NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), described as “The World’s Largest Electronic Media Show”, was this past week in Las Vegas. We took a group of eight people this year and had a great time. We probably walked over 10 miles a day, filled our brains with more tech talk than we could handle, ate too much, and lost some of our hearing. Some of the highlights from Vegas:
– Visiting the Renewed Vision booth, four times! I think we spent at least 2 hours total talking with these guys. They sell Mac software for worship presentation, lyrics, videos, etc. Check them out here.
– Getting a personalized tour of the Digico mixing console*
– Another personalized tour of Yamaha’s LS-9, M7C, and PM5D digital mixing consoles (we liked the LS-9 for its features and affordability)*
– A personal tour of Aviom, personal monitoring systems*
– The Technologies for Worship pavilion, where they had a live band playing through the Aviom & Digico systems – this was so cool because you could actually put headphones on and create your own personal mix via the Aviom mixer
– The Vista Systems booth, where we checked out a product called “The Spyder” – a very cool (and expensive) solution for video presentation
– The Sony booth (if you can call over 4,000 square feet of gear a booth), where the sales people only spoke Japanese, huh?
– Paying $12.75 for a deli sandwich, $10 for a warm cheeseburger, and $3 for bottled water
– Karl’s $5 bottle of Voss Water (which he didn’t want, and didn’t like)
– Catching Phoenix, an amazing rock cover band, at the New York, New York
– Riding the Desparado at State Line
– Riding the Roller Coaster at New York, New York
– Some really funny stuff on the ride home that I can’t remember because I was so tired
*Special thanks to Greg Smith and the gang at Spectrum Design Group for walking us through the demo’s at NAB