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Media Storage Survey

As Houses of Worship continue to capture their services on video, media storage plays an increasingly large role  in a successful broadcast ministry.  Please take the time to answer this five question survey about your media storage – the survey won’t take long to do, and it gives you input into upcoming editorial at Technologies for Worship.

Announcing PLASA Focus: Orlando 2015

Free registration is open now!

Focus_Orlando_2015_Logo_Banner-webThis will be the second PLASA Focus event to take place in the Sunshine State, happening on Tuesday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Companies already signed up to exhibit at the show include; Columbus McKinnon, Group One, A.C.T. Lighting, CHAUVET Professional, ETC, Lycian Stage Lighting, Candela Controls, Stage Equipment & Lighting, PixelFLEX, USHIO, TMB, Elation Professional, GLP, Creative Stage Lighting, Barbizon, Bulbtronics, 0EnergyLIGHTING, Harrington Hoist, MainStage Theatrical Supply, Techni-Lux, The Light Source, Ultratec Special Effects, Wenger and JR Clancy, Aeson Event Technologies, Apollo Design Technology and AVID Labs. With many other applications currently being processed, companies interested in exhibiting are advised to move quickly to secure their spots.

Running alongside the show is the highly acclaimed PLASA Professional Development Program which offers two days of free educational seminars and workshops. The program features world-class speakers and is an opportunity for visitors to further develop their industry knowledge, take part in discussions, and have their questions answered.

Planned sessions include Tony Hansen presenting “The Evil Duck – LEDs Today,” Scott Chmielewski on “Mastering the Art of Video” and CHAUVET Professional’s Jim Hutchison presenting “LED Color: The Physiological Experience.”

PLASA members, regional dealers, regional production companies and series exhibitors enjoy substantially discounted space at all PLASA Focus events. Each event targets a unique regional audience that does not travel longer distances to national industry events; in addition, PLASA Focus limits the amount of space that exhibitors can take and provides a unique hard-wall booth package—including material handling, power, lighting, carpet, and furniture—so that each exhibitor enjoys a level playing field and a hassle-free, affordable exhibiting experience.

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EAW_QX_Series_Loudspeakers_TrinityChurch1Trinity Baptist Church offers the San Antonio community three campuses for worship. Recently the church leadership decided that it was time renovate the sanctuary at the Mulberry campus – the first church in the group – and install a new sound reinforcement system featuring Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) loudspeakers.

The existing system at the church was an older, distributed system that was long past its prime. Vocal intelligibility and coverage had been an ongoing issue and the sanctuary required additional choral and orchestra support. The shoebox-shaped space, with a wrap-around balcony and seating for 1300, also received a complete facelift during the audio-video upgrade.

At the beginning of the process the church contacted Idibri, a prominent design firm located in Dallas, to create a new sound reinforcement system that would meet the current and future needs of the sanctuary. San Antonio Sound & Light (SASL), located in San Antonio, was tapped to install the audio components as well as a new video system for the church.

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Churchmix Live!


A Creative Audio Training Event Tailored to Church Sound Mixing Teams

November 21 & 22, 2014
Los Angeles, California

Churchmix Live is a 2-day mix training event built for church volunteers and staff. Paul Dexter, a Grammy and Dove award nominated mix engineer walks you through the tips and tricks it takes to create high quality, consistent mixes in your church. On Friday morning, we have a new Pastor and Leadership seminar where we discuss what it takes to create a solid vision which can be then carried out through the technical teams on the weekends.

BONUS: Your Pastors and Worship leaders are invited to attend these Friday sessions at no charge with your paid registration.

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New Design At River of Life Church

chauvetLocated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, the community of Elk River, Minnesota has been called the “City of Energy,” a reference to its long history of harnessing the power of its two mighty waterways.  This tradition makes Elk River a fitting home for River of Life Church, a house of worship that radiates positive energy as evidenced by its many outreach programs and  dynamic worship services.

The environment inside the roughly 6,000-square-foot house of worship matches the vibrant character of its services, thanks in no small measure to a high impact lighting design created by Excel AV Group (Maple Grove, MN) that uses the Rogue R2 Spot moving head and COLORdash Par-Quad 18 LED par-style fixture from CHAUVET Professional to engage worshippers.   This was the second phase of a long range project; an earlier phase also utilized CHAUVET Professional variable white LED fixtures for dimmable congregation illumination.

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Trinity1_SmWith a history dating back to 1949—when worship services were held on the porch of the original Naples Beach Hotel— Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church is a small, beautifully maintained and picturesque house of worship originally designed by Palm Beach architect Howard Major. The church recently completed a significant renovation that includes a substantial upgrade of the sound reinforcement system in the sanctuary. And at the heart of that new system is Aspen Series signal processing drawn from the catalog of Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics.

Chicago, IL-based Kirkegaard Associates (“KA”), which provides consulting services in architectural acoustics, noise control, and audio-video systems, was contracted to evaluate and, ultimately provide recommendations for AV and acoustic improvement at the church. Jonathan Darling, Senior Consultant at KA, served as both the AV system designer and project manager. John Fenstermaker, Director of Music at Trinity-by-the-Cove, worked closely with Darling on the upgraded sound system, and Chris Burney of Naples, FL-based Scientific Sound handled the installation. Darling discussed the various considerations that ultimately resulted in the selection of the Lectrosonics Aspen SPN1612 audio processor.

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SEstrada_SmJust a short drive from the Mexican border and southeast of the city of McAllen, Valley International Christian Center (VICC) recently opened a new, almost 70,000 square foot sanctuary. This state-of-the-art church is the largest house of worship in the Rio Grande Valley and, in 2013, was recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine. Music plays a vital role in VICC’s worship services and, to ensure a high level of speech intelligibility and excellent music reproduction characteristics, church officials recently gave the green light to the deployment of a new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.

Simon Estrada Jr. serves as VICC’s campus sound engineer and the church’s Praise and Worship leader. He also operates a sound services company under the name Supernatural Designz of Brownsville, TX. Being intimately involved in both sound reinforcement and the musical requirements of the church, Estrada was well suited to guide church management through the sound system selection process in addition to overseeing its deployment. Ultimately, Estrada installed a system consisting of D.A.S. Aero 12A line array enclosures and LX-218CA subwoofers from the company’s Aero Series 2 product line, along with Road 12A floor monitors and Artec 508A point source loudspeakers. He discussed the nature of the project.

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12Stone Church Uses Riedel Artist Intercom for Multicampus Live Video System

Riedel-12StoneControlRoomRiedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that its Artist digital intercom matrix is being used in a multicampus live video system at Georgia-based 12Stone Church. The Artist matrix connects the new 12Stone Church Sugarloaf Campus, home to the church’s John C. Maxwell Leadership Center and Williams Auditorium, with the central 12Stone Church facility. Integrated by Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design team, the award-winning installation employs Riedel’s Artist system to facilitate the flexible and reliable communications necessary for collaborative real-time production of worship services.

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Featured Product

Audix VX5  Hand Held Condenser … Free For A Limited Time!

VX5_08In 2008 Audix Microphones introduced the VX5.  The VX5 (list price $290.00) is a stylish and innovative hand-held vocal condenser microphone designed to handle a wide variety of live, studio and broadcast applications.  With a smooth frequency response of 40 Hz – 16.5 kHz, supercardioid polar pattern, and superior fidelity, the VX5 excels as a vocal microphone for both Worship Leader and Praise Teams, as well as instrument miking.  Now through November, Audix is offering a free VX5 with the purchase of two MicroBoom™ choir miking systems.

More information here.  

October 2014

Technologies for Worship Magazine


  • Technology Spotlight: Black Rock Church, Fairfield, CT
  • Portable Church Lighting



  • Miking a Grand Piano


  • Creating the Path to the Cross


  • Switching It Up
  • Video Next Steps


  • JVC’s GY-HM890 ProHD Camera
  • NewTek Tricaster


  • Backstage: Bowl Blocks, Gathering Point Church, Bourbonnais, IL
  • 5 Minutes with…Tony Mastantuono; Product Manager, Broadcast Pix

Digital Extras

  • Networking Basics: What Takes an IP Address and How to Set Them
  • Storefront: Rethinking the Infrastructure of Your Data
  • In the Muse: Taking Your Sermons to the Next Level
  • Worship Worldwide: Silent Elation for Abbey of Saint Wandrille, France
  • Sermon on the (A/V) Mount

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