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

conference microphonesEvent 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

10 Last-Minute Tips for Running Live Sound at Your Event

Your big event is finally here! As an event planner, you’ve checked and double-checked everything on your event planning checklist, you’ve set up your microphone and PA systems, and your presenters are ready to roll. Perhaps you’ve played it safe and hired a crew of audio technicians to operate your sound system. But maybe, like many event planners who… Read the rest

6 Simple Steps To Keep A/V Equipment Safe At Your Events

One item event planners often overlook on their event planning checklists is whether or not their A/V equipment is walking out their venue’s front door. A/V equipment security is a big deal. Audio and visual equipment can be very expensive, and much of it is small and easily concealed. Items like microphones and laptops are ideal targets for theft and… Read the rest

5 Audio Production Mistakes Every Event Planner Should Avoid

Every event planner juggles a host of details for any event they plan, whether it’s a large conference, board meeting or small speaking engagement. All too often, however, event planners overlook one crucial aspect on their event planning checklist: audio production. Solid audio production is critical to the success of any event, regardless of the event’s size or venue. Audio… Read the rest

Event Planning Checklist: 11 Reminders for Pain-Free Events & Conferences

From cancellations and missed flights to equipment malfunctions and registration issues, there are many potential problems that can derail an otherwise well-planned event. An event planning checklist is the event planner’s best defense against an event gone awry. Here is our event planning checklist with 11 tips and reminders to help keep you event planners on track! 1. Plan Your… Read the rest

Need A Mixer? Think Yamaha

Yamaha mixing boardA 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

Wireless Mic Tips for the Complete Novice

two wireless microphone on the window3 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Wireless Microphone Those of us in the audio industry often take certain facts for granted. We know that a microphone needs a PA system to plug into, that an amplifier needs a speaker to make a sound, and that different sound systems fit different applications. For audio novices – which can… Read the rest

3 FM Receivers for 3 Assisted Hearing Applications

Which FM Receiver is Ideal for You? Single-Channel, Multi-Channel; Field-Tunable, User-Tunable: in the world of FM hearing assistance receivers, it’s easy to get lost in the options. Industry-leading hearing assistance manufacturer Williams Sound recently introduced their newest receiver: The R37. Unlike its predecessor, the R35, the R37 features push-button tuning to automatically zero in on the correct transmission. But despite… Read the rest

5 Questions to Ask Before You Rent or Buy Audio Gear

Your organization is planning its next conference, and you’re in charge of providing microphones. There’s only one problem: you don’t have any gear. What next? Is it better to rent your delegate microphone system, or is it better to buy it? There isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question. No matter what kind of pro-audio equipment you… Read the rest