New console is built to help visual designers intuitively combine lighting, media and other visual aspects of an event together.
Avolites has launched its new flagship console Diamond 9 in two versions: D9-330 and D9-215. Both new visual canvas controllers deliver creative control to production designers in lighting, broadcast and AV, allowing them to create, programme and command their ultimate performances.
The main front panel of the Diamond 9 has been machined from a single sheet of aluminium to create a distinctive look. Each screen, fader, encoder and button has been meticulously thought over, so the console becomes an extension of the designer to give them totally unhindered creative freedom to power their ultimate shows.
Tom Campbell (MIRRAD), production and lighting designer, said: “I had the privilege of using the D9-215 back in January 2020. The experience was fantastic. Programming on it felt familiar but greatly enhanced by the step-up in hardware allowing for smoother, quicker and more enjoyable programming experience. As a long term user of Avolites, I’m very excited to see where the D9 takes the company and I’m very proud to have had a small part of it.”
Avolites is keen to point out that the key differentiators go far beyond the aesthetics. The console builds on the manufacturer’s Synergy feature set, released in October 2019, which allows integration between the media server and lighting control. The D9 is said to bring this to users’ fingertips with an “intuitive design” and layouts ideal for media playback and control. The console also supports Avolites’ new logo, described as the first significant change since the company’s inception in 1976.
It reflects the future-facing strategy direction of the company, whilst underscoring Avolites’ creative-led approach to lighting and media design.
“The Diamond collection, with our new brand logo, marks the first step in our future-facing strategy as a company,” says Paul Wong, Managing Director of Avolites. “The D9s are the resulting product of years of R&D investment, and we’re very proud to be giving our users the ultimate programming tool for their future creative projects.”
The Avolites D9-330 and D9-215 are available to order now.