Prolight + Sound 2019: Immersive Technology Forum extended to four days following the success of the première
From virtual and augmented reality, via spatial audio, to 3D mapping and hologram projection: the ‘Immersive Technology Forum’ at Prolight + Sound presents solutions that blur the boundaries between reality and virtual perception. Last year’s première proved to be a magnet for visitors and, following this great success, it is being extended to four days this year.
On Tuesday and Wednesday (2 and 3 April), numerous companies, including Astro Spatial Audio, Gerriets, Holoplot, KLANG:technologies, L-Acoustics, Minuit Une, Out Board TiMax, ShowTex and Vioso, will present new products and best-practice examples at the Immersive Technology Forum. On Thursday and Friday (4 and 5 April), the programme is being organised by the ‘VRANKFURT - Virtual & Augmented Reality Meetup Frankfurt’ tech event and network and INM – Institute for New Media and will include presentations and demonstrations of ‘spatial audio for VR and music’, ‘360° panorama video & 3D new realities’ and ‘augmented reality real time visuals & sound’. The lectures will be held in English. “What began a year ago as a one-day supplementary event has already developed into a keystone of the Prolight + Sound programme. The reactions to the first edition of the Immersive Technology Forum were outstanding and, even before the event ended, many exhibitors said they would like to take part in 2019. We are also very pleased to have two new and potent partners on board, VRANKFURT and INM, which means visitors can not only increase their technical knowledge but also plunge directly into virtual worlds and gain new inspiration”, says Michael Biwer, Group Show Director of the ‘Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries’ Business Unit of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.
Solid State Logic announce the launch of SiX
OXFORD ENGLAND Solid State Logic announce the launch of SiX - The Ultimate Desktop Mixer. SiX is a classic SSL design, with a carefully considered feature set that is driven by an obsessive desire for total flexibility, to encompass every creative eventuality. It carries the DNA of 40 years of true expertise in creative studio workflow. Listen to SiX and you will experience the impeccable sonic performance that is the hallmark of every SSL console. It is powerful, intuitive, inspired and rewarding.
As a condensed professional console for use in the studio, in post-production, on stage, and for podcasting, SiX offers big console sound and an impressive set of utility features in a format that is small enough to stick in a bag. SiX is stunning value; it offers two recording channels with SuperAnalogueTM mic pres, an essential one knob version of the classic SSL Channel Compressor, a new two-band Channel EQ, inserts and 100mm faders. There is a two-knob version of the legendary G-Series Bus Compressor on the main mix bus and the unique Listen Mic Compressor on the Talkback. In mixdown mode it is a very capable twelve channel summing system that offers analogue detail, depth and width to your mixes.
“With over 30 years’ involvement in the design of SSL consoles, when developing the concept of SiX, I really thought hard on what our users appreciate about our larger consoles; what helps their workflow and delivers quality results for them” comments Niall Feldman, SSL Director of New Products. “The big challenge then was how to deliver those values and features in a compact product. Working with a great team and focussing on audio quality, workflow and flexibility, the resultant SiX mixer is one our proudest achievements”. “SiX is everything an SSL console should be, but at a price point that makes the SSL audio pedigree more accessible” comments James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix. “When Fusion launched last year we hinted it was the start of a new line of studio offerings and SiX is step two of that commitment.” SSL SiX is available now priced: £999 +VAT, $1499+Tax, €1199 +Tax.