Yamaha introduces the STAGEPAS 1K portable PA system

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Yamaha has added the STAGEPAS 1K to its lineup of portable PA systems. The Yamaha STAGEPAS 1K consists of a 12″ subwoofer and an array speaker paired with a 1000W amplifier. It also features a 5-channel integrated mixer with bluetooth playback. Yamaha says that the array speaker contains ten of the 1.5″ drivers known from […]

Zoom intros the LiveTrak L-20R digital rack mixer

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Zoom has introduced the LiveTrak L-20R, a 20-channel rack-mountable digital mixer designed for on-stage use. The Zoom L-20R lets you control the FOH mix and six individual monitor signals using up to seven iPads. That sounds like a neat solution for touring bands playing in small to medium venues. Wireless control has given rack mixers […]

Alto Professional introduces the TS318S and TS315S powered subwoofers

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Alto Professional has announced the introduction of the TS3 series powered subwoofers. The TS318S and TS315S are designed to complement the TS3 series full-range speakers and extend their bass response. At prices of around USD 500-600, the Alto Professional TS315S and TS318S are pretty affordable. In this price range, they compete with offerings like the […]

AcoustiTools for iOS: Using AR to solve live sound problems

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The Acoustic Masterminds Acoustitools app for iOS mobile devices is now available on the App Store. It uses the augmented reality (AR) capabilities of recent Apple devices to deliver a variety of diagnostic tools for improving live sound. Could this be a Swiss Army knife for dealing with live sound problems? Acoustitools contains four separate […]

NAMM 2019: SSL Live L350 & L550 consoles available from February

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At NAMM 2019, Solid State Logic premiered its Live L350 and L550 consoles alongside the X-Light Dante interface and software version 4.8. The SB 16.12 Stagebox made an appearance, too. Replacing the L300 and L550 in SSL’s current Live console range, the L550 and L350 offer the following specs: L550: 288 processing paths, 36 Matrix […]

NAMM 2019: Earthworks SR314 live vocal cardioid condenser microphone

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Studio equipment manufacturer Earthworks showcased its latest creation – the SR314 – at NAMM 2019. The SR314 is a cardioid condenser microphone designed for stage use. In other words, this is a live vocal condenser microphone, which still sounds a little odd all these years in. Live vocals are traditionally dominated by dynamic microphones for […]

NAMM 2019: Mackie debuts new flagship DRM active & passive loudspeakers

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Ahead of the big NAMM event at the end of January, Mackie has announced a flagship series of powered loudspeakers, the DRM Professional. Comprising a complete line-up which includes the 1600W 12″ DRM212, 1600W 15″ DRM215, 2300W 15″ 3-Way DRM315, 2000W 12″ DRM12A Array, and 2000W 18″ DRM18S Subwoofer, the speakers have modern DSP effects […]

QSC intros CP Series of active PA speakers with DSP and 1000W of amplification

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Aussie audio manufacturer QSC has announced a new line-up of portable PAs – the QSC CP Series (CP stands for Compact Powered) of loudspeakers. QSC says these active PA speakers have a lightweight design, built-in DSPs, and 1000W of Class D amplification. All of this is integrated into a single-box build weighing 9.5 kg (21 […]

A&H completes its SQ digital console line-up with the SQ-7 flagship desk

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Allen & Heath has completed its line-up of SQ-series digital consoles with the big daddy, the new SQ-7. This is a 33-fader desk that expands on the SQ-5 and SQ-6 which were announced last October. It features the same FPGA-based processing technology and expands the desks’ reach with 32 preamps, 16 custom soft keys, and […]

UAD brings forth its UAD-2 Live Rack MADI FX processor

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While today’s digital mixers are packed with FX tools, many of the included EQs and compressors are of the bread-and-butter variety. Universal Audio obviously sees a niche market here and is introducing UAD-2 Live Rack — a powerhouse of an FX processor designed for live applications. The MADI-connected unit has 16-channel processing, letting engineers use […]