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  • RentaColor and Prosound go Island Style with ETC in Mauritius

    Mauritius is a vibrant place with a melting pot of cultures, art, food and experiences, and though the island is most famous for its gorgeous beaches and azure blue sea, there’s a new project that promises to add even more richness to the Mauritian experience. Le Caudan Arts Centre is a brand-new theatre build on the Le Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital city of the island. The waterfront [Read More]

  • Prosound are a South African distributor for DMXcat, developed by City Theatrical

    Prosound are a South African distributor for DMXcat, developed by City Theatrical. City Theatrical‘s DMXcat® system is designed for use by the lighting professional who is involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of theatrical and studio lighting equipment. The system consists of a small hardware interface device and a suite of mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring DMX/RDM control plus several other functionalities to the user’s smartphone [Read More]

  • Michaelhouse School Theatre Install ETC Console

    Prosound has supplied the ETC GIO @ 5 Console recently installed at the Michaelhouse School Theatre. William le Cordeur, Director of Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse School contacted Mike Wiblin of SLS Solutions (KZN-Natal) to arrange a demo of the console, along with other brands they were considering installing. Prosound provided extensive training in preparation for the demo to Mr Wiblin, Mr le Cordeur and drama students at the school, and it [Read More]

  • Khoroni Resort in Thohoyandou buy Electro-Voice Evolve 50 systems

    The Khoroni Resort in Thohoyandou recently upgraded their mobile PA systems and the Electro-Voice Evolve 50 was their choice of speaker. Pepe Khumalo met with the resort management team and did a demo of the Evolve 50s, to highlight its superior quality sound, functionality and ease of use. There was no hesitation from the Khoroni Resort decision makers, and they ordered Evolves on the spot. Prosound delivered the system to [Read More]

  • Afrocoustic Sessions at Rockets use Electro-Voice Evolve for live shows

    Rockets Restaurant in Bryanston have been hosting the Afrocoustic sessions on a Thursday night, and the live acts have been thrilled to use an Electro-Voice Evolve 50 system as the main PA. The Afrocoustic sessions give a platform to established and up and coming musicians to perform at one of Johannesburg’s top restaurants. The sessions are filmed and broadcast by Pockittv, so lovers of Afro Soul can watch the shows [Read More]

  • Buyiswa Mgedezi appointed Human Resources Director at Prosound

    Prosound have announced, with great pleasure the appointment of Buyiswa Mgedezi to the role of Human Resources Director for the company. Buyiswa joined Prosound 11 years ago, and has worked within most departments in the company, displaying an aptitude for each task that caught the attention of the current Directors. It was during the 2010 World Cup that Buyiswa’s ability to adapt to stressful situations and deal with staff welfare [Read More]

  • Solid Rock Projects and Events in collaboration with Prosound sponsor Tshwane University of Technology inaugural Arts Festival

    The inaugural Tshwane University of Technology Arts Festival took place between 25 and 27 September, 2018 at their arts campus in Tshwane. Solid Rock Projects and Events, in collaboration with Prosound very proudly sponsored the main stage, providing a full Meyer Sound solution for the duration of the festival. Solid Rock Projects and Events supplied the Meyer Sound gear, which comprised of Leopards and Meyer Sound 900LFC, Galileo Galaxy processing. [Read More]

2 days ago

Prosound

Ed Sheeran launched the 2019 ÷ ("Divide") Tour last night in São Paulo, Brazil at the Allianz Parque. Tonight he will perform an encore presentation before heading to Porto Alegre, Uruguay, and Argentina. After his short stint in South America, he will head to South Africa, Asia, then Europe through August!

Sheeran is once again out on the road supported by a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system, provided by Major Tom Ltd. The system configuration features our flagship line of LEO, 1100-LFC, LINA, and LEOPARD.

It's a pleasure to continue to work with the Major Tom crew, including FOH Engineer and Production Manager Chris Marsh and Audio Systems Engineer Charlie Albin, who continually choose a LEO Family system.

As usual, Ed has another busy year ahead of him!
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3 days ago

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ENCA South Africa Studios lit with ETC

"ETC everywhere" to quote an interested onlooker.
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4 days ago

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February 13, 1979 — exactly 40 years ago — John and Helen Meyer opened the doors to their company, Meyer Sound. They had one goal, which was to create quality, handmade, and unparalleled sonic solutions for the world to hear. This goal still remains four decades later. Happy 40th Anniversary to Meyer Sound! Here’s to many more years to come. #40Years #MeyerSound #SonicSolutions

Prosound is proud to be the South African distributor of Meyer Sound. Happy Birthday!
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4 days ago

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Valentine's Day edition of the #Afrocoustic Sessions at Rockets in Bryanston, powered by Electro-Voice Evolve 50. Nice.

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This Valentines @zakesbantwini live at Rockets book now to avoid dissapointment
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5 days ago

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In the latest phase of a long working relationship with one of London’s premier performance venues, Autograph have supplied the UK’s first permanently-installed Meyer Sound LINA loudspeaker system to the beautiful Cadogan Hall.

The system deployment includes 16 LINA very compact linear line array loudspeakers, two 750-LFC very compact subwoofers, two 900-LFC compact subwoofers, six UP-4XP ultracompact loudspeakers, plus an RMServer and MPS-488HP power supply.

Read more about the installation here: issuu.com/newbayeurope/docs/ine218.digital_/38

Prosound are the South African distributor of Meyer Sound. For more information on this product please contact Lee Thomson.

lee@prosound.co.za
011 470 6800

www.prosound.co.zaIn the latest phase of a long working relationship with one of London’s premier performance venues, Autograph have supplied the UK’s first permanently-installed Meyer Sound LINA loudspeaker system to the beautiful Cadogan Hall.

The system deployment includes 16 LINA very compact linear line array loudspeakers, two 750-LFC very compact subwoofers, two 900-LFC compact subwoofers, six UP-4XP ultracompact loudspeakers, plus an RMServer and MPS-488HP power supply.

Read more about the installation here: issuu.com/newbayeurope/docs/ine218.digital_/38
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5 days ago

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Great to see all the Furman in The Edge from U2's mammoth guitar rig!

Prosound are the distributors of Furman in South Africa. Contact Koketso for more info on Furman and why it's essential for your set up.

koketso@prosound.co.za
011 470 6800Article & photos: bit.ly/U2TheEdgeRR This past June, PG traveled to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to catch U2’s eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour. ...
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5 days ago

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Prosound would like to wish the inimitable Papa G, Gary Van Zyl a Happy Birthday. It's not often you find yourself in the company of a bona fide legend, and we're lucky to have him as part of the Prosound team.

Happy Birthday Gary!!!
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6 days ago

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RentaColor and Prosound go Island Style with ETC in Mauritius

Mauritius is a vibrant place with a melting pot of cultures, art, food and experiences, and though the island is most famous for its gorgeous beaches and azure blue sea, there’s a new project that promises to add even more richness to the Mauritian experience.

Le Caudan Arts Centre is a brand-new theatre build on the Le Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital city of the island. The waterfront itself is a hub for music, art, food, conferences and events and was a natural choice for a theatre of the Arts Centre’s calibre. Specified by ARUP, who have a long history of helping to design and build theatres all over the world, the Arts Centre needed to be equipped with the best lighting infrastructure, control and luminaires available. ETC was the obvious choice.

RentaColor, who are the local dealers of ETC in Mauritius teamed up with Prosound from South Africa to make the project a reality. The two have a long and storied history, which is one of the reasons why it was possible to pull the install off. Without local representation in the form of RentaColor it would have been very difficult to have the support on the ground that is required for a project with such a broad scope.

The lighting package for Le Caudan features some of the best hardware and software on the market today. On the entertainment side the lighting rig is populated by a mix of ETC ColorSource Spots, Series 2 Lustrs Profiles and ColorSource PARs with a variety of lensing options which makes it very flexible. All of these excellent LED fixtures have then been augmented by some standard Source 4 Tungsten Fresnels to provide that warm a hearty glow that lighting designers love. Of course, given the hybrid nature of an LED/Tungsten rig, power distribution was also an important component, given the need for both dimming and constant current. The solution was the ETC ColorSource ThruPower cabinets, which are capable of switching between three modes of dimming, relay, and constant current for any given circuit. The 7 x 24 Circuit Cabinets that were installed at Le Caudan has the net result of providing 162 channels of highly flexible outputs distributed around the theatre in the form of facility panels which were designed and provided by Prosound South Africa. Each facility panel further provides DMX and Ethernet ports which tie back to the main dimmer room to allow for easy patching and control of the LED fixtures. All of this is brought together by ETC’s award winning Eos software in the form of an Ion XE Console. The Eos family of consoles have proven themselves time and again in theatres all over the world and have become the go to choice for theatres everywhere.

The other half of the lighting install is based around the architectural control of the working lights and blue show lights. The spec for this system called for multiple different modes such as night, day, show and rehearsal, all of which needed to be capable of bringing up different circuits at different times, and all controllable from either button station placed throughout the theatre, or by a master control panel. In addition to the manual control options, there was also a need to place a lot of these circuits on Occupancy detectors for automated control. The solution that ticked all the boxes was ETC’s Paradigm system which is capable of all that plus more. Beyond being able to run multiple presets and modes, Paradigm can offer time scheduling as well as load and error reporting. Le Caudan has also gone one step further and added a Central Control Server which allows any reporting to be distributed via email to a determined list of technicians and support staff. The result is that tech support in South Africa is able to monitor the system remotely and assist in problem shooting should any issues arise. This feature is an important ingredient in ETC’s commitment to aftersales support which is born through Prosound and RentaColor.

On the 1st of December 2018, Prosound and RentaColor celebrated another successful install that culminated with a talent show on the boards of Le Caudan Arts Centre for the first time. To see the variety of talent in the performers was to confirm that Le Caudan Arts Centre has a long and proud story ahead of it.

Dominique Hardy of RentaColor had this to say about the project: “It’s great to see the Arts Centre come alive after five months of long hours and overcoming logistical difficulties. But despite the time challenges we still delivered the complete install on time. It was a fantastic moment to see the theatre come together in time for the opening show.”

The ETC product manager at ApexPro in South Africa, who was on site for the opening agrees, adding; “It’s hard to think of something more exciting than a brand-new theatre opening its doors for the first time. With Le Caudan the people of Mauritius have something they can be truly proud of, and it is an honour that ourselves, along with Prosound, RentaColor and ETC, can be a part of that. We look forward to what the future holds in Mauritius with ETC.”

You can find out more information on RentaColor at:

www.rentacolormauritius.com

For information on Prosound and their services visit:

www.prosound.co.za

And for more on ETC check out:

www.etcconnect.com
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6 days ago

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“Fred Foster’s contribution to theatre went beyond just the creation of ETC. Throughout his life Fred seemed to emulate that special quality that is innate to theatre geeks all over the world. The love of the work, the always can do attitude, and the sheer joy that comes with making magic happen. And even though we might be a world away from Middleton Wisconsin here on the southern tip of Africa, today our thoughts, hearts and wishes are right there, with the whole ETC family.



The theatrical community has lost a visionary and champion. But we should feel honoured that our industry was touched by a man such as him.



From all of us at ApexPro and the ETC community here in South Africa, we send the Foster family all of our love and best wishes and will do our best to keep his legacy alive and proud.”
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2 weeks ago

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#Afrocoustic live sessions are powered by @electrovoiceofficial
Evolve 50s, supplied by Prosound.

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#Afrocoustic live with @wandilembambeni, @lloyiso_rsa and @tonybalamusic 8pm FREE ENTRY
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