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News & New Products From Prolight+Sound/Musikmesse 2013

All of the latest from the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt

By PSW Staff April 15, 2013

A packed house at the Yamaha booth at PL+S 2013

Last week’s Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse 2013 show in Frankfurt, German drew a reported record high 113,000-plus visitors (from 142 countries), surpassing the previous record for attendance set in 2009. Last year’s figures were 109,481 visitors from 120 countries.

“This visitor response has far surpassed our own expectations and that of the exhibitors”, says Detlef Braun, managing director of Messe Frankfurt. “With 113,000, the visitor numbers not only exceeded last years results by three percent, but it also surpasses the all-time record high from 2009 (112,478 visitors).

“This is a fantastic result for these two innovative and very market-active industry sectors at their leading shows here in Frankfurt am Main.”

The visitor growth was divided equally over the trade and public days. Accordingly, the increase was also equally distributed in terms of national and international visitors.

“Especially noteworthy is the fact that with over 42,300 overseas visitors, the increase of international visitors is comparable to the increase in national visitors,“ explains Braun. The visitors came mainly from Germany (71,200 visitors; 2012: 68,267) as well as from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, the Russian Federation, Sweden and Poland. The increase can be mainly attributed to new visitors from Italy, Belgium, Austria and Russia

More than 30,000 products were on display, and as always, new products were a primary focus. We’re presenting many of them here, and be sure to check back during the week for updates.

New Consoles/Mixers
Allen & Heath Qu-16 Digital Rack Mount Mixer
Version 4.8 Software For Vi2, Vi4 And Vi6 Consoles From Soundcraft
SSL “Live” Digital Console (For Live Applications)
Yamaha Expands MGP Series Analog Mixers
Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpiece Desktop Mixer
PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Mixing System With Active Integration
SSL Sigma Remote Controlled Analog Mix Engine
DiGiCo SD Convert Session File Transfer Software
Soundcraft Si Expression Range Of Digital Consoles

New Loudspeakers
Three Models Join d&b audiotechnik V-Series, Releases ArrayCal V7
JBL JRX200 Series Portable Passive Loudspeakers
Adamson Systems Expands Energia Loudspeaker Lineup
Beyma 12MC500 12-Inch Cone Woofers
PreSonus StudioLive AI-series Active Integration Loudspeakers
Genelec M Series Active Monitors
Cerwin-Vega P-Series Active Self-Powered Loudspeakers
Adamson Systems Point Concentric Series Loudspeakers
Behringer EUROPORT iP40PRO Portable PA
Electro-Voice Powered & Passive ZLX Portable Loudspeakers
Behringer EUROLIVE B1200D Powered Subwoofer
JBL Vertical Transporters For VTX Series Line Arrays

New Microphones
New Components For Audio-Technica SpectraPulse Wireless System
beyerdynamic TG 1000 Digital Wireless Microphone System
AKG C111LP Earhook Omnidirectional Microphone
Shure GLX-D Digital Wireless Systems
DPA d:facto II Vocal Microphone
Sennheiser Digital 9000 Wireless System
TELEFUNKEN M82 Cardioid Microphone

New Amplifiers/Processors
Lab.gruppen IPD Series Networked, DSP-Enabled Amplifiers
Crown Audio USBX Enhanced Amplifier Control & Monitoring
RCF AX 8042 Digital Matrix Mixer/Automixer
L-Acoustics LA4X Amplified Controller
RCF AM1125 Mixer-Amplifier & UP1121 Power Amplifier
Crown Audio DriveCore Series Amplifiers
Lightning Boy Audio Rectified Leveler Optical Compressor

New Software
Avid Pro Tools 11
iZotope MBIT+ Dither Included In Steinberg WaveLab 8
d&b audiotechnik Releases ArrayCal V7
DiGiCo SD Convert Session File Transfer Software
Midas Preview Of Generation 2.1 Digital Console Software
Riedel MediorWorks 1.14 Software For MediorNet & RockNet
Yamaha StageMix 4.0 App For CL Series, M7CL and LS9 Consoles
JBL Latest V5 Presets For VTX & VerTec Line Arrays
AFMG FIRmaker In Powersoft K Series Amplifiers, DSP4 Modules
Lake Previews New Lake Controller Version 6.1
Meyer Sound Compass RMS Real-Time Monitoring
Duran Audio DDA 3.2 Software Version
Updated Master Fader Control App For Mackie DL Mixers
Roland Systems Group iPad App & Software Update For M-300 V-Mixer
Out Board TiMax PanSpace Sound Effects Application

New Networking
Riedel Connect AVB Interfaces For Real-Time Ethernet Intercom
BSS Audio Dante BLU-806 and BLU-326 Processors
Clear-Com HelixNet Intercom Network Linking
REAC Multi-Channel Recording For All Roland Systems Group V-Mixers
Powersoft Licenses Audinate Dante Networking
Shure ULX-D Receiver Discovery & Patching From Yamaha CL Consoles
Klark Teknik DN9620 AES50 Extender
Audinate Dante Controller Software v3.4.0
RTS OMNEO-Compatible Intercom Matrix Products
Four Audio Dante-Enabled Breakout Boxes

New Tools
AKG K612PRO And K712PRO Reference Headphones
Yamaha POCKETRAK PR7 Compact Linear Recorder
Behringer Bundling Tracktion 4 Software With Range Of Gear
Universal Audio Apollo 16 High-Resolution Audio Interface
SPL Madison I/O & Crimson USB Audio Interface
AKG B48 L Battery Power Supply For Condenser Mics
Gepco HydroBloc Water-Resistant Cables
Klark Teknik DN200 Multi-Mode Stereo DI Box
Clear-Com Line Extender For Tempest Wireless Intercom

New Lighting & Video
Elation’s Rayzor Q12 Adds More Power & New Features To RGBW Rayzor Series
Clay Paky Introduces Alpha Profile 800 ST Moving Beam Shaper
Martin Professional RUSH Line Of Affordable Effect Lights For Installation
High End Systems SolaWash & Master Wing
Christie D4K Projector Models With 3-Chip DLP Technology
Clay-Paky Sharpy Wash 330 Washlight

Show News
Martin Audio Appoints James King As New Marketing Director
Mark Gander Named Director Of JBL Technology
EAW Appoints Mega Audio As German Distributor
L-Acoustics Announces KSE Accreditation Program
VUE Appoints Doug Green To Expand Distribution In Europe, Middle East & Africa
Bob McCarthy Joins Meyer Sound As Director Of System Optimization
Harman Pro Names Brian Divine Director Of Marketing, Loudspeaker SBU
Hills SVL Group Distributing L-Acoustics In Australia, New Zealand
Soundcraft Brings “Mixing With Professionals” To PL+S 2013


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