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Yamaha Adds to Commercial Line with New CIS Speaker And Switches

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—Official U.S. Launch of DZR Speakers; RIVAGE PM7, Rio D2s, and NEXO Amps Make InfoComm Debut—

Yamaha Professional Audio will exhibit at InfoComm booth #C1346 new additions to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line to include the new VXL1-16P PoE-powered, Dante-enabled line-source speaker well suited for conference room applications along with the Yamaha SWR2311P-10G L2 half-rack 10-port, 1Gbit enterprise-grade network switch addressing the PoE needs of installed sound. Network ports 1-8 capably drive PoE-powered speakers like the new Yamaha VXL1-16P speaker.

Two new high-capacity cards extend the interface capability of the RIVAGE PM Series. The HY144-D-SRC Dante Audio interface card offers up to 144 channels of integrated Sample Rate Conversion to a wide variety of Dante devices and applications allowing for non-synchronous connectivity. Five modes of operation can be utilized: 144 inputs with SRC, 144 outputs with SRC, 72 I/O with SRC, 144 I/O with synchronous SRC or 144 I/O with no SRC. The HY128-MD offers up to 128 channels of MADI with Sample Rate conversion using either coaxial or optical interfacing for connection to recording systems or MADI-based infrastructure. The HY144-D-SRC and HY128-MD will be available in the fall.

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Straight Talk with Tim Adams

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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: Copyright
Think you’re exempt from copyright law because you’re a church? Think again! I go over the major issues, and solutions, associated with navigating the confusing world of copyright law!

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Yamaha CL/QL V5.0 Offers New Features and Expandability

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Yamaha Professional Audio has announced Version 5.0 for Yamaha CL and QL Digital Audio Consoles. This no-charge update will elevate the industry standard mixing systems to the next level providing enhanced convenience, new features, and expandability.

In addition to support for more Dante devices, the V5.0 update adds to the consoles’ ever-growing arsenal of tools. The highly sought-after Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer by Rupert Neve Designs is now available in the Premium Rack. 

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PreSonus’ WorxAudio Loudspeakers ‘Change the Game’ at Church of the Crossroads

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As an interdenominational house of worship, Church of the Crossroads caters to a multi-cultural, multi-generational congregation with a mission to help people discover God’s plan for their lives. Services are contemporary in nature, exhibit high energy, and music assumes a pivotal role. To ensure its worshippers’ experience is uplifting, church management recently elected to upgrade the sound reinforcement system in their sanctuary. After extensive evaluation, they decided to deploy loudspeaker technology from the WorxAudio catalog of PreSonus® Audio Electronics’ Commercial Audio Division.

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Clair Brothers is First Choice for Sound at the Rock Community Church

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Since 2006, Rock Community Church has grown by leaps and bounds, adding to its congregation through strong leadership, dedicated purpose and family values. Rock Community has thrived by assuring that each person in attendance receives an unforgettable experience every time they visit. Leaving no detail to chance, Ben Carson, Rock Community’s technical director along with other key church decision makers choose the best available partners to help construct as close to a perfect house of worship as possible, from the physical design of the building all the way to the sound system that delivers their powerfully contemporary sermons and live music performances. So, it makes sense that Clair Brothers speakers were the unanimous sound system choice for Rock Community church.

To make a greater impact through additional land, flexible building design and dynamic performance systems the church hired Kurt Butler, visionary engineering consultant and president of Butler Engineering & Technology Group (BETG) to help lead the way. Notes Mr. Butler, “The AVL and acoustics installation at the church was designed to be an inclusive and intimate experience for the congregation, so everything related to the systems we installed were measured against that metric.” It was BETG and a design team of architects that initially formulated a package that would shape the worship center in a specific way, mating performance systems to optimize coverage, sound pressure, sightlines, etc. Once Clair Brothers earned the work, system coordination and design optimization occurred through BETG and Clair Solutions collaboration.

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Valley United Methodist Powers Up with Ashly Audio Amplification

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With a population hovering around 2,000, Marion, Kansas is an iconic big-sky town. Its founding and early economic support via the railroad dates back to the mid-1800s, as does one of its earliest institutions, Valley United Methodist Church. Built of stone and ready to last the ages, Valley UMC glows with the light of classic stained-glass windows. Although age and history work to the church’s advantage in most cases, its old sound system was not so charming. Wichita-based A/V integration firm McClelland Sound remedied that with the design and installation of a new sound reinforcement system including a pair of Ashly Audio nX-Series multi-mode amplifiers.

“Valley United Methodist Church has a traditional service style, but they’ve started adding in more instrumentation and other contemporary elements,” explained Paul Colella, vice president at McClelland Sound. “The sanctuary seats around two-hundred people, but their aging sound system was not adequately serving them. Intelligibility was a big issue, as was consistency from service to service. They needed an overhaul, and we were careful to design a system that would allow them to expand the elements included in their services in the future.”

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Sherwood Baptist Church Replaces Three Separate Sound Reinforcement Systems with Danley

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Located in the mid-sized city of Albany in southwest Georgia, Sherwood Baptist Church is well known for trailblazing new approaches. Its large campus gives the Albany community an immersive Christian experience: the Sherwood Christian Academy serves students in kindergarten through high school, and the church organizes and hosts plenty of community-wide activities, classes, and events beyond just the Sunday service. Recently, dB Integrations, of Gainesville, Georgia, updated the sound reinforcement systems in three of its spaces – the school gym, the school theater, and the church gym – using Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers for improved intelligibility and musical impact.

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A Single Danley Genesis Horn Benefits Historic Cathedral Church of the Advent Both Sonically and Aesthetically

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Founded only a few years after the city of Birmingham, Alabama itself was founded, Cathedral Church of the Advent is over 130-years-old and holds a place in the National Register of Historic Places. It is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and home to 4,000 congregants who fill its stunningly beautiful sanctuary for five services every weekend. Its music program has earned accolades, and the church has branched out to include a modern music ensemble for its last service on Sunday. Georgia-based A/V design and integration firm, dB Integrations, recently remedied Cathedral Church’s sonic woes with a single Danley GH-60 Genesis Horn loudspeaker, two Danley SM-60s for side fill, a Danley SBH-20 column loudspeaker for choir fill, and a Danley TH-118 subwoofer. In addition to delivering impactful, highly-intelligible music and speech reinforcement, the new Danley system performs without taking away from Cathedral Church’s amazing architecture, woodwork, and stained glass.

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Yamaha Professional Audio Adds To CIS Team

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Yamaha Professional Audio has announced two additional appointments to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) team as the group continues its expansion.

Phil Sanchez has been appointed to the position of market development specialist.  A veteran of the musical instrument and professional audio industries, Sanchez has held roles in marketing communications, product development, and product management most recently with Harman Pro and QSC.

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PreSonus’ WorxAudio Loudspeaker Technology Brings Message Clarity to Elevate Life Church

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Under the leadership of Pastor Tim and Kristal Stair, Elevate Life Church (ELC) is a contemporary, non-denominational house of worship whose mission is to help guide worshippers as they encounter God, to embrace others, and to elevate their world. With contemporary services where music is an integral component of the worship experience, the ability of the congregation to experience every nuance of a performance while being able to clearly understand the message is crucial. This is precisely why the church recently invested in X2 line arrays and TL118SS subwoofers drawn from the WorxAudio catalog of PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc. (www.presonus.com) of Baton Rouge, LA. The equipment purchase was coordinated through Guitar Center Professional (http://www.guitarcenter.com/GC-Pro/).

Jeff Aldrich is the Executive Producer at the church’s Orange Park, FL location. Among his numerous responsibilities with the church, he is a production lead and student in ELC’s Elevate Leadership Academy, who are tasked with load in, setup, operation, and load out of the equipment for Sunday services, which take place at Orange Park High School. He discussed the challenges of building a mobile church each week.

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