Loudspeaker array - Inspired Audio Optima 5

An ultra-compact, vertically arraying loudspeaker enclosure. Designed to be used in a variety of modes with the option of two enclosures pole-mounted, three to six enclosures ground-stacked, or between four and eighteen cabinets combined in flown array configuration.

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Midas PRO2 and PRO2C launched at PLASA 2011

Tuesday, September 13. 2011

Midas has launched the latest additions to its PRO Series of digital consoles; the PRO2 and PRO2C live audio systems, at PLASA 2011.
LMC are taking orders for the consoles at the show and have an exclusive offer.

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PLASA 2011 is at Earls Court, London from Sunday 11th to Wednesday the 14th of September.
Visit us on Stand G19 to find out more.

ABTT Show 2010

Thursday, June 3. 2010



LMC are exhibiting at the ABTT 2010 theatre show on the 16th and 17th June at The Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1.

The ABTT Theatre Show is the only UK exhibition catering exclusively for the general theatre marketplace.
It attracts exhibitors from a wide range of suppliers and services necessary to stage a theatre production or equip a building.

The show is aimed at working technicians and administrators from all aspects of working theatre, as well as their managers, architects, consultants, mechanical engineers and services engineers involved in the planning and building of new facilities.

LMC have hand picked some exciting products to show. We look forward to seeing you on stand 120 in the Lawrence Hall.
Entrance is FREE for pre-registered visitors and only £5 on the door.
More information about visiting the show available at the ABTT website

Sales Person Wanted

Thursday, June 3. 2010
LMC is recruiting people for its sales desk in London.
Applicants should be confident and have an excellent telephone manner.
The position offers a good incentive scheme, a friendly working environment and is open to either junior or experienced sales people.
In the first case please contact jridley@lmcaudio.co.uk

Beyma Comes Home

Thursday, September 10. 2009



As of 1st September 2009, LMC Audio Systems Ltd has been appointed as the new exclusive distributor for Acustica Beyma in the UK and Ireland.

As the first people to bring Acustica Beyma to the UK market in 1988, LMC Audio have been the authority on Beyma speaker products for over twenty years.

John Ridley, Financial Director of LMC Audio, says: “LMC is very pleased to be involved with Beyma at this exciting point in their development of Helicex Technology. We are looking forward to this valuable distribution opportunity and the chance to build upon our successful history with Beyma.”

“With this appointment Audio Acustica Beyma ensures that its present and potential customer base in the UK and Ireland will be fully supported by the technical expertise and sales support of LMC Audio”, says Espartaco Saez, Commercial Director of Beyma: “LMC is part of Beyma´s history in the UK and have a reputation for good service, the right commercial policies and the correct approach to this industry. We are really delighted to have this relationship back”.

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Tuesday, June 9. 2009

LMC have been appointed as UK distributor for Be-Mix remote control products.
The Be-Mix system provides wireless remote control of your Yamaha digital console up to a distance of 30 metres using a PDA or smartphone running Be-Mix software.
A Be-Station protocol converter attached to the console bridges between MIDI and Bluetooth giving comprehensive control of the mix in the palm of your hand.

Compatible with the LS9, M7CL, PM5D, DM2000, 01V96 and 02R96

More information and pricing in our web catalogue

Yamaha PM5D and DSP5D (PM5D-EX) Updates

Saturday, May 9. 2009

Yamaha have released firmware updates for the PM5D digital console and the DSP5D Digital Mixing System (PMD5-EX).
V2.25 firmware for PM5D and V1.25 for DSP5D is available from the Yamaha download site at
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/downloads/

Updated PM5D and DSP5D Editors (V2.2.5; Win Vista/XP) for Studio Manager are also available.

LMC recommend that console owners update to the latest firmware version and check that they are running the latest versions of Studio Manager and the latest editor. All are available from the download site.

ABTT 2009 10th & 11th June

Saturday, May 9. 2009


LMC are exhibiting at the ABTT 2009 theatre show on the 10th and 11th June at The Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1.

The ABTT Theatre Show is the only UK exhibition catering exclusively for the general theatre marketplace.
It attracts exhibitors from a wide range of suppliers and services necessary to stage a theatre production or equip a building.

The show is aimed at working technicians and administrators from all aspects of working theatre, as well as their managers, architects, consultants, mechanical engineers and services engineers involved in the planning and building of new facilities.

LMC have hand picked some exciting products to show including the Midas PRO6 digital Live Audio System and the Yamaha SB168-ES digital Ethersound stagebox. We look forward to seeing you on stand 89 in the Lawrence Hall.
More information about visiting the show available at the ABTT website

Yamaha M7CL Firmware release V1.17

Wednesday, December 10. 2008
Yamaha have released a firmware update for the M7CL digital console.
V1.17 firmware is available from the Yamaha download site at
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/downloads/

An updated M7CL Editor (V2.1.2; Win Vista/XP) for Studio Manager is also available.

LMC recommend that console owners update to the latest firmware version and check that they are running the latest versions of Studio Manager and the M7CL editor. All are available from the download site.

Midas Launch Pro6 Digital Console

Wednesday, September 24. 2008
Midas launched their latest digital console, the Pro6 at PLASA 2008. Like the flagship XL8, the Pro6 is a comprehensive digital audio mixing system.
Mindful of their reputation for producing the best sounding live mixing consoles, Midas have designed a next generation console that will immediately feel comfortable to Midas users and sound every bit as good.
Already involved in the groundbreaking XL8 project – with LMC’s Birmingham and London teams trained & certificated at Midas’s Kidderminster factory, MD Paul Hinkly is bullish about the new Pro6.

“Midas has always been a benchmark for audio excellence. As a former PA Co owner I remember aspiring to Midas Pro series consoles, then when we set up LMC the legendary Pro40, XL3 & XL4 came through our doors. We became Midas’ first UK dealer in 1990, and with the XL200 and the rider dominating Heritage consoles helped establish Midas as an attainable brand. The Pro6 brings all the no-compromise audio of the incredible XL8 into a small-footprint package that all PA co’s and venues can aspire to.

“It's a great feeling to be serving the industry and taking our Midas family roots forward with the latest technology. We’ve got two great teams in Birmingham and London, all steeped in the know how of cutting edge mixing. Throughout the UK at concerts and in venues, our client training and hand-holding on first gigs has made us the UK’s most sought after console dealer and infact the UK’s leading source of new & previously-cherished consoles.

LMC take delivery of their first demo Pro6 this month.

Further information on the Midas Pro6 from the Midas Consoles website


Tascam SS-R1 & SS-CDR1 firmware update

Monday, September 22. 2008
Tascam have released firmware updates for the SS-R1 and the SS-CDR1 solid state recorders.
LMC recommend that users upgrade to the latest firmware version. The upgrade can be easily installed by the user by copying the downloaded file to a compact flash card and then following the update procedure as described in the release notes available on the Tascam site along with the firmware file.
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Rap-a-Ramp

Monday, August 4. 2008
Rap-a-Ramp in action

"Rap-a-Ramp" is the ultimate portable flexible ramp solution.

We are very impressed with this and thought we'd share it with you.
Constructed of high tensile anodised aluminium Rap-a-Ramp is both
lightweight and strong with a maximum load capacity of half a ton.
It’s unique folding design allows the ramp to be wrapped for storage and rapidly deployed for use, whilst individual treads can be removed or added to customise the length.

Rap-a-ramp makes loading small to medium vans a breeze and is ideally suited to the audio visual production industry. It can even be utilised as a bridge over obstructions.

Standard 8ft Rap-a-Ramp in stock now - only £792 ex VAT

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ABTT 2008 - 11th and 12th June

Sunday, June 8. 2008
LMC are exhibiting at the ABTT 2008 theatre show on the 11th and 12th June at The Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1.

The show attracts exhibitors from a wide range of suppliers and services necessary to stage a theatre production or equip a building.

The show is aimed at working technicians and administrators from all aspects of working theatre, as well as their managers, architects, consultants, mechanical engineers and services engineers involved in the planning and building of new facilities.

LMC have hand picked some exciting products to show and look forward to seeing you on stand 72.
More information about visiting the show available at the ABTT website

Tascam Solid State Audio Recorders

Friday, April 11. 2008
Tascam have launched two new audio recorders.
SS-R1 and SS-CDR1 are single-rackspace solid state recorders for the installation market. Designed for applications that currently use a cassette or MiniDisc recorder, the SS-R1 records to CompactFlash cards in WAVE format – or in MP3 format to achieve extended recording times. The SS-CDR1 adds a slot-loading CD recorder for direct audio CD creation, direct MP3 recording to CD as well as additional audio transfer functions.

Each model is equipped with balanced and unbalanced audio inputs and outputs, SPDIF coaxial digital in and out with sample rate converter, RS-232 serial and parallel control, a wired remote control and a computer keyboard input for folder/file naming and remote control. And, of course, users don’t need to do without traditional features like pitch control and key control, auto cue and auto ready, instant start, fade in/out on playback, auto track increment (level or time based), power-on play and sync recording.

Solid State technology provides hours of recording to affordable and secure CompactFlash media, and recordings can be transferred quickly to computers for editing, archiving or publishing on the internet. With fewer moving parts to break down, these products are designed for years of trouble-free use.

See the full specification at the Tascam website

Aspect delivers passion to Scala

Friday, April 11. 2008
Scala nightclub is a multi-purpose venue in King's Cross, on the north side of central London. In its current incarnation, the building has four main levels and accommodates events for up to 1,145 people. There are three bars, two dance floors and a stage for live performances.

Last year, the owners of Scala decided the sound system in the main area needed an upgrade, so resident sound technician George Gregori contacted LMC Audio Systems to design a system using new Turbosound products that would work with the lively acoustics of the room.

The building that houses Scala has some history behind it. Construction started in 1914 but completed only after WW1, during which it was used to make aeroplane components.

In 1920, it finally became the King's Cross Cinema. The following 70 years saw it change names a few times, as well as its focus, screening films ranging from mainstream to art-house to adult. In the summer of 1972, the King's Cross Cinema played host to the only UK concert by American rock band Iggy & The Stooges and the famous cover shot for Raw Power album sleeve was taken on that night. In 1974, following a petition from local residents to revoke its late night license, the venue closed.

Some five years later, it reopened as Britain’s first Primatarium – an audio-visual ecological experience – but this venture proved unsuccessful and in 1981 the cinema returned to Scala. However, in the early 1990s the Scala Film Club went into receivership as Warner Brothers sued it for screening Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange without his permission.

The venue closed down in 1993, but re-opened in 1999 as Scala nightclub. The cinema had been refitted, with the lower seating area incorporating the new stage, DJ booth and dance floor, while the upper seating area incorporated a second room and a DJ booth.

To bring it bang up to date, Scala's 21st century sound system needed to be capable of sound reproduction for dance music and live bands at high SPL with low distortion. "When considering a new sound system for Scala, the venue needed a system both versatile and robust across all music genres for both live and club events, and most importantly one that delivered clarity and quality," explains Gregori. "Since most of our week is taken up with quality live music and the weekends with high profile club nights and also with a brand name like Scala, it was very important we got this right. The new Turbosound system has delivered all of this and more."

The original Turbosound Floodlight loudspeaker system was stacked on the stage so for the new system, a flown array was the way forward.

Working on this basis, Jeff Woodford of LMC Audio Systems specified the Aspect® TA-500 three-way point source enclosure with the two-way mid-high TA-500HM hung underneath as a down-fill. "This combination gives great front to back coverage with the TA-500HMs focused on the sunken dance floor and the mid/HF section of the TA-500 focused at the raised FOH position and elevated dance/viewing area at the back of the room," said Woodford. "Low bass for both areas comes from the TA-500’s punchy low frequency section. Sub bass for the FOH system is delivered by six TSW-218s stacked on stage three per side."

As part of the new sound system, Scala was keen to provide the back of the room with additional sound reinforcement for the club nights that play dance music. A weighty, all round sound was required. So in both corners of the rear raised dance floor area, a single TSW-218 subwoofer with a self-powered TA-500DP are deployed to give the full, deep and rich sound required around the room.

The loudspeaker system is controlled by a pair of Turbosound LMS-D26 digital processors positioned within the FOH booth for easy system monitoring and adjustments. Output from the in-house Midas Verona console is taken into one controller for left, one for right, with the six outputs controlling the FOH - sub, bass, mid, high and rear fill subs - and full range to the TA-500DPs. Amplifiers for the system are the Turbosound T-Series, placed in a separate amp room behind the stage. A rack of two T-25s and five T-45s power the FOH system, and in the FOH booth a single T-45 powers the rear fill TSW-218 subs. Total system peak power is 27kW with 18kW of sub-bass.

Scala stage
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Woodford said of the install, "When approached by Scala to design a new system, I knew that keeping with the Turbosound name the club would benefit from a high audio quality and well designed product range. The Aspect series Polyhorn™ provides a point source array with the kind of controlled dispersion that Scala required, so this was my first choice for the venue. The Aspect TA-500s coupled with the TSW-218 subwoofers deliver an engaging, passionate sound, just what is required for one of London's leading music venues."

Since installing the system in February 2008, the likes of Sheryl Crow, Roni Size, Nouvelle Vague and Spoon have held sell out shows at Scala. "The feedback from both industry and customer has been amazing," concluded Lee Hazell, operations director at Scala.

The Aspect Wide sound system at Scala:
Main FOH Speakers
4 x Aspect TA-500 3-way
4 x Aspect TA-500HM 2-way down fills
6 x TSW-218 subwoofers

Amplifiers and processors
2 x LMS-D26 digital loudspeaker management systems
2 x T-25 amplifiers
5 x T-45 amplifiers

Flying hardware
2 x FK-500/2T Top row kits for 2-wide TA-500 array
2 x FK-500/2H Hinge kits for 2-wide TA-500 array

Rear fills
2 x Aspect TA-500DP self-powered
2 x TSW-218 subwoofers

Turbosound Aspect Wide is environmentally sound at Surrey University

Thursday, March 6. 2008
The University of Surrey Students’ Union in Guildford is the home to Rubix, the campus based nightclub, which recently had a new £80,000 sound system installed that included a full Turbosound loudspeaker system.

The multi-levelled nightclub has a capacity of up to 1,500 students and sits directly on top of the Students’ Union building. There are five areas: the main dance floor, Haris, the Bottle Bank, PJDs Bar and the main foyer and walkthroughs.

Rubix is also used as a social space during the daytime. On Thursdays it is turned into a bustling market place selling fruit and vegetables, cakes, bread, jewellery and numerous other campus essentials. The Harubix International Café is open every day selling snacks and drinks.

The venue has hosted many a top DJ and band in the past, with the likes of The Darkness, Rachel Stevens, Carl Cox, Scott Mills, Tim Westwood, James Hyman, John Digweed, Travis, The Twang, DJ Yoda and Paul Oakenfold.

Ian Lipp, technical manager of Rubix explains the reasoning behind the new install: “The previous system was 10 years old and sounded like it needed replacing. The old one was a cross between an installation and a touring rig that we used in our other venues. We wanted to get a rig installed that was designed purely as an install for our club without the requirement of needing it to be used elsewhere.”

The Turbosound products that make up the installation are seven Aspect® Wide TA-500 three-way loudspeakers, five Aspect® TA-500HM two-way downfill loudspeakers, six TSW-218 high power subass, three NuQ12s, two TCS-101Cs, two TCS-081-CW weatherproof loudspeakers, eight Impact 50s, five T-45 amplifiers, five T-25 amplifiers, two Turbosound LMS-D26 controllers and an LMS-D24 controller.

The system was designed by Jeff Woodford of London-based LMC Audio Systems, in collaboration with Turbosound. Jeff introduced the University to the Turbosound range when they initially approach him to specify a system for the venue. He comments, “I specified products from the Turbosound range for the entire venue; they have a good variety of well designed and constructed products.

“The Aspect TA-500 was first choice for the main FOH system, the controlled dispersion of the Polyhorn™ technology made directing sound around the odd shaped room very easy, and coupled with the TA-500HM as downfills, the dancefloor and balcony/FOH position both have ample sound coverage. Then using the Nu-Q and Impact ranges to distribute sound to the other areas, the venue has a good, well-defined sound throughout. From low level lobby areas to high volume front of house, the Turbosound system delivers exactly what I expected from the design.”

Lipp added: “Turbosound is a well known brand to engineers, DJs and audiences. Because our club has a unique layout it is not suited to a line array system and we wanted an up-to-date, cutting edge product. We tried Aspect at GuilFest and then again in our club. We were very impressed with both the volume and the clarity over a wide range of material from quiet acoustic acts to loud rock bands and club nights. Also, with Turbosound being a local company, it fitted in well with our environmental policies.



“The Turbosound speakers are well built, have high SPL with good clarity and faithful reproduction,” continues Lipp. “It’s a vast improvement over the old system. We didn’t think that many audience members would even notice we had a new system, so we have been very pleased by the number of people that have commented favourably or have been overheard commenting on it.”

Aspect Wide

The Turbosound Aspect® TA-500 loudspeaker is a trapezoidal three-way full range enclosure designed for touring and fixed install applications. The cabinet contains an HF driver on a Polyhorn™ device, a 10" MF driver on a Polyhorn™ device and a Turbo-loaded 15" LF driver. The box is constructed of birch plywood and finished in black textured paint with perforated steel/reticulated foam grille. It has an external flying system, Speakon NL8 and NL4 sub-out connectors.