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SFM Named Exclusive Canadian Distributor of SquarePlug™ Connectors by KMMK Solutions

SFM is pleased to announce its appointment as the exclusive Canadian distributor of the smallest soldered ¼" connector created to date: the SquarePlug™ line of connectors by KMMK. Specializing in the design and manufacturing of innovative solutions for the musical instrument (MI) and pro audio industries, Paris-based KMMK first launched the SquarePlug™ line of connectors in 2017. Featuring a unique proprietary design, the comprehensive line consists of ¼" TS and TRS audio plugs that solve the problem of tightly-spaced ¼" jacks. The patented designs permit a higher spacing density in both width and depth, making these connectors ideal for [...]

2020-05-11T14:53:27-05:00May 11, 2020|Pro Audio|

Hillman AV chooses QSC and Attero Tech and brings high technology to senior living at The Williston in Regina

The Williston Harbour Landing is a new and unique senior community located in Regina, Saskatchewan. Its amenities-rich design affords its residents, all aged 55 and up, with resort-style retirement living, rich in options and amenities. The overall IT and audio-visual infrastructure for The Williston was designed and installed by Hillman AV, a full-service audio-visual design and installation firm. The project required significant resources to accomplish specific goals, including the facility’s IT network, AV systems, surveillance system, and access system. The audio system required a high degree of flexibility, as the specific requirements for each [...]

2020-01-31T11:26:10-05:00January 31, 2020|Pro Audio|

SFM Partners with LS Media to distribute AVID Live Sound Products in Canada

SFM and LS Media are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, AVID Live Sound products will be distributed and supported in Canada by SFM. Under this new arrangement, LS Media will continue to serve as the face of AVID live sound products in Canada, under contract with SFM. LS Media, an ALP (Avid Learning Partner) will remain active and continue to offer best-in-class Avid certifications, as well as training and system commissioning to the live production field. Hugo Larin, founder and director of LS Media will continue service to ensure continuity of Avid Live Sound product’s success [...]

2019-12-20T15:58:49-05:00December 20, 2019|Pro Audio, Product Launches & Updates|

SFM diversifies DJ offerings to Canadian market as the new exclusive Canadian distributor of Serato Control Vinyl and Accessories

Expanding their portfolio of DJ brands, SFM solidifies their position as a lead DJ Canadian distributor. SFM is pleased to announce its appointment as the exclusive Canadian distributor of Serato control vinyl and accessories. With an established history as the official Canadian distributor for leading DJ brands such as Pioneer DJ, MWM and Odyssey, the welcomed addition of Serato further diversifies solutions for the Canadian DJ. “As the distributor of Serato control vinyl and accessories, our comprehensive dealer network will be able to offer an even broader range of DJ control solutions. If you are a DJ, chances are [...]

2019-11-11T11:25:22-05:00November 11, 2019|Pro Audio|

Alan Parsons chooses Genelec for listening event

In this age of technological development, famed audio engineer, singer, and musician Alan Parsons understands the impact and importance of legacy. Having worked with famed acts such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and of course his own formation, The Alan Parsons Project, Parsons has a deep understanding of the education, history, and musicianship that has both upheld and inspired the technology in the modern-day studio space. It is with this backdrop of Parsons' great significance that sixty music lovers gathered at a recent event in Montreal, Quebec—curated by Canadian financier and Parsons' business partner, M. France—to hear Parsons himself lecture [...]

2019-07-23T09:32:25-05:00July 23, 2019|Pro Audio|

QSC’s CP-Series loudspeakers: audio rental’s best kept secret

When you're in the live sound equipment rental business, you're in the business of providing the proper audio solutions to your meet clients' live sound needs even though those requirements can vary greatly from one project to the next. In the majority of cases, your clients look to you to be the authority on the matter, helping them choose the right system/fit for their event. Maintaining a versatile product offering requires keeping a wide range of inventory on hand, and that means dealing with all the issues that stem from that. It's here that features like weight, size, quality, [...]

2019-07-23T09:03:50-05:00July 9, 2019|Pro Audio|

QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

QSC announced new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that combine the QSC legacy of high-performance and reliable amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction™, which maximizes QSC loudspeaker performance and protection. [...]

2019-07-09T10:18:11-05:00July 9, 2019|Pro Audio|

Introducing the Q-SYS™ NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

Introducing the Q-SYS™ NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. This native, multi-stream, software-defined HDMI encoder/decoder enables network-based video distribution, optimized specifically for the meeting room. It features the new QSC Shift™ video compression codec, which provides low latency video streaming with resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4 over a standard gigabit network by dynamically adjusting network bandwidth consumption based on video content. This provides flexible and network efficient compression and distribution of common meeting room video content without sacrificing the ability to stream full motion video. As a single SKU solution, the NV Series [...]

2019-05-14T08:12:11-05:00May 14, 2019|Pro Audio|

Shure Introduces TwinPlex™: Pristine Performance for Any Stage

Premium Subminiature Omnidirectional Lavalier and Headset Microphones Feature Unbeatable Audio Clarity and Best-In-Class Durability Montreal, Quebec, April 9, 2019—Shure unveiled TwinPlex™, the Company’s new line of premium subminiature (5 mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, TwinPlex provides natural audio at both high and low frequency when professional vocal performance is a must. The new patent pending capsule technology offers best-in-class sound in an easy-to-conceal package, ideal for quick costume changes or discreetly placed under wardrobe with no impact on sound quality. Developed [...]

2019-04-10T12:49:42-05:00April 10, 2019|Pro Audio|

QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

Trusted legacy amplifier design leadership combined with the native Q-SYS integration.QSC has recently announced new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that combine the QSC legacy of high-performance and reliable amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem.As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction™, which maximizes [...]

2019-03-27T10:39:43-05:00March 27, 2019|Pro Audio|