Archive for October 1st, 2010

SIM 3 Training and System Design Seminars Coming to Europe

Pearson_seminar_009_hiProfessional audio expert Bob McCarthy—whose book Sound Systems: Design And Optimization has recently reached 10,000 copies in sales—will bring his four-day seminar SIM 3 Training and System Design to the European cities of Vilnius, London, and Berlin this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Yamaha StageMix

Yamahamixer-screenReleased at PLASA 2010, StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that allows remote control of M7CL mix functions via a simple, intuitive graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. The application enables the engineer to set up monitor mixes from a performer’s position on stage directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad. To run StageMix on an iPad, a wireless connection from the iPad to a WIFI access point and an Ethernet connection from the WIFI access point to M7CLv3 is required. Initial M7CLv3 controllable parameters scheduled to be implemented in StageMix are Sends on Faders, Input Channel Faders, Input Channel On/Off, Input Channel Parametric EQs, Input Channel Cue, Mix Master Faders, Mix Bus On/Off, Mix Bus Parametric EQs, Mix Bus Cue, Last Cue/Mix Cue Mode, and Clear All Cues. Graphic EQs will be available in a subsequent version. Display only parameters implemented are Input Channel Names, Input Channel Meters, Mix/Matrix Bus Names, Mix Bus Meters, EQ Input Meter, and EQ Output Meter. The app will be available this fall for free through the Apple App Store.
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Lutron Home Application

lutronappIntended for the residential environment is the Lutron Home Application, an iPhone/iPod Touch app that interfaces with the RadioRA 2 system to provide control over lights and shades. Available for free in the Apple App Store, the Lutron Home Application allows homeowners, via RadioRA 2′s Away Mode feature, to automatically turn lights on and off while they’re away to simulate occupancy and deter breakins. The company is also working to develop an iPad version of the app, which it says is coming soon.

WallWizard ControlWand

ControlWand App_iPhoneAt CEDIA Expo, WallWizard released its ControlWand app, a software application that permits remote control operation of the brand’s motorized mounts from Apple iPad, iPod, and iPhone via Wi-Fi, and smartphones via Bluetooth. WallWizard’s Control System is a two-piece solution that consists of the brand’s proprietary ControlWand software application and a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth accessory. ControlWand allows the user to toggle among Auto, Manual, and Gyro Modes. In the Auto mode, the mount can detect whether the TV is on or off, and move the mount up and down or left and right (depending on the type of WallWizard mount). It will be available in the fourth quarter for $9.99, and a a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth accessory will be available from authorized dealers for $119.99.
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