continues at Chauvet with the release of
Multi-Link Lighting System
Hollywood, FL -
(March 15, 2001) Chauvet, a leading manufacturer of stage and
entertainment lighting, recently introduced the Multi-Link System
Series designed to equip DJ's with unparalleled flexibility and speed
for their lighting effects.
Our clients asked
us to design a system that was easy to use, quick to set up and
priced competitively, CEO Albert Chauvet said. So we came up
with a lighting system that can set up in minutes!
multi-link system gives the user the flexibility to use a selector
switch to assign a channel number, from 1 to 4, to each head.
The daisy chain technology lets DJ's avoid the mess of foot
after foot of patch cords. All heads are interchangeable and
expandable and can be mixed and matched for maximum performance.
System series joins Chauvet's spectrum of affordable, yet
cutting-edge, lighting products, including Compact DJ Series, Effect
Lighting, Intelligent Lighting, Centerpieces, Foggers and
Blacklights. It is one more assurance of Chauvet's commitment
to Value, Innovation and Performance - which gives the end user the
Florida, the decade-old manufacturer has grown phenomenally into one
of the premier company in its field, worldwide. The company
also maintains a full service facility, Chauvet Europe Ltd., in the
information on this exclusive system visit www.chauvetlighting.com
DJs Fab 4 Launches New Revolution
LOS ANGELES --
What do the words "Fab 4" and "Revolution" bring
to mind? A song by the Beatles? Guess again, because now theres
another "Fab 4" thats creating a revolution on the
DJ/club music scene -- the Fab 4 DMX-technology lighting package from
American DJ. And while it might not "change the world,"
this Fab 4 will certainly revolutionize the way DJs and clubs light
up the dance floor with stunning visual effects.
As its name
suggests, the Fab 4 is a complete 4-unit (1 master & 3 slaves)
lighting system that links together to produce an intense special
effects presentation. Not only do these four fixtures move in
synchronization, but users can also program their own customized
light show by using a DMX controller (sold separately).
With an incredibly
low suggested retail price of $249.95, the Fab 4 truly represents a
revolution in affordable programmable chase light packages. Its
ideal for smaller clubs or mobile DJ's who want to put on a complete
high-energy DMX light show -- and even program their own customized
sequences -- without spending big bucks.
The mobile user
wont have to worry about lugging around a lot of heavy gear
either. The entire Fab 4 system weighs just 10 lbs.
"The Fab 4 is
an all-in-one light DMX show package thats extremely
lightweight and sells for an amazingly low price," said Scott
Davies, General Manager of American DJ. "In the past, you could
expect to spend as much on one DMX fixture, as what youre
spending for this entire 4-unit system.
"Add a DMX
controller, and the Fab 4 gives you the capabilities to create your
own programmed light show," Davies added. "This is truly a
revolutionary product that makes the excitement of a creative custom
light show accessible to working DJs and small clubs on a budget."
The Fab 4's four
linkable units come with built-in synchronized internal programs and
16 dazzling colored light beams. When the four units are used in
sync, the Fab 4 blasts out an amazing 64 multi-colored beams of light.
When used on its
own, the Fab 4 is a powerful lighting package, offering DJs a
multitude of internal dance light chase sequences to choose from. But
when used with a DMX controller, the Fab 4's possibilities are endless.
Not only does a
DMX controller make it possible to produce a custom light show, but
the controller can also be used to call up any of the Fab 4's
internal programs at any time. For instance, if a DJ likes a
particular pre-programmed chase sequence, they can add it to their
show with the flick of a switch.
A new member of
American DJs Commercial Series, the Fab 4 is in keeping with
this series tradition of offering the highest quality products
at the most affordable prices. All members of the Commercial Series
are durable, high performance lighting effects that feature DMX
technology without the usual high cost of intelligent lighting. The
Fab 4 also includes the Commercial Series longer than average 1 year warranty.
The Fab 4 is a
sound active fixture that is fan cooled (master only). The package
includes 4 hanging brackets for easy installation and 3 AC plugs on
rear of master to power-up slaves. The dimensions are: 12"L X
9.5" W X 12.25" D. Weight: 10 lbs.
information, contact American DJ Supply at 800-322-6337. Or visit the
American DJ website at www.americandj.com.
Introduces Q-Spand Sonic-Enhancing Mixer
ANGELES -- Now its possible to produce giant, booming,
multi-directional sound with even the smallest 2-speaker audio system
-- thanks to a revolutionary sonic-enhancing mixer from American
Audio. The Q-Spand Mixer will maximize any audio systems volume
output and create a surround-sound-like effect that fills an entire
club or auditorium.
compact, the Q-Spand is the perfect solution for mobile DJs and who
want to produce bigtime sound without the expense -- or inconvenience
-- of king-size speakers. Not only will the Q-Spand greatly amplify
the volume produced by a small 2-speaker audio system, this amazing
multi-directional mixer will make it sound as though additional
speakers have been placed throughout the room.
"This is an
ideal product for wedding DJs or any mobile users who want their
audio system to be as portable as possible, but sound as good as
possible," said John Brown, national sales manager for American
Audio. "No longer do they have to choose between great sound and
mobility. The Q-Spand solves this dilemma, because it can
transform even the smallest system into a real audio
powerhouse that not only produces greater volume output, but actually
sounds like it has more speakers."
The Q-Spand is
also great for small clubs, or anyone on a budget, who wants to beef
up their audio capabilities, without going to the expense of buying a
new system. Another growing market are MP3 users who want to enhance
When people see --
and hear -- the Q-Spand demonstrated, they often react with
disbelief, said Brown. "When we hook up the Q-Spand to a system
with two small 6-inch speakers, people are totally amazed," said
Brown. "They cant believe that this enhanced,
multi-directional sound is due to a mixer. They keep asking us where
weve hidden the additional speakers."
secret lies in a new technology called WOW!Ô audio enhancement
from SRS Labs, Inc. The WOW! algorithm produces a sound image field
thats much wider and taller than the physical capabilities of
the actual speaker, thus it will immediately improve a systems
audio performance without the need to enlarge or add speakers.
A 4-channel unit,
the Q-Spand easily hooks up to any audio system, just like a
conventional mixer, without need for special modifications. With the
touch of a button, the WOW! feature will switch on, maximizing the
systems entire sound range, and producing the unique multi-directional
effect. The Q-Spand also comes with two other buttons for amplifying
bass and treble separately.
In addition to
maximizing sound, the Q-Spand will provide "Fader Q
Start" when used with an American Audio CD player. The Fader
"Q" Start feature allows users to crossfade directly to
pre-programmed digital cue points on a compact disc. There are On/Off
buttons for Fader "Q" Start on each channel.
The Q-Spand is
equipped with 3 Phono, 4 Lines, 3 Auxiliaries & 3 Mics. Other
features include: Balanced XLR Outputs; Bass, Mid and Treble controls
on each channel; and -15Db Talkover for mics.
and compact, the Q-Spand is a 19", 4 rack space unit. It has a
highly affordable suggested retail price of just $399.95.
XLT525 loudspeaker from
stands above the crowd
PA, April 18, 2001--Measuring 42 inches from top to bottom, the
XLT525 three-way trapezoidal loudspeaker from Community easily
projects sound over audiences in many applications normally requiring
a speaker stand. Built expressly for live sound reinforcement,
nightclubs, or portable PA use, the full-range, bass reflex enclosure
is operable from 50 Hz to 18 kHz, has a maximum output of 131 dB SPL
(peak), and an input rating of 600W RMS, 1500W program. The
device's high sensitivity (98 dB SPL @ 1W/1m) makes it ideally suited
for use with power amplifiers ranging in size from 1200W to 1800W @
The XLT525 is
equipped at the low end with a pair of 15-inch, Ferrofluid-cooled low
frequency drivers. Input is directed to the loudspeaker
system's 6.5-inch cone midrange at 500 Hz. At 2.5 kHz, a UC-1
one-inch compression driver coupled to a 90° x 40° horn
takes over. Like all other members of Community's new XLT500
Series, the XLT525 is additionally outfitted with improved
IntelliSenseä protective circuitry, which operates in
conjunction with the loudspeaker manufacturer's PowerMeterä LED
indicators to insure that peak performance levels can be reached and
maintained without risk of damage to system components. Found
on both the front and rear panels, the PowerMeter LEDs flash green to
indicate signal presence, yellow to warn that the loudspeaker is
entering its first stages of protection, and red to show that full
protection has been activated. Within protection mode,
IntelliSense automatically attenuates speaker levels to within a safe
range. Once gain has been reduced, the circuit resets itself,
restoring full power and operation to the speaker.
black-carpeted, internally-braced sandwich-core plywood enclosure
features corner protectors, recessed bar handles, 5/16-18 rigging
points, and a 16-gauge perforated steel grille. A professional-grade
interlocking connector and dual 1/4-inch jacks are found at a rear-mounted
input panel, along with a two-position high frequency level switch.
Now shipping to
Community dealers worldwide, the XLT525 has a suggested retail price
Recordable Mini DMX Controllers From American DJ
ANGELES -- Now you can take your favorite DMX lighting programs with
you wherever you go, thanks to the revolutionary
recordable/re-recordable DMX-Solo and Auto-Mate/DMX controllers from
American DJ. The DMX-Solo and Auto-Mate/DMX are mini DMX recorder-controllers
that are capable of recording lighting programs directly from other
DMX controllers, such as American DJs DMX Operator or Show
Designer. Once recorded and stored, the programs can be transported
to any gig or stage production and used to run a variety of DMX fixtures.
easy to use, the DMX-Solo and Auto-Mate/DMX are great for mobile
applications when a larger controller would be too bulky. All the
user has to do is download his or her favorite scenes from any DMX
controller into one of these convenient mini recorders via XLR cable.
Once the scenes have been recorded, the segments can be combined to
create chase and strobe programs. New programs, created with a Show
Designer or other DMX controller, can be re-recorded into the DMX-Solo
and Auto-Mate/DMX at any time.
and Auto-Mate/DMX are ideal for DJs and stage show producers to use
as portable units, when they don't want to carry around their main
controller, but want to have their favorite lighting programs right
at their fingertips," said Scott Davies, general manager of
American DJ. "Users can easily transfer their DMX programs into
these handy, recordable units, much like saving a computer file to disk"
the user can easily change the programs stored inside the DMX-Solo
and Auto-Mate/DMX when a different light show is called for. "If
a DJ will be appearing at several different clubs throughout the week
and they want to change their lighting presentation at each, they can
simply re-record new programs," Davies explained.
The DMX-Solo and
Auto-Mate/DMX are available as "blank" units, ready for
recording. Or they can be purchased with pre-recorded programs for
several popular American DJ DMX lighting fixtures. Heres a
closer look at these two breakthrough products:
The DMX-Solo is a
handheld pocket-sized 96-channel mini DMX recorder that can store up
to 9 chase programs and 9 strobe programs. Each chase/strobe program
can record a maximum of 48 scenes. The DMX Solo is also equipped with
an AP chase program, which continuously plays all stored chase
scenes, as well as an AS program that plays all strobe scenes. Each
AP and AS scene can be run at its own individual speed or fade time.
Designed to offer
versatility, the DMX-Solo provides the options of auto, audio or
manual chase. It comes equipped with a built-in microphone for sound
activation. Other features include DMX polarity select and power
The DMX-Solo can
access lighting scenes from any DMX controller. Additionally, all
data can be swapped between two or more units. In addition to being
offered as a blank recorder, the DMX-Solo is available in four
pre-set models for the following American DJ fixtures: DMX-Solo/Pocket
(pre-set for the Pocket Scan); DMX-Solo/Rainbow (Rainbow-250);
DMX-Solo/Spiral (Spiral Scan); DMX-Solo/X-caliber (X-caliber).
Along with its
compact size, the DMX-Solo is also very lightweight in price. At just
$149.95 suggested retail, it is an extremely affordable DMX
controller on its own, or as a back-up "second" controller.
is a larger size (but still very portable) 19" rack mount DMX recorder-controller
with similar features as the DMX-Solo. It includes four built-in
programs -- Audio Mode, Strobe Mode, Fast Mode, Slow Mode -- plus Blackout.
Like the DMX-Solo,
the Auto-Mate/DMX is available as a blank recorder, and in four
pre-set models with built-in programs for American DJ fixtures:
Auto-Mate/Pocket (Pocket Scan); Auto-Mate /Mighty (Mighty Scan);
Auto-Mate /Spiral (Spiral Scan); Auto-Mate /X-caliber (X-caliber).
The Auto-Mate/DMX is also very affordably priced at $149.95 suggested retail.
unique ability to record lighting programs, The DMX-Solo and
Auto-Mate/DMX are a revolutionary new idea in DMX controllers,"
said Davies. "They were developed by American DJ to make life
easier for lighting users."
Acquires Popper Stopper Brand From Middle Atlantic Products
brand of pop filters to complement Shure KSM recording microphones
IL/RIVERDALE, NJ, March 22, 2001-Shure Incorporated, the leading
manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, announced today
that the company has purchased the Popper Stopper brand of
studio pop filters from Riverdale, New Jersey-based Middle Atlantic
Products, Inc. Popper Stoppers will now be offered as accessories to
Shure's growing line of KSM studio microphones and can be purchased
from authorized Shure dealers worldwide. With the sale of the
brand, Middle Atlantic will continue to focus on its core competency
in equipment mounting solutions and studio furniture.
Popper Stoppers was an easy decision for us because the brand is
universally recognized and the perfect accessory for our growing KSM
studio mic line, " said Rick Frank, Category Director of Wired
and Wireless Microphones at Shure Incorporated.
Director of Marketing for Middle Atlantic Products, added, "The
sale makes excellent sense for both companies, as it allows Shure to
fill a gap in their line with a proven product, and allows us to
concentrate on what we do best: manufacture rack enclosures and
studio furniture systems.
are widely recognized throughout the recording and post production
communities as the leading pop elimination technology. The
PS-6, the most popular Popper Stopper product, provides excellent pop
elimination, along with high levels of durability and excellent
ease-of-use. The four-layer screen stops explosive "p"
and "b" consonants, while the fully adjustable gooseneck
and mic stand clamp securely holds the pop filter in position.
immediately, Popper Stopper products are available from authorized
Shure dealers worldwide. The list price for the Shure Popper
Stopper is $42.00.