Author Archives: Chuck Mitchell

Visual Patching

Visual Patching

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could touch a picture of equipment to make a connection? This is the solution that TechArts brought to San Diego State University’s “Back Door” audio/video studio. When the Associated Students at SDSU decided to create this audio/video studio, they chose TechArts to take on the AV systems design and integration. With our strong studio background and programming skills, we were able to create a…

When Not To Buy A Speaker System

When Not To Buy A Speaker System

Have you ever been to a restaurant that you thought had good food and good service, but something about the environment made you not want to return? Maybe the reason wasn’t so obvious initially but later upon trying a second time you found that it had an unpleasant smell that didn’t mix well with your food. Perhaps it was some other issue that was annoying such as poor lighting or…

Tom Danley’s “Shark Fin” Prototype

Tom Danley’s “Shark Fin” Prototype

We live in exciting times for speaker technologies. I’m seeing more innovations in the last two years than the last two decades.  All application-specific of course but new approaches nonetheless. One of which worth talking about was born just weeks before last week’s Infocomm convention. This product is an in-progress creation temporarily being referred to as the Shark Fin. Its odd shark-fin shape is WAY out of the box. Inside,…

Brick and Mortar Money

Brick and Mortar Money

One thing that makes property more expensive is the investment of developing it with structures and functional spaces. We serve clients that have all made the investments into creating gathering places. Whether auditoriums, theaters, gymnasiums, classrooms, churches and synagogues, they all have the common investment of being developed for gatherings. When you consider today’s inflated cost of land, the extensive process of designing and constructing a building, along with the…

Sound Sickness

Sound Sickness

The cost of a sound system varies widely due to the nature of venues. Some may be 40 seats, others 10,000. In any case, you have money into it. Many of today’s auditoriums and churches have a sizable amount invested into their sound system but aren’t realizing how much of that money is being wasted. Consider that the System is $100,000 for example. With higher-end systems, the 80/20-rule applies in…

New Ways to Use Dante

New Ways to Use Dante

Keyboard and Omnisphere multi track setup Dante has usual uses such as tracking from a console or routing between system processors. As Dante has really taken the stage for network audio transport, more and more uses are arising. One of the simplest ways to increase the quality of your sound is by eliminating D/A and D/A conversions. Tech Arts has experienced this in many ways from sound systems to recording…

In-Ear Monitoring Systems– A TechArts Solutions Comparison

In-Ear Monitoring Systems– A TechArts Solutions Comparison

With so many recent break-through, cost-saving solutions that now exist, we’ve become inspired to provide you with some new ways at looking at adding IEMs to your existing scenario. Depending on the requirements, getting started is most likely within your reach, becoming something any tech should consider. Plus, its awesome to be the hero that takes the opportunity and reaps the rewards of providing solid IEM solutions that benefit and support…

TechArts Project Featured on the Cover of Sound and Video Contractor

TechArts Project Featured on the Cover of Sound and Video Contractor

We are pleased to announce our second feature cover story in less than three months. Top magazine, SV&C takes our Cornerstone-Long Beach project to the public with an artfully presented story of our application-based, networked-integrated audio/video design, written by Cynthia Wisehart. Thank you for recognizing our quest for innovation with a foundation of purpose. Please take a second to see how networked A/V technology has revolutionized efficient use of gathering spaces….