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  • Monday, December 19, 2016
    PSW Staff 12/19/16 08:55 AM,
    Finland’s Lakeuden Risti Church, located in the town of Seinäjoki, the Lutheran church was designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, and built between 1957 and 1960.  Yet despite being listed as a nationally significant heritage site, the church has long struggled with an acoustically challenging environment that left worshippers struggling to appreciate sermons until the recent addition of Renkus-Heinz beam steering. With a name that translates as “Cross of the Plains,” Lakeuden Risti Church is one of Finland’s most recognizable… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    Andrew Stone 12/19/16 08:43 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   While traveling with a female entertainer many years ago, I experienced something that turned out to be a pivotal moment in my life and career. Like many in production, I was a jack-of-all trades at the time, hired as both the audio engineer and tour manager. I had numerous details to handle, but I managed to keep all the plates spinning fairly well. We did a lot of shows in… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogTrainingAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, December 16, 2016
    Gary Zandstra 12/16/16 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   Most of us who have been involved in church production have had at least one mistake or failure during a service (I have many), where you just want to disappear in the booth.  One of my most egregious mistakes took place a number of years ago. It was so significant that I still wear the scars from it.  Back in “the day”—when video projection was almost nonexistent because of the huge cost… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogWhite PaperEngineerInterconnectSoftwareTechnician

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    PSW Staff 12/16/16 08:45 AM,
    For Shawn Turner and the congregation at Burleson, Texas’ Oak Grove Baptist Church, the selection and installation of a DiGiCo S21 mixing console for their new worship space was a story of delayed gratification but “well worth the wait,” says Turner. “When we started the AVL install a year and a half ago I was doing a lot with a little and I had budgeted about $6K for a console. Well, at that time, there was a big hole in… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsConsolesDigitalInstallationSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Mike Sessler 12/15/16 07:46 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Editor’s note: This one obviously goes back a few years, but the information is worthy of repeating. One of my favorite scenes in Ghostbusters is when Egon gives the guys a warning about crossing the streams. As we know, it’s not good. Not good at all. Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you. Dr. Peter Venkman: What? Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams. Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectNetworkingSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    PSW Staff 12/14/16 08:53 AM,
    Guided by lead pastor rev. Adiel DePano, St. Andrews by-the-Sea United Methodist in San Clemente, California is a multi-generational church with a wide range of ministries designed to appeal to its varied congregation. The church recently elected to upgrade its sound reinforcement capabilities. To ensure the best possible sound, they deployed new loudspeakers drawn from the TrueLine catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies, a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics. PS Audio Video of San Diego, CA, was contracted to handle… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    Chris Huff 12/13/16 08:09 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The automobile wasn’t invented because someone wanted a new means of travel. It was because someone was tired of walking. The recording device wasn’t invented because someone wanted a technology that could capture sound. It was because someone was tired of taking notes in class.  Are these statements true? Oh, I’d guess there is a shred of truth in them somewhere. But what is true is that automation-through-technology can lead to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerTechnician

  • Friday, December 09, 2016
    Bruce Bartlett 12/09/16 08:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Audio.   Condenser microphones need phantom power to operate their internal circuitry. Phantom power is supplied to the mic through its 2-conductor shielded cable. The power can be supplied either from a stand-alone device or from a mixing console (at each mic connector). The microphone receives power from, and sends audio to, the mixer along the same cable conductors. It’s called “phantom” because the power does not need a separate cable; it’s “hiding” in… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophone

  • Thursday, December 08, 2016
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    Duke DeJong 12/08/16 01:11 PM,
    This article is provided by CCI Solutions.   A while back, I got the rare opportunity to work with the youth band at our church. These guys have an incredible heart and passion to worship and have loads of raw talent which translates into a powerful time of worship. When they lead, as a worshipper I feel free and emboldened to praise God the way He created me too. When they lead, as a sound operator I have to work… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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    Kent Morris 12/07/16 12:47 PM,
    Denominational and theological differences between churches are as weak as sewing thread in comparison to the divisive question of drums in a worship service. Where some congregations see a method of regulating tempo and establishing new musical styles, others envision a source of noise and an infiltration of secular values. Should churches incorporate percussion instruments into their musical compositions? If so, how should appropriate use be determined, and by whom? Is an acoustic drum set superior to an electronic one?… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalMeasurementMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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