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.

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Dec 2

HARMAN by Design: Celebrating 70 Years of JBL Design

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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

Nov 28

Noma has won Idols SA Season 12!

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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

Nov 18

Save R50,000.00 on Pro Tools | S6

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With audiences and clients demanding higher quality; fully immersive sound, music and audio post projects have become increasingly more complex. Read more

Nov 16

Studer releases new compact all-in-one Broadcast Mixing System

 

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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

Nov 4

JBL Professional Introduces Performance Manager with Smaart Software Integration

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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

Oct 7

10 Things You Might Not Know About the SM58

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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

Sep 20

Wild & Marr set to run ClearOne Voice and Visual Communication Course

clearone-board-room-rzWild & 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

Sep 9

Is your band superhero material?!

call-for-legends-facebookDo 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

Sep 8

Recording ‘The Sound of Iceland’ with Shure’s MV88

iceland-recordingsWhen 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…

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Sep 8

Wild & Marr attends South African Army OHS Symposium

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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

Sep 5

Wild & Marr appointed as AVID Distributor

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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

Aug 16

Introducing JBL PRX800W Series

PRX800 FBThe 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.

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Aug 15

JBL Control 85M and Control 88M landscape loudspeakers now available

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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

Jul 27

NTi Audio keeps Ster Kinekor ahead of the curve

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.

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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

Jul 7

ViSi Listen App for Soundcraft Si Series Now Available

IMG_0063A 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

Apr 9

JBL Introduces the EON ONE All-in-One Linear-Array P.A. System

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

Apr 8

Soundcraft launches the Vi2000

Soundcraft by Harman has launched the Vi2000 Digital Mixing Console at the Frankfurt technology trade fair ProLight+Sound 2016.

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