Leisuretec News

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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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13th December 2018

Allen & Heath Energises Church at Viera’s Modern Worship

Located in Melborne, Florida, Church at Viera holds four modern worship services in two different venues each week using Allen & Heath  dLive, GLD and SQ Series mixers for FOH and streaming broadcast and an ME-1 Personal Mixing System for monitoring. Production Director Eli Higginbotham, alongside Technical Director Brock West, leads Church at Viera’s production team. “We had ...
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12th December 2018

Saxophonist David Sanborn Counts on QSC TouchMix in the Studio and on the Stage

David Sanborn is considered the most influential saxophonist of the past two decades when it comes to the genres of modern pop, R&B, fusion and jazz.  The six-time Grammy Award winner initially took up the instrument while recovering from a childhood bout with polio, jammed with bluesman Albert King at only 14 years old, and played the iconic sax solo on David Bowie’s “Young A...
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11th December 2018

Sussex Events puts faith in Martin Audio WPC

Ever since starting out back in 2012, production company Sussex Events (SEL) had been running exclusively point source loudspeaker systems in its rental inventory. But by January 2017 popular demand was suggesting that it should switch its attention to a line array solution. “Our point source systems were starting to be pushed to their limits,” admitted co-founder Robert Watson. &ldquo...
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10th December 2018

RoscoLED® Tape Creates A Retro-Futuristic Setting For Arctic Monkeys

The rock band Arctic Monkeys recently completed their 2018 UK tour in support of their recent album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. The tour seduced the crowds with a mix of the band’s popular songs and tracks off the new album that were combined with stage aesthetics that matched the music they were playing. Lighting Designer Paul Normandale installed our RoscoLED Tape VariWhite inside sev...
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6th December 2018

Dynacord brings power to Berlin Olympiastadion

Dynacord’s award-winning IPX amplifiers for fixed installations have made their world debut in one of Europe’s most significant stadium projects – the rejuvenation of the historic Berlin Olympiastadion.  Long known as one of the best-sounding stadiums in Germany, the historic location was outfitted in 2004 with an Electro-Voice system in time for the 2006 World Cup final. Af...
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4th December 2018

Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts Opts for RCF PA

Founded in the nineteenth century, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts has it all – a rich history, a leading position among institutes of its kind, and a reputation for excellence in the performing arts. It offers more than 20 music, theatre and dance programs attended by over 900 students. The university recently put out a tender for a public address system to be installed in...
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3rd December 2018

Communitec Choose CDD for New London Gym Concept

Martin Audio’s signature Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, which can be found in a wide range of venues across the globe, has migrated further—to an innovative gym concept in London’s Camden Town. Integration company Communitec, who have specified a Martin Audio CDD solution, were introduced to the MOVIN london project via interior designers Luks Design and Development,...
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3rd December 2018

Electro-Voice solution for Kharkiv University

A digitally controlled Electro-Voice and Dynacord sound system has improved audio quality at Kharkiv National University, one of Ukraine’s three major higher learning institutions. Powered by award-winning L Series amplifiers, the new installation exceeds audience coverage and sound pressure level requirements with fewer amplifiers than the previous system. To meet the client’s brief o...
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30th November 2018

CHAUVET Professional Finds The Beat At Liverpool Disco Festival

While bands like the Beatles, Echo & the Bunnymen and The La’s might have succeeded in establishing Liverpool’s place on the world’s entertainment stage, a recent city-wide resurgence of music and art and culture is proving that the city is still a major cultural force in popular culture. Flying the flag for the city’s cultural resurgence is the Liverpool Disco Festival...
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30th November 2018

K-array System Blends in at TAO Downtown

The TAO GROUP is a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates many of the most successful food, beverage and nightlife entertainment venues in the United States. Designed by Rockwell Group and located in the heart of Chelsea neighbourhood of New York, TAO Downtown descend into a multi-level, subterranean restaurant. Anthem Sound Stage and Lighting was challenged with...
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29th November 2018

Audio-Technica supplies CMA Awards for 25th year

Audio-Technica supplied nearly 100 vocal and instrument microphones for the 52nd Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, presented Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Broadcast live in 5.1-channel surround sound on the ABC Television Network, the awards show featured an extensive selection of Audio-Technica hard-wired microphones, plus Artist Elite 5000 Series U...
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28th November 2018

JBL Professional Brings Exceptional Audio to Florida’s Historic Jungle Queen Theme Park

TM Sound & Lighting recently updated Florida’s historic Jungle Queen with a complete HARMAN audio solution provided by Kor Media & Lighting to provide a premium live entertainment experience for guests. Since 1935, more than 18 million visitors have embarked on Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous Jungle Queen riverboat cruise and dinner attraction for an afternoon and evening of sai...
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28th November 2018

ETC announces new Paris office with recent acquisition

ETC, announces the opening of its newest office in Paris, France. Local French distributor, Avab Transtechnik France (ATF) has been selling and supporting ETC products for over 15 years and has always shared strong values of service and innovation. When the owners of ATF, Jean-Louis Pernette and Christian Rezgui retired in May, an opportunity arose for ETC to acquire the French company and increas...
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23rd November 2018

Maggie Rogers performs at KOKO with CHAUVET Professional Rogue R1 FX-B

Describing the sound of rising young star Maggie Rogers is no easy task. One critic called her “an electric Joni Mitchell.” She is in reality much more, with an acoustic sound that goes much deeper into country than folk, and a driving electric undercurrent that pushes her into club-like vibes. This unique mix mesmerized Pharrell Williams when he heard her at a masterclass at NYU two y...
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22nd November 2018

RCF is right on target at Place des Oliviers

Place des Oliviers is a place both authentic and modern. It is an ideal place to spend a moment of relaxation, offering a culinary experience, with exquisite French flavours of the south and a lounge area to enjoy tapas and appetizer boards. There is also access to a bowling alley to practice petanque with nine tracks—the summer-sport par excellence. The chosen speaker series - RCF MEDIA - a...
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20th November 2018

Meet Ina… she’s new to our Accounts team!

As part of the Leisuretec ‘engine room’ Ina loves nothing more than getting stuck into a good spread sheet… no, seriously. With a flair for languages (4 actually!), a keen eye for detail and over 7 years’ experience in accounting roles, Ina is well equipped to support your business. At Leisuretec we value the importance of customer service. That’s why we are bolsteri...
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19th November 2018

RCF Sponsors PAcalculate App for Pro Audio Industry

Offering a tool for pro audio sound reinforcement system calculations, RCF is sponsoring the online app PAcalculate. The multi-platform app (iOS and Android) provides a library of 25 different calculators covering audio acoustics, electronics and cabling calculations; as well as lighting, electricity and recording calculators. The app is a quick and handy tool for people dealing with PA, sound sys...
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16th November 2018

Pulsar Illuminates Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool’s Winter Gardens is one of Europe’s biggest entertainment complexes. The historic building, constructed in 1878, contains all kinds of venues, including an opera house, ballrooms, theatres and halls. The complex has hosted some of the world’s most famous performers and shows over its 140-year history.  An atrium beneath a large dome greets visitors to the Winter Ga...
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15th November 2018

K&M's Special Edition Red Spider Pro on tour with Rea Garvey

Rea Garvey is a great artist and K&M’s endorsement partner. On his current tour he shares the stage with the new Spider Pro in a bright red look. The special edition in red is really an eye-catcher in the stage setup. That´s also important to Rea´s keyboarder Christian Besch. He knows: " The look is elementary." For years the stable Spider Pro with its extraordinary design an...
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15th November 2018

Allen & Heath mixes unsettling sounds at Tate Modern

One of the most inspiring artistic spaces in the UK, the Tate Modern art museum’s Turbine Hall recently saw an Allen & Heath SQ-6 digital mixer installed to deliver the audio content of a significant work by Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera, the title of which is an ever-increasing figure reflecting the number of people who migrated from one country to another last year, added to...
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13th November 2018

Meet Liz… she’s new to our Sales team!

Liz made the switch to sales after 8 years in hospitality rubbing shoulders with footballers, pop stars and royals… strictly hush hush.  Following a frontline sales role at a natural pet care company, Liz now puts her bubbly personality to work developing our new and existing business; so, there’s a chance you’ll be hearing from Liz very soon. At Leisuretec we are bolsterin...
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8th November 2018

Brussels’ Grand Place Biannual Flower Carpet Blooms With CHAUVET Professional

Once every two years, Brussels’ Grand Place becomes even more breath-taking as its cobblestone surface is transformed into a magnificent carpet of colour by over a half million flowers. Artfully arranged in an intricate design, the floral panorama flows gracefully, softening the gilded baroque buildings that surround it to create a vista of almost mythical beauty.  Like most enchanting ...
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7th November 2018

The Ark of Salvation Church Receives Audio Makeover from Audix

The Ark of Salvation, is a Slavic Pentecostal church located in Inman, South Carolina. When they needed an audio makeover for their 1,500-member facility, they called in Paul Korchak of Digital Pro Sound, based in Portland, Oregon. Church officials gave Paul simple instructions: provide the best possible sound with the least number of microphones. The choir at the Ark of Salvation church has a cor...
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7th November 2018

Meet Jess… she’s new to our Logistics team!

Jess spent her formative years developing a passion for music and rocking out in band practice. Prior to joining Leisuretec, Jess earned a degree in history and worked in data management and optics production for a glasses specialist. Jess’ current role in customer service and purchasing allows her to combine her talents for problem solving and her love of music, working with our customers t...
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