Updated: Mar 6
In today’s world, it seems that most everyone has become “tech-savvy.” However, understanding how to connect to Bluetooth or use an aux-cord is far different from doing the job of an AV technician. If you want your event to run smoothly and not be halted awkwardly by technical difficulties, you’re absolutely going to want an on-site tech. We’ve listed a few of these specific reasons below.
SETUP The source of most AV issues lies in the setup. First and most importantly, a technician that is on-site will be extremely familiar with all of the equipment they’re bringing you. Since our techs exclusively work with us, they handle our gear on a regular basis. They are very experienced at properly setting up our equipment to prevent any possible issues from arising.
OPERATION Depending on the equipment and services that you’re using, the operation of your event’s AV can get quite complex. For example, during an event with speeches, you’ll want someone on the sound mixer in the event of strong winds (outdoor event), loud audience noise, or frequent microphone movement—all which can cause feedback if not mixed properly. Projector setups can be equally complicated, particularly if you’re doing anything other than a simple slideshow. A technician can prevent many common issues as well as adjust to a change of plans during an event due to their familiarity with the equipment.
PEACE OF MIND If you’ve organized an event, you have a lot of other things to worry about, and without a tech, you’ll find yourself spending far too much time and energy on AV. A tech allows you to rest assured that you can focus on the rest of the event running smoothly while being able to hand off the Audio/Visual responsibilities to a professional.
STRIKE Strike (or teardown) is the last thing you want to worry about when you’re wrapping up your event. While the on-site technician wraps everything up, you can mingle with guests on their way out, finalize the other event logistics, or simply head home and relax knowing that you had a successful event and deserve a break.