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Leisuretec News

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

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 - RED ALERT DAY OF ACTION #WeMakeEvents – RED ALERT is hosting major outdoor events in London and across the UK on Tuesday 11 August, calling on the Government to “THROW US A LINE!” This day of action aims to raise awareness of the events sector which is worth £100billion and employs up to 1 million people. Thousands have already signed up to attend this unfor...
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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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30th April 2020

ETC Turns Focus to Education

As many theatres, live events, and productions across the world faced closings and unclear futures, ETC recognised that times were tough for valued users and friends in the industry. To contribute in a productive way, the company turned their focus to educational development.  Earlier this month, ETC announced that all online classes on their LearningStage platform would be free until May 15 ...
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29th April 2020

ALLEN & HEATH SQ V1.5 firmware is now available

ALLEN & HEATH SQ V1.5 firmware is now available ALLEN & HEATH are pleased to announce that SQ V1.5 Firmware is now available for download - and it's feature packed with some of your most popular requests.  RTA SQ V1.5 adds updates for the RTA you know and love, plus a brand new independent RTA for per channel use. Meters RTA PAFL or fixed source Stereo 31 band or Mono 61 band mode Di...
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14th April 2020

Zero 88 Zooms Up the Online Training Opportunities

With lockdowns continuing worldwide in a global attempt to beat the Coronavirus pandemic, UK lighting control manufacturer Zero 88 has seriously ramped up its available online consultations and training opportunities. A busy and dynamic schedule includes 42 x Zoom training sessions each month which will run for as long as the crisis lasts. The 42 x Zoom training sessions are divided into ten categ...
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7th April 2020

Leisuretec launch Online Training Portal for Coronavirus Pandemic

Current global circumstances present a big challenge for a lot of businesses in our industry, forcing many to close their doors with no choice but to put their teams on temporary leave. This unfortunate situation has left many industry professionals with an abundance of free time, probably for the foreseeable future. We like to look at the positives of any situation and believe it is important to ...
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2nd April 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. Introduction to ADORN Martin Audio ADORN on-wall and ceiling loudspeakers bring class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range o...
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10th March 2020

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ now supports Serato DJ Pro

March 10, 2020: XDJ-XZ now supports Serato DJ Pro and FLAC file playback To use the software, you’ll need to install the latest Serato DJ Pro and XDJ-XZ driver software/firmware.  Serato DJ Pro download link XDJ-XZ firmware download link NEW FLAC file playback is now supported (44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rates supported. 16-bit and 24-bit resolution supported.) IMPROVED Added ability t...
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4th February 2020

ChamSys Unveils New MagicQ Stable Software

SOUTHHAMPTON, UK – Late last year, ChamSys became the first major lighting console manufacturer to offer a software solution that accepts open protocol GDTF personality files. Now the company has kicked off 2020 with another innovation that will enhance the work of lighting programmers, as it introduces the first release of its MagicQ Stable Software.  Available on the ChamSys website, ...
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4th February 2020

Sennheiser Business Communication at ISE 2020

LONDON/WEDERMARK - "Excellent knowledge transfer with campus-wide audio on university and company campus" - that is the message Sennheiser will be presenting to its customers at ISE 2020. Whether lectures in the Audimax, panel discussions or staff training: there is hardly any other place where the communication of information plays such a major role as on campus. Three criteria must be fulfilled ...
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31st January 2020

And the Four-Times Winner is: RCF

REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY - RCF is pleased to announce the winning of four distinguished awards from the professional audio community. The spectacular RCF HDL 50-A 4K won two awards: the FOH Gold Star Product Award for the Excellence in Line Array Design and the Reader’s Choice Award for the category Line Arrays: Large Format.  The award for Line Arrays: Small Format goes to RCF HDL 26-A, fo...
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