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

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

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

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

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

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

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

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

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

In Audio, home_page, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

[caption id="attachment_12381" align="alignright" width="400"] Phil Sanchez[/caption]

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

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized, Web Articles by Chris Hardin

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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Seattle Community Church Selects New NEXO and Yamaha Sound System

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Bethany Community Church (BCC) Green Lake in Seattle, Washington established itself in the early 1900s and now has a weekly attendance of approximately 3,000 people across six physical campuses and one on-line.They moved to the Green Lake location in 1969, and in 2005 after outgrowing the building that had housed the church for 36 years, they began construction on a new state-of-the-art worship space that was completed in 2008.

This year the Green Lake location upgraded its sound system with a NEXO STM line array and Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console for its 600+ seat sanctuary thanks to the efforts of Morgan Sound of Lynnwood, WA.The campus has an average attendance of around 1,800 at their three main Sunday services.

In the summer 2017, Morgan Sound was contacted by Bart Brueck, the church technical director, to begin the process of looking at upgrading the sanctuary audio system at the main Green Lake campus. The contemporary worship service had progressed to the point that it was time to implement a new audio system and mixing infrastructure. Needs for higher SPL, multi-track recording, virtual soundcheck, new in-ear monitoring, and a separate streaming mixing system were urgent priorities.

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Countryman Associates Debuts H7 Headset Microphone

In Audio, home_page, Product News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Countryman Associates, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of miniature microphones and direct boxes, is pleased to introduce the H7 Headset Microphone. Featuring wide dynamic range and a precision cardioid pattern that effectively shuts out surrounding noise, the H7 is a comfortable yet rugged microphone that makes an exceptional choice for location sound, theatrical, and presentation applications among its many possible uses.

Sound quality is the first and foremost consideration with any high-performance microphone and, in this regard, the new H7 excels. The H7 boasts extended dynamic range and a carefully crafted, precision cardioid pattern that remains consistent across the audio frequency range, ensuring uncolored on- and off-axis response and broad reduction of feedback and surrounding noise. Equally important, the microphone’s ultra slim side-address capsule sheds sweat and moisture while maintaining a low profile. The result is reliable performance and easy placement—enabling performers, broadcast professionals, and presenters to achieve clear, natural sound quality that is free from ambient sound sources.

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Expanded Dante Device Support for the Next Yamaha CL/QL Series Update

In Audio, home_page, Product News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Regular updates have significantly enhanced the convenience and performance of Yamaha CL and QL Series Digital Audio Consoles since the products’ initial release. As of the next firmware update, Yamaha will begin expanding the number of supported Dante devices. This announcement will take place during InfoComm 2018 at Yamaha booth #C1346.

Yamaha CL and QL console featuring the Dante audio network protocol by Audinate have become industry standards. The mixing console is the core of just about any sound system, connecting to numerous other devices for audio transfer, monitoring, and control that are essential for overall system operation and flexibility. The upcoming Dante device support expansion has been made possible through cooperation with a number of third-party partners and NEXO, and will significantly enhance the asset value of existing and future CL/QL based systems.

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A New Dawn is Here

In home_page, Industry News, Lighting, Product News by tfwm

Unleash Your Full Creativity with Jands Vista by Chroma-Q

Chroma-Q has recently acquired the Jands Vista lighting & media control system – rebranded as Vista by Chroma-Q. Continuing Jands’ vision for their award-winning platform, they are introducing the all new Jands Vista 3 software, along with two new control surfaces.

The new Vista 3 software continues to impress with its legendary timeline, visual interface, speed and ease of use. Vista 3 has been developed to dramatically enhance the existing feature set whilst also introducing a host of major new features such as; smart FX masters, the ability to merge multiple showfiles, a new color engine, improved fixture visualizations, and a vastly expanded command line interface.

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