Leisuretec News

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18th June 2018

iHeartRadio Theatre Creates Dynamic Lightshow for Charlie Puth Album Release Party

Thursday May 10 was just another day for millions in Manhattan, but for a select number of Charlie Puth fans attending his album release party at the iHeartRadio Theatre, it brought memories that will last a lifetime. Hours before the official release of Puth’s long-awaited sophomore LP “Voicemates,” these lucky few were treated to a very personal 13-song set by the Grammy-nomina...
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18th June 2018

Allen & Heath wins Best of Show award

Allen & Heath’s  SQ-7 digital mixer won the Best of Show award the 2018 InfoComm Show. The prize was awarded by NewBay Media’s Pro Audio Group, who highlighted the desk’s technical performance, value, versatility and reliability. Allen & Heath held SQ-7 training sessions at the event and also introduced interactive video displays for its ME Personal Monitoring system...
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18th June 2018

QSC Performs Eight Days a Week with Paul McCartney’s Musical Director Wix Wickens

Performing in the band of original Beatle and cultural icon Sir Paul McCartney is the quintessential dream gig — one that requires serious perfectionism. Keyboardist and musical director Wix Wickens and ace keyboard tech Howard “DJ” Howes recently shared why they rely on the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro professional digital mixer and K.2 Series loudspeakers to ensure that the myriad of mu...
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15th June 2018

Martin MAC Encore Wash wins 'ABTT Lighting Product of the Year 2018' Award

The Martin MAC Encore Wash has been awarded 'Lighting Product of the Year 2018' at the ABTT Theatre Show. It was described by the ABTT as 'A suitable and long overdue alternative to a discontinued tungsten moving head favourite.' MAC Encore™ is a family of full-featured, record-breaking low weight, LED moving heads that deliver levels of light quality and consistent performance never seen be...
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13th June 2018

ETC’s Irideon fixtures showcase vintage instruments in a new light

After avid musical instrument collector Steven Kern Shaw passed away, Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee received a generous donation of more than 500 vintage instruments. 100 of them are now on display in a unique venue that is part art museum, part performance hall. The grandson of one of America’s great composers, Jerome Kern, Steven Kern Shaw grew up surrounded by music. Spending...
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13th June 2018

Popular Dutch Broadcaster Upgrades With Yamaha

Broadcasting pop and rock music throughout the Netherlands, an important part of radio station NPO 3FM’s output is live performances, which take place at its studios in Hilversum. The station has recently installed a QL5 digital console, continuing its long-term use of Yamaha mixing solutions. 3FM is an important radio station in the portfolio of Netherlands national public broadcaster NPO, ...
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11th June 2018

Roland Pro A/V Release Firmware & Software Update V1.11 for V-60HD

Roland Professional A/V has released the new version 1.11 firmware and software updates for the Roland V-60HD HD Video Switcher, a compact, integrated video switcher and audio mixer. The V-60HD, which began shipping in January, offers a sophisticated feature set perfectly suited for live event production as well as broadcast, recording and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scal...
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6th June 2018

Allen & heath unveils new SQ-7 flagship console

Allen & Heath has unveiled SQ-7, the new 33 fader flagship console in its 96kHz SQ series. Following hot on the heels of the hit launch of SQ-5 and SQ-6, the new SQ-7 takes the same powerful XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine and adds extended control and I/O in a larger format, boasting 33 faders, 32 onboard preamps, 16 custom soft keys and 8 user-definable soft rotary controls. SQ-7 is a 48-channel cons...
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6th June 2018

Meet the DDJ-SX3 – upgraded performance DJ controller for Serato DJ Pro by Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ have upgraded one of their popular DJ controllers to create the 4-channel DDJ-SX3. Designed for dedicated use with Serato DJ Pro (previously known as Serato DJ), the features and expanded connectivity of the new controller enable you to make smooth transitions between DJs, guest speakers, musical genres and individual tracks. With a familiar layout and a high-quality casing, the DD...
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30th May 2018

Diablo Sound Depends on QSC for the Demanding World of Theme Park Sound

If you’ve recently enjoyed a ride or other immersive attraction at a major theme park near you, your ears likely owe a lot to Diablo Sound and its founder Drew Dalzell. The LA area sound company counts on QSC products including K Seriespowered loudspeakers, KLA Series powered line array loudspeakers, TouchMix Series compact digital mixers along with the Q-SYS™Platform and CXD-Q Series ...
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29th May 2018

CHAUVET Professional Maverick Sets Stage for Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

The Disney musical fantasy classic Beauty and the Beast was suddenly back in the limelight in 2017 with a new version of the film released in cinemas worldwide. In addition to this attention on the silver screen, the perennial favourite enjoyed a six-week run at Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Scotland, as a comedic stage production produced by Bard in the Botanics. To accent the twists and turns of t...
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29th May 2018

Castle Hills Church Rebuilds with Allen & Heath

After a severe storm flooded their sanctuary, Castle Hills Church of San Antonio, Texas, undertook a major rebuilding project that transformed a traditional worship space to contemporary and added a modern AV system with an Allen & Heath dLive S Class Digital Mixing System at FOH and an ME-1 Personal Mixing System at monitors. Castle Hills' new worship centre was a significant departure from t...
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23rd May 2018

Award-winning Apogee Rooftop Bar outfitted with Martin Audio

Apogee, an innovative rooftop bar on the 26th floor of the Dana Hotel and Spa, was recently awarded “New Concept of the Year” at the Nightclub and Bar Awards in Las Vegas. Self-described as “the ultimate high point in the cocktail scene,” Apogee features “master mixologists that deliver quality cocktails quickly and consistently in hand-blown glassware and custom cera...
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21st May 2018

RCF to host southern open days at Guildford’s G Live

Following the unqualified success of their Northern Open Day at Gateshead Sage in March, RCF will present a similar event over two days in the South of England. Yes Events will be hosting this event at G Live in Guildford on June 4th and the morning of June 5th (exact times to be confirmed). Please call our team on 01525 850085 or email sales@leisuretec.co.uk for register your place. Both RCF...
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16th May 2018

Happy 10th Birthday PLASA Focus Leeds

As PLASA Focus Leeds returned to the Royal Armouries for their 10th anniversary, of course Team Leisuretec were there to celebrate on our usual stand: N-C03. Once again, we were in prime position in front of the main hall entrance, greeting industry professionals, suppliers and tons of new and existing customers. Mike, Wayne, Rob, Charlie, Ollie, Andy s, Andy F, Clover and Holly (pictured right) w...
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11th May 2018

CHAUVET Professional Creates Big Looks For University Of South Wales Music Video

Those who follow The Haus Band will find a lot to like about this up-and-coming funk sextet’s new music video, but for one group of fans in particular there’s a specific track on that production that will be especially meaningful for years to come. These fans are the students from the University of South Wales Lighting and Technology department, who were given the opportunity to operat...
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10th May 2018

EV X-Line Advance arrays power Dallas Smith’s coast-to-coast Canadian tour

When Juno Award-winning country star Dallas Smith embarked on a Canadian tour from the Maritimes to British Columbia, Winnipeg-based Sound Art was on board, carrying an Electro-Voice X2 line array system. Since his shift from rock to country music in 2012, Smith has been a fixture at the annual Canadian Country Music Awards, taking home Album of the Year for his last two albums, Lifted and Side Ef...
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10th May 2018

The largest agri-food park in the world backs RCF

FICO Eataly World, the largest agri-food park in the world covering more than 100,000 mq, and located just outside Bologna, was opened on 15 November 2017. The new park showcases 150 Italian food companies to an estimated 6 million visitors. The Fabbrica Italiana COntadina (FICO) Eataly World has two ambitious goals: to attract visitors from all over the world, and to represent Italy with all its ...
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8th May 2018

Yamaha Adds Audio Magic to Fine Dining

Established 20 years ago and set in the heart of rural Essex, the Magic Mushroom restaurant offers contemporary fine dining in relaxed modern surroundings. A recent extension and upgrade has added high quality audio, thanks to Yamaha loudspeakers and amplifiers. With a growing number of customers, for 2018 Magic Mushroom’s owner decided that an extension to the restaurant was needed, along w...
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4th May 2018

PLASA Focus Leeds elated after 10th birthday celebrations

PLASA Focus Leeds celebrated its 10th anniversary with a sold-out show floor, a programme of compelling content, and the unmistakeable buzz of business in the air. Exhibitors represented each corner of the industry, with household names sharing the stage with newcomers. “We’ve had a great experience at PLASA Focus Leeds,” says Rob Moore from Chauvet Professional. “We’...
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4th May 2018

Team Leisuretec attend Prolight + Sound 2018

Tradeshow season is well underway and last month it was time to return to Frankfurt to attend the mass exhibition that is, Prolight + Sound. Mike, Lynne, Wayne, Rob and Charlie were heading up team Leisuretec, flying the flag throughout the show and of course during the all-important evening antics in true Leisuretec style. Prolight + Sound puts the live event industry in the limelight and is resp...
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30th April 2018

Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Installed at Hope Community Church

When the Hope Community Church decided to replace their recently installed sound system because of severe reverberation issues, David Price of DP Design in Milwaukee, WI proposed a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision system based on its control and coverage capability. Hope Community is housed in what was a large warehouse and distribution facility that was completely renovated to convert the buildin...
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27th April 2018

Avolites Titan and Ai power Black Panther European Première

Hailed as one of the most important movie releases of the 21st century, Black Panther is the record-breaking new superhero film produced by Marvel Studios. For the film's star-studded European première event at London's Hammersmith Apollo, lighting designer Luke Edwards selected Avolites Titan and Ai lighting and video integration to control his 'super' design.  Attending the event was...
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26th April 2018

ADJ Introduces Design Series LED Video Range With Innovative New Panel Shapes

When ADJ first launched the AV Series it disrupted the LED Video panel market by introducing a product that had the brightness and resolution to make a serious impact at a price point that made LED video wall technology accessible for users and applications where it had previously been cost prohibitive. Now, ADJ is ready to push the boundaries of the market once again by introducing an innovative ...
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26th April 2018

CHAUVET Professional Transforms Services At Life Challenge Church

Resourcefulness runs deep on the high arid plains of West Texas. One way this quality has manifested itself is in the impressive tributes to faraway famous structures that locals here have erected, from the “Globe of the Great Southwest” (modelled after Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre in London), to the popular “Stonehenge Replica” at Odessa’s state college...
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