Leisuretec News

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

8th March 2019

700 MHz Frequency Band to be Cleared in the UK

Back in 2014 Ofcom announced that the 700 MHz Frequency Band would be cleared, freeing up valuable spectrum for mobile data to ensure a wider availability of communication services for citizens and consumers. The UK Government has announced that they intend to clear the 700 MHz band by 01 May 2020, which is bad news for wireless microphone and IEM users. Audio engineers will need to work harder an...
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6th March 2019

Martin Audio UK Open Day

From Tues 19 - Thurs 21 March, Martin Audio will once again throw open its doors for a series of demonstrations and presentations on its latest audio offerings including many new products to be showcased for the very first time. This will be the ideal opportunity for rental companies, sound engineers, system integrators and installation specialists to get in-depth understanding and lots of listeni...
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15th February 2019

Leisuretec Highlights from ISE2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Integrated Systems Europe ISE celebrated its biggest year yet with over 1,300 exhibitors, a showcase of unique special events, seminars and more visitor registrations than ever. We visited the show to catch up with suppliers, customers and check out the latest tech from our key manufacturers. Sennheiser debuted the TeamConnect SL Ceiling Mic 2, a very exciting installed mi...
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14th February 2019

CHAUVET DJ Freedom H1 named Best Lighting Product of 2018

Anaheim, CA. – The NAMM show has marked a series of successes for CHAUVET DJ over the years. This year the streak continues as CHAUVET DJ Freedom H1 has been named Best Lighting Product of the Year in the Music and Sound Retailer magazine’s 33rd Annual Music & Sound Awards. The award was presented to CHAUVET DJ at their booth during the NAMM show this month. CHAUVET DJ’s Free...
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13th February 2019

Leisuretec announce New Avolites Academy Training Dates

We’re happy to announce new Avolites Academy training dates to our TecZone calendar. Avolites will bring their well-established Academy courses to the TecZone, giving our trade customers the best possible opportunity to learn about Titan lighting consoles. The Avolites Academy is split into 2 levels. Level 1 is aimed at users with little-to-no Titan experience, working through ever...
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8th February 2019

NEW Martin Audio ADORN Series Now Shipping

Martin Audio is pleased to confirm that its recently announced series of ADORN on-wall loudspeakers, that brings class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range of commercial sound installations, is now shipping. ADORN created a major impression on launch at the recent Martin Audio Open Days, where global distributors noted the many application opportunities, ranging from the reta...
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5th February 2019

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

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 users transition to 4K workflows as demand and budget allow. By incorporating Roland’s Ultra Scaler technology, scaling and format conversion is provided on each of the V-600UHD’s inputs, allowing simultaneous use of full HD a...
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24th January 2019

New NEXO GEO M12 Line Array Completes GEO M Series

Sharing the same aesthetic design and sonic signatures as the other models in the GEO M Series, the GEO M12 promises to deliver all the NEXO hallmarks of power, flexibility, coverage and superb sonic performance in a thoroughly modern package.  Launched together with the MSUB18 companion subbass cabinet, the GEO M12 is aimed primarily at the mid-size rental company, although its competitive p...
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7th January 2019

New Roland VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer Makes it Easier than Ever

Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announces the VR-1HD – a mixer for dynamic multicamera broadcasting to bring your live streaming videos to life. With amazing picture quality and sound that outperforms videos live streamed from just a mobile phone or static webcam, the VR-1HD helps content creators engage with t...
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20th December 2018

Design Oasis Adds Theme Park Touch To Travis Scott’s Astroworld With CHAUVET Professional

Everyone remembers being a kid and wanting to go back on a rollercoaster for a second ride as soon as the first one ended. Most of the 40,000 fans who attended chart-topping rapper Travis Scott’s one-day theme-park inspired Astroworld Festival in November felt the same way. They’re going to get their wish, too. A week after the conclusion of the festival, which was a stop on Scott&rsqu...
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19th December 2018

New Names and Eco-friendly Packaging for JEM Fluids

As part of this launch, all 14 effect fluid types offered by Martin now feature new, more durable yet eco-friendly recyclable packaging, and new labelling with a colour-coded system to help identify between fluid types. While Martin fluid packaging and product names have changed, the legendary fluid formulas, relied on by live event professionals for the past 30 years, remain untouched. All fluids...
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19th December 2018

Diverse venue installs flexible Pioneer Pro Audio system

Sheaf St is the public area of Duke Studios, a hub of creative work spaces in Leeds in the UK and comprises a cafe, bar, event space and outdoor terrace. These spaces create a 400-capacity warehouse venue that can accommodate everything from live music and comedy to conferencing and dance music events. Whilst electronic music is something of a focus, it is by no means the only gig in town and Shea...
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18th December 2018

SGM Used at Diwali Festival of Lights

Diwali is the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain festival of lights, which symbolizes victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The 2018 Diwali was celebrated with a huge event in the heart of London on November 7 with music, dance, workshops, foods, crafts, and, of course, plenty of lights from SGM Light. “The brief was to create something that was both visual and mem...
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17th December 2018

NEXO GEO S Line Array Flies Above the Ice

Sweden’s most northerly professional ice hockey team, Luleå HF, is enjoying new excitement at its home games, following the implementation of an impressive €4 million audio-visual experience at the Coop Norrbotten Arena.  A key part of this state-of-the-art package, installed by the Bright Group Sweden AB, is a high SPL NEXO GEO line array system. The 6,300-capacity sports an...
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14th December 2018

Over 360 CHAUVET Professional Fixtures Create Immersive “NightGarden” at Botanic Gardens

By day the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden outside Miami is alive with vibrant colour from the thousands of flowering plant species that bloom within its 83 acres. This holiday season, the world-renowned facility continues to glow even when the sun goes down, thanks to “NightGarden,” an illuminated walk-through exhibit produced by Kilburn Live that invites visitors to step into an en...
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13th December 2018

Allen & Heath Energises Church at Viera’s Modern Worship

Located in Melborne, Florida, Church at Viera holds four modern worship services in two different venues each week using Allen & Heath  dLive, GLD and SQ Series mixers for FOH and streaming broadcast and an ME-1 Personal Mixing System for monitoring. Production Director Eli Higginbotham, alongside Technical Director Brock West, leads Church at Viera’s production team. “We had ...
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12th December 2018

Saxophonist David Sanborn Counts on QSC TouchMix in the Studio and on the Stage

David Sanborn is considered the most influential saxophonist of the past two decades when it comes to the genres of modern pop, R&B, fusion and jazz.  The six-time Grammy Award winner initially took up the instrument while recovering from a childhood bout with polio, jammed with bluesman Albert King at only 14 years old, and played the iconic sax solo on David Bowie’s “Young A...
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11th December 2018

Sussex Events puts faith in Martin Audio WPC

Ever since starting out back in 2012, production company Sussex Events (SEL) had been running exclusively point source loudspeaker systems in its rental inventory. But by January 2017 popular demand was suggesting that it should switch its attention to a line array solution. “Our point source systems were starting to be pushed to their limits,” admitted co-founder Robert Watson. &ldquo...
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10th December 2018

RoscoLED® Tape Creates A Retro-Futuristic Setting For Arctic Monkeys

The rock band Arctic Monkeys recently completed their 2018 UK tour in support of their recent album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. The tour seduced the crowds with a mix of the band’s popular songs and tracks off the new album that were combined with stage aesthetics that matched the music they were playing. Lighting Designer Paul Normandale installed our RoscoLED Tape VariWhite inside sev...
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6th December 2018

Dynacord brings power to Berlin Olympiastadion

Dynacord’s award-winning IPX amplifiers for fixed installations have made their world debut in one of Europe’s most significant stadium projects – the rejuvenation of the historic Berlin Olympiastadion.  Long known as one of the best-sounding stadiums in Germany, the historic location was outfitted in 2004 with an Electro-Voice system in time for the 2006 World Cup final. Af...
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4th December 2018

Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts Opts for RCF PA

Founded in the nineteenth century, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts has it all – a rich history, a leading position among institutes of its kind, and a reputation for excellence in the performing arts. It offers more than 20 music, theatre and dance programs attended by over 900 students. The university recently put out a tender for a public address system to be installed in...
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3rd December 2018

Communitec Choose CDD for New London Gym Concept

Martin Audio’s signature Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, which can be found in a wide range of venues across the globe, has migrated further—to an innovative gym concept in London’s Camden Town. Integration company Communitec, who have specified a Martin Audio CDD solution, were introduced to the MOVIN london project via interior designers Luks Design and Development,...
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3rd December 2018

Electro-Voice solution for Kharkiv University

A digitally controlled Electro-Voice and Dynacord sound system has improved audio quality at Kharkiv National University, one of Ukraine’s three major higher learning institutions. Powered by award-winning L Series amplifiers, the new installation exceeds audience coverage and sound pressure level requirements with fewer amplifiers than the previous system. To meet the client’s brief o...
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30th November 2018

CHAUVET Professional Finds The Beat At Liverpool Disco Festival

While bands like the Beatles, Echo & the Bunnymen and The La’s might have succeeded in establishing Liverpool’s place on the world’s entertainment stage, a recent city-wide resurgence of music and art and culture is proving that the city is still a major cultural force in popular culture. Flying the flag for the city’s cultural resurgence is the Liverpool Disco Festival...
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30th November 2018

K-array System Blends in at TAO Downtown

The TAO GROUP is a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates many of the most successful food, beverage and nightlife entertainment venues in the United States. Designed by Rockwell Group and located in the heart of Chelsea neighbourhood of New York, TAO Downtown descend into a multi-level, subterranean restaurant. Anthem Sound Stage and Lighting was challenged with...
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