Prase Media Technologies Partners with Renkus-Heinz to Bring Premium Loudspeaker Offerings to Italy

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Renkus-Heinz, manufacturer of professional loudspeakers, is partnering with Italian AV distributor Prase Media Technologies to bring intelligent loudspeaker solutions to the Italian market. This partnership results in Renkus-Heinz solutions being made available to more designers, integrators, and end-users – allowing sound to be put precisely where you want it most: on the audience.

“The mission at Renkus-Heinz is to make every location sound better,” said Michal Poplawski, European Technical Sales Manager at Renkus-Heinz. “That requires more than just having product available in a certain area. You need to have a partnership in place with a team that is passionate, knowledgeable, and excited about the solutions you create. We are fortunate to have those qualities in our partnership with Prase Media Technologies.”

Solid State Logic Expands 500 Series Module Range With New Processing Favorites

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Solid State Logic (SSL) introduce two new modular processors as part of revitalizing their renowned, and often emulated, SSL 500 Series module range. The classic G-Comp Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek brushed steel facelift, while a feature enhanced VHD+ module, brand new stereo ULTRAVIOLET Stereo Equalizer (UV-EQ) and SiX Channel (SiX CH) modules, complete the new-look range.

Niall Feldman, SSL Director of New Products, comments “For nearly 20 years we have made many of our classic console and processor-based innovations available to more producers, engineers and musicians via the 500 module series. The opportunity with our more recent product to continue this work and bring a new range of modern classic 500 modules to a broader market, was too good to resist.”

Goldsmith Sales & Marketing, Inc. Appointed Rep Firm for A.C. ProMedia

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A.C. ProMedia, distributor of state-of-the-art products and solutions aimed at the commercial and pro-AV installation markets, appoints Goldsmith Sales & Marketing, Inc. as their Sales Representative partner.

Working with A.C. ProMedia’s Michael Colon, Regional Sales Manager, and Franck Fabry, VP of Sales, Goldsmith Sales & Marketing, Inc. will cover the Pacific Northwest sales territory.

Goldsmith Sales represents some of the industry’s greatest manufacturers and distributors, offering a wide variety of products in nearly every category in our industry. They work with their clients acting as their agent and advocate so that the client gets the utmost service and support for the brands they rely on. Goldsmith Sales and Marketing, Inc. Takes pride in being able to take action quickly while helping their customers get what they need in a timely manner.

Renkus-Heinz Launches New Website Focused on Streamlined Support and Technical Documentation

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Renkus-Heinz has launched a new website focused on providing partners with increased support options, expansive product details, and multiple installation examples across key verticals. Additional technical documentation, including Bim/Revit data, is also available. The site is live at

“Over the past few years, Renkus-Heinz has made a point of helping our partners put sound where they want it most,” said Jim Mobley, Vice President of Operations at Renkus-Heinz. “The redesign of the Renkus-Heinz website continues that mission by offering tools that help professional sound experts place sound with precision on an audience.”

Now Available: Audio-Technica’s Next-Generation ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR Boundary Microphones

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Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces the availability of the ES945O/XLR omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and ES947C/XLR cardioid condenser boundary microphone – replacing A-T’s popular ES945 and ES947 with these upgraded versions. Notably, the ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR add IPX4 water resistance, protecting the microphones from splashes of water and making them even more ideal conferencing and monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications.

With their low-profile design that mounts unobtrusively in tabletops, ceilings or panels for minimum visibility, the ES945O/XLR omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and ES947C/XLR cardioid condenser boundary microphone provide clear, highly intelligible audio that is perfect for conferencing, recording, monitoring and other demanding sound pickup applications. Protected by a rugged all-metal case with a two-layer perforated grille, the microphones feature polar patterns afford a 360° pickup angle (ES945O/XLR) and 120° pickup angle (ES947C/XLR), respectively, while Audio-Technica’s proprietary UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology provides outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI). The microphones’ IPX4 water resistance sets them in a class of their own as boundary mics. Additionally, the ES947C/XLR and has a small front-of-mic indicator to ensure proper orientation for maximum pickup.

DAS Audio Loudspeakers Bring New Level of Engagement to First Baptist Church Services

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With its mission to develop disciples of Christ Jesus who joyfully exchange all that they are for all that He is, First Baptist Church is devoted to developing disciples of Christ. The church recently underwent an extensive facility upgrade to its sound reinforcement capabilities and, as part of this endeavor, they now have new loudspeakers drawn from the Vantec, Event, and Aero series catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based DAS Audio.

DiTech AV LLC of El Campo, TX, an AV design / build firm that services the worship and commercial markets while also operating a live event services division, was contracted to design and deploy the church’s new sound system. Paul Guthrie, the firm’s owner, who heads sales, system design, and system integration, discussed the project.

New PreSonus Universal Control Update Directly Supports M1 Macs and More

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PreSonus® has released Universal Control 3.4.2, a milestone update to its multi-product control and driver software package that includes full support for Apple Silicon M1-based Mac® computers. All currently supported PreSonus hardware—including all USB audio interfaces (AudioBox and Studio series), Quantum-series Thunderbolt interfaces, StudioLive® mixers (16.0.2 USB, AR series, and Series III), ATOM-series pad controllers, and FaderPort®-series control surfaces—now works natively with M1-based Macs.

Universal Control 3.4.2 includes a firmware update for the PreSonus Quantum 4848 interface and for the company’s ATOM and ATOM SQ pad controllers. ATOM SQ now connects correctly on macOS® Big Sur 11.2 and later. Connectivity has been improved with some Windows® systems, as well. The update also implements pad performance adjustments for both units.

Audinate’s Dante Now Supported in More Than 3,000 Devices

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Audinate’s Dante, the de facto standard for digital audio networking, recently reached an impressive milestone with more than 3,000 different products now incorporating Dante for audio-over-IP connectivity. According to research from RH Consulting, 3,034 Dante-enabled devices are available from 361 different manufacturers as of January 2021. The data from RH Consulting indicates Dante is the protocol of choice in more than 91 percent of the networked audio products currently on the market.

Audinate announced in January that the total number of OEM brands now working with Dante has reached 518, with 133 OEMs currently developing their first Dante-enabled product.