Like the engineer behind the console whose ears, craft, and knowledge can make a good band
sound great, Kaltman Creations LLC uses its experience in live sound, RF, software, and
electronics design to create essential tools for wireless analysis and management. Though the
spotlight is on the stage, not the mixer, the success of the show still rests in those skilled hands.
Kaltman Creations was established in 2006 by Mark Kaltman, a musician, studio / touring
engineer, and entrepreneurial professional who came up through the ranks of various pro audio
and broadcast companies. Though its core expertise is RF and EMC test and measurement,
the company’s first product was his Kaltman Cable Coiler™ – an innovative device that speeds
the coiling of mic cables after a performance.
From this humble base, Mark saw the necessity of wireless solutions for touring audio and
events planning, and set out to provide equipment that was effective while also being feature-rich
and cost-efficient. Currently, Kaltman Creations sells RF test and measurement equipment
to major public safety, governmental, and industrial entities throughout North America, with
annual revenues in the millions – yet their passion is serving the pro audio industry with
products like the Invisible Waves™ RF Command Center, the RF-id SOLO and Station, RF
IntermodPro, and the high-performance CPA antenna.
Wireless is a fact of present day life. At any significant concert, sports broadcast, or theatrical
event, dozens of wireless microphones, in-ear-monitors, and intercom beltpacks are deployed
in critical positions – and they’re competing with DTV, smart phones, and myriad other wireless
devices for the available spectrum. With this finite resource already overcrowded, having
powerful, intuitive tools to visualize the wireless landscape can make the difference between a
flawless performance and disaster.
Kaltman’s Invisible Waves RF Command Center provides a total solution for wireless
coordination and show planning. The system combines radio spectrum analysis with the ability
to select and monitor your wireless channels – as well as other frequencies of interest, visually
color-code them, detect and identify potential interference, hear signals with Click-to-Listen,
seek clear spectrum, and set up alarms to warn of impending RF problems. RF-id SOLO is a
handheld device for your road kit that instantly reads the frequency of any wireless transmitter.
The innovative CPA circular polarization antenna greatly extends the range and reliability of
your wireless systems, assuring that the Tx/Rx pair will never be out of phase.
These and other Kaltman Creations products have been field-proven on numerous tours
including Peter Gabriel, U2, Prince, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Neil Diamond, and Cirque de
Soleil, networks such as CBS, NBC, FOX, and sports events throughout the country. Industry
awards and nominations have met each new product introduction, including LDI’s Best
Debuting Product and Live Sound’s #1 Pick.
Though you may not have noticed them as of yet, pay a visit to their booth at the next show,
read a review in the trade pubs, or check out www.kaltmancreationsllc.com. Just ahead, at the
June InfoComm Show in Orlando, is the introduction of a new, one-of-a-kind analyzer, whose
user-friendly power should be within reach of most audio professionals. Kaltman Creations
continues building upon its initial offerings and developing comprehensive, award-winning RF
Solutions for Pro Audio – giving audio engineers the tools to achieve excellent, predictable
results from their wireless microphones and other devices.