Prolight + Sound 2014 is now less than three weeks away, promising to attract various industry professionals looking to get a first glimpse of the latest technology on the market.
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Allen & Heath has announced that it will be launching the latest addition to its Xone DJ range. The recently launched Qu-24 compact digital mixer and Xone:23 DJ mixer will also be on display. In addition to these products, the ME personal monitoring system, Qu-16 rack mount digital mixer, GLD and iLive digital systems and analogue mixers from the MixWizard4 and ZED series will be demonstrated.
Oregon-based Audio Precision will be making its first appearance at Prolight + Sound this year. The company will be demonstrating its APx Converged Audio Test, which provides a single platform that covers all aspects of audio test, allowing rapid sharing of projects and data between design and production.
The company will also present the APx Electro-acoustic software suites that provide acoustic measurements for loudspeaker drivers and enclosures. President of Audio Precision, David Schmoldt says: “With the new Electro-acoustic test suites, AP has a solution that covers every aspect of audio product creation. We are excited to expand our offerings to reflect the changing needs of our customers, who continue to rely upon AP to provide the last word in audio test.”
Nürtingen-based Fohhn Audio will unveil the latest addition to its Focus Series range of steerable line array systems. Focus Venue is a new series for large live sound applications. It is designed to complement the loudspeaker models currently available in the manufacturer’s Linea Focus and Focus Modular series. The new loudspeakers offer all the standard elements of Fohhn beam steering technology, including real-time remote control and monitoring via Fohhn Audio Soft software.
The company’s Airea-Series compact, fully digital, networkable loudspeaker will also be making its first tradeshow appearance. The new loudspeakers will offer all the standard elements of Fohhn beam steering technology, including real-time remote control and monitoring via Fohhn Audio Soft software.
British loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One will showcase several new products at Prolight + Sound this year. Visitors will have the opportunity to try out the new products and talk to their designers, Tony Andrews and John Newsham. Firstly, the PSM318 DJ Monitor will be on display, which has already been installed in several venues and festivals around the globe, including Space in Ibiza, Sound in LA, Output in New York, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and Serbia’s Exit Festival.
DJ Carl Cox, comments: “Just as you thought Funktion-One couldn’t get any better, they designed the best monitors I have ever worked on.” In addition to the PSM318, the Resolution 3 SH Evo and EH Evo loudspeakers will also be on show. The Resolution 3 SH Evo and EH Evo have been installed in Space, Moscow, where the main room, main terrace, VIP terrace and VIP Lounge are all equipped with Funktion-One sound systems.
QSC is bringing a range of new products, including the new CXD-Q Network Amplifiers. The CXD-Q is designed for use with the Q-Sys Network Audio Platform. QSC senior product manager Dale Sandberg, says: “As Q-Sys products, they operate like other Q-Sys peripherals utilising the same standard Layer 3 networking technology for audio streaming, control and monitoring.” The QSC TouchMix Series Compact Digital Mixer will also be demonstrated, following its European tradeshow debut at ISE in Amsterdam.
The company will also be showcasing the next generation of Q-Sys Enterprise Cores. The new models, the Core 1100 and the Core 3100 are capable of double the processing speed of the preceding models. QSC install DSP product manager, TJ Adams says: “These next-generation server cores are uniquely suited to manage the extensive audio processing needs in larger deployments such as convention centres, entertainment venues, hospitality settings and transportation facilities.