It was with disappointment that we heard the news that Alesis were to discontinue their incredibly popular Transactive Mobile. For several years it’s been a real favourite with many of our customers, ranging from Zumba class teachers to buskers. Whilst there are now several other similar products from different manufacturers out there, the Alesis was the first of its kind and it built a solid reputation for being a great little performer and selling at a price that didn’t break the bank.
So we were excited to hear that Alesis were to plug the gap in their offering with the all-new Transactive Wireless. At first glance, it looks the same and there are indeed many similarities. The newer model is almost the same weight and size, has the same size 8” driver and benefits from an internal battery.
Soundsavers’ employee Kris Heath has been successful in getting through to the Regional Finals of a national talent competition, Open Mic UK.
Kris, who performs under the name ‘Goldfish Bowl’, auditioned along with thousands of other acts around the country and is now competing for a place at the National Finals within The O2 in London. The Regional Final will be a live performance taking place at Dewsbury Town Hall on Saturday 13th October in front of hundreds of audience members and a professional judging panel. Previous winner Hatty Keane has been signed to BGM music and thousands of pounds worth of prizes are up for grabs.
Kris will be performing his own song “Solving a Riddle” on the night, accompanied by his friend Girish on the guitar.
Pro Audio Centre plays host to audio giants Electro-Voice and Dynacord as well as lighting specialist Prolight at our Leeds store’s Open Day on Tuesday 16th September 2014. Electro-Voice products available for demonstration on the day include the new ETX range, as well as the best selling ZLX active speakers.
Dynacord’s Powermate 600-3 2000W mixer and their VA 312-200 PA system will also be on display.
Pro lighting will also feature at the Open Day, with the latest in LED effects, moving heads, scanners, stage wash and par cans on display from Prolight brands Equinox, eLumen8, LEDJ and Acme Lighting.
Pro Audio Centre will be providing refreshments throughout the day and special discounts will be available in-store to those attending. The Open Day takes place on Tuesday 16th September between 1pm and 7pm at our Leeds showroom:
Pro Audio Centre Customer Entrance (Access via Headingley Taps Car Park)North Lan
I’m glad to report Pro Audio Centre is now a reseller of Avid Technology’s products. Avid are of course the developers of the industry standard Pro Tools, used by professionals throughout the audio industry. They also have a few tasty little interfaces that we’ll be stocking.
Free Avid Fast Track Solo
Well…. kind of. Let me explain. Whilst looking through the pricing for Avid’s products, we noticed a small discrepancy that allows us, in effect, to bundle one of Avid’s audio interfaces, free with every purchase of Pro Tools 11 and save you £100 in the process.
The mechanics of the deal are as such: We’re able to sell the Avid Fast Track Solo audio interface at £139 (which is a great deal in itself, I should add).
Pro Audio Centre is pleased to announce that we are now a UK main dealer for Electro-Voice, with a selection of products ready for demo in our brand new showroom in Headingley, Leeds.
Founded back in 1930 Electro-Voice are a world leading manufacturer of professional loudspeakers and microphones. Sound engineers everywhere rely on ‘EV’; take a listen and you’ll see why. From portable systems to large scale installations there’s an Electro-Voice solution to any PA requirement.
Electro-Voice PA Speakers on Demo
The ZXA1 is a lightweight 8” loudspeaker which puts out an astonishing 800W / 126 dB of sound. The
As we inch closer to opening the new Leeds store, things are really starting to take shape. When we first took the keys, the building was in complete disrepair and at times we started to question whether we were making the right move.
One month has since passed and the building has been subject to roofing work, a complete re-wire, change of layout, new kitchen, installation of heating and new flooring. Not to mention painting. Lots and lots of painting.
I’m glad to report we moved to the new offices last week without any disruption to the online business and we’re now concentrating on the lighting and audio showrooms which we’re planning to open to the public by the end of the month.
It’s been months in the making but we’ve finally moved into our new offices today! The paint isn’t quite dry and we’re still carpet-less but we’ve got the basics.. running water, kettle, Internet and stereo.
The shop floor is coming along nicely and we’re hoping to open our doors to the public in a couple of weeks. We’re working hard on product selection but already we’ve a great line up of PA, speakers, amps, monitors, computer audio, DJ gear and lighting. We’ve got 2200 Sq Ft to play with but space is already getting tight!
Watch this space for more information on opening dates and for photos of the shop as it starts to take shape.