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New Products & News Highlights From Prolight+Sound/Musikmesse 2014
More than 60 new pro audio products as well as news from the big show in Frankfurt...
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The international Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound trade fairs last week in Frankfurt attracted about 110,000 visitors from 142 countries, according to figures released by Messe Frankfurt.

It represents a slight decline in visitors compared to the record of more than 113,000 set last year. Altogether, 2,242 international exhibitors from 57 countries presented their products and services at the show

“This year’s Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound were characterized by a high visitor standard and a willingness to place orders,” states Detlef Braun, a member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt, noting that this compensated for the slight decline in visitor numbers compared to last year.

The Prolight+Sound 2014 sector attracted a total of 897 exhibitors from 42 countries. According to a Messe Frankfurt statement, “The exhibitors gave the fair a positive rating in all respects with almost 80 percent saying they were satisfied to extremely satisfied with the course of business.”

The show also underscored its status as international sources of impulses with a comprehensive spectrum of seminars, lectures and workshops. At the Musikbiz Lounge & Congress Area, participants could find out about music marketing, copyright law and publishing, and hold discussions. The Eventplaza Conference offered numerous information events on trends, strategies and expertise for the live-entertainment and theatre sectors with particular attention being paid to the subject of event safety. Additionally, speakers from the media-technology sector passed on their knowledge about sound and event technology at the Prolight+Sound Conference.

Let’s take a look at the new products unveiled at the show. Check back oftan as this roster will be updated regularly.

Consoles & Mixers
Yamaha Commercial Audio QL Series Digital Consoles
Soundcraft Large-Format Vi3000 Digital Console
Roland Systems Group S-2416 Digital Snake
Avid Expanded Live Sound Plug-In Platform For S3L Mixing System
Allen & Heath Version 1.4 Firmware For GLD Digital Mixers
Midas PRO X Digital Console With Neutron Engine
New Optocore Software Implementation For DiGiCo
Behringer “Artist Presets” Library For X32 Digital Console
Salzbrenner Stagetec Polaris evolution Modular Networkable Mixing System
Aviom D800-Dante A-Net Distributor
Yamaha Commercial Audio Version 2.0 CL Series Digital Consoles
M.A.R.S. SoundPad For Innovason Eclipse GT Console
SM Pro Audio uMiX Series Wi-Fi Remote Controllable Digital Mixers
SSL Trio Of Duende Native Plug-Ins
DiGiCo D2-Rack For Use With SD8 & SD9 Consoles

Loudspeakers & Studio Monitors
NEXO GEO M6 Loudspeaker Series
Five Coaxial Loudspeakers From Eighteen Sound
Mackie Upgrades SRM450/350 Powered Loudspeakers
RCF HL Stadium Series Joins Installed Sound Line
Eighteen Sound Announces 18iD High Performance Subwoofer
VUE Audiotechnik hs-20 Compact Subwoofer
Celestion CDX14-3030 1.4-Inch-Exit Ferrite Compression Driver
Meyer Sound LYON Line Array System
Adamson Systems Energia E12/E218 Touring Packages
One Systems 118IM-SUB All-Weather Subwoofer
Amadeus PMX 4 Miniature Loudspeaker
Beyma 18-Inch Cone Drivers
Dynaudio BM mkIII Nearfield Monitors & BMS II Subwoofers
Mackie Thump Series Power Increase, New Subwoofer
Amadeus ML 8 Compact Subwoofer
Cerwin-Vega! P1000X 10-Inch Powered Loudspeaker
Beyma MC500 Family Of Woofers

Microphones & Wireless
Shure Wireless Workbench Version 6.9
AKG DMSTetrad Digital Wireless Microphone System
DPA Microphones Necklace Mic & Reinforced Cabling For d:screet 4060
Shure Headset & Centraverse Lavalier Microphones

Power Amplifiers
Powersoft X Series Power Amplifiers
d&b audiotechnik D80 Power Amplifier

Audio Tools
PreSonus Music Creation Suite Recording Kit
Radial Engineering JX62 Guitar And Amp Switcher For Live Touring
d&b audiotechnik ArrayCalc Simulation Software V7.6.11
RCF RDNet 2.0 Control & Management Software
Waves Audio MetaFilter Plug-In
AFMG EASE Version 4.4 Acoustic Simulation Software
Harrison 832c Filter Unit Joins Analog Studio Product Line
Radial Engineering ProMS2 Single-Channel Mic Splitter
TASCAM UH-7000 High-Resolution USB Interface & Microphone Preamp
Waves Audio Abbey Road Reel ADT
Audient ASP880 8-Channel Mic Preamp & ADC
Radial Engineering Next-Generation JDI Duplex 2-Channel Direct Box
Harman Releases JBL Performance Manager 1.7

Show News
New PreSonus Distributors For France, Israel, Russia And Spain
VUE Audiotechnik Expands Global Footprint With New European Operation
Focusrite Names Damian Hawley Director Of Global Marketing & Sales
Soundcraft Presents “Mixing with Professionals” Sessions
TC Electronic Announces Development Plans For Universal Audio UAD Platform
FaitalPRO Appoints Andrew Richardson To Manage OEM & Area Sales In UK, India
JBL Professional Hosts Forum Seminar On VTX Line Arrays
Celestion Celebrating 90th Anniversary Of Manufacturing Loudspeakers
Henning Kaltheuner Leading Market Research At d&b audiotechnik
Ashly Audio Appoints Mike van der Logt As EMEA Sales Manager
Biamp Systems Appoints Vibhav Singh As North India Area Manager
DPA Microphones Appoints GerrAudio To Lead Canadian Distribution

The next Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound will be held in Frankfurt on April 15-18, 2015.


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