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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/25/15 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 post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, November 20, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/20/15 08:36 AM,
    Systems integrators are encouraged to apply for NSCA’s 2016 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2016. Winners will receive one free admission to NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference (a $1,499 value), as well as recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications. Companies with solid business sense and creative tactics continually beat their competitors to the finish line – whether it’s through successful strategies in fiscal responsibility, marketing, training, or strategic… View this post
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    Mike Sessler 11/20/15 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 post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioDigitalEducationEthernetMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
    Curt Taipale 11/19/15 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 post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/13/15 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 post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/12/15 09:43 AM,
    NSCA announces that entries are being accepted for its second annual Excellence in Product Innovation awards. This recognition program honors products that have a profound impact on systems integrators. Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space is eligible for this award. Industry manufacturers may nominate their own products.  One winner will be named in each of the following categories, along with one overall Grand Prize Winner:—Installer-Friendly—Interoperability—Retrofit-Friendly—New Revenue Potential—Recurring Revenue Potential—Ease of Customization Additional… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEngineerInstallationManufacturerSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Ike Zimbel 11/10/15 11:25 AM,
    It’s 9 am and I’ve just tumbled off the bus into today’s venue, a.k.a., “The Naming Rights Arena,” another stop on the five-month, 59-city Rock This Country tour by Shania Twain that I’m working with VER Tour Sound. The first hour is spent helping the rest of the audio crew as we tip the first of two trailers (mostly PA). About an hour later, the second trailer is empty as well, and I’m able get to focus on my “real”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnicianWireless

  • Monday, November 09, 2015
    M. Erik Matlock 11/09/15 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 post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureTrainingAVEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 06, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/06/15 02:40 PM,
    A diverse range of music tracks are on tap for the upcoming Live Sound International Loudspeaker Demo, slated for November 17-19 in Nashville. Hosted in conjunction with the WFX Expo, the event will be held in an expansive exhibit hall (Hall D) in the Music City Center, located downtown near the historic Ryman Auditorium and numerous live music venues. And for the first time, there will also be dedicated demo sessions focusing on portable loudspeaker systems, joining the popular compact… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsAVEducationEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/05/15 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 post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnician