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Show Central: New Products & News From Prolight + Sound 2018

The latest from the recent show in Frankfurt, being updated regularly, so be sure to check back often...

By PSW Staff April 18, 2018

Prolight + Sound & Musikmesse 2018 at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre

Welcome to ProSoundWeb’s coverage of Prolight + Sound & Musikmesse 2018 in Germany at the sprawling Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, which presents the latest products from the worlds of event technology and musical instruments.

Preliminary figures show a reported count of 1,803 companies from 56 countries on hand this year covering an exhibition facility which literally required shuttle buses to reach every vendor and display. Official attendance was reported at more than 90,000 visitors from 152 countries, despite public-transport strikes and around 800 flight cancellations at the beginning of the fair. In common with previous years, some 20,000 visitors attended this year’s Musikmesse Festival concerts at 30 venues throughout Frankfurt.

“The positive echo from the exhibitors of the two fairs and the high visitor standard indicate that we are on the right track. The sector honored the focus on business during the working days. Moreover, we sent out a positive signal for music and events with our multi-faceted music-education program for young people and the successful Musikmesse Festival,” says Detlef Braun of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt. “We aim to build on the strengths of the trade-fair duo in the future, too. Accordingly, we are setting course for a Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in 2019, which focus even more on the wishes of our customers for an international meeting place for the music and event-technology sector and exploit synergistic effects between the event to the utmost.”

One of this year’s focal points was immersive technologies, such as 3D and spatial audio, holograph projection and 360-degree film, virtual and augmented reality. In addition, Messe Frankfurt has announced that Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019 will overlap fully on all days and move closer together spatially.

Be sure to check back often for the latest news and more images from the show.

News

Prolight + Sound 2018 Adds Immersive Technology Forum And Demonstrations

Adamson Introduces Advanced Certification Training Program

DiGiCo, Avid & Lawo Bring Console Integration To d&b audiotechnik Soundscape

Astro Spatial Audio Demonstrates Third-Party Integration

Adamson Appoints United Brands GmbH As Exclusive German Distributor

L-Acoustics Expands Manufacturer Partnerships For L-ISA

DiGiCo’s booth, Christian Gluk and Christian Greb from Electro-Voice, the Powersoft team with the new M-Force, VUE Audiotechnik’s booth

Loudspeakers

d&b audiotechnik SL-Series: New GSL System Officially Introduced

Powersoft Highlights New Version Of M-Force Transducer

Clair Brothers Introduces New 10SPOT Hybrid Loudspeaker

FaitalPRO Introduces New 6PR160 Midrange Driver

Crest Audio Debuts Versarray PRO Powered Line Array

Celestion Adds CF1230F & CF1540HD LF Drivers To Ferrite Magnet CF Range

NEXT-proaudio Launches New LAs418A Active Subwoofer

HK Audio Launches New Loudspeakers And Subwoofers

FaitalPRO Unveils New 18XL2000 Woofer

Henry Hissrich and Josh Sadd from Clair Brothers, the PreSonus booth, Tom Black from Alcons Audio, Lucas Zwicker from Lawo

Consoles/Mixers

Allen & Heath Debuts New PRIME I/O Modules For Flagship dLive Mix System

API Showcases Legacy AXS Console For New 15IPS Studios In Croatia

Cadac Marks Golden Anniversary With Launch Of Two New CDC Consoles

Crest Audio Debuts New XD Series Small-Format Digital Mixers

Stage Tec Becomes Latest RAVENNA Open Networking Partner

Chris Tsanjoures and John Aldrich from Rational Acoustics, Lee Freer and Courtland Gray from Peavey, Ben Tompsett from Riedel, Marc Bertrand from Adamson

Amplifiers/Processors

Outline Launches Newton Multi-Source Audio Processor

Rentman’s booth, Void Acoustic’s booth, Telefunken and MOTU, D.A.S. Audio’s booth

Microphones/Wireless

Lewitt LCT 640 TS Studio Microphone Wins 2018 MIPA Award

Allen & Heath’s booth, John Paice from Celestion, CODA’s boith, Fohhn’s booth

Headphones/IEM

Ultimate Ears Introduces Its Most Advanced In-Ear Monitors To Date

K-arrays booth, Adrian Hogg from Focusrite, Paola Ricco and Lorenzo Coppini from 18 Sound, Kling & Freitag’s booth

Networking/Interfaces

Steinberg Introduces New UR-RT2 & UR-RT4 Audio Interfaces

Emily Watson and Peter Hearl from Cadac, Alex Lepges from Audio-Technica, Devan Sharma from Audinate, the L-Acoustics booth

Software/Apps

L-Acoustics Introduces New Optimization Tools

 

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