High-def Elation LED Backdrop Sets the Scene at Abundant Living Faith Center

Abundant Living Faith Center 1The Abundant Living Faith Center (ALFC) in El Paso, Texas, is a nondenominational, multicultural church with a large congregation of 30,000+ members and a spacious 3,620-seat main auditorium. The ministry sought to improve the quality of the auditorium stage’s visual backdrop and recently installed a large high-definition LED video wall by Elation Professional.

Design and systems integration company Michael Garrison Associates (MGA), who has a history of cooperation with the church dating back to 2004, replaced the mega-church’s original center projection screen with a 6mm pixel pitch EZ6 LED screen that produces high definition video. The EZ6 video wall is 38’ wide by 20’ high (20 x 11 panels, 1920 x 1080 pixels) and is suspended by 8 chain hoists allowing for vertical movement when desired.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church Choose VSA2050

StMarysFennimoreCompletedPhoto2The difficulties of church sound – hard surfaces, no carpeting, pews with no padding. An acoustical nightmare. Add to that the mandate of meeting the aesthetics of the architectural space, and designing a sound reinforcement system becomes a major challenge.

For Reedsburg, Wisconsin-based Peak Systems Group, they have found the solution – the RCF VSA2050 steerable array.

“Traditional speakers, in order to effectively cover the space impact the visual,” says Peak design engineer Jason Keagy, noting that the visual, “is part of the worship experience.” And with a traditional design, acoustical issues of direct versus reflective sound also become an issue.

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NUAGE Demo Hosted By CTS Audio

NUAGE 2 lowA Yamaha NUAGE Demo will be held by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems and hosted by CTS Audio on Monday, October 13 between 7:00 – 9:00 pm at 7108 Crossroads Blvd, Suite 308, Brentwood, TN. The event is free of charge.

A joint collaboration between Yamaha and Steinberg, the NUAGE Advanced Production System is the brainchild of workflow efficient hardware and Nuendo 6 software operating together in perfect harmony. Offering unprecedented productivity and flexibility as well as premium audio quality in an innovative design, NUAGE is making waves across the world.

David Lees and Chris Hinson from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will be on hand to demonstrate the new Yamaha NUAGE production system
and discuss the latest news, tips and tricks of Nuendo recording software.

For more information and to register, email rsvp@ctsaudio.com.


Lighting the Youth with Blizzard

Fun Times in the Kaw Prairie Community Church Youth Room

IMG_0452_bracketedTons of fun, music and worship has been enjoyed over the past year by the 6th-12th grade members of the Kaw Prairie Community Church in Lenexa, Kansas ever since the construction of their new second floor Youth Room was completed in October of 2013. The amount of excitement and gratitude given by the students of the Kaw Prairie “WILD” youth group has been reportedly more than plentiful in appreciation of their newly dedicated, Kaw Prairie giver funded space… and Blizzard Lighting is very proud that their lighting products were exclusively used on such an inspiring and special project.

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Bexel Streaming Workshop

Bexel invites you to congregate for a unique educational experience

  • Learn more about spreading your message online to connect with more people
  • Learn wireless audio management and microphone placement
  • See the latest camera and projection technology
  • See the Bexel solution for remote livestreaming capability with our Micro Flypack

Network with your peers and meet with some of the leading manufacturers in the industry, including:

Livestream, Panasonic, Shure, Teradek, QSC, Mogan Microphones, DiGiCo, Manfrotto

When:
Tuesday, September 23rd
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:
2701 N. Ontario Street,
Burbank, CA  91504

Workshops to be held at 3:155:00 and 7:00 pm.  Call for details.

Pease RSVP at 818-565-4339 or sales @bexeltss.com

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Light refreshments will be served.


Point Source Audio SERIES8 Microphones Chosen by Chase Oaks Texas Mega-Church

Audio engineer and leadership team select PSA’s low-profile mics after extensive evaluation

PointSourceChase Oaks Church Plano TexasPoint Source Audio (PSA), an innovator of the original and one-of-a-kind “Unbreakable Boom” miniature microphones, announced that its SERIES8 miniature microphones have been adopted by the three campuses of Chase Oaks Church of Plano, Texas—serving greater Plano’s population of 720,000.

SERIES8 headset mics are well-suited to the church community, particularly those with large congregations and physical dimensions to match. Chase Oaks’ expansive campuses made servicing their microphones a growing challenge and expense. “Our old headsets were continually snapping. It was very frustrating,” recounts Chase Oak’s Audio Engineer Kevin Sanchez before discovering Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 and its unique “Unbreakable Boom”. “The help I received from PSA’s customer support CHAT just blew me away,” Kevin added, “every question I asked came back with a ‘yes’ and a ‘here’s how you can do it.’”

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ProVideoPlayer 2 Delivers High-Impact Multiscreen Presentations for Watermark Church 

Dallas-based worship organization enhances services, reduces costs with Renewed Vision software 

Watermark_sanctuaryWatermark Community Church, a prominent biblical community with a worship presence in three Texas cities, has chosen Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer 2 (PVP2) to create dynamic, high-impact multiscreen video presentations at its 3,500-seat Dallas worship center.  The PVP2 installation is a significant element of a larger technology upgrade, which includes a dedicated fiber network to connect its Dallas location with a 500-seat worship center in Fort Worth; and a third worship center opening in Plano in early 2015.

Les Brown, technical director for Watermark Community Church in Dallas, was seeking a reliable and affordable solution to replace a six-year-old Green Hippo media playback server, which reached end of life and could no longer be upgraded.  He researched PVP2 following recommendations from media technicians at other houses of worship and drew on his experience using another Renewed Vision product, ProPresenter 5 software.  Brown notes that ProPresenter has performed flawlessly for years, displaying biblical passages, song lyrics and other media content during services.

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Chauvet Revitalizes Cottage Hill Baptist Stage

Cottage Hill Church 1Surveying their new 3,000-seat sanctuary in the late 1980s, the leaders of Cottage Hill Baptist could not have helped but marvel at how far their church had come since 1944 when it started with 28 worshippers under a tent in Mobile, AL.  However, change has always been the order of the day at this dynamic house of worship; so not long ago a new generation of leaders decided that the time had come to update their now over 30-year old sanctuary.

Since constructing a new building wasn’t financially feasible, Cottage Hill turned to Paragon 360 of Springfield, Missouri to create a new more engaging look at the church through a renovation project. Paragon accomplished this feat in beautiful and cost efficient fashion with a redesign that used the COLORdash Par Quad 7 RGBA LED par style fixtures from CHAUVET Professional along with COLORband Pix linear pixel mapping fixtures.

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September 2014

Technologies for Worship Magazine

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  • Technology Spotlight: First Baptist Church on the Mall
  • Broadcast Audio for Large Religious Festivals

CLASSROOM

Audio

  • Buying the Right Console for the Small Church
  • Amplifying a Choir for Public Address Systems
  • Potable Church Audio

Lights

  • LED House Lights: Working with an EC to Get What You Want

Video

  • The Basics of Micro-Production

Reviews

  • Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD
  • SHoW Baby 5 from City Theatrical
  • Ka You Satelitte Systems

PLUS

  • Listening In: Get to Know Your Noise So You Can Better Eliminate It      by Chris Countryman
  • Backstage: A Beautiful Mess, Ridge Point Church, Holland, MI
  • 5 Minutes with…Paul Foschino; Senior Manager, Visual Communications Group, RICOH Americas Corporation

Digital Extras

  • Networking Basics: The Router
  • Storefront: Just How Important is Our Storage System Anyway?
  • In the Muse: Big Church Concerts on a Small Church Budget
  • Review: SwiftTec’s Song Manager
  • Is Budget Sound a False Economy?

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