On Stage News

On Stage News

The OSA team has been busy this season, providing the highest level of audio reinforcement and engineering, custom video and multimedia displays, and production services for live events and entertainment around the globe.

It has been an exciting year for OSA, having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of projects, from national and international award shows and sporting events to concerts, conferences, meetings, live press conferences, and product launches.

Thank you to all of our customers for your loyalty and confidence in OSA!

Happy New Year from OSA

 

Impact of the High Resolution Audio Revolution in Live Events & Entertainment

High Resolution AudioOne of the most important elements for any event is the sound quality. It can make or break the audience experience, and ultimately define the outcome of your event. Just think about it for a moment… when you’re at a conference, you’re there to listen to the presenters… when you’re at a concert, you’re there to hear the music… when you’re at a meeting, you want to hear and be heard… regardless of the type of event, it’s the sound that gets your attention and keeps it. We often see first with our ears… sound directs our attention where and when the producer wants it.

At the conclusion of an event, the critiques and compliments are often related to the sound quality. The audience may not notice when there is a glitch in your lighting, multimedia or video displays, but they definitely notice when the sound quality has faltered. Inconsistent volume levels, poor timing, less than perfect clarity, and even the smallest amount of feedback are just some of the elements that unfortunately also get your audiences’ attention – and, it may be all they remember.

Read the full article.

 

What’s New at OSA

OSA Supports the 2014 David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert

The 2014 David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert was held at Calgary’s WestJet Airplane Hangar on September 27th. This year’s annual gathering raised over 8 Million Dollars to provide financial support for non-medical expenses to Canadian families with children undergoing pediatric organ transplants, and OSA was proud to be part of this charitable event. The David Foster Foundation and its sponsors put on annual galas to raise money to support families of children in need of life saving organ transplants. This year’s event was no exception with CNN’s Michaela Pereira, the emcee for the evening, who was in the company of cast members of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Simon Keith, one of the oldest living heart transplant recipients in the world.

Using Martin Audio’s MLA sound system, OSA provided audio design and engineering to deliver a truly extraordinary sound experience to the 800-seat audience, ensuring everyone in attendance received consistent and flawless quality throughout the evening. The OSA team configured the system to support both talking heads as well as execute a dynamic sound experience for the world-class entertainment, including David Foster, Jennifer Hudson, Jackie Evancho, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Brett Kissel, Sinbad, and legendary rock superstar Steven Tyler.

OSA is proud to be the audio company for the David Foster Foundation and is privileged to be part of this important cause.

David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert
Photo by The David Foster Foundation

Announcing OSA Chicago Expansion

OSA Chicago acquires an additional office and warehouse building to accommodate the company’s rapid growth in multiple divisions. The Chicago location currently supports OSA, OSA Integrated Solutions, and M.T. Custom Cases. The expansion is dedicated to supporting OSA’s live events, adding more than 30,000 square feet of warehouse space to increase efficiency and enhance service to its clients. The additional location also benefits M.T., which will expand its workspace in the current location and provide the team with additional room to design, build, store, package, and ship the increasing number of custom case orders. OSA is excited about this new venture!
OSA Increases Martin Audio MLA Inventory

Already the largest supplier of Martin Audio’s MLA in North America, OSA recently added an assortment of 200 units, consisting of MLA, MLA Compact™ and MLA Mini™, to meet the demand for this groundbreaking sound system technology, designed to deliver the highest, most consistent sound quality in any environment. Once clients experience the clarity and precision of MLA at their event, they continue to request this high-end sound system in subsequent projects to deliver a truly extraordinary listening experience.

Learn more about the groundbreaking MLA system and OSA’s diverse technology inventory on our website.

OSA's Martin Audio MLA Inventory

 

OSA in the News

OSA Increases National Presence with Full Service Expansion in the Southeast

OSA recently announced its full-service Nashville office and warehouse! The goal is to strengthen its national presence and boost support for its current and growing clientele in the southeast. From this strategic location, OSA can fully service 50% of the nation’s population within a single day drive, allowing the company to be more competitive with reduced transportation costs from this central location – another client benefit. Since its inception, OSA has consistently made business decisions that positively affect its clients.

Read the full press release.

 

Behind the Scenes with the Steely Dan Tour Crew

Check out the behind the scenes video of the Steely Dan 2014 Jamalot Ever After Tour, featuring extended interviews with FOH engineer and the OSA technical crew to learn about the touring experience using MLA.

Visit the OSA and Steely Dan photo gallery.

Steely Dan

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Taking Audio to a New Level in Corporate Events

OSA International, Inc. and VEP Events, LLC Take Audio to a New Level in Corporate Events

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Imagine a corporate event for 11,000 people in a single layer exhibit hall with partial carpeting, cement flooring, and hard walls with the main attractions varying from talking heads to live entertainment, all of which create significant acoustical challenges… and, you are the producer.

“Other audio companies in the industry have a lot of catch up to do when comparing the audio technology and engineering OSA offers,” says Managing Director Henry Marshall of VEP Events.

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What’s New at OSA

Steely Dan Chooses OSA International, Inc. for its Jamalot Ever After Summer Tour 2014

OSA on the road with Steely Dan

OSA on the road with Steely Dan

Exciting news! OSA was selected to engineer and execute FOH Engineer Mark Dowdle’s audio design for Steely Dan’s 2014 Jamalot Ever After Tour! Halfway through the tour, and there has been rave reviews about the quality of sound. A recent review in “Jam Magazine Online” stated the concert was “audio perfection.”

Hats off to FOH Engineer Mark Dowdle and the OSA’s Crew Chief/MLA Tech Ferrit Rowe, System Audio Tech Robert Alumbaugh, and Monitor Engineer Peter Thompson for a successful tour using OSA’s Martin Audio MLA sound system.

See the Full Review or download a PDF.

OSA Increases Role at Tour Link 2015 Conference

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Tour Link Conference 2015

OSA’s Vice President Jim Risgin New Production Manager at Tour Link 2015

OSA announces its expanded role at the annual Tour Link 2015 Conference in Palm Springs, California, January 8th – 10th. OSA’s Vice President Jim Risgin will take on the responsibility as the conference production manager, and the company will maintain its standing as the sole Title Production Sponsor.

The Tour Link Conference was created to unite touring professionals and provide an open forum to share experiences and learn from each other. Touring is an enormous undertaking in the world of events; executing flawless shows back-to-back while travelling throughout the country and around the world. It takes the right people with the right talent to make this happen.

Read the Full Press Release.

Event Photo Gallery

See OSA in Action!
OSA has provided event technical services, including premium audio reinforcement and engineering, dynamic video and multimedia displays, and production services, to some of the largest corporate events and concert tours in the U.S. and around the world.

Go to our photo gallery to see us in action!

On Stage News

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What’s New in Live Events

Moving Live Events into 4K
It’s here…4K video production and resolution takes your content to a new level.

4K-Opt1-197x115In the live events industry, we continuously look for the hottest new trends and technology to incorporate into our next event. Audience expectations increase and it’s our job to impress. 4K is one of the emerging trends in 2014 and with good reason. Read the full article to learn more about the 4K difference.

 

What’s New at OSA

Media Solutions demonstrates the capabilities of the TITAN Quad 3D projectors in a large-scale, multi-screen display.

Media Solutions demonstrates the capabilities of the TITAN Quad 3D projectors in a large-scale, multi-screen display.

OSA International, Inc. and Digital Projection International (DPI) Offer the FlexFleet™ Rental Program for Professional Stagers

Industry professional stagers now have the option of renting the most current high performance, 3-chip, 20K lumen, TITAN Quad 3D projectors sourced directly from the manufacturer. This rental fleet also includes DPI’s staging-oriented RapidRig projector rigging system and a wide selection of lenses. Media Solutions, powered by OSA International, Inc., specializes in custom video and multimedia displays and manages all aspects of this program from securing the equipment to providing technicians and 24/7 technical support. Full Press Release

 

Integrated Solutions is Instrumental in Creating a Permanent 3D Mapping Installation at Roof on theWit.

Integrated Solutions is Instrumental in Creating a Permanent 3D Mapping Installation at Roof on theWit.

A Permanent 3D Mapping Installation Creates a Multi-Purpose Entertainment Venue

OSA Integrated Solutions, powered by OSA International, Inc., was instrumental in implementing the technology at the ROOF on theWit to create “theWall,” a permanent 3D mapping installation to elevate theWit’s guest entertainment experience and meet business clients’ needs for innovative, high-impact corporate events and presentations. It is the first architectural renovation of its kind in the U.S. Full Press Release & Video

See OSA in Action!

OSA Event Gallery
OSA has provided event technical services, including premium audio reinforcement and engineering, dynamic video and multimedia displays, and production services, to some of the largest corporate events and sporting events in the U.S. and around the world. Go to our photo gallery to see us in action!

Training

Smaart Operator Fundamentals & System Alignment Practicum
Register today for the 3-Day Smaart Training Class in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hosted by Rational Acoustics and OSA International, Inc., this class will follow the standard 3-day training format with Days 1 & 2 covering Smaart Operator Fundamentals and Day 3 as the optional System Alignment Practicum.

Date
Friday, June 13, 2014 – Sunday, June 15, 2014

Time
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
OSA International, Inc.
6275 S. Sandhill Road, Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89120

Register today!

 

M-Tech Certification Training
OSA holds Martin Audio MLA M-Tech certification training throughout the year. Register here to be notified of upcoming classes.

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On Stage News

What’s New at OSA

OSA Growth
OSA International, Inc., one of the industry’s leading audio visual solutions provider for live events and entertainment, announces significant growth and driving expansion in 2013 within all divisions of the company. A client-centric company, OSA has combined all five of its divisions, invested in new technology, and opened a new office in Nashville to enhance services to its growing clientele. Full Press Release

New Website
We recently launched our new website, designed with the user in mind. In addition to providing you with information about our services and capabilities, we created a knowledge center portal specific to the industry. This is the place to go for technology updates, training, trade tips, and product manuals. We will continue adding to this section with new information, so check back frequently! Go to www.osacorp.com

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M.T. Custom Cases Nominated for “Case Company of the Year”
We are excited to announce our own M.T. Custom Cases has been nominated for the 2014 Top Dog Award “Case Company of the Year” at the upcoming Tour Link Conference! M.T. was nominated by peers and clients in the touring industry for the superior design and quality of its road cases.

OSA is the sole Title Sponsor of this year’s Tour Link, the most widely attended concert touring event in the industry. We are looking forward to meeting with some of the best talent in concert touring and discussing our services. The conference is a networking opportunity and an educational channel for touring professionals to learn about new services, trends, and how to make their jobs easier. We will lead some of the featured panels and workshops, discussing new technology.

ESPN Winter X Games

OSA Supports ESPN Winter X Games: 5th Consecutive Year
OSA’s On Stage Audio is in its fifth consecutive year of providing audio reinforcement for ESPN’s X Games. The Winter X Games took place in Aspen last month, and it is one of the most challenging events to stage. With elevations topping 13,000-feet and unpredictable climates, the crew faced new challenges on a daily basis. We are responsible for providing the highest-level of sound quality to the audience and feeds to global broadcasting on ESPN. OSA Engineer Brain Daily has been at the helm as the project manager and point of contact for all five years of our involvement. Our dedication to our client and thorough understanding of the event has given us continuous success. We work closely with ESPN’s Audio Designer Ed Johnson, who has been involved in ESPN’s X Games (summer and winter) since the inception of this unique sporting event

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New Technology

Growing OSA Inventory
OSA International has one of the largest and exponentially diverse inventories in the industry, with the most impressive of leading edge technologies. We continue to expand our inventory based on our clients’ needs, industry trends, and thorough research. Having our inventory in-house gives us complete quality control over the equipment we use for our clients.

In 2013, OSA became the largest holder in North America of Martin Audio’s groundbreaking MLA “Multi Cellular Loudspeaker Array” sound system. The MLA system delivers sound with precision, making every seat in the house the best seat. Learn more about MLA on our website.

We’ve also added significant video equipment to our inventory, including:

Barco C5 LED Wall Tiles
Barco FSN Video Switcher Systems
DT Videolabs Playback Pro
And more!

Go to our technology section to learn more about our audio and video equipment.

M-Tech Certification Training
OSA holds Martin Audio MLA M-Tech certification training throughout the year. Register here to be notified of upcoming classes.