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?

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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 Equipment Rentals NYC

Sep 02, 2015

You can’t put on a successful event without the right equipment. Whether you need speakers, HD projection screens, computers, lighting or staging, CitiView has you covered! See below for a full list of equipment we can rent to you!

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Audio:

  • Full sound systems
  • Speakers
  • Line Arrays
  • Microphones
  • Mixers and audio recorders

Video:

  • LED & LCD screens
  • HD projection screens and projectors
  • Confidence monitors
  • Matrix video switchers
  • Video recording and streaming platforms
  • HD video cameras

Computers:

  • Mac Mini
  • Mac Book Pro
  • Dell and HP laptops

Lighting:

  • LED uplights
  • Source 4 Lekos
  • Dimmers

Staging:

  • 4×4 and 4×8 stage decks
  • Stairs and railings
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Truss systems

Scenic:

  • Pipe and drape
  • Back Drops and form set back drops

CitiView Audio Visual offers cutting edge AV production and recording equipment to make your event come to life. Give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

A/V Equipment Rentals in NYC

Nov 09, 2015

At CitiView Audio Visual, it’s our goal to turn your ideas into beautiful things. That’s why we offer such a vast collection of audio visual equipment for rent. Whether you need LED or LCD screens, computers, lighting or staging we’ve got you covered. See below for more equipment we rent:

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Audio

  • Full sound systems
  • Speakers and line arrays
  • Standard and wireless microphones
  • Mixers
  • Audio Recorders

Video

  • LED and LCD screens with dual pole mount stands
  • HD projection screens and projectors
  • Confidence monitors and matrix video switchers
  • HD video cameras and recording equipment

Computers

  • Mac Mini and Macbook Pro
  • Dell and HP laptops

Lighting

  • LED uplights
  • Source 4 lekos
  • Dimmers

Staging

  • 4×4 and 4×8 stage decks
  • Stairs and railings
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Truss systems

Scenic

  • Pipe and drape
  • Backdrops and form set backdrops

Preparing for your next event? Don’t forget about the audio/visual essentials. Contact the pros at CitiView Audio Visual today! 212-632-5196.

What is Webcasting?

Aug 14, 2015

How can you get Jim in Dallas all of the information he needs from a business meeting even though he’s hundreds of miles away? The days of sending large files recapping the meeting are over. Now, Jim can sit in on the meeting in real time even though he’s not physically in the building. How? Live webcasts.

What is Webcasting?

A webcast means that you are taking media (whether it’s a corporate meeting or any other live event) and broadcasting it in real time over the internet. The process involves streaming which sends the information to computers or other electronic devices without having to save and send the files later on.

How Does it Work?

Put into simple terms, audio or visual content can be transferred to a streaming software from a video camera or speaker. The content is then encoded and sent to a special server where it is delivered. This is how Jim in Dallas can log on to his computer and have access to the meeting as it takes place.

With webcasting services from CitiView Audio Visual, your employees will never have to miss a meeting again. We offer multi-camera switching, picture-in-picture and content delivery so you can captivate your audience whether they are down the street or across the sea. Call us today to find out how we can help!

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