Here you’ll find the latest news from The Bates Group and its’ growing manufacturers.


Jan 19-20, 2017

We are doing 2 days of extensive product training with our newest manufacturer Ensemble Designs in Grass Valley CA!

ACM 2016

We are at the Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference in Boston from Aug 18-20. We are here with the latest innovative products from Swit and Leightronics. Come join us!

Here we are!

Here we are!

ACM Leightronics Display

Our Leightronix Display

ACM Swit Display

Our Swit Display

SWIT 10" Monitor

The New SWIT 10 inch monitor!

Swit Stats

SWIT Monitor Stats

Meet Keith!

Keith is ready to talk SWIT!

ACM Avipas/ SWIT

Avipas Camera and keyboard controller at SWIT

NAB 2016

We’re here supporting our manufacturers this week at NAB in beautiful Las Vegas!

AZDEN is at booth N6729 with the latest in audio innovation! If you come by the booth, you can enter the shotgun microphone contest!

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LEIGHTRONIX is here at booth C9508 with all of your video service and live streaming needs! Come on by and see how Leightronix can assist your needs.

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SWIT is here at booth C5414 with a fiber optic CCU that you have to see to believe and a wireless transmitter/ receiver until that gets you 2300 feet of freedom! Come by and check it out!

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Join us for the Media Resource Expo October 27, 2015! The Bates Group welcomes Wayne Alonso from AZDEN to answer all your questions and show you the latest in audio innovation! We will also have the latest Leightronix, SWIT and MagicBox products for you to check out. We’ll be in the big booth #300 at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

Then in November, we will be at the 2015 Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Region Conference, Trade Show and Video Festival. The show starts Thursday November 19th at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, Connecticut. We’ll have more information coming soon… Stay tuned!

May 5, 2015


Welcome Azden!

We at the Bates Group are proud to now represent Azden Corporation for all of New England!
Azden has been making fantastic audio products for over 60 years, and their current lineup includes:
– All types of wired microphones for Broadcast, including lapel, headset, and shotgun mics
– Wireless systems for field production and classroom use
– Mixers and adapters for field or studio use
– i-Coustics recording for smart phones and tablets!
Some products to experience include the SGM-250 Shotgun mic which, when registered on-line, comes with a 10 year warranty! How does it stack up to the competition? See the shootout here.
Another great product is the FMX-42U Portable Mic/Line Mixer with USB Digital Output, which runs for up to 15 hours using off-the-shelf AA batteries. More information here.

April 15, 2015

The Bates Group at NAB2015

We are at NAB this week and there is so much going on! In addition to supporting our current manufacturers, we have had a front row seat to the evolution of broadcast technology! (Not to mention, the drones are crazy cool!) We have connected with new manufacturers and have re-connected with old friends this trip. Stay tuned… we will have a few announcements next week!