Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Audio Visual Support for CANA 2013 Spring Meeting

On March 8-10, 2013 I was working in Monterey CA for CANA. They're probably my favorite client and I enjoy every minute working with them. Plus I get to see some of the coolest places in California like this beach scene below.
This is the second year I've been supporting CANA. It stands for "California Association of Nurse Anesthetists" ( and they meet twice a year. I supply and operate all their Audio Visual equipment for the 3 days. This meeting was held at the Monterey Marriott ( which is a lovely property right there in Monterey Bay. I was impressed with their superb service. Don't get the idea I was walking on the beach everyday because I was busy working and spent most of my time in San Carlos Ballrooms III & IV.

Here I am at my front of house control table. Pretty straightforward with wireless mics, sound reinforcement, 8 channel mixer, 6 hardwired mics (SM58's), PC/MAC interfacing, vga switching, video projection on a 7.5'x10' rear projection screen, walkin music, and that's it. Nothing too fancy but perfect for a group of 120 - 220 attendees.

This is my brand new Eiki LC-XB43 projector. 4,500 lumen's in this little box! My friend Amanda at Wagner Media in Houston ( cut me a sweet deal and I couldn't be happier. Projection is very important to me - if you can't see the screen why even be there? This XB43 is a powerhouse of brightness and clarity. I was running the brightness at 33% which was more then enough. The setup was simple and it's got a menu interface that's easy to navigate.

I also purchased a couple of Alto TS110A self powered speakers. I can't stop talking about these gems. They're light weight - only 26lbs. and have that new neodymium driver. This is the latest in magnet technology. Plus it's 600 watts!!! I love'em. Best purchase I ever made from my good friends at Reno's Guitar Center ( I'm going to buy a couple more once they go on sale.

From this viewpoint you can see the front of the stage and the CANA gobos in the background. I had the screen flanked with their gobos. My Beringer B300's on the downstage corner of the stage with one of my new Alto TS110A as the center fill. I love the sound of my Beringers, very full with lots of bottom. But man are they heavy. I'll get a few more years out of them but I don't know if my back can take it. As always I had to rent a few items that I don't own - Lekos w/gobo holders and a 7.5'x10' rear projection screen. I got these from my new best friend - William Trombino at AV Images ( in Livermore CA. He cut me a heck of a deal and had good gear on top of that! It worked out that Livermore was on my way to Monterey so all I had to do was pull off the freeway a little bit and I was there.

I love the ocean and working these Audio Visual events. It's probably something I've done the most of in my life and it comes as second nature to me. If you need some AV at your next event give Your Reno AV Guy a call and I'll be more then happy to wave it in!

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