Category: AV

On Location at the Austin Summer X Games with Extreme Sports Sound Designer Ed Johnson

(Ed Johnson relies on his AKG K181 DJ headphones) Ed Johnson’s life could be the envy of any extreme sports fan. As the audio designer for ESPN’s X Games for the last 16 years and, for nearly as long, having worked a year-round schedule of Red Bull live sports events, Ed has witnessed every conceivable sport
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Illuminating the Stage with Jeff Ravitz, Lighting Designer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Styx

Even as a child, celebrated lighting designer Jeff Ravitz loved theater and the way diverse artistic elements came together to create a show. Later, playing in rock bands and understanding how good performances involved more than just music, Jeff couldn’t resist integrating lights into their gigs, thus setting the stage for his life’s work. With
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The Most Important Part of Your Video May Not Be the Video

In the AV world, we put a predominant amount of focus on video quality (that is, image quality). This is understandable. Studies have consistently shown that video quality has a unique psychological effect on people. When people view video with better image quality, they tend to perceive the entire experience as better, including the audio.
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The Pros and Cons of House AV in Conference Centers

Traditionally, audio and video for an event at a conference center was always a custom affair. Hotels brought in AV from a third-party contractor, and clients selected the specific arrangement of speakers, projectors, microphones, screens and everything else they needed, whether they had a small client meeting or a large party or musical event. Of
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