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.
ISE 2016 saw the world debut of Shure’s Microflex Advance, networked array microphones designed to dramatically improve the audio quality for modern conferencing applications where speech intelligibility is of utmost importance. This new audio solution…Read more
RTW, an innovator for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, has been selected to provide TouchMonitor TM9s for SuperSport in South Africa. SuperSport is the…Read more
BSS Audio announced the introduction of its Soundweb London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network.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
ClearOne has launched the ClearOne UNITE 200 PTZ Camera, a superbly versatile, professional-grade, HD video camera complete with USB, HDMI, and IP connections. The new UNITE 200 PTZ can be used for a wide range of applications at an extremely competitive price point. Read more
SHURE have announced that the Shure Vocal Mastery Competition was a huge success.
550 participants from 34 countries participated in the competition, with a variety of song submissions in different genres and languages. Read more
HARMAN’s JBL Professional is pleased to announce the new Control 64P/T, the most affordable full-range pendant speaker in the Control 60 Pendant Loudspeaker line. It features a wide frequency response of 65 Hz – 15 kHz for outstanding full-range sound quality and covers a wide 120 degrees. Read more
JBL VerTec line arrays were once again selected to perform at the 88th Annual Academy Awards. It has been the sound system of choice at the Oscars for 14 consecutive years. The live ceremony was held in Hollywood to recognise the excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences in 2015. For the event, California-based audio system provider ATK Audiotek supplied the sound reinforcement system, which was designed by Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design. Read more
Following a year of ground-up redevelopment, JBL HiQnet’s Performance Manager Team is pleased to announce the availability of Performance Manager version 2.0.
ISE 2016 saw the world debut of Shure’s Microflex Advance, networked array microphones designed to dramatically improve the audio quality for modern conferencing applications where speech intelligibility is of utmost importance. This new audio solution enables the highest level of intelligibility for AV conferencing
The all new JBL VTX M Series stage monitors feature a low profile along with JBL’s Neodymium Differential Drive woofers and D2 Dual Diaphragm high frequency drivers. The stage monitors also feature a new high frequency Image Control Waveguide for control and gain before feedback. There are two models: the VTX M20 and VTX M22. The M20 features dual 10-inch woofers and a 3-inch D2 compression driver. The VTX M22 features dual 12-inch woofers in addition to the 3-inch D2 compression driver. Read more
We are quite excited that a South African featured amongst the top five winners! Congratulations are in order for Sabelo Mthembu! Sabelo is a former Top 12 Finalist from Idols South Africa.
Many exciting products were revealed at Winter NAMM 2016, JBL Professional by HARMAN revealed a new line-up of monitor system controllers designed to enhance the workflow in music recording, post production and broadcast control rooms. The new controllers are ideal for use with JBL’s successful 3 Series Studio Monitors and can be used with any studio speaker system. Read more
At Winter NAMM 2016, dbx by HARMAN revealed four powerful new additions to the dbx DI and CT lineup of products. Ideal for even the most demanding live sound and studio applications, the new dbx DI4, DI1 and DJdi direct injection boxes and CT3 and CT2 cable testing accessories are essential tools in producing a perfect performance. Read more
Written by Allison Wolcott
“Which Shure microphone is best for me?” is one of the most common questions our sales team receives. While it’s true that sound is subjective, that doesn’t mean the answer is, “I dunno *shrug* Good luck.” Read more