Leisuretec News

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29th September 2019

Industry reacts to ‘busiest PLASA Show in years’

LONDON, UK - The 2019 PLASA Show was “the busiest in years” thanks to a six per cent increase in attendance, PLASA has reported. The event’s global status was also strengthened, with delegates from over 63 countries flocking to the London-based tradeshow. This was the last edition of the event that was held at Olympia’s National Hall, with the 2020 PLASA Show set to move to...
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5th September 2019

CHAUVET Pro Maverick MK Pyxis Wins Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology

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 favour at the NAMM Show by honouring the multi-purpose LED fixture with the Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology...
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4th September 2019

Yamaha Announces Python Script Templates for CL, QL & TF Mixers

SHIZUOKA, JAPAN – Yamaha announces the release of Python script templates that facilitate external control of CL, QL, and TF series digital mixing consoles. CL, QL, and TF series consoles are already established as top choices for live sound, hall, theatre, broadcast, and other applications. Remote control capability added by this release will expand their versatility and...
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29th August 2019

CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK3 Profile Powers European Election Debate

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Televised debates have been pivotal events in presidential politics since the 1960s. Images conveyed before the unblinking and unforgiving eye of the TV camera can make or break a candidate’s chances. Casting each would-be chief executive in the same consistent supportive light is critical to the democratic process itself and 28 CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK3 Profile M...
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24th August 2019

ADJ Launch Hydro Beam X1: a compact, powerful IP65-Rated Moving Head

ADJ is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its highly anticipated new Hydro Beam X1 moving head beam luminaire. The second model to join the company’s Hydro Series of IP65-rated movers, the X1 is a compact and punchy beam fixture designed to generate dazzling aerial effects. The unit is powered by a 100W Osram Sirius HRI discharge lamp with a 9000K colour temperature and CRI of...
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23rd August 2019

Martin MAC Allure Lights National Theatre’s River Stage

LONDON, UK - The National Theatre’s River Stage is an annual free festival that runs throughout the summer on London’s South Bank. Featuring leading arts and performance companies, the festival celebrates the best of British and International culture, drag artists and London’s green and blue spaces, including the River Thames. For this year’s season, the River Stage has ben...
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20th August 2019

CHAUVET Pro Enjoys High-Profile Glastonbury Festival

PILTON, UK – From the Pyramid Stage, where Tim Routledge used the COLORado Solo Batten to accent a stirring performance by headliner Stormzy, to the magical Flying Bus Stage and Greenpeace Field, to the jam-packed Acoustic Stage, CHAUVET Professional sprinkled the 36th edition of the Glastonbury Festival with vivid colours and dazzlingly bright light. The company’s fixtures enlivened s...
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8th August 2019

The Wait is Over: Meet the DDJ-1000SRT Pro DJ Controller

August 8th, 2019: If you’ve been eagerly anticipating a Serato-compatible version of the Pioneer DJ pro-grade DDJ-1000 controller, good news: The wait is over.  View Product The 4-channel DDJ-1000SRT inherits the layout of the DDJ-1000, which feels familiar to a CDJ+DJM club-standard set-up. All the same professional features are there too, including low-latency, full-size jog wheels fr...
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7th August 2019

Allen & Heath and EV Revitalise St. Joseph’s College Chapel

READING, UK - St. Joseph’s College is an independent Catholic School in Reading, Berkshire, England that required a new high quality but intuitive audio system which could be used by staff and pupils alike. The space is renowned for its acoustic qualities so a particular effort was needed to ensure the equipment provided would be of a suitable standard.  This multi-purpose space provide...
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1st August 2019

Pearce Hire Fits RCF HDL 6-A at Oakham School Drama Theatre

OAKHAM, RUTLAND, UK - When Oakham School, a historic independent co-educational school that dates back to the 16th century, wanted a new sound system for its Queen Elizabeth Theatre they approached Pearce Hire, from whom it had rented gear in the past, for advice. That was six months ago, and the result has been the installation of an RCF compact HDL 6-A by the Peterborough based company in this 2...
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31st July 2019

CHAUVET DJ Ushers in Event Lighting Game-Changers at DJ Expo

ATLANTIC CITY, USA - CHAUVET DJ once again leads the way in event lighting innovation, introducing a series of innovative and dynamic new products to revolutionise special event lighting. Wireless convenience, compact size and unique new effects lead the offerings that will be unveiled at this year’s DJ Expo at Harrah’s in Atlantic City August 13-15. DJ Expo attendees will experience a...
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26th July 2019

PLASA Show 2019 Registration Now Open

London, UK - Registration is now open for PLASA Show 2019, which returns from 15-17 September to bring over 200 lighting, audio, AV, rigging and staging brands to Olympia London. Click here to register for your FREE Trade tickets.  Mirroring the growth of the AV sector, this year’s show will present an array of next-generation LED technology. Lighting industry professionals will once ag...
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22nd July 2019

Colourful Rain or Shine: CHAUVET Pro Introduce Ovation E-910FC IP

SUNRISE, FL - CHAUVET Professional’s ground breaking colour-mixing ellipsoidal is now ready for the great outdoors. Just in time for the warm weather months, the company has introduced the Ovation E-910FC IP. An IP65 version of the revolutionary Ovation E-910FC ellipsoidal, the new ERS Style fixture is ideal for outdoor theatre, festival and event applications. Featuring the same RGBA-Lime L...
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15th July 2019

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

REPUBLISHED V-600UHD LAUNCH We have had a lot of interest in the brand-new V-600UHD 4K Switcher. We have re-published the launch article below and the product can be viewed here. For more information and technical specs click here: 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 u...
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9th July 2019

Electro-Voice Evolve 50 review by Audio Technology Magazine

REPUBLISHED EVOLVE 50 REVIEW We have had a lot of interest in the review article for the Electro-Voice Evolve 50 that was posted some time ago. We have re-published the article below and the product can be viewed here. Here is the review... Six seconds. That’s how long the EV rep reckoned it would take to get the Evolve 50 set up. By the time we got the column bits unzipped and stacked, then...
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2nd July 2019

v2.0 Firmware Update for QSC TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer

Costa Mesa, CA – QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce a major firmware v2.0 update to its highly acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Quickly becoming the new standard for performance in a compact digital mixer, the TouchMix-30 Pro with firmware v2.0 now further satisfies the needs of the most demanding professionals with a comprehensive list of the most-requested feature enhancement...
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1st July 2019

Leisuretec Host Another Solid Week of Lighting Basics Training

Leighton Buzzard, UK - Leisuretec, trade wholesalers of audio, lighting, video and special effects hosted another solid week of entertainment lighting basics training for their trade customers. The three days took place in May 2019 providing a crucial opportunity for production companies and installers to learn the basics of stage lighting and how it can be applied to their business, hosted i...
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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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