Leisuretec News

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12th October 2018

ChamSys powers Dazed and Blazed tour

In 2009, a friend introduced Jason Bullock to an early model of the ChamSys MQ100. After playing with the console, Bullock took it out on the Summer ’09 NINJA tour he did for Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction. “After the tour, I was convinced the ChamSys was the console for my style of show,” recalled the New York-based designer. That style, with all of its big looks, bo...
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11th October 2018

K-Array System Disappears from View in Insurance HQ

A custom K-Array loudspeaker solution has been deployed at the London HQ of Australia’s largest global insurer, QBE, as part of a major upgrade of its AV systems, named Project Advance. Supplied by UK distributor 2B Heard, and installed by The Pyramid Group, the loudspeaker system provides localised audio coverage of the company’s Broker Lounge and Town Hall meeting spaces while being ...
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11th October 2018

Allen & Heath SQ firmware V1.3 Released

Allen & Heath has unveiled a suite of feature enhancements, designed to make its SQ mixers the perfect compact monitor consoles. SQ firmware V1.3 adds a Listen bus, enabling the engineer to patch PAFL to an IEM system, stereo nearfield monitors or a mono listen wedge, with the option to control the Listen level with the master fader. Engineers can enjoy easy communication between FoH and Monit...
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8th October 2018

ADJ lights Latin America's largest nightclub

With its long sandy beaches, tropical climate, luxurious resort hotels and legendary nightlife, Cancún attracts millions of tourists each year. Traveling from across the US, as well as many other countries around the world, visitors flock to the famous Mexican city for relaxed days on the beach and wild nights of partying. Standing out amongst the city’s myriad of bars and clubs, The ...
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8th October 2018

Martin MAC Encore Illuminates New Susie Sainsbury Theatre at London’s Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music recently deployed Martin by HARMAN MAC Encore Series lighting fixtures to create stunning visuals for operas, symphonies, musicals and more in its new Susie Sainsbury Theatre. Founded in 1822, the Academy is the oldest and most established musical conservatoire in the UK. With nearly 700 students hailing from over 50 countries, the Academy provides training and education...
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5th October 2018

NEXO ID Series reinforces Mr Foggs bars

One of the UK’s most successful hospitality entrepreneurs is the Inception Group, which goes from strength to strength with its highly themed collection of “cocktail bars for the adventurous” in London. Two new venues have opened recently, providing an eye-catching showcase for NEXO’s super-compact ID Series loudspeakers. The Inception Group has set a high audio standard fo...
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2nd October 2018

QSC Introduces CP Series Powered Loudspeakers

QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce the CP Series of compact, powered loudspeakers. CP represents the best-in-class powered loudspeaker solution for customers who desire QSC performance, quality and reliability at a value price point. Further enhancing the products’ appeal, an ultra-compact form factor and light weight combine to offer effortless transport and deployment in both portable and in...
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1st October 2018

Chauvet Rogues Rev Up Machine Gun Kelly’s EST Festival

Held each August at the Ohio Dream Park, Machine Gun Kelly’s EST Festival has a giant waterslide on its grounds. Good thing, too. A quick dunk in the massive pool was probably the only chance fans got to cool off during this two-day event – not just from the summer heat, but also from the searing nonstop amalgamation of rap, punk and metal core music that shook up its stage. Aside from...
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28th September 2018

PLASA 2018 'busiest' in years

PLASA has said the 2018 edition of the PLASA Show has been ‘the busiest and most vibrant’ show since it moved to London Olympia in 2016. PLASA 2018, which took place on 16-18 September, saw a 4% increase in visitors with a palpable atmosphere that was reminiscent of its popular Earls Court days. The show welcomed a stream of exhibitors and attendees from around the world, primed to exp...
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28th September 2018

Dynacord and Electro-Voice solution chosen for Grenada House of Parliament

Streamline Systems Co. Ltd. recently designed and installed a comprehensive audio-video, CCTV, managed access control and IT system solution for the new Grenada House of Parliament building, located in the capital of St. George’s. This project was a particular honor for the Streamline team, as the company is partly Grenadian owned. The audio equipment list includes Bosch DICENTIS conferencin...
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27th September 2018

A Summer Camp Essential: Allen & Heath’s SQ-6 Digital Mixer

It’s not uncommon for those on their way to summer camp to fuss over what to pack. Daniel Rethwill, however, knew exactly what he was going to bring: An Allen & Heath SQ-6 console. At the request of New Hope Christian College, Rethwill, of Eugene, Oregon-based AGI Rain Pro Media, joined the annual migration into the woods this year in support of the school’s vibrant music ministry ...
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26th September 2018

The Chapel, Historic San Francisco Landmark, Undergoes Complete Sound and Control Upgrade With QSC

Located in the city’s musical and art-centric Mission district, The Chapel is an historical landmark turned concert venue. Originally built in 1914, the 500-capacity main Chapel stage now hosts acts that run the gamut from “Napalm Death on one night to John Zorn’s Chamber Music on another” according to general manager Fred Barnes. The venue has undergone a complete sound an...
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25th September 2018

National Theatre of Japan celebrates 50 years with over 1000 XTA outputs

Western civilisation has always looked East as far as the dramatic arts is concerned, and the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre of Japan might seem like a very short time period for a country with such a rich history in stage performance stretching back thousands of years. This anniversary also marks the birth of the Japanese Arts Council in 1966 and is part of a much longer-term plan for t...
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24th September 2018

JBL Professional Provides Sound to Backwell School

Backwell School is a comprehensive secondary academy with a long-standing tradition of supporting the performing arts. Each year, Backwell’s more than 1,700 students stage annual plays, live music performances and musicals like “Singing’ in the Rain”, “High School Musical” and “Hairspray”, as well as many additional clubs and events that run througho...
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21st September 2018

Creative Rental Solutions Creates Surreal Looks For Hype-O-Dream Festival With CHAUVET Professional

Although originally disregarded by critics as another flash-in-the-pan post-war artistic movement, surrealism is perhaps the only early Twentieth Century “ism” to have made a continuing and lasting impression upon art, music and culture. The organizers of the EDM festival Hype-O-Dream appreciate the strong link between the escapist elements of surrealism, which promised to free one&rsq...
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21st September 2018

Martin Audio Installed in Lima’s Lyra Nightclub

Prodjmedia recently installed a full complement of Martin Audio CDD and CSX in Lima’s popular Lyra nightclub which is dedicated to providing a truly world-class club and dance experience for its customers. Founded by Fernando Vidal and Arturo Dyer, Lyra features local and international DJ’s in the main room and rooftop bar/dancefloor, and as Prodjmedia’s CEO Renzo Silva explains,...
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19th September 2018

‘The Biggest Rock Band On Earth’ Relies On Yamaha

In July 2015 an ambitious plan was hatched to get the attention of Foo Fighters and convince them to play a gig in Cesena, Italy, by gathering a thousand musicians to perform their song Learn to Fly. The video of the event went viral and Foo Fighters duly performed in the city four months later. But that was just the start... Now an annual event, this year Yamaha digital mixers were tasked with mi...
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18th September 2018

QC Terme chooses RCF acoustic comfort

At QC Terme Resorts, elegant spaces combine harmoniously with the latest technologies. Through skilful design, realisation and management of these spas and wellness centres, the "Salus Per Aquam" wellbeing philosophy of ancient Rome is brought back with a modern twist. Evolution over time has transformed the spa into a multi-sensory experience in which to indulge in pleasant moments of total relax...
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17th September 2018

Kentucky Wildcats Take Control with Allen & Heath

Head coach Mark Stoops has shown himself to be quite capable of taking charge when it comes to leading the University of Kentucky Wildcats into gridiron action, but it took a decidedly different kind of guy with a shock of spiky hair and dark sunglasses named Max Maxwell to bring better command to the audio systems serving the team. Utilizing Allen & Heath’s compact Qu-Pac digital mixers...
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14th September 2018

NEXO Reinforce the Marvel Experience in Thailand

The superheroes of Marvel have arrived in South-east Asia, making their first stop at the newly-opened Marvel Experience in the Megabangna mall in Bangkok.  The billion-baht interactive themed entertainment attraction has chosen NEXO line array and point-source loudspeakers to deliver high-energy audio accompaniment to the immersive hyper-reality, interactive and multimedia technology games, ...
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13th September 2018

Unfazed Productions Makes Floral Experience Blossom With CHAUVET Professional

The quote “there is no limit to creativity,” appears several times on Heike Haywood’s business website and Facebook page. She and her team at Fleur Le Cordier demonstrated this truism in colourful and fragrant fashion recently at their Floral Experience Workshop. Drawing on South Africa’s rich botanical diversity (the country is the indigenous home of many world-famous flow...
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11th September 2018

MLA again Reinforces ‘Record’ Sziget Festival

Such is Capital Sound’s long-term and consolidated contract with the mighty Sziget Festival organisation, that the rock solid production formula now ensures that the massive 7-day Festival on Hajógyári Island, north of Budapest, runs seamlessly. With Martin Audio MLA again reinforcing sound on the main and second stages, and further Martin Audio PA on the Colosseum dance stage,...
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11th September 2018

PLASA 2018 Opens Its Doors this Weekend

The PLASA Show will open its doors this weekend (16-18 September) at London Olympia. The trade show will feature hundreds of brands across the show floor as it prepares to welcome thousands of entertainment technology professionals.  Audio heavyweights L-Acoustics, Bose and Yamaha, and lighting pioneers Robe, DTS, ETC and Philips will all be present on the show floor and the seminar programme...
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10th September 2018

Ofcom Statement Offers Positive News for PMSE Sector

Ofcom has published its long awaited response to the consultation on the 700MHz compensation scheme, to which the British Entertainment Industry Radio Group (BEIRG) – an independent and non-profitmaking association, working for the benefit of all those who use radio spectrum – has released the following statement: “The original proposals [from Ofcom] fell short, and since submitt...
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7th September 2018

Anastacia on Tour with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium

Lighting designers draw their inspiration from a variety of sources. Sometimes it may be the artwork on a client’s album. At others, the spark comes from the lyrics of a hit song. Simon Horn’s captivating design for Anastacia’s Evolution Tour grew out of the name of the tour itself, as is evidenced by the DNA-shaped double helix set pieces that run across the back of the stage. L...
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