Line Array vs. Point Source PA Systems: Which is Ideal for You?

All PA systems (or public address systems) have three things in common: a microphone to pick up sound, an amplifier to boost it electronically and at least one speaker to broadcast it to a listening audience. Beyond these commonalities, PA systems come in all shapes and sizes, from handheld megaphones at football games to massive, scaffold-mounted systems with dozens… Read the rest

2 PA Systems With Bluetooth Cure Your Audio Presentation Blues

Adding audio to your presentations should be simple: just hit play on your device, and sound comes out of your PA system. Right? As many event planners have found out the hard way, it’s not so easy. Different media players have different audio adapter sizes, cords aren’t always long enough and PA systems don’t always offer enough audio inputs. Fortunately,… Read the rest

7 Do’s And Dont’s For Multimedia Presentations

Multimedia presentations are an integral part of any meeting, conference or event. If you’re an event planner or a presenter, there are a host of issues that can keep your presentation from having the impact it deserves. Whether you’re presenting in front of your organization’s board of directors or a crowd of attendees at a trade show, use our list… Read the rest

7 Solutions to Common Wireless Microphone Problems for Event Planners

Wireless microphones are a favorite standby for event and meeting planners. As an event planner, you’re likely aware of the many benefits that wireless microphones offer. Wireless microphones offer superior mobility for your presenters, help reduce stage clutter and tripping hazards, are incredibly easy to use, and come in a variety of configurations, including options for handheld or hands-free microphones,… Read the rest

5 Tips To Help Event Planners And A/V Technicians Work Together

As an event planner, you’re known for your superhuman feats of organizational strength. You help create your event’s schedule, secure a venue, accommodate the needs of your presenters and register hundreds of attendees, all the while with a deadline and budget looming over your head. The one thing you may need help with, however, is A/V production. Don’t worry, you’re… Read the rest

5 A/V Tricks to Boost Attendee Engagement at Your Next Event

Event planners pride themselves on mastering every detail of their meeting, conference or lecture series. But it’s often easy for planners to overlook the most important event planning detail of all: attendee engagement. Event planners should know that the quality of a venue’s A/V infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability of a presenter to engage an audience. Bad… Read the rest

3 Tips for Choosing the Ideal Megaphone

Megaphones can provide powerful sound reinforcement and amplification during your outdoor events, no matter what season it is! Whether you’re paging cousins for dinner at a family reunion, rallying kids at summer camp or leading your congregation at a church gathering, the right megaphone helps amplify your voice so you can be heard by all. How can you be sure… Read the rest

Need A Mixer? Think Yamaha

A mixer is an essential device for recording and performing artists,  as well as audio engineers. You can use a mixer almost anywhere to help meet your audio needs, including at a recording studio, business conference, church event or school play. If you’re looking for a powerful, reliable and portable mixer, I highly recommend the Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer with… Read the rest

Need a PA System? Try the Fender Passport PA System

If you’re looking for a portable, easy-to-use amplifying device that delivers plenty of audio support and power during a performance or event, try a Fender PA system. The Benefits of Using a PA System As the technical director of an a cappella group, I love gear and favor products that deliver power and support. But I am also a… Read the rest

Get An Outstanding Lectern in 5 Simple Steps

How to Find a Lectern That Fits Your Needs & Your Desktop All lecterns theoretically fit on a table or desktop, and, unlike free-standing podiums, lecterns are relatively small and portable. But some lecterns are less portable than others. Tabletop lecterns come in a variety of sizes and shapes that serve a wide variety of functions. With so many… Read the rest