KRK Releases New Generation of Powered Subwoofers

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KRK announces the latest addition to its range of studio gear with a new generation of powered subwoofers. Coming spring 2021, the new series of KRK Studio Subwoofers will be available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch variations: S8.4, S10.4 and S12.4. Building on KRK’s legacy of sonic accuracy and performance, the new KRK subwoofers deliver […]

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PreSonus Releases Retro-Inspired Analog Effects Collection

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PreSonus released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor and Tricomp. Each effect plug-in in the collection used State-Space Modeled drive stages with sonic textures to their user interfaces. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are now available […]

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Meyer Sound Now Shipping LEOPARD-M80 Narrow Coverage Line Array

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Meyer Sound is shipping its LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array, a new variant of the LEOPARD loudspeaker designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. LEOPARD-M80 is identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a controlled 80° horizontal pattern instead of the 110° coverage of the original model. Because the vertical coverage […]

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I Got the Pfizer Vaccine in September; Here’s What You Should Know

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Some of my closest #AVtweeps know that back last summer, I volunteered to be one of the 43,448 people within the global trial to get injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (aka: BNT162b2 0.3 ml). Yes, I received the actual vaccine rather than the placebo (21,720 people in the study received BNT162b2 and 21,728 received […]

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Arista Releases New E-Vocal Duo Audio-Over-IP Interfaces

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Arista Corporation, in conjunction with DMX Pro Sales, announced the availability of Arista’s E-Vocal Duo Audio-over-IP interfaces. The models (available on Amazon) include the ARS-0002-A00 Dante-to-analog audio interface and the ARS-0002-A01 interface, which facilitates lip-sync delay to enable sound and picture to be synchronized. Arista’s E-Vocal Duo ARS-0002-A00 converts a Dante stream into two channels […]

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Electro-Voice Launches EVOLVE 50M Column Loudspeaker System

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Electro-Voice is expanding its EVOLVE series with the launch of the EVOLVE 50M column loudspeaker system. The EVOLVE 50M features Electro-Voice’s new QuickSmart Link digital audio and control technology, an onboard mixer, DSP and effects — all combined within the EVOLVE 50 format. The EVOLVE 50M is designed specifically for AV rental companies or other […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases New High-Brightness LED Signage Displays

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a new line of high-brightness outdoor LED Signage displays designed for arenas, stadiums, retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, transit centers, hotels and more. Featuring standard pixel pitches ranging from 3.9 millimeters to 16 millimeters, the six models in the GSCA Versatile Series, GSCC Essential Series and GSCD Ultra Light Series […]

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Tascam Announces TM-70 Dynamic Microphone

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Tascam announced the TM-70 Dynamic Microphone designed as a hybrid of super-cardioid and dynamic elements. According to the company, TM-70 is resistant to ambient noise and is ideally voiced to handle the nuances of the human voice — making this microphone a choice for live broadcasting, podcasting, film dialog and audio streaming. The Tascam TM-70 […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases New Transmitter, Receiver Set

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Kramer Electronics’ PT-2UT/R-KIT is a transmitter and receiver set for USB 2.0, RS-232 and audio signals over twisted pair with two-way power over cable. The PT-2UT transmitter converts the USB input signal for transmission over category cable. The PT-2UR receiver converts the transmitted signal back to a USB signal. A wide variety of USB peripheral […]

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Meyer Takes Steps to Patent Audio Solution for Using LEDs in Movie Theaters; It’s Called Ultra Reflex

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Meyer Sound has introduced Ultra Reflex, a patent-pending solution for optimum reproduction of discrete screen channel audio on large-scale direct view (“emissive”) video displays. The complete system for each screen channel comprises a high frequency component reflecting off the screen that is coupled with a direct radiating low frequency component. The result is full bandwidth […]

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New G100 Series From Barco Debuts as Entry-Level Projector Lineup

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Barco has announced the launch of its new budget-friendly G100 series of three laser projectors aimed at media-based attractions, like planetariums, theme parks and smaller events. The G100 is a single-chip projector with native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and includes three brightness variants: 16,000, 19,000 and 22,000 lumens. This high-brightness power enables advanced image quality to […]

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Tascam Updates Firmware for VS-R Series Video Streamers/Recorders

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Tascam has released a firmware update for its VS-R series video streamers/recorders which increases the number of concurrent RTMP streams from one to three. This means users can now stream simultaneously to up to three online video platforms that use the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Boxcast, DaCast and […]

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We Want to Hear From You! In Less Than 1 Minute, You Could Win a $500 Gift Card

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We are all excited 2021 is here! 🌅🎆🎇 We’ve got some big plans. But we need your direction to help us plan accordingly. Simply put, if you’ll take this 60-second survey, we’ll enter you into a drawing for a $500 Amazon or Apple (you choose) gift card AND, we’ll do you one better; if you […]

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Sony Debuts New C-Series, B-Series Crystal LEDs

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Sony Electronics just debuted two new Crystal LEDs in the form of the C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26-millimeter and P1.58-millimeter) for different installation needs and expand the lineup of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications including corporate showrooms, […]

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My New Year’s Resolution Is to Obtain a CTS Certification. Come Study With Steph!

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It’s that time of year again where everyone makes ridiculous resolutions they probably won’t keep. Instead of doing all that this year, I wanted to make a resolution that would be achievable — no matter how hard it seems. So, I am studying to get my CTS! To keep me accountable, my co-workers at rAVe […]

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The Top 10 Stories of 2020

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2020 sucked! So, now that we got that out of the way, let’s review the top 10 AV, UCC and Digital Signage stories, according to data, in 2020! The top story of 2020 was the the acquisition of Whitlock by AVI-SPL. Marketed as a merger, this didn’t appear to be one in hindsight. Whitlock is now […]

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EAW and dB Technologies Form Unique Distribution Alliance — Could This Be More Than a Trend?

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By distributing each other’s products in their home regions, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) and dB Technologies say they plan to better serve their customers and position themselves for growth into 2021. “The dB Technology and EAW brands offer exceptional innovation and value to their customers and deserve the best chance to grow globally,” said Arturo […]

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Quality Versus Convenience

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Great salespeople are like ducks, paddling furiously under the water while appearing calm to the outside world. Think about what our great salespeople go through with every prospective customer (budget, authority, buying team, decision-makers, influencers, need, timeline, urgency, objectives, etc.) while focusing on the client’s needs. Sometimes we overlook the most basic and critical distinction […]

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Atomos Enables Apple ProRes RAW Recording Support for Sony FX6

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Atomos has enabled Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s new FX6 professional camera with full-frame image sensor; which natively outputs RAW over SDI. This is all made possible with the Atomos Shogun 7 AtomOS 10.43 update which now allows users to record ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4K@60Hz. The resulting images have […]

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Listen Technologies Announces Listen EVERYWHERE: a Private Channels Feature

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Listen Technologies has announced a private channels feature in Listen EVERYWHERE. The new feature is part of a firmware upgrade to Listen EVERYWHERE, the wireless system that streams audio and customized content directly to smartphones and smart devices. Listen EVERYWHERE private channels provide a convenient way for venues to create confidential, password-protected audio channels on […]

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SynAudCon Updates Famed Audio 100 Course

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SynAudCon announced and update to its “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” and it’s already on live on the website. “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” is the fifth course to undergo such renovations by SynAudCon in the last 24 months. The newly released Course 100 underwent a six-month transformation process — expanding on topics […]

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Barco Projectors Take Guinness World Record Title for Largest Projection of a Video Game

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Rentex and Barco (using the UDX-4K40 Flex projectors) set a record for the largest ever projection of a video game. This display, produced by LA-based Be Core, Inc., featured snowboarder Grant Giller playing Xbox’s Destiny 2. The spectacular live event was executed by 3D projection mapping leader, PaintScaping Inc. Projected at the top of Copper Mountain in […]

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PreSonus Releases the Ampire High Density Pack Add-On

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PreSonus has released the Ampire High Density Pack, the first add-on for Ampire, PreSonus’ acclaimed amp modeling and effects plug-in. The new add-on includes a collection of three State Space Modeled iconic amps and six unique stompbox effects suited for guitarists looking for high-gain sounds and exotic effects. Also included are three new impulse-response-based cabinet […]

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Tascam Intros New Series of High-Resolution USB Audio Interfaces

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Tascam just introduced the US-HR Series High Resolution USB Audio Interfaces; including three models — the US-1x2HR, the US-2x2HR and the US-4x4HR, all including 24-bit/192-kilohertz audio performance, ultra-low latency (four-sample driver buffer), Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers with +48V phantom power and a software control suite. In addition, all the US-HR Series interfaces have a loopback function […]

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PROLIGHTS Expands ECL Collection Into One-Stop Lighting Solution

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It has been a year since the release of the PROLIGHTS ECL Panel TWC, a 2×1 soft light tunable white and colored LED for TV and studios. With recent product launches of late 2020, PROLIGHTS had expanded the ECL collection into what can be described as a one-stop lighting solution for TV, streaming and motion […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases CRS-PlugNView-H High-Speed Active Optical Armored Cable

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Kramer Electronics’ CRS-PlugNView-H cable is a high-speed HDMI active optical armored cable (AOC) perfectly suited for the challenging usage expected from rental and staging applications. The CRS-PlugNView-H supports resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) 18 gigabits per second over long cable runs up to 328 feet (100 meters) without the need for an external power supply […]

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Martin Audio Announces New Additions, Upgraded Voicing for CDD Series

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Martin Audio has announced new additions and upgraded voicing for its CDD series — as well as improved production capacity — as part of a concerted effort to meet the growing needs of installation applications. CDD was original launched in 2015, combining curved enclosures with patent protected Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology. Martin Audio further extended […]

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ATEN Technology Launches HDMI to USB-C UVC Video Capture With PD3.0 Power Pass-Through

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ATEN Technology has launched its UC3021 CAMLIVE+. Part of ATEN’s growing portfolio of professional-level content creation products, the UC3021 lets users simply capture their professional camera or game console’s video image to an Android smartphone or a PC to livestream in 1080P60 format, making streaming quality immediately outstanding, even when on the go. The UC3021 […]

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Neutrik Announces New Range of Product Solutions Aimed at Esports

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Neutrik USA has announced the availability of product solutions aimed specifically at the esports market. Neutrik’s connectors and related products span the entire gamut of connectivity types, including analog, digital, low-voltage, power only, data, fiber, fiber plus copper, as well as Dante interfaces and PoE solutions. The result is a range of offerings that includes […]

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Studio Technologies Updates Dante Intercom Audio Engine

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Studio Technologies announces the first major update for its Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine. The Model 5422 is a solution for creating digital party-line (PL) intercom circuits and other specialized audio functions. It is optimized for use with Dante-compatible products such as intercom beltpacks, user stations and announcer’s consoles. The new firmware builds on […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases New 136-Inch Model All-in-One LED Display

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On the heels of its 130-inch All-in-One LED display, LG Business Solutions USA has expanded the category with a brand new 136-inch model that the company says is even easier to install — and is portable when integrated with an optional mobile stand. The LG LED All-in-One 136-inch display (model LAEB015) comes ready to assemble […]

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