Woodbury, NY, August 2, 2019 — 80-year-old First Alliance Church (FAC) in Calgary, Alberta produces two distinct live video feeds of their services, each optimized for a particular purpose – image magnification (IMAG) to enrich the worship experience for on-site visitors, and online streaming to reach congregants unable to attend in person. Overhauling their production infrastructure to HD, FAC purchased four Z-HD5500 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to capture high-quality video for both applications while accurately reproducing the church’s rich LED lighting effects.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, JULY 25, 2019 – Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement and installation company, announced the launch of its Production Services division (MPS). The newly created division provides equipment rentals and production services for live and recorded events for clients outside of Masque Sound’s proven Broadway theater productions business. MPS serves shorter term events such as concerts, TV shows, corporate presentations, galas and a range of special events.
From its oﬃces in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Final Focus Productions oﬀers AV services for non-proﬁt, corporate and government clients using a small-footprint Allen & Heath Qu-16 digital mixer purchased from Washington Music Center in Wheaton, Maryland. Proprietor Steve Kownacki upgraded to the Qu-16 from an Allen & Heath MixWizard analog mixer. “We absolutely loved the MixWizard,” he says. “But our clients kept asking us to do more and we needed to move to a digital platform. Now, the Qu-16 allow us to simultaneously mix for live audio, multitrack recording and webcast streaming and manage multiple inputs all in a mixer that ﬁts on a tabletop.”
Following the success of ADJ’s Encore Burst 200, its popular high-intensity twin warm white LED-powered blinder, the company is pleased to announce the expansion of the Encore Burst Series with the introduction of three new single LED wash fixtures. Each model features the same sleek IP-rated casing and flexible multipurpose bracket, while offering a different powerful LED engine designed with a specific lighting application in mind.
The Encore Burst 100 IP features a potent 125W warm white CREE C.O.B LED and has a wide 50-degree beam angle making it ideal for use as an audience blinder or general wash fixture. This extremely punchy unit has a color temperature of 2700K and also offers a dim-to-warm feature that authentically replicates the dimming profile of a traditional halogen lamp light source by introducing a 1200K (amber) low intensity LED element at lower dimmer settings. In addition, the model offers variable speed strobe and pulse effects which add to the flexibility of this professional lighting fixture.
Also designed for use as a versatile wash or audience blinder / strobe effect, the Encore Burst RGBW IP offers the added creative potential of full red, blue, green and white color mixing. Harnessing the power of a 150W CREE C.O.B 4-in-1 RGBW LED light source and also offering a wide 50-degree beam angle, this versatile fixture can be used to bath a stage or crowd in an almost limitless choice of colors as well as for creating powerful multi-colored strobe effects.
CHATSWORTH, CA, JULY 18, 2019 – KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduces its revolutionary KRK Audio Tools App for iOS and Android. This free suite of professional studio tools includes five useful and professional analysis-based components that work with any monitor setup, and one powerful tool (EQ Recommendation) that helps acclimate the new KRK ROKIT G4 monitors to their individual acoustic environment.
In addition to the EQ Recommendation tool, the app also includes a Spectrum Real Time Analyzer (RTA), Level Meter, Delay and Polarity Analyzers, as well as a Monitor Align tool that helps users set their monitor positioning more accurately to their listening area. Within the app is a sound generator giving the user sound analysis options of sine, continuous sine sweep, white noise and pink noise—all of which can help the analysis process in different conditions.
“We wanted to build something game-changing for the new ROKIT G4 line that enables our users to achieve better final mixes overall,” explains Rich Renken, Product Manager—Pro Audio Division, Gibson Brands. “In terms of critical listening, the G4 monitors are completely