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TX Theatre Productions install Electro-Voice at Moses Molelekwa Art Centre

TX Theatre Productions contracted Prosound to provide an audio installation solution at the Moses Molelekwa Art Centre in Tembisa.

Prosound installed a 6m x 9m Eurotruss box structure, and chose an Electro-Voice EKX powered system as the audio component. The installation is currently underway, and once complete, an ETC lighting solution is being considered as the lighting option.

Prosound install EV EKX system at Afro Bru in Maboneng

Afro Bru, a brand new upmarket lounge in Maboneng has installed an Electro-Voice EKX series PA system in their prestigious venue.

Situated in the heart of Maboneng, Afro Bru is set to become the go to venue for the Sunday jazz sect, as they host live bands every Sunday in the recently completed split level room.

As per clients brief, Prosound supplied 8 x EKX12 tops and 4 x EKX15 subs, driven by the ever reliable EV Q Series amplifiers. Processing is done by a Rane Hal 1. This PA was chosen as it’s suitable for a venue that lays live music, but has to keep one eye on noise levels, as this is also a residential neighbourhood. The PA has been installed and flown on Eurotruss Tritruss. All work has been undertaken by Prosound, which includes flightcasing, cabling and install. The project has been overseen by Pepe Khumalo, who is also charged with making sure the events run smoothly and all equipment is up and running. Part of the after sales service offered by Prosound.

The parties on a Sunday in Maboneng are legendary, and Afro Bru’s Sundays Kool are set to up the ante in terms of where to get your groove on before Carte Blanche starts.

Situated in the heart of downtown Johannesburg, Maboneng has been a beacon in the progress made in the inner city rejuvenation currently underway. It’s been described as more hipster than Williamsburg, and it truly is a melting pot of creatives, artists, restaurants, bars and live music venues, as well as being a desirable residential area. While the area continues to expand and grow, Afro Bru is right in the heart of Maboneng.

Afro Bru, 299 Fox Street Maboneng

EVOLVE 50 Portable Powered Column System

Sleek Sounds Stunning

 

Designed to deliver an uncompromising combination of light weight, low‑profile looks, and superior Electro‑Voice audio quality, the EVOLVE 50 sets a new performance standard for powered column systems.

The perfect choice for DJs, mobile entertainers, bands, singer/songwriters, and any venue where high‑output portable sound is needed — no other column system currently available sounds as good, looks as good, or is as easy to use. The smooth clarity of the EV sound in a sleek new form factor.

Weight Net 57.87lbs (26.25kg)
Depth Sub: 18.5 in; 471mm Column: 6.9 in; 172mm Pole: 2.2 in; 55mm
Width Sub: 13.6 in; 345mm Column: 4.0 in; 102mm Pole: 1.9 in; 48.5mm
Height Sub: 20.9 in; 230mm Column: 32.5 in; 825mm Pole: 36.6 in; 929mm
Available Color Black
Connector Type 2x XLR/TRS combo jack input 1x 3.5 mm Input 1x Stereo RCA input 1x Wireless Bluetooth® audio input 1x XLR THRU output 1x XLR MIX OUT output

 

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Prosound Botswana and Six Dots host expo in Gaborone

Prosound Botswana and Six Dots Botswana hosted an expo on 27 July 2018 in Gaborone.

The expo highlighted all brands represented by Prosound including Electro-Voice, ETC, DPA microphones and Prosound’s install and system solution services, with insights into their vast experience in the corporate, education, government, houses of worship and the entertainment industry.

Visitors to the expo got a hands on experience which included ETC lighting solutions and regular demos of the Electro-Voice X2 line array system, as well as the new Electro-Voice ELX200 portable speaker range and Evolve50 column speaker.

Presentations were made by various brand ambassadors and industry experts, who gave professional insight into the latest from high end professional audio products, as well as introduced us to the latest technologies. Speakers on the day were:

Gary Davies (Sub Saharan sales manager) – Exterity
Hein Pagniere (Director) – Aver, Combox
Lee Brune (Prosound training and development manager)
Siphelele Khumalo (Technical sales and support) Electro-Voice, DPA, Eurotruss
Mathew Lewis (Product specialist) ETC Theatre, film, studio and architectural lighting)
Christopher Luthando Hlanganyana (Product specialist) Bosch

This was the first expo of this kind to be held in Botswana, and was a terrific success. People from a range of industries attended, as there was something for everyone. Lighting designers, architects, sound engineers and DJs were all represented, and everyone left knowing more about Prosound Botswana, Six Dots and the services we provide. There will definitely be more events of this kind in the future.

Crotchet Music WOWs The Baseline with ETX Rig

Crotchet Music WOWs The Baseline with ETX Rig

Crotchet Music WOWs The Baseline with ETX RigAaron from Crotchet Music has long been a big fan of the Electro-Voice ETX range of powered loudspeakers. Having purchased a pair of ETX35’s and ETX18SP subs initially, he has been doing numerous gigs with great success and has steadily grown his stock of ETX speakers to also include ETX12P’s and ETX15P’s.

Crotched Music was contracted to provide PA and a recording for a sold-out Live Gospel show at the infamous Bassline. Aaron came to the venue with his Electro-Voice ETX rig consisting of the 2 x ETX35’s, 4 x ETX18SP’s and two ETX12P’s as side-fills. The initial response to his proposed rig was of disbelieve and a sense that the system will not be sufficient for the gig – however everybody was blown away by the performance of the system, and was full of praise how great it sounded.

Prosound provides Electro-Voice PA for Tailor

Prosound provides Electro-Voice PA for TailorProsound were asked to help out with PA for Tailor, the London based South African artist at Music Box “Hotspot Concerts “on Saturday 21 April.

Always keen to help out local musicians where they can, and being able to provide a fit for purpose PA system for the intimate 60 seater venue, Prosound supplied the latest range of ELX200-10p tops with a single ELX200-12sp sub. Not too loud and obtrusive for the discerning music listener, with clarity essential for Tailor’s heartfelt lyrics and brittle melodies.

So impressed with the system that Glyn Berridge, owner of Music Box and curator of the Hotspot Concerts will be holding on to the EV ELX200 system for a while to come. With more top local acts booked to play at the “under house” parties, we’re certain this PA system is going to get some good use out of it.

Prosound have always been forerunners in providing equipment for bands, vocalists and DJs whether they’ve made it to the big time, or just starting out on their musical journey.

While Electro Voice has been the brand of choice for established acts like Wonderboom, Prime Circle and Just Jinjer for many years, Prosound will always be looking for ways to assist emerging talent, and have proudly supplied BCUC, DJ Soosh and Shortstraw with gear.

Prosound makes first Evolve 50 sale

Prosound makes first Evolve50 saleMichael 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 be resolved with local licensing authorities,’ explained Prosound pro audio sales specialist, Pepe Khumalo. ‘A long time has passed since Mediatech and we ran the risk of the impetus created at the show being lost. Having the first system sold and out there being used means we can promote the product much better and have some real-world references.’

With this first system now being used on events, Mr Khumalo is certain it will create more business for the company. ‘The Evolve 50 is such a compact system and offers exceptional audio quality, it is a truly versatile system that makes it very attractive for events companies,’ he reasoned. ‘Together with the back-up that Prosound offers – having been an Electro-Voice partner for over 40 years – makes it an even more attractive solution.

‘We have already received confirmed orders for a number of systems,’ continued Mr Khumalo. ‘We can also now demo the system with a bit more confidence and there has been great interest and excitement about the Evolve 50 – so we are expecting a lot more orders.’

Article from www.proavl-mea.com

The sound of Pata Pata

Pata Pata Beer Garden in Johannesburg’s Maboneng precinct

Pata Pata Beer Garden in Johannesburg’s Maboneng precinct

 

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 part of this process, Pata Pata has set itself out to be a multipurpose entertainment venue for live bands, DJs, sporting events and corporate functions. The venue approached Prosound to design a solution that would meet the various needs of these differing uses while keeping within a specified budget.

The main challenge for the project came from the 500-capacity venue itself. It is a large, hangar-style building with a raised mezzanine level to the rear which combined to create a number of audio issues. To tackle these, Prosound pro audio sales specialist, Lucky Lande, provided a bespoke solution to fit within the client’s budget while also overcoming the acoustic challenges.

The system comprises Electro-Voice EKX passive loudspeakers powered by the German manufacturer’s Q-series amplifiers. Processing is handled by a Rane HAL1. ‘The design provided great flexibility in allowing the client to plug into the system from various positions in the venue,’ said Mr Lande.

The audio system installation ran alongside a general renovation at Pata Pata, which created its own set of challenges. However, according to Mr Lande, ‘the installation was a great success, with the client very happy with the outcome and commenting that this is the best system he’s heard, and worked on, in a long time’.

Article from: www.proavl-mea.com

Electro-Voice X2 line array system covers Dublin’s 3Arena for Celtic Woman

  • Electro-Voice X-Line Advance line arrays delivered perfect coverage across fan-shaped 3Arena for Celtic Woman homecoming show
  • Compact size of Electro-Voice X2 system provides ideal sightlines for filming
  • Front of house engineer praises X2 line array system as “sounding great”

Electro-Voice X2 line array system covers Dublin’s 3Arena for Celtic WomanAs one of Ireland’s most successful musical exports, Celtic Woman received a rapturous welcome upon returning to Dublin for a sell-out homecoming show. As expectations ran high amongst the four piece vocal ensemble’s legion of fans, the challenge for front of house engineer Michael Manning was to achieve the best possible audio coverage within the 3Arena,. Helping him to do so was leading regional rental and events specialist Murt Whelan Sound, and the sonic superiority of X2 line-array loudspeakers from the X-Line Advance family by Electro-Voice.

“X2 is so versatile that it can be used for any kind of show”

Combining traditional Irish music with orchestral backing, Celtic Woman is currently touring the world in support of the group’s recent Billboard number one album, Voices of Angels. But with tickets sold-out for concerts across six continents, it was the special one-night only return to Dublin’s 3Arena that added a sense of pressure for the group and crew alike.

“We did a couple of days of pre-production rehearsals in the venue and then the event was recorded for DVD, so the pressure was on,” recalls Murt Whelan, founder and MD of Murt Whelan Sound. Adding more pressure was the fan-shaped configuration of the arena itself. “It’s a very wide venue which can be challenging in terms of achieving even dispersion,” explains Whelan. “We had to ensure that every seat had the same quality of sound.”

Intelligibility is vital for the Celtic Woman sound, adds Michael Manning, describing it as “big and warm, almost comforting, and there are a lot of orchestral tracks so it’s important that the vocals aren’t harsh. It’s not a rock and roll gig, in fact it probably edges more towards theatre in terms of sonic quality and precision.”

With a company ethos that emphasizes quality of service above all else, Murt Whelan is no stranger to solving the challenges of the 3Arena. Accordingly, he immediately recommended the Electro-Voice X2 line-array system.

“Using Electro-Voice X2 212/90 and 212/120 cabinets meant that we benefited from a choice of 90-degree or 120-degree dispersion angles,” he explains. “With a mixture of both we were able to get perfect coverage.”

“In total, we flew four hangs of X2. The two main hangs comprised 12 X2-212/90 loudspeaker elements plus three X2-212/120 elements per side. Then there were two out-hangs of nine X2-212/90 elements plus three X2-212/120 elements per side, acting as side-fills.” Front fills and out-fills were served by a further 12 X2 212/90, while 18 X12-128 subwoofers provided low-end extension. The system was powered by 40 Electro-Voice TG7 amplifiers fitted with RCM-28 Remote Control Modules.

“X2 is so versatile that it can be used for any kind of show,” continues Whelan. “It’s all about the compact size of the cabinets, the ease of rigging and the quality of the sound. For a concert like Celtic Woman, where the show was being filmed, it’s a huge advantage that the hangs are so unobtrusive, yet the quality and power on offer suggests a much bigger system. That combination is phenomenal.”

The Celtic Woman concert was Manning’s first experience of using X2, but he’s equally enthusiastic: “It works perfectly. It sounded great during the concert and I didn’t hear a single complaint. I found it very easy to use and to achieve the coverage we needed. I just enjoyed using it.”

With the 3Arena homecoming declared a success, Celtic Woman is now back on the road, taking 12 Electro-Voice X-Line Advance X2 enclosures with it, as well as a number of Electro-Voice XLE compact line array enclosures. “I have to say that it is still sounding great,” Manning concludes.

Article from: www.electrovoice.com

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Salt Lake City Jazz Festival revels in Electro-Voice X2 line array musicality

  • Annual two-day festival in midtown SLC’s Gallivan Center features a wide range of acoustic and electric jazz ensembles
  • Pratt Sound provided the Electro-Voice X2 line array system
  • Attendees, musicians, and techs praised the sound quality of the X2 system for large and small ensembles alike

Every summer since 2001, the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival has brought a wide range of local and national talent to the downtown area. Pratt Sound has been the audio provider for every one of them. This year, they covered the outdoor Gallivan Center, which can host up to 4,000 people, with an Electro-Voice X2 line array system.

“We’ve done this festival for 17 years. This was our first time using the X2 for it, and it was really a game-changer. The system really sounded fantastic.”

“It’s a nice little outdoor festival, deserving of a sound system that does justice to the incredible music being played,” says company founder and president, Ed Pratt. “That’s why we brought our EV X2 line array. It has the power, fidelity, and coverage to deliver great sound under any conditions.”

This year’s performances ranged from acoustic quartets to powerful big bands, with vocalists such as Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Bob Anderson, doing his uncanny Frank Sinatra tribute. Other headlining vocalists included Andrea Miller and Emilee Floor, with big bands including Night Star Jazz Orchestra and Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra. Notable instrumentalists included pianist Lee Musiker, tenor saxophonist Greg Floor, and clarinetist Eddie Daniels.

Ed Pratt notes that the Electro-Voice X2 system allowed him to mix at full concert levels with only six line array boxes and two subwoofers per side, providing all the headroom required to deliver exceptional musical clarity and balance for quartets and orchestras alike. The twin main arrays consisted of X2-212 loudspeakers with 90-degree dispersion, with ground-stacked pairs of X12-128 subwoofers on the deck below. The entire rig was powered by six TG-7 amplifiers with RCM28 network and digital signal processing modules, allowing the entire system to be networked together for centralized monitoring and control via the EV IRIS-Net system.

“We’ve done this festival for 17 years. This was our first time using the X2 for it, and it was really a game-changer,” says Pratt. “The system really sounded fantastic, and that’s not just my opinion. All weekend, I was getting comments from the musicians who came out front to listen when they weren’t playing. Bob Anderson, who is an incredible Sinatra tribute singer, came up to me and said, ‘I can believe how good that house mix sounded,’ and he gets nothing but the best in sound for his Las Vegas gigs. Best part was, it was so easy. Give me a good set of microphones, a great artist, and an X2 system, and I guarantee you’ll be impressed.”

Pratt is quick to note the X2 excels across a wide range of genres, making it his go-to system for any major event, large or small.

“A few weeks ago, we had Chris Brown doing some really bass-intensive hip-hop, so we brought out our full system – 24 boxes of X2, twelve X12-128 subs, and 16 TG-7 amps, and it was great,” he says. “We get the same kind of reaction when we do country, rock, or reggae shows, big or small. The X2 may not be the biggest line array box out there, but it’s got tons of power and amazing fidelity. The sound equals anything I’ve heard, and in my 40 years in the business, I’ve pretty much heard it all. It’s definitely my go-to system these days. In fact, if I’m going out on a show, you can bet the X2 is coming with me.”

This article is originally from www.electrovoice.com

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