Dallas’ First Baptist Church Gets A Double Portion Of DiGiCo

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DiGiCo_First_Baptist_1The DiGiCo SD7 console installed at Dallas’ First Baptist Church in April 2013 now has a counterpart in monitor world; a second SD7 recently went into its new 3,000-seat worship center giving the prominent Southern Baptist house of worship a consistent audio workflow across all of its live sound hubs. Both SD7 consoles were specified by Idibri, the Dallas-based AV design and consultancy for the church, with integration done through the Dallas office of Clair Solutions.

The two consoles are linked through no less than five DiGiCo SD-Racks—three placed just off stage in a remote location, one underneath the monitor console, and one down in the broadcast mixing studio near video control—as well as a 16-channel Nano-Rack located in the orchestra pit and used to provide extra inputs if needed.

First Baptist Church’s initial SD7 console went in as part of an extensive $130 million renovation of its main downtown location, which was completed two years ago. The church, established in 1868 and now led by Pastor Robert Jeffress, also owns and operates its First Baptist Academy and the KCBI radio station. Jeffress is broadcast on various radio stations across the country and televised worldwide through Pathway to Victory, the church’s broadcast ministry. The Sunday sermons are recorded for this purpose.

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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console Chosen for Rose Heights Church in Tyler, Texas

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RoseHeights_Photo1When Shane Weber of Web Feat Productions, a media consulting firm that specializes in serving churches and not-for-profit organizations, was brought in to spec solutions for a new FOH console at Rose Heights Church in Tyler, Texas, he focused on his normal priorities: “When I come in, I really want to make a functional system for people to walk up to. It’s going to do everything they want it to and more, and it’s going to be as simple as I can make it.” Once a church makes an A/V upgrade a priority, a consulting or installation firm sometimes specs solutions that are too engineering-based and difficult for Sunday volunteers to wrap their minds around, he notes, again emphasizing the elegant simplicity that complements the functionality of a well thought-out infrastructure. With these things in mind, to Weber the solution was obvious: the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console.

“They were updating their audio components while adding video production capabilities, five cameras, video projection, environmental projection, new screens, upgraded lighting, LED components and a new lighting console,” notes Weber. “Another focus was on production for live streaming on Sundays. I needed a front-of-house console that would play well with these components and the existing infrastructure, and the M-5000 was a natural fit. I did the installation for all the video equipment and designed and installed the audio systems.”

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7 Reasons to Invest in Digital Signage for Houses of Worship

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2507535580_3e7425f8e6_bDigital signage is a modern tool which can greatly help a community also in traditional realms.

It’s often used for profit, but in churches, synagogues or mosques, the main goal is to connect with the community and share information.

Digital signage can help raise funds, reduce costs, organize events and make the communication between the establishment and the community easier and faster. So without further ado here are 7 biggest reasons to get digital signage in your establishment.

1. Digital signage is useful for all faiths

Mosques, churches, temples and synagogues all benefit from digital signage. The utilisation may be slightly different, but each house of worship can find a great use for it.

Digital signage is a great investment, though it can be a budget leap, especially for an establishment which is non-profit. This is one of the questions which need to be answered before investing in digital signage as a place of worship. Fundraisers or sponsorships are definitely a good idea if it’s not affordable straight away.

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Beale Street Audio Unveils Its Slimmest In-Wall Speakers Ever

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Beale_TU401_HighRes-300x295Beale Street Audio is raising the bar of architectural audio expectations once again with the unveiling of its super-slim, two-way in-ceiling/in-wall, full range “Pancake” speakers that measures only two and three quarter inches deep. Ideal for the European market and in cities or other places where ceiling or wall depth can present installation challenges, the Pancake is easy to install and benefits from Beale Street Audio’s performance enhancing Sonic Vortex® Technology.

Currently, two models in this series will be available with more planned for the future. The P4-BB, is an in-ceiling/in-wall ultra-thin speaker that features a four inch two-way Carbon Fiber woofer and three-quarter inch Titanium tweeter. The IPLCR4-BB is a LCR speaker that features two four inch Carbon Fiber woofers and a three-quarter inch Titanium tweeter.

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Woodstock City Church Uses Waves SoundGrid® Technology, Waves Tracks Live, and Waves Plugins

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BrandonThompsonBrandon Thompson, Production Director at Woodstock, Georgia-based Woodstock City Church (formerly Watermarke Church), a campus of North Point Ministries, has chosen to use Waves SoundGrid® Technology, Waves Tracks Live, and Waves Plugins.

Thompson notes, “We are currently running the Waves MultiRack on our DiGiCo SD9 with the Waves Live bundle, Waves Studio Classics Collection, Waves Jack Joseph Puig Signature Series, Analog Legends, Waves CLA Classic Compressors, Waves C6 Multiband Compressor , Waves EMI TG12345 Channel Strip, Waves dbx160® Compressor/Limiter, and Waves H-Reverb — all running on a SoundGrid Server One . Additionally, we are running Waves Tracks Live as our preferred recording and playback solution. The DiGiGrid MGB  has been super-useful to use with virtual soundcheck duties for our DiGiCo SD9. Utilizing the MGB for 64 channels of MADI audio, we copy all incoming stage rack audio to the MGB.

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Placentia Presbyterian Church Projects the Right Image with Eiki

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Situated in northern Orange County, Placentia Presbyterian Church has a rich history that dates back over 100 years. Services at the church offer a combination of the traditional and contemporary and feature a broad range of musical styles depending on the occasion and time of year. In its ongoing effort to further engage all members of the congregation and, in the process, make services even more relevant, church management recently elected to incorporate video projection technology. This led to the deployment of two LC-WXL200AL LCD projectors from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based Eiki International, Inc.

Christian Sound Services of Long Beach, CA, a design / build firm that specializes in the installation of audio, video, and lighting systems for the worship market, was contracted by Placentia Presbyterian Church to handle the project. Rod Stoddard, the firm’s owner and principal consultant who was also responsible for system design and oversight of the installation, discussed the job and his reasons for selecting the Eiki projectors.

“The plan was for the new video system to be used mostly for lyrics to the hymns and other music used during services,” Stoddard explained. “Occasionally, however, images or a video clip will also be shown by Dr. Tobin Wilson, the church Pastor. While everyone agreed that incorporating video projectors into services was the right move, some parishioners wanted a minimal impact on the aesthetics of the sanctuary. For this reason, we brought in our artist who painted the screen casings to match the stone wall. This way, when the screens are retracted, they are far less noticeable—enabling the entire video system to maintain a low profile.”

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Video Projection Consulting – 5 Trends That Add Sizzle

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by Brad Gallagher

Displays have some huge advantages over projection. Namely, they can get really bright. This can be essential in grabbing people’s attention and providing sufficient contrast when you can’t control the amount of ambient light in a space. On the other hand, if you can control the lighting, projection allows some creative options that just allow for much greater creativity.

What do I mean by more creativity? Well, displays have been getting much more flexible in terms of designing creative displays. Very cost effective hardware is available on the market to mix and match different display sizes, install them at varying spacings and rotations, then spread a single image across all of those displays. We can even get displays that are not in the traditional rectangular shape.

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Hoxton Church Reaches Out to Technology Sector

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A church on the corner of London’s tech hub is starting to build links with the industry. St John’s, Hoxton, is close to Old Street roundabout, often nicknamed Silicon Roundabout because of the proliferation of start-ups and technology firms in the area.

The Vicar, the Revd Graham Hunter, said that he had begun to try to bring Christian technologists together two years ago. “Being in Hoxton, and having Silicon Roundabout and Shoreditch right on the doorstep, I had this sense we needed to engage with that sector,” Mr Hunter said on Wednesday.

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Kwanglim Church premieres d&b audiotechnik’s 10D and 30D amplifiers

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Kwanglim Church KR 2015 (17)“The cost always has to be one of the decisive factors when one is contemplating a sound system installation,” opens Jung Hawon, one of the elders in the Apgujung Kwanglim Church in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea and Chairman of the Broadcasting Department. “The opportunity to use the brand new specialized installation amplifiers, the 10D and the 30D, from d&b audiotechnik meant that the savings, when compared to other quotations, were more than persuasive.”

That said Hawon was very thorough when determining which system demonstration met with his congregation’s approval. A group from the eighty thousand strong global worshippers were provided with a form of grading sheets so they could rate the three systems vying for the contract. The d&b V-Series system, augmented by some E8 loudspeakers and driven by the newly developed 30D and 10D amplifiers won the day.

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Tech No Babel

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Troubleshooting Techniques: Troubleshooting a Computer

What troubleshooting techniques should you use when troubleshooting computers? Some of them are similar to troubleshooting other hardware, but the software layer in a computer adds complexity.

First, always reboot. Software left running can get glitchy.

Next consider what software may have been added to the mix. New software sometimes breaks things.

The hardware can be to blame, too, though. Power supplies can weaken over time and spinning hard drives do eventually fail.

Watch the video for more tips.