Author Archives: Jay Krivsky

The Sweet Sound of Silens

The Maverick Silens 2 Profile When designing a dynamic and dazzling show, a lighting designer seeks three elements: versatility, discretion and quality. The ideal light will have multiple functions, crisp and consistent performance and yet virtually disappear in the rigging to allow a distraction-free experience for the audience. At long last, after uncountable hours of […]

600 MHz Wireless Microphones and In-Ear Monitors Are Now Officially Illegal!

It’s Finally Here The big change in wireless system operations was implemented this summer when the deadline for operating any wireless devices on the 600MHz frequency expired. This had been a gradual transition since the Broadcast Incentive Auction in April of 2017 by the FCC. As a result, beginning on July 13, 2020 the FCC […]

Sanitizing Your Microphones

Disinfection and cleanliness have been quite the prevailing topic of discussion in the industry currently. Your AV team is most likely considering the best way to guard your equipment from disease and contagion. While there might be many differing opinions on the best measures to take to prevent the spread of germs and illness, there […]

New Larger Spatial Flats!

You asked for it and we delivered! We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new, bigger and better Spatial Flat LED house lights! We’ve taken the simplicity and sophistication of our extremely popular DMX-controlled spatial flat fixtures and super-sized it from 8” to 10” increasing the wattage from 30 Watts to 50 Watts. […]

Which Roland Video Switcher Is The Best? | The V-1HD vs. V1-SDI vs. V-40HD

If you’re looking for reliability and versatility for your live streaming needs, Roland is the best in the game. Their selection of video switchers offers everything you need to deliver the best video experience for your event. All of their products are designed for ease of use and diverse functionality, but what sets one switcher […]

CHAMSYS’ QUICKQ VS. MAGICQ LIGHTING CONSOLES

ChamSys’ MagicQ operating system is known for its simplicity. It was designed to have an intuitive workflow. Consoles running MagicQ can complete tasks in a fraction of the time of most other lighting consoles, and it was the first time we would recommend a console over software for most of our clients. So the crazy fact […]

THE PROBLEM WITH 0-10V DIMMING

Never Use 0-10 Volt Dimming! *our rant begins at 2:40 How it started- It has been our experience that many engineers copy and paste from project to project to simplify their process, with the result being the standardization of a terrible product. 0-10v began during the transition from traditional architectural dimming of incandescent lighting to […]