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A cheerful summer season to you from Central Oregon!
While many industries seem to slow down during the summer months, the AV Bend team is as busy as ever. So far this month, we have been active in the community and I would like to share a project review of choir mic placement and evaluation that we are completing for Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bend, Oregon. Read more »
The History and Uses of Microphones
The microphone was first invented in the 1870’s and has advanced over the last 140 years as technology has allowed. The type of materials, circuitry, and tools these days have made precision microphones of all types and for all uses imaginable. Microphone options for live environments are so numbered that it would be nearly impossible to try to cover even a small portion in comparison. So, I am going to talk about microphones on a general level with some references that may be familiar. Read more »
Saltwater kills. These are two words that should never be in the same sentence when you are trying to get your wireless microphones to work. What do Saltwater and Radio Frequencies (RF) have in common? Answer: Nothing, really.
But, I have a scenario for you that may help you make a connection. Imagine you are setting up AV in a 16,000 square foot convention hall. Read more »
It was March 29, 2015 and Bear Creek Elementary School needed a Spring Cleaning of their audio system. When we arrived, everything was coated with dust and was barely functional. We serviced and cleaned the existing equipment, replaced the non-functioning pieces, added sound coverage in the gym, realigned older speakers and did extensive cable management. It’s not always about installing new gear. It’s important to invest time to clean up what you have and I guarantee your AV equipment will last many more years.