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Why DIY Rigging is a Bad Idea

Mar 18, 2019

  Integrating a new AVL system into your auditorium, theater or venue is an exciting and effective way to enhance every performance or show. A dynamic AVL system can transform any live event into an immersive, engaging experience your audiences…

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Improve the Holiday Shopping Experience With Lighting

Improve the Holiday Shopping Experience With Lighting

Oct 31, 2018

Most of us have read or heard news reports about online shopping taking over brick-and-mortar retail stores. However, the truth is that in 2017, American shoppers still spent five dollars in physical stores for every one dollar they spent online.…

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Technical Sound Terms You Need to Know

Technical Sound Terms You Need to Know

Oct 24, 2018

From first-time sound mixers to dedicated audiophiles, we all need to be speaking the same language when trying to bring clear, crisp sounds to live audiences and in studio conditions. So regardless of your background and experience, if you want…

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LCD vs. DLP: Does it Matter?

LCD vs. DLP: Does it Matter?

Oct 17, 2018

If you’re in the market for a projection system, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the techno-speak surrounding the liquid crystal display (LCD) versus digital light processing (DLP) debate. First of all, we’re here to tell you…

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Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wireless Microphone

Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wireless Microphone

Oct 10, 2018

For any voice performer, from a lead vocalist to an inspirational speaker, there are tremendous benefits to having a wireless microphone system that allows freedom of motion on stage without any of the restrictions imposed by cables. And for certain…

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Guide to Choosing the Perfect In-Ear Monitors for Your Musicians

Guide to Choosing the Perfect In-Ear Monitors for…

Oct 03, 2018

So much has happened in audio design since 1987, when Stevie Wonder first used an ordinary FM Walkman tuned to a nearby mobile radio truck to better hear his live monitor mix while he was on stage. Urban legend has…

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Stage Lighting: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Stage Lighting

Stage Lighting: Tips for Getting the Most Out…

Sep 26, 2018

While an audience may leave a memorable performance talking about those they saw on stage, as well as possibly giving credit to the director, there’s no doubt they wouldn’t have seen the action or been moved so fully by it…

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Stage Lighting: How to Choose a Color Scheme

Stage Lighting: How to Choose a Color Scheme

Sep 19, 2018

We live in a colorful world. From brighter display screens on our smartphones to the eye-grabbing HDR experience on new OLED televisions, we enjoy more color saturation and intensity than ever before. Just take a look at a news broadcast…

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Stage Lighting: Images, Texture and  Patterns, Oh My!

Stage Lighting: Images, Texture and Patterns, Oh My!

Sep 12, 2018

It’s common knowledge that paint can do much more than simply cover a wall with a particular color. With added texture and applied designs, the creative use of paint can open up and provide distinctive character accents to almost any…

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Stage Lighting: The Most Important Tool in Your…

Sep 05, 2018

When you stop to think of any memorable play or performance you’ve ever attended, you think of two major stimuli — light and sound. And while you may first recall an actor’s heart-stopping soliloquy or a perfectly harmonized musical duet,…

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