Awards

2013 New Product Technology Awards

We challenged manufacturers and service providers serving the Church market to show us their best new products. Dozens of vendors responded with submissions for the WFX New Product Technology Awards.

The winners were chosen based on the quality of the information provided by Church Production Magazine, Worship Facilities Magazine and Worship Facilities Designer Magazine editors, distinguished members of the WFX Advisory Board, and WFX management.

View 2013 New Product Technology Awards Winners.


Audio
ARCS WIFO
L-Acoustics ARCS WIDE and ARCS FOCUS constant curvature WST line source systems are designed for medium-throw applications in rental productions and fixed installations. These line sources deliver acoustic properties for church installations, including front-of-house, L/R systems for live music reproduction and central clusters dedicated to speech reinforcement.


Audio
Asona-USA Sonacoustic PL
Asona’s Sonacoustic PL smooth finish is used in rooms for which acoustic panels, curtains, or “clouds” would be unsightly. Sonacoustic looks like drywall or fine plaster and is designed to resist soiling. It can be installed on flat or compound curves or arches alike.


Audio
Aviom A360 Personal Mixer
Aviom’s A360 Personal Mixer has an advanced 36-channel mix engine, which can be used to mix up to 16 mono or stereo channels. It offers mono or stereo ambience and the unique Dual Profile Channel. Channels can be individually selected for each A360 from a pool of up to 64 channels.


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Bose RoomMatch Asymmetrical Array Module Loudspeakers
Bose RoomMatch asymmetrical array modules expand the original 20 RoomMatch full-range array modules with the addition of 22 different horizontally asymmetrical coverage patterns. Eleven left and right pairs provide 22 horizontally asymmetrical coverage patterns, improving sound quality by reducing side-wall reflections in many room shapes found in the church market.


Audio
Bose® PowerMatch® Configurable Professional Power Amplifiers
Bose PowerMatch amplifiers are designed for fixed-installation sound reinforcement systems in the church market. They provide a range of configurable options with built-in DSP. PowerMatch amplifiers offer flat frequency response and low distortion regardless of output level, resulting in low THD and wide dynamic range.


Audio
Digital Mixer
Qu-16 is a compact, 19-inch rack-mountable digital mixer, featuring total recall of settings, an intuitive touchscreen, a Qu-Drive-integrated multi-track recorder, dSNAKE for remote I/O and personal monitoring, multi-channel USB streaming to Mac, a Qu-Pad control app, and iLive’s FX library.


Audio
DriveCore Install Series
The DriveCore Install series from Crown International is based on proprietary and patented Harman DriveCore technology. These PWM technology-enabled products employ the latest in Class D amplifier topologies.


Audio
NUAGE
A joint collaboration between Yamaha and Steinberg, NUAGE is a hardware and software system designed to enable audio engineers to select and combine various components for specific applications and workflow requirements. Specifically, the system adds the power of the Dante audio network to recording, post-production, live-to-tape broadcasts, and worship services recording.


Audio
P-Series P-1500X & P1800SX
The Cerwin-Vega! P-Series loudspeakers include the P1500X 1500-watt 15-inch two-way full-range powered speaker and the P1800SX 2000-watt 18-inch powered subwoofer. The P1500X is made of a high-density ABS polymer, and the P1800SX sports a rugged, wooden enclosure.


Audio
PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller
The PMC16 is a 16-channel, personal monitor controller. Whether using headphones, in-ear monitors, powered monitors, or traditional wedge monitors, performers can use PMC16 to control a personalized stage monitor mix.


Audio
PreSonus Eris E8
PreSonus Eris E8 two-way, bi-amped, active studio monitors enable live sound engineers to produce quality recordings, whether for sermon podcasts or live music recordings.


Audio
QR24 Column Loudspeaker
The QR24 is a modular two-way column loudspeaker for use in vertical array systems. It combines a natural, dynamic sound reproduction with intelligibility — even in acoustically challenging environments.


Audio
Roland M-200i Digital Console
The Roland M-200i is an affordable 32-channel digital console with mobile iPad control of all mixing functions. It features 17 motorized faders, eight AUX, four Matrix, and eight DCAs. It is expandable with multiple I/O configurations and multi-channel recording.


Audio
S3L System
Avid’s S3L live sound system offers a high-performance, HDX-powered processing engine running AAX plug-ins, scalable remote I/O VENUE and Pro Tools software, and an ultra-compact control surface. It offers a modular, open-networked architecture, with a fault-tolerant Gigabit Ethernet network to connect all devices for performance and flexibility.


Audio
Shure GLXD16 Wireless System
Shure’s GLXD16 Wireless System provides houses of worship guitar players with a durable, cost effective wireless solution for clear digital audio. It features a Guitar Pedal Receiver with integrated tuner and an ergonomic body pack transmitter with lithium-ion rechargeable battery.


Audio
Si Performer
Married to a DMX 512 controller, the Soundcraft Si Performer can employ motorized faders along with the Soundcraft FaderGlow for a console automation system and flexible automated lighting controller. It offers save-and-recall settings, enabling lighting settings to be built once and recalled as needed.


Sony DWX Series Digital Wireless Microphone System
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Sony DWX Series Digital Wireless Microphone System
Sony Electronics’ DWX Series digital wireless microphone system transmits and receives high-quality 24-bit/48-kHz digital audio. Using Sony’s original WiDIF-HP codec, the system delivers a wide dynamic range of more than 106 dB, a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 22 kHz, and a quality transient response.


Audio
StageScape M20d
The Line 6 StageScape M20d digital mixing console delivers comprehensive professional audio processing on every channel, including multi-band feedback suppression. Multi-channel recording, remote control capabilities via one or more iPad devices, and pristine audio quality make the StageScape M20d an ideal mixing solution for houses of worship.


Audio
StageSource L2t
The StageSource L2t loudspeaker from Line 6 is an 800-watt, two-way, bi-amped speaker system that delivers power, sound quality, and dependability. Designed for flexibility and portability, it features quality sound and DSP power as well as a modular architecture and proprietary L6 LINK digital networking.


Audio
X32 Digital Mixing Console
The BEHRINGER X32 digital mixing console features MIDAS mic preamps, motorized faders, individual channel LCD scribble strips, and AES50 audio networking at an accessible price point.


Audio
XD-V75
Line 6 XD-V75 systems feature sophisticated microphone modeling technology. With 24-bit, 10Hz, 20kHz, and compander-free performance, XD-V75 series digital wireless systems provide a full-range audio clarity and license-free operation.


Audio
Yamaha MGP32X
Yamaha’s new MGP32X offers the best of both analog warmth and digital performance into one affordable, easy to use audio console. With USB digital audio recording and playback, iOS control, 32 inputs, 6 flexible aux sends, and dual internal effects, this console provides many tools to get the job done.


Audio
Yamaha StageMix 4.0
The Yamaha M7CL StageMix application for the iPad enables wireless remote control of M7CL mixing parameters. The combination of the iPad interface and StageMix concept provide unprecedented monitor setup. Versions for the Yamaha LS9 and CL Series have also been released.


Lighting
impression X4S
The GLP X4S lighting fixture (a smaller version of the X4 fixture) features seven RGBW LEDs, each rated at 15W, for a homogenized beam that is variable, from a tight 7 degrees to a wide 50 degrees.


Lighting
Jands StageCL
The Jands StageCL was designed to provide a practical solution for controlling LED-based lighting systems. It provides all of the manual controls and automation a church needs to get the most out of its energy efficient LED fixtures while being easy enough that most any volunteer could run a service.


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