By: Will Lee In 2019, Christian Life Assembly, 25 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, received a much-needed audio system upgrade. We had been using an Avid Venue mixing desk …
By David Banks Grace Church in Maryland Heights, MO, held its first service back in May of 1978. Ron Tucker, the founding pastor, still leads the congregation today with the …
Advanced wireless intercom solution is purpose-built to harness the full capabilities of 5GHz and IP
Clear-Com® is proud to announce FreeSpeak Edge™, the latest addition to the industry-leading FreeSpeakÔ family of digital wireless intercom solutions. FreeSpeak Edge is the most advanced wireless intercom system, delivering the best audio quality and enhanced performance in some of the most complex live performance environments. The system also gives the user more control and customization options, thanks to advanced frequency coordination capabilities and intuitive design features in the system’s transceivers and beltpacks.
Built from the ground up, FreeSpeak Edge is the result of extensive feedback from existing FreeSpeak II power users, incorporating recent advances in the fundamental technology, leading to an all-new 5GHz chipset that features an exclusive radio stack development which has been optimized for intercom. FreeSpeak Edge also leverages state of the art audio-over-IP developments in its architecture, utilizing AES67 connections between the transceivers and the host intercom frame for exceptional flexibility in deployment.
If you are short-staffed and relying on volunteers, it can be tough to produce high quality, weekly content to keep your congregation updated and engaged. Not every house of worship has the budget for a full-time video producer. Now, for a fraction of the cost, you have the option of automating your video production with the One Button Studio.
Each One Button Studio kit comes 90% assembled and includes everything you need to turn a small room into an automated recording studio. We’re talking lights, microphone, camera, monitors & capture hardware. Yet, it’s so simple to use, you don’t need to know anything about video production.
Installation is simple too, because we designed this kit to integrate easily into a small office space or conference room. We include hardware for mounting the lights and microphone to a typical drop-ceiling. And the whole system operates on a single power outlet, so there is no need to call in an electrician.
Imagine walking into a room with a PowerPoint and a thumb drive, then walking out fifteen minutes later with a completely finished video. This is the power of the One Button Studio! (+Plus version required for presentation integration.)
KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduces the CLASSIC 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors to its renowned family of professional-grade monitor offerings. Incorporating over 30 years of innovation from the world’s leading studio monitor manufacturer, KRK’s CLASSIC 5 was designed using concepts from the brand’s previous ROKIT lines to deliver the same high-quality mixes that customers have come to expect from KRK.
“At KRK Systems, our goal is to design solutions that provide users with the freedom to create the most accurate and pristine productions, no matter what genre or environment they’re working in,” says Jimmy R. Landry, Global Director of Marketing, Pro Audio Division, Gibson Brands, Inc. “With this CLASSIC 5 studio monitor, we took into consideration what people have always loved about creating music on previous KRK monitors. From there, we zoomed in and finetuned certain components to make it an incredibly versatile monitor for music creation, mixing and mastering. With the optional +2dB KRK Bass Boost, the new CLASSIC 5 can hold true to the acclaimed KRK sound that music creators around the world have loved for years.”
Panasonic has announced it will initiate deliveries this month for its new 1.9 GHz Digital Wireless Microphone System for lecture halls and auditoriums. The system has expandability to handle spaces from small to large with high sound quality, having connection of up to 8 antennas allowing for full coverage in any space.
The new sound system further strengthens Panasonic’s product line, thereby enabling the company to support the increasingly diversified range of customer requirements. The 1.9 GHz Digital Wireless Microphone System has a suggested retail price of $2,275.
1. Clear sound achieved with a wide frequency band and noise suppression technology
2. Large spaces handled with connection of up to 8 antennas
3. High level of privacy and confidentiality secured with pairing registration using DECT*1 technology
Zylia unveiled two major additions to its industry-leading 3D audio recording and production portfolio at AES: the ZYLIA ZR-1 portable recording device and 6DoF VR/AR Development Kit. Designed for professional users of the innovative ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone system, the powerful new ZYLIA ZR-1 device offers a convenient laptop replacement for outdoor and ambient sound recordings, 3rd order Ambisonics recording, and 360-degree recording. The new 6DoF VR/AR Development Kit empowers users to capture high-quality, higher-order Ambisonics (HOA) simultaneously at multiple points around the recorded scene.
ZYLIA ZR-1 Portable Recording Device
“In response to user requests and feedback, we are launching a product that enables recording independent of the laptop,” said Tomasz Żernicki, Zylia co-founder and chief technology officer. “This highly efficient portable recorder simplifies outdoor recording while making 3rd order Ambisonics recording easy. With this uniquely portable and powerful solution, users have the freedom to record hundreds of hours of 360-degree audio in virtually any environment.”
At InfoComm 2019, LundHalsey announced a partnership with Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, making LundHalsey’s premier line of furniture solutions available in the U.S. for first time. Now broadcasters can experience the Kontrol Command fixed-height console, the Kontrol Air height-adjustable console, and the E-Type II fixed-height broadcast console at 2019 NAB Show New York, Oct. 16-17, in booth N275.
“As partners with LundHalsey, we share a common passion for delivering solutions that set the standard in design and quality,” said Paul Dolynchuk, director, product management at Legrand | AV. “We’re proud to stand beside them at 2019 NAB Show New York and demonstrate the functionality and durability of their internationally recognized consoles, which are now available to customers in the U.S. for the first time directly from Legrand | AV.”
Stylish and ergonomically designed, the Kontrol Command, Kontrol Air, and E-Type II all feature a modular steel bay system architecture and a .5-inch-thick compact laminate work surface with unmatched durability, manufacturability, and integrated cable management. Each unit can be customized and enhanced to customer specifications with a wide range of accessories, including LED lighting in different colors, touch-sensitive cable outlets that automatically open and close with the lightest touch, monitor arms that fully adjust to any user height and reach, pullout PC trays, and more. Additionally, the Kontrol Air features a height-adjustable work surface that can be moved at the touch of a button or remotely via the Kontrol Air mobile app.
Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced its industry-recognized Forward installation solutions are now shipping. Built to install today’s systems at tomorrow’s speed, Forward is designed around an innovative new rackrail and Middle Atlantic’s patented universal hole pattern that allow the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting, and other rack solutions to be quickly installed without tools. With Forward, integrators can install everyday rack builds five times faster and with the reliability to ensure a satisfying and positive AV experience.
“When we asked installers where they spend a majority of their time and where they experience the biggest challenges, they told us it was inside the rack,” said Paul Dolynchuk, director of product management at Legrand | AV – Middle Atlantic Products. “Using that feedback, we created Forward. The highly anticipated family of options cleverly solves the most time-consuming rack-building tasks — from working in pitch-black spaces, mounting panels, and anchoring unwieldy cabling spaghetti, to dealing with power blips — without ever picking up a drill. Now integrators can release their inner speed demons, building an AV rack system more quickly and efficiently than they ever thought possible.”
The Forward accessory and options line addresses the entire system lifecycle and builds upon industry-leading products that integrators have depended on for decades.
MXL MicrophonesMXL Microphones, a leading manufacturer of consumer and professional audio products, introduces its APS Podcasting Bundle, offering three standout hardware components including a microphone, stand and XLR/USB adapter, specifically designed for live streamers and podcasters. These products provide users with easy-to-use and professional-sounding tools to create high-quality audio podcasts.
The MXL BCD-1 Broadcast Dynamic Microphone is an end address microphone with warm, rich tones designed to make vocals stand out in any recording or broadcast. It delivers a bright sound, with built-in shock mount to negate vibrations and unwanted noise and features excellent side rejection. The tuned grill eliminates internal reflections while the built-in swivel mount allows for perfect positioning when combined with the MXL BCD-Stand. The BCD-Stand with articulating hinge arm allows for easy mic placement and provides a professional look and feel for podcasters. Additional clamp and swivel mount options are also available.
The Mic Mate Pro is an XLR-to-USB audio interface adapter that allows podcasters and live streamers to connect their microphones directly to their computer, effectively converting any XLR microphone into a USB microphone. With 48V phantom power, gain and headphone volume control, and studio-quality preamp capabilities, the Mic Mate Pro is a versatile and compact universal interface. It allows podcasters to instantly start recording without any special driver installations for a plug-and-play solution. To further simplify use, the MXL Mic Mate Pro handles microphone gain and headphone volume adjustments with low-profile rotary knobs, while the built-in headphone jack allows for zero-latency direct monitoring.