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How Old Is High-Resolution Audio?

If somebody told you the first consumer high-res digital audio format was made available all the way back in 1948, would you believe them? Some say it wasn’t until the Super Audio CD (SACD) came around in 1999 and others will argue that as well.

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I’m sure we can agree that both the SACD and The DVD-Audio (DVD-A) both sound better than the CD, but when was the first real consumer high-res audio made available to the public? You can listen to LPs from the 1970s and be convinced that this is where it started. Many recordings were filled with deep textures, synths, guitars, horns and percussion that were full of detail and most true music fans will tell you that it sounds better than anything produced in 2015.

But what’s the definition of high-resolution audio anyway? It sounds clearer and more like real music in simple terms. So this could be attributed to the vinyl LP that debuted back in 1948 with much better sound quality than the previous popular disk format.

We think the clearest answer is that there is no clear answer. It’s more about how the music makes you feel. If you can engage with the music and it makes you feel great, that’s all that matters.

Keep that in mind when you’re looking for professional audio solutions for your next live event. CitiView Audio Visual has what it takes to make it sound spectacular! Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more.

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Why Record Your Next Event?

Don’t be like the thousands of people who wish they had a copy of their event to look at after the big day. When planning your next event we highly recommend considering recording it so you can go over it to find out what went well and what didn’t, and that’s just one of the benefits. Find out a few more reasons why you should record your next event below:iStock_000039859106_Large

No matter how big or small your event is going to be, you can never go wrong by having it recorded. Not only will you able to pinpoint positives and negatives to better prepare for future presentations, you can use the content for podcasts, video promotions and even ads on social media!

First, you need to decide what the video will be used for. Is it going to be turned into a tutorial for training purposes within your company? Is it going to be released to the public? This is a vital step because it will also help you determine the type of lighting, audio and sound equipment that you will need for the event.

According to Events Uncovered, “One of the most difficult aspects of recording an event is the audio. Any event that is heavy on talking will need to have good audio to make it worthwhile.” For this reason, we strongly encourage the use of professional audio engineers and expert video recorders. That’s where we come in!

CitiView Audio Visual has the tools and expertise you need to help organize your event. We bring your presentation to life by administering state of the art audio, visual, staging, and video streaming services. CitiView Audio Visual offers cutting edge AV production and recording equipment to make your event a memorable one. Give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

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A Brief History of Audio

From the first tinfoil cylinder to today’s advanced equipment, the world of audio has come a long way. Think about what life was like before microphones, headphones and speakers were invented. How was anyone able to hear anything? Take a look below to find out how audio first began and how it has evolved over the years:

It all started with Thomas Alva Edison working in his lab in 1877. It was then, when he succeeded in recovering Mary’s Little Lamb from a strip of tinfoil wrapped around a spinning cylinder. This was the beginning of audio as we know it.

A year later, the first music was put on a record, you may know it by the tune of “Yankee Doodle.” Then, roughly 10 years later Edison introduces the first electric-motor driven phonograph and the first “talking movie” comes around in 1913. Edison used his Kinetophone process to make this work – a cylinder player mechanically synchronized to a film projector.

In 1941, commercial FM broadcasting comes to fruition in the United States just before the first stereo tape recordings were created by Helmut Kruger in Berlin. For the next few decades, major advancements are made in the audio world which brings us to the Winter Olympics in 1998. The opening performance begins with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” which was masterfully played and sung by synching live audio feeds from five continents across the globe. Pretty amazing!

At CitiView Audio Visual we are always looking forward to the future of audio. But for now, you can count on us any time you need audio services for your live event! Give us a call at 212-632-5196 for more information!

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Why Hire A Professional Audio Engineer?

There are certain things you should leave to the pros and recording your events is definitely one of them. If you want to make sure everything is captured, clear and heard without any problems hiring a professional audio engineer is a must. After all, you have plenty of other things to take care of during the day of the event.

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Whether you want to use the content in your next podcast, in a future promo video or simply to look back on as a fond memory, it’s always a smart choice to record your event.

Experience Is Key

Why leave something so important in the hands of an amateur? Recording your live events is something that shouldn’t be overlooked and if key pieces are left out, you’re going to regret it. That’s why you should choose somebody with years of experience and technical training, like the pros at CitiView.

Clarity

Want your audio to sound to be crystal clear? With state of the art equipment and technology you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for. This may not be the case if you decide to go with a beginner.

Interested in recording your next event? Call on the experts at CitiView Audio Visual, where ideas are turned into beautiful things.

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We are LIVE on Social Media!

At CitiView Audio Visual, customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We want to make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest event production and audio/visual news and that  getting in touch with us is a breeze.

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Connect With CitiView Audio Visual on Social Media!

As a result, we’ve gone LIVE on the social web. Want to connect with us to see what we’re up to? See below to find out how:

Facebook

We’re very active on Facebook! We invite you to like our Page to stay up-to-date on tips, offers and more. You can also invite friends, leave us a review and send us a direct message.

Twitter

Love to Tweet? So do we! Reach out to us on Twitter at any point with questions, concerns or anything else, but remember to keep it to 140 characters or less! We’ll get back to you shortly.

Google+

CitiView Audio Visual also has a presence on Google+. Connect with us here for everything you need to know about projection screen rentals, audio engineering and live streaming.

Blog

Last, but not least – don’t forget to check out our blog. We present you with the latest news, tips and updates from the audio visual world.

Connecting with us on social media has never been easier! You can also visit our website or give us a call at 212-632-5196 to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Testimonial Spotlight: April

When you want to be heard, put on a spectacular display or need expert video solutions, there’s one company you can count on – CitiView Audio Visual. No matter what the event entails, the size of the audience or the memories you want to create, we have the answer! But you don’t have to take our word for it, see what some of our satisfied customers have said about our work below:

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“The Ford Foundation has used Citiview Audio Visual services for the past two years.   We often host high visibility events and screenings at the foundation headquarters that require additional staffing.   Many of these programs incorporate everything from lighting, camera and audio services and we needed a company that could provide us with professional staffing and experience with live events.  CitiView has exceeded all of our expectations in these areas.  One thing I particularly like is that they often handle last minute requests and they always arrive well in advance of the “call time”.  I would recommend them to any business that needs reliable, experienced AV staff and can work under pressure with grace and a cool head.”

– Bob Kreizel (Senior Audio Video Services Technician, Ford Foundation)

 

“CitiView AV is a trusted AV provider in the greater NYC area. Their ability to execute event details and solve event issues is unmatched! If I want it done right, if I want peace of mind, I call CitiView. Plus the people are fantastic and that makes my experience so much better as a customer.”

– Adam C. Teasdale (Meeting Tomorrow)

 

Planning an event? Be sure to call on CitiView Audio Visual for all of your audio and visual needs. We cover everything from crystal clear audio solutions to projection screen rentals, streaming and much more! Give us a call at 212-632-5196 to learn more today!

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Professional Audio Solutions

Have you ever been to a live event where there were technical difficulties with microphones or speakers? It actually happens more often than you may think and it can really leave the audience with a bad taste in their mouths. Whether you’re a rockstar musician, throwing a wedding or conducting an important presentation, don’t forget about the importance of audio.

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You want your audience to hear your message right? Well, our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of audio training under their belts and they know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

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Recording is another one of our areas of expertise. Why take the time and effort to put together an extraordinary event only to have people forget about it later on? Recording your event is the perfect way to provide yourself with content for the future too. You can share the material on a podcast, use sound bites for a video or share content with people who weren’t able to attend.

Clarity

Want to make sure your audio is crystal clear? That’s one less problem you have to worry about when you choose CitiView. With our state of the art equipment and technology, we provide you with the crystal clear sound you have been searching for.

For more information about our audio services, contact us today at 212-632-5196 and remember CitiView Audio Visual the next time you are hosting an event!