Latest headlines: Andres Caamano on live mixing in the “New Normal,” Mark Coxon on lead times, deadlines and price increases and more
June 29, 2021 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 12
Good evening, HOW #AVtweeps!
How goes it? Everybody doing well? I hope so!
I have an excellent feature for you this week from Andres Caamano, who talks this time about whether live mixing has changed in the face of the “new normal.” He makes some good points, including the one that many houses of worship are streaming now — and likely won’t stop even as things continue to open back up (particularly in the U.S.). What do you think?
The second column comes from Mark Coxon, who talks about while the number of projects coming back online is great — lead times, deadlines and price increases will affect integrators right now. He advises on how to handle everything thrown your way.
Finally, catch some updates from SnapAV (or Snap One — according to the rebrand), Tripleplay, Atlona and more.
As the world returns to some version of “normal,” change has been significant for churches — particularly with streaming. Even with millions recently returning to worship services, the streaming gains achieved in the last few months shouldn’t be discarded. According to Tim Dougherty, senior solutions engineer for Wowza Media Systems, streaming went from a “nice-to-have” solution to a “must-have” solution for many churches, almost overnight.
I’ve been talking to quite a few integrators lately and the good news is that there seems to be a large backlog of projects coming back online. As exciting as that is, the past 15 months are still creating shockwaves that mean for most integrators, these projects are potentially going to be a lot less profitable than they were at the time they were bid and awarded. Why is that? It comes down to Lead Times, Deadlines and Price Increases.
Despite the rise of powered speakers, the amplifiers market has continued to see regular replacements and new opportunities over recent years, driven by innovation and demand at a macro level. However, moving into 2020, the entire professional audio market was severely affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. The professional amplifiers market itself experienced significant losses, with rates of decline well into double figures. Despite this decline, there remained some key areas of positivity and stability throughout the crisis and full market recovery to 2019 levels is expected over the coming years.