Light ’em Up… with Front of House Lighting!

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!

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?

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...