Audio Equipment Rental in Tallahassee & Orlando, FL
Professional Audio Equipment Rental
When it comes to presentations, it’s absolutely vital that your audience hears you. If they can’t, there’s no point to them being there. That’s why you must have outstanding audio equipment. While some presentations may only require a small microphone and a good set of speakers, others may require a sound-board, multiple mics, and more. Whether it’s a single speaker giving a report to a board of directors or a concert, the sound is vital.
For all of your sound system and audio equipment rental needs, you can rely on American Audio Visual. AAV is here to make certain that your presentations, concerts, and any other events go off without any audio problems. With us on your side, you won’t have to worry about anyone missing a single word.
Sound Systems Are More than Just Microphones
When many people discuss sound systems, they think of microphones and maybe speakers. Many people ask for these pieces of equipment, but what they really need are bigger setups. A stand microphone may not always be appropriate for every event—sometimes, a mic pack and clip-on microphone is much better, especially for presenters, actors, or other entertainers who will be moving around the stage a lot.
Then there’s a soundboard. This piece of equipment is necessary for presentations and entertainment that require multiple microphones, music, and other audio. Using one of these soundboards, a technician can turn mics on and off, change volumes, mix in music and sound effects, and more.
Speakers come in many different shapes and sizes, too. The same speakers used for a concert are not going to be the same speakers you necessarily want for a business presentation or a speech. If you’re hosting a concert, people often expect to see large speakers. If you’re hosting a gala or charity event, though, you may want the speakers to be more inconspicuous. AAV can assist you with all of these needs, no matter what size of speaker you want or how hidden you want them.
Audio Production Quality and Why it Matters
Audio production quality is more than just who can hear you in the back row. It also involves the static present, the various volumes of mics to music and each other, and if there is any feedback. If you have any of these issues in your audio, it can adversely affect you and your audience. High audio production quality keeps all mic volumes equalized, doesn’t let the music overpower any speakers, and ensures nothing wrong happens. Overall, good audio production means that the audience is aware of what’s being said, not the technology that is allowing them to hear the speaker.
If your audio system isn’t high quality, it can lead to a number of issues. The worst problem is that some or even all of your audience members are unable to hear what’s being said. Speakers that are not powerful enough may not reach the back rows. Other speakers may not be clear enough, leading to some garbled audio. This can also be the case if you have a microphone that isn’t functioning correctly or a soundboard that isn’t correctly set to balance the different audios.
Garbled noise is another issue. Static can make it difficult to understand what’s being said. Some mics can also fade or pop every now and then, surprising the audience and even the speaker. The same is true if your music is overpowering the speakers or if one microphone is much louder than the others. It all results in poor quality.
Feedback is another issue. This often results in a high-pitched whine that brings the entire production to a halt. No one can speak over the noise. If the sound tech can’t correct the problem, it can recur throughout the production. This not only makes it difficult to keep the presentation going, but it’s also a distraction and can make your audience focus more on the noise and less on what’s being said.
If any or all of these things occur, it’s going to ruin your presentation or entertainment. The audience won’t be able to hear some or any of what’s being said. They will leave confused and upset, especially if they had to pay to attend the event. Whatever your message was, it will be lost. This can make your company appear unprofessional and, frankly, incompetent.
AAV is here to make certain that doesn’t happen. We use only the highest quality equipment that has been carefully maintained over the years. If a microphone or speaker begins to go out, we either repair it or replace it. We don’t let it be rented out because we won’t risk the quality of your production.
When Do You need to Rent Audio Equipment?
There are a number of different reasons why you may need audio equipment rental in Tallahassee or Orlando. While you may have a microphone and a small speaker set on hand for small events, this equipment may not work for larger audiences or venues. You may not be able to accommodate two speakers easily or include music or other sounds in your presentations.
That’s where equipment rental comes in. You may not need to spend large amounts of money on a soundboard, mic packs, or large speakers just for one or two events. It may not make sense to invest in this equipment even for an annual event. You have to allocate some of the budgets to go towards it, have someone who knows how to set up the equipment and run it and have storage space for the large speakers and other items.
Instead, it’s much easier and often more affordable to rent this equipment. We will bring you everything you need, set it all up, and make certain it operates as it should. Then we disconnect it, pack it up, and take it away. You don’t have to do a thing.
What Events Need Sound Systems?
It’s normally very easy to tell when you need a full sound system setup. Large concerts, theater performances, and any other event held in a large venue are certainly going to need large speakers and other pieces of equipment. On the other hand, if you have a small venue, you might wonder if you even need a microphone.
Generally, any time you have a speaker talking in a space that’s larger than a room, you’re going to need a microphone. Auditoriums, stadiums, and other venues are often set up with their own sound systems. Unfortunately, some aren’t, and some don’t have the equipment you need. Others may be old and no longer work as they should. That’s when AAV comes in. Our equipment is always in top condition, and we can set it up in any venue.
While you may think your presenters are loud enough or that microphones aren’t needed for your venue or event, always consider things from your audiences’ point of view. Will they feel frustrated or annoyed that they can’t hear everything crisply and clearly? Will people at the back of the room have issues understanding what’s being said?
One good tip to follow is to run through the entire performance, speech, or presentation with people sitting in various parts of the room. This way, you can get feedback on the audio and visuals from multiple people and from multiple points. You’ll know if someone at the back can’t hear or if someone on the far left of the room has trouble seeing parts of your stage. This feedback will allow you to fine-tune your event.
What Equipment Do You Need?
Determining if you need audio equipment is just the first step. Next, you have to determine what audio equipment you need to rent. Our team is here to assist you in determining your needs, but you can also get a good idea of what’s necessary by looking at your event.
If you have a single speaker giving a presentation, you’re likely only going to need a simple microphone or a mic pack. The difference here depends on if your speaker will be standing at a podium for the entire presentation or will want to walk around.
On the other hand, you will need multiple microphones if you have multiple speakers or if you have performers. This means you’ll need to have a sound-board to handle all of the microphone input and to make certain all of the sounds are balanced. Your audience is going to find it very distracting if one person’s mic is louder than everyone else’s!
Finally, you’ll need a full sound system for theater productions and full-on concerts. These systems will be able to incorporate audio special effects and much more.
AAV Provides Sound System Rental in Orlando, Florida
AAV is an all-solutions company offering audio and visual equipment for rent in Orlando and the surrounding areas. In addition to our high-quality audio devices, we can also provide screens, video projectors, and other equipment to add video to your presentation. We can help you with all of your AV needs, creating an amazing event that wows everyone. Contact us today to learn more about our equipment and how we can help you with your event.