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Clear-Com Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Five decades of intercom innovation, connecting people when communications matter

Clear-Com®, provider of real-time communications solutions and service, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. Throughout the year, the company welcomes its employees, partners, users, and the wider pro-audio community across the world to commemorate the Clear-Com brand and all its rich history of innovation. This anniversary marks an important milestone for the company as it looks back on its incredible heritage of communications breakthroughs and the people who contributed to its success.

“Over the past 50 years, Clear-Com has grown to become one of the most recognized and highly sought-after communications brands in the Pro-Audio industry,” said Mitzi Dominguez, CEO of Clear-Com. “While our brand has become synonymous with various intercom products which allow professionals to work together at critical times, ultimately Clear-Com’s journey is a story about people who were pivotal within this business -- visionary leaders of the past and present, alumni and current staff, committed partners, loyal users and industry influencers. This year we will look back on milestone moments of innovation and ingenuity, as well as looking forward to future possibilities for better communication.”

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Nerdy Church Talk Conference

All Things Nerdy / All Things Church

For most houses of worship, the biggest concern when adding any type of new gear to your facility is budget.  Sometimes, trying to match what tech you want or think you need to actual money available can be overwhelming.

Barry Carter, the owner of The Church Nerds feels your pain. Barry works as an integrator full-time with churches to get them what gear they need with the budget they have. He is also putting together the Nerdy Church Talk Conference, a full three-day Church AVL conference geared towards empowering the local church through Audio, Video and Lighting.

Join with speakers from Elevation Church, Bethel Church, Lakewood Church, The Church Nerds and more in over 40 breakouts and five general sessions that include a full worship set by an Integrity Worship Artist. No matter the position you hold or volunteer in, you will walk away with a stronger foundation to help carry out the vision of your church or ministry.

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Review: Martin Audio Wavefront Precision

By Nick McKinnon

First Pentecostal Church offers a variety of music during worship, from Southern-style gospel, to contemporary worship, and everything in between. Unfortunately, the architectural style of our facility is not conducive to great acoustics - high, vaulted ceilings (65' high), hard marble surfaces, stained-glass windows and a balcony present a challenge. The sanctuary seats close to 3,000 and we run a front line of nine singers, a worship leader and a full band. We needed a system that would sound clean and bright, but be directional and avoid bouncing off the harder surfaces, but also reach every part of the room, and we wanted to avoid adding acoustical treatments, so we needed to choose the best system for our facility.

I was drawn to Martin Audio because of the quality of their control. We were able to run a demo of their MLA system before making any purchasing decisions, and it became apparent very quickly that Martin Audio products would do everything we needed them to do. As we were waiting for the quote on the MLA from Clark, they told us Martin Audio's Wavefront would also be available. We were able to go to Infocomm to see a comparison of the MLA and the Wavefront side-by-side, and made the decision to go for the Wavefront Precision system.

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InfoComm Demo Prompts Switch from a Line Array to a Danley Sound Labs Point Source

Sid Gattis, owner of Gattis Pro Audio, was all set to install a top-notch, state-of-the-art line array system at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, North Carolina – as he had done in scores of other churches – when fate intervened. Gattis attended InfoComm and heard Danley Sound Lab's new SM-80F point-source loudspeaker with built-in subwoofer support. Designed by pioneering acoustician Tom Danley and his team of engineers using several of their patented technologies, the SM-80F provides remarkably even coverage, well-defined pattern control, and articulate, high-fidelity audio. Gattis had always been sober-minded about the limitations of even the best line array systems, and he saw that the Danley SM-80Fs would save the church $12k, provide higher-quality sound, and – at half the size of the line array – limit the visual impact to First Baptist Church's aesthetic.

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Yamaha To Host PM10 and CL Series Training Classes As Part of AES at NAMM

AES and NAMM have partnered together in an effort to bring pro audio education to the NAMM show. The Yamaha Professional Audio division will be an integral part of these inaugural sessions by hosting a series of classes on our CL Series and RIVAGE PM10 Series Digital Mixing Consoles. The courses will cover a wide range of topics, suitable for entry-level engineers as well as seasoned professionals, and will be taught by members of the technical marketing staff as well as two guest engineers/instructors.

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A.C. Lighting Inc. Celebrates 15th Anniversary!

A.C. Lighting Inc. is proud to be celebrating their fifteenth anniversary as the leading distributor of world-class lighting, rigging and video technologies in North America.

A.C. Lighting Inc. began operations in 2003 to support the growth of UK-based parent company’s business plan to meet the specific needs of dealers and end users in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

The company is the exclusive distributor in North America of world-class lighting and associated rigging and video technologies, including; Chroma-Q® LED lighting, Jands Vista lighting and media control, LumenRadio wireless lighting controls, ArKaos Pro media servers, and Prolyte staging and trussing.

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New District Manager Takes on Yamaha Professional Audio Sales Territory

Yamaha Professional Audio division announces the appointment of Aaron Kunz to the position of district manager for the Commercial Audio sales team. Kunz will be responsible for the Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas territory. He replaces veteran district manager, Jeff Wilson, who recently retired.

“Aaron has a strong background in many facets of the commercial audio business and will be a tremendous asset to our growing team,” states Alan Macpherson, general manager, Yamaha Professional Audio division.

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ICONYX is a Perfect Fit for Gulf Coast Church

Nestled midway between New Orleans and Pensacola, Ocean Springs has a well-deserved reputation as one of the Gulf Coast's more laid back beach communities. Voted one of the ten Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living in 2015, its historic and sheltered downtown is home to numerous art galleries and shops. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina thrust Ocean Springs into the public eye, with photos of devastation including the badly damaged Biloxi Bay Bridge making national and international news.

First Presbyterian Church has been a part of the Ocean Springs community since the late 19th century. The church's current sanctuary, dedicated in August of 1995, recently underwent a major remodeling and expansion, including a balcony and additional seating, as well as a new audio and video system centered around a pair of Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC24-RN digitally steered array loudspeakers.

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Point Source Audio to Donate $10,000 in Gear for 10th Anniversary

Three nonprofit organizations will be awarded donations in PSA’s “Decade of Innovation” contest

Point Source Audio® (PSA), an audio equipment manufacturer specializing in the development of miniature microphones and headsets, announced that it is commemorating 10 years in business this month by donating $10,000 in Point Source Audio microphones, headsets and other gear in its “Decade of Innovation” contest.

With three patents granted for its in-house designed and engineered microphones and headsets, including two patents for its EMBRACE™ earmount microphones and another for the CM-i3 and CM-i5—the world's first modular intercom headsets—the company has plenty of reasons to celebrate. To commemorate a decade of microphone innovations, PSA will donate three prize packages with a retail value of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 to three schools, nonprofits, community theaters, or church performance groups that participate in the Decade of Innovation contest.

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