The most fun part for me is seeing the finished project! I love receiving photos of the new equipment in action! It can be really exciting to see the transformation of a building or a certain space into something special or to hear the comments about how much better the sound is or how neat the new lighting is. I love seeing these projects completed and being able to interact with you here and there through the process!
My nephew helping out with some orders.
If you have any photos or videos of something Lambda did in your space, I’d love to hear from you! I’d love to see how you are excited about your new equipment and to hear how it’s making a difference for you! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I get really excited when I hear from y’all about installs or even from the Newsletters and bits of info we put out! So drop me a line anytime!
The past few weeks Lambda has been working at New Life Church along with PixelproLED to install LED walls in three different locations throughout the church. This last week was the install in the World Prayers Center. This building space is a big multipurpose room. One end of the room is lined with large windows letting in lots of light. As you can imagine, with all the light coming in the windows there was a lot of washout on their screen and projection system. It was made up for by a powerful projector, but there were still problems.
Hey everyone! Trevor here. I wanted to take the time to highlight one of the services we offer: that is venue specific frequency analysis and correction. Ok, ok. That’s was just the fancy way to say room tuning! But while that was a fancy way to say that, it is a very accurate description of what we do when we come “SMAART” your room!
This is a topic that I am super passionate about, so I’ll try not to get too nerdy about it and just explain the basics to you! Using pink noise, (wait, you don’t know what pink noise is?? Click here to find out!), the SMAART software, and a reference mic, we are able capture data about the PA and what the room dynamic is doing to effect different frequencies of sound.
Now, stay with me as this is where the tricky part happens. See, getting that data is easy, the hard part is taking the data and being able to decipher what it means. After understanding what it means, we then take the correct steps to “tune” the room! This is where I get to work my magic!
In addition to completing the full SMAART course through Rational Acoustics, I have spent many hours analyzing data from different rooms and learning the best way to take that data and apply it to real world applications. But the best part is that, even though I have tuned many rooms, it is always a learning process!
But here’s my favorite part about the whole process! When we are done tuning the room, I get the chance to educate you about what your room is going to sound like! We had a perfect example of this not too long ago. We were in a venue that had a large back curved drywall wall and brick side walls. This, along with where the speakers were mounted, created some frequencies that were just impossible to tune-out of a mix.
We were able to give this information to their tech team and with that knowledge and training, the Font Of House engineer was able to craft a mix that avoided some of those offending frequencies caused by the design of the building.
This is why I get super excited and nerdy about this topic! You see, for many years I was a volunteer FOH engineer for my church. And even just having that bit of information could have helped me so much in how I created my mix! I love being able to give knowledge to the people running the consoles in those rooms and helping them to create and craft the best mix they can.
As you can see in these pictures, we use a combination of labels and color-coded heat shrink to identify each cable and what connection they have. Check through your list and make sure each is connected where it is supposed to be.
Labeling along with good documentation, like you can see here can help you trace a cable in seconds instead of minutes or hours!
One of the biggest things we like to push at Lambda Audio Visual is using your equipment to its fullest. Almost every piece of equipment we work with and sell is positioned not only fill your needs but to grow with you. Our tech tip this week is non-other than the equipment user Manual!
We affectionately speak of this amazing tool on our crews as our most important and knowledgeable crew member ‘El Manuel’ (of course we say it with an accent). “Have you checked with Manuel”, is a common day to day saying for us. This is because while our training's do a great job of getting teams started and helping to solve problems, it’s only when you dig in to what the manufacturer has designed the equipment for that you can fully understand it.
One of the things we get asked about a lot is how to get a Pro Presenter to output 2 different things at the same time. We love Pro Presenter, but the simple answer is…it can’t…unless you get tricky. This is where the multi display controllers enter the scene!
These devices have been used for years to display content across projector blends or multiple screens. The most common devices used were the triple ead 2 Go and the more robust Datapath 4. There was a trend, especially in church worship spaces, around 5-7 years ago to display ultra-wide content and use multiple projectors to display on a single very wide screen or 3 screens to fill up blank wall and create a more engaging stage. This trend has mostly disappeared, but the idea behind it, we can repurpose!
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