Martin Audio Announces Special ‘Virtual’ Launch Event

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Martin Audio has announced a Special Event to take place on February 16th, 2021, getting its 50th Anniversary year off to an energetic start. The virtual presentation will provide important updates, including the announcement of major new product and software releases.

Their rationale for a virtual event is that with much of the global tradeshow calendar still in doubt, there are very few opportunities in the near future for in-person collaboration to highlight significant additions to the international pro audio industry’s arsenal.

City Theatrical Launches Multiverse Vero Transceivers Products For Outdoor Wireless DMX Installations

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City Theatrical’s Multiverse Vero Transceiver 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 7400-5902) brings the advanced features of theMultiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to outdoor installations for architecture and entertainment. The Multiverse Vero Transceiver 900MHz/2.4GHz contains two radios, 2.4GHz (for worldwide use) and 900MHz (for use in the Americas only), which allows the user to select which radio band to use via the Multiverse SHoW ID. The Multiverse Vero Transceiver is housed in a NEMA 4 / IP66-rated package that provides protection from the outdoor elements. Its internal backlit LCD display simplifies setup and gives feedback on system performance. Each unit comes with a dual band 2.5dBi Outdoor Omni-directional Antenna. This product is available through City Theatrical dealers in North America.

City Theatrical held a 30-minute webinar featuring new training information regarding Multiverse Vero Transceiver wireless DMX/RDM technology on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The webinar video recording can now be seen here: https://youtu.be/HIPMRBcaQCQ 

TASCAM Introduces the TM-82 Dynamic Microphone

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TASCAM proudly announces the debut of the TM-82 Dynamic Microphone. Featuring a unidirectional cardioid design specifically engineered for stunning voice and instrument capture, the TM-82 Dynamic Microphone makes an exceptional choice for both recording and live performance applications.

Designed as a vocal / instrument microphone for the working performer’s budget, the TM-82 is the perfect all-around microphone for natural, accurate vocal and instrument audio. With its unidirectional cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of 50Hz〜20kHz, the new TM-82 is specifically engineered to capture the character and nuances of performances without introducing room sound into the mix. The TM-82 captures exactly what is intended—for a mix-ready track or performance.

Yamaha YC73 and YC88 Stage Keyboards Put Classic Drawbar Organs and Vintage Keys in Packages for All Musicians

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Yamaha will be showcasing the YC73 and YC88 Stage Keyboards during NAMM’s virtual Believe in Music week starting January 21, 2021. The YC73 and YC88 combine great-feeling new keyboard actions with the soulful sounds, drawbar control, and gig-ready ease of use of the YC61 (introduced in January 2020). The YC73 features 73 weighted, balanced keys and is ideal for keyboardists who divide their playing between organ, piano, electric piano, clavi, synth, and other staple keyboard sounds. The YC88 is meant for musicians who prioritize the touch and response of an acoustic piano, offering 88 weighted Natural Wood keys with triple-sensor action, synthetic ebony and ivory key tops. Both add options alongside the semi-weighted “waterfall” action of the YC61 — the key shape preferred by organ players.

The YC73 and YC88 employ exclusive Yamaha Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) to capture not only the sound of classic “drawbar” organs, but their behavior down to the component level. VCM also reproduces the distinctive rotary speaker effect, which most keyboardists consider inseparable from the organ itself. In other words, the YC series does not merely take a digital snapshot of the world’s most imitated organ sound — it builds that sound from the ground up. This results in unprecedented authenticity.

Audinate Offers Seminar on Adapting Music Education for COVID with Dante During NAMM 2021

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Audinate is offering a free seminar during NAMM 2021 on the topic of “Getting Back to Music Education and Professional Live Performances.” The seminar explores how Dante is enabling many different types of live performances while maintaining social distancing and room occupancy safeguards for all.

Also available is a new overview of the revolutionary Dante AV video-over-IP solution from Audinate, and Level 1 and 2 of the popular Dante Certification Course. That means no matter where you are in the world, and no matter your familiarity with Dante, you can gain valuable training and practical insights on using Dante in real-world, AV-over-IP integrations.

TASCAM Announces the TM-70 Dynamic Microphone

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TASCAM is pleased to announce the TM-70 Dynamic Microphone. Designed as a unique hybrid of super-cardioid and dynamic elements, the TM-70 is resistant to ambient noise and is ideally voiced to handle the nuances of the human voice—making this microphone an outstanding choice for live broadcasting, podcasting, film dialog, and audio streaming.

The TASCAM TM-70 Dynamic Microphone is the perfect specialty mic for flawless vocal audio production. Featuring a super cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of 30Hz〜20kHz, the TM-70 was specifically engineered to capture what it is pointed at, effectively isolating sound sources such as directional dialog. The mic’s super cardioid directivity makes it resistant to ambient noise, thus enabling users to achieve a clean, clear audio signal that results in first class speech intelligibility. Equally notable, as the TM-70 captures more of one’s voice and less room sound, it becomes easier for engineers to provide the ideal mix.

Sony Electronics Launches Newest Addition to G Master™ Full-Frame Lens Series with the Lightweight and Compact 35mm F1.4 G Master™

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Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the FE 35mm F1.4 GM (model SEL35F14GM) – the newest addition to its acclaimed G Master full-frame lens series– delivering first-class image quality and beautiful bokeh in a compact and lightweight design. When paired with an E-mount camera body, the lens offers Sony’s industry-leading AF (autofocus) capabilities – perfect for a wide range of uses such as shooting landscapes, portraits and street photography, for both stills and video.

“At Sony, our purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology so we designed the FE 35mm F1.4 GM to perfectly capture the moments that need to be saved forever,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “With exquisite resolution and intelligent focusing technology, all in a small, lightweight design, this is an indispensable lens that does not compromise on image quality.”

XSF UV Light Towers

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Using existing germicidal technology and UV-C lights, XSF has developed the XSF UV Light Towers. They are sturdy stainless steel and aluminum towers that provide peace of mind by disinfecting exposed surfaces and air in rooms or enclosed spaces.

There are two models of the UV Light Tower currently offered by XSF. The Timer Model is a 440W UV-C tower with 8each 55W lamps, a built-in programmable LED touch screen timer, and a remote switch. The touch screen timer may be set in 5 minute increments up to the desired disinfection time. Disinfection time recommendations are provided with the UV Tower. Once the cycle is initiated, the touch screen will show a 60 second countdown to allow personnel to evacuate the area to be disinfected before the lights automatically turn on. The tower will turn itself off after the pre-determined cycle countdown is complete.

L-Acoustics Kiva II Shines at Westminster Christian School’s Lighthouse

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Westminster Christian School, a private preschool through high school campus in Miami’s Palmetto Bay suburb, recently installed an L-Acoustics Kiva II sound system in the Lighthouse, the school’s newly-constructed, 637-seat auditorium and worship center. The system was integrated by Jupiter, Florida-based Peerson Audio Incorporated, which L-Acoustics recently named a new Certified Provider for install (CPi).

The two-story, 30,780-square-foot Lighthouse—encompassing a full stage and orchestra pit, first- and second-floor lobbies, a choir room, classrooms, dressing rooms, an arts hub, a broadcast studio, and more—now provides a top-notch performance environment for Westminster Christian School’s highly-esteemed, award-winning Fine Arts programs. Students from grades 4 through 12 can participate in seven bands, six orchestras and an extensive choral program. WCS’s drama curriculum also prepares students for performance, set design and construction, sound and lighting, stage management, and film production. Westminster, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021, has also earned the distinction of being named a Microsoft Showcase School for the fourth year in a row, underscoring its desire to achieve technical prowess on par with its education excellence.

Elation IP-Rated Lighting for California Bayside’s Outdoor Christmas Village and Light Show

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After arguably the toughest year in recent memory, Bayside Church in Granite Bay, California, one of the largest churches in the Sacramento area, wanted to do something special for its congregation this holiday season. As a special holiday gift to the community, Bayside built a Christmas village complete with ice-skating rink, towering Christmas tree and special Christmas light show, a festive holiday experience enhanced using dynamic IP-rated luminaires from Elation Professional.

Alec Takahashi, a former lighting designer and lighting director at the church, was called on to light the project and worked on creative production with the church’s creative team, including Bayside creative director Corbin Phillips. Felix Lighting of Southern California supplied all of the lighting gear for the project.