3 Sound Solutions to Help Get the Word Out

January 8, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 having a listening system can increase attendance and make religious services a more fulfilling experience for many.

Having assistive listening devices (ALDs) on hand not only serves elderly and hard-of-hearing parishioners, but also parents with babies or young children who may have to step outside for a few moments.

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

March 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 acoustics, boring visuals and poorly lit rooms are just a few ways a good presentation can turn off even the most enthused attendees.

As an event planner, you may think these things are inevitable part of event planning and out of your control, but they aren’t. In fact, there are many audiovisual tricks and techniques to ensure your attendees are fully engaged throughout your entire event.

Brighten up your event and energize the room with these 5 A/V tricks to better engage your attendees.

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5 Audio Production Mistakes Every Event Planner Should Avoid

January 30, 2014 | Leave a comment

7 Audio Production Mistakes Every Event Planner Should Avoid on AudioLinks Blog

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.

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Need A Mixer? Think Yamaha

May 15, 2013 | Leave a comment

Yamaha MG166CX 16 Channel Mixer with Digital Effects

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 sermon or school play.

If you’re looking for a powerful, reliable and portable mixer, I highly recommend the Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer with Digital Effects.

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Rent or Buy Audio Gear

April 1, 2011 | Leave a comment

Should you rent or buy audio gear? There’s no easy answer to whether you’re better served by a purchase or a rental.

On one hand, rental can be a cost-effective short term solution to supply audio for your events. On the other hand, gear purchased for multiple events can easily repay your investment over time.

Ask yourself these 5 questions before you decide whether to buy or rent audio equipment for your next event!

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Obama Upgrades ADA On Its 20th Birthday

August 3, 2010 | Leave a comment

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.

What’s more, Obama announced new rules to clarify certain aspects of the ADA. Here’s a brief overview of some of these new rules and how they might affect public venues.

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Is Another Wireless Spectrum Reshuffle on the Horizon?

July 6, 2010 | Leave a comment

The FCC has proposed – and President Obama has authorized – yet another spectrum reallocation that will free up 500 MHz of bandwidth, with frequencies set aside for unlicensed use and public safety.

Will the new frequencies be enough to accommodate an expected explosion of new wireless devices?

And what, if anything, will these recent FCC recommendations mean for sound engineers and wireless microphone users?

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Samson Expedition PA Systems Carry the Day

June 24, 2010 | Leave a comment

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 meeting organizers!

The Expedition PA line kicks off with two highly portable 40 Watt PA systems with rechargeable batteries and iPod docks.

Read on for a closer look at the Samson Expedition XP40i & XP40iw.

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Dynamic or Condenser? A Tale of 2 Microphones

June 22, 2010 | Leave a comment

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.

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How Assistive Listening Systems Enhance Worship for Everyone

June 15, 2010 | Leave a comment

The right assistive listening system for your place of worship will fulfill ADA regulations requiring hearing assistance at public gatherings. Assistive listening devices also enhance your congregation’s experience by making religious services and group activities accessible to everyone!

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