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A Very PCE Holiday Season (January 2023 Newsletter)

January 16, 2023

PCE spreads the cheer with multiple major productions over the holidays.

At PCE, we always relish the opportunity to create special holiday memories. In 2022, we got some amazing chances to do exactly that. From special concerts to snow shows and from theatrical productions to corporate parties, we did a little bit of everything over the holidays. Check out some of the highlights below!

Winter Fest OC

In terms of sheer scale, it's hard to top Winter Fest OC. This holiday themed festival at the OC Fairgrounds featured ice skating, theatrical shows, carnival rides, tubing, photo ops galore, and countless Christmas lights. Turn any corner in this massive holiday wonderland, and you'll run into PCE lighting, audio, snow, rigging, and other production. Take a quick video tour of the festivities!

Knott's Berry Farm

PCE once again had the chance to contribute some special production for the holidays at Knott's Berry Farm! Our video projection and video walls added a new layer to the ice show at the Walter Knott Theater, while our lights and lighting design helped bring the show at the Calico Stage to life. And then, of course, there's the snow machines at the hourly Snow and Glow show! Check it out.

Glidewell Corporate Holiday Party

We loved doing the family events at Winter Fest and Knott's Berry Farm, but the holiday season also means corporate holiday parties! Our friends at Glidewell Dental pulled out all the stops for their "Red Christmas" holiday shindig. Check out our lighting, audio, and other production at this incredible bash.

CBU Christmas Concert

Every December, California Baptist University puts on a stunning Christmas concert series featuring lavish productions of familiar Christmas songs. In 2022, they once again called on PCE for lighting and video. This show always looks incredible, so don't miss our short video depicting the 2021 iteration!

Remember, it's never too early to start planning your next holiday event. If you've got big plans for 2023, don't be shy! Give us a call at 866-335-4723.

Martin MAC Aura PXL

We've added another amazing Martin fixture to our rental catalog: the MAC Aura PXL. This RGBW workhorse offers tremendous performance and functionality. A 6° to 59° beam angle and individual pixel control gives designers limitless wash and eye candy options. With DMX, Art-Net, sACN, and Martin's P3 video protocol control options, you can drop the MAC Aura PXL into any system for immediate impact.

NEXO P+ Series

The NEXO P+ Series of multi-purpose point source loudspeakers sets new performance standards for compact audio sound reinforcement. Varying HF coverage patterns and customizable dispersion characteristics (through magnetic horns and horn flanges) allow the P+ Series to excel in theatrical, concert, spoken word, sports, museum, club, and many other settings. If you'd like to talk to an expert about this exciting product line, give us a call!

1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom

In many ways, this vintage 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom electric guitar is the crown jewel of the PCE guitar catalog. This black and gold beauty features the original “T Top” pickups in a mahogany body with a maple top. We keep this piece in amazing shape, since there's simply no way to match its all-time classic look and sound. Strap on this legendary guitar for your next concert, tour, or recording session!

PCE Team Spotlight: Tim Hemrich

Many PCE customers already know all about Tim Hemrich, a longtime fixture of our sales team. Tim has put in 13 years at PCE, working with clients to conceive, plan, and execute some truly spectacular events. Every year, Tim tackles countless productions, including some of our biggest (like the annual, star-studded CHOC Gala).

Before he found a home at PCE, Tim logged 15 years in the film production world as a stage and studio manager. This gave him a strong technical foundation for the jump into the live events business, where Tim has truly thrived. Tim loves the variety of event types, locations, and disciplines (audio, video, lighting, etc.) his work at PCE involves, and with his immense skills and experience, there's nothing he can't handle. Outside of work, Tim enjoys traveling with his wife (also an events pro!) and making the annual pilgrimage up to Burning Man.

If you'd like to talk to Tim about your next great event idea, you can get in touch with him at [email protected] or by phone at 714-604-3034.

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