Great Success at InfoComm for LD Systems

InfoComm in Orlando came to a close this year with a new record. From June 14th to 16th, North America’s largest audio-visual trade fair welcomed more than 40,000 visitors to the U.S. state of Florida. This is an increase of 14 percent over the previous year in Las Vegas. The Adam Hall Group was also delighted with the turnout at InfoComm. The trade fair stand of the German company – which focuses on event technology solutions for the four professional customer segments of rental, installation, music trade and industry – was a popular meeting place for numerous customers.

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“Due to the particular focus of InfoComm, there was much high-level discussion”, reported Robin Henlich, Product Manager for Pro Audio, Stands and Accessories at the Adam Hall Group.

The LD Systems booth at the trade show proved to be a technical highlight, with products from its patented portable array series CURV 500, providing a wide variety of application options. The design concept of the MAUI P900, created in collaboration with the Porsche Design Studio, and the improved application options of the new MAUI 11 G2 and MAUI 28 G2 column systems with their new two-part columns and optional wall brackets once again received an enthusiastic response.

Positive Grid At Summer NAMM – Watch The Recap!

What a blast! This year’s Summer Namm couldn’t have been better: we introduced two brand new BIAS Mini amplifiers, three BIAS Twin pedals, as well as the BIAS Footswitch. We’re incredibly humbled to see the level of excitement that these new products generated across the entire industry: artists, media, partners, and fans.

Watch the video below and you’ll get a big surprise or two!

Cameo's ZENIT B60 Spotlight is Now Available

The Cameo ZENIT® B60 battery-powered PAR spotlight is on its way. The first production run of the two models is already completely sold out. Boasting IP65 classification and W-DMX™ control, this highly professional spotlight is perfect for demanding lighting tasks, both indoors and outdoors. The ZENIT® B60 is available in black (CLZB60BLSD) and chrome (CLZB60CLSD) versions.

This spotlight is equipped exclusively with only high-quality components to guarantee safe operation, long life, and the highest efficiency. When fully charged, the powerful lithium-ion battery from LG Chem delivers a reliable operating time of up to 24 hours in RGBW mode. In single color mode, the run-time can be up to four whole days, i.e. 96 hours. An intelligent battery management system protects against overcharging and deep discharging, ensuring long life.  

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With a service life of 50,000 hours, four 15-watt RGBW Cree LEDs deliver an extremely bright 1,900 lumens, facilitating the creation of brilliant, consistent colors with a precise beam angle of 11°.  Two specially developed diffusers are supplied with the ZENIT® B60 to extend the beam angle to 25° or 40°, without compromising light output. 

The unit can be controlled via DMX (seven modes), RDM, the included infrared remote control, or the display on the spotlight itself. The ZENIT® B60 is also equipped with a 2.4 GHz W-DMX™ receiver for wireless control. With the iDMX® CORE WiFi and W-DMX™ converter (available as accessory) and the free controller app, Cameo® provides the optimal control unit for convenient use.  

If a specific beam angle is required, the Cameo® ZENIT® LSD 6010 diffuser can create a round beam of light with an elliptical beam area of 60° x 10°.

Clever accessories
The Cameo ZENIT® B60 case is the perfect solution for the safe transport, storage and charging of six ZENIT® B60 spotlights. The battery-powered spotlights can be conveniently charged in this sturdy, 7 mm birch-ply flightcase with pre-installed wiring, ensuring that they are always ready for use.

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Daniel Garcia, Product Manager, Light: “We have been overwhelmed by the world-wide demand for a compact and elegant battery-powered PAR spotlight. The first production run of the two models is already completely sold out. With the Cameo ZENIT® B60, we are providing our customers with the perfect solution for creative lighting design, both indoors and outdoors. Particularly noteworthy are the professional features and the extremely long operating time of 96 hours in single colour mode. Clever accessory solutions round off the range of products available for this highly professional spotlight.”

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Click here to download the Press Package (Press release in Word format in 6 languages + pictures)!

Further information:
www.cameolight.com

EBS Releases Premium Gold Flat Patch Cables

Space is essential when building a pedalboard. With the new Premium Gold Flat Patch Cables, EBS pushes the limits of how much space the choice of patch cables can save.

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The Premium Gold Flat Patch Cable is an original design by EBS, and the luxury version of the world renowned PCF cable. This might be the most compact patch cable in the world while offering professional quality signal and shielding.

Contact housing made of 24 Carat Gold Plated Die Cast welded Zink. 24 Carat Gold Plated 1/4" Contacts. Ultra Compact and double shielded Flat Patch Cable. Probably the smallest and most compact patch cables available in the World right now. Very low resistance and capacitance keeps your sound uncolored without signal loss. Premium Quality at a very affordable price! The Premium Gold is even more compact than the EBS PCF cable, and also with improved performance.

* Only 21,5 x 10,5 x 5,0 mm / 0.85 x 0.41 x 0.2 inches

The flat angular double shielded cable is super flexible while wrapping the leads safely. The very low resistance and capacitance keeps your sound clean without signal loss.

Available in four lenghts, 10, 18, 28 & 58 cm

EBS Releases New 'Blue Label' Pedals

EBS has introduced three new analog overdrive pedals in the brand new 'Blue Label’ pedal line. the pedals are developed for guitar and support the low frequencies of a bass too.

Black Haze, Drive Me Crazy, and The Drive offers significantly different drive characters and are designed and developed by EBS with the input from several Swedish top session guitarists.


Black Haze
The Black Haze is a beautiful drive with some darkness to it to make it interesting and irresistible. This pedal features a three-level character switch to boost or cut certain frequencies, dual drive engines and low-range compensation for improved performance with bass.

Drive Me Crazy
The Drive Me Crazy turn any nice clean guitar combo amp into a full force high gain stack. This pedal features a three-level character switch to boost or cut certain frequencies, dual drive engines and low-range compensation for improved performance with bass.
 

The Drive
The Drive gives you that extra boost you need to emphasize your tone and make it stand out. The kind of device you might leave on without thinking about it, but miss dearly when you turn it off.


All three pedals features a DriveTone and Volume control.  Drive Me Crazy and Black Haze also features a character switch that can be set to Thin, Normal or Deep.

A new compact housing design include recessed jacks to reduce space between pedals on a pedal board, and a comfortable angle of the pedal that offers smoother switching with your foot.

The new pedals adds more flavors of distortion to the famous EBS pedal portfolio and serves both guitarists’ and bass players’ needs.

MDG at Dallas International Guitar Festival

MDG is exhibiting at the Dallas International Guitar Festival held from May 5th-7th, 2017.

Started in 1978 and billed as one of the biggest and oldest guitar shows in the country, the DIGF hosts hundreds of exhibitors and attendees at this 3 day event.

MDG will be displaying custom made and classic "Hofner" Instruments, as well as, the ingenious "Lock-it Guitar Straps" brand.

Adam Hall Group Showcases World Premieres at Prolight + Sound

At this year’s Prolight + Sound (April 4th to 7th) in Frankfurt, the Adam Hall Group will unveil several world premieres in Hall 3.1 #E60-F70. At the same time, the German company will announce its collaboration with the legendary Porsche Design Studio.   

At the start of the exhibition, our pro audio brand, LD Systems®, will unveil its near production concept for a future-oriented sound product, which has been developed in collaboration with the Porsche Design Studio. “Our development team, together with the designers from the Porsche Design Studio, have done a first-class job. We are introducing a brand new kind of design into the industry. I am really looking forward to seeing the reactions in the market,” says Alexander Pietschmann, CEO of the Adam Hall Group.


“This integrative design has never been seen before on the market and makes no compromises on sound quality, but is technically unique,” says Porsche Design Studio designer Jörg Tragatschnig, who has worked with his team on the design. And these could be ideal conditions for a new status quo in professional music reproduction. More information at www.adamhall.com/2017-premiere.

The next highlight is the MAUI® 5 GO, from the brand LD Systems® – the world’s first mobile, battery-powered column-PA system. With six hours of battery life from a single charge and long-term high performance thanks to its lithium-ion replacement batteries, the MAUI® 5 GO guarantees total freedom and excellent sound quality. The MAUI® 5 GO offers all the benefits that have already made the MAUI® 5 a bestseller: ultra-portable construction, PA and monitor system in one, an integrated mixer with Bluetooth®, 800 Watts peak power, high sound pressure with 120 dB (Peak) and award-winning design. The long-life lithium-ion rechargeable battery makes the MAUI® 5 GO even more portable, and broadens its scope of application almost endlessly.


Cameo®, the professional lighting equipment brand, will present its ZENIT® series to the public for the first time. It comprises several products and accessories, and is aimed at the professional installation and rental market. Designed to be the perfect all-round spotlights for numerous applications, the ZENIT® series includes mains- and battery-powered lighting products for indoor and outdoor applications, as well as zoom spots and high-quality diffusers. Their compact housings are equipped with high-quality components from brand manufacturers. The series comprises the already well-known PAR lights ZENIT® Z 120 (with zoom and IP65 rating) and the ZENIT® P 130 and ZENIT® P 40 (each with light shaping diffuser and IP65 rating).

New additions to the ZENIT® series are the ZENIT® B 60 battery-operated, IP 65-rated PAR lights (black or chrome housing). Not least due to their specially developed high-performance batteries, they provide great freedom to lighting design. The iDMX® App-Controller and the iDMX® Core Wi-Fi to W-DMX™ connector box enable absolute mobility. For safe transport, Cameo® has included a touring case for six ZENIT® B 60s in its range. The spotlights can not only be conveniently stored in the German-manufactured case, but also charged, as it features a charging system.


The ZENIT® series is rounded off by the ZENIT® W 600 LED washer, a completely new Cameo® development, with IP65 rating and a new design, which is indicative of the future direction for Cameo® designs. The ZENIT® W 600 washer offers great versatility and user-friendly application, with flexible control options via iDMX® core and W-DMX™ technology.

Gravity®, the stands and accessories brand with an extensive portfolio covering almost all of the classic areas of application, has recently been nominated for the German Brand Award. Now the multiple award-winning premium brand is extending its range. Further possible future design prize-winning innovations such as a revolutionary laptop stand or a highly flexible keyboard table should not go unmentioned here, as well as products from the lifestyle sector, which already hint at the Gravity® brand’s future direction.

#EventTech #ProAudio #ProLighting #StageManagement #pls2017 #Porschedesignstudio

Click here to download the Press Package (Press release in Word format in 6 languages + pictures)!

Further information:
www.ld-systems.com
www.gravitystands.com
www.cameolight.com

Information about the Adam Hall Group:
www.adamhall.com

MDG Named North American Distributor for Gravity, the New Premium Stands Brand from the Adam Hall Group

Press Release

MDG Named North American Distributor for Gravity, the New Premium Stands Brand from the Adam Hall Group

New Jersey, USA / Neu-Anspach, Germany – February 14, 2017 – Musical Distributors Group (MDG) was officially named the exclusive North American distributor for Gravity® Stands, an award winning, premium stand brand under the Adam Hall Group umbrella.

Gravity® is the new Adam Hall Group brand for premium stands that comprises high-quality products for all stage and studio needs. Through many innovations, such as a customizable marking concept, soft touch elements and the focus on design, the Gravity® brand challenges the often undistinguished image of stands and accessories and facilitates the work of musicians and stagehands alike.

Designed and engineered in Germany, this new brand was launched in 2015 with more than two years of intensive research and development work behind it. Using powder-coated metal with double-injection-molded ABS plastic, die-cast zinc components, and soft touch rubber-coated clamps and knobs, make the Gravity® Stands ultra-durable and built to last. In addition to the superior materials used in the construction of the stands, the brand specific multi-colored “G-Rings” add a touch of style, as well as convenience, to these on-stage necessities.

“We're extremely pleased to officially be taking on this line of high-quality product” explained Steven Savvides, president of MDG, “It's wonderful to be able to carry all of the Adam Hall brands and bring the final component of their reputable product engineering to North America, as well as strengthen our relationship with the Adam Hall Group.”

“Adam Hall Group is thrilled to have MDG acquire Gravity in the United States. Considering their previous work with all of our other brands, it is great to see them complete the collection of our products and continue to represent our company to its fullest extent” stated Markus Jahnel, COO of the Adam Hall Group.

Gravity® Stands have won the German Design Award, as well as a Red Dot Award, and have no intention of ceasing their innovation in the future. “Adam Hall Group – with the help of MDG – is re-defining the term Gravity® in the United States, and contrary to the brand name, it can only go up from here” smiles Savvides.

#eventtech #stagemanagement #StandYourGround

 

More Information:

www.gravitystands.com

www.musicaldistributors.com

www.adamhall.com

 

About Musical Musical Distributors Group

Musical Distributors Group offers individualized, custom sales and distribution solutions for Pro Audio and Musical Equipment companies vying to succeed in the North American marketplace. The Company’s 30 year tenure in the industry provides unique insights that efficiently and effectively expand market share for their world class family of brands.

About the Adam Hall Group

The Adam Hall Group is a leading German manufacturer and distribution company that provides event technology solutions to business customers worldwide. Its target groups include retailers, dealers, live event and rental companies, broadcast studios and AV and system integrators in both the private and public sector, as well as industrial manufacturers. The company offers a wide range of professional audio and lighting technology as well as stage equipment and flight case hardware under its own brands LD Systems®, Cameo®, Gravity®, Defender®, Palmer® and Adam Hall®.

Founded in 1975, the Adam Hall Group has developed into a collection of modern, innovative event technology companies. This includes an 8,000-square-meter warehouse and logistics center at its corporate headquarters near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Through its focus on value and service orientation, the Adam Hall Group has been presented with a number of international awards for innovative product developments and pioneering product design from prestigious institutions such as "Red Dot", "German Design Award" and "iF Industrie Forum Design": In particular for the patented, first portable array system with high-definition sound, LD Systems CURV 500®, the radio microphone series LD Systems U500®, and the premium microphone stands from the brand Gravity®. Further information about the Adam Hall Group can be found online at www.adamhall.com.

MDG to Showcase New Products from the Adam Hall Group at Winter NAMM 2017

From January 19th to the 22nd, the Winter NAMM Show takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, California. The annual music trade fair hosts the showcasing of trends and new technologies as well as a wide range of accessories from all areas of music production, pro audio, sound, lighting and entertainment to an international trade audience. The Adam Hall Group will be in Hall B, #5478, with a broad range of sound and light technology, as well as stage equipment and flightcase hardware. The Adam Hall Group is introducing various new product highlights to the American market for the first time.

In the pro audio sector, LD Systems® will present the MAUI®11 G2 and the MAUI® 28 G2, the next generation of its compact, active two-column systems. The performance of both PA systems has been significantly improved with considerably reduced weight and new features such as a separate column for the MAUI®11 G2, and optimized sound for both systems. And the vocal and instrument sets from the new LD Systems® U500® Wireless Series are available in three radio frequency bands: 584 - 608 MHz and 655 - 679 MHz, in both of which twelve systems can be operated simultaneously; in the 823 - 832 MHz and 863 - 865 MHz ranges, six systems can be operated simultaneously. Also from LD Systems®, the new Stinger® G3 Series will be launched at the NAMM Show with its planned release in February 2017.

 Exclusively designed for the installation of LD Systems’ CURV 500®, the first truly portable array system, the new CURV 500® iAMP features four channels with DSP control and Class D technology. Additional specifications of this 19” 1U rack power amplifier include its wide frequency response of 10 Hz to 22 kHz, as well as its 4x 240-watt RMS outputs (@4 ohms). And the new CURV 500® iSUB is an accompanying compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 10-inch driver and low installation depth, which has also been developed for installation of CURV 500® sound systems. Its frequency range of 47 to 150 Hz ensures a tight, dynamic bass response with punch and definition; the maximum load is 200 watts RMS.

 In the area of professional lighting, new highlights from the brand Cameo® include two powerful LED moving heads – the Auro® Spot 400 and the Auro® Spot 300 from the Auro® Series. These premium models of the Auro Series are aimed at the professional market. Also new from Cameo® are three highlights from its Zenit® professional series: Z120, P130 and P40. These IP65-rated PAR-spots are for external use and are supplied with diffusers for different beam angles (P130 and P40). The Zenit® Z120 model features a motorized zoom facility with a range from 7° to 55° – from tightly focused narrow beams to wide diffuse washes.  DMX-compatible light units can be conveniently operated via PC and Mac with the 512-channel (in live mode) DMX Interface Cameo® DVC 4 and the associated control software D 4 (by Daslight). Its integrated flash memory gives the option for 256 DMX channels in stand-alone mode.

Gravity® premium stands are fit for all stage and studio requirements offering superior quality backed by various world-class design awards. Gravity® now offers a five-year warranty in the USA.

The Palmer® brand is celebrating its première in the USA with its portable Pocket Amp Bass and the powerful BatPacks 4000 and 8000. The Pocket Amp Bass is a versatile effect pedal and preamp. Its extensive sound-shaping options make it a versatile tool for practicing, recording, and also for gigs. The BatPack 4000 or the even more powerful variant BatPack 8000 deliver 4000 mAh and 8000 mAh respectively to provide an independent power supply for several stompboxes or pedal boards.

This year, once again, the Adam Hall Group’s North American distributor Musical Distributors Group (MDG) will be present at the booth #5478 in Hall B with their team to review all the products and discuss dealer opportunities.

Further information can be found online at:

www. ld-systems.com
www.cameolight.com
www.gravitystands.com
www.palmer-germany.com
www.musicaldistributors.com

Gravity stands win German Design Award

Gravity®, a brand of the Adam Hall Group, has won the German Design Council’s ‘Special Design Award 2017’ for its microphone stands. Its ‘Special Mention’ rating recognizes works whose designs feature especially successful aspects or solutions - an award that honors the commitment of companies and designers.

Gravity® premium microphone stands were developed by designers in conjunction with users over an intensive two year period, focusing on design and quality. The technical development objectives were: durable and precise construction, rapid adjustment and comfortable handling due to a non-slip, soft-touch finish. These microphone stands have already proven themselves in many applications worldwide and created a great impression, not least because of their unique G-rings. They are available in a wide range of colors to facilitate personalization of stands to your taste, or to denote position on the stage. Gravity® microphone stands have received numerous awards since their market launch.

The German Design Award is the Design Council’s premium international prize. Its objectives:

To discover, present and honor unique design trends. Every year, it presents top-level product and communication design entries, which in their own way, are ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Initiated in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most-highly acclaimed design competitions in the world.

Robin Henlich, Product Manager, Pro Audio, Stands and Accessories: “Good design is more than just pure aesthetics. Gravity microphone stands are a perfect example of the successful interplay of form and function. We are very proud to have designed a microphone stand which is both robust and stylish."