Peavey Commercial Audio® Taps ETicket A/V as Southwest U.S. Distributor

Peavey Commercial Audio® Taps ETicket A/V as Southwest U.S. Distributor

MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Commercial Audio® announces that ETicket A/V has been selected as the sales representative of PCA brands in the Southwest U.S. territory. Under the agreement, Las Vegas-based ETicket A/V will represent PCA’s product lines of MediaMatrix®, Crest Audio®, and Peavey® crossover products in a region spanning five Southwest states, including southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso Texas area. ETicket A/V will leverage existing relationships and build new ones to bolster PCA’s market position ahead of 2023.

ETicket A/V is a manufacturer representative for audio, video, lighting, and control products. The company boasts extensive knowledge and over 25 years of industry experience serving music stores, A/V rental, commercial and industrial contractors, consultants, broadcasters, and lighting professionals. PCA is targeting these verticals with recent new product launches, including Crest Audio’s PCX™ audio processors, CPL+™ Series of loudspeakers; MediaMatrix ‘S’ series of I/O interfaces, wall mount Touch-Screens and Control Panels; plus the third-generation SCION® DSP (digital signal processing) and control platform.

“ETicket A/V is very pleased to have been selected by Peavey Commercial Audio to represent Crest, MediaMatrix, and Peavey Commercial in the Southwest U.S.,” ETicket A/V Principal Jim Bowles said in a statement. “PCA has such a long and legendary history of developing and manufacturing so many outstanding products over the years, many of them absolute game-changers for the professional A/V industry. We look forward to supporting all the dealers in the Southwest U.S. and growing with PCA in the years to come.”

Beyond his leadership of ETicket A/V, Jim leads a professional networking group, Las Vegas Pro A/V Industry Group, informally known as “Beer & Gear.” The group holds a casual monthly networking event where attendees discuss A/V and industry-related equipment, with occasional opportunities to meet with sponsor manufacturers. Members include A/V end users, hotel A/V staff, local consultants, regional sound companies, and various other A/V end users.

Jim Bowles’ passion for the A/V industry is more than evident, and PCA is proud to form this representative partnership with ETicket A/V. PCA looks forward to growing its Southwest presence in more arenas, hospitality and convention spaces, live performance venues, and other outlets that require state-of-the-art pro-audio solutions.

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends 2022 PLASA Show

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends 2022 PLASA Show

MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Commercial Audio is showing its new MediaMatrix® and Crest Audio® solutions at the 2022 PLASA Show, Stand B36 Held in Olympia, London, the show will run September 4-6. 

MediaMatrix releases featured at the show will include the powerful new SCION™ DSP Media and Control processor platform, sTouch™ 55 wall mount touch-screen control panel, sControl™ Nano ultra-small industry-grade network control processor, sTouch™ 7 touch-screen controller, sControl™ industrial grade network control processor, sDAB™ series networkable digital audio bridges, and the nCIE PILOT™ EN54 solution. 

Crest Audio products being shown will include the Tactus digital mixing system, the new CPL+™ series of hybrid loudspeakers, and the PCX™ series of digital matrix speaker management processors. 

About PLASA Show 2022:

PLASA Show will return to Olympia London from 4-6 September 2022 to showcase all that is new, and all that is possible in Audio, AV, Lighting, Rigging and Staging. 

The market-leading seminar programme presents the works of thought-leaders and taste-makers, delving into the most prominent industry issues. Plus, visitors can take advantage of hands-on training workshops and immersive demonstrations.

The show is produced by PLASA, a global community and association serving those who work in the events, entertainment and installation industries. In addition to hosting PLASA Focus Leeds and PLASA Show in London, PLASA publishes the market-leading LSi and LS&A magazines, which deliver trustworthy content for industry professionals around the world. 

Third Generation MediaMatrix SCION DSP Launches at InfoComm 2022 Las Vegas

Third Generation MediaMatrix SCION DSP Launches at InfoComm 2022 Las Vegas

MERIDIAN, MS — MediaMatrix®, a Peavey Commercial Audio® (PCA) brand introduces SCION®, the all-new and powerful Media and Control processor. Shaping the third generation MediaMatrix offering, SCION calls upon 30 years of engineering prowess and market expertise in DSP and networked audio to deliver the most powerful media and control system available today.SCION, a descendant of the legendary MediaMatrix NION® platform, transcends its predecessor leveraging ADi’s cutting-edge SHARC® DSP architecture providing a fully scalable, configurable and flexible media and control processing system. At the heart of the new Peavey MediaMatrix ‘S’ series ecosystem – PCA announces MediaMatrix sNET™ the native AES67 media transport protocol capable of delivering up to 512×512 networked audio channels from a single device. Designed as a ‘Build it Your Way’ system, the SCION frame can be configured from an entry-level device to a fully-featured powerhouse or something in-between with optional hardware modules giving the consultant, integrator, and end-user unrivaled fit for purpose flexibility.Sharing in some strong elements of DNA with NION paves the way for backwards compatibility and convergence, allowing consultants to design system upgrades and fresh projects with the confidence of a simplified and seamless migration path thanks to NWare™ 3.0’s new dual-compiler tool enabling SCION and NION nodes to coexist in the same project. NIO™ Card-based I/O is also compatible with SCION providing welcomed continuity, quality and flexibility.SCION represents the evolution of MediaMatrix and as the meaning of its name suggests a ‘shoot’ that has taken root and continues to grow organically symbolized as a tree with branches and offshoots growing as companion control and I/O products forming to shape a rich ecosystem known as the ‘S’ series.As the world’s first digitally configured and controlled distributed audio system, MediaMatrix has grown from roots of wisdom, through decades of understanding. The launch of SCION signifies innovation in full bloom – a technology and ideal that has been nurtured over time and is ready to flex its branches to accommodate the world’s most demanding commercial audio needs.

MediaMatrix® Launches sTouch™ 55 Wall Mount Touch-Screen Control Panel

MediaMatrix® Launches sTouch™ 55 Wall Mount Touch-Screen Control Panel

MERIDIAN, MS — MediaMatrix®, a Peavey Commercial Audio® brand, introduces the sTouch™ 55 Wall Mount Touch-Screen Control Panel. Fully supported by MediaMatrix software and offering excellent connectivity through Power over Ethernet (PoE), the sTouch 55 delivers a rich graphical user interface that can be tailored to support any local control requirement and is mountable in any number of locations.

The hallmark feature of the sTouch 55 is its functional and responsive IPS LCD (In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display). This captive touch-screen produces rich colors across a 5.5-inch diagonal high-resolution 720 x 1280 pixel display and a brightness of 300 Nits. Inside the sTouch 55’s greater user experience is an RK3566 Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, up to 1.8GHz, running an Android 11 operating system. The unit has 2GB DRAM operating memory with 16GB on-board storage housed in a clean-line modern design with convection air-cooling for optimal performance.

The sTouch 55 is capable of being powered over Ethernet from a single cable drop from the RJ45 Ethernet port (10/100 Ethernet connectivity) connected to a PoE capable network switch supporting IEEE 802.3at/af or equivalent power injector. Alternatively, an external universal 12-24VDC power supply can power the unit.

The sTouch 55 is fully supported by the award-winning MediaMatrix nWare™ and Kiosk2Go™ audio-video and control software suite for even greater functionality and expansion. When it comes to installing the sTouch 55, the unit offers optional in-wall-installation-supported backboxes. Both U.S. NEMA and UK Standard single-gang backbox adapter plates can be ordered separately.

An optimal solution for controlling AV sources and room features, such as lights and blinds, the sTouch 55 Wall Mount Touch-Screen Control Panel is ideal for convention halls, conference rooms, and other professional settings where ease-of-use is paramount.

MediaMatrix® Powers Up sWALL™ 2×2 Audio Network Interface Panel

MediaMatrix® Powers Up sWALL™ 2x2 Audio Network Interface Panel

MERIDIAN, MS — MediaMatrix®, a Peavey Commercial Audio® brand, introduces the sWALL™ 2×2 audio network interface panel with Dante® and AES67 audio-over-IP network compatibility. This in-wall surface mount panel is designed for fixed installation in engineered audio and communication systems, offering IT and pro-audio teams the freedom and flexibility that comes from not having to run hundreds of feet of proprietary cable to the nearest control room rack. sWALL users can instead convert their analog devices to a digital signal for transmission across a standard IP network, to mixers, speakers, and other Dante/AES67-enabled pro-audio components.

The sWALL is designed to fit commonly available NEMA 2-gang backboxes. On the input side, the analog audio channels support both microphone and line-level balanced and unbalanced audio sources. Input attenuation is automatically selected upon connecting either an XLR for microphone-level sources or a 1/4-inch TRS jack for line-level sources. Individual rotary micro switches allow input gain adjustment of up to +20dB.

Another advantage of the sWALL is the inclusion of 48V DC phantom power for high-quality condenser microphones, selectable on each channel. The interface Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) adheres to IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at standards. Audio from the universal XLR/TRS 1/4-inch jack input connectors is independently transmitted on the Dante or AES67 network using two separate subchannels.

On the output side, the sWALL provides up to two independent balanced audio line-level channels. Network data streamed audio subchannels are decoded and made available via the XLR output connectors. The network interface panel Ethernet port is side-mounted to ensure the connected network cable has sufficient bend radius. Remote setup of the streams is made possible using Dante Controller.

Whether used in conference rooms, banquet halls, music studios, or houses of worship, the MediaMatrix sWALL 2×2 is a universally compatible, cost-effective solution for the needs of today’s pro audio market.

MediaMatrix® Introduces sControl™ Nano Ultra-Small Network Control Processor

MediaMatrix® Introduces sControl™ Nano Ultra-Small Network Control Processor

Good things are arriving in even smaller packages, with the introduction of the sControl™ Nano, an ultra-small industry-grade network control processor from MediaMatrix®. The sControl Nano offers a robust IoT OS (internet of things operating system) pre-configured with the nWare platform ControlManager™ software suite. The software provides open-architecture control and monitoring functionality over an Ethernet data network, making the sControl Nano a cost-effective solution that’s ideal for public address, audio-visual media control, and monitoring applications.

An energy-efficient, yet powerful, Intel® Celeron® N3350 Apollo Lake processor, with HD graphics 500, forms the brain of the sControl Nano, allowing for processor-intensive applications. These vital components are enclosed in a ruggedized, IP50-rated fanless, ventless chassis that’s built to last. The sControl Nano supports MediaMatrix and Crest Audio® networkable products, including the next-generation MediaMatrix “S” series digital signal processors; I/O networkable bridges that complement video and data connectivity; and power amplifiers and audio interfaces that are either locally or network distributed, including third-party devices utilizing plugins supported by the nWare 3.0 software suite.

The sControl Nano can be custom configured as a network edge controller using nWare open-architecture programming and a control graphical user interface (GUI) design suite. Both the MediaMatrix Kiosk2Go™ and Kiosk™ GUI applications can be utilized, respectively, on any smart device supporting compatible HTML web browsers, or directly connected to an optional, supported touchscreen/monitor, as well as keyboard/mouse from the available mini-display.

Flexible and versatile, the sControl Nano features a dual-core 1.1 GHz CPU with independent graphics processor, supporting video resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz via two mini-display ports, and includes two gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports. Up to 16 network connected devices can be supported via the control software GUI suite. Two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports are also available. The sControl Nano offers 32 GB eMMC (embedded multi-media card) onboard storage and 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM (low-power double data rate). The unit is powered by 12V DC at 3A universal external power supply via DC input jack, complete with a power button and LED power indicator.

Where typical fanned solutions fail, the sControl Nano thrives thanks to its hardshell fanless technology, which resists dust, metal shavings, and other debris often found in industrial, commercial, and other demanding environments. The ultra-small unit measures approximately 4.5 inches long, 3.2 inches wide, and 1.3 inches high, with a gross weight of 4 pounds. A DIN rail mounting kit is supplied, with an optional VESA mount kit.

Ultra-compact and portable, with excellent compatibility, the sControl Nano is ideal for small- to medium-size commercial AV systems in which network connected devices are required to be monitored and/or controlled.

MediaMatrix® Introduces sControl™ Network Control Processor

MediaMatrix® Introduces sControl™ Network Control Processor

MediaMatrix® introduces the sControl™ network control processor. The new sControl is an industrial grade network control processor preloaded with the MediaMatrix award-winning nWare™ platform and Control Manager™ software, providing a full open-architecture control server for audio visual control and monitoring functionality typically required for large and enterprise mission-critical networked media public address and control systems. Built for hosting extensive control, performance and health status monitoring and connectivity of practically any network connected device, the sControl acts as the control center of the entire audio visual system allowing multiple network connected control interfaces running MediaMatrix Kiosk™ windows based control and/or using the HTML 5 supported Kiosk2Go™ app loaded on any Android or Apple smart phone or tablet with a browser.

Representing the brains of the control and monitoring system, sControl is designed to work in conjunction with the NION® series and next generation of digital signal processors (DSPs), Peavey Commercial Audio networkable product line power amplifiers, and audio interfaces, including practically any third-party network device either locally and/or network distributed. Like its predecessor the nControl™, sControl also supports SNMP and RATC protocols, as well as Python scripting within the nWare software control environment . The sControl operating system resides on 64 GB mSATA SSD storage media, has a 4 GB DDR3L 1866 memory (RAM), and includes support for reading/writing data from the operating system and configuration software. The control processing system includes USB ports for direct control and configuration, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports.

Where typical fanned solutions fail, the sControl thrives thanks to its hardshell fanless technology, which resists dust, metal shavings, and other debris often found in industrial environments.

The sControl network control processor weighs just 5 lbs and can be conveniently mounted within an optional 2RU rackmount tray individually or as a redundant pair allowing for independent or redundant fail-over operation typically required for mission critical applications.

For a low-profile industrial package control processor designed for integrated systems media control and monitoring of large and enterprise fixed installations, take a closer look at the sControl from Media Matrix.

MediaMatrix® Offers New sDAB™ Series of Networkable Digital Audio Bridges

MediaMatrix® Offers New sDAB™ Series of Networkable Digital Audio Bridges

PA reliable connection is the foundation of any pro-audio setup, and the new sDAB™ series of networkable digital audio bridges from MediaMatrix®, a Peavey Commercial Audio® brand, are here to provide rock-solid connection and distribution. The sDAB series of devices are break-in/break-out, rack mountable, and allow for the expansion of audio I/O from sDAB to sDAB, or via the MediaMatrix family of DSPs.  No matter the specificity of the input and/or output configuration, there is an sDAB bridge to meet the challenge.

Five sDAB pre-configured models are available, supporting 8i x 8o, 16i, 16o, plus special-order 16i x 16o and 32o configurations, respectively.  All models supporting balanced mic/line level inputs have a level range from -60 to +24 dBu, with software switchable +48V phantom on each input. All models with balanced line level outputs allow for up +24 dBu increase.  Additionally, each audio i/o connection allows for quick hook-up and connectivity utilizing 3.81 mm phoenix/euroblock connectors, each with individual plus (+), minus (-), and ground (G).

The sDAB series of networkable digital audio bridges support Dante™ and/or AES67 audio-over-IP, with control and monitoring via the award-winning nWare™ software suite. Control and monitoring can also be managed by using the built-in Web UI allowing for sDAB to sDAB audio routing and distribution together with control and monitoring from the standalone web server browser-pages.  Dual RJ-45 network jacks provide for steaming audio and control over Ethernet supporting redundant or switched mode configuration as well as being Dante Domain Manager ‘DDM’ ready.

For clear monitoring and visibility, RGB front-panel LEDs, two per channel, provide metering and streaming status at a sample rate of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz at 32-bit A/D and D/A conversion (AES-67 at 48 kHz ) All sDAB models feature a 25-pin GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) ‘D’ connector for digital, and dry contact closure connectivity. The GPIO also allows for an optional DIN rail mounting system called the GPIO-25 (ordered separately) for efficient rack wiring and service.  The unit is powered via a built-in universal 90 to 260 AC power supply with optional 12V DC redundancy, for mission critical applications.

Take your pro-audio configuration to the next level with the sDAB series of networkable digital audio bridges.

Peavey Commercial Audio shows the MediaMatrix® NION®/nCIE PILOT™ EN54 solution and the Crest Audio® Tactus™ at ISCVEx 2022

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends ISCVEx 2022

Peavey Commercial Audio is showing the MediaMatrix® NION®/nCIE PILOT™ EN54 solution and the Crest Audio® Tactus™ at ISCVEx 2022.

Featuring the nCIE PILOT™ control PC and NION® series DSPs, MediaMatrix’s unique mix-and-match EN54-16 VACIE system delivers a truly flexible, fully customizable, high-powered pro-audio solution for life-safety applications that specifiers, consultants, integrators, and decision-makers have not previously seen or enjoyed before. Click here to learn more. 

Crest Audio Tactus has expanded to support WAVES eMotion LV1 v12! The latest update now supports resizable plugins, retina-ready graphics, a lightning-fast preset browser, and ability to find and add presets instantly including Tactus.Control support of WAVES MIDI control protocol. Click here to learn more. 

About ISCVEx:

Produced by the Institute of Sound, Communications and Visual Engineers (ISCVE), ISCVEx is an annual exhibition and seminar program for all sound, communications and visual professionals. 

If you’re working in commercial system design, integration, project management or sales, ISCVEx provides excellent opportunities to learn, engage and discuss commercial sound, communications and visual solutions in an intimate, non-imposing environment.

ISCVEx is a multi-faceted event that includes seminars, training, networking dinner and an exhibition of the industries leading manufacturers and distributors. There are plenty of opportunities to meet up with industry colleagues, share ideas and discuss projects in informal environments.

Crest Audio® Tactus™.Control Expands to Support WAVES eMotion LV1 v12​

Crest Audio® Tactus™.Control Expands to Support WAVES eMotion LV1 v12

Crest Audio®, a Peavey Commercial Audio® brand, announces that the Tactus™.Control motorized mixing console now supports WAVES® eMotion™ LV1 Version 12 with embedded MIDI control. Tactus.Control users can now enjoy the benefits of the tactile console combined with the advantages of V12 software.

The Tactus.Control is designed to supplement the eMotion LV1 touch screen by providing moving faders, lighted buttons, and knobs for the most used functions. The latest update, now supported by the Tactus Digital Mixing Systems, now offers resizable plugins, retina-ready graphics, a lightning-fast preset browser, and the ability to find and add presets instantly.

Crest Audio’s Tactus Digital Mixing System is a scalable, modular system designed to support any type of live performance event or recording environment. The Crest Tactus hardware and WAVES LV1 eMotion software combine to create a high-quality, flexible live-sound system, giving the operator a flexible audio mixing solution and the ability to expand up to 256 channels to meet any challenge, including fixed installed and touring systems.

Complementing the Tactus.Control are the Tactus.FoH I/O with integrated WAVES SoundGrid Extreme Server and Tactus.Stage rack mount digital network stage boxes, both featuring high-quality audio pre-amps. For existing Tactus.Control users, a MIDI supported sticker pack is available upon request through Crest Audio dealers. Tactus supporting firmware is downloadable at peaveycommercialaudio.com/software/.

Tactus Digital Mixing System products, including Tactus.Control, are in stock and available now for immediate shipping.

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