Nathan Schneider

AV Shop Talk

Where the AV Pros Come to Talk Shop
AV Shop Talk


Where the AV Pros Come to Talk Shop




E56 | Review of MxU Boston

Sep 1, 2018 36:04


MxU is a unique one-day FOH mixing event which Nate attended in August. This episode includes a review of MxU Boston and some key takeaways for anyone who is considering attending in the future. Show Notes: Special Guests: N/A Release Date: September 1, 2018 Running Time: 36:04 MxU Boston Contact: … Read More

E55 | ISE Relocation & AV Attorney

Aug 1, 2018 16:02


ISE is relocating from Amsterdam to Barcelona. Tech policy writer Josh Srago takes a break from AV to pursue law degree. Show Notes: Special Guests: N/A Release Date: August 1, 2018 Running Time: 16:02 Intro Contact: Show ISE To Relocate To Barcelona In 2021 Why Josh Srago is Leaving … Read More

E54 | InfoComm18 by AVIXA

Jul 1, 2018 24:48


Nevil Bounds returns to discuss the first InfoComm show since the AVIXA re-brand.  We share our impressions of the show, a noteworthy AV career milestone and why Nevil prefers InfoComm over ISE. Show Notes: Special Guests: Nevil Bounds Release Date: July 1, 2018 Running Time: 24:48 Intro Contact: … Read More

E53 | How To Start An AV Career

Jun 1, 2018 40:10


Newbies Welcome!  Check out these 9 action items to jump start your AV career. These are things I wish I knew on the first day of my AV career. Show Notes: Special Guests: N/A Release Date: June 1, 2018 Running Time: 40:10 Intro Contact: Sponsor: Peerless-AV Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar … Read More

E52 | Snap Circuits

May 1, 2018 20:32


InfoComm18 is right around the corner. Nate shares an update to his CTS-D renewal strategy this year in Las Vegas.  Why not start ’em young?  Train up the next generation of AV Pros with Snap Circuits. Show Notes: Special Guests: N/A Release Date: May 1, 2018 Running Time: 20:32 Intro Contact: … Read More

E51 | Consumerization of the Live Stream

Apr 2, 2018 26:39


Live streaming is becoming commonplace for average people (not just AV geeks). People are experimenting with it on mobile devices and feeling more comfortable with it. How can integrators leverage the consumerization of live streaming to provide better solutions to their clients? Show Notes: Special Guests: N/A Release Date: April 1, 2018 … Read More

E50 | AV News & CTS-D Renewal Strategy

Mar 1, 2018 26:39


ISE 2018 had record breaking attendance, there’s a new $2 Billion Pro AV contender, my opinion on the copper versus fiber debate and my strategy for CTS-D certification renewal. After the news I read and respond to your AV email. Show Notes: Special Guests: N/A Release Date: March 1, 2018 Running Time: 26:39 … Read More

E49 | Peerless-AV Emerging Technologies

Feb 1, 2018 49:50


Todd Mares returns to discuss how Peerless-AV is focused on providing complete AV solutions for clients, including digital signage, kiosks, menu boards, mounts, wireless products and outdoor displays. After the interview I respond to your AV emails. Show Notes: Special Guests: Todd Mares Release Date: February 1, 2018 Running Time: 49:50 Intro Sponsor: … Read More

E48 | Todd Mares AV Career Spotlight

Jan 1, 2018 49:33


Todd Mares, Director of Emerging Technologies at Peerless-AV shares how he got into the AV industry. From tinkerer to systems integrator to manufacturer. After the interview I respond to your AV emails. Show Notes: Special Guests: Todd Mares Release Date: January 1, 2018 Running Time: 49:33 Intro Sponsor: Peerless-AV Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar Todd … Read More

E47 | Resignation & Cynicism That Permeates

Dec 1, 2017 1:16:03


Bill Brown returns to talk about resignation and cynicism that seems to permeate the AV industry. HDMI 2.1 is released, Verrex opens new office in LA, former Google employee developing AI god, Net Neutrality debate rages on. I respond to your AV emails. Show Notes: Special Guests: Bill Brown Release Date: December 1, 2017 Running … Read More

E46 | Top Integration Strategies at WKU

Nov 1, 2017 58:29


Justin Rexing returns to discuss AV integration strategies at Western Kentucky University. We’re talk’n labor only contracts, developing in house talent, system road maps & job task analysis for tech managers. Show Notes: Special Guests: Justin Rexing Release Date: November 1, 2017 Running Time: 58:29 Intro E43: Justin Rexing AV Career Spotlight … Read More

E45 | AVIXA New Name For InfoComm

Oct 1, 2017 34:57


Harman Pro to lay off 650, InfoComm changes name to AVIXA, Amazon & CEDIA partner up, free remote systems management eBook, evaluating water damaged electrical equipment & your AV email. Show Notes: Special Guests: N/A Release Date: October 1, 2017 Running Time: 34:57 Intro Sponsor: Peerless-AV All-in-One Kiosk Powered by BrightSign AV … Read More

E44 | Bill Brown AV Career Spotlight

Sep 1, 2017 53:31


Bill Brown AV/IT Technology Coach with Shattering The Box Consulting joins us to share his AV career story. Listen and learn about how he started as a hotel AV tech but eventually moved out of the shadows backstage and into consulting. Show Notes: Special Guests: Bill Brown Release Date: September 1, 2017 Running Time: … Read More

E43 | Justin Rexing AV Career Spotlight

Aug 1, 2017 50:39


Justin Rexing, AV Design Engineer at Western Kentucky University joins us to share his AV career story. His experience as an enduser in higher education gives him the right perspective to get the project done well as a systems integrator. Show Notes: Special Guests: Justin Rexing Release Date: August 1, 2017 Running … Read More

E42 | InfoComm17 Audio From Orlando

Jul 1, 2017 1:04:06


InfoComm 2017 is in the books! This episode has been produced with audio clips recorded on location in Orlando that include reviews of classes, a Peerless-AV booth tour given by Earl Neagele and a mini interview with fellow CTS-D prepper Jeremy Gregory. Show Notes: Special Guests: Earl Neagele & Jeremy Gregory Release … Read More

E41 | Pat Drumm AV Career Spotlight

Jun 1, 2017 49:17


Pat Drumm returns to the podcast to share his AV story.  From stagehand to solder monkey to broadcast engineer with a master degree. Hear some tips for getting started in the broadcast world. Show Notes: Special Guest: Pat Drumm Release Date: June 1, 2017 Running Time: 49:17 Intro New … Read More

E40 | Systems Integration News You Must Know

May 1, 2017 53:05


Bose wiretapping? Millennials vs old people debate, Whitlock new hires, ClearOne files patent infringement suit, 39 months to vacate 600 MHz, Olympus acquires Image Stream Medical, Sapphire Marketing Boston Roadshow, plus your AV Emails and more. Show Notes: Special Guest: N/A Release Date: May 1, 2017 Running Time: 53:05 Intro … Read More

E39 | Mitchell Klein AV Career Spotlight

Apr 1, 2017 53:06


Mitchell Klein returns for a special AV career spotlight episode. You’ll learn how he landed his first AV job, what the early days of home theater were like, and what residential integrators should stop call themselves. Plus your AV emails & my response. Show Notes: Special Guest: Mitchell Klein Release Date: April 1, … Read More

E38 | Listener Feedback

Mar 1, 2017 49:13


Listener feedback time! A special guest has been recruited to help Nate read through your comments, emails & tweets. Topics include AV career advice, InfoComm certifications and AV news stories you’ll want to know about. Show Notes: Special Guest: Stephanie Schneider Release Date: March 1, 2017 Running Time: 49:13 Support … Read More

E37 | 5 Things To Know About ATSC 3.0

Feb 1, 2017 50:14


Pat Drumm, Broadcast Engineer at Comcast SportsNet joins us to share his perspective on ATSC 3.0, a new broadcasting standard currently in the works. We discuss the recent breakup between WHDH Channel 7 in Boston and NBC. Show Notes: Special Guest: Pat Drumm Release Date: February 1, 2017 Running Time: 50:14 … Read More

E36 | Z-Wave: Hack Proof Wireless M2M

Jan 1, 2017 52:10


Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance joins us to talk about how Z-Wave is enabling the smart home with “hack proof” wireless machine to machine communication. Show Notes: Special Guest: Mitchell Klein Release Date: January 1, 2017 Running Time: 52:10 Show Notes: Subscribe: Sponsor: Peerless-AV and the SmartMount Supreme Video … Read More

E35 | Nathan Lively AV Career Spotlight

Dec 1, 2016 50:57


Nathan Lively joins us for an AV career spotlight episode. We’ll hear about his recent FOH experience on tour with Ringling Brothers, tips for finding work in a new city and his career story. Show Notes: Special Guest: Nathan Lively Release Date: December 1, 2016 Running Time: 50:57 Show Notes: Subscribe: Sponsor: Peerless-AV and … Read More

E34 | Gary Kayye AV Career Spotlight

Nov 1, 2016 44:54


Gary Kayye joins us this month for an AV career spotlight episode. We discuss his first job in the AV industry at a little company called Extron and how rAVe Publications was formed. Show Notes: Special Guest: Gary Kayye Release Date: November 1, 2016 Running Time: 44:54 Show Notes: Subscribe: Gary Kayye on Linked-In … Read More

E33 | CEDIA 2016 Home Tech Report

Oct 1, 2016 52:45


Jason Griffing is back bringing his home tech pro-spective of CEDIA 2016. In this episode we “meet-in-the-middle” to discuss VUI, RSM and other trends in the luxury home tech market. Show Notes: Special Guest: Jason Griffing Release Date: October 1, 2016 Running Time: 52:45 Subscribe to AVShopTalk for free Jason Griffing on Linked-In … Read More

E32 | Two Most Dangerous Words In Technology

Sep 1, 2016 55:29


Josh Srago AV design consultant and writer on tech policy talks about new FCC regulations, Net Neutrality, Incentives Auction and the two most dangerous words in technology. Show Notes: Special Guest: Josh Srago Release Date: September 1, 2016 Running Time: 55:29 “Today is going to be a fun one” – Twitter conversation “You … Read More

E31 | These Are The Drones You’re Looking For

Aug 1, 2016 48:39


Mike Testa, Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Salem State University & drone hobbyist talks with us about the business of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in Pro AV. Show Notes: Special Guest: Mike Testa Release Date: August 1, 2016 Running Time: 48:39 We are talking about drones in Pro AV Support for … Read More

E30 | Virtual Reality at #InfoComm16

Jul 1, 2016 43:44


Craig MacCormack, Editor-at-Large for Commercial Integrator shares his experience with virtual reality at #InfoComm16. Show Notes: Special Guest: Craig MacCormack Release Date: July 1, 2016 Running Time: 43:44 We’re talk’n InfoComm16 in this episode Got a tip for following the InfoComm show remotely? Email it to I’ve officially abandoned Skype & … Read More

E29 | Classes With Max #InfoComm16

Jun 1, 2016 55:10


Max Kopsho talks about the classes he’s teaching at #InfoComm16 and how his book Da Vinci Sales is part of the #AVGivesBack movement. Show Notes: Special Guest: Max Kopsho Release Date: June 1, 2016 Running Time: 55:10 ATSC 3.0 looks pretty darn cool Congrats to Mark Coxon for getting the CTS-D Max Kopsho … Read More

E28 | Convergence With Eli Etherton

May 1, 2016 49:08


Eli The Computer Guy shares his perspective on AV-IT convergence and the AV Integration Industry. Show Notes: Special Guest: Eli Etherton Release Date: May 1, 2016 Running Time: 49:08 Eli The Computer Guy | YouTube Channel Support for this episode provided by Viivant and their Slim Portable USB Charger Welcome to Our Invisible … Read More

E27 | Sound System Tuning Intro

Apr 1, 2016 54:00


Nathan Lively of Sound Design Live shares some tips, tools & resources for sound system tuning. Show Notes: Special Guest: Nathan Lively Release Date: April 1, 2016 Running Time: 54:00 Nice work Sergio! Congrats on making the Brag Board Thanks InfoComm – Honored to be in the March 2016 Newsletter Craig MacCormack … Read More

E26 | Exits and Backdoors

Mar 1, 2016 45:46


Jason is back with some important news, an industry giant plans to exit CEDIA, AMX makes headlines with backdoor. Show Notes: Release Date: March 1, 2016 Running Time: 45:45 Jason joins us again after taking a couple months off. He brings some important news you won’t want to miss. One of the biggest … Read More

E25 | Nevil Bounds AV Career Spotlight

Feb 1, 2016 33:35


Join us for round two from the pub as we shine the AV career spotlight on Nevil Bounds. Show Notes: Special Guest: Nevil Bounds Release Date: February 1, 2016 Running Time: 33:35 The AVShopTalk podcast turns two years old this month! To celebrate we’re having a second round at the pub with … Read More

E24 | Impact of Broadcast Tech

Jan 1, 2016 36:50


Nevil Bounds joins us at the pub in Old Heathfield as we talk about the impact of newer broadcast technology in corporate environments. Show Notes: Special Guest: Nevil Bounds Release Date: January 1, 2016 Running Time: 36:50 You might be wondering why this episode was recorded at the Star Inn, Old Heathfield, … Read More

E23 | Prepping For CTS-D

Dec 1, 2015 45:49


How to prepare for the CTS-D exam, 20 FREE resources and Nate’s approach to studying. Show Notes: Release Date: December 1, 2015 Running Time: 45:49 Watch out now!  Jason has the night off and Nate is going solo in this episode as he talks shop about preparing for the CTS-D examination. … Read More

E22 | The CEDIA Sound Off

Nov 1, 2015 1:00:28


Cut through the noise of post-CEDIA coverage with our take on the stories that really mattered for you and your business. Show Notes: Release Date: November 1, 2015 Running Time: 1:00:28 Have you ever actually tried to drink from a firehose? We haven’t either, but it doesn’t sound like fun. Trade shows … Read More

E21 | Managed Services & RMR

Oct 1, 2015 57:21


Brad Camp, Greg Scott, & Rob Gerhardt take us on deep dive into the hot topics of managed services and recurring monthly revenue for systems integrators. Show Notes: Interview Guests: Brad Camp, Greg Scott, Rob Gerhardt Release Date: October 1, 2015 Running Time: 57:21 Join us for this special episode as we dive deep into … Read More

E20 | Victoria’s AV Adventures

Sep 1, 2015 1:03:06


Victoria Ferrari, Account Executive & Commercial Integrator 40 Under 40, shares the story of her professional journey in our first career spotlight episode. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Victoria Ferrari Release Date: September 1, 2015 Running Time: 1:03:06 If you’re a regular listener to the show you’ll know a recurring mission of … Read More

E19 | The InfoComm Experience

Aug 1, 2015 49:08


The little red light was on wherever shop talk was happening. On the way to the airport, during booth tours, on the shuttle bus, in between classes, at BB Kings and all over Orlando during the InfoComm 2015 trade show. Show Notes: Release Date: August 1, 2015 Running Time: 49:08 … Read More

E18 | InfoComm 2015 Wrap-Up

Jul 1, 2015 54:04


Nate and Jason share their thoughts and the biggest takeaways from InfoComm 2015. Show Notes: Release Date: July 1, 2015 Running Time: 54:04 With InfoComm 2015 officially in the rearview it’s time for another wrap-up special here at AV Shop Talk. One half of the AVST team, our own Nate Schneider, … Read More

E17 | Keep the Pixels – Give me HDR

Jun 1, 2015 44:18


Alan Chalmers, Innovation Director of goHDR joins us to discuss the new & exciting field of HDR video. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Alan Chalmers – Innovation Director at goHDR Release Date: June 1, 2015 Running Time: 44:18 With the buzz surrounding 4K / UHD we could all use an occasional reminder that … Read More

E16 | The HDCP 2.2 Gotchas

May 2, 2015 43:05


Bill Schripsema of Atlona talks with us about HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2 which can be a tricky beast. Show Notes:  Interview Guest: Bill Schripsema Release Date: May 1, 2015 Running Time: 43:06 If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a hundred times, HDMI is a tricky beast. The bad … Read More

E15 | Beyond Surround Sound

Apr 26, 2015 45:59


Chris Boylan of Big Picture Big Sound joins us to discuss the new immersive audio formats. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Chris Boylan Release Date: April 25, 2015 Running Time: 45:59 Home theater professionals, enthusiasts, and everyday consumers alike have plenty to be excited about. 4K / UHD adoption is on the rise, bringing … Read More

E14 | From Studios to Stadiums

Mar 26, 2015 48:43


Mark Ullrich of Symetrix join us for a deep dive into the world of professional audio digital signal processors. Show Notes:  Interview Guest: Mark Ullrich Release Date: March 25, 2015 Running Time: 48:43 As professional AV installations go they don’t get a whole lot bigger than the Singapore Sports Hub, a … Read More

E13 | The Integrated Operating Room

Feb 26, 2015 51:17


A fascinating peek into the Integrated Operated Room with Brian Cirrisi of Image Stream Medical. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Brian Cirrisi Release Date: February 25, 2015 Running Time: 51:17 At AV Shop Talk we love interviewing guests who can help us remember and appreciate just how important our work as AV professionals and systems integrators … Read More

E12 | Integrate Baltimore: Social Media In Person

Jan 26, 2015 48:41


Ernie Beck, founder of the Integrate Baltimore group joins us to discuss the power of bringing people together. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Ernie Beck Release Date: January 25, 2015 Running Time: 48:41 In this day and age of digital ubiquity it’s easy for us to feel that we are more connected … Read More

E11 | 2014 Year End Wrap Up

Dec 26, 2014 51:24


Time for a 2014 recap. It’s been an interesting AV year, the burgeoning DIY smart home market, the rise of 4k/UHD displays, over-the-top video content, the fight for Net Neutrality and much more. Show Notes: Release Date: December 25, 2014 Running Time: 51:24 It’s that time of year again, and we at AV Shop … Read More

E10 | Mobile Broadcast Technology

Nov 25, 2014 53:04


Keith Martin, Broadcast Engineer at Game Creek Video brings his perspective on mobile broadcast technology after covering some of the largest sporting events in the country. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Keith Martin Release Date: November 25, 2014 Running Time: 53:04 Even for the technologically-inclined sports fans it is easy to take for granted all … Read More

E9 | Jerrold Stevens AV Install Nightmares

Oct 26, 2014 39:16


Jerrold Stevens, AV Consultant joins us to share the story behind his wildly successful ‘AV Install Nightmares’ Facebook group. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Jerrold Stevens Release Date: October 25, 2014 Running Time: 39:16 AV Shop Talk was pleased to welcome Jerrold Stevens onto the show for this episode.  Jerrold is a long time AV … Read More

E8 | Inductive Charging in the Anechoic Chamber

Sep 16, 2014 39:32


Derick Dahl, Product Manager for iPort and LaunchPort joins us to discuss inductive charging, product development, and keeping up with Apple. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Derick Dahl Release Date: September 15, 2014 Running Time: 39:32 Although it wasn’t all that long ago, many of us forget that Apple’s unveiling of the iPad was a watershed moment … Read More

E7 | Speaker Design Featuring Todd Ryan of Sonance

Aug 15, 2014 46:11


Todd Ryan, Chief Speaker Engineer for Sonance joins us for a discussion about all things speaker design. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Todd Ryan Release Date: August 15, 2014 Running Time: 46:11 On this episode we sat down with Sonance’s Chief Speaker Engineer Todd Ryan for an in-depth discussion all about speaker design.  Sonance … Read More

E6 | More Than Just Mounts with Peerless-AV

Jul 11, 2014 49:26


Hal Truax from Peerless-AV joins Nate and Jason to recap their Infocomm 2014 lineup and to discuss why the company is much more than just a TV mount manufacturer. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Hal Truax Release Date: July 10, 2014 Running Time: 49:26 When the name Peerless AV is mentioned most Integrators think … Read More

E5 | Crestron InfoComm14 Sneak Peek

Jun 2, 2014 45:53


      Dave Silberstein, Director of Commercial Marketing for Crestron comes on the show to give us a sneak peek of Crestron’s Infocomm 2014 booth. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Dave Silberstein Release Date: Jun 1, 2014 Running Time: 45:53 With Infocomm 2014 rapidly approaching, we invited Dave Silberstein onto the show for … Read More

E4 | HDMI & 4K with the Kordz Gurus

May 25, 2014 37:43


David Meyer and Michael Schaller of the Australian-based manufacturer of high-quality HDMI cables, Kordz talk shop with us about the HDMI 2.0 spec and 4K. Show Notes: Interview Guests: David Meyer & Michael Schaller Release Date: May 25th, 2014 Running Time: 37:42 Particular areas of focus during this roundtable style discussion include HDMI reliability, … Read More

E3 | AVB with Greg Schlechter

Apr 25, 2014 36:55


Greg Schlechter of Intel and AVnu Alliance member joins us to discuss AVB technology – Audio Video Bridging. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Greg Schlecter Release Date: April 25th, 2014 Running Time: 36:55 Intel Business Development Manager and AVnu Alliance Board Member Greg Schlecter joins Nate and Jason to talk all things AVB.  The episode … Read More

E2 | HDBaseT with Micha Risling

Mar 25, 2014 35:27


Micha Risling, Marketing Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance joins us to about HDBaseT 2.0 and the HomePlay feature set. Show Notes: Interview Guest: Micha Risling Release Date: March 25, 2014 Running Time: 35:27 Nate and Jason sit down for a discussion with Micha Risling from the HDBaseT Alliance. The main topic of … Read More

E1 | Welcome to AVShopTalk

Feb 28, 2014


Check out the inaugural episode of AVShopTalk where Nate and Jason let you know what the show is all about, and why you should listen… Show Notes: Release Date: February, 25 2014 Running Time: 22:27 The episode that started it all! Nate and Jason spend a few minutes introducing themselves, their backgrounds, … Read More