This versatile product, which starts shipping in February 2020, is set to revolutionize the lighting industry by giving professionals access to an Open Sound Control ( OSC ) hardware controller that can send OSC commands via ethernet networks to any device or software controlled by the OSC protocol. It can also use ethernet networks to send UDP/IP commands, making it compatible with virtually every lighting, music, video and media server software in use today.
Developed as a 3 in 1 product, LS-WING can be configured in a variety of different modes to suit different applications. These include a straightforward fader wing, an OSC hardware controller or a standalone MIDI console for any device that accepts MIDI control via USB. A total of four USB ports are provided, including a USB-B port, making it easy to connect to MIDI devices and charge smartphones and tablets.
In all three models, LS-WING has a built-in ArtNet/sACN to DMX converter node offering two Direct DMX universes. Equipson's existing LightShark products, the LS-1, which includes a hardware console, and the more affordable LS-Core - already offer two Direct DMX universes via an XLR connector, so adding LS-WING makes it very easy to double the number of Direct DMX universes available to each console.
Designed to reflect the look and aesthetics of LightShark's existing LS-1 hardware controller, LS-Wing also incorporates a device holder that can accommodate up to a 13" tablet. For safety's sake, two fixing points are incorporated so that smart devices can be tethered to the console via Kensington locks.
LS-Wing's surface control comprises 20 executor buttons and 10 playbacks with their respective selection, flash, and execution of scenes. Alongside its surfeit of USB ports, LS-Wing also has three ethernet Gigabit switch ports, a TrueOne (110/220V) mains connector and an XLR connector for a 5V LLG-1 LED lamp.