News & Press Releases

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Bubblebee Industries announces THE LAV CONCEALER for DPA 6060

Mounting a DPA 6060 or 6061 lavalier microphone in clothing or costumes and on the body has just become much easier. The Lav Concealer (Model BBI-LC-6060) for DPA 6060 is a soft pliable rubber mount that covers many different mounting options, moulding itself to the surface it is attached to. Because of its soft rubber material, it also acts as a shock mount, protecting the mic capsule from vibration and absorbing friction noise to give you clearer sound recordings.

This Lav Concealer is a DPA 6060 and 6061 subminiature lav mount that fits snugly and, along with making hiding the mic easier, protects the 3mm capsule from a build up of glue which can result from repeatedly attaching tape directly to the capsule. The Lav Concealer for DPA 6060 can be attached directly to skin or clothing using our Lav Concealer Tape.

The Lav Concealer for 6060 includes a fabric guard, made of sprung metal. Having two different materials operating in unison helps prevent friction or vibrations from being transferred from one to the other, and eventually to the capsule.

Key Features:
  • Mic protection from friction noise and vibrations
  • Shock absorbing moulded rubber compound
  • Wire fabric guard keep fabric from touching the capsule
  • Countless mounting options
  • Made from 100% natural rubber which is biodegradable
  • Available in Matt Black or Matt White finish. The matt finish is non-reflective
Includes:
  • 1 x The LAV Concealer
  • 1 x wire fabric guard, high
  • 1 x wire fabric guard, regular
  • 1 x wire cable lock
  • 6 x pieces of The Lav Concealer Tape

Available in single packs or a 6-pack with 3 of each colour.

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or info@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – Ambient Recording announces the NEW ACN-CL aka “The Lockit”

Being a Lockit at its core, the ACN-CL carries the DNA of its predecessors and inherits all the unique and appreciated features, combined with the unprecedented ease of use that has been first introduced with the NanoLockit.

Just like the NanoLockit, jamming units to time of day with the internal Real Time Clock is a one button experience, but with the additional perk of a crisp OLED display. Lockit can also operate as master by automatically jamming units that are added or restarted during the day.

The OLED also brings the useful timecode compare tool introduced with firmware 6.0 so it is easy to determine if other equipment is still in sync – with an accuracy of 1/100 of a frame.

Key Features:

  • Supplies both timecode and sync signals
  • Dual Lemo output
  • OLED display
  • Sync LED now full RGB
  • External power and charging though a common USB-C port
  • Primary output carries timecode and genlock/wordclock
  • Supports 1080P and 1080i genlock for project rates 23.976 to 60 FPS and wordclock up to 192KHz
  • Swappable NP-50 type Li-ion battery that can be charged while operating

Includes:

  • LTC-OUT cable for timecode
  • SYNC OUT cable for HD or WC sync signal to BNC
  • Removable NP-50 compatible Li-ion battery

** The ACN-CL will replace the former ACL 204 (Lockit Sync Box) and the ACN-TL (Tiny Lockit)

Read more here…

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Sound Devices Scorpio 32 channel / 36 track / 16 mic/line preamp premium portable mixer-recorder with Dante I/O

Scorpio is a 32 channel, 36 track mixer-recorder and the most powerful product ever designed by Sound Devices. With 16 mic/line preamplifiers, 32 channels of Dante in and out, AES in and out, 12 analog outputs and multiple headphone outputs, Scorpio is well-suited for any production scenario. Featuring a fully-customizable routing matrix, ultra-low noise preamplifiers, multiple powering options, a premium-quality build equally useable over-the-shoulder or in a mobile rig, high-powered processing, and an internal 256GB SSD with two SD card slots, Scorpio is the ideal tool for a new era of production sound.

Key Features:
  • 32 channels, 12 buses, 36 tracks
  • 16 ultra low-noise, Scorpio microphone preamplifiers
  • 32 channels of Dante I/O
  • Simultaneous recording to internal SSD and two SD cards
  • Internal 256 GB SSD Recording
  • 2 SD card slots
  • USB control surface support via MCU
  • Limiters available at all channels, buses, headphones, for all sample rates

Read more here…

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or info@stratosphere.co.za

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Lectrosonics DCHT portable stereo digital transmitter

The DCHT is Lectrosonics’ response to customer demand for a small, lightweight, digital dual channel IFB or camera hop transmitter when paired with the M2R receiver pack.

Key Features:

  • AES and analog mic and line level inputs
  • 256-bit encryption – AES 256-CTR
  • UHF Frequency band – 470.100 to 607.950 MHz (470.100 to 614.375 MHz for the export version)
  • Selectable RF Power – 10, 25 or 50 mW
  • Wide range input gain adjustment
  •  Compatible with Duet M2R receiver
  • DSP-controlled input limiter
  • Two AA battery power
  • Solid machined aluminum housing
  • Optional powering from external DC
  • Powered by 2x AA batteries or external DC using optional LTBAELIM accessory

Read more here…

To place your order contact Jose at Stratosphere on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or jose@stratosphere.co.za

ANNOUNCEMENT: Stratosphere Sound appointed as sole SA agents for Bubblebee Industries

Stratosphere Sound is proud to announce that we have been appointed sole agents for Bubblebee Industries sound tools in South Africa.

Bubblebee’s range of top quality products are the choice of sound recording professionals worldwide.

Bubblebee Industries is Making Sound Sound Better by creating the world’s best quality microphone wind protection for serious sound professionals. Along with the Windbubbles, Bubblebee also makes other innovative products for sound designers, like the new Invisible Lav Covers, The Cable Saver and The Windkiller.

Visit www.bubblebeeindustries.com to view products.

For sales enquiries contact José at Stratosphere Sound – 087 551 1034

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Audio LTD announces the A-Flip adapter for the Sound Devices SL-6 & Audio LTD A10 Digital Wireless System

Audio Limited has released the new A-FLIP adapter.

This A-SL adapter changes the orientation of an A10-RX in an SL-6 or A10-RACK.

This adapter can be attached to the A10-RX-SL or A-SL to change the orientation of the A10-RX when inserted into the SL-6 or the A10-RACK, providing users a choice of viewing angles for their wireless receivers.

The A-FLIP is now available and shipping.

v4.60 for the Sound Devices SL-6

v2.60 for the Audio LTD A10 Digital Wireless System

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or info@stratosphere.co.za

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Tentacle SYNC E – Bracket

Lightweight Aluminium Bracket for the Tentacle SYNC E

This lightweight aluminium bracket for the Tentacle SYNC E exclusively manufactured by LanParte can be mounted to any camera rig or directly to a camera with the included 1/4” screw.

The Tentacle can be slid in and will be fastened with a little clamp. Secured in that mount, the Tentacle Clamp for the angled Mini Jack can still be connected. If you want an even more convenient mount, you can use the additional Quick Release Bracket or Cold Shoe Mount.

The mount comes in three versions:
• SYNC E Bracket: slim, lightweight bracket with 1/4” screw
• + Quick Release Mount: Bracket with additional Quick Release Mount for comfortable handling 
• + Cold Shoe Mount: Bracket with additional Cold Shoe Mount

For more information or to place your order contact Stratosphere Sound on 087 551 1034.

 

NEW FIRMWARE RELEASE: New Audio LTD A10 Wireless v2.50 Firmware release with new User Groups!

SOUND DEVICES and AUDIO LIMITED announces New A10 Wireless v2.50 Firmware release with new User Groups!

Version 2.50 adds User Groups, which enables a user to build a list of frequencies with names, allowing quick and easy tuning of the A10-TX and A10-RX.

Sound professionals can match easy-to-remember names with pre-coordinated frequencies. When User Groups are loaded into the TX and RX, the frequency menus are simplified, showing only the user-selected frequencies. This eliminates scrolling and provides a quick and easy way to set frequencies on location.

In support of the A10 Firmware v2.50, new versions of the Mic2Wav utility and the A10-TX Remote app are also available, and v4.54 firmware release for the Sound Devices 688/SL-6 combination.

Below is the list of new firmware:
• A10-TX (all variants) v2.50 firmware
• A10-RX (all variants) v2.50 firmware
• 688 v4.54 firmware
• Mic2Wav Mac v2.50 software update
• Mic2Wav Windows v2.50 software update
• A10-TX Remote Android v2.50 software update
• A10-TX Remote iOS v2.50 software update

Highlights of New features include:

**A10-TX v2.50**

• Support for User Group Frequency selection, allowing for faster and easier frequency setup by user-defined descriptive names and frequency groups. Requires Mic2Wav v2.50 generated .ALUG files to be loaded into the transmitter via a micro SD card.
• Menu Lock. Press and hold the left and right buttons to lock out access to menu settings. When menu access is locked, a lock icon appears in the main display. Hold the left and right buttons again to unlock menu access. When locked, the Power button remains active.

**A10-RX v2.50**

• Support for User Group Frequency selection, allowing for faster and easier frequency setup by user-defined descriptive names and frequency groups. 
• A10-RX power off shortcuts.

**A10-TX Remote v2.50**

• Support for A10 User Groups. Allows for frequency selection by descriptive name. Requires an A10-TX running v2.50 firmware and loaded with a user group .ALUG file. Use Mic2Wav v2.50 to generate .ALUG files.

**Mic2Wav v2.50 for Windows**

• Convert .mic files to .wav files based on timecode range.
• Create, edit, and export User Group .ALUG files for A10-TX and A10-RX.

**Mic2Wav v2.50 for Mac**

• Convert .mic files to .wav files based on timecode range.
• Create, edit, and export User Group .ALUG files for A10-TX and A10-RX.
• Update A10-RX firmware via A10-RX XLR or A10-Rack.

**688 v4.54**

• Support for Audio Ltd A10-RX User Groups feature when used in the SL-6.

For a complete list of new features, changes and fixes please visit the web links below.

Sound Devices
https://www.sounddevices.com/support/downloads/688-firmware

Audio Limited
https://audioltd.com/resources/firmware-downloads/
https://audioltd.com/resources/mic2wav/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a10-tx-remote/id1265218172…

Please contact us on 087 551 1034 with any additional questions.

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: PSC RF Multi SMA “Single Band” & “Dual Band”

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PSC ANNOUNCES RF MULTI SMA “SINGLE BAND” & “DUAL BAND” SHIPPING STARTS THIS WEEK!

PSC is pleased to announce that our revised RF Multi SMA’s will begin shipping this week. These two new versions of our industry standard RF Multi SMA offer new frequency band pass filters allowing better operation with today’s new legal frequency blocks.

Recent changes to the legal operational frequency spectrum have led to the development of these two new models.

The “Single Band” model is primarily designed for use outside of the USA and the “Dual Band” model is primarily designed for use in the USA.

Both units include newly re-designed circuit boards with more robust RF amplifiers, new and improved custom-made band-pass filters and revised power supply circuitry.

The “Single Band” unit has an operation frequency range of 470-700Mhz and the “Dual Band” unit has an operational frequency range of 470-618Mhz and also 940-960Mhz so that is will operate over the new Lectrosonics 941 Block as used in the USA. 

 

Please contact us on 087 551 1034 with any additional questions.

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Sound Devices A10-Rack 4-Slot Wireless Enclosure Dante Interface

The A10-RACK is a 4 slot, 8 channel, 1RU wireless microphone receiver enclosure, compatible with most unislot and SuperSlot™ receivers. The A10-RACK accepts up to 4 dual-channel slot-in receivers, providing a total of 8 separate audio feeds. The A10-RACK provides high-quality antenna distribution, power distribution, up to 8 channels of analogue and/or AES digital audio via XLR-M connectors and an 8 channel Dante audio interface.

Key Features:
  • Full Dante audio network integration for up to four Superslot compatible wireless mic receivers (eight audio channels), such as Audio Limited’s A10-RX, as well as some models by Wisycom and Lectrosonics.
  • Antenna distribution with bias power for active antennas and pass-through for a second A10-RACK for a total of 16 channels
  • Power distribution via 4-pin XLR-M socket, 10-18VDC
  • Analogue or AES outputs via eight XLR-M sockets on rear panel
  • Each receiver can be set to output analogue or AES individually (if receiver supports it)
  • Each receiver outputs analogue or AES and Dante simultaneously
  • Includes a secondary Ethernet port for Dante redundancy or daisy-chaining a second A10-RACK
  • USB-B port for updating RX firmware via Mic2Wav app
  • 470-694MHz front-end RF filter bandwidth
  • 1RU chassis size with adjustable rack ears to set required depth Compatible Receivers

The A10-RACK fits slot-in receivers with maximum dimensions of:

  • Slot height: 18mm (0.71 inches)
  • Slot width: 68.3mm (2.69 inches)
  • Width between SMAs: 84.4mm (3.32 inches)

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or info@stratosphere.co.za