Latest headlines: Jacob Blount on what AV technology powered Pilgrimage 2021 and Richard Honeycutt on miking congregations and audiences.
December 29, 2021 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 24
We’re getting close to 2022, HOWtweeps! I hope you’ve had a restful holiday season so far and have fun plans for the new year.
The first column for this week is a first-hand look into how Pilgrimage 2021 was produced in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. From content and audio to streaming and rigging, Jacob Blount walks readers through the tech and AV solutions that powered the annual conference. Jacob hopes his tips will help you decide what products and tools you can use for future client events — both in person and virtual.
Our second column highlights how to mic audiences and congregations. Written by Richard Honeycutt, this piece discusses how to mic an audience in updated ways, especially when it comes to livestreaming a service. In today’s virtual world, we’ve had to pivot how we monitor and produce sound. Though the AV industry had a leg up in being able to control audio, there are certainly challenges when it comes to streaming live events with spoken or sung contributions from an audience/congregation. This column breaks it down into four aspects, so check it out!
That’s a wrap on 2021 for all you HOW pros and fans out there. I can’t wait to see you next year, and I hope you have a restful, fun and safe transition into 2022. Happy New Year!
Pilgrimage 2021 saw new beginnings in many areas. We welcomed in-person attendees to the event at a new location, the Rocky Mount Event Center, which provided a more tight-knit and intimate experience. But it also opened new doors to create a powerful and meaningful experience for attendees that joined virtually.
A new layer of complexity for miking audiences is now apparent with streaming. We are all aware of the sudden increase in streaming resulting from social assembly restrictions. But now that we are opening up, many organizations that had not previously streamed events are facing new questions. Among these is how to mic an audience.