We are geared up and excited for Prolight + Sound (PL+S) 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, where we’ll be all this week! We’ll be in Hall 4.0 at Stand F41 from Tuesday, April 4 through Friday, April 7 at the Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Center. If you’re at the show, please be sure to stop by and say hello! If not, we’ll also be updating this post daily with photos, videos and buzz from the show floor. As new information comes in, we’ll share the latest details with you here, so check back often.

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It’s the final day of PL+S, and we grabbed some java and came charged for the show!


We were so excited to see everyone that stopped by Friday and throughout the week. Among those people, Installation Magazine came and covered all of the new HARMAN announcements:

Earpro also stopped by and took some great photos of our Martin M1 HD and M2GO HD consoles:

Finally, we had some more great coverage from Light and Sound America, who shared the details on the new Martin VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron.

Speaking of the Fatron and Dotron, check out this great video from the show floor of the new VDO fixtures in action:

Check out the new VDO Fatron 20 and Dotron at #PLS2017!

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JBL also shared this great video sharing what top FOH engineers think of the incredible new JBL VTX A12 line array speakers:

Since we’re on the subject of new JBL products, check out this great performance by Grammy-winning songwriter Elle Varner performing “A Wanderer” while showing off what the new JBL EON ONE PRO can do:

We also had this great video showing off the Soundcraft Vi3000 mixer and Realtime Rack. Check it out and learn about the built-in Studer VMix for automatic mic mixing:



We are back again with more news from PL+S! Today, we have a number of videos from Martin, showcasing all of our new lighting fixtures. First, we have the impressive new Martin VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron products that we’ve added to expand our creative LED video offerings:


Next, we have our Martin Exterior Projection 1000, an outdoor projection fixture with a truly impressive throw distance:

Finally, we have the new Martin THRILL Series of performance lighting and atmospheric effects, designed to allow DJs, musicians and enthusiasts to get the Martin experience in an easy-to-use, cost-effective package.

In addition to video, we have some great photos from around the HARMAN stand that are worth seeing!

Of course, we can’t forget to mention that our friends at Sound on Sound Magazine gave us the best of photos and video in their review of our new Soundcraft Notepad mixers.



Another exciting day here at Frankfurt! We had many people coming through the stand, checking out all of the new products we have available at the show. One of the new products we’re showing off is the JBL VTX A12 line array. Lighting and Sound America had a great overview of the new loudspeaker:

ZioGiorgio.it also stopped by and took this great photo of our new Martin THRILL Series of performance lighting fixtures and atmospheric effects for DJs, musicians and enthusiasts. Click through the link (if you can read Italian) and check out their full summary of the latest Martin gear:

Finally, we had a bit of exciting news come through yesterday regarding distribution of our Martin lighting products in Germany and Austria that we wanted to share:

Be sure to keep checking back for more updates!



It was an exciting first day! There were lots of people stopping by that were excited about all the new things we had to show off. Here are some photos from the stand:

There were a number of NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS that came out today! We’re so excited to share them with you.

HARMAN_JBL_VTX_A12_HeroimageJBL VTX A12 Line Array Loudspeaker

This 12″ line array loudspeaker offers a completely redesigned solution for mid- to large-size touring productions and high-end fixed installations. The speaker features entirely new and proprietary transducer and high-frequency waveguide designs, innovations in the rigging and suspension hardware, and refinements to the physical aspects of the cabinet.

JBL-EON-ONE-PRO-051_UU_4CSWOPJBL EON ONE PRO Rechargable Portable Personal Line Array PA System

As the first all-in-one battery-powered linear-array P.A. system, the EON ONE PRO provides the ultimate combination of sound quality and portability. The JBL EON ONE established a new standard for mobile sound reinforcement, and now the EON ONE PRO takes that even further with battery-powered operation, and a broader range of connectivity and control options. Featuring Bluetooth® audio, a seven-channel mixer and a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts six hours, EON ONE PRO is ideal for gigging musicians and DJs, educators, fitness studios, corporate environments and more.

Martin VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron Creative LED Video Products

These new versatile video pixel products add 3D stage design options to extensive range of Martin P3 System-controlled LED video products. With an IP65 outdoor rating, these fixtures are perfect for both creative outdoor and indoor designs.


Martin-thrill_slimpar_mini_ledMartin THRILL Series Performance Lighting and Atmospheric Effects

With the THRILL series, Martin is brings its industry leading excellence in dynamic light and visual effects to musicians,DJs, and enthusiasts who want to bring a new level of polish and excitement to their performances and events. The Martin THRILL Series provides more affordable and easier-to-use models, while still retaining a die-hard dedication to their quality and customers.

AKG K175_3_4_4CSWOPAKG Foldable Studio Headphones

The AKG Foldable Studio Headphones line is built on a legacy of 70 years of quality, and features the latest transducer and acoustic technologies in a foldable, ergonomic design. As a result, the family delivers unparalleled audio performance for musicians, engineers, and producers who need superior accuracy from reliable headphones that stand up to today’s mobile lifestyle.

AKG_MDAi_Product__480pxAKG CPA MDAi

With the AKG MDAi CPA microphone adapter, all your favorite dynamic vocal mics instantly become part of the HARMAN Connected PA system. Simply attach the device to your mic cable, and your mic is automatically recognized by the HARMAN Connected PA app and system—providing effortless set up, instant recall of performer and presets, and great sound for musicians of all skill levels.

Soundcraft-NP-12FX-03Soundcraft Notepad Series USB Mixing Surfaces

The new Notepad Series of streamlined mixing surfaces offer exceptional value and performance for podcasters, singer-songwriters and audio professionals who require small format mixing solutions with USB connectivity. The desktop analog mixing surfaces include Lexicon digital signal processing, dbx auto-ducking, and USB I/O connectivity for computer-based music recording and playback.

Soundcraft 16i and 32i Mini Stageboxes

These compact and accessible stageboxes provide additional I/O channels for Soundcraft Si consoles via MADI over standard Cat5 cabling. With a recently released free firmware update, the Soundcraft Si Impact mixing console can now support up to 80 mix tracks when used in conjunction with stageboxes.

Martin Exterior Projection 1000

The Martin Exterior Projection 1000 is a high performance, low maintenance IP66-rated LED projection fixture that offers sharper image quality, more dynamic features and better reach over distance than any other permanent outdoor fixture on the market. The versatile outdoor image projector bridges the gap between traditional wash lighting, media facade installations and video projection.

Martin RUSH Fog Fluid and RUSH Haze Fluid

The new Martin RUSH Fog Fluid and RUSH Haze Fluid—as well as the popular RUSH Club Smoke Dual Fluid—are available in visually refreshed packaging. The fluids are available in a wide selections of container sizes, including standard 2.5 l, 5 l, and 25 l container sizes, along with 220 l drums.


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