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New Book: John Huntington’s Show Networks and Control Systems

New Book: John Huntington’s Show Networks and Control Systems

John Huntington, the blogger, professor and author has been working on his latest book since last fall, Show Networks and Control Systems.  It is based on his previous book formerly called Control Systems for Live Entertainment. Here is a synopsis of the new book: Show Networks and Control Systems* has been the industry standard reference […]

Trinculo’s Attic Introduces The Capulet, a Wireless DC Dimmer Pack

Trinculo’s Attic Introduces The Capulet, a Wireless DC Dimmer Pack

The awesome tinkering elves over at Trinculo’s Attic have been up to it again.  They specialize in small and embedded electronics and gadgets for the technical theatre market.  Their latest product, the Wireless DC Dimmer Pack adds to their arsenal of creative components at cost effective prices. More about the Capulet Wireless DC Dimmer Pack: […]

Me & My Zero88, Submit a Photo, Win a Desk

Me & My Zero88, Submit a Photo, Win a Desk

Wanna win a new lighting desk? Cooper Controls, the makers of the Zero88 lineup of control products has just the competition for you.  Zero88 is running the competition in celebration of 40 years in the business.  Starting now, through Thursday September 6, 2012, one lucky winner can walk away with a new Zero88 control desk.  […]

Exclusive Video: Martin M2GO and M2PC

Exclusive Video: Martin M2GO and M2PC

Have you been following all of the “sneak” peak and the first trip images over on the Martin M1 Page on Facebook?  Martin is preparing to introduce two new consoles in the M Series of consoles, the M2GO and the M2PC.  Hints have been dropped all over the place.  In an exclusive video provided to […]

Multitouch Emulator System Now Offers Lighting Control

Multitouch Emulator System Now Offers Lighting Control

SmithsonMartin Inc., the company that brought musicians and producers Emulator and which released the Kontrol Surface 1974 last December, announce its new Emulator Modular 1.0 software. The new software, which is available now at several online retail stores and directly through SmithsonMartin’s website, extends the proven functionality and flexibility of the Emulator control platform to […]

Synthe FX Updates Luminair to v2

Synthe FX Updates Luminair to v2

It has been some time since we heard news from Synthe FX.  Their latest Press Release tells us why! Here is more from the pr: Synthe FX is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Luminair for iPad v2, the next generation of the popular touch-based DMX lighting control app for live entertainment, film and […]

Martin to Release 2 New Verison of the M-Series Console at PLASA Austin

Martin to Release 2 New Verison of the M-Series Console at PLASA Austin

In the past couple of years, Martin Professional has gotten into the habit of releasing short YouTube videos about upcoming product launches. The latest one is about the release of two new consoles in the M-Series line up of consoles. The video teases a M2GO and the M2PC consoles.  While the video is nice, in […]

MA Lighting Releases grandMA2 Console Software 2.5.3 [6.6]

MA Lighting Releases grandMA2 Console Software 2.5.3 [6.6]

MA Lighting announced the release of version 2.5.3 [6.6[ of the grandMA 2 console software. Important note: Since the release of version 2.3 and the introduction of divorced values and effect values, older show files may not be 100% compatible with the new version of the software. Main Features of 2.5.3 [6.6]: Sheet Masks The […]

New iOS App: Palette iRFU For Strand Consoles

New iOS App: Palette iRFU For Strand Consoles

For all you Strand fanatics, good news, there is now a Remote Focus Unit app available for you on your iOS device! The app is not an official app from the Philips/Strand Lighting company, but from a third party app developer, Backstage Solutions.  These are the same people that made an RFU for the Palette […]

ETC Releases New Beta Software – PixelToy

ETC Releases New Beta Software – PixelToy

ETC Recently announced the release of some new software that one of their awesome developers came up with for their internal “Innovation Quest” called pixelToy.  The software  creates dynamic pixel mapped content in real time. Basically, pixel mapping without stock content.  The goal was to create an intuitive, touch-screen-friendly interface.  The entire application has no […]

MA Lighting Announces onPC Command Wing

MA Lighting Announces onPC Command Wing

The MA onPC command wing paves the way for mobile use of the highly flexible and powerful grandMA2 control system. In combination with the free of charge grandMA2 onPC software, the MA onPC command wing is a portable 2,048 parameter control solution that can be used nearly in any location – and all for an […]

MA Lighting Release grandMA2 Software Version 2.4.1[6.6]

MA Lighting Release grandMA2 Software Version 2.4.1[6.6]

MA Lighting has announced the release of version 2.4.1 [6.6], just a few short weeks after announcing the release of 2.4.0 at PLASA.  Looking over the change log, it looks like a bunch of bugs were fixed.  No new software functions were added to this release. There is an important notice for grandMA2 consoles out, […]