The big stand at the entrance to Hall 8 is home to representatives and products from several pro-audio manufacturers, some of which announced significant product launches at IBC. RØDE announced six new products, including two new microphones, a pair of carbon fibre boompoles, an XLR interface for Apple iOS devices and an XLR adaptor for the company’s RØDELink 2.4GHz digital wireless system.
Two new members of its VideoMic family, the VideoMicro and the VideoMic Me, debuted. Measuring only 80mm long, the VideoMicro is a small, lightweight on-camera microphone designed for use on compact cameras. The VideoMic Me is a high-quality directional microphone designed for Apple iPhones and iPads.
Also new is the i-XLR, a digital XLR interface for Apple iOS devices. Used to connect professional XLR microphones to an iPhone or iPad to record audio in the field, the i-XLR allows reporters, correspondents and audio professionals to quickly and easily capture professional interview dialogue to a smartphone or tablet.
TC Electronic introduced a multi-format monitoring system, Clarity X, in a new MADI version, a free software update, and a completely revised license-based pricing structure.
The European debut of the Roland O.H.R.C.A M-5000C digital mixing console is also part of HHB’s IBC. The compact M-5000C offers all the flexibility and power of the larger M-5000 console but in a smaller footprint.
NUGEN’s Halo Upmix also launched. This features new stereo to 5.1 and 7.1 upmixing technology, new standards-based loudness measurement capabilities for theatrical trailer production, and the new NUGEN software ‘Site’ Floating License system for enterprise customers with 10 seats or more.