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.

Oct 19

The Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition in Cape Town Sponsorship

It was an all-girl finale which saw Lauren Hendricks steal the show at one of Cape Town’s most loved live events, The Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition in Sun International’s Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino on the evening of Wednesday, 10 October. Wild & Marr proudly sponsored prizes valued over R50 000. Runners up included UCT Vocal Performance Student Jodi Fredericks and UCT Jazz Student Caitlin Farmer. Read more

Oct 17

Wild & Marr is now the official distributor of Sharp Professional Displays!

The first shipment of Sharp Professional Displays has arrived! – Contact us now.
Johannesburg | +27 11 974 0633 | sound@wildandmarr.co.za
Durban | +27 31 573 7400 | admin@wildandmarrkzn.co.za
Cape Town | +27 21 787 9378 | sales@wmc.co.za

Oct 2

HARMAN Professional Solutions Announces Studer Micro Series V2.0 Software

New software update delivers powerful new features and improvements to enhance mixing workflows for broadcast and production applications

AMSTERDAM (IBC Booth 8.D56)— HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced new Studer by HARMAN Micro Series V2.0 software at the 2018 IBC Show.

The Studer Micro Series is a compact and flexible broadcast solution that is ideal for a variety of applications, including radio and TV broadcasts, production studios and ENG/DSNG. HARMAN Micro Series V2.0 software delivers powerful new features that improve the mixing workflow and user experience, including ducking, user access privileges, assignable FX, and 19 major improvements and bug fixes including the previously announced VoiceMix (auto mixing) functionality. In addition, with the 2.0 update Studer Micro has frequency compliance for the Japanese market.

“New Studer Micro Series V2.0 software adds essential new features and improvements to deliver even more powerful functionality for the Micro Series production system,” said Mark Hosking, Director, Sales Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Studer Micro Series V2.0 software streamlines and improves mixing workflows, and provides the versatile capabilities that broadcast facilities need for dynamic live-to-air and off-air production environments.”

Comprised of the core unit, graphical user interface and optional fader control surface, the Studer Micro Series combines renowned Studer quality with intuitive features, such as AoIP, Lexicon effects processing and now ducking and proprietary VoiceMix automatic mixing for unprecedented value and versatility. Every function of the core unit can be controlled via the intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Users simply connect using an HTML5-capable web browser on computer or tablet, no additional software required. For broadcasters who want tactile control, the optional fader module is a highly simplified 6-fader surface that provides streamlined controls for quick level adjustments and multitasking during live operation. Two controllers can be attached for a maximum of 12 faders.

Micro Series V2.0 software features include:

  • VoiceMix (auto mixing)
  • Ducking
  • Definable user access privileges
  • Assignable FX
  • Updated frequencies for the Japanese market

In addition a number of usability issues have been addressed that were reported by Micro Series users after the product shipped. These fixes include improvements to metering, snapshot overwrite, user access, system config messages, and several optimizations to the GUI and layout.


The Studer Micro V2.0 update has an estimated availability date of January 2019 and will be a free download for all registered Studer Micro Customers.  To be notified when the update is available, please register your Studer Micro Series Hardware or sign up for the Studer Newsletter.

To Learn more about Studer Micro Series, please visit: https://www.studer.ch/en-US/products/micro-series.

Sep 25

Harman Audio Mixing Class – London

A chance to see top engineers talking through the process of mixing from the selection of microphones through to the final mix. There will be opportunities to get hands on with the mixing consoles running multitracks. The event is open to all, no matter what your experience is. Presented by Harman Audio.

490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX


Sep 14

Neutrik launches the brand-new mediaCON USB Type-C series!

Neutrik AG will be presenting the new mediaCON at the IBC show in Amsterdam (September 14-18, 2018). The mediaCON product family includes robust, lockable USB Type-C cables and panel sockets. All components are designed for data rates up to 10 GB/s (USB 3.1), 100 W power and 10,000 mating cycles. Read more

Sep 13

RME ADI-2 Pro FS ADC performance and as measurement hardware.

I discussed the features and some listening impressions of the RME ADI-2 Pro FS ADC/DAC a couple weeks ago. As I noted at that time, my main aim in owning this device is for the purpose of using it as an ADC for measurements here on the blog going forward.

For the purpose of measurements, we want a tool that can allow us to obtain reproducible results and good accuracy.Over the years, I’ve achieved reproducible results with consistently minimal inter-test variation by standardizing the way I run most measurements with the digital sources, cables, standard procedures, and types of tests I run. What I want is better accuracy – an ADC that has lower noise floor for improved resolution, doesn’t add as much of its own distortions, have higher timing accuracy (eg. for jitter tests), and perhaps more features to expand the measurement quality (eg. higher sample rate to capture impulse responses more accurately, and can handle wider input levels for the range of devices tested). Read more

Sep 12

RME Fireface UFX II

The RME’s USB Flagship Interface. 60-channels of I/O (30 input and 30 output). The Fireface UFX II offers excellent flexibility that enables the interface to fit seamlessly into any recording environment.

Learn more about the Fireface UFX II.

Sep 11

Learn Live Sound Mixing within Legal Limits with NTi

Live sound events should be enjoyable; a good quality sound and an entertaining show are the foundation for this. It is also important that the sound level does not cause discomfort or damage to the audience’s hearing, nor disturb the neighbors. The XL2 Sound Level Meter is the professional sound level measuring solution for such occasions.

The Projector PRO software presents all live measured levels in the venue itself, in small or large font (XL View), on a connected computer or tablet. The software also advises the FOH how much headroom in sound level capacity is available for the near future in case the next song needs to be loud. In addition, the XL2 records all the levels, required by law during a live sound event, in the audience area and the neighborhood. Read more

Sep 7

Studer – 70 Years

Since Studer’s founding in 1948, their philosophy has been to create innovative audio products for their customers. To celebrate 70 years in sound we’ll be exploring their history and showcasing their latest solutions. Visit the Studer website for more.

Sep 6

Join us on the Wild & Marr Impact Tour and experience the power of integrated audio solutions!

Join us on the Wild & Marr Impact Tour and experience the power of integrated audio solutions. 

The Wild & Marr Impact Tour is an opportunity for customers in the Live Sound and House of Worship industries to experience a selection of new products and features and gain valuable insight into the technology that allows for creative and powerful integration. Read more

Sep 5

No Gray Areas with Avid VENUE | S6L on Missy Higgins Tour


FOH engineer needs new live system to replace familiar VENUE | Profile workflows in a more compact form factor.


Brent Gray chose an Avid VENUE | S6L-24D for its small footprint, powerful workflows, and seamless support for his existing VENUE show files.

Products used

Solastalgia is the fifth studio album from beloved Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins, and as the artist’s career has progressed over the past 15 years or so, her FOH Engineer, Brent Gray, has tracked her progression from tour to tour. Read more

Sep 4

Shure – Signal Path Podcast Episode 013

Episode 012 is now available on Stitcher & iTunes

This week’s interview is with Omar Al Marzooqi. Omar is an Emirati singer and songwriter. In 2015, after several years of performing, he quit his job and spent a year secretly recording his debut album. Read more

Aug 31

RME Driver & Firmware Updates

– Firmware updates for UFX+, MADIface XT, Digiface USB
– Firmware updates for ADI-2 Pro and DAC

Aug 30

#SoundsOfTheCity by Shure

Behind Dubai’s skyscrapers and bright lights, passionate people are working hard to perfect their craft. Shure have teamed up with three musicians to introduce you to three unique sounds, contributing to a growing industry in this young and dynamic city. Follow #SoundsOfTheCity – a 3-part video series coming soon on our channels- Keep it Locked
#PoweredByShure #MOTIV #soledxb

Watch Video HERE

Aug 29

TASCAM Announces The Multi-Track Live Recording Console of the New Era “Model 24” – The Classics, Reborn

TASCAM has continuously been providing industry-leading recording solutions such as the TASCAM 38 Open Reel 8-track, the DA-88 Digital 8-track and the legendary Portastudio family of Analog Cassette and Digital Multitrack recorders. Now, TASCAM is reinventing its legacy, one of its classic lineups, infused with the latest audio technology; The brand new, beautiful multi-track live recording console, Model 24. Read more

Aug 28

HARMAN Professional Solutions announces 2019 TEC Awards and 2018 AV Awards nominees

HARMAN Professional Solutions recently announced that solutions from JBL Professional, AMX and Studer have received nominations for the 2019 NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, the 2018 AV Awards and the 2018 Resolution Awards.

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Aug 27

How to Prepare a Pro Tools Session for Mixing 360 Audio With Free Download From Waves

Need to mix audio for 360 videos or VR but don’t quite know where to begin? Here’s a guide from our friends at Waves on how to set up an Ambisonics B-format mixing session, to get you started in no time. This Includes a free practice Pro Tools session provided by Waves.

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Aug 27

From the First & Last Leader in Networked AV: How to Distribute Networked AV Over 1 Gbps

Distributing 4K60 over 1 GB Networks

“Distributing video, especially in resolutions such as 4K/UHD, requires a tremendous amount of bandwidth. 4K60 video (2160p60), requires 12 Gbps of bandwidth to support a full colour image with no compression. Read more

Aug 24

Award Winning Sonifex AES67 Mix Monitor at IBC 2018

On stand 8.E61 at IBC, Sonifex were showing the award winning AVN-PXH12 12 x 2 Channel Mix Monitor.

With audio moving to the AoIP network infrastructure allowing hundreds of audio sources to be available on the network, how do you easily monitor them, in a product which is simple to use and without adding complexity?

The Sonifex AVN-PXH12 12 x 2 Channel Mix Monitor is a world first – it can simply and effectively simultaneously monitor and mix up to 24 AES67 AoIP sources in a compact 1U rack to a speaker/headphone combination in a quick and intuitive way so it is ideal for use in production galleries, Read more

Aug 16

AMX Firmware Update

New Features in This Release:

  • Added custom polling time feature for Microsoft Exchange and Office365. Note that quicker polling times enables faster panel schedule updates, but increase scheduling server/service load.
  • The maximum poll time is 3600 seconds (one hour) Read more
Aug 15

Introducing the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition Mixing System: Incredible Flexibility, Legendary Performance

Leveraging 70 years of innovation in mixing console technology, the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition Mixing System with the Compact Infinity Core is a sleek, flexible and cost-effective solution for broadcast, production or live projects. With the same feature set as the Studer Vista 5 M3, plus additional touches, only available with Infinity Core technology, the desk is also compatible with a range of Studer Infinity Cores and is the newest member of Infinity Series consoles. The desk is available in 22, 32 and 42 fader sizes and supports an optional TFT meter bridge. Read more

Aug 15

Join Shure’s webinar: microphone selection and placement for podcasting and mobile recording!

Are you interesting in starting a podcast? Or have you been podcasting for a while and are looking to up your audio game? Are you confused about how to choose the right mic for this new mainstream form of audio content?

Our next free webinar is for active podcasters as well as those looking to learn more about armchair broadcasting. Read more

Aug 14

RME Babyface Pro Audio Interface Feature Overview

Check out the latest Video about the features of the #RMEAudio Babyface Pro.


Aug 8

Gorilla: Setting the Pace in Post-Production in the UK

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Aug 1

HARMAN Professional Solutions helps Huawei Connect Employees

Intellismart Technology Inc. recently deployed a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional Solutions AV solution at Huawei for seamless video conferencing.  

Huawei is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, with products and services available in over 170 countries. Read more

Jul 27

HARMAN Professional Solutions Chosen as Official Audio Supplier at Tottenham Hotspur’s New Stadium

LONDON—HARMAN Professional Solutions, a global leader in audio, has been selected as the official audio supplier for Tottenham Hotspur at its new stadium.

The Premier League football club will be moving to its newly-constructed 62,000 capacity home later this year. The state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue features a wide range of luxury amenities including an innovative retractable pitch, cutting-edge video screens, a museum and club shop.

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Jul 26

Own the room with The AMX CT Series Connectivity and Transport (CT) Kits

The AMX CT Series Connectivity and Transport (CT) Kits are ideal for creating meeting spaces where visiting and in-room devices share the room without complication. The all-inclusive 4K auto switching, scaling and distance transport solution includes both the transmitter and receiver. The Conference Kit adds USB 2.0 peripheral switching for dynamic sharing of room USB devices. Now anyone can own the room without breaking the bank.



Jul 25

Rik Simpson Turns to Avid to Produce and Mix Grammy Award-winning Music for Coldplay


Producer Rik Simpson needed the power and agility to produce, engineer and mix Grammy Award-winning music for Coldplay and other top music acts.


With Avid’s industry-standard music creation tools, Simpson can unleash his creativity and create inspired, award-winning music.

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Jul 24

Shure – Signal Path Podcast Episode 011

Episode 011 is now available on Stitcher & iTunes

This week’s interview is with Steph Marziano. Steph is a record producer, mixer, writer & engineer. Since graduating from LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) in 2013 she has worked in various capacities for the likes of The Prodigy, Sam Smith, FKA Twigs & Kasabian. In 2018 she was shortlisted in the ‘Breakthrough Engineer of The Year’ category at The Music Producers Guild Awards. Read more

Jul 24

V4.9.2 Software Release for All Vi1, 2, 4 & 6 Consoles Now Available!

This is to announce the availability of service release V4.9.2.306 for all Vi1, 2, 4 & 6 consoles.

This release primarily provides support for MSBi Stageboxes on the original Vi range, plus fixes to issues reported since V4.9.1 was released. In order to ensure maximum stability, we recommend that this software is installed into all Vi1, 2, 4 & 6 consoles as soon as possible. Read more

Jul 24

Roland Cloud Virtual Instruments Now Available for Avid Pro Tools AAX!

For decades, Pro Tools owners have been yearning to load up actual Roland instruments and dial in their favorite sounds. Today, that’s now possible.

With just a couple clicks, your Pro Tools session can host a staggering number of enviable Roland gear. Have you had the chance to play with a JUPITER-8, a JUNO-106, and an SH-101 all at once?

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Jul 18

Urban Rhythm Factory Upgrades to AVID

Urban Rhythm Factory (URF) was established in 1999, and proudly forms part of Urban Brew Studios. Located in Ferndale, Johannesburg, its studios focus on Audio Post Production (Final Mix, Sound Design, VO recordings, Foley etc.), Custom Music Composition/Production and Music Publishing. URF prides itself on delivering quality service to its clients, and having upgraded to new state-of-the-art facilities, is now equipped to expand its offering to an even larger market.  Read more

Jul 17

Wild & Marr Sponsors Radio Days Africa Event

Radio Days Africa’ is a well-established annual event that brings the African broadcast community together. Now in its 9th year, and the largest radio conference in Africa, the 4-day event was attended by a diverse group of delegates from the continent. Read more

Jul 16

New Download Updates are now available for AMX Acendo Vibe

New Download Updates are now available. For more information regarding specific release notes, loading procedures, and known issues, please go to the specific product download page by following the link in each of the updates below. Read more

Jul 13

Discussing Networked AV Solutions: Get the Introductory Q&A Guide to AMX Networked AV

At AMX, we understand deploying multicast data that is constantly streaming over an existing IP network is no small challenge. Read more

Jul 12

Thank you Pro-Systems News!

Thank you to all from ProSystems News who attended our JBL VTX A12 Launch and for such a great article!
Full Article HERE

Jul 12

Join Shure’s webinar on Smart Digital Wireless Technologies!

Smart Digital Wireless Technologies: A Webinar

As governments around the world continue to sell off portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, it is becoming increasingly crucial for wireless microphone systems to feature smart technologies that maximize channel count and enhance operational stability. The latest digital wireless microphone systems from Shure deliver unprecedented performance and reliability in challenging RF environments.

Join this webinar to learn more about the smart technologies integrated into Shure’s digital wireless microphone systems operating in the UHF, DECT and 2.4GHz bands. We will examine the different ways in which each product line manages the balance between high channel count, RF stability, and redundancy. The topics covered will give audio engineers and AV designers a deeper understanding of how each product works; knowledge that helps to ensure wireless microphone systems are correctly specified and configured for a given application.

Register Here:

Monday, July 16, 2018; 8:00AM – 9:00AM CDT

Monday, July 16, 2018; 3:00PM – 4:00PM CDT

Jul 5

Wild & Marr appoints Gabriel le Roux as Soundcraft Brand Ambassador

Wild & Marr in our endeavour to provide practical and theoretical knowledge and education to our loyal customers have appointed Gabriel le Roux as our Soundcraft brand ambassador. Read more

Jul 4

Shure – Signal Path Podcast Episode 10

Episode 010 is now available on Stitcher & iTunes

Jerry Bryant, namesake of Chicago music TV institution JBTV, has captured thousands of performances from both emerging and established artists, since founding the show in 1984. Read more

Jul 2

Congratulations to all the winners of the Gemini Singing Competition

Congratulations to all the winners of the Gemini Singing Competition. Proudly sponsored by Shure South Africa and JBL Professional.

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Jun 27

Danny Badorine on Mixing Monitors for A Perfect Circle and Incubus on Avid VENUE | S6L

Danny Badorine started his live sound career with Clair Brothers for five years before going independent. After working as a tech for Incubus, Danny took over mixing monitors, and has since expanded his regular gigs to also include A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. I caught up with Danny between tours to get his thoughts on moving to VENUE | S6L after mixing on Profile systems for many years.

DH: What consoles were you using prior to S6L?

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Jun 13

Join Shure’s webinar: Microphone Selection and Placement for Conference Rooms

Microphone Selection and Placement for Conference Rooms

Understanding how to choose microphones for today’s complex conference spaces can be confusing and daunting. While the microphone is only part of the much larger conferencing puzzle, it should be one of the first things to consider to enable intelligible conference audio. Read more

Jun 7

Audio One Gives Wild & Marr a Five Star Rating!

“During the past few months we have started a new sound rental company and have been in and out of Wild & Marr with various purchases to add to our range, some issues with some of our gear that have been solved, great & friendly customer service, a call- out and some great advice to say the least. Read more

Jun 5

SHURE – Signal Path Podcast Episode 9

Pioneering rockers Poster Children talk to Shure’s Thomas Banks about the various stages of their 30 year-long career, their DIY ethic, & returning to analogue for the most recent album, recorded with Steve Albini.

Episode 009 is now upon us and available on both Stitcher & iTunes

Jun 4

Welcome to the JBL VTX A12 Family: The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino

Learn why the 5,000-seat venue selected the new JBL VTX A12 line array solution to power a wide range of performances

While many casinos offer live entertainment, The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino resort takes live performance to the next level. The 5,000-seat venue hosts a wide range of performances—from chart-topping artists like Pitbull, Bryan Adams and Blink 182, to acclaimed comedians like Trevor Noah. Read more

Jun 1

Here’s what Wild & Marr has been up to in May!

To view our May Highlights click HERE

May 30

Shure – Signal Path Podcast Episode 8

This week’s interview is with Pixie Lott. Pixie’s debut single ‘Mama Do’ went straight to number 1 in the UK charts, & just 5 months later she had another UK number 1, before selling 1.5 million copies of her debut album (all while she was 18). Read more

May 23

Shure – Signal Path Podcast Episode 7

This week’s interview is with Chris Jojo, from Codemasters Games – a man who flies all over the world, hiring out racetracks, and recording everything from Formula 1 cars, to Rally Cars and rare out of production super cars. Read more

May 21

Acendo Book Scheduling Panels


Easy to install, Easy to use, Easy to look at.

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May 18

Arno Carstens Endorsement

Arno Carstens – Proud Shure Endorsee and new owner of a PSM300 In-ear monitoring system. Welcome to the Shure family Arno!

May 16

Register for the Shure Microphone Selection and Placement for Broadcast Seminar

Capturing high-quality sound in a broadcast environment presents several unique challenges, whether you’re in a controlled studio environment or fighting the elements on location. Luckily, there are several varieties of microphones designed to meet the specific requirements of broadcast applications. Factor in the growing demand for wireless coupled with shrinking RF spectrum and the choices can get somewhat daunting. Read more

May 15

Soundcraft Ui24r Review: Ideal Choice for Musicians on the Move

Adrian Gates · May 10, 2018 – http://www.worshiptechdirector.com

The Ui software far surpassed my initial expectations. The way the user can page from managing preamps, to working the main mix, to adjusting an aux bus is easy and natural.

For years, I’ve been using Soundcraft mixers, and it was the console in the first studio I worked in. It was also my brand of choice, when I bought my first console. When given the opportunity to review and use this new digital rack mixer, my biggest question naturally was, “Does this sound like a Soundcraft?” Good news! It is a faithful Soundcraft mixer, just in a less conventional form factor. It sounds great and also has several nice features, that makes it a good choice for churches, coffee shops and bands. Read more

May 10

HARMAN Professional Solutions Helps Allied Esports Set A New Standard in Professional Gaming with Esports Arena Las Vegas

Allied Esports deploys a wide range of JBL Professional, Crown, BSS and AMXsolutions to deliver an immersive gaming experience at its flagship arena

LAS VEGAS—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced Allied Esports is leveraging cutting-edge HARMAN Professional audio, lighting and control solutions at Esports Arena Las Vegas, which celebrated its grand-opening on March 22, 2018 at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

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May 9

Belgium’s Vives University Chooses Shure Microflex Wireless at Roulers Campus

Vives University College, in Flanders, Belgium, employs more than 1200 staff and has more than 13,000 students situated across five campuses in West Flanders: in Bruges, Courtray, Ostend, Roulers and Thourout.

The Roulers campus houses a total of 1000 students, and recently opted to completely upgrade the wireless microphone systems used across the campus. After testing and tendering, the university elected to use Shure Microflex Wireless systems throughout, supplied by Bruges-based audio-visual installer Deltavox Projects.

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May 7

MIC Shootout: Shure KSM32 vs Neumann TLM103

The Shure KSM32 compares favorable to a mic twice its price! Check out the Shure KSM32 here: http://amzn.to/2uVnmfu

May 4

Did you know… Wild & Marr now is now distributing DVDO?

Check out the Award Winning DVDO TILE…

May 2

Shure Signal Path Podcast – Episode 6

Episode 006 is now available on Stitcher & iTunes

This is our first podcast from Germany in the form of Hamburg based studio owner and analogue gear fanatic Johann Scheerer. Big thanks to Marc Young for making this happen. Read more

Apr 25

Fairlady Magazine’s Test House Editor, Tasneen Larney’s Review on the Shure SE215M+

These earphones produce a well-balanced sound with enhanced bass, strong mids and relaxed treble. Clarity and detail are impressive,and sound quality doesn’t decrease with high volume. Read more

Apr 19

Review – Tascam ML-32D 32 Channel Line Level I/O To Dante Converter

In this video review for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new ML-32D from Tascam. A 32 channel Line Level I/O to Dante converter.  James shows you around the unit, explains the connectivity and how he is using the ML-32D in his studio set up and then goes on to let you hear the unit in a short track featuring full drum kit, bass and lead guitar.

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Apr 18

Sonifex Win IABM BaM Awards™ at NAB 2018

Sonifex receiving the BaM Award™ in the Suport category at NAB 2018 for the new AVN-PXH12 Rackmount AES67 Stream Mix Monitor.

Sonifex Sales Manager, Richard Butlin, (2nd Left) and Managing Director, Marcus Brooke, (3rd Left), receiving the BaM Award™.

The winners of IABM’s new Broadcast and Media awards were announced at IABM’s BaM Awards™ party on 10th April at the NAB Show 2018 in Las Vegas, USA. The new Sonifex AVN-PXH12 Rackmount AES67 Stream Mix Monitor won the BaM Award™ in the “Support” category. The judges commented: “The product lives up to its reputation. It is not complex but extremely functional which the “user” environment really appreciates.” Read more

Apr 17

Now Trending in Broadcast: Shure PSM® 1000, the Ultimate Wireless IFB

“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a market development specialist for Shure, part of my role is to expose influential end users to our state-of-the-art products. In essence, I travel the U.S. and meet with power users in broadcast, production, and related fields, demonstrating Shure solutions to some of the most vexing of pro audio problems. I take a hands-on approach that allows potential customers to prove to themselves what works best in their situation. When you’ve got the right products, it works like a charm!

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Apr 16

The History of Pro Tools Part Five – 2012 to 2018

  The History of Pro Tools - 2012 to 2018 

This is the last in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018..

In this article, we start with the release of Pro Tools 11 which brought 64-bit to the world of Pro Tools through to the release of Pro Tools 2018.3, which is the latest version of Pro Tools at the time of writing.

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Apr 13

Shure Signal Path Podcast – Episode 5

Bryan Grone and William Garrett from Spotify Studios in New York City speak with Shure’s Brooke Giddens.

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Apr 12

AMX Acendo

Apr 11

The History of Pro Tools Part 4 – 2007 to 2012

 The History of Pro Tools - 2007 to 2012

This is the fourth in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1.

In this article, we start with the release of Pro Tools 7.4 which brought Elastic Audio to the world of Pro Tools through to the release of Pro Tools 10 and the HD Native Thunderbolt box.

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Apr 10

Unprecedented S6L Waves SoundGrid Integration Now Available

After almost two years of intense collaboration, we are excited to announce that unprecedented Waves SoundGrid integration is now available for VENUE | S6L. The new VENUE 5.7 software update and WSG-HD Option Card for Avid VENUE | S6L deliver the most comprehensive integration of Waves SoundGrid plug-ins found in any audio console. The teams knew that it was not enough to offer parity with other consoles, but that we needed to deliver some key functionality not offered by other third-party live systems.

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Apr 9

Introducing the Avid VENUE | S6L Unified Live Sound Platform

We are hugely excited to announce a massive expansion to our award-winning Avid VENUE™ | S6L live sound family, with three new control surfaces, a new engine, and two new I/O racks—built on a unified technology platform.

Offering unmatched modularity, scalability, and flexibility to meet any size production, space, or budget requirement, VENUE | S6L is the industry’s only live sound platform with 100% software, hardware, and show file compatibility across all system components.

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Apr 6

From the Only Leader In Networked AV: Considerations When Designing & Implementing Video over IP White Paper

AMX Networked AV White Paper

Considerations When Designing & Implementing Video over IP

Video over IP has tremendous potential. However, designing and implementing networked AV solutions can be confusing when there are so many conflicting viewpoints on what’s important. In this white paper, we help overcome the “FUD” (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about this important technology by explaining why it’s important to have a variety of products and multiple configuration options – and why using the wrong application can greatly degrade your quality. Read more

Apr 6

HARMAN and Samsung Celebrate One Year of Collaboration and Innovation

In the year since Samsung’s acquisition of HARMAN, the companies have continuously worked together to create and implement leading-edge technologies to enhance our connected world, particularly in automotive and consumer electronics. Here’s a look at the initial wins from this industry-defining partnership.

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Apr 4

Shure Signal Path Podcast: Marten Berger

Have you ever thought about converting an ice cream truck into a mobile recording studio?…..(No?! – me neither!) Read more

Mar 22

Overview – Directout Technologies Audio Over IP Bridging Units

Jan Ehrlich from Directout Technologies showed Mike Thornton the 3 Audio Over IP Bridging Units in their range, the Monotone 42 MADI to Ravenna converter, the SG.MADI – MADI to SoundGrid Convertor and the EXBOX.MD – MADI to Dante Converter on the Aspen Media stand at BVE in London. Read more

Mar 20

Shure Signal Path Podcast: Roger Lindsay

Live Sound Engineer Roger Lindsay

For the latest episode, Andrew Low sat down with Roger Lindsay.

The legendary sound engineer originally hailing from Liverpool has had a storied career, working on some of the biggest live productions imaginable.

After touring with the English prog rock band Procol Harum in 1970, Lindsay quickly gained a reputation as someone capable of delivering a top quality front of house mix. Since then, everyone from Prince to Prince Charles has called on his audio expertise over the years.

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Mar 19

1 Beyond’s HD-SDI PTZ Camera

Ideal for any event where camera needs to capture several locations. Can be controlled by pre-sets, remote control, or joystick controller. Output up to 1080p60. IP control available

Learn more here…


Mar 16

Jack White has finally started using Pro Tools, and Chris Rock is to blame

Being his own boss at Third Man Records, Jack White has grown accustomed to setting his own rules when it comes to recording music. Many of these rules see him taking an old school approach in the studio, a mindset which he’s described as “the liberation of limiting yourself.” However, in a new Rolling Stone cover story, the Detroit-born artist reveals he’s starting to loosen up his grip. In particular, he’s finally begun using Pro Tools; what’s more, it’s all because of a certain comedian. Read more

Mar 15

Shure Webinar: How to Choose the Right Wireless System

Given the vast array of choices available in wireless microphone systems today, selecting the right one can be a daunting task. Join Associate Director of Technical Support and Training Gino Sigismondi for an in-depth discussion of the most important factors when choosing a wireless microphone system. Read more

Mar 14

The History of Pro Tools Part 3- 2000 to 2007

  Win - Avid Pro Tools 12 Perpetual License Courtesy Of RSPE Audio Solutions Worth $599

This is the third in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1.

In this article, we start with the release of Pro Tools 5.1 which brought surround to the world of Pro Tools through to the release of the C24 control surface.

Read more

Mar 13

The History of Pro Tools Part 2 – 1994 to 2000

 The History of Pro Tools - 1994 to 2000

This is the second in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1.

In this article, we start with the release of TDM audio processing in Pro Tools 2.5 and work our way through to the launch of the DIgi 001 system in 1999 and the second free version of Pro Tools in 2000.

Read more

Mar 13

LDA Neo training at Wild & Marr this week

A BIG Welcome and Thank You to Domingo Galvez and Pedo Martos from LDA for joining us all the way from Spain, and for hosting the training sessions

Read more

Mar 13

Shure Signal Path Podcast: Matt Colton

Hear the stories behind the music with the new podcast Signal Path.

Tapping a global network of musicians, producers, engineers and other sonic innovators, Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Read more

Mar 12

The JBL EON ONE PRO is now available!

For more information on how to purchase the JBL EON ONE PRO please call 011 974 0633 or email customercare@wildandmarr.co.za
Mar 12

The History of Pro Tools Part 1 – 1984 to 1993

This is the first in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1… In this article, we look at how Pro Tools came about through to release of Pro Tools 2 in 1993. Read more

Mar 9

EUCON 2018.3 Software Update Now Available

Avid is pleased to announce the release of EUCON 2018.3 software update (formerly called “EUCON 3.8”)—a release that not only brings a number of major features to the Pro Tools | S6 control surface, but also includes new functionality and stability fixes across all EUCON-enabled control surfaces, including a new Unified Workstation software installer architecture.

Read more

Mar 6

Shure Signal Path Podcast – Episode 1

Shure Signal Path Podcast: Lianne La Havas

Hear the stories behind the music with the new podcast Signal Path.

Tapping a global network of musicians, producers, engineers and other sonic innovators, Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio.

Read more

Mar 2

1 Beyond’s AutoFramer Camera

1 Beyond’s AutoFramer Camera detects the location of people in a room and automatically adjusts for ideal framing, eliminating empty space.

Learn more here: http://1beyond.com/autoframer

Feb 28

HARMAN Professional Solutions supplies a state-of-the-art corporate audio solution at Com 7

Mahajak Development recently installed a complete networked AV system by HARMAN Professional Solutions at Com 7’s new headquarters. Read more

Feb 27

Does the bass annoy the neighbors?

Getting a bass sound you can feel through your whole body and successfully blending it into the whole mix is a real payday when mixing live bands. We have noticed a trend in many countries around the world. The authorities are sitting up and paying attention to the effect the bass frequencies have on neighborhood noise. So, you need a sound level meter that not only keeps you within limits, but allows you to regulate the bass frequencies too. Read more

Feb 26

HARMAN Professional Solutions celebrates 20 years of exceptional sound and lighting at The Kennedy Center

As the nation’s premier performing arts and cultural centre, The Kennedy Center houses nine world-class performance spaces, including four theatres, three concert stages, an opera house, and a concert hall. It is also the resident venue for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the Washington National Opera (WNO). Each year, the Kennedy Center produces more than 2,000 events and performances, making it one of the only venues in the world to host such a high and diverse volume of programming. Read more

Feb 23

1 Beyond HD Cameras

1 Beyond’s HD-SDI Cameras For Streaming & Recording – Professional broadcast quality cameras ideal for capturing lectures, corporate meetings, conferences, church services, sports events and more. Models include a rugged small HD camera, PTZ camera and an automated tracking camera.  Read more

Feb 21

Shure KSE1500: An Audiophile ‘Legend’ is Born

Technology tends to move forward in tiny increments; a little improvement here, a slight gain there. But occasionally a product comes along that changes everything, accomplishing in one giant stride what would have otherwise taken hundreds of small steps. Read more

Feb 20

Why Audiophiles Love Electrostatic Technology

Long confined to high-end home listening, electrostatic headphones (or loudspeakers) are renowned for their extremely low distortion, unmatched clarity and impressive detail. Fortunately, this technology has finally been given license to roam with the release of the portable Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System. It was no easy feat fitting the necessary components into a tiny pair of earphones.

Read more

Feb 13

HARMAN Professional Solutions delivers world-class audio quality at the Australian High Commission

JANDS NZ recently installed a networked audio system by HARMAN Professional Solutions at the Australian High Commission facility in Wellington, New Zealand. Read more

Feb 9

Shure’s incredible IntelliMix P300 processor for conferencing applications

Shure introduced a new digital signal processor designed to deliver excellent sound quality and intuitive setup and operation for conference rooms. Launched earlier this year at the ISE in Amsterdam, Shure’s IntelliMix P300 audio conferencing processor has been created specifically for conferencing applications. Read more

Feb 5

Free Soundcraft Features Upgrades

If you’re a Soundcraft user, today is your lucky day. Continuing our trend to provide the best value AFTER you purchase, the free upgrades below are now available:

The free Ui24R 2.0 Firmware Upgrade adds new features including Speech AutoMix, Auto-Ducker, Chinese Localization and more.
Learn More. Read more

Jan 31

Avid S6L ACSR training at Wild & Marr today

A BIG Welcome and Thank You to Andreas Rimroth from Avid UK for hosting today’s session!

Read more

Jan 31

Did you know that each JBL LSR 3-Series MkII model is tested for 100 hours?!

JBL 3 series MkII studio monitors are designed for reliable performance, even when projects push your gear to the limit. Before being approved for production, 3 Series monitors must first pass our strenuous JBL Power Test. Read more

Jan 31

Create at the speed of inspiration with Pro Tools | First

See What’s New in the World’s Most Advanced DAW

From numerous new MIDI editing enhancements and retrospective MIDI recording, to the ability to save your favorite effects chains and instrument sounds as track presets, Pro Tools | First 2018 enables you to keep your creativity flowing so you can turn ideas into music. Read more

Jan 26

Avid Announce Pro Tools 2018 With Track Presets, Playlist Comping Enhancements And More

At NAMM 2018 today, Avid has announced Pro Tools 2018. Not only has the version numbering changed as we predicted, but Pro Tools 2018 also brings a raft of music production related features and improvements including Retrospective MIDI Record, MIDI Editing Enhancements, Track Presets, Playlist Comping Enhancements, Mixing UI Enhancements, “Start Collaboration” File Menu Item, and Flexible Licensing and Deployment.

Read More HERE

Jan 26

Shure Announces ShurePlus™ Motiv™ Video Recording App

Shure has announced the new ShurePlus™ MOTIV™ Video, a free mobile application designed to integrate the excellent audio performance of the MOTIV product line with video camera functionality, enabling content creators to visually capture important moments without sacrificing audio quality. The iOS application combines pristine audio and video capture with integrated MOTIV microphone control to deliver an intuitive, centralized video application with superior audio. Read more

Jan 24

Now Available Shure P300 IntelliMix® Audio Conferencing Processor

Now Available Shure P300 IntelliMix® Audio Conferencing Processor Read more

Jan 23

What’s New in the JBL 3 Series MkII?

Since their release, word has spread on the quality and value found in the original JBL 3 Series, resulting in wide adoption from hobbyists to high-end professionals working in music, film, post, and broadcast production worldwide. With such an obvious hit, you might ask, “Why update now?” Read more

Jan 19

DirectOut Technologies Visits Wild & Marr

Lorenzo Sassi of DirectOut Technologies visited sunny South Africa and gave a compelling presentation on the high quality products DirectOut offers.

Wild & Marr is proud of our affiliation with DirectOut Technologies and we look forward to an exciting road ahead in 2018!! Read more

Jan 17

HARMAN Professional Solutions Unveils JBL 3 Series MkII Powered Studio Monitors

HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today unveiled JBL by HARMAN 3 Series MkII powered studio monitors which will debut at the 2018 NAMM Show. Read more

Jan 10

Shure Intellimix® P300 Audio Conferencing Processor now shipping

Shure has announced its recently introduced digital signal processor, the IntelliMix® P300 Audio Conferencing Processor, is now available and shipping. Originally introduced at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017 show in Amsterdam, the P300 offers Shure IntelliMix DSP algorithms that significantly enhance audio quality in video meetings, a variety of connectivity options, plus seamless operation with Shure Microflex® Advance™ and Microflex® Wireless microphone solutions for AV conferencing. Read more

Dec 14

Please take note:

Wild & Marr Johannesburg will be closed on Friday the 15th of December from 13H15. Wild & Marr Johannesburg will reopen on Monday the 18th of December at 08H30. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Dec 13

HARMAN Professional Solutions opens North America experience centre

HARMAN Professional Solutions recently announced the opening of the HARMAN Experience Center in Los Angeles. The facility joins a worldwide network of HARMAN Professional Solutions Experience Centers in Singapore, China and soon in London, designed to demonstrate how HARMAN solutions uniquely address customer needs across multiple vertical markets.

Read more

Dec 6

See you in 2018!

Wild & Marr is sounding the closing bell for 2017! In warm appreciation during the past year, we extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season!

Wild & Marr will be closing on Wednesday the 20th of December 2017 and will reopen on Monday the 15th of January 2018.

Dec 4

HARMAN powers the Sun!

After nearly four years in the making, Sun International’s Time Square in Tshwane is officially open! As South Africa’s biggest development in the hospitality, gaming, entertainment and leisure industry in 17 years, Time Square boasts inspirational architecture, green thinking, and community spirit, all in a theme uniquely based on ‘time’ itself. Read more

Dec 1

HARMAN Professional Solutions delivers unparalleled mixing power at Graha Bethany Nginden

CSA Indonesia recently installed a complete Studer by HARMAN audio mixing solution at Graha Bethany Nginden, an evangelical church in Surabaya, Indonesia. Read more

Nov 24

All hail Paxton – Teenage Idol dream!

Bishop Lavis’ sweetheart finally takes her place among the stars!

When Paxton Fielies first walked into the Audition Room of the Grand West Casino in Cape Town in early February 2017, it was hard for anyone to ignore her. Read more

Nov 23

Shure SE215 Wireless earphones have won PCMag’s award for Best Earphones of 2017!

Shure are so honored that PCMag has named their SE215 Wireless Earphones as the Best Earphone of 2017!

Read more

Nov 23

HARMAN Professional Solutions Extends the JBL VTX A12 Family with New VTX A12W Loudspeaker

HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today introduced the JBL Professional VTX A12W line array loudspeaker.

Featuring a 120-degree dispersion pattern for wide horizontal coverage, the VTX A12W expands the VTX A Series family and enables live sound professionals to achieve balanced coverage in any live sound application. Read more

Nov 21

Hard Rock Café Cape Town chooses JBL AGAIN!!

Live it up, unwind, sip on hand-crafted drinks, whatever your pleasure, at Hard Rock Café’s newest restaurant in South Africa – Camps Bay, Cape Town. Read more

Nov 10

Did you know – Vi1000’s SpiderCore™ integrated DSP engine ensures superior audio performance?

Spider Core technology is designed by STUDER for Soundcraft compact consoles like Vi1000. As with its bigger brothers in the Vi range, SpiderCore™ is Vi1000’s all-in-one onboard DSL and I/O engine. Read more

Nov 10

Maroon 5: Powered by Pro Tools

Three GRAMMY® Awards, 20+ million albums sold, three billion Spotify® streams!

Maroon 5 relies on one DAW to power their multi-platinum sound: Pro Tools. Read more

Nov 9

JBL by HARMAN VTX A12 Powers a Legendary Lineup of Jazz and Pop Artists at Umbria Jazz Festival

Held annually in Perugia and surrounding cities in the Umbria region of Italy, Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world. Read more

Nov 9

Shure MV88 Used for Hearing Assistance

MV88 Mounted to Apple iPhone

For anyone with a hearing impairment, noisy environments present a difficult challenge.  At the recent AES show in New York City, a customer visited the Shure booth.  He held an iPhone with an attached MV88 M/S Stereo Microphone, and he had Shure SE315 earphones inserted in his ear canals.  I thought he was recording interviews for a podcast, but that was not the case.  He was using the equipment for hearing assistance. Read more

Nov 8

Wild & Marr Warehouse Clearance Sale. Join us for incredible deals!

Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2017 | 09H00 – 16H30 and Saturday 2 December 2017 | 09H00 – 14H00 Read more

Nov 1

Shure Bluetooth Wireless Sound Isolating™ Earphones are now available in South Africa

Shure Bluetooth Wireless Sound Isolating™ Earphones, the SE112-BT1 and SE215-BT1 are now available in South Africa! Read more
Oct 31

Our Sizzling Summer Sale is now on!

Great deals available for Shure, JBL Professional, Soundcraft, dbx, Lexicon and TASCAM!
Click HERE to contact your nearest dealer for details
Oct 30

Faith exits Idols SA to make way for the Top 4

As the finale inches ever closer and the contestants number dwindles, Idols SA is enjoying record breaking votes as fans work hard to keep their favorites in the show. This past week saw the votes skyrocket to 12 million! Read more

Oct 30

The Tascam UH-7000


Tascam UH-7000: 4-channel USB Audio Interface/Mic Preamp with HDIA Preamps

 The UH-7000 is a pro-level microphone preamp and audio interface, designed with a strong focus on low noise and high audio quality. Read more

Oct 27

Kaleidoscope (The Institute for the Blind) Chooses a Harman & Shure Solution!

Kaleidoscope (The Institute for the Blind) is a world renowned training and caring facility who have developed specialist facilities to assist blind people in becoming productive citizens. Read more

Oct 26

Did you know… Soundcraft FaderGlow™ colour coding illuminates the fader slots according to function?

Soundcraft FaderGlow™ is a unique feature that gives the user an additional level of status indication, and can significantly reduce operating errors. Read more

Oct 24

Wild & Marr to host a Soundcraft Advanced Vi Operators New Features Workshop! Register Now!

Wild & Marr is excited to host the Soundcraft Advanced Vi Operators New Features Workshop on the Tuesday 7th of November 2017.  Read more

Oct 20

Sound on Sound Magazine Endorses the Soundcraft Ui24R!

This classy all-in-one stagebox-cum-mixer combines some of Harman’s most highly regarded technology — to great success!

If you’ve seen one of the Ui24R launch videos, you’ll probably see the Soundcraft guy talking about the similarity of this product and the others in the Ui line (namely the Ui12 and the Ui16), and although they look about the same size and shape, he points out that this latest addition to the family doesn’t in fact have much in common with its siblings. The Ui24R is, apparently, a completely new product in terms of concept and design, and this is underlined by the assertion that “only the handles are the same” — which is, I think, a great introduction to this new mixer. Read more

Oct 19

Presto Post Productions chooses Avid S6!!

Presto Post Productions chooses Avid S6!!

High end post production company Presto Post has recently upgraded their facility, looking to the Avid S6 M10 (16-Fader) as their Console of choice. As an award winning post production company, and industry stalwart of almost 40 years, Presto Post specialises in television drama series. Read more

Oct 13

Ministry Through Technology’s First Impressions on the Tascam DR-10CH


Ministry Through Technology’s First Impressions on the Tascam DR-10CH:

“The other item that the guys at Wild and Marr kindly loaned me to evaluate, is the Tascam DR-10 CH recorder. So what is it? Well, it’s something I wish had been thought of a long time ago. The Dr-10 is a small audio recorder designed to work with a lapel mic or head mic. It records uncompressed audio as Wav files at 16 or 24 bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz sampling. Read more

Oct 11

Ministry Through Technology’s First Impressions on the Shure MVL

Ministry through Technology‘s First impressions on the Shure MVL:

“Thanks to the kind folks at Wild & Marr, I was given the opportunity to look at a few of their products that don’t often get featured, but are potentially useful for many of us. First up is the Shure MVL lapel mic, which is part of their Motiv range of products. Now I will state I own and use their MVi audio interface, which is great little unit for use with both computers and my iPhone. However it’s a bit bulky for recording myself when doing presentations, so I thought it’s time to look at a few other options. The cheapest of these is the MVL. Read more

Oct 9

Did you know: Soundcraft’s new Vi1000 features Vistonics II Functionality?

Central to the Vi1000’s intuitive design is the Vistonics II ‘knobs-on-glass’ user interface. Read more

Oct 6

Attend a Free NTi Audio Webinar: Key Parameters of Sound Level Measurements

Webinar: Key Parameters of Sound Level Measurements 

This webinar introduces the most commonly used sound level indices for both environmental noise monitoring and live event noise management. Exploring terms such as frequency weighting, time weighting, live level, rolling average and many others, helps guide practitioners to selecting the correct index for their intended application. Read more

Oct 5

Shure Webinar: Ethernet Networking Basics for Audio Professionals

With more and more audio devices communicating through Ethernet-based IP networks, IT skills have eclipsed a strong back as the primary requirement for a career in audio.

Join us Monday, October 9, for a free 60-minute webinar in which Gino Sigismondi and Sam Drazin from Shure will cover these topics:

  • Simple networked device monitoring and control Read more
Oct 4

Foo Fighters Write a Love Letter to American Music


Deliver an eight-part documentary for HBO under tight deadline while managing a vast amount of footage.


Using the Avid MediaCentral Platform, the post production team created a complete and flexible end-to-end workflow, enhancing collaboration and ensuring that creativity could flourish unhindered.

Products used

Taking the form of a recording odyssey around iconic US music studios, HBO has broken new ground with the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways documentary series, which commemorates the massively successful rock band’s 20th anniversary.

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Sep 27

Shure Motiv and iOS 11

Apple has released the new iOS11 software just a few days ago. Unfortunately, iOS11 has a problem with Motiv hardware. Read more

Sep 26

George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic and Elle Varner Join the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program

World-renowned artists join the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program to share their passion and connect with music fans in more meaningful ways 

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced that Grammy Award winning artists funk icon George Clinton and singer-songwriter Elle Varner have joined the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program. Read more

Sep 22

Idols SA Season 13

For over a decade, the South African version of Idols South Africa has been one of the country’s biggest shows, always full of spice, scandal and above all, super singing. Read more
Sep 20

Soundcraft by HARMAN Debuts the Vi1000 Digital Mixing Console

96-channels, superior performance and streamlined operation —now in a more compact form factor

NORTHRIDGE, CA—Soundcraft by HARMAN is pleased to introduce the Vi1000 Digital Mixing Console. Representing the culmination of the groundbreaking achievements and rich feature sets offered by Soundcraft’s acclaimed Vi Series, the new VI1000 is the most compact member of the Vi-000 family—at just 86cm x 81cm (34” x 32”) in size—yet it retains all the mixing and processing power of its two larger siblings, the Vi2000 and 3000. Read more

Sep 18

Shure Systems Tour South Africa 2017

Last week Wild & Marr and Shure embarked on the Shure Systems Tour South Africa 2017. Starting on Monday the 11th of September in Johannesburg, traveling to Durban on Wednesday and finishing off in Cape Town on Friday the 15th of September. Read more

Sep 15

Winners of the Shure Elvis Presley Impersonation Competition!

Congratulations to our winners James Marais & Gordon Epstein!

Well done to you both. Your Shure 55-SH Elvis Microphone Prizes are on their way to you.
Thanks to all for your participation in our Shure competition. Read more

Aug 16

WIN Shure’s most famous Elvis Microphone, the 55-SH!

On 16th August 1977, Elvis left the building! 40 years later, join us in honouring the King of Rock n Roll by recording your best Elvis impersonation.

Sing like him, Talk like him, Dance like him, Look like him…

Mention or upload your short video onto our Wild & Marr Facebook Page and and rock ‘n roll with Wild ‘n Marr! The Top 2 entries will win Shure’s most famous Elvis Microphone, the 55-SH. Read more

Aug 15

HARMAN Professional Solutions Sound System Featured At Mega Star Arena in Kuala Lumpur

When installing a new sound system in their multi-use facility, The Mega Star Arena (MSA) team turned to HARMAN Professional Solutions to help implement a solution which would offer flexibility to produce a variety of events. Read more

Aug 10

GPA Recognizes Shure With 2017 Vendor Excellence Award

The Global Presence Alliance (GPA) has recognized Shure as a recipient of the 2017 Vendor Excellence Award. This year Shure scored among the highest within categories that are reviewed and voted on by more than 28 companies in 40 countries.

Read more

Aug 7

HARMAN Professional Solutions Brings Modern Sound and Lighting to a Historic Setting at TempleLive

FORT SMITH, Ark.—TempleLive, a unique performance venue with a prohibition-era aesthetic, recently installed a complete HARMAN audio and lighting solution comprised of JBL VTX V20 loudspeakers, Crown amps, Soundcraft consoles and full array of Martin lighting fixtures. Read more

Jul 28

Shure chosen for AV systems in Turkey’s state palace

Shure has supplied an array of AV systems, microphones, and automatic mixing hardware for Turkey’s presidential complex in Beştepe, in the Turkish capital Ankara. Read more

Jul 27

Crown CDi DriveCore Series: Taking It to 11 on Amplifier Value

The Crown CDi DriveCore Series is a powerful and efficient amplifier solution, with high channel density, integrated DSP, front panel controls, network capability and universal power supply for global use – all at a reasonable price. So go ahead, see how powerful CDi DriveCore Amplifiers really are when you turn up the value. Read 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

Read more

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

Read more

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!

Live Sound | Professional AV | Broadcast | Production Read more

Jun 26

Winner of the Shure My UHRF Show Competition

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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


Read more

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