Professional Microphone Market Back on Track After Year of Mixed Fortunes

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By: James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional microphone market experienced diverging fortunes in 2020. Some manufacturers struggled to satisfy accelerating demand, while others faced a market in freefall. That’s according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, which reveals the data behind the highs and lows and forecasts the future opportunities. “As a result of lockdowns, […]

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How Virtual Mic and Mic-Array Technologies Revolutionize Meeting Rooms and Classrooms: The Blog

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Hello, #AVtweeps! On June 30, I hosted this webinar with Rob Ziv, vice president of business development and strategy at Almo Pro A/V, as well as Adrian Doughty, director of North American sales at Nureva. For this webinar, we discussed how virtual mic and mic-array technologies revolutionize meeting rooms and classrooms — and this is […]

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Which Key Verticals Will Drive Recovery for the Commercial Audio Market?

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional audio market has traditionally been an area of long-term growth, driven by macro factors and innovation across a range of vertical and product segments. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 came as an unprecedented shock to the industry. Against the backdrop of canceled events and closed public spaces, many […]

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Almo Spring E4v: How to UC & See Into the Future

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Last year, AV/IT distributor Almo Professional A/V pulled together a top-rate virtual experience for resellers and tech managers. E4v is a digital version of Almo’s in-person E4: a regional, industry-education-focused show that typically features Almo vendors and their offerings. This week’s event, the spring E4v (“v” for “virtual”), marked Almo’s third full E4v Evolution, the […]

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Professional Audio in Broadcast and Video Production: Through the Pandemic and Beyond

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The Industry Begins to Recover The broadcast and video content industries have experienced significant changes over the past 12 months. The outbreak of COVID-19 has come as a substantial external shock, hindering the creation and supply of premium content. At the same time, demand for video content in the home […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 4: Pro Audio Matters

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Ever since UCC technology became commoditized — thanks to Zoom issuing more than 100,000 free licenses to K-12 schools, then expanding to accommodate more than 300 million daily meeting participants since early 2020 — audio-quality issues have become front and center. You can still have a remote or virtual meeting without video, but not without […]

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Is There Passion in AV?

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Like many people who work in AV, my journey to the industry came about through music. I’m a lifelong, passionate multi-instrumentalist musician, and both a studio and live sound engineer. I’m even lucky enough to have been in a band that had a Billboard chart-topping #1 single some years back. On the business side of […]

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A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

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Hi everyone, Steph Beckett here as your stand-in recap host (just for this session today). I was lucky enough to get to watch today’s audio session of LAVNCH EMEA — and I get to tell you about everything I learned. I’ll preface this by saying I care a lot about the audio realm — I […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Partners With Top Brands at Integrated Systems Europe 2016

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Stewart Filmscreen is partnering with top brands in the residential, commercial, and professional AV markets at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016, February 9-12, in Amsterdam. Stewart Filmscreen’s ISE stand features products from Digital Projection, Christie Digital, PRIMA Cinema, Pro Audio Technology, and CinemaTech. The collaboration with these heavy-hitters in home theater, display technology, and audio […]

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Adamson To Debut E219 Subwoofer At Infocomm

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Adamson will debut the new E219 subwoofer at InfoComm as part of the Energia family, which includes the E15, E12 and E218. The E219 is loaded with two lightweight, long excursion 19” SD19 Kevlar Neodymium drivers utilizing Adamson’s so-called Advanced Cone Architecture. The drivers use dual 5″ voice coils for power handling, and are mounted […]

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RCF Intros New Two-Way Sound Design in TT+ Series

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At InfoComm, RCF showed two-way sound design with the new TT+ Series 10”, 12” and 15” two-way active loudspeakers. The design philosophy for the new TT+ Series is based upon offering the sound engineer solutions and tools that are ready to use. The new products are RDNet ready, providing total control and monitoring of each […]

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