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Rock Out This National Drummer Day with a Premium Speaker Set-Up

Revel Speakers can turn your listening experience up a notch.

Rock Out This National Drummer Day with a Premium Speaker Set-Up

Music promotes a direct emotional connection between human beings. Listening to it evokes measurable changes in mood, and listening to it together promotes bonding through shared emotional experience.

For thousands of years, our ancestors have utilized the effects of music to communicate more effectively. Drums, in particular, were essential to historical communication in many societies. In early Chinese warfare, soldiers beat drums to send messages across the battlefield. Zambians used drums to guide groups through a musical ritual known as "circle dancing", during which members sang about their grievances in order to communicate and grow social relationships. 

Today, drums are still an integral part of music. They provide a foundation for other instruments and vocals, tying the threads of musicality together with their toe-tapping beats. Whether you prefer the classics, pop, or soft jazz, your favorite song probably has a great bassline. After all, in rock lingo, the drummer is the "backbone of the band.” 

On November 15th, audiophiles everywhere are celebrating National Drummer Day by jamming out to their favorite solos. Joining in? Amp up the beat by upping your speaker game—it's worth it!

Maximize Your Listening Experience

As a form of communication, music can play a big role in social bonding. Rhythm inclines us to move to the beat, which drives groups to sing, dance, or clap together. Plus, listening to music together can help a group grow closer; it gives them more to talk about and creates shared emotional experiences they can reminisce on together. 

On National Drummer Day, you aren't going to get the best listening experience by sticking in your headphones and listening on your own. Sure, you might be able to hear the underlying beat of your favorite tunes, but you'll miss out on all the benefits of listening to music as a group! Have some friends over, turn on the speakers, and enjoy a great night of bonding over the rhythm. Sharing your listening experience will enhance your celebration, along with improving your relationships. 

Great Speakers, Great Sound

It goes without saying that having high-quality speakers will make your music sound better. But what makes a great set of speakers?

Great speakers will emphasize the beat without letting it overpower the rest of the instruments. When your speakers are high-quality, you'll be able to feel every sound wave passing through your body—meaning a speaker upgrade will make your National Drummer Day unforgettable.

Looking for more specific speaker recommendations? To elevate the beat in your favorite songs, try Revel Speakers. They have great dynamic range and low distortion, which will balance out your music while highlighting the drums. 

Celebrate National Drum Day in Style

Whether you're having a party for National Drummer Day or planning to tune into the radio at home, you can make your celebration special by stylizing your space. New speakers can be clunky and distracting, especially if they are low-quality or installed without professional assistance. 

Here at Echo Workshop, we use our expertise to integrate technology and aesthetics in elegant designs tailored to your needs. We can find the speakers that are right for you, then incorporate them into your home without sacrificing style. Bring your favorite music to life on National Drummer Day and beyond by contacting us to make an appointment. We know music is a big part of your life and would love to help you elevate the way you listen. 

How Conference Room Innovations Can Make Your Next Meeting a Success

At home or in the office, the right equipment can empower you to do so much more.

How Conference Room Innovations Can Make Your Next Meeting a Success

Technology is one of the most influential driving forces in our lives. Both our personal and professional lives are inextricably intertwined with technology on every level. This is most true, however, in our professional lives, where everything from meetings to the shortest, most basic communication is conducted via technology. Echo Workshop can help you use technology to your advantage so that you can utilize technological advances to create a conference room that takes your meetings to the next level. 

Update Your Audio/Visual Equipment

More and more people are working remotely, and meetings via Zoom, Google Meet, and other platforms are becoming increasingly common. As meetings evolve, it becomes more important than ever that you have the proper equipment to host and participate in virtual meetings. Good audio/visual equipment ensures that your message is properly communicated and your team may continue to connect and move forward as a unit. If your screen fails to transmit your image, or your audio cuts out or gets fuzzy, proper communication becomes impossible. Instead of building morale with the meeting, you are causing frustration and lowering team spirit. A great Sony projector and Screen Innovations motorized screen, along with a good laptop or computer, can extend the quality of the meeting and help foster a sense of camaraderie within the team, regardless of individual locations. The right equipment can go a long way toward making the meeting run smoothly, easily, and in the most positive and productive manner possible. 

Have a High-Quality High-Speed Network

A high-quality, high-speed network is imperative to take your conference room and your meetings to the next level. You may have the highest quality equipment, however, it won't work to its full potential if your network is less than capable. Having a network that is fast, able to transmit high levels of quality data, and reliable is a big factor in utilizing technology to the best of its ability.  Your team will need to be able to share materials and discuss them without being hindered by slow lag times and downloading issues. Having a network that seamlessly works with your team is priceless to your meeting quality, your team, and you. 

Smart Control

Smart control and integration of your technology will go a long way toward making your conference room, and your meetings, better than ever. Integrating your technology so that everything works seamlessly together makes meetings run smoother—and that means your team's morale is better. Moreover, having integrated technology that runs off a smart control will give your team confidence in your equipment, in the team's ability to communicate, and in your company. Savant Systems automation integration enables you to run your meeting without having to stop, restart, and pause in the flow of things to use different aspects of technology. Savant Systems is smart control that lets everything run without interruption, allowing your team to work together virtually and effortlessly.

Technology is one of the most influential factors in our lives today. Technology touches every aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally. Especially when it comes to our professional lives, technology is front and center. Echo Workshop is here to help you set up the technology your conference room needs to take your meetings to the next level. Contact one of our Houston representatives today to see how we can create the conference room that builds relationships and grows success. 

A Customized Setup for Your Customized Workout

Audio/video for gyms and yoga rooms will make your home workout a blast.

A Customized Setup for Your Customized Workout

Picture this: your home gym's climate is turned up a notch, just how you like it. Your favorite motivational playlist begins to thump on your custom surround sound system and your personal training video is kicking off your workout with some squat jumps; you are about to have an incredible home workout and it all happened at the push of a button.

This National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, come along to see how our custom audio and visual set-ups can boost your workout, help you reach your goals, and enable you to do it all with ease.

MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU

We all know the feeling: it's been a long week and an even longer day. You're in the middle of a workout and you hit the wall. You're just not feeling the motivation. But then, your favorite song comes on and all that changes. According to a 2018 study, music can help increase strength endurance performance, so it's not just in your head that music helps motivate you to go the extra mile.  Here at Echo Workshop, we specialize in electronic room customization so you can be sure you have the audio equipment you need, exactly how you want it, so you're always motivated to go the extra mile.

TOUCH AND GO

Upgrade your custom fitness studio with Savant, the ultimate automated home smart system. Among many other features, Savant Music Playlists allow you to create the perfect playlist for all your workout moods: calming and relaxing playlists for yoga after a long week, high energy, and intense music for your strength training, and playlists for everything in between.  Savant allows you to access all your music subscription services in one convenient place and at the push of a button, you're off and running, literally!

CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP

Regardless of what fitness program you subscribe to, it's important to have that face-to-face interaction with your trainer. Having a customized video set-up in your home gym is a crucial way to make sure you receive the motivation and attention you need to help you reach your fitness goals. Have a favorite workout video? Great! Just pop on the video with our Savant system and you're ready to go. Is your personal trainer out of town? No problem! You can stream a training session right in your fitness room, and with customizable options such as hidden screens and speakers, you can create a multi-purpose room that is accessible at the touch of a button. 

GET YOUR TIME DOWN

With a busy and demanding schedule, finding the time to work out can be difficult, so when minutes count, Savant works in seconds. Our customizable automated system works in sync with your personally tailored fitness room so the space is always ready when you are. Climate control, lighting control, music, and more are preprogrammed and ready for action at the click of a button. With our customized set-ups, you won't waste a second of your day preparing your space; you've worked in the time, now you have the time to work out.

So what can our customized audio and visual set-ups do for you? The better question is what can't they do for you? From climate control, lighting, audio, and visual customization to security, mood-setting, and more, Echo Workshop has specialized in enhancing people's lives through electronic integration and customization since 1999, from the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area to New York City. Contact us today to find out how we can make the home fitness center of your dreams come true.

Here Are 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Home Theater Design

Love Home AV? This Is How to Make it Spectacular

Here Are 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Home Theater Design

When you think of a home theater, what comes to mind?

Does it look like a mega-plex? Is it personalized to your tastes?

The truth is, the possibilities of home theater design are virtually endless. Whether you want something straight out of a sci-fi movie or something that reflects your Memorial Village hometown pride.

But just because your space can look however you want, there are still common issues that you may want to steer clear of.

In this blog, we’ll highlight some of these areas and how you can design the private cinema of your dreams. Keep reading for more.