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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10% off all DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphone Stereo Pairs

Tuesday, June 17. 2014


The DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range combines unsurpassed microphone capsules with the highest quality pre's to deliver superior sound quality for all live and recording applications.

To make these great recording mics a little more accessible this summer, you can now get 10% OFF the price on all d:dicate™ Stereo Pairs until 31st July 2014.

Check out the ST2011C, perfect for close miking and stereo overheads on drums and percussion, being used on snare in Sound Network’s ‘In the Mix’ video, featuring rapper Angel Haze, live, at Heaven, London: http://youtu.be/qyCdDCCGGts?t=3m8s

Also suitable for a wide variety of applications across all styles of live music from from rock ‘n’ roll to opera, the ST4011A is a first order cardioid, ideal for overheads on drums, brass and string sections. Double bass and Cello sound spectacular when mic’d with these too!

Looking for wide cardioid mics? The ST4015A is an excellent choice for grand piano, guitar, marimba, and percussion or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra and the ultra-compact ST4015ER is ideal for unobtrusive spot miking, such as hanging use and, again, exceptional for pianos. See the mics in use with the Penguin Cafe orchestra live at Union Chapel, London: http://youtu.be/kF7Nbem1naI

For more information contact LMC sales: sales@lmcaudio.co.uk or telephone London: 020 8743 4680 or Birmingham: 0121 359 4535

Yamaha launches the QL Series digital console

Thursday, March 27. 2014


The QL Series continues the progression instigated by Yamaha's CL Series, bringing the same high level of operation, networking capabilities and outstanding sound quality within reach of the small-to-medium live music, corporate, speech and installation markets… and all at a price point which matches its compact size.

The new QL series comprises two models, the QL1 and QL5.

QL consoles are ideal for small-to-medium sized productions on their own, however onboard Dante networking allows them to be integrated into bigger systems with Yamaha's R-series i/o units and CL Series consoles. Up to eight R-series units can be simultaneously controlled by a QL console, offering as many as 256 input sources.
QL series is the perfect complement to rental company investment in the CL Series, with a brand new Port to Port facility giving CL Series consoles access to the onboard connections of QL consoles, allowing them to be used as external i/o. This allows very precisely scalable audio solutions to be created.
A QL version of the StageMix iPad remote control app and a fully fledged online / offline editor for Windows and Mac, QL Editor is available.

For more details visit the Yamaha QL Series section on our web catalogue.

Inspired Audio launch new mFlex MQ & iQ Series at Prolight & Sound

Thursday, March 6. 2014


Visit the team and see the new ranges on stand F12, Hall 8 at Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt, 12th - 15th March

Inspired Audio return to the Frankfurt Pro Light and Sound show confident of building on the solid foundations laid down at last year’s show. With a product focus in 2013 orientated towards the live sound and touring market, this year’s show will showcase the first products from the new mFlex MQ & iQ ranges, which will seek to broaden the product offer with MQ targeting the live performance market and iQ the fixed installation market. The show will also see an expansion of the reFlex bass range, with additions which are designed to complement the new mFlex product ranges.

First releases from mFlex MQ will be the MQ12 and MQ15. While the former utilises a 12” mid/bass unit and the latter a 15" unit, both products share a common 1.4” exit HF compression driver on a CD horn. Also common to both MQ enclosures is a multifunction cabinet design with a trapezoid front section augmented by a rear monitor angle. The cabinets also benefit from rear pocket handles and a selection of bracket and insert points. All drivers have neodymium magnet structures, with the mid/bass units also featuring 3” aluminium voice coils for enhanced midrange transient response. There is a choice of HF directivity, with 90⁰ x 40⁰ as standard and 60⁰ x 40⁰ an option. All HF guides are rotatable to enable operation in portrait or landscape modes. Cabinets are manufactured from birch plywood and finished with a polyurea coating.

The mFlex iQ range will combine installation-specific products with adapted versions of products from the MQ range. The iQ range will be finished in a water-based textured finish, with black and white as standard colours. Later in 2014, Inspired will introduce the 'Adapt programme' which will offer full RAL number colour matching.

To extend the bass response of the MQ12 and MQ15, Inspired have introduced the reFlex DR115 bass cabinet and DR118 sub bass cabinet. Both cabinets house high power, long excursion neodymium drivers, within vented direct radiating cross-braced enclosures. The two cabinets share a common cabinet width and runners and housings that facilitate stacking. As standard the enclosures feature reinforced insert points to assist in installation applications, but have the option of a touring pack that allows cabinets to be locked together when used for live performance. The third addition to the reFlex family is the B210, a product that shares a common structure to the Optima B210, but without the flyware. The product makes an ideal bass companion to the AX8 within the AV market, while also offering options to Installers where its compact dimensions and low 315 mm height make it easy to conceal under furniture.

Final Frankfurt release from the MQ portfolio is the MQA adaptable array enclosure. The compact cabinet features a central 250 mm, 90⁰ x 20⁰ waveguide, with a pair of 8” mid bass drivers mounted in a dipolar configuration. The cabinet can be used as a single element over the 80 Hz – 20 KHz pass band or combined together as a fixed angle array. For live performance two elements can be yoke mounted on a pole or stand, while larger combinations of three or four elements can be ground stacked or flown. The system's ease of use and scalability make it equally suited to live sound applications or installation within church, theatre or the leisure market.

Touring will not be forgotten with the compact Optima 8 array box and the ultra-compact Optima 5 array enclosure joining the Axis monitor range on the stand.

So come and visit the Inspired team on stand F12, in Hall 8, where we will be joined by Will Hinkly, Technical Sales at LMC Audio, UK & Ireland distributor for Inspired Audio, who will also be on hand to talk you through the ranges, our beliefs in an integrated solution and what the future holds for the brand.

For a Frankfurt appointment please contact:
Chris Scott – Head of Design at Inspired Audio
E: chris.scott@inspired-audio.co.uk or
Will Hinkly - Technical Sales at LMC Audio
E: whinkly@lmcaudio.co.uk

For details of all of the products ranges available visit the Inspired Audio website.



DPA d:facto II free 7-day trial

Monday, December 2. 2013


Take advantage of this fantastic offer of a FREE 7-day trial of the DPA d:facto II microphone.

Until the 31st January 2014 we're giving you the chance to try out the d:facto II for a week absolutely free of charge.

To apply for your free seven-day trial of the DPA d:facto II courtesy of Sound Network Ltd, simply head to http://www.soundnetwork.co.uk/dfacto and fill in the application form with your details.

Please be sure to select LMC Audio's name in the drop down box at the bottom of the application form so that we can contact you to arrange the 7-day loan.

For further details, contact a member of the LMC Sales team: LMC London saleslondon@lmcaudio.co.uk or LMC Birmingham salesbirmingham@lmcaudio.co.uk.

For more information about the DPA d:facto II vocal microphone visit the LMC Web Catalogue.

Yamaha CL Series open days at LMC

Friday, May 18. 2012


LMC is delighted to announce Yamaha CL series open days, taking place in LMC Birmingham on Friday 25th May and LMC London on Monday 28th May.

Discover CL series digital mixing consoles and discuss the in-depth features at LMC's dedicated CL series demonstration & training events.

With experts from Yamaha on hand to guide you, you don't want to miss out on this unique opportunity to explore CL series.

Demonstrations will be carried out using the recently launched CL5 digital mixing console, Rio 3224-D I/O rack, and CL Editor for Mac, plus StageMix for iPad.

For more details & to register to attend, contact: sales@lmcaudio.co.uk.

Location & contact details:

BIRMINGHAM - 25th May, 10 - 5pm
Demonstration sessions: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
LMC Birmingham: Unit 47 Phoenix Park, Avenue Road, Aston,
Birmingham, B7 4NU
Contact: James Lawford, Sales Manager, tel: 0121 359 4535

LONDON - 28th May, 10 - 5pm
Demonstration sessions: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
LMC London: Unit 10 Cowley road, Acton, London, W3 7XA
Contact: JP Cavaco, Sales Manager, tel: 020 8743 4680

Visit our CL series product page for further information about the the CL range.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Yamaha launch CL Series digital mixing consoles

Monday, April 2. 2012


Yamaha have launched the CL Series of digital mixing consoles.

LMC visited the Prolight + Sound Show in Frankfurt last month to take a look at the latest evolution in digital mixing consoles from Yamaha. Check out our gallery of photos from our visit to the show on our Facebook page.

The CL Series line-up comprises three consoles, the CL1, CL3 and CL5, ranging in capacity from 48 to 72 mono + eight stereo inputs. All feature 16 DCAs and 24 mix / eight matrix output busses. In addition, Yamaha have launched two new rack-mountable I/O units, the Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D, which can be used in a variety of combinations and configurations, communicating via a scalable Audinate Dante™ digital audio network.

The CL5 is available this month, with the CL3 and CL1 due for release this Summer. For all pricing enquiries & information contact the LMC Sales teams: sales@lmcaudio.co.uk.

Details of training & demonstration dates will be available shortly.

For more information about the consoles and a full list of features, visit LMC's web catalogue .
For more information about these and other Yamaha Pro Audio products, visit the Yamaha website.



Martin Audio launch MLA Compact

Wednesday, February 29. 2012


LMC Audio visited Hammersmith Apollo for the launch of Martin Audio's new MLA Compact system.

MLA Compact brings the revolutionary cellular technology behind MLA to a wider range of touring and installed sound applications that do not require the full power and throw of the full-size MLA, or where a smaller, lighter system is called for.

Commenting on the system, Paul Hinkly, MD at LMC Audio, says, "If there's one new system you listen to this year, make it the MLA Compact."

MLA Compact is scalable and versatile and shares the sonic attributes of the flagship MLA. It's compact size (W: 788mm x H: 280mm x D: 500mm) belies its output capabilities - a 12-box array can easily deliver full rock SPL's in a 5,000 seat venue, whilst a 24-box array will approach the output of many 'full-size' systems which have less efficient acoustic elements.

MLA Compact's fully integrated system brings together the latest technologies in acoustic design, amplification, DSP and industry-leading optimisation software - with communications and control via an easy-to-use audio network. MLA Compact arrays can be remotely controlled from the supplied wireless tablet running VU-NET control software.
Class D amplification, U-NET control network and DSP circuitry are integrated within each enclosure, simplifying system set-up and operation and eliminating long, heavy-gauge cable runs - a particular benefit in premium fixed installations. Reducing cable runs to just inches within the enclosure means that all the power produced by the amplifier goes directly to the speakers and is not dissipated in the cables.

With MLA Compact, external amplifier racks are dispensed with - saving valuable space both on tour and in fixed installations. From the outset, MLA Compact has been designed with the financial and environmental aspects of running a system in mind; use of maximum-efficiency acoustic and amplifier technologies reduce both the size and weight of the system, assisting transportation as well as reducing the mains or generator power needed to run the system.

For more information about the MLA and MLA Compact systems contact LMC Sales in London: (0) 20 8743 4680 or Birmingham: (0) 121 359 4535 or email Sales.

For further MLA product information visit the Martin Audio website.



Yamaha celebrate 25 years, win an LS9

Wednesday, October 12. 2011



2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Yamaha’s digital mixers. To celebrate the occasion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Europe is running a unique photo competition with 25 superb prizes to be won, including an LS9-32 digital mixing console. For more information & a chance to win, visit the Yamaha website, or the Yamaha Facebook page.

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.

Click here to find out more.


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.

See Radian for the first time this year at PLASA Focus

Wednesday, March 30. 2011


Visit us on the LMC stand at PLASA Focus to get your first chance to see products from Radian Audio in the UK this year.
See the latest APEX NEO XD wedges from Radian, including the Apex NEO 1200XD & 1500XD. These two-way monitors use Radian high-powered Neodymium coaxial 12” & 15” speakers respectively, with 3”diaphragms and 2” exit compression drivers. Including new XD technology, they yield a very high quality frequency response.
Apex NEO XD monitors are the ideal choice for live and install sound applications that require a high performance, portable monitor system solution.

In addition, a selection of Radian Audio diaphragms will be on display. Designed and manufactured to have equivalent or better performance than the original, these diaphragms are available for a wide variety of JBL compression drivers.

For more information visit the Radian website or contact our Sales teams in London +44 (0) 20 8743 4680 and Birmingham +44 (0) 121 359 4535, sales@lmcaudio.co.uk.

New Midas VeniceF consoles

Thursday, February 24. 2011



Yamaha iPad Giveaway

Wednesday, November 24. 2010

Yamaha launch Stagemix app for iPad

Monday, November 15. 2010

StageMix provides remote control of M7CL functions via a simple, intuitive graphical interface from anywhere within wireless range*.

The software has been specifically designed to allow engineers to adjust monitor mixes from the performers' positions on stage, directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad rather than having to rely on verbal directions to a second engineer. The result is better mixes in less time: a huge advantage during high-pressure pre-show setup. StageMix does not provide remote control of all M7CL parameters, but is focused on the requirements for adjusting monitor mixes on stage.

- The main page of the StageMix is called the "Mixer" window. It shows the EQ curve, CUE and ON buttons, fader and level meters, and channel names for eight adjacent channels.
- The colour of the Sends on faders button matches those used on the M7CL console. [CUE] and [ON] buttons appear below, allowing the currently active Mix or Matrix bus to be Cued and turned On/Off.
- One band of EQ can be adjusted at a time.

*Wireless access point required.

For more information visit the Yamaha Commercial Audio website.

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.