Gear News

Sennheiser wireless systems for 1800MHz

5 Aug 2013

In response to the decision to close UHF frequencies from 694 to 820 MHz for wireless microphones, Sennheiser is launching nine wireless microphone systems that transmit on 1800 MHz. The new evolution wireless ew 100 G3-1G8 series operates in a higher frequency band that has been allocated exclusively to wireless audio transmission right across Australia.…

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Neutrik XIRIUM wireless audio network

5 Aug 2013

Neutrik has released the ground breaking XIRIUM wireless audio network. The system can transmit and receive up to 8 channels of uncompressed 48kHz 24 bit audio over the 5 GHz band with a latency of 3mS. The product group is made up of a base station, portable transmitter unit and portable receiver unit. The TX…

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Martin Jem Ready 365 Hazer™ – Haze for the Big Leagues

2 Aug 2013

Martin’s new Jem Ready 365 is a revolutionary C02 hazer that produces outstanding fine-particulate atmospheric effects for larger venues. Using an advanced water-based fluid that gives a comparable performance to oil, this premium hazer produces the ultimate transparent haze. The Jem Ready 365 Hazer houses advanced technology like automatic shutdown with battery backup to prevent…

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Jands Ready for Digital Frequency Calculator

26 Jul 2013

Jands have added a handy new tool to their Ready for Digital website – the Shure online Frequency Calculator. Check it out at: www.readyfordigital.com.au The Frequency Calculator has been designed to be simple to use, focusing on the most common questions regarding the Digital Dividend, namely: “Will I be able to continue using the products…

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Peavey moves to AMG

16 Jul 2013

Peavey Electronics and Audio Products Group (APG) have decided to part ways. Peavey has announced its new distributor in Australia and New Zealand as Australian Music Group (AMG). The trading names AMG and MusicLink were bought by Con Gallin’s Australian Musical Imports when AMG, which consisted of Allans, Billy Hydes and MusicLink, collapsed in 2012.…

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Yamaha XMV multichannel power amplifiers

12 Jul 2013

Yamaha have added new 8-channel power amps to the four existing XMV Series 4-channel models. The XMV8280 and XMV8140 are equipped with Yamaha’s newly developed YDIF digital audio format connectivity allowing for fast and easy setup with Ethernet cables. The XMV8280-D and XMV8140-D utilize Audinate’s Dante digital audio network for larger venues where long distance…

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WYSIWYG R31

12 Jul 2013

CAST Software has released the full, market-ready version of wysiwyg R31, the brand new and significantly updated edition of its industry standard lighting design and pre-visualization suite. R31 is available for download now from the Members Only Area of the CAST Soft website. There’s a long list of new features, including new Material System in…

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WOW Vision Collab8

12 Jul 2013

The Collab8 is a networked collaboration device that allows users across multiple platforms (Windows, Android, iOS etc) to send their device’s screen wirelessly to monitors or other displays.  The Collab8 not only handles scaling automatically, but can also push the presenter’s display to other participant’s devices. WOW Vision have also incorporated a HDMI input for…

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Soundcraft Multi Digital Card

12 Jul 2013

Soundcraft has announced a new option card in the ViSi Connect series of expansions for the Si Expression, Si Compact and Si Performer consoles, providing users of the console with a multi-channel, multi-format interface for live and studio recording to DAWs and other recording systems. The Multi Digital card provides 32 output channels (fed from…

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Sennheiser conference and visitor guidance headphones

12 Jul 2013

Sennheiser has released new headphones specially created for conference and visitor guidance systems. The lightweight HP 02 and NP 02 on-ear headphones ensure high listening and wearing comfort while delivering optimal speech intelligibility. Features include an adjustable headband on the robust HP 02, while NP 02 has a neckband that accommodates additional headgear. The easy…

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Martin M-Series V3 Software

12 Jul 2013

Martin has released a new software version for M-Series consoles with hundreds of improvements and a new user-interface. The new v3 software features faster start-up time, show loading and more efficient access to functions. The user interface has been optimised for touch and gesture technology. Users can swipe to move from view to view, access…

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Extron HDMI distribution amplifiers

12 Jul 2013

Extron have announced two new, larger HDMI distribution amplifiers as part of its HDMI DA Series product line. The HDMI DA4 with four outputs, and HDMI DA6 with six outputs, are HDCP compliant and support HDMI specification features including data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, 12-bit Deep Color, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio…

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