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Wisma BSN Auditorium – AV Service and Maintenance

Wisma BSN Auditorium is a fully utilized auditorium with corporate affairs activity and for monthly Cabutan BSN SSP. The Audio Visual system was installed in 2015 by Artistic Controls and has since been providing AV service and maintenance to the Auditorium. The maintenance covers all key AV equipment, including LED Panel Screen, LED stage lighting…

Bounce Back in 2021 – 5 Ways For Business Growth Strategies

With the pandemic COVID-19 strike us in 2020 it makes our business more challenging and difficult to do in the coming years. Projects related to AV industry are simply not happening. People are not travelling and most of the workforce are working from home. Social distancing is a new norm of life and with the…

Migrating To Dropbox Business For Cloud Storage

During the movement control restriction and Covid-19 pandemic we decided to migrate all our files and folders storage from our own office server to Dropbox Business for cloud storage. We needed this cloud service to allow our teams member to be able to fully working remotely and still able to complete the task needed. Previously…

Covid-19 Pandemic – An Unprecedented Time For Artistic Controls

The Covid-19 pandemic first hit China affecting the supply chain of many Lighting and Sound equipment supplier and many goods manufactured in the region. It has since hit worldwide across the US and Europe and us in Malaysia. The AV industry in this region has been slowing down and, in some project it was temporarily…

Wuhan Virus Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Affect the Delivery of Led Stage Lighting

As at Friday (January 31th) there are about more than 9600 reported cases confirmed and has so far claimed 213 lives as a result of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China. Our Stage Lighting manufacturer has been told by their government to extend their Chinese Lunar new year to Feb 9th and the factory will remain…

Yamaha CA Dealer Meet 2019

This year Yamaha Malaysia organized annual dealer meet for Commercial Audio (CA)  on 20 August 2019 The anticipated annual meet where Yamaha dealers and distributor meet for a gathering and update of the Yamaha CA products was held at Ruyi & Lyn Bangsar Shopping Center. My Satohiro Kondo the new MD of Yamaha CA give…

Connectech Asia 2019 Suntec Singapore

Connectech Asia 2019 start today in Singapore Suntec City and Marina Bay Sands from 18 June to 20 June 2019. Every year we are visiting this great show to get a feel how the broadcast industry and technology grows apart from a chance to meet friends and principals. Connectech Asia is incorporating BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and…

Prolyte Seminar Malaysia Roadshow 2019

Prolyte PAP Malaysia organized a workshop seminar roadshow recently in Johore, Petaling Jaya and Penang covering topic on Prolyte Structure, StageDex, Prolyft, Admiral and Protos. This workshop was to instill more knowledge base to it dealers around the region. The Petaling Jaya session was held on 15th May and led by lead trainer Jasper van…

dB Technologies Live Sound Seminar in KL

For the first time dB Technologies speaker manufacturer came to KL held a one day live sound demo at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa KL to the dealers last week 14.10.2014. With courtesy of Soundline AudioVisual Company the main distributor of dB technologies Italy we had a change to listen the spectacular showcase of live outdoor sound…

Free-To-Air Digital Terrestrial TV Coming To Malaysia Soon

Soon we will enjoy the free-to-air digital TV. With free to air digital channel transmission we can have more channels and greater interactive with digital TV. Last year three companies have been shortlisted on their proposed business plans to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for the DTTB infrastructure. Out of the three, Puncak…

Reflection of Year 2013

Now that the year 2013 has ended it is time to reflect what we have done and achieved for the past one year. Looking back Artistic Controls have been doing not that bad as we have completed a number of different projects and achieving some mile stone in our sales. The year 2013 wasn’t a…

Symetrix SymNet Edge Training in KL

Systems Electronics and Engineering KL recently organized a Symetrix SymNet Edge Certificate Training for their Symetrix Dealers in Kuala Lumpur. The one day course was conducted by Hock Thang the Regional Manager of Symetrix office based in Singapore. Symetrix SymNet Edge DSP was designed to meet the requirements of the bulk of commercial sound installations.…

Yamaha Audio Retreat with Dealers in Golden Palm Tree

This year 2013 Yamaha Music is celebrating their 125 years anniversary. Recently they organize an Audio Retreat outing for the PA and CE dealers in Golden Palm Tree Resort & SPA at Bagan Lalang on 9th July and 10th July. It is the first times we see dealers from Professional Audio combine with dealers from…

Who Will Wins The DTTB Services In Malaysia?

At the moment we do not know who will win the Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting (DTTB) contract in Malaysia. What we do know is that three companies have submitted their proposed business plans to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for the DTTB infrastructure earlier this month. The three companies are Redtone Network Sdn…

Prolyte Asia Training On Hoist 2013

Prolyte Asia Pacific (PAP) recently held a 2 days training on hoist and truss on 22nd and 23rd May 2013 at the office in Petaling Jaya. The almost yearly affair also called Prolyte Campus provide training and new products introduction for the Prolyte partners and Services Point partner from the Asia region. One of the…

Video Production With The Help Of Green Screen

Many video production company setup many studio and webstudio to produce various content for the purpose of TV production or internet TV.  In order to do they green screen technology that we see many from the blockbuster movie to news and daily weather predictions over the TVs. With these green screen technologies it allows a…

Matrade Exhibition Centre Superstructure Work Awarded

The new Matrade Exhibition Centre superstructure work has been awarded to Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co Ltd. TTDI KL Metropolis Sdn Bhd a wholly-owned subsidiary of Naza TTDI has awarded the contract of RM555.9 million superstructure works to the South Korean company. The work will commence in October and is expected to be completed by…

Training On Practical Studio Lighting Setup In HD Studio

More and more HD studio was setup recently to provide content in HD format for news and entertainment to cater for the growing demand in the broadcast industry. Malaysia is gearing up for full HD transmission in 2015 and we can see more production house is converting room to studio or setting up new studio…

The Mines Purchased Mobile Stage

The Mines 2 at Seri Kembangan purchased a set of mobile stage for their own use for the promotion and performance or events at the digital mall. Previously they rent the stage every time they have the shows and this cost adds up a lot and it will be cheaper to own the mobile stage…

PINCER Perak

Perak Innovation and Creative Resource Centre or PINCER is the home for the largest render farm in the country. Located in Ipoh Perak it is owned by Perak State Development Corporation and managed by Perak E-Organisation Sdn Bhd. The new PINCER studios & facilities are equipped with the latest and most advanced applications that can…

UiTM Jasin Campus will be ready in 2013

Today news reported that a new UiTM campus will be in Jasin is being built with a capacity of 5,000 students. The UiTM Jasin campus, to be built on 213 acres (about 85 hectares) at a cost of RM297 million, will be developed by YBK Usahasama Sdn Bhd and was expected to be ready in…

Electronics & Engineering Singapore Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd (E&E)celebrates its 60 year anniversary this year and had their anniversary dinner at Shangrila Hotel Singapore on January 26th 2011. Since starting in 1951 it has grown stronger to a 60th anniversary this year. It is not easy to stay a float in Sound system industry for so many years…

Matrade New Exhibition and Convention Centre

Naza Group has recently entered into building for land deal with the government which it will receive 65 acres of prime land in Kuala Lumpur for building a RM628 mil expo center for Matrade. IT seem that another exhibition and convention center will be built in these area located along Jalan Duta. IT was understand…

Royal Selangor Theatre Shah Alam

The Royal Selangor Theatre in Shah Alam which was completed in August 2008 has not been open and used yet. The Shah Alam Royal Theatre which stands alongside with the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah state mosque and Grand Bluewave Hotel was left unused. It was quite a pity as it took 30 months since…

Yamaha CA Retreat with Dealers in Melaka 2010

This year Yamaha Commercial Audio organized the Yamaha Annual Meet with the Dealers  in Philea Resort & SPA Ayer Keroh Melaka from 8th DEC to 10th Dec 2010. This is like a great get away from the busy schedule to relaxed and attend the seminar. The places are not too bad as we get to…

Panasonic Launched the Smart HD Camera

Today attended the launched of the new Panasonic i-Pro Smart HD camera in Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya. Panasonic Malaysia launched the new smart HD camera that will be almost affordable in term of total ownership cost (TOC) when investing in HD camera for security and surveillance. According to the Panasonic this is because of their…

Zero 88 ORB in UiTM Convention Center

We are proud to announce that the Zero 88 ORB Control Desk has arrived in Malaysia. This unit will be installing at UiTM Convention Center in Shah Alam. UiTM Convention Center is due to complete by this year will be the first Convention Center in Malaysia to use the Zero 88 ORB Desk. UiTM Convention…

Cable Markers

Cable markers or cable identification is important when implementing your sound and light project. Once your sub contractor pull all the audio, video and signal cable to the rack and the sound mixers and they will usually mark temporary on the cable before our project team step in. The project team will use the cable…

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smart Phone

The new BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone has been launched recently. I am so excited about this that I want to share this post here. I have a BlackBerry Bold 2 9700 smartphone and I fell in love with it the moment I use it. The keypad and the ability to push email is what I…

Ho Chi Minh City – A City of it Owns

Apart from attending the Palme Light and Sound show in Vietnam we also took an opportunity to visit the Ho Chi Minh City (HCM) down town and experience the city. Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as commonly known is the largest City in Vietnam with the city population of 7 million people. When in…

Palme Vietnam 2010 in Ho Chi Minh City

This year Palme 2010 was held in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for the first time in Palme show.  It was held in Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 22th July to 24th July 2010. As Vietnam becoming one of the fastest growing country in this region  in using AV Equipment for the last…

New Istana Negara at Jalan Duta

The Malaysian government is building a new palace Istana Negara in Jalan Duta. This new palace will replace the existing Istana Negara that has been used as palace since 1928. Since this is the first time that the Malaysian government building a new palace they have put more emphasis in the design and architectural. The…

Broadcast Asia 2010 Singapore Expo

Broadcast Asia 2010 together with Communicate Asia was held in Singapore recently from 15th June to 18th June 2010 at Singapore Expo. On the same date there was another exhibition SLV Expo held in Marina Bay Sands in downtown. Back in Malaysia Integrated Security and Fire (ISF) show which was held in KLCC Convention Center…

Unity College International (U.C.I) Auditorium Sound System

  Unity College International (U.C.I) which provides international school courses has moved to their new building in Jalan 51A/223, near to Crystal Plaza PJ.  Their existing building in Bangunan Sri Kemajuan PKNS is already congested with many students. The new building which houses an Auditorium and a Multipurpose Hall and administration floor and tutorial classes…

Zero 88 Jester ML48 in Taman Budaya Kuantan

Recently Taman Budaya Kuantan in Pahang has upgraded their Lighting Control Desk to the new Zero 88 Jester ML48 a 48 channel desk Lighting Desk with ability to control moving heads.  This was to replace the old Strand desk. Taman Budaya Kuantan is located in front of JKKN building which is on the way to…

Finally Fibre Optics Available to Home

In my last blog “Will Fibre Optics Coming to Home” I was wondering will the fibre optics infrastructure will be available to our Malaysian home. As we know fibre optics has been use widely in the backbone cable infrastructure and some business application but has not been available to home use. Finally the wait is…

Telekom Malaysia Launched UniFi High Speed Broadband

Last Wednesday on 24 March Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) launched the new high speed broadband called UniFi Broadband. For resident packages will come in 3 prices – RM149, RM199 and RM249 a month. The three packages are the VIP5, VIP10 and VIP20 and the connections speeds are offered in 5 Megabits per seconds, 10Mbps and…

Incandescent lamps will be phase out in 2014

The traditional light bulb will no longer be available by January 2014. Bulbs like incandescent light bulbs are considered less energy efficient and will be obsolete in usage by then. It will be fully replace by compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tube and LED lights. This was announced by Power, Green and Water Minister. He said…

How to save on your electricity bill

The lighting bills for your outdoor house need not to be high. But trying to save electricity apart switching when not in used is not that difficult. Here are some tips : 1) Install motion-activated sensor lights that turn on when there is movement in the area as to regular outdoor floodlights that are constantly…

Season Greetings – Chinese New Year 2010

Wishing all my friends, business partners and staffs a Happy Chinese New Year 2010. May the tiger year roar loudly. From the Management of Artistic Controls.

Will Fibre Optics coming to home

Most of the houses or offices will have at least one jack for telephone line and one jack for network line.  How about having one more jack in the house for fibre optics cable to hook up to high speed broadband. Fibre optics has been widely used in industrial and AV system for faster signal…

The Live Bands Are Back in Jalan P Ramlee

The 5 club operators in Jalan P. Ramlee are allow to have their live bands back again this week end by the local authority. The Beach Club, Thai Club, Aloha, Peppy Garden and Rum Jungle will have their live music back provided they do not play their music too loud. Earlier on the 1st January…

Are you ready for Astro B.yond?

Recently Astro Malaysia has launched Astro B.yond which is HDTV broadcast. Many people still do not know the meaning of HDTV and asking if it is necessary to change to Astro B.yond and what is needed to ready enjoy it. What is HDTV? HDTV stands for High Definition TV.  Watching HDTV is about watching high-resolution…

Zero 88 Jester ML Operating Software 3.0

Zero 88 has released JesterML Operating Software version 3.0 for the Jester ML series and Jester TL for quite some time since December 2009. Release 3.0 adds MIDI Show Control functionality, support for Inverse channels, plus a number of other improvements. Recently we have the chance to upload the release 3.0 software to one of…

Is Penang going to have Penang International Convention Centre (PICC)?

I come to know from the STAR Online that The Penang State Government is planning to build a new 6000 sq meter Penang International Convention Centre (PICC) and target to complete by Dec 2010. This is great. The estimate cost is about RM50mil. But some people already question over the need to build such a…

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

We at Artistic Controls would like to wish all our customers and friends and business partners a Merry Christmas And Happy New Year. Though we like to go for a long holiday like our friends in the UK but we will be back to work on 28th December. Happy Holidays from the Artistic team.

Panorama Persiaran Hampshire

If you walk a long Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur you will notice a new 5 star Condominium is being built there. It is call Panorama at Persiaran Hampshire. Panorama Persiaran Hampshire comprises of two Blocks 33-story that consist of 223 apartment units with a built-up sizes of 592 sf to 1819 sf. The developer is…

Bosch GSR 14.4-2-LI Cordless Drill

  Today I went and bought a set of Bosch Cordless Drill for our project installation and service work. After much checking around on the brand and model I decided to stick with Bosch brand. For me having been using Bosch power tools for so many years it is natural that I choose Bosch brand.…

Astro TV Launched HDTV on Dec 11

Last Friday Dec 11, our Malaysia’s Astro TV launched its HDTV or high-definition TV broadcast starting with  five HD channels starting with Astro Supersport HD, HBO HD, National Geographic Channel HD and History HD. More will be available from January on ward. Subscribers will pay an extra RM20 per month (US$6) for the new Astro…

What Happen to Calvary Convention Centre?

What actually happen to the construction of the RM100 million Calvary Convention Centre (CCC) a futuristic looking Convention Centre at Bukit Jalil. The recent news of the problem and delay of the project has appeared in The Stars News Paper recently. As an outsider we feel that the problem attached with the construction of the…

Behringer acquires Midas and Klark Teknik

This latest news came from Pro-Audio Central Magazines. Following the departure of Midas from the established Bosch distribution channel in channel in Japan earlier in the year, both Midas and KT are now to be acquired by The Music Group, in an agreement that is slated for completion by 31 January 2010. The Music Group,…

Custom Made Dimmer Rack Flight Case

Apart from supplying light and sound equipment we also produce custom made equipment flight case with the dimmer pack built in. We don’t fabricate flight case but we order the flight case from the supplier and install the dimmer pack into the flight case with the necessary cabling work. Our project team will configure the…

Yamaha Staying Ahead Commercial Audio 2009 in Port Dickson

Recently Yamaha Malaysia organized Yamaha Commercial Audio Annual Meet 2009 at Thistle Hotel Port Dickson on 17th, 18th & 19th November 2009. It is a way for the dealers to get together for 3 days at Port Dickson and at the same time learn the new Yamaha products.  The theme for this year is “Staying…

Are Open Tender System Good?

I read with interest on one article that appeared in the Star Paper on 26 October 2009 that says “Layers of Sub-Contracting add to total cost” and “Are Tenders Open and Fairs? The articles said there are some company who won lucrative government tender to sub the whole project to the third party who may…

Sennheiser Asia Launched Wireless Microphone G3 At Renaissance Hotel 12 November 2009

Sennheiser Asia finally launched Evolution Wireless Microphone G3 in Renaissance hotel recently. The theme “You Know You Can” is the new catch phrases. That’s mean the G2 series will be discontinued and will be replaced G3 series. The Sennheiser G3 series offer 100 series, 300 series and 500 series. It is a multichannel system with…

Harman Road Show Penang 10 November 2009

Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd Singapore together with Harman group has done it again. They organized a Harman International Roadshow in Penang on 10 November 2009. This time they held it at Tanjung Bungah Beach Hotel in Penang for one full day events. Participants are by invitation only from Malaysia and even Sabah and Sarawak.…

Electronic Market in Shenzhen

Shenzhen City is located in the southern of the Guangdong Province, just a train ride from Hong Kong. It is a is a fast growing city there are many interesting places to visit. But one of the interesting places to visit is spending some time in the vast electronics market in downtown Shenzhen like in…

12th China Public Security Expo in Shenzhen

This year the 12th China Public Security Expo was held in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from November 1 – 4, 2009. True to the name the expo was mainly in Security and Protection. Even then it is a big show in term of large numbers of exhibitors and large turn up. There are about…

Lee Hoe Transport

Today Lee Hoe Transport Company has just delivered the lighting equipments to our office in Puchong. Yesterday they pick up the goods from my supplier office in Singapore and now it is already in my office. In KL Li Ho Transport is our appointed transporter from Singapore to KL. They are also the forwarding clearing…