textures in both HD and Ultra HD. Plus it’s compatible with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment, so customers can use it with the cameras they already have.
Ultimatte 12 claims to create life like composites and place talent into any scene, working with both fixed cameras and static backgrounds, or automated virtual set systems. Imagine presenting the weather, sports, news and entertainment in a cinematic quality environment, all composited in real time. Ultimatte 12 is also perfect for on set pre visualization in television and film production because it lets actors and directors see the virtual sets they’re interacting with while shooting against a green screen.
Ultimatte 12 is designed to be affordable, so customers can use it on even more cameras to increase production quality. For example, when working on live shoots with multiple cameras shooting from different angles, it’s common for the green or blue screen to suffer from variations. The keyers built into live production switchers use the same keying parameters for all cameras, which complicates keying and image quality because each camera sees the green screen a little differently. Ultimatte 12 eliminates this problem with incredible new technology at an affordable price so it’s now possible to add keyers to every camera for the highest possible quality keys.
Augmented reality is becoming more and more popular. On air talent now interacts with glass like computer generated charts, graphs, displays and other objects with colored translucency on virtually every broadcast television show. Adding tinted translucent objects is virtually impossible with a traditional keyer and the results customers see on television don’t look realistic. That’s because when blue or green is subtracted out of a semi-transparent tinted object, it changes the object’s original color. Now, with Ultimatte 12, customers get a revolutionary new “realistic” layer compositing mode that can add tinted objects on top of the foreground image and key them correctly. This means that the object properly transmits the colors seen through it. Talent can even walk behind it and the tinted colors are accurately preserved, making the shot look completely realistic.
Ultimatte 12 also features one touch keying technology that analyzes a scene and automatically sets over a 100 parameters so pulling great keys is easy without having to do a lot of extra work. Of course, customers still have to ensure the scene is well lit and the cameras are properly white balanced. One touch keying is dramatically faster and helps accurately pull a key with minimum effort, leaving operators free to focus on the program with less distractions, while Ultimatte 12 takes care of the rest.
Ultimatte 12 is controlled via Ultimatte Smart Remote 4, which is a touch screen remote that connects via Ethernet. Up to eight Ultimatte 12 units can be daisy chained together and connected to the same Smart Remote, so customers don’t have worry about adding a video router or hub. Smart Remote 4 features physical buttons for switching and controlling any attached Ultimatte 12. There are also buttons for quickly loading and saving presets, along with a touch screen that provides total control over every parameter. Customers can also create their own custom control solutions because Ultimatte 12 uses a simple, open text based protocol.
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|PreSonus Intros StudioLive AR22 USB Hybrid MixerPreSonus has introduced the 22-channel StudioLive AR22 USB hybrid mixers, the newest member of the company’s StudioLive AR series. The StudioLive AR22 USB mixer is equipped with a Mac- and Windows-compatible, 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio interface that can capture all input channels and the main mix.
The StudioLive AR22 USB mixer comes equipped with an on-board stereo SD recorder that lets you record the main mix without a computer — just hit record and go. You can also use the SD recorder to play up to 32 GB of MP3 and WAV files for hours of program music or backing tracks without needing a computer.
The StudioLive AR22 USB provides a flexible array of inputs and outputs. Featuring 16 Class A mic preamps and a whopping 26 analog line inputs, the StudioLive AR22 USB has all the features you’d expect in an analog console. In addition to a 60 mm fader, each of the 12 mono channels and four stereo channels gives you a low-cut filter, mute, pan and solo with prefader listen. As a result, you can plug in mics, keyboards and much more with the same types of controls found in larger mixing consoles. Phantom power can be enabled globally for use with condenser microphones.
All mono channels feature three-band, semi-parametric EQ with a sweepable mid band. You also get four channel inserts (on Channels 1-4) to add external processors. Each of the four stereo channels provides a single mic input, plus balanced ¼-inch left and right line inputs and a basic three-band, semi-parametric EQ.
The StudioLive AR22 USB mixer also features the PreSonus Super Channel, which allows you to play audio from four stereo sources simultaneously. Plug a media player into the Super Channel’s unbalanced RCA inputs. Connect your tablet to the 1/8-inch stereo input. Play stereo audio from the onboard SD recorder or from your USB-connected Mac or Windows PC. Use onboard Bluetooth 4.1 to pair your phone to your StudioLive AR USB mixer and instantly have wireless access to your music library for break music, backing tracks or ear-training. The Super Channel allows you to play back audio from four stereo sources at one time.
Like every PreSonus mixer, the StudioLive AR22 USB is bundled with everything you need to record, mix and distribute your music. Create multitrack recordings with one click in PreSonus’ Capture live-recording software, then mix, edit and distribute from award-winning Studio One 3 Artist DAW production software; both are included free. You also get the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows, which includes seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU and AAX formats.
Compact and road-ready, the StudioLive AR22 USB mixer is packed with the connections and features needed to mix and record live, in the studio, and in rehearsal. It’s expected to be available Q4 2017 at an anticipated U.S. MAP/street price of $799.95. For more information, go here.Leave a Comment
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|New AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus PA System Debuts|
AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced an upgraded version of its all-in-one PA system, adding a better battery and better sound quality for large venues. The SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus can support wireless microphones, stream music from Bluetooth-equipped devices and pair with supplementary speakers to provide customized sound coverage for audiences up to 7500 people or areas up to 15,000 square feet. This all-in-one PA system accommodates up to four wireless microphones on its own, or up to seven when paired with a second wireless receiver like the AmpliVox S9190 Quad Wireless Receiver System.
The 250-watt SW925 PA can project spoken presentations from wireless or wired-in microphones, or amplify music from the unit’s built-in Media Player for Bluetooth streaming or MP3 play with USB or SD card inputs. Convenient switches for Voice Priority, Voice Enhancement, and Volume Control allow for easy customization of presentations. A built-in 16 channel UHF receiver ensures clear sound with no frequency interference.
AmpliVox designed its SW925 to be portable and extremely durable, for use in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The entire unit is housed in a specially tooled and molded plastic enclosure that travels easily with a luggage-style handle and heavy duty industrial casters. The unit can be mounted on an optional tripod, providing clear increased sound coverage. Its rechargeable battery runs for up to ten hours.
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