The typical timeline for an event at Oncore AV, from the conception to the execution, can be anywhere from several weeks to a year in advance. We begin with a request for a quote, then move to finalization of a contract. After dates and venue are locked in for the event, OAV begins allocating our technology and designing the set up. Next we staff technicians and coordinate our arrival and set up, as well as anticipate tear down times. While we appreciate having more than enough time to prepare for our events, we are always ready to take on new challenges at a moments notice.
Recently OAV was contacted to create a large scale sound set up for a concert at the Delta Plex arena for Christine D’Clario, a worship leader/singer songwriter. The initial request was made Wednesday, with the performance scheduled for the following Saturday. You can imagine the difficulty in fitting all of the necessary steps into such a short timeline. Regardless, OAV decided to take on the task and immediately began preparations.
When receiving an event on short notice we first have to ensure that we have equipment available to service our client. The Delta Plex arena seats roughly 6,200 spectators in various configurations. OAV assessed the venue and planned accordingly, ultimately deciding on our JBL VTX systems, and Crown Amplifiers to provide the best possible sound.
After creating a set up based on the venue and needs of the client, our technology was prepped and set aside. Lastly the event needed to be staffed and coordinated. Load times, plus set-up and tear-down were all taken into consideration, and with large equipment we often need to find one to two technicians willing to work on short notice.
Eventually everything was rented, loaded, and set up for Christine D’Clario’s performance at the Deltaplex arena, and went as smoothly as if we had weeks to prepare. Oncore AV is always ready to service your events whether they’re large scale concerts on short notice, or an intimate party planned a year in advance. Check out our Instagram story for photos from this concert as well as updates from other events!
May 28th was a special day in Traverse City. The field was freshly painted and you could smell the hot dogs being grilled. It was opening day for the new baseball team the Traverse City Pit Spitters. The Pit Spitters joined the Northwoods League, a college summer wood bat league this year; and had a great start to their season winning their first game 2-1 against the Green Bay Booyah.
Oncore AV is happy to have the opportunity to work with the Pit Spitters this season. Similar to the services we provide their new owners, the West Michigan Whitecaps, we support and staff the Pit Spitters audio visual needs. Oncore has installed a new video production system and infrastructure for the ballpark. Our team works alongside the Northwoods League to send out a live stream of all of the Pit Spitters home games. These streams can be found on the Northwoods League website.
It has been great to be a part of this seasons start at Pit Spitters Ballpark and we are looking forward to supporting them with AV services for the rest of the season.
Click the following link for the Pitt Spitters schedule.
One of Oncore AV’s core beliefs is to help organizations and small businesses be seen and heard. Most recently, we had the opportunity to work with the local Blythefield Hills Baptist Church on their latest expansion to the new Ensley campus in Sand Lake. For this renovation, Oncore AV was challenged to design and install an entirely new A/V system that would work with the budget of the project as well as meet the needs of the church.
At Ensley, Oncore AV used JBL products like the CBT 1000line array speaker, a great choice for a place of worship, as they offer tapered horizontal wave-guide which delivers superior coverage in both the front and rear corners of a room and to provide consistent front-to-back sound levels and clarity. The speakers also blend in with the space’s decor aesthetic. The sleek design and low profile allowed the speakers to virtually “disappear” into the design of the back wall of the sanctuary.
The sleek design of the CBT 1000 speakers camouflages them against the background design of the sanctuary. Can you see them hanging just beneath the first row of lights?
Oncore AV strives to match each client with the ideal set of equipment that will compliment their space, function in accordance to their needs and work within their budget.
For more information on how Oncore AV can help you get the most out of your place of worship, contact us at 616-259-9193 or visit us at our home on the web!
Oncore AV has been supporting the Whitecaps AV and production needs for several years. Last year, we outfitted the event control booth with a new Carbonite Black Switcher. This year, we have added content creation to the services we provide to this outstanding client. In fact, you can see our graphic skills in action at all of the West Michigan Whitecaps home games this summer!
We work very closely with each of our clients, like the Whitecaps Creative Team, to make sure that the products, events, or graphics we are producing reflect their needs and their brand exactly. We strive to knock every project out of the park!
Be sure to check out some Whitecaps baseball this summer and see our work in person at Fifth Third Field. Their 2018 season opens on April 5th! You can find a schedule of the rest of their season here.