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Light ’em Up… with Front of House Lighting!

In all my years of doing audio visual rentals and designing installed systems, Stage Lighting seemed to be one of those requests that were few and far between. Like projection, it is a controlled beam of light, so I used to think this was pretty straightforward. Well,...

IT Service Calls for AV Companies

IT Service Calls for AV Companies

As we all know, the IT world is converging with the AV world more and more every day. For most of us this is quite exciting and for others, this can be daunting. In facilities where the IT and AV world are working together and something goes wrong, who do you call? If...

Microphone Placement Is Everything!

Today I’d like share about best practices for where to place a fixed microphone when using one for speaking. These best practices apply to everyone including sports announcers for the Big Ten Conference, presidential candidates from a lectern and also general handheld...

Who Are The Players in Designing Your AVL System

Who Are The Players in Designing Your AVL System

Whether it’s a major project around your home or a major project you have been assigned to manage at work, when it comes time to find people and companies to get the job done, the choices and process can seem overwhelming. In the commercial AVL world, we come across...

Is More Speaker Really Better?

Pretty much the coolest thing you can do with audio is make a huge wall of speakers (or single huge speaker like Marty McFly in Back to the Future) by tying them all together and then, BLAST THE MUSIC! Well, at least that is what I thought years ago. Hey, it makes...

Is Digital Wayfinding Right For You?

Is Digital Wayfinding Right For You?

The Dilemma - You are Lost When you visit a large school campus, or a hospital, or a large corporate center for the first time you do your best to find the main entrance. Sometimes it is easy to spot, but other times you end up in the wrong place or across the campus...

Should AV Be Seen?

Should AV Be Seen?

In the AV industry, for as long as I can remember, the idea of being able to have an AV system of some kind and making it as invisible as possible has been a request of clients. At the end of the day, can you ever really hide all of the equipment in a system?...

Demystifying Piano Mics

Demystifying Piano Mics

Over the years of designing AVL systems, I have had the pleasure of walking into many churches of all denominations, and shapes and sizes.  It is always a treat because I get to see the wide variety of equipment used, new and especially old.  Because digital pianos...

Sell and Stay Within Your Scope of Expertise

Sell and Stay Within Your Scope of Expertise

An article by guest blogger for Audio Visual Bend, Erik Beyer – Regional VP of Sales – CLAIR Solutions   How do we, as professionals in the AV industry, help small businesses recognize the opportunities that are better serving of their needs? Systems that will...

Selecting a Microphone for the Right Application

Selecting a Microphone for the Right Application

The microphone was first invented in the 1870's and has advanced over the last 140 years as technology has allowed.  The type of materials, circuitry, and tools these days have made precision microphones of all types and for all uses imaginable.  Microphone options...

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