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How to Improve the Acoustics in Your Venue

Many hospitality and event venues are not designed with acoustics in mind. Unless a building is specifically designed to be a concert venue or theatre space, acoustics are rarely considered. Large open spaces, hard floors, lack of soft furnishings and flat wall surfaces are all factors that can seriously affect the acoustics of a venue and lead to frustrating noise management issues. Hospitality venues are continually plagued with the dilemma of creating a fun and vibrant atmosphere, without disrupting the local residents or other nearby establishments. So, with our 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, we bring to you the top 5 ways you can improve your venue’s acoustics. 1. Listen It sounds obvious, ...

5 Wedding Ideas to Add ‘Wow’ Factor Without Blowing the Budget

Supplying AV equipment to weddings for 20 years, we know a thing or two about how to create an impact! We’ve put together some top tips on how to add ‘Wow’ factor to your wedding – without blowing the budget. 1. Lighting Effects Don’t underestimate the power of good lighting! Lighting can create a huge impact on any wedding and doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Some of the best wedding lighting options include LED uplighting to create a beautiful wash effect against a wall or drape, or to accentuate a unique feature, such as a flower wall. Uplighting is a great and beautifully simple way to transform any wedding space. You can even have outdoor uplighting (e.g. lights shining up through the trees). A good lightin...

The Benefits of Having a Mobile LED Screen at your Outdoors Event

In Australia, we have a vibrant events scene and we can host outdoor events throughout the year, thanks to our sunny climate. Concerts, community fairs, music gigs, fun runs, golf tournaments, racing days – guests at any of these outdoor events are expecting to see and hear all the action. If you are hosting an outdoors event, your guests want to enjoy the atmosphere and be able to watch the action at the same time. Many visual options, including TVs, projectors and LCD video walls, may not suitable for outdoor events as they are not weatherproof, meaning it can be difficult to see the screen in full sunlight (unless the TV is commercial-grade). In addition, they can require a lot more time, effort (and cost) to set up. So ...

What is the Difference Between a Plasma TV, LCD TV and LED LCD TV?

We have all heard of Plasma, LCD and LED LCD TVs, but there is often confusion regarding the differences between them all. Whether you need a TV for your home, want to hire a TV for an event or are hosting a corporate presentation, you will need the right TV to suit your purpose. We have deciphered the lingo and explained the true differences between a plasma TV, LCD TV and LED LCD TV for you!     Plasma TV Screen Truth be told, plasma TVs are old technology. Samsung, LG and Panasonic stopped producing plasmas in 2013/2014. So, if you are looking to hire a TV screen for an event, we wouldn’t recommend hiring a plasma – LCDs and LED LCDs are the way to go. How Does It Work? Essentially, the p...

What is the Difference Between a Smoke Machine, Haze Machine and Low Fog Machine?

We are often asked what the difference is between these three special effects machines. So, we thought we’d put together this quick guide to explain what the key differences are & which machine you should use to create the effect you want.       SMOKE MACHINE Smoke machines, also referred to as fog machines, use special fluid to produce thick white smoke to create an impressive visual effect. They often come with a remote control to control the volume of smoke produced as well as the duration.  Smoke machines produce a similar effect to low fog machines, however the heated smoke produced by smoke machines rises and dissipates around the room, whereas low fog machines produce cold liquid pa...