A New Dawn is Here

Unleash Your Full Creativity with Jands Vista by Chroma-Q

Chroma-Q has recently acquired the Jands Vista lighting & media control system - rebranded as Vista by Chroma-Q. Continuing Jands’ vision for their award-winning platform, they are introducing the all new Jands Vista 3 software, along with two new control surfaces.

The new Vista 3 software continues to impress with its legendary timeline, visual interface, speed and ease of use. Vista 3 has been developed to dramatically enhance the existing feature set whilst also introducing a host of major new features such as; smart FX masters, the ability to merge multiple showfiles, a new color engine, improved fixture visualizations, and a vastly expanded command line interface.

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Yamaha and Audinate Present Exclusive Free Webinar

On Wednesday, May 23rd, Yamaha and Audinate are teaming up to present an exclusive joint, free webinar entitled Audio Networking For Houses Of Worship, Colleges and Universities, which will examine Dante-enabled solutions for system design, implementation and management for carrying large numbers of audio channels around an auditorium and for distributing audio throughout institutional campuses.

Hosted by the Yamaha Professional Audio U.S. site and ProSoundWeb, the webinar will feature Andy Cooper (Manager, Pro Audio Application Engineering, Yamaha R&D Centre London) and Karl Christmas (Technical Marketing Manager, Yamaha R&D Centre London), alongside Kieran Walsh (Audinate Director of Application Engineering, EMEA).

Specific topics will include: A brief history and overview of Dante networking; why Yamaha uses Dante, along with an introduction to its Dante-enabled products; what makes Dante suitable for house of worship, education, and campus applications; how Yamaha uses Dante in its systems; System examples, case studies and much more.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, where participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions. The webinar is timed to allow as many people in Europe and the US as possible to participate, taking place at 6pm European time, 5pm UK time, 12 noon US Eastern time and 9am US Pacific time.

Registration for the webinar is free. To register, visit http://9016creative.jalbum.net/Yamaha_Audinate-Webinar

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PreSonus® Audio Technology Brings Clarity of Message to Brooks United Methodist Church

Seeking to equip, encourage, empower, and impact its congregation for a meaningful worship experience, Brooks United Methodist Church (UMC) offers a comprehensive range of ministries to better engage its congregation. Guided by the Rev. Jason L. Robinson, the church recently opened its brand-new worship center. To ensure the congregation could hear clearly and enjoy the music, a capable sound reinforcement system was deemed essential. Ultimately, church management selected mixer and loudspeaker technology drawn from the catalog of PreSonus Audio Electronics (www.presonus.com) of Baton Rouge, LA.

SSP Custom Sound LLC of York, PA, a design / build AV integration and live sound production firm, was contracted to design and deploy the church’s new sound reinforcement system. After consulting with church officials, the decision was made to install PreSonus StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI 32- and 16-channel rack mount digital mixers with Active Integration, cascaded through an AVB Network along with a PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB control surface. For loudspeakers, the SSP Custom Sound team deployed two PreSonus WorxAudio X3 all-in-one compact line arrays augmented by two PreSonus WorxAudio X115S high SPL subwoofers. Steven Pappas, owner, system designer, and audio engineer for SSP Custom Sound LLC, discussed the project.

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Straight Talk with Tim Adams

by Tim Adams

Straight Talk is an ongoing series of short videos talking about everything church tech. Honest advice, real-world experiences are shared by a system integrator with honest self-critique and never-before-seen access to what happens during an AV upgrade and equipment install. All the ups, downs, highs, lows, and everything in between.

Live Streaming: Logistics
Live streaming is spreading amongst churches like wildfire but before you jump onto the live streaming train, make sure you really understand what is involved in producing a quality live stream!

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ADJ To Showcase Latest Innovations at InfoComm 2018

Next month the pro-AV industry will converge on Las Vegas for the 2018 InfoComm tradeshow. Billed as ‘the audiovisual and integrated experience event’, the three day show will bring together 1000 exhibitors, demonstrating thousands of products, to 44,000 attendees from 110 countries, and ADJ will be there in force. From a large booth located in the Event Production Pavilion, right at the heart of the show, the ADJ team will showcase a variety of exciting and innovative professional lighting, video and products at booth #C3428.

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Saddleback Church Upgrades Audio Consoles With Dual Yamaha RIVAGE PM10s at Lake Forest Campus

Clark, a leading provider of innovative audio, video and lighting solutions with offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas, recently installed two Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Audio Consoles at Saddleback Church in Lake Forrest, CA; one PM10 is used for front of house, the second for monitors.

“The church was looking for reliability, sound quality, increased channel counts and, of course, ease of use,” states Jeff Stewart, Senior Consulting/Client Development at Clark. “The client’s existing consoles were at capacity so we decided to look at the Yamaha PM10 for their requirements. We first learned about the new Yamaha PM10 through media announcements in various trade publications, and felt the RIVAGE would suit their needs. So we arranged several demonstrations for the staff, who were already familiar with Yamaha console technology.”

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NEXO’S Educational Arm Innovates At Full Sail -Demos Also Included Yamaha Digital Consoles and Dante-

NEXO’s ETC training program has grown significantly since its inception in 2013.  Essentially organized into three categories, starting with the introductory ETC1 followed by the next-level course for users of NEXO equipment (ETC2), and finally, ETC3 a specialist pro-engineer tutorial. The training division has just pioneered its first ETC2i seminar, dedicated to the preparation, design, and implementation of fixed installations.

Yamaha Commercial Audio organized a remarkable ETC1 seminar at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida staging it alongside a presentation of Dante and CL Digital Audio Consoles by the Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) team.

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TC Furlong, Inc. to Host First Showing of New Yamaha RIVAGE PM7

TC Furlong, Inc. will present the first public showing of the new Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 Digital Audio Console Series. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, Regional District Manager, Mike Eiseman, and TC Furlong staff will be on-hand to demo the new PM7 console.

The first event will take place on Tuesday, April 24, between 5:00-7:00 pm for an after-hours event at TC Furlong HQ in Lake Forest, IL.


The second event will take place on Wednesday, April 25, between 4:30-7:30 pm in a downtown Open House at the Goodman Theatre - Chicago, IL.


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Video Post-Production and Delivery: Part Three

by John Chevalier and Bryan Cole

We end our series on video post-production and delivery, talking about storage and delivery of your content. Just like in the previous parts, how you intend to use your content will ultimately determine the delivery method, and storage that will work for you.

Have a Plan:

The biggest challenge I see with churches embarking on a video ministry for the first time, is that they don’t have a process as all. This is mostly because it started with a volunteer, and his or her personal rig (for shooting and editing.) It evolved into a team, but the source content became scattered. “Who has the clip of the guest speaker from last Sunday,” you ask? “Oh, that’s on Jeff’s computer – he’s out of town on business.” Of course, that’s the content that your pastor asked specifically for in this weeks’ video news segment.

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