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
In a jaw-dropping result that sent shockwaves in homes and on social media across South Africa, one of the contestants marked for the Top Three was sent home. Read more
Another SA Idol voting record of 6.4 million was logged this week, which saved all the men, leaving the three female contestants at risk. Read more
An unexpected exit for Valentine leaves many disappointed but she’s so proud of how far she’s gone into the competition. Undoubtedly one of the fiercest contestants in this year’s season of Idols SA, Valentine has proven countless times the passion she had in becoming this year’s Idol. 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
Singer Sanele Mkhize was the first of the Idols SA Top 10 to get the boot after South Africans voted for their favourite. 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