Latest Adventures in Florida
Feb 1, 2001 12:00 PM,
Daniel Ari Senior Associate Editor
OUR ATTENTION ON THE SUNSHINE STATE THIS ISSUE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH the past election. We’re over it. Now we’re focussed on the NSCA Expo 2001 being held in Orlando. In recognition of this industry biggie, you’ll find our monthly NSCA section expanded to provide valuable information about the upgrades that NSCA has made to this year’s convention: more educational courses, more resources and more reasons why this year’s event is not to be missed.
Orlando also brings up thoughts of Disney World, Epcot, Sea World, Universal Studios — entertainment in general. In this issue we delve into sound and video applications in themed entertainment venues. Obviously, Florida has no monopoly on amusement parks, but for usable information about how to sell and install them, you won’t find a better source than S&VC.
Tom Tait presents an engaging casting call of the players you must deal with in this quirky industry, as well as an act-by-act summary of a successful installation. Nat Hecht, our esteemed editor, tells everything you need to know about weather-resistant sound systems. Pete Putman’s article on LED screens and Rick Kamlet’s technical article about distributed speaker systems give detailed information about how these systems work in a broad range of applications. Our installation profiles this month are on San Francisco’s Sony Metreon and Pointe*Orlando. Which brings us back to Florida.
You might also notice a new section in this issue: The Feedback Forum. Although you’d want to avoid feedback in sound systems, we welcome it here. This section is reserved for your comments. When you read an article that’s particularly helpful — or not — or if you have more ideas on how to troubleshoot systems, sell to difficult clients or install winning arrays, we’d like to know. Please address your letters to Nat Hecht, Editor S&VC, 16842 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406.