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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 [...]

2020-01-31T11:19:13-05:00January 31, 2020|

Avid VENUE | S6L Certification Courses Announced in Montreal

LS Media and SFM are proud to be sponsoring their first joint venture to offer Avid Certification courses that will take place the week of January 6, 2020 at SFM’s head office . Location: SFM Headquarters, 325 Bouchard Boulevard, Dorval, Québec, H9S 1A9 VE110S6L AVID VENUE FUNDAMENTALS   January 6, 2020 at 9:30 am Length: 1 day, 8 hours (Course and Exam) Prerequisite: Good understanding of digital audio consoles Participants: Maximum 12 Price: Sponsored by SFM and LS Media (Value of $495 CAD) VE400 ACSR VENUE | S6L System Support January 8-9, 2020 at 9:30 am [...]

2019-12-20T17:16:43-05:00December 20, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-12-20T17:07:42-05:00December 20, 2019|

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, [...]

2019-11-11T11:21:19-05:00November 11, 2019|

Q-SYS Level Two: Get Hands On Training From The Experts

SFM has recently announced their Canadian training dates for QSC's Q-SYS Level Two course. The Q-SYS Level Two course is designed for advanced application engineers and trainers in the AV industry who specialize in a wide variety of installations.Building upon lessons learned in Q-SYS online Level One training, the Q-SYS Level Two in-classroom course gives trainees hands on-experience, deployment techniques, user control interface creation, advanced paging application and a brief introduction to networking and control.Each student will work on dedicated Q-SYS Core processors and control peripherals. The class conducts with a comprehensive troubleshooting exit exam drawn from real installation scenarios.Upcoming [...]

2019-10-09T08:58:27-05:00September 25, 2019|

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, [...]

2019-09-04T11:49:07-05:00July 17, 2019|

Shure Introduces TwinPlex™: Pristine Performance for Any Stage

Premium Subminiature Omnidirectional Lavalier and Headset Microphones Feature Unbeatable Audio Clarity and Best-In-Class Durability 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 with input from leading audio professionals, [...]

2019-07-17T14:20:18-05:00July 17, 2019|

Digiflex shows you why all guitar cables are not created equal

Maybe it’s because of the huge range of cables on the market. Maybe it’s because so many players think if you’ve seen one cable, you’ve seen ’em all.If you’re a guitarist, or you’ve spent any time around one, there’s a good chance that you’ve noticed a common trend. Players spend countless hours obsessing over the most minute details of every piece of gear they use, and the settings that all have to be just right, all in the name of a perfectly researched tone.That’s great and all, but they often leave out a pivotal piece of the puzzle in their search [...]

2019-07-17T10:49:58-05:00July 17, 2019|

SFM celebrates its 40th anniversary

Today marks SFM’s 40th anniversary, and although there is a lot we would like to cover, there is only one message that matters. Thank You. To all our clients, suppliers, and colleagues, for those who believed in us in 1978 and stood by our side through the years, we would not have lasted a day, let alone 40 years in this business, without you. We are extremely proud to work in an industry that thrives on bringing communication, and experiences to life. As we continue to embark on new adventures that explore the evolution of technologies and [...]

2018-05-31T11:06:28-05:00May 28, 2018|

Update on the 600 MHz Spectrum in Canada

As the FCC, in the US, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), continue to find new ways to make more spectrum available for mobile broadband wireless devices, we in the pro audio world must revise our wireless frequency use. A broadband wireless device is a smartphone or IPad etc. that can connect to the Internet and stream or download content without connecting through a local Wi-Fi network. This extremely popular activity is requiring more and more frequencies to handle the demand. The large pool of reserved for TV but mostly unused spectrum is being “repurposed” to accommodate [...]

2018-04-25T17:42:34-05:00March 9, 2018|