In this issue of our series profiling various manufacturers, suppliers and services who cater specifically to the film and television industry in Gauteng, In Focus spoke to TV Audio cc a

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Email Address: www.skytronic.co.za
Telephone: +27 11 805 9910

distributor of broad-line electronic equipment, and MIDI Music, a division of T.O.M.S, importers and distributors of musical instruments.

In Focus spoke to Rui Valentim, Product Manager of MIDI music.

In Focus: Tell us a bit about your company.
Valentim: We are a musical instrument distributor and we are in the top three of the largest importers of musical instrument equipment in South Africa.

In Focus: How long have you been in existence and how did you arrive at the name MIDI?
Valentim: MIDI Music has been around now for over 25 years and the name is an abbreviation of Musical Instrument Distributors.

In Focus: How many staff do you employ?
Valentim: We currently employ 17 people.

In Focus: What products do you have on offer?
Valentim: Mackie, Tapco, M-Audio, Genelec, QSC, Cakewalk, Tama, Ibanez, Roland, Boss, Marshall, Fishman, Alto, Leem, Remo, D-Addario and Planet Waves.

In Focus: Do you have any products that have only recently come on the market?
Valentim: Not that recent really. As we are getting closer to the January NAMM show and March MUSIKMESSE, newer products will be revealed. Fairly new products would be the new Digital DSP near-field monitor speakers from Genelec.

In Focus: Any recent large sales of note?
Valentim: We recently sold Genelec 8200 series Digital DSP monitoring speakers to the SABC

In Focus: Do you have other branches in South Africa, and do you provide service back-up?
Valentim: There are no other branches, and most definitely we provide back up only the best!

MIDI Music can be contacted on +27 11 417 3400 or visit the website at www.toms.co.za

TV Audio CC trading as Skytronic is another well established Gauteng distributor, based in Midrand. In Focus spoke to the managing member, Peter Berry.

In Focus: Please describe your product offering
Berry: We are suppliers of general audio visual accessories with products such as Citronic - Pro Audio, Skytec ' general ' Audio, Lighting and accessories, Adastra ' public address, Zeuz ' Car audio.

In Focus: I see you trade as Skytronic; explain?
Berry: Skytronic is the overseas franchise, and is based in Holland.

In Focus: What would you say is your area of specialty?
Berry: We cover quite a large range of products, but I would say Public Address systems are a big seller. We recently sold a system valued at R166 000.

In Focus: Do you have other branches in South Africa and do you provide service back-up?
Berry: No other branches but yes, we do provide full service back-up.

In Focus: How many staff do you employ?
Berry: We have a total of 15 staff members at present.

In Focus: How long have you been in business?
Berry: We have 30 years of experience in this field.