Church Sound Systems & the Volunteer Engineer

Guidelines for Volunteer Sound Engineers: How to Work in Churches and Public Spaces Previously, we discussed how to choose a sound system for a church or other place of worship. We will now address how that church sound system is put to use. Guiding principles for using volunteer sound engineers: In setting up the sound system in a church or… Read the rest

2 PA Systems With Bluetooth Cure Your Audio Presentation Blues

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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

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

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

Why Buy a Cassette Tape Player & Recorder?

Cassette Tape Players: Tried, True, & Affordable Cassette tape players and recorders are popular, budget-friendly choices for teachers or parents who want to enjoy an existing collection of tapes without the expense of upgrading to CDs or other media. In my last post, I highlighted the benefits of using a portable stereo system for playback of existing (and future) media… Read the rest

How Assistive Listening Systems Enhance Worship for Everyone

Can Assistive Listening Systems Enhance Your Services? Choosing the right assistive listening system to use in your house of worship not only fulfills ADA requirements, but also makes religious services and group activities more rewarding. What are ADA compliant assistive listening systems, and how can they help you make religious services accessible to everyone? ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Systems Let… Read the rest