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.

Jul 18

Join us at Mediatech Africa for the Avid Pro Tools & Immersive Audio Presentation

Join us at Mediatech Africa for the Avid Pro Tools & Immersive Audio Presentation!

Dave Tyler talks about the latest Pro Tools release which integrates Dolby Atmos Read more

Jul 17

See the Soundcraft Mixers Vi2000 Console with Studer vMIX processing at Mediatech

Come to Mediatech Africa 2017 and see the Soundcraft Mixers Vi2000 Console with Studer vMIX processing! Stand H37

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Jul 17

Check out the latest Avid live/post-production/studio Consoles and ATMOS workflows at Mediatech

Come to Mediatech Africa 2017 and check out the latest Avid live/post-production/studio Consoles and ATMOS workflows! Stand H37

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Jul 17

Experience the Shure MXA Demo room at Mediatech

Come to Mediatech Africa 2017 and experience the Shure MEA MXA Demo room! Stand H37

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Jun 29

Technical Director of Afrikaans is Groot – Ian Vos chooses Tascam DA-6400

Ian Vos, 5-time SAMA winner and internationally renowned Producer and Recording Engineer, has recently acquired 2 x Tascam DA-6400 64-track solid state recorders for ‘Afrikaans is Groot’. Read more

Jun 28

Gemini Singing Competition

The Gemini Singing Competition has just been completed, with almost 2,000 entries for the 2017 edition! Having started in 1994, this singing competition has grown into Cape Town’s defining talent competition of its type! Read more

Jun 27

Come visit us at Mediatech!

Experience Cutting Edge Technology!

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Jun 26

Winner of the Shure My UHRF Show Competition

Prize handover last week for the Shure My UHRF Show competition. Congratulations Jaco Beukes!

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Jun 20

Shure Axient Digital wins ABTT Theatre Award for Sound Product of the Year 2017

Shure UK showcased its new flagship Axient® Digital wireless microphone system at the Association of British Theatre Technicians’ annual show at London’s Alexandra Palace earlier this month. As the ABTT show drew to a close on its first day, June 6th, Shure representatives were delighted to learn that the new system had won the ABTT Theatre Award for Sound Product of the Year 2017. Read more

May 26

HiQnet Audio Architect 2.05.0 Software Release

HARMAN and The HiQnet Audio Architect team are pleased to announce the release of HiQnet Audio Architect version 2.05.0. Read more

May 25

We welcome our new Sales & Marketing Director Gary Furman!

Furman has served on the board of Wild & Marr (Pty) Ltd for the past 8 years, and has now been appointed national sales and marketing director for the Wild & Marr Group. This appointment is immediate and in order to meet the requirements of his new role, Furman has relocated to Wild & Marr’s JHB head office. He had previously established a sales office for Wild & Marr in and managed the KwaZulu Natal region for the last 12 years.
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May 24

SHURE – ULX-D & QLX-D Firmware Update

ULX-D (ULXD1/2/4/4D/4Q only) Read more

May 23

Connecting You. Something New!

Watch This Space!

May 19

Shure Wireless Mastered Training Road Show May 2017

Last week Wild & Marr and Shure embarked on a roadshow starting on Monday the 8th of May in Johannesburg, traveling to Durban on the Wednesday and finishing off in Cape Town on Friday the 12th of May. Read more

Apr 25

Axient® Digital – Integrity you can hear.

It’s a complex world for wireless microphones.

Axient® Digital makes everything perfectly clear.

Incorporating the most innovative wireless audio technology in the world, Axient Digital was engineered from the ground up for professional productions that demand flawless execution.

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Mar 16

Shure Wins Three Awards at ISE 2017

shure awardsMicroflex® Advanceand IntelliMix® P300 Awarded for AV Conferencing Excellence

Eppingen/Germany, March 7, 2017 – Shure Incorporated was honored with three product-related awards from leading AV publications during ISE 2017. Read more

Mar 15

Sound GP recently moved across to the Avid VENUE | S6L console

Adapt the Console, Not the Project — How VENUE | S6L is Revolutionising Live Sound Workflows


By Vanessa El Mir in Live Sound, Pro Mixing

Sound-GP has been in operation for 10 years, running the audio for live broadcasts including six seasons of IDOLS South Africa, The Voice South Africa, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off Concert (working with Toby Ellington from the UK), as well as live music events for artists including Paul Simon.

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Mar 3

Rockin’ 1000 Mic Count Competition Winners


Congratulations to our Winners!

1st Prize: Shure MOTIV MV51
2nd Prize: Shure MOTIV MVI
3rd Prize: Shure MOTIV MVL


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Feb 27

Soundcraft Ui12 & Ui16 Firmware Updates


We are excited to announce free public beta firmware updates for Soundcraft Ui12 and Ui16 series of digital mixers, bringing new features and enhancing stability. Read more

Feb 10

ShurePlus Channels & MOTIV App Update


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

Feb 9

Wild & Marr Welcomes Alan Barry as Regional Manager for KZN


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

Jan 30

Shure announces the winning bands in the “Call for Legends – Live” contest

Lehmanns Brothers

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

Jan 10

Crossgates Baptist Church Updates With Shure Wireless

Crossgates Baptist Church Installs Shure Audio Systems to Achieve Flexibility in Worship.

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

Dec 2

HARMAN by Design: Celebrating 70 Years of JBL Design


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!


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 16

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



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


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


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


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

AVID Official Announcement

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

JBL Garden Speaker

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.

Ster K Team NTi Audio

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