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Leisuretec News

Discover the latest news from Leisuretec, our manufacturers and the AV & Live Entertainment industry.

16th October 2020

Cloud begins shipping on their new energy efficient CA Series power amplifiers

Sheffield, UK - The Cloud CA Series is a range of versatile multi-channel audio power amplifiers of advanced design, able to drive low impedance loudspeakers, or high impedance (100 V-line or 70 V-line) loudspeaker distribution systems directly. They are ideal for sound reinforcement applications in the retail, leisure, hospitality, commercial or industrial sectors. Particular design attention has...
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15th October 2020

Meet the NEW Pioneer DJ DJM-S11 Professional Scratch Style 2-channel DJ mixer

October 15, 2020: Raise your game with the DJM-S11. This new professional 2-channel, 4-deck battle mixer brings enhancements to various elements from its predecessor, the DJM-S9, and offers a host of brand-new features to help you perform more freely with Serato DJ Pro or rekordbox. When you’re scratching and making mash-ups on the fly, every second is priceless. Spend more time focusing on ...
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14th October 2020

Roland Announces V-1HD+ HD Video Switcher and UVC-01 Video Capture

Hamamatsu, Japan, October 15th, 2020 — Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, and electronic musical instrument gear, today announces the V-1HD+ HD Video Switcher, the latest addition to the company’s V-series lineup of multichannel HD video switching products. Building on the popular V-1HD four-channel switcher, the V-1HD+ provides a deeper feature set for advanc...
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24th September 2020

#WeMakeEvents - Stand as One on Global Action Day

#WeMakeEvents aims to raise awareness on the current plight of the live entertainment sector and its urgent need for financial support if it is to survive Covid-19. #WeMakeEvents is steered by a collective of industry trade bodies, business and freelancers; collaborating closely together to increase the awareness of this industry crisis and gain government backed support in the form of, grants, no...
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17th September 2020

Martin Audio Announce Five New Ceiling Loudspeakers for ADORN Series

HIGH WYCOMBE, UK - The ADORN commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019. This has now been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard. Martin Audio's Dom Harter stated, “We’re excited to start shipping these additional ceiling and pendant loudspeakers as part of the AD...
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15th September 2020

Pre-order the Latest Technologies from Zero 88

Cwmbran, Wales – UK lighting control manufacturer Zero 88 presented “Live from the Congress” a dynamic live stream highlighting the latest technologies in its control, data and power product ranges and announced that key products like the ZerOS Server, Splitter 8, Gateway 4 & Gateway 8, Betapack4 and RigSwitch are all shipping now. Call our team on 01525 850085 or email sales...
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10th September 2020

A New Dimension: The CDJ-3000 has landed

September 10, 2020: Harness a higher level of creative power with Pioneer DJ’s brand-new flagship multi player, the CDJ-3000. Driven by a new MPU (micro-processing unit) and boasting specially developed high-quality components, it’s a robust unit packed with innovative features to help your creativity flourish like never before. The Evolution of a Legend Since 1994’s debut of the...
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14th August 2020

Sennheiser launches updates for Control Cockpit & Wireless System Manager

Sennheiser launches Control Cockpit 4.1.0 Sennheiser has announced a major update of its Sennheiser Control Cockpit, a software tool that makes daily work routines in controlling and monitoring large microphone set-ups a breeze.  Besides design and usability enhancements, version 4.1.0 adds the ability to monitor the new SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver and the digital EM 6000 receiver in ad...
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14th August 2020

UK event industry comes together in solidarity under the #WeMakeEvents campaign

Over 715 buildings across the UK lit up in red yesterday (12/08/20) to symbolise the imminent danger over one million people in the live events industry face unless the government provides financial support. Twenty of the UK’s biggest cities hosted events to raise awareness of the struggling supply chain that facilitate events across the country. From Minnack Theatre Cornwall to the Queen&rs...
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7th August 2020

Audio for Education - An Installer's Guide

With the schools closed for the summer break, we’ve put together a helpful guide to Audio for Education to support your install requirements over the coming months and beyond. This guide will arm you with useful information and the key questions to ask your clients to not only provide an audio solution that fits all of their requirements, but also help you attract more opportunity to tender ...
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7th August 2020

#WeMakeEvents - We are now at red alert

#WeMakeEvents - Don’t let the events industry go dark Live events around the world have been devastated by the impacts of Covid-19, from major festivals and landmark theatres, to grassroot venues and corporate events. Unlike other industries, there is no set date on when the industry may properly reopen where businesses can operate profitably and sustainably. PLASA started the #WeMakeEvents ...
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3rd August 2020

CHAUVET Professional extends the warranty of 3 product lines

CHAUVET Professional are extending the warranty terms to their Maverick, Rogue and Ovation LED driven product lines to 3 years for indoor fixtures with an extension to 5 years for LED failure.  Outdoor fixtures will remain at 2 years for both fixture and LED failure, as will all other warranty terms for other items. As a further point of note they will be offering this retrospectively from 1s...
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29th July 2020

NEXO Reveal Their Smallest Loudspeaker Yet - the ID14

France - Despite constraining regulations on its production processes, NEXO is unveiling a ground-breaking new point source speaker, taking its own reputation for impressive power:size ratios to a new level.  The smallest loudspeaker design in the company’s 40-year history, the new ID14, and its S108 partner subbass, are the latest additions to the acclaimed ID Series of high-power comp...
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14th July 2020

Roland V-8HD wins TWO InfoComm Best of Show Special Edition Awards

InfoComm Best of Show Special Edition Awards The Roland V-8HD HD Video Switcher won two prestigious awards at the Virtual InfoComm show held earlier this month (July 2020): ‘Government Video – Future Best of Show InfoComm Special Edition Award 2020’ and the ‘Sound & Video Contractor – Best of InfoComm Special Edition Winner 2020’. Best of Show winners were s...
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9th July 2020

Biamp’s Parlé X-Series Microphones Win Red Dot Award for Outstanding Design Quality

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions based in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, today announced it has won the prestigious Red Dot Award for the Parlé TCM-X and TTM-X Beamtracking microphones. The Red Dot Design Award is the world’s most renowned design competition; in 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries worldwide entered more tha...
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29th June 2020

Chilfest Takeover on Tring Radio for Charity

Chilfest to Takeover Tring Radio on Saturday 4th July Organisers of music festival, Chilfest, are taking over Tring Radio in a ‘Lockdown Festival’ on the day the event was meant to have taken place this year. Festival fans can tune into Tring Radio from 5pm until 10pm on Saturday 4th July to relive their favourite Chilfest memories, hear interviews with the stars of the show, listen to...
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29th June 2020

ChamSys Now Supports XYZ Positioning in MagicQ Consoles and Software

SOUTHAMPTON, UK – ChamSys has added a whole new dimension (quite literally!) to building lighting designs on its award-winning MagicQ series of consoles and software. The company’s just-introduced XYZ positioning feature makes it simple for designers and programmers to achieve the looks they envision in 3D space, without getting slowed down adjusting fixture pan and tilt parameters. Bu...
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24th June 2020

The first step in our quest for normality...

And we’re raring to go. The past few months have been a challenge and there’s no doubt about that. Both personally and professionally, everyone has had to adapt to a new world – one where remote working is the norm, socialising is done mostly over video and one with a revised economic outlook. It’s impossible to know when ‘usual’ life will return, but after the ...
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24th June 2020

COVID-19 Service Continuity Statement (Updated 24-06-2020)

Update: 24 June 2020 We’re happy to announce that we will be welcoming our team back into the office over the next couple of weeks. We have equipped our offices with the necessary equipment to provide a safe working environment with Perspex screen dividers, hand sanitising stations and signs throughout our premises accompanied by social distancing policies. Please read the below for our late...
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23rd June 2020

The New CHAUVET Professional Maverick Silens 2 Profile Is a Silent Powerhouse

SUNRISE, FL – CHAUVET Professional’s Maverick Silens 2 Profile will never be noticed because of its sound. The 100-percent convection cooled LED PCB fixture is virtually silent, attracting no attention to itself in studios for live stream broadcasts, recital halls, theatres or other applications where absolute quietness is essential.  However, this 560W profile unit will be a stan...
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3rd June 2020

A Soaring Tribute To Heroes With CHAUVET Professional

LLANGOLLEN, WALES – Sitting serenely atop a hill 1,000 feet above the fertile floor of the Dee Valley, the haunting beauty of Dinas Brân exerts a powerful pull over the hearts of townspeople below. For nine centuries, the medieval castle built by a prince of Powys Fadog, has inspired myths, songs, and love stories that have echoed through the rolling Welsh countryside from generation t...
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29th May 2020

Sennheiser Streamline Workflows with Control Cockpit Update

Control Cockpit is a centralised software from Sennheiser which enables easy handling, control and maintenance of your entire SpeechLine Digital Wireless and evolution wireless G3 and G4 portfolio as well as the new TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone.  This intuitive tool for sound designers, integrators and end users alike, provides a global overview of all network-enabled devices at all times...
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27th May 2020

Team Leisuretec’s Andy Raises Money for Local Hospice

As well as working away behind to scenes to keep you informed, entertained and up-to-date on everything Leisuretec, our Creative & Design wizard Andy has been putting his creative skills to use during lockdown to raise vital funds for local charity, Keech Hospice. Andy explains, “3 years ago Keech made a world of difference to my family during our darkest time by providing invaluable car...
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12th May 2020

There is light at the end of the tunnel...

We are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel… It has been quite a journey since the UK government announced lockdown on 23 March but we are optimistic that the wheels of industry can gradually (very gradually) start spinning again. As your trade distributors of professional and commercial audio, lighting and video we wanted to remind you that through the power of remote working,...
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11th May 2020

Roland Announces Forthcoming V-600UHD Ver.2.0 Update

Los Angeles, California — Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video and electronic musical instrument gear, today announces it has entered a technical collaboration with Canon, the world-renowned digital imaging solutions leader, in support of the forthcoming Ver.2.0 update for Roland’s highly acclaimed Roland’s highly acclaimed V-600UHD 4K Multi-format Video Sw...
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