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Ivy Hill Entertainment not only represents the best local musical talent, we work with the most experienced live sound professionals. For this, we work hand in hand with A Sound Objective and its owner, Paul Thomas. 

Paul brings years of experience as a live sound engineer to our community. His role as Head Live Sound Engineer at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill over the last 10 years, as well as touring with national acts such as Rogue Wave, Matt Nathanson, and Portugal. The Man adds mainstream music industry expertise to his resume. 

He also brings years of private event experience from his work at corporate events, music festivals, and weddings. 


Weddings

Why Are Audio Services Important For My Wedding?

Your family and friends have traveled a long way to be a part of your big day, so it's crucial that they're able to hear your most intimate moments. Having a skilled sound engineer who specializes in positioning and operating sound systems for maximum clarity will elevate the entire experience for the guests and wedding party alike. 

Our Approach

Specialization - We team one of our professional artists with a first rate sound engineer to ensure that each one can focus on what they do best and that they play well together.

Collaboration - We'll work hand in hand with your events team to make sure all speeches and timed events go smoothly.

Site Visits - Each venue comes with their own set of rules and best practices. If necessary, our team will visit the venue to ensure a successful event. 

Clarity - We've designed a top-of-the-line audio package specifically for wedding ceremonies to ensure all of your guests can hear your most important moments.

Ceremony

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Many couples overlook the importance of having pro audio for their wedding ceremonies.

For weddings of more than 50 guests, we recommend a ceremony microphone set to make sure your guests can hear your vows.

Our set includes a wireless lapel (clip-on) mic for the officiant and a handheld wireless mic for your readings. A second clip-on mic is used to capture the vows. We normally clip it on the groom (or one person in a same sex couple) so no unsightly wires are seen on a white wedding dress.

Dinner

A dinner sound system provides background music for your meal, and a wireless microphone for toasts or speeches. Our engineers have the know-how to skillfully control the levels between different voices while preventing annoying feedback. Having a second set of hands to coordinate allows your artist to focus on serving as your MC. Lastly, our systems for toasts and speeches are already set up in anticipation of accommodating videographers who need to tie-in for a recording feed to their cameras.

Reception

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Whether you're dancing to a DJ or a live band, having a professional audio engineer and system will greatly enhance your experience.

Your band or DJ will be able to focus on keeping your guests on their feet, and your dedicated audio engineer can ensure your guests have the best sounding experience.


Private Events

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A Sound Objective's engineers have been trusted to handle audio services for corporate training events, political and celebrity speaking engagements, private fundraisers, fashion shows and mixing live music at private estate parties. Let IHE and ASO work to build an appropriate audio package custom fit to your venue and event. 


Testimonials

As the owner of a private wedding venue in a residential area, our main concern for events is sound and the impact it has on the neighborhood. We hired Paul and his team to dial in the sound system for the deejays and musicians that provide wedding entertainment. Paul worked his magic to make each event awesome for the clients without any negative impact to the neighbors. He is professional, reliable and great to work with. We highly recommend him for any sound engineering needs.
— Jen Hagglof, Owner, Sand Rock Farm