A technological powerhouse with more than 1,500 international patent applications and the largest, best-equipped research and development facilities in the world, has spent more than 65 years developing and perfecting products for live music, recording, broadcast and permanent installation. AKG’s remarkable microphones and headphones are a synthesis of leading-edge industrial design, innovative electronics and world-class acoustics, producing some of the truest and most natural sound in the history of audio.
Inventor of the control panel, has been leading innovation in automation and video distribution for more than 30 years. Its philosophy of “AV for an IT World” has earned a place in the boardrooms of Fortune 100 companies, the learning centers of top universities and the control centers of presidents, prime ministers, defense departments and intelligence centers around the globe. excels at creating innovative, scalable technology solutions for meeting spaces as well as building-wide video distribution and management solutions. Whether in a single facility or multiple locations around the world, solves the complexity of managing technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems that are easy for anyone to use. has partnered with hundreds of manufacturers to ensure product interoperability, including Honeywell, Polycom and Samsung.
has earned an international reputation for audio signal processing that addresses the real needs of professional musicians. In both live sound systems and studio installations, products are powerful, ergonomic examples of the benefits of focused research, design excellence and scrupulous quality assurance.
Crown Audio is a pioneer in amplified sound, designing and manufacturing world-class professional audio products for more than 65 years. With more than 60 patents on amplifier technology, Crown’s amplifiers and system control products are a staple in live and fixed installations, from large stadiums and arenas to portable PA systems for musicians and DJs. Crown is the industry leader in networking amplifiers and embedding digital signal processing () into amplifiers, producing numerous innovative designs, including the DriveCore™ Install (DCi) series, which replaces more than 500 parts with one tiny chip. Every Crown product features proven technologies and state-of-the-art advancements for reliable high-quality, high-performance systems that well-respected sound companies, some of the biggest names in entertainment and audio professionals demand.
The best sound systems depend on advanced digital signal processing to really make them shine, and dbx delivers. One of the most well-respected dynamics processing companies in the industry, dbx offers complete equalization and speaker management systems, powered speaker optimizers, direct boxes, zone controllers, equalizers and more. In addition to years of leadership and expertise in the processing field, dbx has combined its detection and summing methods, known as True Level Detection and True Power Summing, to reflect the “true” sounds that are heard by the human ear. dbx’s patented integrated circuit designs can detect and process natural sounds over a broad range of signals. This technology helps musicians ensure that their voices are heard at their best.
Website : www.dbxpro.com
DigiTech got its start at the beginning of the digital audio revolution in 1984 and has gone on to pioneer many innovations in the music industry. The world’s largest manufacturer of guitar products, DigiTech is responsible for unmatched innovations in distortion pedals, preamps and modulators, which have been used by such guitar legends as Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. DigiTech products are engineered by guitar enthusiasts, for guitar enthusiasts and virtuosos for use at home, in the studio and on the road. More than 30 years in the making, DigiTech is still blazing new trails of innovation, most recently with its pedal, which won a 2015 Award for Best Innovative Product.
Playback the last 60-plus years of music and motion picture recording, and one name stands alone: . Before and Dolby, before stereo and even hi-fi, there was . Today, Pro sound is heard in 70 percent of professional venues, including legendary recording studios, famous concert venues and premier movie houses, as well as houses of worship, conference centers, educational facilities and more. With revolutionary audio technology and groundbreaking innovation at their core, JBL’s award-winning products deliver the most accurate, high-quality sound reproduction possible. Leading engineers and performers trust to meet all of their sound needs with such well-known staples as VerTec®, EON® and ScreenArray®.
A premier manufacturer of digital effects processing, Lexicon is
the gold standard for digital audio in almost every studio in the world and has helped create 80 percent of the world’s recorded music.
Lexicon made history when its Reverb line was introduced at the 1978 Convention, which was considered the first commercially viable digital reverb system. Nearly 40 years later, Lexicon remains the number-one choice in digital processing by engineers, producers and performers worldwide. In recognition of its unwavering dedication to recording technology, Lexicon earned a 2014 Technical GRAMMY® Award for its contributions to the art and science of music recording and reproduction through innovation and excellence in product design.
A world leader in dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural and commercial sectors, Martin offers innovative, superior-quality solutions with more than 25 years of design and technical excellence. Martin’s award-winning lighting and video systems are the solutions of choice for lighting designers, rental houses and installers across the globe. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and smoke machines to complement its lighting and video systems. From tours and special events to nightclubs and television studios, as well as indoor and outdoor architectural and commercial applications, Martin helps its customers develop attractive environments and create excitement through the use of dynamic lighting and visual effects. Martin’s creations have been showcased at Super Bowl in New Orleans, during live performances by the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Coldplay, and onstage for Broadway and West End musicals.
Website : www.martin.com
Designing and manufacturing mixing consoles for more than 40 years, Soundcraft is a pioneer of “the British Sound” synonymous with the 70s and a leader in digital and analog console technology today. From live sound to recording and broadcast, Soundcraft offers the widest array of mixing consoles in the world, ranging from an eight-input analog mixer to the most sophisticated digital touring and large-scale installation consoles with more than 100 inputs. Soundcraft mixing consoles provide a host of innovative, patented features that make life easier for professionals on the road, at the theater and in the studio. Advanced digital user interfaces combine the best functionality, including built-in equalizers, integrated reverb, delay processing and more. With professional features, intuitive operation and uncompromised sound quality, Soundcraft has built a global reputation for delivering optimum performance every time.
Website : www.soundcraft.com
With a rich history of more than 65 years and a reputation for the utmost quality and reliability in professional recording equipment, Studer is a worldwide leader in digital mixer technology. Studer offers the widest range of digital broadcast consoles and system components available from any manufacturer, and it’s a top choice for broadcasters, theatre sound techs and house of worship audio engineers. Known for being easy to use and fast to learn, Studer mixing systems deliver pristine audio and unparalleled connectivity. Focusing on innovation, elegant design and unsurpassed excellence in engineering, Studer has pioneered the most advanced user interfaces in the audio industry, with technologies like the patented Vistonics and FaderGlow. Every day, approximately one billion people listen to a TV or radio broadcast through a Studer mixer.
Website : www.studer.ch