Sound, Lighting, Video
A high quality sound system is one thing every event has to have no matter how big or small. Nothing will kill the excitement of an event faster than having bad sound.
Every venues sound system is different and you can’t have a once size fits all sound solution. “Loud” is not necessarily good. You want to have a sound system that is clear, with full range of lows to highs accurately broadcast.
There are two types of speakers you can choose from. They are:
Conventional speakers (also known as point source boxes for the technically astute) are based on the same designs and components that became popular with the advent of the telephone and gramophone. You’ve seen these types of speakers ever since you were a kid, and they are typically used for everything from high school choir performances to smaller concerts. Some people consider them a cheaper alternative to Line Array, but they are not the poor cousin. Conventional speakers have several advantages over Line Array, including the ability to cover a more diverse type of venue, better volume control in smaller areas, and a much more natural sound at lower volume levels.
Line Array, while still using similar components as conventional speakers, are a different breed of loudspeakers. Introduced in the mid-90’s, Line Array uses constructive interference to throw sound farther than is possible with conventional loudspeakers. Typically, a Line Array is flown; hung from the ceiling of a venue, or from a load bearing structure. Line Array is also normally louder than conventional speakers. As a result, it’s used for large concerts in both indoor and outdoor venues. However, it’s not a solution for every show – it’s limitations in directivity and the very nature of its long throw characteristics make it a poor choice for intimate venues, certain types of outdoor events, and events where flying PA is impractical.
Don’t stress over which type of speaker system you need give us a call and we will take care of it for you.
Lighting can make the largest arenas and stadiums feel as intimate as a backyard party. Fans are inspired, moved and impressed when lighting is used correctly. Lighting is most powerful when it’s effects register just below conscious awareness. Fans reactions are stronger to a great ride or a song when lighting is use but they don’t necessarily know that it is because of the lighting that they are reacting so strongly.
When it comes to lighting for your event there are a lot of choices and I do mean A Lot! Do you want DJ lights, Moving Heads, Strobes, DMX controllable? The list just goes on from there. Then you have to think about the brightness of each light will it light what you want. Our experts will work with you to design a lighting package that will wow the crowd but not break the bank. Give us a call today.
There are few things in the world of A/V more eye-catching than an LED video wall. From just a few panels on the side of an arena to massive screens, video walls have spread throughout the performance world in a big way in recent years. You may have been hesitant to talk about incorporating a video wall into your event up until now, possibly due to a lack of funds. We’ll cover the basics of video walls here so you can get a better idea of what they’re all about – and why there’s no reason to get left behind!
Why Use a Video Wall?
Many get excited at the prospect of implementing video walls into their A/V systems… until they see the price. Video panels tend to be a sizable investment, and if you’re not clear on the benefits, you may just think you can use a projector instead to cut costs or just go with out any video at all. Well, you might not want to do that because:
- You can stand right in front of a video screen without disrupting the image. Projectors are susceptible to shadows, and nothing kills your awesome visuals faster than a bunny-shaped hand shadow. Rear-projection can help you get around this pitfall but has its own, namely having to make enough room behind the screen to ensure a proper projection.
- Projections get easily disrupted by fog and/or haze, drastically reducing clarity and resolution, sometimes to the point where images are indecipherable. The beam between the projector and the screen will also become visible, which you may not want as part of your show. LEDs, on the other hand, cut through fog and haze with ease.
- You can’t technically project the color black, meaning your contrast with a projector is always limited. The faces of LED panels are typically painted black to ensure you get the best contrast possible.
- Sunlight may make a video wall appear less vibrant but it can completely wash out a projection.
- LEDs are rated to last at least 50,000 hours on average, whereas you’d have to buy dozens of replacement lamps for your projector in that same amount of time.
- LED video screens can be completely customized into any size/shape you want or need.
- You can attract more sponsors by having an LED video wall that can run sponsor commercials before during and after the event.
- LED video walls can help fans who are in seats far away from the arena (nose bleed seats) see what is going on.
- Fans want to see the event on the big screen.