Demo Room #1A03 is the place to be this year where Yamaha Professional Audio will display new products and conduct in-room demonstrations. The new flagship Rivage PM10 Digital Mixing System significantly increases the quality and versatility necessary in a live sound environment, inheriting features from the renowned PM Series Consoles. Unique features include partnerships with Rupert Neve Designs, TC Electronic, and Eventide, as well as unprecedented performance defining yet another milestone for Yamaha sound reinforcement consoles. The modular PM10 system provides the flexibility to configure and ideally match the scale and functional requirements of any application.
Lighting designer C. Andrew Dunning of Landru Design specified the award-winning Jands Vista system to provide simple yet powerful control for Worship services at The Fellowship Ministries’ Two Rivers Campus in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition to being the owner of Landru Design – which offers lighting design and consulting services for Houses of Worship, corporate events, conferences, and festivals – Andrew is the LD and part of the production team for the main 400-seat Worship Center space at the Two Rivers Campus. Beyond programming and running services, he also maintains the lighting system and supports the team of production volunteers.
Andrew worked closely with Josh Holowicki of lighting sales and production company, E2i Design – who also passionately support a number of Houses of Worship and education centers in the region – to supply the Jands Vista system.
The National Shrine of St. John Neumann (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ti6wn/h9axrb/9ixa2d), located in the lower church of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia, holds a special place for American Catholics. Neumann, the fourth bishop of Philadelphia, is also the first American male to be canonized as a saint. The Shrine, the main church sanctuary (St. Peter the Apostle Church) and a brand new atrium are the location for a wide variety of religious events, and the sound has to be top-notch – no easy task in a traditional church, where an abundance of hard, reflective surfaces create a challenging acoustical environment. That’s why custom sound system design and integration company Monte Brothers Sound Systems, Inc. (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ti6wn/h9axrb/pbya2d) chose microphones from Audio-Technica (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ti6wn/h9axrb/53ya2d) for the facility’s recent renovation, in preparation for the World Meeting of Families events at St. Peter of the Apostle Church, during the visit of Pope Francis in Philadelphia in September.
SynAudCon’s “Making Wireless Work: Losing the Wires Without Losing Your Mind” is designed to answer the variety of questions that surround the use of wireless technology in today’s changing wireless landscape. The seminar will take place at the Tuscany Suites & Casino located in Las Vegas, December 3-4, 2015.
Every day audio professionals are challenged with fitting more channels into less spectrum, handling interference from lighting and video walls, evaluating new wireless microphone systems and components, increasing the reliability of existing wireless microphones systems and more. With the upcoming FCC reverse auction in March 2016, those challenges will be even greater.
McLean Bible Church, a non-denominational, evangelical Christian church with multiple locations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, hosts an average of 13,000 worshippers each weekend at its campuses in Arlington, VA, Montgomery County, MD, Loudon, VA, Prince William, VA, and Tysons, its largest site, in Vienna, VA. In order to deliver maximum impact for both its music and message, MBC Tysons—from which Senior Pastor Lon Solomon’s sermons are broadcast live to the other locations—recently became the first-ever house of worship to install an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system.
The system at MBC’s 2,400-seat Tysons sanctuary is remarkable for a number of unique aspects. Designed by L-Acoustics’ own specialists, led by Applications Engineer Chris “Sully” Sullivan, it consists of 10 K2 enclosures per side in a left-right stereo configuration with six SB28 subwoofers per side flown directly behind the main K2 hangs, reflecting L-Acoustics’ core philosophy that consistent directionality of a sound source is critical to a coherent sound experience. Buttressing the main system are eight ARCS II enclosures configured in four arrays of two enclosures each, installed as delay speakers, and 12XT and 8XT enclosures for the front fill.
The DiGiCo SD7 console installed at Dallas’ First Baptist Church in April 2013 now has a counterpart in monitor world; a second SD7 recently went into its new 3,000-seat worship center giving the prominent Southern Baptist house of worship a consistent audio workflow across all of its live sound hubs. Both SD7 consoles were specified by Idibri, the Dallas-based AV design and consultancy for the church, with integration done through the Dallas office of Clair Solutions.
The two consoles are linked through no less than five DiGiCo SD-Racks—three placed just off stage in a remote location, one underneath the monitor console, and one down in the broadcast mixing studio near video control—as well as a 16-channel Nano-Rack located in the orchestra pit and used to provide extra inputs if needed.
First Baptist Church’s initial SD7 console went in as part of an extensive $130 million renovation of its main downtown location, which was completed two years ago. The church, established in 1868 and now led by Pastor Robert Jeffress, also owns and operates its First Baptist Academy and the KCBI radio station. Jeffress is broadcast on various radio stations across the country and televised worldwide through Pathway to Victory, the church’s broadcast ministry. The Sunday sermons are recorded for this purpose.
Elite Screens, Inc. an innovative company that specializes in quality projection screens, today announced the launch of its Starling Tab-Tension 2 electric motorized projection screen with CineGrey 5D ambient light …
When Shane Weber of Web Feat Productions, a media consulting firm that specializes in serving churches and not-for-profit organizations, was brought in to spec solutions for a new FOH console at Rose Heights Church in Tyler, Texas, he focused on his normal priorities: “When I come in, I really want to make a functional system for people to walk up to. It’s going to do everything they want it to and more, and it’s going to be as simple as I can make it.” Once a church makes an A/V upgrade a priority, a consulting or installation firm sometimes specs solutions that are too engineering-based and difficult for Sunday volunteers to wrap their minds around, he notes, again emphasizing the elegant simplicity that complements the functionality of a well thought-out infrastructure. With these things in mind, to Weber the solution was obvious: the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console.
“They were updating their audio components while adding video production capabilities, five cameras, video projection, environmental projection, new screens, upgraded lighting, LED components and a new lighting console,” notes Weber. “Another focus was on production for live streaming on Sundays. I needed a front-of-house console that would play well with these components and the existing infrastructure, and the M-5000 was a natural fit. I did the installation for all the video equipment and designed and installed the audio systems.”
It’s often used for profit, but in churches, synagogues or mosques, the main goal is to connect with the community and share information.
Digital signage can help raise funds, reduce costs, organize events and make the communication between the establishment and the community easier and faster. So without further ado here are 7 biggest reasons to get digital signage in your establishment.
1. Digital signage is useful for all faiths
Mosques, churches, temples and synagogues all benefit from digital signage. The utilisation may be slightly different, but each house of worship can find a great use for it.
Digital signage is a great investment, though it can be a budget leap, especially for an establishment which is non-profit. This is one of the questions which need to be answered before investing in digital signage as a place of worship. Fundraisers or sponsorships are definitely a good idea if it’s not affordable straight away.
Beale Street Audio is raising the bar of architectural audio expectations once again with the unveiling of its super-slim, two-way in-ceiling/in-wall, full range “Pancake” speakers that measures only two and three quarter inches deep. Ideal for the European market and in cities or other places where ceiling or wall depth can present installation challenges, the Pancake is easy to install and benefits from Beale Street Audio’s performance enhancing Sonic Vortex® Technology.
Currently, two models in this series will be available with more planned for the future. The P4-BB, is an in-ceiling/in-wall ultra-thin speaker that features a four inch two-way Carbon Fiber woofer and three-quarter inch Titanium tweeter. The IPLCR4-BB is a LCR speaker that features two four inch Carbon Fiber woofers and a three-quarter inch Titanium tweeter.