Bel Recreates an Analogue Classic with New BF-20-500 Stereo Flanger

Wimberley, TX (January 19th, 2017) – New for the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, Bel Heritage Designs is proud to announce the BF-20-500 Stereo Flanger, a 500-Series version of their classic analogue effects unit.

Designed by Bel founder and ex-Genesis guitarist Mick Barnard, and first released in the late 1970s, the original rackmount BF-20 quickly became the “flanger of choice” for many of the world’s top recording artists (Phil Collins, The Rolling Stones, YES) and prestigious recording studios (AIR Studios, RSK, Townhouse Studios, Metropolis, Miloco). 

This sought-after analogue effects unit has been meticulously recreated and made available for the 500-Series format. It is based fully on the original design, including use of the well-renowned SAD512 bucket brigade devices.

The BF-20-500 will be available in March 2017 through select resellers worldwide, with a retail price of $1195 USD.

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Professional Wireless Systems Chooses Bel Digital 64DANTE for Large-Scale Awards Shows

Wimberley, TX – Professional Wireless Systems, a subsidiary of Masque Sound, has purchased the first two newly-released Bel Digital BM-A1-64DANTE monitoring units for their latest music awards show in Miami, FL.

Jim Van Winkle, General Manager of PWS, says, “We had an analog monitoring system, but it required us to either put a splitter in line or get a return feed from the main show splitter. We had been looking for a way to monitor through Dante and we decided this box would be a good solution. We recently deployed the Bel monitors for the first time and everybody picked it up pretty quickly…we’re very happy with it. We used both of our units on a recent Latin music awards show – one at the mic racks backstage for the lead RF engineer, and one on stage where the RF A2 can check a mic before handing it off to the talent.”

The BM-A1-64DANTE is being used for monitoring all their live mic feeds, including units from Sennheiser, Shure, AKG, and Audio Technica. “Being able to connect by DANTE has streamlined our set-up time. Very easy to use and reliable. We plan on using these units on all of our large shows.”

Founded in 1992 and located in Orlando, FL, PWS is a supplier and supporter of wireless systems for all manner of live and broadcast events, including the NFL’s Super Bowl, Coachella, and the Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Based in Milton Keynes, UK, Bel Digital creates ultra-high specification A/V equipment for professional broadcast, live sound, installation and studio applications, with over 35 years of experience in design and manufacture of quality audio systems.

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Fingerprint Audio Expands with Three New Rep Firms

Fingerprint Audio, the North and South American distributor for sE Electronics and the US distributor for Bel Digital and Van Damme Cable, has announced that it is poised for growth with three new US rep firms. "We are excited to expand our independent field rep network with three excellent rep firms with deep experience in Pro Audio and MI," says Greg Addington, Fingerprint Audio's National Sales Manager.

Beginning March 1st, Audio Pros (Principal: Rick Swensen, took on representation for the New England States (ME, MA, VT, NH, RI, CT, & upstate NY). Swensen is an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience as an Independent Manufacturers' Representative in the Professional Audio/Music Retail Industry.

Starting April 1st, AMP Sales (Principal: Fred Allard, began representing Fingerprint's product lines for the southwestern US (CA, NV, UT, AZ, NM, CO, & WY). AMP Sales is an award-winning firm with a wide range of products offering solutions for the Pro Audio, Audio Visual, and MI industries.

Also starting in April is a new firm, Fusion Tech Marketing, LLC (Principal: Michael Sipe,, built on over three decades of experience working at every level of the Audio Visual industry. Fusion Tech Marketing will be servicing the plains states (NE, IA, KS, MO).

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