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  • Prosound makes first Evolve 50 sale

    Michael Goodyear has become the first owner of an Electro-Voice Evolve 50 speaker system in sub-Saharan Africa. The system was sold through the manufacturer’s local distributor, Prosound, and will be used for smaller corporate events and shows. ‘The Evolve 50 was first shown in South Africa at Mediatech in 2017, but the system was only officially available for purchase in southern Africa in February 2018 as Bluetooth certification had to [Read More]

  • Pata Pata Beer Garden in Johannesburg’s Maboneng precinct
    The sound of Pata Pata

    Pata Pata Beer Garden in Johannesburg’s Maboneng precinct has been equipped with a new sound system based on equipment from Electro-Voice and Rane. The solution was designed and installed by Prosound. Maboneng precinct itself is currently undergoing a transformation into a new cultural hub for the city. Situated in the old diamond district, the area is now home to a variety of arts centres, entertainment venues and retail stores. As [Read More]

  • Meyer Sound LINA Arrays flown in the first trio of churches
    Meyer Sound LINA – the perfect choice for Houses of Worship

    The smallest and lightest member of the LEO Family, LINA brings the inherent linearity and exceptional power-to-size ratio of Meyer Sound’s latest loudspeaker technologies to a wider range of small to mid-size venues. LINA incorporates a new HF driver, updated class D amplifier, new power supply, and optimized internal baffling and venting. The result is greater efficiency, higher peak output and extremely low distortion. Prosound is the proud Sub-Saharan representative [Read More]

  • ETC Service Case Study at Woord en Lewe Church
    ETC Service Case Study at Woord en Lewe Church

    Prosound is a leading integrated audio, lighting, AV and structural solutions provider for the production industry in Southern Africa and internationally. The company has serviced religious organisations, both locally and abroad, for more than 40 years, and enjoys long-standing relationships with a myriad of religious institutions. A couple of years ago, Prosound installed and commissioned an ETC ION 1024 channel Lighting Console with a 2 x 20 Universal Fader Wing [Read More]

  • Introducing the ETC ColorSource Starter Pack

    Because everyone should have access to great LED! ETC is an industry leader in entertainment lighting and controls and with their ColorSource range of fixtures and consoles going LED is now even easier than it has ever been. As the distributor of ETC in South Africa ApexPro is offering a special deal on a ColorSource starter pack that is designed to get any user up and running with quality LED. [Read More]

  • Electro-Voice X2 Launch & Demo Event

    Prosound is excited to invite you to the launch of the new Electro-Voice X2 high-performance compact line-array loudspeaker systems. The launch will be hosted by Mark Malherbe, Naledi Award winning sound designer and Technical Director for Prosound. Come and have a listen to the new benchmark for outdoor line-array systems! Andreas Koestlinger from Electro-Voice Europe (who is responsible for the technical training of Electro-Voice Concert Sound Equipment in EMEA, particularly [Read More]

  • Prosound showcasing Meyer Sound in SA

    Prosound is conducting Meyer Sound training days in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with demonstrations of the manufacturer’s Lina line array solution taking place on the following day in each city. The events are free to attend. The Johannesburg training session takes place on Monday 31 July at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City Casino. The Lina demonstrations take place at the same venue on Tuesday 1 August. Cape Audio [Read More]

1 day ago

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Prosound will be hosting a sound school in May 2018.

The Prosound Sound School course is written & prepared by Naledi award-wining sound designer Mark Malherbe - with over 30 years of experience within the professional audio industry, you can be assured that the training you will receive in this short course will be of the highest standard.

Hosted by renowned sound engineer Lee Brune, Sound School is the perfect introduction to audio engineering, for those working with church or school sound set ups.

For more information, please contact Lee Brune at Prosound.

011 470 6800
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French Fashion week was something else!!

On March 2, 2018, the public rushed to the world headquarters of Unesco to attend the presentation of the latest collection created by Jonathan Anderson for the Loewe house.
During the show, the works of Flaubert, Cervantes and many others were transformed into real fashion accessories.
For the occasion, La Mode en Images asked Novelty for the lighting installation with nearly 200 Piccoletto, the structure and the electrical distribution.
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2 days ago

Prosound

Prosound will be hosting a sound school in May 2018. It's ideal training for churches, schools, DJs and budding sound engineers.

You have the option of doing the day class, or the night class depending on your schedule. The course will culminate with a live band performance, where the students will have a chance to work with the musicians and other engineers, in a real world, live band situation. Exciting eh?

Contact Lee Brune at Prosound for more information.

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3 days ago

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ETC’s Eos console family gets new Element and focus remote hardware
USA – 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 unlocked a range of advanced-programming features. The new Element 2 hardware boasts the same hardkey layout as the other desks, bringing the console even closer to its bigger Eos siblings.
“Element is used in venues around the world by novices and professionals alike,” explains Eos product manager Anne Valentino. “Sharing a common keyboard design with the larger desks makes it easier for those who usually work on the larger desks. Because the feature set for Element was unlocked last year, this new more generous keyboard also provides the same quick access to advanced features available on the rest of the family.”
Now, any Eos family product you encounter will provide the same hardkey layout to help speed your programming. Wherever your work takes you, your console will feel like home.
The basics of lighting control – advanced.
Element 2 offers the sophisticated control of the Eos software with an interface and price point that is accessible to a broad range of users and venues. Novice users will find that commonly-used functions are brought to the surface, while experienced programmers can dig deeper to access advanced controls. Use the console’s 40 pageable playbacks for hands-on, true latest-takes-precedence control of individual channels, or turn a switch and map them to submasters, IFCB palettes and presets, or manual timing or global effects masters. You can also build your own customisable, graphic control interfaces with Magic Sheets, or record looks to Element 2’s single cue list for streamlined playback.
The console boasts 1,024 or 6,144 outputs, 32,768 channels, five USB ports, four DMX ports, two individually configurable Ethernet ports, support for up to two standard or multi-touch external displays, and full, synchronised backup options via ETCnomad, ETCnomad Puck or another Element 2 console.
Introducing: a new, dedicated Eos remote
Element 2 isn’t the only new hardware in the Eos family. ETCpad (ETC Portable Access Device), a new tablet accessory, provides dedicated, touchscreen-based remote control for all Eos family consoles and controllers. The device connects directly or wirelessly to a Net3 lighting control network, providing the functionality of the iRFR/aRFR mobile apps in a robust and show-proof industrial-grade tablet.
For more information, visit etcconnect.com.
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4 days ago

Prosound

Have you signed up for Prosound sound school? Perfect introductory training for churches, schools, and for musicians just starting out in bands.

Contact Lee Brune at Prosound for more information.

011 470 6800
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Prosound will be running a sound school in May 2018, with a choice of day or night classes. Courses will be run by experienced Prosound personnel and will culminate in a full day "Set up a band" practical exercise. Ideal for churches, schools, musicians and Djs.

For more information pleased contact Lee Brune at Prosound (011 470 6800).

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1 week ago

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Repost: @johnlafiesta
First class dj for first class restaurant #sundayvibes #restaurant #djlife #finemusic shout out at @prosound_sa @pepekhumalo for the best speakers in the market.
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Review of Electro Voice Evolve 50 by DJ Martin Thomas

My name is Martin Thomas, I DJ at venues around Johannesburg, most notably at Great Dane in Braamfontein, where I play every Saturday. I have also appeared at festivals like Rewind 80’s Festival, VW VIVO Festival and BMW Motorrad days.

I was asked to play at the opening night of Speak No Evil, a new speakeasy style bar in Rosebank, on the incredibly hip corner of Bolton and Jan Smuts avenue. It’s a small venue, designed to be the “holding area” for patrons waiting to get into the highly elite Sin+Tax, a hidden venue behind Coalition Pizza. You have to know the password to get in. Speak No Evil is the venue where you can find out that password.

Being opening night, and being such a small venue (60 people max) I wanted to provide a PA that sounded appropriate for such a high end place, but I also knew that space would be at a premium, so when Prosound asked me if I wanted to demo the Evolve 50s, I jumped at the chance because their sleek design and crisp sound would be perfect.

My brief as a DJ for the night was 90’s hip hop, Prince style funk, and current RnB tunes, so low frequencies would be essential, and the two Evolve 50 subs delivered. The built in DSP and 3 band graphic built into the speakers is pretty handy, meaning I could play directly out of my controller without having to use an additional mixer to get more EQ.

The DJ box was set up in the very back of the venue, in a small alcove, so one Evolve50 tower fitted in neatly behind me, working as a monitor and main speaker for the area in front of the DJ box. This area inevitably ended up being the dance floor.
The venue is very Williamsburg in it’s design. Split level, with arches separating the two floors. I placed the second Evolve 50 tower on the top level, firing onto the main bar area and the tables outside. The owner of Speak No Evil was adamant that he wanted the music to most definitely spill out onto the pavement. As there was no place to put a speaker right at the entrance, the throw of the Evolve50 from inside the bar was more than enough. I had one patron tell me that he had followed the music from around the block. Pretty good considering the music was never too loud that people couldn’t have a natter, but still with enough volume to dance to. One tower can do 1000w , with 500w coming from the sub, and 500w coming from the line array design of 8 x 3.5” neodymium drivers

How did opening night go? Fantastically well, with Speak No Evil being packed til just about closing time. The owners were very congratulatory about my music on the night, but for me it was the Evolve 50s that brought people to the place. There are quite a few venues on the strip, but the best sound was coming from Speak No Evil, and people gravitated to it.

And then the best part of the night, packing up literally took less than ten minutes. The Evolve 50 tower comes with a sturdy bag, Prosound are able to provide bags for the subs. Neat compact, and in the van in less than ten minutes. Another time this ease of use would come in handy would be for wedding djs who are doing sound for both the ceremony and reception, and have to bounce between the two venues. Less cables to roll up, lighter gear to carry. Perfect.

The Evolve 50s are also Bluetooth enabled so you can control them with an app, or stream directly from a device to the speakers, which can be linked via Bluetooth. Another great solution for venues that need to control the DJ remotely, or add a new playlist via their phones for the day trade. Also includes RCA input and mini-jack input.

Would a DJ or rental company get return on investment on the Evolve 50s? Absolutely. With the proliferation of new bars happening all over Johannesburg , who’s focus may be more centered on the design and feel of the place, rather than their audio installation, they would need to rent in sound for the DJ. The compact design of the Evolve50 would be perfect for their classy venue, and as mentioned, plenty loud enough.

Thanks to Prosound and Apex Pro for the opportunity to demo their great product. For more information please call Prosound 011 470 6800
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