- AudioSound & Lighting Designs was built around offering great audio systems.
Owner Timothy R. Pickett attended Columbia College graduating in June of 2000, with a major in architectural acoustics. Not only can SLD offer you an amazing design on a system, but can help you with room acoustics as well. Many installers are capable of selling their clients expensive equipment and too much of it, however most installers have absolutely no knowledge of room acoustics, which play the most crucial role of a great sounding system.
After achieving a good room design, the system design is imperative. SLD offers a broad range of knowledge of all different kinds of sound systems. We understand that a church’s needs are far different from those of a restaurant, or a concert venue, or a night club. With SLD’s knowledge, experience, and incredible selection of product, you can be sure that we can design the system that is right for you.
[raw][/raw][/image_frame]Ballroom Sound System Ballroom and Conference Centers require complex audio systems — multi-zone inputs with multi zone outputs coupled with the ability to combine and route signal from any input, in any room, to a unique output zone, or to all of them. In some venues the number of I/O zones can exceed 32 or even 64. Digital audio matrices allow users incredible flexibility and, using control systems can create a system operation that is simple to the end user. Imagine walking around with an Ipad and making all the necessary adjustments to your system to set up for daily operation… This is more easily, and more affordably, attainable than you might think.[raw][/raw][/image_frame]High Energy Nightclub Most audio companies do not truly know how to design a nightclub audio system. Touring type companies that specialize in larger concerts will try to set nightclubs up the same way and this typically ends up with an uncomfortably loud area near the speaker array and muffled sound or inadequate sound throughout the rest of the venue. On the other hand, companies who specialize in distributed systems, such as restaurants, will typically install a sound system which cannot meet the high SPL levels required by today’s modern nightclubs. SLD has the knowhow and the product lines to meet even the most challenging requirements in this field.[raw][/raw][/image_frame]Restaurant Sound System Along with having multiple output zones, restaurants typically have a very complicated problem with volume, a problem that is not easily fixed. Restaurants do not want to “blast” customers with inordinately loud sound and so they play their systems at a very low level. At this level, however, the noise of the clientele masks the sound emitted by the system, making it very hard to hear the vocal range of the music. Fortunately SLD has the expertise to resolve this problem — we can make your restaurant sound perfect![raw][/raw][/image_frame]Church Sound System Churches have some of the worst sound systems throughout the United States. The typical scenario in a church is that a great number of people must agree on spending a large amount of money on a sound system. Often the result is that such an expenditure is placed low on the priority list. Still the unfortunate reality is that many people, both young and old, cannot understand the spoken word transmitted through their outdated sound system — in technical terms, there is a low intelligibility index. SLD realizes that churches often have very tight budgets and can work within such constraints to give the client a good sounding system.
- LightingSLD offers the best in special effects lighting that the industry has to offer. We are an Elation dealer and we can service, sell, or repair almost any effects light. SLD offers the latest in LED lighting from around the world. LED’s have taken over the industry and SLD is on the edge of this revolution. From LED panels to moving head fixtures with LED lamps, SLD has it. SLD also carries a wide selection of LED Par Cans, LED BARs, and LED Stage Lighting. LED’s are the future of lighting. Along with LED’s SLD also offers the best in moving head fixtures, lasers, foggers, strobes, and much more. We have designed and installed systems in national venues that speak for themselves. The other part of the picture is programming — a venue can have all the best fixtures, but if the programmer doesn’t have the eye or the skill set, the venue will not achieve its potential and, in some cases, will fall far below. Our programmers are professionally trained and have worked for the biggest names in the industry. SLD travels all over the country bringing the hottest night clubs the latest in lighting technology. We can make your venue iconic!
- VideoSound & Lighting Designs offers a wide variety of video options.
We are capable of outfitting almost any venue with the required video system. SLD offers the latest technology in:
We can also integrate any system with touch screen or wireless controllers to make operation easy for any one. Our goal in video, what we strive to do, is to take the problems out of a system and to make it as simple as possible while offering the highest quality video reproduction.
[raw][/raw][/image_frame]Sports Bar Video System BA poor video installation can be the downfall of a sports bar. When TV’s do not work or look bad, patrons will not continue to come. The video system is the heart of a true sports bar. SLD offers all the “toys” found in the latest sports bars around the world. Seamless Plasma, LED, and LCD video walls can make sports bars stand out above all the competition. SLD resells and installs video wall from suppliers such as Samsung and Orion, and sells and installs video matrices to allow for routing from multiple sources to multiple displays throughout the entire venue. This eliminates the need for dozens of satellite boxes and takes the complexity out of system control. Just like audio, video can be controlled with an Ipad or a touch screen and with so simple a layout that any employee will be able to operate it. Dreaming of walking around your venue and controlling all the video and audio with the touch of a button on a customized iPad? This technology is here today and is more affordable than you may think.[raw][/raw][/image_frame]Education / Classrooms In today’s technologically expedient classroom, video capability is becoming more and more demanding — SLD is your source for the latest in classroom video technology. Teachers have complained that classroom AV systems are extremely hard to use and do not always accommodate their needs. In our top-of-the-line systems SLD has built podiums with all the functionality a teacher could want at the touch of a finger. A simple-to-use touch screen controller allows the teacher to route multiple computer sources, a DVD/Bly-Ray player, or a document camera to either of two video screens. The touch screen allows for simple audio control as well. Please see the University of Chicago section under “Gallery” for pictures.[raw][/raw][/image_frame]Night Club Video The LED video wall is the hottest thing out for nightclubs right now. Tiesto along with other DJ’s require these in their productions. SLD has the latest LED video wall technology with as good as a 6mm pitch and a 5000 nit brightness rating. SLD offers the latest in flexible video wall technology from Elation Lighting. And, along with LED’s, SLD also can provide any kind of video display for reproduction, especially important as video mixing becomes more and more popular among DJ’s.
- SurveillanceSLD installs a wide range of security camera systems. From digital analog hybrids to fully digital IP camera systems, SLD has the one that’s right for your business. We offer all varieties of cameras: outdoor cameras indoor cameras cameras with night vision or infra red led fixed cameras pan tilt zoom cameras vandal proof cameras even cameras with integrated heaters if snow or ice may be a problem. SLD also offers the lastest in DVR technology. Gone are the days of inefficiently searching through video tape to find an event. Now you can simply pull up to view simultaneously all corresponding files detected by motion, not just from the DVR, but also from your home or smart phone. SLD also offers the latest in IP camera systems and the most advanced systems over CAT5 wire. Quality security has never been so easy.
- Product Lines
- GallerySLD prides itself on using high end technology to meet your requirements. Whether your convention center needs a clear sound, your nightclub needs to stay above the competition, or your business needs that extra wow factor, count on SLD to exceed your expectations each and every time. Here is a small sample of our quality installs. More are on the way, so please check back. [raw]
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