Arbane Group Announces NESS – The First Free Spatialization Software in the Industry

Arbane Group announces NESS – the industry’s first free spatialization software. NESS is designed and supported by the French audio solutions manufacturer APG France.

With the release of the free software, the group intends the audio specialists to gain easy access to a robust and reliable spatialization solution designed based on standard and proven audio algorithms and principles. NESS will help the users to experience immersive sound in bars, nightclubs, theaters, and conference settings. The software proves to be a reliable solution for sound engineers, DJs, composers, or audio system designers.

NESS is designed to operate on a PC with multiple types of USB or DANTE. Depending on the power of the hosting PC, the NESS is able to manage up to 16 sources and 32 output channels.

With the release of NESS, Arbane Group plans on creating a trusted community of NESS users in the immersive sound industry. The group also plans on continuously upgrading the software features and parameters in the upcoming years to meet the ever-growing technological demands in the industry.

The free NESS software is now available for download on the Arbane Group website.

More updates to follow!

Arbane Group with APG France announces NESS - industry's first free spatialization software
Arbane Group announces NESS

Meyer Sound Introduces Nebra for Milan-Networked Sound Systems

Nebra Software Platform

Venuetech’s California-based audio solutions provider, Meyer Sound has introduced NebraTM. The free software platform offers its users an integrated, standard workspace that enables the hosting of several tools used with Meyer Sound audio solutions.

The preliminary release of NebraTM is focused on connectivity for Milan-based AVB network or for other Meyer Sound products in installed and portable applications through the existing RMS network via the RMServer. Other Meyer Sound products include the large-format linear line array loudspeaker, PANTHER, the USW-112P™ compact subwoofer, and three ULTRA-X series point source loudspeakers are monitored through the current RMS network via the RMServerTM.

The Galileo GALAXY Network Platform and third-party devices will also be provided connectivity by NebraTM.

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The all-inclusive NebraTM also features an icon-based, graphic display that enables its users to easily view all Milan-based connections and the status of the individual devices in one workspace in a clear visual layout.

NebraTM is now available as a free download from the Meyer Sound website – several versions of which will be available for both Windows and Mac operating systems. NebraTM is conceived as a comprehensive software platform, and other functions will be incorporated into future releases.

Venuetech’s Brand New Partnership with Colorlight to Debut at GITEX 2022

Venuetech is delighted to announce our brand-new distributor partnership with Colorlight – a globally based leading LED Display Control System Solutions Provider.

As the exclusive distributor of Colorlight, Venuetech will distribute Colorlight’s extensive range of LED Display Control System Solutions that include 8K and 4K LED Controllers, Video Splicers, 4K Senders, 5G Receiving Cards, Media Servers, and Multifunction Cards. Colorlight also contributes to the advancement of the LED control system industry with their Research and Development (R&D) center which seeks the expertise of more than 300 engineers.

“We are excited to bring a leading global market player in LED display controllers like Colorlight to the Middle East. With the influx of LED display solution providers in the market, we have seen a remarkable increase in the demand for LED displays. We believe Colorlight will be an impressive complement to the current market conditions” said Abdul Assafiri, COO of Venuetech.

Gary Tong, Director of Services and Support & Key Account Manager from Colorlight also commented on the partnership “We are happy to partner with Venuetech to enter the Middle East market. As a major distributor of AVL, Control Rooms and Conference and Control systems in the Middle East, we are aware of Venuetech’s strong and long-standing footprint in the market. We are looking forward to the exciting opportunities this partnership yields us”.

As a brand-new partner, Colorlight will be displayed at Venuetech’s booth H3-C1 at the upcoming GITEX exhibition.

Ali Saab from Video Division at Venuetech commented “I believe this is a great way to seal the partnership, we are planning to display a range of video control solutions from Colorlight at Venuetech’s booth at GITEX 2022. Our team of in-house video control system specialists is ready to introduce the visitors to the cutting-edge control system solutions that Colorlight has to offer”.

Meyer Sound Training in Dubai Ends in Success

Meyer Sound Training in Dubai

The two-day Meyer Sound Systems Design and Optimization training session organized by Venuetech ended on the 14th of September at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).

The training session was headed by Senior Technical Support & Education Specialist Merlijn Van Veen and Sana Romanos, Technical Services Specialist, Middle East & Africa. Audio Systems Specialists, Sound Engineers, and Technicians from the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia and India traveled to Dubai to participate in the training session.

Organized as a part of a series of training sessions in collaboration with the prominent audio brand based in Berkely, CA, Meyer Sound, the training soon followed our first-ever joint training session which saw immense success.

Addressing the attendees at the onset of the training course Ismat Assafiri, Systems Architect and Audio Specialist at Venuetech commented “The release of MAPP 3D is a significant juncture in the development of sound systems design. We are excited to bring this knowledge to our fellow audio specialists in the region through our partnership with Meyer Sound”.

Andrea Granata, Sales Manager of Middle-East and Africa, Meyer Sound also addressed the attendees; “When I first attended “Sound System Design and Optimization Training” it changed my understanding of audio forever. With Venuetech we decided to give the same opportunity to a new generation of technicians, hoping to have a similar positive impact. The training evolved since the old days and was bringing together fundamentals and the latest technological development”

“The response of the room, filled with a mix of experienced engineers and young audio enthusiasts, demonstrates that the education that Meyer Sound offers has no equal in the industry” Andrea Granata further commented.

The training session painstakingly explored the relationship between the predictive of the MAPP 3D Sound System Design Tool and actual sound system performance as measured with FFT-based transfer-function analyzers.

The participants of the training gained insight into generating and comparing data using both MAPP 3D and Compass, in order to help them better understand the correlation between the two. The course’s key objective was for the users to possess a clearer idea of how sound systems behave in both modeled and real space, and with it, a more informed approach to accurately designing and optimizing systems using Meyer Sound solutions. The training was followed by a Q&A session with Merlijn Van Veen and Sana Romanos.

“We decided to offer the training with the intention of sharing pure knowledge on system design. The training gave great insight into a variety of tools that every sound engineer will now have in their pocket when designing a new system” said Alice Macaluso – Meyer Sound Brand Manager at Venuetech. “There is a vast amount of information and knowledge out there, and we hope to lead our fellow audio specialists and systems architects to these resources and offer them support when needed” she further commented.

The Chief Operating Officer of Venuetech Abdul Assafiri shared “We are delighted to be at the forefront of educating the professional Audio Specialists and Systems Designers in the GCC by facilitating this unique opportunity. We are already making plans for our next Meyer Sound – Venuetech training session”.

Date: 09/16/2022

Meyer Sound Demo Units Arrive at Venuetech

We are delighted to share that we received the first major demo unit delivery from Meyer Sound at our premises in Al Quoz Industrial Area 1, Dubai, UAE. These units are now available for live demonstrations.

Meyer Sound Demo Units at Venuetech
Meyer Sound Demo Units

Shipped from Berkely, CA, USA Meyer Sound laboratories, the shipment brings several of Meyer sound’s flagship self-powered loudspeakers including Ultra-x20 and ULTRA-x40 to the Middle East. The demo units also include the 15-inch Powered Subwoofer, 750-LFC that pairs seamlessly with ULTRA-x40.

Meyer Sound Demo Units at Venuetech
Galileo Galaxy by Meyer Sound at Venuetech

There are some Galileo Galaxy  that can harness open-source AVB technology to extend a new level of audio control in driving and aligning loudspeaker systems with multiple zones. Galileo Galaxy now enables the region’s audio specialists to test SpaceMap Go – a spatial sound design and mixing tool that leverages the processing power of Meyer Sound’s Galileo GALAXY Network Platform in an intuitive iPad app.

Meyer Sound Demo Units at Venuetech


Also Included in the demo there are the compact yet powerful MM-4XP and UP4-Slim that can provide impressive coverage for systems with limited space and visibility such as clubs, restaurants, galleries, and museums.

Venuetech would like to invite audio engineers, system integrators, consultants, and audio systems architects in the region who would like to personally experience and evaluate the exceptional performance of Meyer Sound’s portable audio solutions range.  Get in touch with us for a demo and experience the beauty and the robustness of the premium “Meyer” sound. Contact our dedicated brand manager Alice Macaluso at or for a demo.

More on Meyer Sound’s Loudspeakers:  

The world’s greatest theatres, concert halls, and touring artists rely on Meyer Sound systems to support their creative visions with the highest-quality, most reliable sound reinforcement systems. These loudspeakers provide incredible depth and detail at any volume level, from the softest whisper to room-shaking effects; systems boast extremely low distortion, for total sonic clarity and a fatigue-free listening experience.
Our components integrate easily and discreetly with both modern and historic buildings. With a complete range of solutions including Line arrays, Point Source, subwoofers, and ceiling loudspeakers, Meyer Sound audio solutions accommodate all your audio system needs.


Venuetech and Meyer Sound Return with a 2-Day Training Session

Venuetech Meyer Sound Training

Mere months after our first-ever in-person joint training session in the Middle East, we are excited to announce our second large-scale 2-day training session in collaboration with Meyer Sound.

The “Audio Systems Design and Optimization MAPP 3D” training will be held at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from the 13th to the 14th of September.

Senior Technical Support & Education Specialist, Merlijn Van Veen will lead the training. A veteran audio systems specialist and an educator, Merlijn joined Meyer Sound’s global education leadership team in 2018. Joining him is Sana Romanos, Technical Services Specialist – Middle East & Africa, whose extensive repertoire includes coordinating design services as well as facilitating demos and education programs.

The course is designed for Rental Company Audio Technicians, System Integrators, Sound System Designers, and Audio System Specialists. The training intends to explore the relationship between the predictive of the MAPP 3D Sound System Design Tool and actual sound system performance as measured with FFT-based transfer-function analyzers.

The instructors plan to generate and compare data using both tools, in order to help users better understand the correlation between the two. Upon completion of the course, attendees will possess a clearer idea of how sound systems behave in both modeled and real space, and with it, a more informed approach to accurately designing and optimizing systems using Meyer Sound solutions.

The training is yet another attempt by Venuetech to help maintain and improve the quality and competitiveness of the ever-improving, dynamic audio industry in the region. Commenting on the training Mr.Nour Assafiri, CEO of Venuetech LLC said “We saw quite a positive response for our first-ever training with Meyer Sound from the market in Dubai. This is why as the primary distributor of the Middle East, Venuetech decided to organize a large-scale training session for those who are looking to expand their knowledge on Meyer Sound MAPP 3D software and overall industry know-how”.

Proceed to the Training Center for more information

Jun’s Restaurant


Best described as “a progressive dining destination”, the North  American Asian  restaurant, Jun’s by award-winning Chef Kelvin Cheung delivers delectable North American and Asian flavors at its rough- edged yet contemporary and sleek venue located at the heart of Downtown Dubai.

To create an immersive audio experience for its guests as they connect over the delicacies, Venuetech was assigned to overlook the installation of Jun’s complete audio distribution system consisting of several of Venuetech’s most sought-after audio brand partners, Active Audio, LEA Professional and AUDAC.


Featuring superior sonic qualities, Vendome 5 loudspeakers by Active Audio boast a stylish wood finish that complements the elegant aesthetics of Jun’s interiors. With a very  high dynamic range, the Vendome 5 runs the background music at Jun’s with a power draw of only 170 Watts. A carefully distributed  installation of 24 Vendome  5 loudspeakers ensures  perfect  sound diffusion in Jun’s interiors with minimal visual distribution thanks to the loudspeaker’s sophisticated finish.

The 5-inch point sources are matched with 5 SB110 Compact Subwoofers by Active Audio; these 10-inch subwoofers are distributed for even low-end coverage with subtle bass response. Slim with a minimal-sized footprint the SB110 subwoofers are barely visible to Jun’s guests.


The sound system is powered by 5 CS704 4-Channel IoT-Enabled Amplifiers by LEA Professional, offering 700 Watts. Featuring LEA Cloud connectivity, these amplifiers are operated by supreme power components and flexible DSP systems. Offering a built-in Wi-Fi access point the CS704 from LEA’s NETWORK CONNECTSERIES was the ideal solution to run a parallel configuration on every channel.


Jun’s restrooms and adjoining hallway are rigged with 3 CALI424  by AUDAC  Safelatch™  2-way  4” ceiling speakers with Twist-Fix™ grills. With superb off-axis performance, these speakers come with a rear dome that maintains the performance and the sound quality regardless of the location of the installation.

The 6 ALTI  4 2-way pendant loudspeakers by AUDAC bring the sound to Jun’s outdoor patio area. Encased in a sleek yet sturdy body rated for long-term outdoor use, the ALTI 4 perfectly complements the rough-edged exteriors of Jun’s.

The 3 CALI424 in the restrooms and the 6 ALTI 4 in the outdoors are connected to a separate CAP412 four-channel 100V power amplifier by AUDAC  that draws 120 Watts of power to each of the four separate output channels. This amplifier offers great flexibility to the multi-zone audio distribution systems at Jun’s.


The XMP44 is a professional modular audio system by AUDAC sits at the start of the input chain as one of the system’s sources. With NMP40 SourceCon™ Network audio player module by AUDAC that is compatible with the streaming service Spotify module and the NMP40 SourceCon™ Network audio player module by AUDAC as the USB source, the restaurant has the ability to switch and use any of the preferred sources.

The brain behind the operation is the M2 Matrix Mixer from AUDAC. This top-of- the-line Multimedia digital audio mixer offers a 9 x 8 digital Audio Matrix for mixing and per channel processing.  It is the ideal fit for an analog-designed system that can support several input and output mixing tools.

This multi-media audio distribution system is connected wirelessly using the AUDAC Touch 2 application for smart devices that offers complete control and configuration of the signal chain within the AUDAC M2.



Altman Lighting Hydra Series Takes Home ESTA Choice Awards 2022

Altman Lighting Hydra Series was awarded with ESTA Members Choice Awards 2022 at NAMM Show 2022 held at Anaheim, California on 05 June. 

During the NAMM Show, new products were nominated by ESTA member exhibitors under two categories: Equipment and Gadget.  Those who attended the show voted on their most preferred products.   

Altman Lighting Hydra Series Takes Home ESTA Members Choice Awards 2022

Altman Lighting was awarded the prize for AIP-200 Hydra Par in the Equipment Category.

The AIP-200 Hydra Par is a compact 200 Watt RGBL IP65 rated & convection cooled zoom par that is packed with a high feature set at an affordable price. This silent, compact luminaire weighs in at just 13.44 pounds / 6.1 kg. Widely preferred in the entertainment lighting industry, it features a powerful lumen output with a wide zoom range.


The AIP-200’s compact, the cast aluminum design allows for discrete luminaire placement while the Red, Green, Blue, and Lime LED engine offers a very high output of deep rich saturated colors as well as soft and delicate pastels. The AIP-200 replicates the soft output of a par wash light while maintaining a uniform beam output throughout the entire zoom range.

Meyer Sound Unveils Ultra Reflex Reinventing Screen Channel Audio Reproduction

Meyer Sound has recently launched an innovative solution for the reproduction of screen channel audio on a direct, larger video display.

Unlike with acoustically transmissive projection screens, loudspeakers cannot be placed behind the visual image on a large-scale, direct view displays. As a result, wide acceptance for larger and direct view displays have been diminished over time.

On the other hand, surrounding the display perimeter with screen channel loudspeakers compromises the stability of the location of the image, consistency of coverage and audio fidelity.

Meyer Sound has introduced ULTRA REFLEX as a resolution for this challenge. Sources announce that this solution is paired with Sony’s Crystal LED for the early launch period. The initial joint installation was at a screening room and lab on Netflix Campus in Los Angeles, USA.


The screening room featured SONY’s 17 ft wide by 9 ft high HDR- capable 4K Crystal LED display screen, designed to reproduce both critical viewing, audio mixing and facilitate VIP screenings.

Galaxy 816 Network Platform supplied the proprietary DSP for optimization.

As reported by Hidden Wires online magazine, The screening room featured “37 self-powered Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers including HMS Series lateral and overhead surround loudspeakers supported by USW-210P subwoofers for surround bass management and X-400C cinema subwoofers with low control element for bass management and LFE”.

Theresa Alesso, pro division President of Sony Electronics commented “We sought to complement this powerful imagery with an audio solution that not only matched the visual integrity but enhanced the overall immersiveness. Meyer Sound Ultra Reflex and Crystal LED provide the perfect marriage of superior sound and vision for creatives.”

According to online sources, SONY’s modular and scalable Crystal LED displays integrate MicroLED with SONY’s exclusive LED control and signal processing technology featuring a contrast ratio of more than 1,000,000:1 along with increased brightness, a wide viewing angle as well as a wide color gamut.

According to the online magazine Digital Cinema Report, this state-of-the-art solution is said to preserve the audio advantages of a behind-screen system all the while refining “breadth of coverage for a wider sweet spot” in the viewing space.

Audio Media International reports that “the complete system for each screen channel includes a high frequency component reflecting off the screen coupled with a direct radiating low frequency component”. This solution is said to have designed to accomplish “full bandwidth replication along with low distortion, precise directionality, flat amplitude and phase response for tonal accuracy”.

“The introduction of direct view displays in the cinema industry created the need for a unique solution for LCR screen channels,” said Miles Rogers, Meyer Sound business development manager, cinema & content creation markets. “Ultra Reflex is the culmination of prediction software, loudspeaker technologies, and the lifelong vision of John Meyer to create solutions for the most demanding audio professionals.”


The online sources also shared that “the screen channels come as part of a Dolby Atmos system that has quickly recallable snapshots for theatrical or 9.1.6 home entertainment playback modes”


The online magazine Audio Media International shared the experiences of several notable witnesses of the ULTRA REFLEX demo at NETFLIX Campus in LA, USA.

The re-recording mixer and sound supervisor for Stranger Things and Sol Levante commented on his experience: “I recently had a chance to visit Netflix to demo Sony’s new large-scale Crystal LED screen and the accompanying immersive sound system that Meyer Sound had developed for it…to be honest I was a bit skeptical, having heard other various attempts at this type of thing. Instead, what I heard was simply stunning — a reference quality, completely transparent sound system that matches the spectacular visuals from the Crystal LED display. Playing clips from my mix of Stranger Things, I was truly shocked at how close it sounded to the studio where we had mixed it. I wouldn’t hesitate to mix on this system in the first place, it’s that good.”


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Venuetech partners with Panasonic in the Middle East

Venuetech is delighted to announce its partnership with Panasonic in the Middle Eastern Area, specifically Egypt, Qatar & KSA, to expand its professional AV and broadcast solutions.

This move was highly anticipated as the Venuetech video division has grown exponentially, and the clientele and market has become more visual-centric.

With a portfolio like Panasonic’s of cutting-edge technologies, including and not limited to the latest in KAIROS IP/AV video distribution and processing systems, Venuetech has reinforced its capabilities and support to deploy various video solutions on massive scales.

“In the works for a while, finally we have come to a partnership that will take both Panasonic and Venuetech to new heights in the AV market in this region.” Said Abdul Assafiri, Director of Operations at Venuetech.

“We are very excited to launch this partnership, get our hands on the KAIROS and start implementation of the strategies and deliver what our team has been working on for a while to take our place in markets. With the team we have now and the support from Panasonic, we are very confident we will set new industry standards in the Middle East as a whole,” he added.

Commenting on the partnership, Hidetoshi Kaneko, Director of System Solutions and Communication Division, Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa FZE, said: “We are pleased to partner with Venuetech, and believe that this partnership will support Panasonic in expanding its reach in the region. With Venuetech’s service excellence and industry experience, we are sure customers will receive the highest quality solutions, which aligns with our brand’s motto.”