Danley Debuts SM-80 Loudspeakers

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imgGainesville, GA (September 19, 2012)—Danley has debuted the SM-80, the latest in its SM-series of lightweight, molded-horn loudspeakers.

The SM-80 weighs 65 lbs. and is designed for small to mid-sized live sound and installed sound applications. It sports an 80x80 coverage pattern and its frequency response reportedly extends from 110Hz to 20kHz, with 102dB SPL sensitivity. Its continuous power rating is 400W in and 128dB SPL out, peaking at 1600W and 134dB SPL, respectively.

Its single 12-inch coaxial driver and paired horn offer 8ohm impedance. Constructed out of 13-ply Baltic birch, the SM-80 measures 25.5 inches high by 24 inches wide by 12.75 inches deep. MSRP on the SM-80 is $2,999.


Guy Coker: Digital Wireless; why digital works

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Guy Coker: Digital Wireless Pioneer | Part 2   

You’ve heard the challenges with analog wireless—now let Guy Coker explain the benefits of digital wireless in general, and Line 6 solutions in particular.

So what are some of the key advantages of digital?

Digital wireless provides a 100% 24-bit digital picture of whatever you’re playing or singing. It’s just like going to a high-end studio, recording a vocal or the output of your very nice instrument, and then sending it to the receiver. A series of ones and zeros gets transmitted in the air—there’s no ambiguity or room for error.

When the receiver gets the signal, it’s crystal clear just like it was when you put it into the device. There’s no change of dynamics, there’s virtually no loss of dynamic range and more importantly, there’s no loss of frequency response. You get up to 120dB of dynamic range. You can transmit Earth-shattering lows, which is awesome.

What’s your design philosophy and inspiration for continuing to develop each new generation of Line 6 digital wireless systems?

I always take the approach that using our wireless should be seamless and enjoyable for the user, so I innovate by automating common tasks.

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Line 6 - Tour-quality wireless at an entry-level price point.

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After 25 years on the road, including almost a decade as front of house engineer and production manager for blues artist Jonny Lang, Gerry Stinson is back home in St. Cloud, Minnesota, about an hour north of Minneapolis.

Since his return, Stinson has found a new favorite wireless system. "The Line 6 XD-V digital wireless is a game-changer," he says. "They sound great, and finding available frequencies just isn't an issue. Plus, they hit a great price point and are as physically tough as most products I've used out on tour. It's just a great design - and that's making a huge impact in my community."

Like Stinson, we always look for a combination of great sound and ease of use for our customers.  "Churches and schools need...

Read more: Line 6 - Tour-quality wireless at an entry-level price point.


Guy Coker: Digital wireless; it's all about tone

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Guy Coker: Digital Wireless Pioneer | Part 1

Once upon a time, Line 6 Principal Wireless Product Developer Guy Coker was a musician on a quest for great tone. Hear how he went from answering phones for an electronics company to revolutionizing the pro audio market with his digital wireless technology. 

How did you first get into wireless technology?

I was a frustrated musician. I was broke and without a job, so I started to work for a small electronics company answering phones. I would bring my music gear in all the time, which would spark conversations about different products to develop, and I got the idea to start working on digital wireless.

The fact that I couldn’t buy a good wireless system was really problematic—there was nothing out there that felt or sounded like a cable. The company liked the idea, and we started working on it. It took about three years to develop the first digital wireless system.

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Roland Announces iPad App

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Las Vegas, NV., June 13th, 2012 – Roland Systems Group is pleased to announce a dedicated iPad application to control the Roland M-480 Digital Mixing Console.

The application is designed to control parameters of the M-480 allowing the user to store scenes and edit the Channel Strip (EQ), GEQ, and Sends on Fader to name a few.

Using Wireless LAN to connect, customers are able to adjust mixing parameters on stage or around the room, away from the M-480 positioned at the front of house. By connecting Roland’s new Wireless Connect USB adapter to the M-480 USB port, the M-480 can appear on a wireless network enabling the iPad to connect and control the M-480.

“The success of the iPad as a tool in live audio applications is clear. This dedicated App is an important step in a series of logical progressions in our development of remote controlled applications for operators”, states John Broadhead, Vice President of Technology and Communications.

The app is expected to be released in the App Store Q3 2012.

About Roland Wireless Connect
The hardware portion of Roland Wireless Connect is a simple, compact wireless USB adapter WNA1100-RL (that plugs into the USB port on a Roland product or instrument. In order for the mobile device to communicate with the M-480, you can setup a point to point ad-hoc network or use a wireless LAN access point.

About Roland M-480
The M-480 V-Mixer features 48 mixing channels and 6 stereo returns for a total of 60 channels. Bussing is strong with a total of 27 consisting of 16 auxiliaries, 8 matrices and full support for Mono, Stereo or LCR sound design. With a configurable choice of available digital I/O boxes, the M-480 can support up to 90 inputs and 90 outputs – all fully assignable via the digital patchbay. The patchbay also has the unique ability to route any input to any output without going through the mixer. Each mixing channel includes 2 stages of dynamics processing, 4-band PEQ, and delay. Dedicated 4-band PEQ, limiting and delay are available on every output.


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