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Almo E4 AV Tour Special, Part 1

SVC Podcast Almo E4 Special, Part 1:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Chief Operating Officer Sam Taylor and Director of Marketing Melody Craigmyle from Almo Professional AV. They discuss the upcoming E4 Tour coming to San Francisco on April 6th and Dallas on April 21st. The event will offer dozens of educational sessions and product training from AV manufacturer representatives, prizes, professional networking, and Infocomm CTS renewal credits. Also covered will be registration procedures and handy preparation tips.
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Daktronics Expands University’s AV Capability, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 27 Part 1:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with John Carlson, design and field engineer with Daktronics. Carlson outlines the installation of Daktronics sound systems in several sports facilities at Indiana University in Bloomington. The conversation in Part 1 centers on Memorial Stadium, the football venue where CobraNet distribution is transmitted on fiber to self-powered speaker enclosures. Also discussed are the sound system’s diagnostic features, wireless microphone installation, and equipment layout in the control room. Useful links:

Outdoor AV: Installation at Central Park West, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 26, Part 1:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with James Cioffi of AV firm Boulevard Pro in Oradell, New Jersey. Cioffi provides details on the installation of a Yamaha mixer and Nexo speakers in an amphitheatre known locally as Central Park West. The acoustical requirements of outdoor venues are explored along with the challenges of suiting the mixing and stage monitoring needs of a wide variety of performers. Useful links:

Outdoor AV: Installation at Central Park West, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 26, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with James Cioffi of AV firm Boulevard Pro in Oradell, New Jersey. Cioffi provides details on the installation of a Yamaha mixer and Nexo speakers in an amphitheatre known locally as Central Park West. The acoustical requirements of outdoor venues are explored along with the challenges of suiting the mixing and stage monitoring needs of a wide variety of performers. Useful links:

New Church, New AV Gear, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 25, Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Randy Turner of Pennsylvania firm Turner Specialty Contractors. Turner outlines the sound, lighting and projection project done by his company for the Family Church of the Southern Tier in Jamestown, New York. The Shure ULX wireless mic system is discussed along with the methods used to eliminate ground loops and distribute the receiver signals for the microphones. Useful links:

Heavy-duty Audio Upgrade at Eisemann Center, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 24 Part 2:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his chat with assistant technical manager Virgil Justice and audio technician Valerie Clark on the technical improvements recently made at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. They detail the use of the Lectrosonics wireless microphone system, highlight features of the VR panel software, and discuss the RF coordination between existing wireless gear in two performance areas of the Eisemann Center and the new Lectrosonics system in the Hill Performance Hall. Useful links:

3D History: AV installation at the Historic Philadelphia Center, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 23 Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles completes his interview with Stephan Villet of show control firm Smart Monkeys about their installation for Liberty 360, a 360-degree 3D video exhibit in which visitors to the Historic Philadelphia Center are taken on a historical tour by Ben Franklin. Villet highlights the features of the Medialon Showmaster Pro system used for the exhibition, he discusses the science of show control and offers a view into other projects in the Smart Monkeys recent portfolio.
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Audio Analysts Upgrade AV at Parkway Christian Church, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 22, Part 2:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles completes his chat with Preston Smits of Audio Analysts about the sound and lighting upgrade done by the company for the Parkway Christian Church in Surprise, Arizona including a FOR-A switcher, Christie projectors and Vaddio PTZ cameras. Smits discusses using PTZ cameras for IMAG and provides details on the installation schedule and the training provided by Audio Analysts for the volunteer tech people at Parkway Christian Church. Useful links:

Heavy-duty Audio Upgrade at Eisemann Center, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 24, Part 1:

To hear the podcast, press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.
In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with assistant technical manager Virgil Justice and audio technician Valerie Clark about a recent sound system upgrade at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. They outline the venue’s ambitious program schedule and the addition of a Lectrosonics wireless microphone system installed to accommodate the needs of a variety of visiting performers along with the demands of regular events in the Eisemann Center Presents series. Useful links:

3D History: AV Installation at the Historic Philadelphia Center, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 23, Part 1:

To hear the podcast, press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Stephan Villet of show control firm Smart Monkeys about their installation for Liberty 360, a 360-degree 3D video exhibit in which visitors to the Historic Philadelphia Center are taken on a historical tour by Ben Franklin. Villet provides details on the show and how Smart Monkeys took all of the productions aspects created by David Niles and assembled them into a complete show control system to portray the evolution of American democracy. He also outlines the installation plan for the Barco projectors and 7th Sense Delta Media Servers used for the show.

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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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