Basics on AUDIO and VIDEO.

Are you interested in a Live or Recorded Webcast?  CLICK HERE.

What you need to know about HOME THEATER.

UES CLASSES and Certifications.

Glossary of AUDIO TERMS.

Glossary of STAGE TERMS.


Do you have a web camera at home?  Here's some LIGHTING TIPS.

Read about a few PRODUCTS we are developing. (This page still unpublished.)

LINKS to a few Manufacturer of Multimedia Equipment websites.

A few trade publications ONLINE.


Our goal is is to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

In our experience, no two venues are alike.  In fact, our tendency is to shy away from customers that demand to have brand " x" or size "a" equipment.  Just because a particular brand or size equipment worked superbly the last time does not mean it will work even adequately this time.  Varying factors such as the number of people in attendance, atmospheric conditions and even the time of day can affect the acoustics and photometrics of a venue.

It helps to have a real engineer on the job and not just a bunch of lighting and sound technicians that don't really understand building systems.  Many older builders don't have adequate power distribution to handle the large power consumption requirements of massive sound and lighting systems usually needed at special events.  UES will determine these problems up front and take the appropriate measures to insure a glitch free event.  When others say it can't be done or worse yet deliver this news to you a few hours prior to your event, we will engineer a solution, even if it means taping the nearest utility company transformer.  We simply succeed where others fail by identifying these problems ahead of time.

Just Like Gravity, Murphy's Law is Always at Work

I once ran across a situation where we were working in a large downtown high rise hotel.  Located in the mid-west United States, 70-stories, with a rotating restaurant on top, you may know the place.  Apparently the hotel was having minor electrical problems with one phase of the electrical power feeding the entire floor including the large ballroom we were in.  The union electricians had gone for the day without resolution.  Due to our experience in building systems, we were able to divert power from an alternate source and the event went on without a glitch.

Our means and methods for events may be different from other companies you've worked with before.  For example, we like to employ an EQ with every amplified channel.  This may seem like overkill but we have yet to stumble into a feedback problem that we were not able to identify and extinguish during our initial sound check.

Plan to Plan

Each venue needs to be carefully surveyed and a dimensioned plan (plot) needs to be drawn with equipment deployment detailing power sources, ambient lighting, seating arrangements, accessibility, cable routing, etc.  Simply showing up and looking for the nearest outlet isn't the way we do things.

Also, during the planning stages of your event, we like to work with your designated personnel to develop "scripts" for lighting and sound to be sure the event comes off in the most professional manner possible.

On the day of your event, equipment is tested and retested to insure the system is acoustically tuned to the venue.  All equipment is tested such that any changes that may be required are made hours ahead of time.

When events have live performers, we request initial sound checks be performed with the performing artists a minimum of 4-hours prior to the beginning of the event.

Our TECHNICAL RATES are reasonable and our talent, experience and expertise is without equal.