Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, November 2010Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the November 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article
Yamaha iPad StageMix for M7CL Mixer
Yamaha’s StageMix (free from the Apple iTunes Store) iPad app offers remote control of the company’s M7CL mixer functions from anywhere within a wireless range. Via iPad control, engineers can set up monitor mixes from an artist’s position onstage, directly controlling mix parameters: faders, sends, EQs, mutes, buses, etc. To run StageMix, a wireless connection from the iPad to a WiFi access point and an Ethernet connection from the WiFi access point to the M7CLv3 is required.
Soundcraft Vi/Si Compact Stagebox
Soundcraft’s four-rackspace Compact Stagebox for Vi and Si consoles offers 32 mic/line ins, eight line outs, eight AES/EBU outs and two expansion slots for Studer D21m I/O cards. The D21m I/O architecture interfaces with digital platforms such as CobraNet, Aviom A-Net16, Ethersound, ADAT and RockNet. A MADI recording interface is also available. The Compact Stagebox connects to the host console via Cat-5 or fiber-optic MADI.
Nexo 45 N-12
The Nexo 45 N-12 is a 19.4x22.6x15.5-inch package with a 12-inch, high-excursion Neodymium woofer and a 3-inch voice coil, Neodymium high-frequency driver on a 22.5-degree wave source with 140dB peak handling. Multiple adjacent monitors can be used with stable frequency response. The unpowered design can be switched from passive to bi-amped inputs.