HARMAN Professional Solutions Announces HARMAN Connected PA 1.1 at NAMM 2018
January 24, 2018
Free software update adds user-friendly features to HARMAN Connected PA system, including Offline/Online editing mode, Lexicon effects returns and more
NAMM (Booth #14811), ANAHEIM, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced the immediate availability of the HARMAN Connected PA 1.1 for Mac, Windows, and iOS and Android tablets.
Connected PA 1.1 delivers new features that offer performing musicians, professional sound providers, and retail sales engineers greater flexibility and increased control. Offline/Online editing mode enables users to create virtual system configurations from any variety of Connected PA compatible components, before an event or performance and without being connected to the hardware. Users can then push their system configurations to the hardware for an event, installation or performance—greatly reducing setup time and complexity.
Connected PA 1.1 also makes it easier to enhance mixes with renowned Lexicon effects. Connected PA 1.1 now displays effects return channels for the Soundcraft Ui-mixer’s integrated Lexicon effects directly in the user interface, making it faster and easier to get a great sound. Lexicon effects returns are now displayed alongside the input channels, allowing users to adjust the levels of reverb and delay effects directly from the Connected PA.
“HARMAN Connected PA 1.1 makes it even faster and easier for musicians to set up and get professional sound,” said Scott Wood, Mixers Solutions Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “With Offline/Online editing mode, musicians and audio professionals can design and configure their system at any time, streamlining setup when it’s time to perform. And with control over Lexicon effects-return now directly within the app, musicians will find it even easier to tailor their sound on the fly.”
As the world’s first completely integrated live sound system, HARMAN Connected PA brings together Soundcraft mixers, JBL speakers, AKG microphones and dbx DI boxes into a single, easy-to-use interface. At the heart of the Connected PA system, HARMAN’s exclusive ioSYS™ technology enables compatible products to recognize each other, and automatically configures the system for professional results. Powered by Soundcraft Ui-mixers’ integrated dbx, DigiTech and Lexicon processing, the HARMAN Connected PA app includes presets to help musicians find and optimize their sound in various venues and performance environments. Current compatible products include Soundcraft Ui12, Ui16, and Ui24R digital mixers, JBL PRX800 loudspeakers, dbx Di1 active direct boxes, AKG P5i microphones and the AKG MDAi dynamic microphone adapter.
The HARMAN Connected PA 1.1 mobile app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Windows and Mac versions of Connected PA are available for download at connected-pa.com. The Soundcraft, AKG, dbx and JBL components mentioned in this announcement are all currently available. For additional information on the HARMAN Connected PA app and ecosystem, please visit http://connected-pa.com.