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How To Connect An iPad To A Projector

At Kettner Creative, our professional audio visual technicians connect iPads to Projectors on a daily basis. We’ve put together our best information to help you connect your iPad to your projector as easily as possible. Required Equipment Before you get started, you will need the following equipment: iPad or iPad ProHDMI AdapteriPad: Lightning to HDMI […]

How To Setup A Wireless Microphone

How To Setup A Wireless Microphone

Once you’ve picked what wireless microphone is right for you, you’re probably wondering how to setup your wireless microphone system. The Shure ULX is a great example of a Wireless Microphone Kit. Before you get started, you will need the following equipment: Wireless Microphone ReceiverWireless Microphone / Transmitter2 x Antenna1 x XLR Cable1 x Power […]

What Microphone Does the President Use?

What Microphone Does The President Use?

Have you ever wondered what microphone the President of the United States uses to deliver his message? Quick Answer: Since 1965, every President of the United States has used a Shure SM57 as the official lectern microphone. Shure SM57 VIP Microphone The President of the United States doesn’t use a typical Shure SM57 microphone, instead […]

What Microphone Does Joe Rogan Use

What Microphone Does Joe Rogan Use?

The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. The JRE hosts famous comedians, presidential nominees, and top-tier scientists. So what microphone does Joe Rogan use to interview these guests?  Quick Answer: The Joe Rogan Experience uses Shure SM7B microphones for all of their podcast episodes. The Shure SM7B is […]

How To Connect XLR Mic To Computer

How To Connect A XLR Microphone To Your Computer

Are you looking to connect an XLR microphone to your computer (Mac or PC)? There are many great reasons that you may want to do this: Studio Recording (Garageband, Protools, Ableton, Logic, etc.)Video Conferencing (Zoom, Google Chat, FaceTime, Skype, etc.)Live Streaming (YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, etc.) Generally speaking there are two ways to achieve your goal: […]

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What Is A Lighting Console?

Are you planning an event and you see a lighting console on your quote and you’re trying to figure out if it’s necessary?Maybe you’re a lighting tech or musician trying to figure out where to get started with lighting for your band, theatre, or house of worship! A lighting console is the piece of equipment […]

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What Is The Best Microphone For A Podcast?

When it comes to recording a podcast, it’s important to have great sounding audio that is comfortable to listen to for a prolonged period of time. We’ve broken down our recommendation for best podcast microphone into two categories: USB Microphone – Audio Technica AT2020XLR Microphone – Shure SM7B Audio Technica AT2020 The main reason to […]

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How To Use a GoPro As a Webcam

As demand for video conferencing increases, so does the demand for higher quality cameras and creative solutions to use camera equipment that you already own. You may be thinking “I don’t need to buy a webcam, I already have a GoPro”. And you’re right! If you have a PC or Mac, this solution will work […]

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4 Types Of Virtual Events

Are you planning a Virtual Event for the first time? Virtual event planning is simply not the same as planning a Live Event. As you start to plan your first virtual event, it’s important to consider the type of experience that you want your guests to have. We recommend starting with the following questions: Do […]

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Does a Microphone Work Without Speakers?

This is a question that we get quite often from event planners and meeting organizers who are new to events and are trying to understand everything on their sound system quote. Simply put: No, a microphone does not work without speakers Having a microphone without speakers would be like having a car without wheels. A […]

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How To Setup A Tripod Projector Screen

We often rent out projectors and screens to clients and events who don’t have any experience setting them up. To help everyone’s event setup, we put this article and video together as a beginner’s guide to setting up our tripod projection screen. How To Setup A Tripod Screen Follow these steps to set-up your tripod […]

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How To Connect A Laptop To A Projector

Are you trying to connect your laptop to your projector? We can help! Our professional A/V team is responsible for connecting thousands of laptops to projectors every year. We’ve used our expertise to put together this list of super simple steps to help you connect your laptop to your projector. Required Equipment: If you don’t […]

What Does an A1 Audio Engineer Do?

What Does An A1 (Audio Engineer) Do?

When it comes to event production and audio visual companies, the A1 (Audio Engineer) is the top position for everything relating to audio and sound. If you’re looking for information on what an audio mixer (equipment) does, check out this blog post: https://kettnercreative.com/equipment/what-does-an-audio-mixer-do/ What does an A1 (Audio Engineer) do? There is a lot of […]

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What Does an Audio Visual Technician Do?

The job title “Audio Visual Technician” a broad category that describes an entry level position into live event production. It’s often the starting point for specializing in Audio, Video, Lighting, or Event Management. There are a lot of ways to describe the Audio Visual Technician job, but they generally vary widely across the world. AV […]

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How Many Speakers Do I Need?

Have you recently been put in charge of sound equipment for an upcoming event? We speak with event planners on a daily basis and one of the first questions is always “how many speakers do I need”. For the purposes of this article, we’re going to assume that this is for a meeting, presentation, wedding, […]

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How Many Uplights Do I Need At My Event?

Renting uplights is one of the fastest and most cost effective way to transform your event space. It seems like every event has some type of uplighting, and our clients often ask “how many uplights do I need?”. What is uplighting? Uplighting is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a light (usually a LED Par […]

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How To Setup Pipe & Drape

Pipe and drape is the most effective way to transform an event space, hide unsightly parts of your venue, or setup a temporary space (tradeshow booth, work station, temporary medical facility, etc.). It’s quite simple to setup pipe and drape, in the video below we walk through how to setup each component. Pipe & Drape […]

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How To Setup A Sound System (PA System)

We often rent out sound systems to clients and events who don’t have any experience setting up sound systems. We put this article and video together as a beginner’s guide to setting up our sound equipment if they’re new to sound systems and renting PA systems. Even if you don’t rent from us, we hope […]

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How Do I Tape Down Cable At Events

Once your event is completely setup, it’s common to have paths of cable running between the audio, lighting and video consoles and the equipment at the stage or around the room. This cable will often run across doorways and other high traffic areas and can be a safety issue at events. To solve this issue, […]

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