3 Sound Solutions to Help Get the Word Out

Satisfy ADA Rules & Make Services More Rewarding With Assistive Listening Devices Most churches and houses of worship are subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This means that, for public meetings and religious services, ADA-compliant listening systems should be available on premises. Even houses of worship which are exempt from ADA compliance have found that… 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

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

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

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

Obama Upgrades ADA On Its 20th Birthday

A South Lawn Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act July 26, 2010 marks an important step in the journey to full equality for all Americans: the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). President Obama celebrated this milestone last Monday with a high-spirited summer gathering on the South Lawn of the White House, which… Read the rest

Is Another Wireless Spectrum Reshuffle on the Horizon?

President Obama has authorized sweeping changes to the wireless spectrum, hot on the heels of the 700 MHz ban. What, if anything, will recent FCC recommendations mean for sound engineers and other wireless microphone users? The Infamous 700 MHz Ban Explained The FCC’s recent ban on 700 MHz wireless use caused a major shakeup for sound engineers across the U.S.,… Read the rest

Samson Expedition PA Systems Carry the Day

Samson Brings Down the House With Expedition PA Systems Samson Technology has long been known for bringing wireless technology down to earth with their AirLine mic systems. Now Samson is taking aim at the PA market with a revamped line of systems offering pro-quality toolkits in highly portable packages- at price points well within reach of musicians, party planners, or… Read the rest

Dynamic or Condenser? A Tale of 2 Microphones

Dynamic vs. Condenser Mics Microphones — both dynamic and condenser — are key components of every PA system and recording studio, but even among sound reinforcement pros there can be considerable disagreement as to which mic is best for which task. Fortunately, you don’t have to be an audio school graduate to understand the difference between these two most basic… 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