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Leisuretec News

Discover the latest news from Leisuretec, our manufacturers and the AV & Live Entertainment industry.

27th May 2020

Team Leisuretec’s Andy Raises Money for Local Hospice

As well as working away behind to scenes to keep you informed, entertained and up-to-date on everything Leisuretec, our Creative & Design wizard Andy has been putting his creative skills to use during lockdown to raise vital funds for local charity, Keech Hospice. Andy explains, “3 years ago Keech made a world of difference to my family during our darkest time by providing invaluable car...
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12th May 2020

There is light at the end of the tunnel...

We are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel… It has been quite a journey since the UK government announced lockdown on 23 March but we are optimistic that the wheels of industry can gradually (very gradually) start spinning again. As your trade distributors of professional and commercial audio, lighting and video we wanted to remind you that through the power of remote working,...
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12th May 2020

COVID-19 Service Continuity Statement (Updated 12-05-2020)

Update: 12 May 2020 Our approach to tackle COVID-19 remains the same as it did in our last public update on the 28 April: Contact We are still running a skeleton based team with sales and marketing working from home. Thanks to our flexible IT systems our sales team are answering our 01525 850085 line from their home workstations meaning we can still maintain an efficient response to your enquiries...
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11th May 2020

Roland Announces Forthcoming V-600UHD Ver.2.0 Update

Los Angeles, California — Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video and electronic musical instrument gear, today announces it has entered a technical collaboration with Canon, the world-renowned digital imaging solutions leader, in support of the forthcoming Ver.2.0 update for Roland’s highly acclaimed Roland’s highly acclaimed V-600UHD 4K Multi-format Video Sw...
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30th April 2020

ETC Turns Focus to Education

As many theatres, live events, and productions across the world faced closings and unclear futures, ETC recognised that times were tough for valued users and friends in the industry. To contribute in a productive way, the company turned their focus to educational development.  Earlier this month, ETC announced that all online classes on their LearningStage platform would be free until May 15 ...
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29th April 2020

ALLEN & HEATH SQ V1.5 firmware is now available

ALLEN & HEATH SQ V1.5 firmware is now available ALLEN & HEATH are pleased to announce that SQ V1.5 Firmware is now available for download - and it's feature packed with some of your most popular requests.  RTA SQ V1.5 adds updates for the RTA you know and love, plus a brand new independent RTA for per channel use. Meters RTA PAFL or fixed source Stereo 31 band or Mono 61 band mode Di...
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14th April 2020

Zero 88 Zooms Up the Online Training Opportunities

With lockdowns continuing worldwide in a global attempt to beat the Coronavirus pandemic, UK lighting control manufacturer Zero 88 has seriously ramped up its available online consultations and training opportunities. A busy and dynamic schedule includes 42 x Zoom training sessions each month which will run for as long as the crisis lasts. The 42 x Zoom training sessions are divided into ten categ...
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7th April 2020

Leisuretec launch Online Training Portal for Coronavirus Pandemic

Current global circumstances present a big challenge for a lot of businesses in our industry, forcing many to close their doors with no choice but to put their teams on temporary leave. This unfortunate situation has left many industry professionals with an abundance of free time, probably for the foreseeable future. We like to look at the positives of any situation and believe it is important to ...
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2nd April 2020

Martin Audio Announce Five New Ceiling Loudspeakers for ADORN Series

HIGH WYCOMBE, UK - The ADORN commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019. This has now been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard. Introduction to ADORN Martin Audio ADORN on-wall and ceiling loudspeakers bring class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range o...
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10th March 2020

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ now supports Serato DJ Pro

March 10, 2020: XDJ-XZ now supports Serato DJ Pro and FLAC file playback To use the software, you’ll need to install the latest Serato DJ Pro and XDJ-XZ driver software/firmware.  Serato DJ Pro download link XDJ-XZ firmware download link NEW FLAC file playback is now supported (44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rates supported. 16-bit and 24-bit resolution supported.) IMPROVED Added ability t...
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4th February 2020

ChamSys Unveils New MagicQ Stable Software

SOUTHHAMPTON, UK – Late last year, ChamSys became the first major lighting console manufacturer to offer a software solution that accepts open protocol GDTF personality files. Now the company has kicked off 2020 with another innovation that will enhance the work of lighting programmers, as it introduces the first release of its MagicQ Stable Software.  Available on the ChamSys website, ...
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4th February 2020

Sennheiser Business Communication at ISE 2020

LONDON/WEDERMARK - "Excellent knowledge transfer with campus-wide audio on university and company campus" - that is the message Sennheiser will be presenting to its customers at ISE 2020. Whether lectures in the Audimax, panel discussions or staff training: there is hardly any other place where the communication of information plays such a major role as on campus. Three criteria must be fulfilled ...
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31st January 2020

And the Four-Times Winner is: RCF

REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY - RCF is pleased to announce the winning of four distinguished awards from the professional audio community. The spectacular RCF HDL 50-A 4K won two awards: the FOH Gold Star Product Award for the Excellence in Line Array Design and the Reader’s Choice Award for the category Line Arrays: Large Format.  The award for Line Arrays: Small Format goes to RCF HDL 26-A, fo...
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31st January 2020

CHAUVET Professional Brings Sleekness to Cyc Lights With the Ovation CYC 1 FC

SUNRISE, FL – The just-introduced Ovation CYC 1 FC from CHAUVET Professional is raising the bar by lowering the profile of cyc lights. Thanks to its unique close-to-the-ground housing, this sleek and silent cyc light can be positioned unobtrusively on the stage, and in the broadcast studio.  Although its design is discrete and its operation quiet, there is nothing reticent about this co...
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30th January 2020

We Get Hands-on with Laserworld

With the ability to produce stunning aerial effects and animated graphics, professional laser systems occupy a unique area of the hire and integration markets. Unsurprisingly, we were super excited to get hands-on with the TARM, EL, DS & CS Series from Laserworld navigating all the essentials of laser safety, programming, DMX control and the odd laser maze… Once the TecZone was prepped ...
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28th January 2020

Roland Debuts Compact and Portable V-8HD High-Definition Video Switcher

Hamamatsu, Japan — Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video and electronic musical instrument gear, today announces the debut of the V-8HD HD Video Switcher, the only compact and portable switcher that can accommodate up to 8 HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p. The V-8HD features a loaded professional toolset that streamlines production, increases creati...
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23rd January 2020

Source 4WRD 230V now shipping

Wisconsin, United States -  ETC is now shipping a full family of high-quality white light LED luminaires for the 230V market. With an impressive lumen-per-watt output, Source 4WRD 230V is available in both warm and cool white arrays. The warm white 80CRI and 90CRI (Gallery) arrays are ideal for theatres and other venues where tungsten fixtures have been the favourite for years. While the cool...
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20th January 2020

What Defines a Trade Distributor?

What defines a Trade Distributor? Now that’s a difficult question. Perhaps instead ask yourself; what defines a trade user? From our experience, the line between trade and end users is becoming more and more blurred in the AV and Live Events industry which can be problematic for everyone involved. Our perception of the word “trade” is a business who uses AV equipment to provide a...
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16th January 2020

CRAFT YOUR SOUND: Meet the Pioneer DJ DJM-V10

Forge a unique sound with the DJM-V10. Born from a fresh design concept, the DJM-V10 is a new breed of mixer, built to enable the most creative DJs to craft original soundscapes. This 6-channel unit produces warm audio with energy and presence, and it’s loaded with unique features. So, take full control of your mix and enjoy the freedom to create something the crowd has never heard before. C...
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10th January 2020

Roland Pro AV Ex Demo Stock Available Now

We work extremely close with our suppliers to bring you exclusive sales opportunities to help drive your business forward. We’ve recently purchased all of Roland Pro AV’s 2019 demo equipment, giving you a fantastic opportunity to squeeze in some added margin by bolstering your hire, rental and production stock at a lower price. All items are in good condition and have been used for dem...
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3rd January 2020

CHAUVET Professional Introduces Maverick Storm 1 Spot

SUNRISE, FL – The weather may not always be ideal at a festival or other outdoor event, but designers and rental companies will always be able to rely on optimal performance from the new Maverick Storm 1 Spot. Just introduced by Chauvet Professional, the 480W cool white moving spot fixture, which was showcased at the company’s LDI booth, takes outdoor reliability to a new level, not ju...
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23rd December 2019

Our Highlights of 2019

2019 has been an interesting year. We think it’s safe to say that for the majority, it’s been impossible to ignore the general political noise and the inevitable uncertainty that follows. Our mentality has been to focus on factors we can influence and control; make our own luck by concentrating on our strengths and upkeeping a healthy service to you. Not only have we continued to grow ...
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25th November 2019

ChamSys MagicQ MQ70 Console Makes USA Debut At LDI

LONDON, UK – ChamSys is offering a new level of mobility for busy designers and programmers with the new MagicQ MQ70 Console. Introduced at PLASA 2019, this trim compact console (it weighs in at a mere 7kg, or 15.4lb), will make its USA debut at LDI Booth 937. The new console works neatly as a piece of carry-on luggage, and meets the restrictions of even budget airlines like Ryanair and Sout...
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21st November 2019

The new RCF Arena is the largest outdoor concert venue in Italy

REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY - “RCF was born in 1949 in Reggio Emilia. From here we brought the excellence of Italian sound throughout the globe and today we are among the major players in the market", says Arturo Vicari, CEO of RCF Group. “Giving our name to RCF Arena is a source of pride for us, but also a mission and a commitment. We have a strong bond with this region and we intend to trea...
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15th November 2019

CHAUVET Professional Builds Brightness With New Rogue R2X Wash

SUNRISE, FL – Progress, it is said, builds on itself. The new Rogue R2X Wash fixture from CHAUVET Professional offers an excellent example of that. Debuting at this year’s LDI show (booth 945), this extremely bright, updated version of the popular Rogue R2X Wash was developed in response to a very recent advance in LED lamp technology. “We recognized the potential of the new gene...
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