Leisuretec News

A brand new addition, launched with our brand new website - the Leisuretec News Section. Discover new product launches, case studies, the latest at Leisuretec and the latest from the industry.

19th January 2018

Sennheiser to launch Evolution Wireless G4 at NAMM

With the launch of the evolution wireless G4 series and two brand-new XS Wireless 1 Dual Sets, audio specialist Sennheiser is bringing a wide portfolio of exciting new wireless solutions to NAMM. Meanwhile leading studio microphone manufacturer Neumann is presenting a re-issue of the U 67, the quintessential studio workhorse of the 1960s. But it is not all about products: The Sennheiser and Neuman...
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17th January 2018

The X Factor Final After Party powered by Yamaha and SXS Events

In December 2017 SXS Events provided the technical aspects for the official X Factor VIP after party as appointed by experiential agency, Experience. The longstanding events company was in charge of creating a backstage style experience while sticking to the designs and format of the main television show. SXS provided audio, lighting, rigging and LED video walls for the Exclusive event held at Lon...
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17th January 2018

Event Power Engineering and CHAUVET Professional illuminate Littlehampton

Event lighting and Christmas lighting specialists, Event Power Engineering, were enlisted by Littlehampton Town Council to create a magical yet innovative Christmas lighting display in the town centre. The display ran throughout the festive period starting with the annual light switch on during November, right up until the 12th night of Christmas in January. In addition to traditional Christmas li...
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16th January 2018

ChamSys celebrates the New Year in style at London's Annual Firework Display

London saw in the New Year with a world-class spectacular firework display. Jack Morton Worldwide, the global brand experience agency, created the experience – an event which it has conceived and produced for fourteen consecutive years. Contributing to this year’s event was a ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console, which was used by lighting programmer Paul Cook to control the 18-univers...
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16th January 2018

Meet the DDJ-1000 controller by Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ have created a new DJ controller for dedicated use with their professional performance application, rekordbox dj. The 4-channel DDJ-1000 is designed to help you get the most from the new features coming to rekordbox dj following the release of the latest version of rekordbox (ver 5.1). The upgraded software will be available to download on 18th January 2018.  The DDJ-1000 offers th...
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16th January 2018

Sun, Sea, Sand And Sound - Premier Bali Beach Club Invests In Yamaha

As we say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new, thoughts of those in the northern hemisphere inevitably turn forward towards summer, sunshine and holidays. And where better to enjoy them than at Finn's Beach Club in Bali, where a new Yamaha audio installation is helping to deliver the best possible customer experience? Located 10 minutes from Seminyak, one of the best-known tourist areas o...
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12th January 2018

In the TecZone with K-array

K-array made its TecZone debut with the event Invisible Audio: Fact or Fiction on Nov 14th, where participants got to experience the impressive range of K-array equipment first hand. Distributed in the UK by 2B Heard, K-Array is a manufacturer of unique audio solutions for installed applications, portable PA and touring. Hailing from Italy, the company is renowned for its innovative and groundbrea...
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11th January 2018

Soundcraft are pleased to announce the availability of software release v6.4 for Vi consoles

Software release v6.4 for all Vi1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 7000 and Vi200/400/600 consoles. This release includes several major new features which provide significant workflow enhancement to these Vi consoles: Autocomplete Patching Strip Lock: Lock fader strips or a temporary bay in place on the surface User Layers in Snapshots, with Isolation and Scope control Direct Output Gain Stabilisation Sennh...
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10th January 2018

Sean Denny Accents Chicago Skyline with CHAUVET DJ Festoon

In a city known for serving up great sights, few settings offer vistas quite as memorable as the SkyDeck at Lacuna Lofts. Although it sits only five stories above the ground atop a 120-year-old former macaroni factory in the hip Pilsen Art District, the deck towers over its South Side surroundings, thus providing visitors with a unique vantage point from which to enjoy a clear, unobstructed view o...
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10th January 2018

The Time Is Now for Avolites with Craig David

When recording artist Craig David brought his renowned TS5 gig to Brixton O2 Academy in November, he called once again on long-standing collaborator Stephen Abbiss to add his own creative touch to the accompanying lighting and set design.  Favouring live lighting control over playback, Abbiss selected British lighting controls manufacturer Avolites and its Arena console, running the latest Ti...
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9th January 2018

Contemporary worship music goes with NEXO

Lawton First Assembly, located in Lawton, Oklahoma, is a church which enjoys its music, contemporary and band-driven. It has recently refurbished all its audio-visual systems to a high standard and an affordable budget, installing NEXO GEO S line arrays, and extensive NEXO and Yamaha audio products. Lawton First Assembly has a 10-year history with AGI Professional of Eugene, Oregon. Senior Pastor ...
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8th January 2018

QSC Celebrates 50 Years and Forward

1968 was a year of seismic change across the globe. Fifty years ago, unrest was fueled by civil rights movements in the United States and protests and revolutions in Europe. Technological innovations included the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet and the first humans to orbit the moon, in Apollo 8. In music, as the Beatles sang ‘Hey Jude’ and the Rolling Stones rocked ‘Jumping Ja...
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8th January 2018

JBL EON ONE PRO rechargeable all-in-one portable PA system now available

HARMAN Professional Solutions have unveiled the JBL EON ONE PRO rechargeable portable personal linear-array P.A. system. Created by the world leaders in loudspeaker and line array technology, the EON ONE Pro combines the superior sound quality of a professional system with the convenience and portability of a self-contained, battery-powered solution. Featuring Bluetooth® audio, an eight-channe...
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5th January 2018

CHAUVET Professional Maverick Creates Memorable Looks at Green Love Festival

Perched along the banks of the Danube River some 60 miles from the hustle and bustle of capital Belgrade, the city of Novi Sad has been traditionally renowned for its relaxed and welcoming character. In recent years, however, the local character of Novi Sad has expanded by a collection of locally hosted, but internationally renowned music festivals, including the infamous “Exit” and th...
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5th January 2018

Panto and Pitch-Perfect Pupils: Yamaha Brings Christmas To Perth

In venues the length and breadth of the UK, Christmas concerts and the grand tradition of pantomime are getting thousands of people into the festive spirit. Yamaha mixing consoles are at the heart of many, with no less than six hard at work in Perth, Scotland. Opened in 2005, Perth Concert Hall is a truly modern, multipurpose venue. Amongst many innovations, the main Gannochy Auditorium features m...
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4th January 2018

**RESOLVED - DELAYED SHIPPING AT LEISURETEC**

UPDATED 04-01-18 All shipping delays have now been resolved and our delivery service has resumed as normal. If you have any questions, please call us on 01525 850085. UPDATED 12-12-17 Due to harsh weather conditions over the past few days, our normal delivery service has not yet resumed and is still temporarily unreliable. Please liaise closely with our sales team on 01525 850085 and allow at...
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3rd January 2018

Martin Audio MLA Wins War on Drugs

The unique multi-cellular controllability of Martin Audio's award-winning MLA was put to the test recently at the notoriously difficult Alexandra Palace, when The War on Drugs played to a 10,000 sell-out crowd. The American indie six piece rock band, fronted by Adam Granduciel, were promoting their fourth album A Deeper Understanding - and fortunately their FOH engineer Bob Strakele had prior expe...
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3rd January 2018

AKG K872 flagship headphones receive MusicTech 'Best Accessory' of the year award

The AKG K872 master reference closed-back headphones provide unprecedented accuracy and comfort in production and live sound engineering environments.  They have been awarded the MusicTech ‘Best Accessory’ accolade at the magazine’s annual 'Gear of the Year' ceremony. “With the open-back experience, you’re swimming in width; here it’s more about height and ...
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22nd December 2017

Leisuretec Trade Website Updates - Item Grouping

We’re determined to continuously develop our business to offer more for our trade customers. A key area of our value added service is our trade website and since 2016, the investment and development ramped up and we’ve been relentlessly improving it ever since. One of the latest updates introduces a function we call “Item Grouping”. Now, when our trade customers are scrolli...
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20th December 2017

Doughty and Ridge light BBC mast at Alexandra Palace

Doughty Engineering has worked alongside property and construction consultants Ridge to provide a permanent lighting installation for the transmitter mast at Alexandra Palace. Renowned worldwide as the birthplace of television, Alexandra Palace remained the major production centre for BBC television from 1936 until the early 1950s, except during the Second World War. While no broadcasts now take p...
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20th December 2017

ETC and Echoflex take balloon museum to new heights

The Balloon Museum’s Great Hall The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum in Albuquerque showcases the beauty, ingenuity and history of lighter-than-air flight in a building that has become a beloved landmark in its hometown. Thanks to new control products from ETC and their partner Echoflex Solutions they were able to modernize their lighting control, offering a dynamic ...
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19th December 2017

Martin Audio joins the Circus at TWSTD Festival Skegness

Billed as the UK's biggest indoor winter music festival, taking place at Butlins' large holiday camp in Skegness, TWSTD Festival runs over two back-to-back weekends. This year's event was dubbed Circus 2017 (which reflected its theme) and Martin Audio partner Stage Audio Services (SAS), who have regularly serviced the event under its different guises fielded their MLA Compact PA. Contracted by lea...
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18th December 2017

CHAUVET Professional Warms Up Bryant Park Winter Village

Home Alone, Scrooged, Miracle on 34th Street…there’s a reason why so many holiday film classics, from comedies to love stories, are set in Manhattan. A certain magic seems to happen every year on the city’s bustling streets when the temperatures drop and the snowflakes fall. Maybe that’s why New Yorkers have eagerly embraced seasonal attractions like the popular Bryant Par...
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14th December 2017

Avolites in control at Queensferry Opening

Two Avolites Quartz consoles running the latest Titan 10.1 software were used by Scottish lighting, sound and AV specialist Black Light to control the ‘surprise’ lighting spectacular at the ceremonial handover of the new £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing, the UK’s tallest bridge.  The ceremony took place one week before the bridge’s official opening on 4 Septemb...
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13th December 2017

Free warranty extension for XPRS Series active speakers by Pioneer Audio

Up to 7 years of free repairs in various regions including Europe and North America. Claim your XPRS warranty extension certificate today. Pioneer Pro Audio is extending the free warranty period for the popular XPRS Series active speakers. You can now receive up to seven years of cover by registering your products online. Since the launch of the XPRS Series in early 2016, the compact, high-powered...
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