Social Media Aggregators

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by Joni Tapp December 12, 2012 When it comes to social media and ministry, it’s safe to say that every house of worship, no matter how large or small, needs …

Got Presence?

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This past Sunday I found myself in an American Mega-Church. As I looked around me I saw the 7500 other seats surrounding the altar area, the 120+ channel digital console, …

(Tri)cast Your Bread Upon the Waters

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Conventional wisdom dictates that when a ministry needs seamless switching between multiple video sources (cameras, video playback, computer graphics, etc.) that ministry goes shopping for a dedicated, stand-alone video switcher/mixer. …

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More Than 5000 Sing Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds”

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Earthworks High Definition Microphones™ Record Choir

On December 5, a choir of over 5000 singers came together to sing Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota as a tribute to the singer-songwriter. A matched pair of Earthworks QTC40s was used to record the 5000-person choir on the first anniversary of the song’s release to benefit the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund at Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Veteran producer Karl Demer of Atomic K Records & Productions, a full service Audio/Video/Photography production company based in Minneapolis, MN, produced the original version of “Clouds” performed by Zach Sobiech.

“A year ago I was asked to produce a song for a teenager name Zach Sobiech who had terminal cancer and wrote a song to say goodbye to his family and girlfriend,” explains Demer. “A video was made of his experience recording the song. This video went viral on the internet; the song went to #1 on iTunes and Billboard and to this day, has raised nearly 1 million dollars for Children’s cancer research specifically to find a cure for the type of cancer that took his life.”
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What Should Worship Look Like?

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By Bradley Currah

What Should Worship Look LikeAbout 15 years ago I was a Worship and Arts Director at a fast growing church in Seattle. It was the very first church I’d ever led worship at, and I was the “director.” The average attender was maybe 24 years of age. The body mostly consisted of new believers, or believers who hadn’t attended a worship gathering for a number of years prior to discovering this new service. The band performed rock and pop music during the worship portion of the service, but without the typical repetitive choruses that are common to many contemporary services around the US – mostly because we weren’t familiar with many contemporary songs, and the few we did know didn’t seem to fit what we were doing. Instead, we wrote new songs and rearranged many old hymns.

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River Oaks Upgrades to Yamaha CL5 Digital

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River Oaks new Yamaha CL5 Digital ConsoleThe 600-seat River Oaks Community Church, in Goshen, Indiana, holds contemporary worship services, and on any given Sunday, serves 1,200 of its congregation. With a rotating pool of 25 musicians, a standard worship service consists of 5-10 members on stage. The church recently retired its aged analog console and upgraded to a new Yamaha CL5 digital audio console and Rio 3224-D and 1608-D input/output boxes, purchased from Mid-America Sound in Greenfield, Indiana.

“We had an analog console for about ten years that outlived its welcome”, states Tim Blaum, Program Director at the church and who installed the CL. “We realized we needed to have additional control and mixing space.”

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Wireless Spectrum Repacking for the Second Time

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Sennheiser Petitions FCC to Compensate Owners of Wireless Microphone Equipment as Spectrum Faces Repacking for Second Time

Pending Spectrum Auction Jeopardizes Future Use of Wireless Microphones Operating in the 600 MHz Range, Unfairly Forcing Content Creators to Reinvest Again in Wireless Equipment
Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction scheduled to take place in 2014. The government auction, which jeopardizes the future use of wireless microphones and monitors operating in the 600 MHz range, will force many U.S. based content creators — including broadcast, film and live production professionals — to attempt to stage their shows using little more than half of the currently available UHF spectrum.
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