Leisuretec News

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

6th June 2019

PLASA Focus Leeds Hits High Notes

UK - PLASA Focus Leeds returned to the Royal Armouries from 14-15 May for its 11th edition. With an 8% increase in visitors, the show once again proved to be a key social and business event in the entertainment technology calendar, welcoming professionals from across the industry over two days. The show floor spanned two halls, offering products and solutions from a mix of audio, AV, lighting, sta...
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31st May 2019

RCF Acustica for New Swampy Johns Showbar

Lincoln, UK - When 15 months ago Jaye Selway (of JSAV Ltd) installed an integrated AV system at the Original Bierkeller in the British city of Lincoln for the operators, Latenight Bars, she little expected that she would be returning to the City’s Silver Street to fit out the new Swampy Johns showbar next door with another RCF system. But that is precisely what has happened. Latenight Bars f...
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22nd May 2019

Martin Audio Adds Power to their Portable PA Range with BlacklineX Powered

HIGH WYCOMBE, UK - Designed to set a new benchmark for full-bandwidth, high definition portable audio at a user-friendly price point, Martin Audio has announced BlacklineX Powered, bringing new active options to the award-winning BlacklineX family. Comprising the 12-inch XP12 and 15-inch XP15 full range enclosures plus the compact but powerful 18-inch XP118 subwoofer, BlacklineX Powered integ...
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20th May 2019

Belgium Trampoline Park Stands Out with CHAUVET DJ

LOCHRISTI, BELGIUM – For the owners of JumpSky, creating this point of distinction involved adding bright color-mixing CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR fixtures, installed by Wim Zwarts of DiverZe. “Our client wanted to create a better atmosphere in the trampoline park by enhancing the sound and light,” said Zwarts. “Being a former indoor tennis court, there were only general discharge l...
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16th May 2019

Stream. Create. Experience. Pioneer DJ Introduce the DDJ-200

Smart DJ controller, compatible with streaming services and our free app WeDJ for iPhone. Enter the world of DJing with the DDJ-200, Pioneer DJ’s new smartphone and iPhone compatible smart DJ controller. The DDJ-200 makes it easy to start DJing with the help of the Tutorial feature in Pioneer DJ’s app, WeDJ™ for iPhone (ver. 2.0), which you can download for free from the App Stor...
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24th April 2019

Pioneer DJ Launch the TORAIZ SQUID Multitrack Sequencer

Take control of your workflow and make new styles of music with the SQUID™. Named for the blend of functionality and creative stimulation it offers, the SQUID (SeQUencer Inspirational Device) is a brand-new multitrack sequencer in Pioneer DJ's TORAIZ™ series of musical instruments and production gear. Connect all your instruments to use the SQUID as the heartbeat of your studio and liv...
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23rd April 2019

CHAUVET Professional WELL Fit Creates Colourful Backdrop at The Louvre

PARIS – Between eight and nine million people walk through the doors of the Musée du Louvre (aka The Louvre) every year, easily making it the most visited museum in the world. Not surprisingly, given the volume of visitors this renowned Parisian venue draws, anyone lighting a private event within its walls has to operate on an extraordinarily tight setup schedule. This is one reason w...
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16th April 2019

Pioneer DJ Launch the new DDJ-800 DJ Controller

Take your performance anywhere: Meet the DDJ-800 controller, designed for rekordbox dj 2-channel DJ controller with professional performance capabilities in a compact, portable body Take a pro setup wherever you go with the DDJ-800, a new compact 2-channel DJ performance controller for dedicated use with our professional performance application, rekordbox dj. The DDJ-800 is designed to help you ge...
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9th April 2019

Leisuretec Inspire the Industry’s Future Bright Sparks

Leighton Buzzard, UK – Leisuretec, Trade Wholesalers of Professional & Commercial Audio, Lighting, Video and Special FX, inspire the industry’s future bright sparks with a training day on Zero 88’s FLX / S Lighting Consoles. The event took place at Leisuretec’s HQ in February 2019, offering a group of home-educated students aged 13-18 the unmissable opportunity to taste...
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1st April 2019

CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK Pyxis Wins Parnelli Award

ANAHEIM, CA – From the moment it appeared on the scene, the CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK Pyxis has been empowering lighting designers to push the creative envelope by giving them new ways to create unique and memorable looks. On Friday January 25, designers returned the favor at the NAMM Show by honoring the multi-purpose LED fixture with the Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology. ...
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8th March 2019

700 MHz Frequency Band to be Cleared in the UK

Back in 2014 Ofcom announced that the 700 MHz Frequency Band would be cleared, freeing up valuable spectrum for mobile data to ensure a wider availability of communication services for citizens and consumers. The UK Government has announced that they intend to clear the 700 MHz band by 01 May 2020, which is bad news for wireless microphone and IEM users. Audio engineers will need to work harder an...
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6th March 2019

Martin Audio UK Open Day

From Tues 19 - Thurs 21 March, Martin Audio will once again throw open its doors for a series of demonstrations and presentations on its latest audio offerings including many new products to be showcased for the very first time. This will be the ideal opportunity for rental companies, sound engineers, system integrators and installation specialists to get in-depth understanding and lots of listeni...
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15th February 2019

Leisuretec Highlights from ISE2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Integrated Systems Europe ISE celebrated its biggest year yet with over 1,300 exhibitors, a showcase of unique special events, seminars and more visitor registrations than ever. We visited the show to catch up with suppliers, customers and check out the latest tech from our key manufacturers. Sennheiser debuted the TeamConnect SL Ceiling Mic 2, a very exciting installed mi...
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14th February 2019

CHAUVET DJ Freedom H1 named Best Lighting Product of 2018

Anaheim, CA. – The NAMM show has marked a series of successes for CHAUVET DJ over the years. This year the streak continues as CHAUVET DJ Freedom H1 has been named Best Lighting Product of the Year in the Music and Sound Retailer magazine’s 33rd Annual Music & Sound Awards. The award was presented to CHAUVET DJ at their booth during the NAMM show this month. CHAUVET DJ’s Free...
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13th February 2019

Leisuretec announce New Avolites Academy Training Dates

We’re happy to announce new Avolites Academy training dates to our TecZone calendar. Avolites will bring their well-established Academy courses to the TecZone, giving our trade customers the best possible opportunity to learn about Titan lighting consoles. The Avolites Academy is split into 2 levels. Level 1 is aimed at users with little-to-no Titan experience, working through ever...
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8th February 2019

NEW Martin Audio ADORN Series Now Shipping

Martin Audio is pleased to confirm that its recently announced series of ADORN on-wall loudspeakers, that brings class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range of commercial sound installations, is now shipping. ADORN created a major impression on launch at the recent Martin Audio Open Days, where global distributors noted the many application opportunities, ranging from the reta...
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5th February 2019

New Roland V-600UHD 4K Multi-Format Video Switcher

Roland Professional A/V is introducing the V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher, delivering the full capabilities of 4K image quality in a switcher that lets end users transition to 4K workflows as demand and budget allow. By incorporating Roland’s Ultra Scaler technology, scaling and format conversion is provided on each of the V-600UHD’s inputs, allowing simultaneous use of full HD a...
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24th January 2019

New NEXO GEO M12 Line Array Completes GEO M Series

Sharing the same aesthetic design and sonic signatures as the other models in the GEO M Series, the GEO M12 promises to deliver all the NEXO hallmarks of power, flexibility, coverage and superb sonic performance in a thoroughly modern package.  Launched together with the MSUB18 companion subbass cabinet, the GEO M12 is aimed primarily at the mid-size rental company, although its competitive p...
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7th January 2019

New Roland VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer Makes it Easier than Ever

Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announces the VR-1HD – a mixer for dynamic multicamera broadcasting to bring your live streaming videos to life. With amazing picture quality and sound that outperforms videos live streamed from just a mobile phone or static webcam, the VR-1HD helps content creators engage with t...
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20th December 2018

Design Oasis Adds Theme Park Touch To Travis Scott’s Astroworld With CHAUVET Professional

Everyone remembers being a kid and wanting to go back on a rollercoaster for a second ride as soon as the first one ended. Most of the 40,000 fans who attended chart-topping rapper Travis Scott’s one-day theme-park inspired Astroworld Festival in November felt the same way. They’re going to get their wish, too. A week after the conclusion of the festival, which was a stop on Scott&rsqu...
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19th December 2018

New Names and Eco-friendly Packaging for JEM Fluids

As part of this launch, all 14 effect fluid types offered by Martin now feature new, more durable yet eco-friendly recyclable packaging, and new labelling with a colour-coded system to help identify between fluid types. While Martin fluid packaging and product names have changed, the legendary fluid formulas, relied on by live event professionals for the past 30 years, remain untouched. All fluids...
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19th December 2018

Diverse venue installs flexible Pioneer Pro Audio system

Sheaf St is the public area of Duke Studios, a hub of creative work spaces in Leeds in the UK and comprises a cafe, bar, event space and outdoor terrace. These spaces create a 400-capacity warehouse venue that can accommodate everything from live music and comedy to conferencing and dance music events. Whilst electronic music is something of a focus, it is by no means the only gig in town and Shea...
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18th December 2018

SGM Used at Diwali Festival of Lights

Diwali is the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain festival of lights, which symbolizes victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The 2018 Diwali was celebrated with a huge event in the heart of London on November 7 with music, dance, workshops, foods, crafts, and, of course, plenty of lights from SGM Light. “The brief was to create something that was both visual and mem...
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17th December 2018

NEXO GEO S Line Array Flies Above the Ice

Sweden’s most northerly professional ice hockey team, Luleå HF, is enjoying new excitement at its home games, following the implementation of an impressive €4 million audio-visual experience at the Coop Norrbotten Arena.  A key part of this state-of-the-art package, installed by the Bright Group Sweden AB, is a high SPL NEXO GEO line array system. The 6,300-capacity sports an...
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14th December 2018

Over 360 CHAUVET Professional Fixtures Create Immersive “NightGarden” at Botanic Gardens

By day the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden outside Miami is alive with vibrant colour from the thousands of flowering plant species that bloom within its 83 acres. This holiday season, the world-renowned facility continues to glow even when the sun goes down, thanks to “NightGarden,” an illuminated walk-through exhibit produced by Kilburn Live that invites visitors to step into an en...
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