Projector Maintenance Tips for Houses of Worship

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by Rich McPherson and Ryan Pitterle

Many houses of worship have discovered that multimedia projectors enable them to engage their congregations and to enhance worship experiences in sanctuaries, classrooms and other areas. To operate at optimal levels, projectors may require maintenance, performed either by your own tech staff or by an A/V service vendor.

Laser-based projectors
Laser projectors use advanced solid-state lighting technologies to project bright, uniform images. Current laser projectors are designed for 20,000 hours or more – in most cases. Because the replacement cycle of laser projectors’ light sources is a fraction of traditional lamps, their maintenance costs are dramatically lower. Some projectors provide maintenance-free operation. For houses of worship, which usually have relatively low usage per week, a laser projector will provide little or no maintenance for the projector’s entire expected lifetime.

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Composing the Passion – Sibelius Review companion piece

In Audio, Extras, home_page, Uncategorized, Web Articles by tfwm

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by Collin Makariak

There are few, if any, moments in history more significant than the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the very essence on which our faith in God and salvation is based. When I was first approached about doing a review of the Sibelius composing software, while composing an original piece for Easter, I was excited.

To hear Collin’s compositions, and read more about his process, click here.


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Eiki International Promotes Rubery to General Manager

In home_page, Industry News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Eiki International, Inc. a world leader for over 40 years in projection technology, is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Rubery, CTS to the position of General Manager. With more than 14 years of service to the firm, Rubery brings a wealth of experience to his new position with the company. His appointment commenced January 1st, 2018. He will be based at the company’s Rancho Santa Margarita facilities.

In his new capacity as Eiki’s General Manager, Rubery will spearhead all sales and marketing initiatives for the North American markets. Additionally, he will oversee the activities of both the U.S. and Canadian offices, including operations, support services, IT management, and the myriad of other factors that impact the company’s day-to-day operation.

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DPA’s d:screet SC4098 Podium Mic Delivers Beyond Expectations at Church of Notre Dame

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

When the Church of Notre Dame in Western Pennsylvania started to experience audio challenges with its existing boundary podium microphone, it knew a change was in order. The church was looking for a more versatile mic that was capable of clearly amplifying every person who spoke at the lectern. The new solution needed to be able to be mounted to the church’s all-marble podium, while also being long enough to reach over the height of the podium shelf where the speaker would place their reading materials.

Durisko also wanted a microphone that would sound neutral and pick up everyone from the quiet, non-projecting speaker to the professional. While researching microphone options for this application, John Durisko, parishioner and president of Satin Sound Systems Inc., decided to try out DPA Microphones’ d:screet SC4098 Podium Microphone after using it on previous projects.

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Clear-Com Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In Audio, home_page, Industry News, Web Articles by tfwm

Five decades of intercom innovation, connecting people when communications matter

Clear-Com®, provider of real-time communications solutions and service, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. Throughout the year, the company welcomes its employees, partners, users, and the wider pro-audio community across the world to commemorate the Clear-Com brand and all its rich history of innovation. This anniversary marks an important milestone for the company as it looks back on its incredible heritage of communications breakthroughs and the people who contributed to its success.

“Over the past 50 years, Clear-Com has grown to become one of the most recognized and highly sought-after communications brands in the Pro-Audio industry,” said Mitzi Dominguez, CEO of Clear-Com. “While our brand has become synonymous with various intercom products which allow professionals to work together at critical times, ultimately Clear-Com’s journey is a story about people who were pivotal within this business — visionary leaders of the past and present, alumni and current staff, committed partners, loyal users and industry influencers. This year we will look back on milestone moments of innovation and ingenuity, as well as looking forward to future possibilities for better communication.”

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Review: Martin Audio Wavefront Precision

In Audio, home_page by tfwm

By Nick McKinnon

First Pentecostal Church offers a variety of music during worship, from Southern-style gospel, to contemporary worship, and everything in between. Unfortunately, the architectural style of our facility is not conducive to great acoustics – high, vaulted ceilings (65′ high), hard marble surfaces, stained-glass windows and a balcony present a challenge. The sanctuary seats close to 3,000 and we run a front line of nine singers, a worship leader and a full band. We needed a system that would sound clean and bright, but be directional and avoid bouncing off the harder surfaces, but also reach every part of the room, and we wanted to avoid adding acoustical treatments, so we needed to choose the best system for our facility.

I was drawn to Martin Audio because of the quality of their control. We were able to run a demo of their MLA system before making any purchasing decisions, and it became apparent very quickly that Martin Audio products would do everything we needed them to do. As we were waiting for the quote on the MLA from Clark, they told us Martin Audio’s Wavefront would also be available. We were able to go to Infocomm to see a comparison of the MLA and the Wavefront side-by-side, and made the decision to go for the Wavefront Precision system.

Read more in our November issue, online now.


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InfoComm Demo Prompts Switch from a Line Array to a Danley Sound Labs Point Source

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

Sid Gattis, owner of Gattis Pro Audio, was all set to install a top-notch, state-of-the-art line array system at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, North Carolina – as he had done in scores of other churches – when fate intervened. Gattis attended InfoComm and heard Danley Sound Lab’s new SM-80F point-source loudspeaker with built-in subwoofer support. Designed by pioneering acoustician Tom Danley and his team of engineers using several of their patented technologies, the SM-80F provides remarkably even coverage, well-defined pattern control, and articulate, high-fidelity audio. Gattis had always been sober-minded about the limitations of even the best line array systems, and he saw that the Danley SM-80Fs would save the church $12k, provide higher-quality sound, and – at half the size of the line array – limit the visual impact to First Baptist Church’s aesthetic.

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Yamaha To Host PM10 and CL Series Training Classes As Part of AES at NAMM

In Audio, home_page, Industry News by Chris Hardin

AES and NAMM have partnered together in an effort to bring pro audio education to the NAMM show. The Yamaha Professional Audio division will be an integral part of these inaugural sessions by hosting a series of classes on our CL Series and RIVAGE PM10 Series Digital Mixing Consoles. The courses will cover a wide range of topics, suitable for entry-level engineers as well as seasoned professionals, and will be taught by members of the technical marketing staff as well as two guest engineers/instructors.

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A.C. Lighting Inc. Celebrates 15th Anniversary!

In home_page, Industry News, Lighting, Video by Darryl Kirkland

A.C. Lighting Inc. is proud to be celebrating their fifteenth anniversary as the leading distributor of world-class lighting, rigging and video technologies in North America.

A.C. Lighting Inc. began operations in 2003 to support the growth of UK-based parent company’s business plan to meet the specific needs of dealers and end users in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

The company is the exclusive distributor in North America of world-class lighting and associated rigging and video technologies, including; Chroma-Q® LED lighting, Jands Vista lighting and media control, LumenRadio wireless lighting controls, ArKaos Pro media servers, and Prolyte staging and trussing.

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New District Manager Takes on Yamaha Professional Audio Sales Territory

In Audio, home_page, Industry News by Chris Hardin

Yamaha Professional Audio division announces the appointment of Aaron Kunz to the position of district manager for the Commercial Audio sales team. Kunz will be responsible for the Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas territory. He replaces veteran district manager, Jeff Wilson, who recently retired.

“Aaron has a strong background in many facets of the commercial audio business and will be a tremendous asset to our growing team,” states Alan Macpherson, general manager, Yamaha Professional Audio division.

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