For High Resolution Audio, Does The Format Really Matter?

Jun 08, 2015 by Steve Rick in  Live Events

MP3, FLAC, WAV. does it really make a difference? When it comes to listening to music, high-resolution audio is the way to go. But what’s more important, the quality of the gear used to record or the format?


Before we get into the details, it’s vital to point out that sound quality is determined by the quality of the gear used to record and the skill and expertise of the audio engineers. If you have bad equipment and the audio engineer doesn’t have much experience, chances are the audio won’t sound very good.

You can think of it all in terms of a high-definition television. Look at the difference between a sporting event or a movie broadcasted in HD and then compare it to a black and white film from the 60s. Even if you transferred the old movie to a 1080 Blu-ray, it wouldn’t make the film any clearer and the same holds true for audio.

When it comes down to it, high-resolution audio files are more expensive than standard definition files, so is it worth it? There are a few things to consider before making a decision:

  • Do you have high quality speakers or headphones?
  • Is the recording good enough to benefit from high resolution mastering?
  • Will the audience or listeners be able to tell the difference?

At CitiView Audio Visual, our expert audio engineers are highly skilled and have years of experience and training. We know exactly how to make your event sound spectacular and reach your entire audience so give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more!

Audio Visual Solutions That Work!

Apr 16, 2015

Hosting a spring wedding, business meeting or other special event this year? Ever think about the impression a professional presentation makes on your guests? With audio visual solutions from CitiView, your event can create a memory that lasts a lifetime. Find out about all of our services below:


Be heard! Have you ever been to an event where the sound quality was inferior? It makes it very difficult to pay attention, right? Well, with years of training and experience under their belts, our highly skilled technical sound engineers know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

In addition to our sound enhancements, we also offer recording solutions so you can use content from your event for the future. Have a podcast? Making a promotional video? With recorded content from your event, you can really captivate your audience!

VideoAudience at the conference hall.

Have you flipped to a channel that wasn’t broadcasted in HD recently? It was hard to watch, right? The same goes for your presentations. With our High Lumen HD Projection technology, you’ll be far ahead of the curve since we can provide you with solutions that make an impact on any size audience.

Looking to share a video with your crowd? We also offer LED Displays that are crystal clear and energy efficient. A true Go-Green solution to help make your meeting or event pop!


With rapid advancements in technology, streaming seems to be the way of the future! You can now watch live sporting events, television and other productions in real-time and our video streaming equipment allows your to captivate your audience whether they’re down the street or across the sea!

So what are you waiting for? Give the experts at CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out what we can do to make your next event the best one yet! Also, remember to connect with us on Facebook for all of your event production needs!

3 Must-Have Pieces of Equipment For Your Next Meeting

Oct 23, 2015

Don’t go into your next meeting or presentation unprepared. Your position, your salary and even your career could depend on this one event and you need to nail it. That’s why you must have these three pieces of audio visual equipment on-hand and ready to go.

Confidence Monitors

Don’t appear sloppy and uncoordinated – come equipped with confidence monitors. It will prevent you from turning your back to the audience, leaving the microphone and pausing to refer to the slides on a screen behind you. Confidence monitors will allow you to have constant access to your content without ever showing the crowd your bad side.

Slide Advancers

Own the stage! Don’t retreat back to the podium to advance through your presentation – it takes up valuable time and makes you look unprepared. With a wireless remote, you can quickly and seamlessly click through your own presentation from anywhere in the room.


Don’t count on the venue to provide a microphone for you. Always bring one with you because yelling loud enough so the back of the room can hear is never a good look. Just remember it’s all about placement. When using a lav, make sure you place the mic approximately 1 inch below your collarbone and 6-12 inches away from your mouth if using a handheld mic.

At CitiView Audio Visual, we’ve got what you need. We supply any and all audio visual equipment needed to make your next event stand out. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to speak with our experts today!

Why Record Your Next Event?

Jun 12, 2015

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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