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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/25 06:52 AM,
    Central Georgia is known for several things, including great food, classic southern culture, and a disproportionate number of churches. One church that’s stood as a beacon for many years is Christ Chapel, located on the north side of Macon. Currently serving as the audio director at the church, Jon Beachy and his family found everything they were searching for after relocating to Macon about 15 years ago. “We’d picked out a few churches to visit, and Christ Chapel was the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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    PSW Staff 11/24 07:05 AM,
    The reshaping of entertainment production wireless operations in the U.S. is currently underway, and it will impact all wireless microphone, in-ear monitoring and intercom system users – including those working in church sound – in the near future. The shrinking UHF band, where the vast majority of wireless systems currently operate, will get even smaller with the 2016 commencement of the 600 MHz incentive auction to allow the mass introduction of white space devices. Almost all of the remaining UHF… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMeasurementMicrophoneProcessorSignalWireless

  • Monday, November 23, 2015
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    Keith Clark 11/23 07:20 AM,
    The scale and complexity of production at larger churches in the U.S. has grown exponentially over the past two decades. At the higher end of the scale, both the technology and expertise of the tech team is strikingly similar to that of arena-level concert tours. Case in point is Community Bible Church (CBC) in San Antonio, the seventh largest church in the U.S. with more than 25,000 members attending services campus-wide each weekend. Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the interdenominational,… View this story
    Filed in: AVChurch SoundFeatureBlogAmplifierAVConsolesLine ArrayLoudspeakerNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, November 20, 2015
    Mike Sessler 11/20 07:14 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.  ; A few years ago, one of my younger readers asked me about a “hit by a bus list” (HBABL for short). So, I thought it might be good topic for an article. First, it might be helpful to define what at “hit by a bus list” even is. The definition may vary from church to church, but basically it seeks to answer the question, what happens if you’re hit by a bus on… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioDigitalEducationEthernetMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
    Curt Taipale 11/19 07:26 AM,
    This article is provided by Church   Skill: the ability to do something well; expertise. I recently asked the members of the Church Soundcheck (CSC) discussion board for their thoughts on the key technically oriented skills that a church sound tech must have (or strive for). It resulted in a lot of great input, which I’ve whittled down into this list. 1. Have a musical ear. When we say people have “good ears,” we mean that they know what… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
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    Gary Zandstra 11/13 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve served on numerous tech teams at various ministries and have learned many things – many of them the hard way. While nothing replaces knowing the tech side of the audio craft, there’s a lot more to being successful in the role. Here are some things I’ve picked up along the way, combined with the results of an informal survey of worship leaders about what they want… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    Craig Leerman & Keith Clark 11/12 12:29 PM,
    In the world of sound there’s an old adage that states, “Your system is only as good as the weakest component in the signal chain.” This is especially true of a system’s loudspeakers. They are the last link in the chain and are directly responsible for communicating everything that’s been done to the signal along the way. Going beyond simply delivering sound into a room, they actually become a living physical element, dynamically interacting with their surroundings. In other words,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Monday, November 09, 2015
    M. Erik Matlock 11/09 11:41 AM,
    After several years designing and installing sound systems for small- and mid-sized churches, I discovered an unobtainable goal that we tend to pursue, even though we know it’s a mirage. I’m referring, of course, to the concept of idiot-proofing. A recent trade show visit had me concerned about the way a lot of gear is being marketed. At least to me, it appears that most manufacturers are working to eliminate the human element in purporting to design equipment that simply… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureTrainingAVEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 06, 2015
    Gary Zandstra 11/06 12:42 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   On typical Sunday mornings, we have about 35 minutes to clear the traditional service off the stage, set up the contemporary service, and then have the band do a final run-through of the music package.  We’ve worked out a pretty smooth approach to these transitions - most weeks it works well, with the sound check/rehearsal complete by about 15 minutes ahead of the start of the contemporary service. One particular Sunday morning,… View this story
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  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/05 11:16 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnician