Welcome to Wild and Marr, The Sound Professionals
Wild & Marr is the foremost importer and distributor of professional sound equipment in Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa. The company has become synonymous in providing bespoke solutions for the AV, Rental, Broadcasting, MI, Professional and Systems Integration Markets. We are the Authorised Distributors for leading sound products such as Shure, JBL, dbx, ClearOne, BSS, Lexicon, Soundcraft, Studer and more.
ShurePlus™ Channels untethers you from the mixing console, delivering time-saving convenience to roam the performance space while monitoring key Shure wireless system parameters from an iOS device. The app automatically discovers and easily connects over…Read more
Bring legendary JBL sound quality to your stage with the EON208P all-in-one portable PA system. Featuring a convenient suitcase-style design, the EON208P makes it easy to get great sound for performances, meetings, and events. The…Read more
Studer by Harman has released the Studer Micro Series; an exciting, flexible all-in-one digital audio Broadcast Mixing System Solution. Aimed at facilities with a limited budget, the Studer Micro Series is a compact and…Read more
Watch the video Rockin’ 1000 and count how many times a SHURE MICROPHONE appears throughout the whole video. Read more
ShurePlus™ Channels untethers you from the mixing console, delivering time-saving convenience to roam the performance space while monitoring key Shure wireless system parameters from an iOS device. The app automatically discovers and easily connects over Wi-Fi to networked, compatible Shure hardware and relays critical channel information including RF signal strength, audio levels, and remaining battery life. Quickly switch between any of your wireless channels using the sortable channels list. Read more
Alan brings a wealth of industry experience in key areas such as AV Integration, Studio and Rental Markets.
01/02/2017 – Wild & Marr, Southern Africa’s foremost importer and distributor of professional sound equipment, is proud to announce the appointment of Alan Barry to the position of Regional Manager – KwaZulu-Natal. Alan replaces Gary Furman, and is set to build on the strong foundations laid during Gary’s tenure in the region. Read more
Shure has announced the three winning bands in its recent EMEA-wide band competition “Call for Legends – Live”. The first prize winners are the Lehmanns Brothers, an eight-piece soul/funk band from France.
The competition ran from September to December 2016 and the requirements were that bands entering had to be based in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, or Africa) and to have a strong passion for live performances. To prove this, bands had to upload a video of a gig in front of a live audience, along with a band biography. The winning groups receive Shure equipment worth thousands of Euros, and the first-prize winner additionally has the opportunity of playing live at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, and of taking home a professional audio and video recording of their festival performance. Read more
Niles, Ill., December 19, 2016—Crossgates Baptist Church, located in Brandon, MS., was founded in 1974 with a mission to improve the community by creating a safe, religious space for local residents. While the church had not experienced an update in more than 20 years, it recently set a goal to fully renovate the space—cosmetically and technically—to form a more contemporary feel. Read more
HARMAN was provided with many opportunities to celebrate in 2016. From recent acquisitions that added to our diverse portfolio and offerings, to $1 billion in sales for Consumer Audio, HARMAN solidified our industry leadership and we look forward to more success as the year comes to a close.
This year also marked another significant event – the 70th birthday of HARMAN’s legendary brand, JBL. Since the 1940s, JBL has established a legacy of excellence that has earned lifelong fans and continues to earn new customers through innovations that adapt to the needs of today’s consumer. Read more
For the first time in seven seasons, Idols SA crowned a Queen, as Pietermaritzburg’s Noma Khumalo was named this year’s winner on Sunday night! Read more
Studer by Harman has released the Studer Micro Series; an exciting, flexible all-in-one digital audio Broadcast Mixing System Solution.
Aimed at facilities with a limited budget, the Studer Micro Series is a compact and cost-effective digital audio mixing system that provides the features and functionality of a high-end mixing system. Powerful features include AoIP, Lexicon effects processing, VoiceMix automatic mixing and more. Read more
JBL Professional has introduced a new JBL HiQnet Performance Manager 2.1.1 software update, offering powerful new tools for measuring and tuning live sound reinforcement systems.
Performance Manager 2.1.1 integrates Smaart acoustic testing and measurement software directly into the Performance Manager workflow, providing audio technicians and engineers with unprecedented access to measurement information—all delivered over the network in real-time. Read more
This year Shure celebrates the 50th anniversary of the world’s most popular mic, the Shure SM58 Vocal Microphone. Loyal users know that this rugged and reliable mic sounds great. But many may not know some of the fascinating history and technical facts about it.
#1 The “SM” in SM58 stands for “Studio Microphone.” Read more
Wild & Marr, the South African distributor for Clearone will be hosting ClearOne Voice and Visual Communication Solution Workshops in September. Various technical specialist courses will be held over four days from 26 to 29 September 2016. Read more
Do you want to become a legend? Shure is giving one talented young band an opportunity of a lifetime – to play a live gig at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, a professional video recording of their performance and Shure gear worth 5.000€. Read more
When one thinks about Iceland, normally the first thing that comes to mind is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. However, one thing that is often ignored is just how amazing Iceland ‘Sounds’. Paul Crognale interviewed Thomas Wing-Evans and Michael Perkins, who embarked on a sound and photography project in Iceland. All of the sounds captured were using a Shure MV88 microphone that connects to an iphone. They have also been kind enough to share their sounds…
Wild & Marr was recently invited to attend the South African Army’s Annual Occupational Health and Safety Symposium.
Sound impacts on every aspect of our lives, whether it be in the workplace or at home. Wild & Marr’s marketing manager Andrew Sorrill and sales specialist Bonga Maluleka attended the opening ceremony where Andrew highlighted how sound affects our health and well-being, our ability to learn, to work or sleep as well as our relationships at home and at work. Read more
Professional audio distributor Wild & Marr has acquired the rights to distribute the AVID portfolio of pro-audio products in Southern Africa. The official hand over was done at an Avid event in Johannesburg last week.
The product portfolio includes the highly popular Pro Tools suite as well as the S6 and S6L integrated digital mixing systems for live performance production and recording.
Joe Copans, MD of Wild & Marr says “We certainly feel proud to be entrusted with the great brands in the Avid pro-audio stable. We see the two companies as having many synergies, and we’re looking forward to investing resources and capacity into growing the Avid footprint in Southern Africa.” Read more
The world’s top artists and venues trust JBL to deliver incredible sound to their concerts and events. That’s because over the past 70 years, we’ve invested more into R&D than any other speaker company. PRX800W is designed from the ground up with innovative components like a new variable-speed fan that activates only when needed for ultra-quiet operation at low volumes. The speakers are tuned for flat frequency response and smooth off-axis behaviour to ensure pristine sound throughout the venue. With PRX800W, you’ll reach every audience member with legendary JBL quality.
JBL Professional by HARMAN has introduced the Control 80 Series Landscape Loudspeakers. The Control 80 Series features two highly weather-resistant models, engineered to provide excellent full-range sound quality and 360-degree coverage. Designed to be mounted on or in the ground, the Control 80 Series can be used in a wide variety of applications, including shopping malls, theme parks, sports venues, hotels, casinos, resorts, restaurants, hospitality, entrance ways, leisure venues and anywhere a music and/or paging landscape loudspeaker is required. Read more
NTi Audio’s XL2 Acoustic Analyser is being used extensively by South Africa’s leading cinema operator Ster Kinekor, to optimise sound at its 57 multiplexes.
Having relied on the equipment since 2012, Ster-Kinekor has added three more measurement kits for its in-house service to undertake performance tests and periodic verifications, and plans to supply every service team member with their own kit. Ster-Kinekor is supported by the local NTi Audio partner Wild & Marr and their team of highly skilled engineers who are able to provide professional sound solutions throughout Southern Africa. Read more
A great new App for Soundcraft Si series consoles is now available, that adds personal monitor controls of aux mixes via a smartphone, tablet or similar device running Android or iOS. Read more
JBL Professional by HARMAN has unveiled the EON ONE all-in-one linear-array P.A. system at the 2016 Frankfurt technology trade fair ProLight+Sound. Created by the world leaders in loudspeaker and line array technology, the EON ONE combines the superior sound quality of a professional system with the convenience and streamlined look of a compact, column-style solution. Read more
Vi2000 is the latest addition to the Soundcraft Vi Series and fits between Vi1 and Vi3000, providing the same audio and I/O capabilities as the Vi3000, but in a physically smaller package. Read more