Leisuretec News

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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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24th April 2018

Deeper Connection: Meet the HDJ-S7 professional on-ear DJ headphones

Following the launch of our HDJ-X10, HDJ-X7 and HDJ-X5 professional over-ear DJ headphone models in autumn 2017, we’re releasing the HDJ-S7 professional on-ear DJ headphones. The new model offers outstanding audio quality, superior durability and improved functionality for comfortable DJing. Available in black or white, the HDJ-S7 headphones are the world’s first on-ear DJ headphones t...
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19th April 2018

Martin raises the roof on James Arthur arena tour

Lighting designer Michael Straun recently deployed a full array of Martin by Harman fixtures to create a dynamic lighting design to support James Arthur’s UK headlining Back From the Edge arena tour. James Arthur has scored numerous chart-toppers and awards since winning the ninth season of The X Factor in 2012. In support of his new album Back From The Edge, Arthur recently embarked on his ...
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18th April 2018

Top Quality Audio for University Students in Northampton

Lucky students at Northampton University will now benefit from impressive meeting and entertainment facilities at The Platform, a brand-new town centre complex in the heart of Northampton.  Run by the NU Students Union, the venue contains a nightclub, café bar, art shop, roof terrace and meeting spaces, and has been equipped with the latest NEXO sound reinforcement products by installa...
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17th April 2018

Southwest Invasion Rocks Austin with QSC Professional

Southwest Invasion, presented by Schwinn, featured a concert series and lifestyle village held in downtown Austin, TX, during the city’s annual 10-day film, interactive media and music festival this month. The three-day Southwest Invasion featured dozens of artists, such as Larkin Poe, In the Valley Below, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Cabbarra and DMC, perf...
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16th April 2018

Antrim forum upgrades with complete RCF solution

Antrim Forum in Northern Ireland offers every leisure activity imaginable, all under one roof — from Tenpin bowling to international netball tournaments, as well as a 25m lane pool and separate leisure pool. Add to that Spa, Badminton, Squash courts, well-equipped Fitness studios, an outside track and two major reconfigurable, multi-purpose sports halls and you get some idea of the scale of ...
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13th April 2018

ChamSys runs Ultra rig for Empire of The Sun

Empire of the Sun’s 23 March performance at Ultra Music Festival offered all the visual magic that fans crave from this Australian electronic music duo. But for Davey Taylor, the band’s long-time lighting designer, their appearance on the popular Live Stage represented something of a challenge, since the festival rig did not have his customary complement of colour mixing fixtures. Tayl...
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13th April 2018

ETC’s Eos console family gets new Element and focus remote hardware

With an accessible programming interface and a focus on hands-on fader control, Element has long been a go-to controller for conventional rigs and smaller venues around the world. Now, with the release of Element 2, the entry-level Eos® family console gets a major upgrade.  A strong family resemblance The Element console received an internal makeover last fall, when a software update unlo...
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11th April 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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11th April 2018

K-array unveils Event line at Prolight + Sound 2018

In the realm of event productions, the equipment required to pull off a successful event is as important as the event itself. Careful consideration is given to every aspect so that they harmonize and do not detract from the look and layout of the occasion. Providing a niche audio solution for the event productions market, the K-array Event line offers complete audio kits for this visually-driven s...
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6th April 2018

Yamaha Mixes With the Best At Abbey Road

On 14th March around 60 of the UK’s most renowned live mixing engineers, theatre sound designers and representatives of audio rental companies assembled in the legendary Studio Two at London’s Abbey Road Studios for an informal workshop on Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series digital mixing systems. Although most famous to the general public for the groundbreaking albums recorded by The Bea...
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4th April 2018

Excite AV Power the New Eltham Conservative Club with Cloud

The New Eltham Conservative Club London, is a popular social club where its members go to enjoy a drink and relax amongst friends. Having recently undergone renovations, the club was in need of a new audio system which was installed by commercial and domestic audio specialists Excite AV. The NECC required an audio solution to provide background music in both the function room and main bar area. &l...
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4th April 2018

Historic Tallinn theatre chooses ETC

Built in the 14th century, the unusually shaped Hobuveski building in Tallinn, Estonia originally served as a mill and was later used for storage. In 2003, the circular structure was converted into a theatre and events venue, and has since become recognised as one of the most extraordinary theatres in Europe. A recent refurbishment saw the installation of state-of-the-art technology, including a G...
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3rd April 2018

Le Poisson Rouge Reimagines the Possibilities of a Sound System with Martin Audio

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the iconic music venue and multimedia art cabaret (Le) Poisson Rouge in the heart of Greenwich Village on the former site of the Village Gate is already legendary for its unique and eclectic synthesis of popular and creative culture in emerging music, theatre, film and fine art. With “a mission to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences,&r...
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27th March 2018

Events United Meets Connection Challenges With CHAUVET Professional

The Fortune 1000 company Connection, Inc. rose to the highest levels of corporate success in the US by helping businesses find innovative solutions to high-tech challenges. Early this February, the multi-billion-dollar company was itself the recipient of some astute outside-the-box assistance, when Events United helped it create a memorable setting for its annual kick-off meeting, despite the limi...
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27th March 2018

Le Marks Harmony™ High Gloss at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Le Mark’s Harmony™ High-Gloss vinyl floor “brought out the wow factor” at London’s RCSSD (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) for their production of A Chorus Line. Standing at the forefront of training and research in the Dramatic Arts, RCSSD is known to be a world-leader in the performing arts industry. Ben Krebs, Production Manager for A Chorus Line, commente...
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26th March 2018

Major London Restaurant & Bar Opening goes all NEXO ID

The largest new restaurant to open in Soho this year is Sophie’s Steakhouse, and its companion speakeasy lounge bar, Jack Solomon. Located in London’s Soho district, the three distinct areas of this venue have all been equipped with NEXO’s super-compact point-source ID Series loudspeakers, with system control provided by NEXO DTD digital controllers and powered by DTD amplifiers....
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26th March 2018

Nico Riot Drives Theatrical Looks For Marilyn Manson with ChamSys

The passage of time, not to mention a serious onstage accident that hospitalized him with a broken fibula, has done nothing to dampen the fierce cataclysmic flames that emanate from Marilyn Manson when he performs. After 20 years, 15 tours and 10 studio albums, six of which went platinum or gold, the Ohio-born icon still fearlessly smashes through all comfort zones, shaking up audiences with his m...
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23rd March 2018

CHAUVET DJ Introduces New Lighting Control App BTAir

CHAUVET DJ, which has a long history of developing cutting-edge lighting technologies, has once again ushered in a new era of wireless lighting control with the introduction of BTAir, an app that uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to control lights directly from a phone or tablet without any additional hardware needed. Combined with new CHAUVET DJ Bluetooth® wireless technology-enabled li...
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23rd March 2018

High-End Chicago Restaurant Gibsons Italia Outfitted with Martin Audio

Encompass AV recently supplied the sound system for the exclusive Gibsons Italia restaurant located in a spectacular setting on the Chicago River that has quickly become known for its sophisticated combination of Italian food and steaks and luxurious setting. As Encompass owner Tim Pickett points out, “A $20 million build-out, Gibsons Italia is a super high end four-story restaurant, bar and...
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23rd March 2018

Dynacord Modernises Famed Albert Halls in Bolton England

Recently, the town of Bolton decided to upgrade the Albert Halls in the town hall complex to modern standards. The challenge was to provide modern performance quality while preserving the neoclassical architecture of the historic Victorian building. After a series of listening tests, Bolton’s Technical Management team chose Dynacord loudspeakers and power amplifiers for the task. The audio s...
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22nd March 2018

CHAUVET DJ Creates Heavenly Light Show for Jesus Christ Superstar

Everyone knows that CHAUVET DJ fixtures pack a powerful lighting punch. But at the Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts (PPTOPA), that power has reached biblical proportions for a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The modern-day retelling of the classic Andrew Lloyd-Webber rock musical on stage through March 18th features an arsenal of CHAUVET DJ fixtures and Trusst products giving th...
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21st March 2018

Sennheiser Pulls Out all The Stops for Brit Awards 2018

Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and once again held at London’s The 02 Arena, this year’s BRIT Awards saw two of Britain’s most exciting breakthrough pop acts, Stormzy and Dua Lipa, take home the top prizes, and Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 series get taken to extremes. Britannia Row Productions provided all requirements for the show’s audio system, which was designed ...
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20th March 2018

Cathedral Church of the Advent Blends Traditional and Modern with Allen & Heath

The Cathedral Church of the Advent, a 3,600 member Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama, recently completed installation of an Allen & Heath dLive system with C3500 Surface, CDM64 MixRack, IP8 Remote Controller and eight ME-1 Personal Mixers for the musicians. Kent Michael, the Advent’s mix engineer, says, “We had recently ushered in a service on Sunday evenings that incorporate...
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