Denon DJ’s proprietary communications protocol StageLinq now offers seamless ‘plug ‘n play’ integration with SoundSwitch lighting and Resolume video software, giving DJs unequaled control.

Denon DJ a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that their proprietary StageLinq communication protocol now offers seamless ‘plug ‘n play’ integration with their own SoundSwitch lighting and 3rdparty
Resolume video software, giving the DJ absolutely unequaled, complete control over all their lighting and video effects.

Following its successful collaboration with ‘Timecode’ software, StageLinq’s ability to feed data to these software plug-ins, coupled with Denon DJ’s Prime Series gear, ensures every aspect of the performance—music, lighting and video—is coordinated and controlled for maximum audio-visual impact. The combination of Denon DJ Prime hardware and the StageLinq-SoundSwitch-Resolume software sets a new standard for the DJ and VJ performance world.

SoundSwitch: Acquired by Denon DJ in April 2018, SoundSwitch solutions are globally recognized as the originator in unifying DJ waveform-driven lighting control that enables DJs to seamlessly integrate custom and automated lighting into their DJ set. The SoundSwitch software and hardware is trusted by DJs globally to enhance the visual and lighting elements of their live performances, simply and dynamically.

• StageLinQ Connection to Players and Mixer
• Scripted Track and Autoloops Playback
• Mix Audio and Light Using Cross/Channel Faders
• Four Deck Light Show Support
• Ableton Link
• MIDI Lighting Effects

Resolume is an instrument for VJs, AV performers and video artists, which combines all the DJ’s media and visual effects in one place, making it simple to create explosive, spontaneous visuals in the heat of the moment. Easy and second nature to use, there’s no fumbling or searching for the right clip or effect. DJs can just think it and create it!

• Automatic clip selection
• Synchronized playback
• Automatic transitions based on fader status
• Visualization of player activity

An accurate monitoring system is crucial when perfecting your sounds and, as we always advise, buy the best you can afford. Unfortunately, not everyone has deep enough pockets for the four-figure sums many monitors cost. ADAM Audio has addressed this issue with their T Series, comprising the T7V and its smaller sibling the T5V, the most affordable monitor the company offers.

Measuring 298mm x 179mm x 297mm (HWD) and featuring a 127mm (5”) lightweight polypropylene woofer, the T5V is designed for smaller rooms, though the rear firing port makes near to rear wall positioning less than ideal.

This bass reflex port helps the unit achieve a low frequency of 45Hz and I found the monitors need at least 400mm clearance to prevent an overblown bass response. Should you need to place them closer, a low-shelf filter offers 2dB of cut or boost, while a similar +/- 2dB shelf is provided for the high end.

Exceptional soundstaging

Unlike some designs that take a warts ’n’ all view on accuracy and transparency, these monitors’ broad mid-range and treble is noticeably sweet without sounding bright or hyped, as do many budget loudspeakers.

Speech and vocals – the acid test for any monitor – sound natural and truthful albeit with a smidgen of sugarcoating. Only here did the T5Vs deviate from the current trend for stark, brutal honesty, displaying a musical heart without sacrificing detail retrieval.

This is in no small part due to their imaging capabilities; the T5Vs’ soundstaging is exceptional. Stereo imaging is spot-on, with performers perfectly placed within the soundstage and front to back imaging is no less awe-inspiring, presenting a cavernously deep setting with beautifully atmospheric ambient cues.

Here, the HPS waveguard really shows its worth. Mixing in mono (as I always begin my mixes) presented a solid, stable central image, while moving my head up and down the vertical plane revealed no phase issues whatsoever.

Dynamic expression – the ability to hear subtle changes in level of individual instruments within a mix – is quite remarkable for a monitor of this size. Their ability to go from quiet to loud during musical crescendos can be dramatic.

The T5Vs greatly impressed all who heard them and while they aren’t the last word in unvarnished, ruthless transparency, the T5Vs are accurate and neutral enough to richly deserve their professional studio monitor status.

In practise, the T5Vs slotted in with our (vastly more expensive) ATC monitoring system seamlessly, something that can’t be said of several more pricey units I’ve auditioned. A comparison with our classic Yamaha NS10M nearfield monitors revealed the ubiquitous passive boxes to be lean and shouty.

We are pleased to announce the New Denon DJ SC5000M, the world's only professional DJ media player with 7" motorised platter that delivers a true, mechanical spin beneath a DJ's fingertips. Based on the multi tech award-winning SC5000 Prime, the new SC5000M Prime brings DJs the true essence of vinyl-based turntable performance, combined with ultimate creative control over their digital music files.

RØDE Microphones has today announced a new upgrade to the best-in-class microphone suspension system used across the majority of the VideoMic range, and RØDE's broadcast audio accessories, the Rycote Lyre Suspension System is now to be manufactured in a visually striking Red color previously only seen on the VideoMic GO.

Still made of the same hard-wearing thermoplastic, all Rycote Lyres used on the SM3-RSM4-R, and PG2-Rshockmounts, as well as the VideoMic GO and VideoMicro on-camera microphones, will come in Red.

RØDE Microphones launches the brand new SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit, the latest Lightning connected recording solution for Apple iOS Devices.
The SC6-L is a compact dual-3.5mm TRRS-to-Lightning adaptor that enables broadcast-quality audio recording with two RØDE smartLav+ microphones; a compact solution for on-the-go interviews and podcasts, both for audio only and filmed scenarios.

Thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack, you can both monitor in real time and listen to playback. Download the free RØDE Reporter App to adjust input and monitor levels, along with a suite of other settings to reduce work in post – you can even share it immediately. The Mobile Interview Kit will also work with other iOS recording software. Simply plug-set-&-record. 

The SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit comes packaged with the new SC6-L Interface, 2 x Clips, 2 x Windshields, 1 x Storage Pouch, and 2 x smartLav+ Microphones – RØDE's professional-grade lavaliers. These discreet and portable miniature mics are made with omnidirectional condenser capsules and Kevlar® reinforced cables – the ideal choice for a wide range of film, television, and broadcast applications.

"We're thrilled to announce the launch of RØDE's new additions to iOS audio capture," comments Damien Wilson, CEO of RØDE Microphones. "Following on from the VideoMic Me-L, the SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit is perfect for both media pros and emerging content creators, providing broadcast-ready audio on Apple devices at a stellar price. These products further cement our position as the choice for today’s creative generation.”

The SC6-L adaptor and smartLav+ microphones are also available for purchase separately.