INSIGHTS TO SOUND SYSTEMS FOR EVENTS (cont'd)
We Continue on our short series, winding up with a glossary of terms that you should know: note that we explain these terms in the most simple way that everyone can understand and relate to.
“Feedback” – this is the howling and squeaking that every sound expert should seek to eliminate
“Radio Frequencies” – when using radio microphones it’s important to set up the frequencies used that are suitable for your area so you don’t get interference
“Full Range” – means the sound system will reproduce both the high and low frequencies and all in between. Some loudspeakers are designed purely for speech which you may not work well if video soundtrack or music is to be reproduced
“Acoustics” – this is the characteristics of the room and every sound system will need to be compensated for acoustics if the best sound reproduction is to be achieved (read more on this at Crutchfield)
“EQ” – short for Equalisation, refers to adjustments that can be made to the high, middle or low “notes” in sound, be it music (treble/bass), vocals (soprano/alto/tenor/bass), speech (vowels/consonants). The notes or frequencies can be split in to up to 30 or more bands and can be adjusted individually to suit the environment.
“Hand Held”, “Lavalier”, “Headset” – different types of microphone suitable for varying uses and preferences, all these should be on offer.
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