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TC Furlong Hosts 7th Digital Console Expo

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

TC Furlong will hold its 7th Annual Digital Console Expo on Tuesday, December 5 between 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Moody Church in rooms #107/108, 1635 N LaSalle Street, Chicago. Manufacturers include: Allen & Heath, Ashly, Avid, Behringer/Midas, DiGiCo, Presonus, Roland, SSL, Waves, and Yamaha.

Several manufacturers of complementary digital products have been added this year including LINK, Luminex, Whirlwind, Rapco, and Audinate.

Attendance to the Digital Console Expo is free of charge, but advanced registration is required. To pre-register, visit

Snacks and beverages will be provided and a raffle held for prizes and giveaways.

The Moody Church is easily accessible by public transportation with several pay lots. Limited street parking is available in the area.

AQAVUpcoming Course Schedule: 3-Day Classes

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untitledAQAV is an organization dedicated to improving the operational art of designing and installing audio visual technology. Engineered audio visual systems continue to become more complex and difficult to integrate. By focusing on the quality management of these systems, and of those who design and install them, we can benefit the AV industry and all its stakeholders: including clients and users of AV technology, AV designers and installers, equipment manufacturers, related construction and architectural firms, and the environment. The AQAV Certification program is designed to deliver zero defect AV systems the first time; every time.

Certified Quality Designer Course Outline:
•Quality Principles and definitions
•Fundamentals of auditing AV; working within a QMS (Quality Management System)
•Contract Review
•Client performance checklist; AV metrics
•AV Calculations
•Design Review/Engineering Review
•The Design Review Report
•Examination and Registration

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Media Arts in Church- True Innovation

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My answer came before uncapping the dry erase pen. Give me a G5 Mac with all the hot tools, and an accomplished Aftereffects artist, and a crewed light and grip truck and HD camera – no, wait, make that the entire Pixar Story department. I want the resources!

Business has pulled the innovative wagon since the industrial revolution. Big profits mean big investment, and that means bigger profits that mean bigger budgets for innovation, which means big profits. It’s a good thing.

There used to be a string at the front door. Pulling it rang a bell and the butler came. Over time, with electricity, a multi-hundred dollar industry has evolved: electric doorbells. The only thing missing today is the butler, but that too, is likely an improvement.

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St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

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Century-old Catholic parish’s new sanctuary integrates tech sophistication with inspiring traditional design

Going “traditional” in form doesn’t mean forfeiting cutting-edge functionality, and what went inside the new “old-world style” at St. Michael’s the Archangel Catholic Church proves it.

The worship facility, located in McKinney, Texas, is designed for the century-old parish, but it conceals several sophisticated technological components inside. Yet, the exterior appearance, a tall, stone-clad parish, is built in the European cathedral cruciform pattern of a cross while retaining its place as a sacred byway on the one-time unsettled north Texas prairie.

But look again. Even the native stone and exposed wood slat walls and ceiling are “miracles” of quality manufacturing, not of good quarry or mill work. By installing materials that look authentic, perform better and cost less than the real thing, the designer and builder, Dallas-based Beck Group, optimized features and value for more effective ministry to the people who come through St. Michael’s doors.
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