Why Network AV Solutions Must Adhere to Enterprise IP Networking Standards

Technologies that enable the transportation of audio and video signals over standard IP networks have created a momentous shift in AV system designs. The flexibility and scalability of Network AV (NAV) solutions, such as AMX’s SVSI N-Series encoders and decoders or DSPs that leverage AES67 or Dante, enable integrators to design AV systems that better
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Scaling and Adapting a Touring Lighting Design: How to Deliver a Great Show in Any Venue

This article was adapted from a Learning Session with professional touring lighting director, designer, programmer and technician Jenny Bass. Throughout her career, Jenny has worked with a variety of touring acts including Lea Michele, The Avalanches, Mary Mack, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, and Earth, Wind & Fire. As a touring lighting designer, you’ll have to adapt to
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Lighting Design Best Practices: Paperwork and Production Management Tips and Tricks

This article was adapted from a Learning Session with professional touring lighting director, designer, programmer and technician Jenny Bass. Throughout her career, Jenny has worked with a variety of touring acts including Lea Michele, The Avalanches, Mary Mack, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, and Earth, Wind & Fire. When you’re working as a lighting designer or production manager,
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Illuminating the Stage: Touring Lighting Design Essentials for Beginners and Students

This article was adapted from a Learning Session with Lauren Sego, owner of Little Lighting Strikes lighting design and programming services. While studying Theater Lighting Design at CalArts, Lauren began her career operating eSports streams. Since graduating in 2016, she’s provided lighting design and programming for music tours, festivals and TV appearances by Janelle Monáe, Tegan
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Capturing the Perfect Live Mix Using a Soundcraft Ui16 Console

This article was adapted from a HARMAN Professional Learning Session with audio engineer Austin Hamilton. In addition to being the owner of Superior Tech Services, LLC, Austin has spent the last 17 years working as a system technician and audio engineer in a variety of settings, as well as designing and installing commercial audio systems.
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From Show Kernel to Final Preparations: The Lighting Professional’s Guide for Advancing a Show

This article was adapted from a HARMAN Professional Learning Session with Lighting Designer A.J. Pen. Since the early 1990s, A.J. has worked in the lighting industry as a technician, programmer, and designer for feature films, corporate events, and television. With a focus on live concert production design since the early 2000s, A.J. is currently working
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Teamwork in Lighting Design: Designing for the Aerosmith Las Vegas Residency

For live events, a design team works together to build a unique array of lighting, audio, video, and effects to create a cohesive show for the artist. The team consists of various lighting roles, including the show designer, lighting designer, and lighting director. In addition to designing and implementing all lighting elements from pre-production stages
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