Avolites Announces its New Diamond 9 Flagship Console, a Spectacular Evolution in Production Control

The most innovative and advanced console to date will be available in two versions: D9-330 and D9-215

Avolites announces the launch of its new flagship Diamond 9 console in two versions: D9-330 and D9-215. Both new visual canvas controllers deliver inspired creative control to production designers in lighting, broadcast and AV, allowing them to create, program and command their ultimate performances.

The Diamond 9 consoles are the result of years of technical innovation from the Avolites team, utilising their 45 years of industry experience, feedback from designers across the industry and award-winning industrial designers to create the ultimate control surface. The Diamond series is designed by Visual Designers, for Visual Designers and everyone in-between to intuitively combine lighting, media and other visual aspects of a show together. 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.

The new hardware is a feat of engineering. Bringing a new distinctive look and feel to the console, the main front panels are machined from a single sheet of sleek aluminium with high end finishes. The D9-330 boasts 11 ultra-bright touch screens, including 3 main workspace screens, 3 for media preview, and specific screens for attribute control and softkey short cuts. The brand new motorised touch sensitive Penny & Giles faders and new encoders each have their own RGB bar graphs so levels can be monitored at a glance. There’s also a return of the backlit integrated keyboard.

The most interesting side of the D9 is the right-hand side, with 5 encoder wheels, a T bar for controlling scene masters and a new set of bespoke buttons carefully positioned so finding them is second nature.

“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” says Tom Campbell (MIRRAD), production and lighting designer. “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 in it.”

The key differentiators go far beyond the aesthetics; they provide more intuitive media control integration for lighting designers in all sectors of the industry. Building on the ground-breaking Synergy feature set, released in October 2019, that allows seamless integration between media server and lighting control, the D9 brings this to users’ fingertips with intuitive design and layouts ideal for media playback and control. With the rise of video wall use in live performances, installs and even TV productions, creating an immersive and seamless lighting and video performance is vital.

The new hardware isn’t the only pivotal change on this product. The D9s include Avolites’ new logo marque, the first significant change since the company’s inception in 1976. It reflects the forward thinking strategy direction of the company, whilst underscoring Avolites’ creative-led approach to lighting and media design.

Fusion Studio TIFF File

“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. To find out more, contact Avolites to book a demo, or head to www.d9.avolites.com

SCROLL POSTS

A Few Kind Words...

Meg Travis, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Director, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Entertainment Services

The Bubble team made everything easy at MPTS! From advising before the show, to facilitating client and press conversations during the show, to making recommendations on how to make the most of the connections we made there - we rely on Bubble as a key strategic partner for our sales and marketing teams.

Dan Pike- Covatic

Bubble brought their significant experience of NAB to support Covatic in kicking off a big US push at the Show. Their support was holistic, assisting us before, during and after the show and well appreciated. We had a successful show, gaining high profile new sales leads and even winning a Product of the Year Award - thanks in no small part to Bubble’s assistance with the application An experienced, credible team and a joy to work with.

Éva Szász – Lightware Visual Engineering

We’ve been working with Bubble for a couple of months now and luckily we found a common voice right away. They always have an easy, quick understanding of what we need and are delivering not only the materials we want, but more and more PR opportunities, in a proactive way. Bubble have been instrumental in raising awareness of Lightware in the run up to ISE and did a great job faciliting us onsite at ISE too including securing and conducting press appointments and manning our social accounts.

Paul Weiser – ASG

I have been working with Bubble for the past eight months. I run marketing for Advanced Systems Group based in Northern California. ASG is a technology company focused on providing technology solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Our business is broken down into four diverse areas. One of the challenges that Bubble helps me solve is how to market a company with multiple business units, yet still deliver a unified message for our brand. The key benefits that Bubble provides in helping guide our marketing efforts include: Industry knowledge, Expertise in all functional areas of marketing, Client service & Worldwide brand. The first year of working with Bubble has been a great experience. I’m excited to work with the team to see how we build the ASG brand in the future.

Catherine Watling – Visual Data

The Bubble team have been fantastic and the quality of the work is always exceptional – even at short notice. Our work with Bubble has produced some of the best coverage we have ever had!

Mark Forth – CVP

Working with Bubble has been integral to a rapid improvement in the delivery of our PR and communication strategy. The entire Bubble team are always friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable and well-connected. A real joy to work with!

Nik Forman – Masstech

Bubble are a great bunch to have on your team. The whole staff combine high degrees of professionalism and diligence with an impressive depth of industry knowledge and reach, all delivered with huge fun and energy.

Tom Rockhill – Disguise

Since working with Bubble, we have been able to target key industries and sectors in a much more strategic way, which has been instrumental the growth of our business. Bubble is an invaluable part of our team and is really helping us to drive our business presence forward both through PR and at trade shows.

Charlotte Wheeler – The Media Production and Technology Show

Bubble Agency has worked with The Media Production Show for the last few years to provide exhibitor PR to clients and show PR to the wider industry press. We have always been impressed with their professionalism, the ability to tun around requests quickly and run our PR Lounge to a high standard during the show.

Robert Lisman – Primestream

Bubble Agency is made up of hardworking, passionate and caring professionals. They have great knowledge of the PR world, true specialists in the broadcast and video industry and they always have great ideas to increase our exposure.