New Design At River of Life Church

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chauvetLocated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, the community of Elk River, Minnesota has been called the “City of Energy,” a reference to its long history of harnessing the power of its two mighty waterways.  This tradition makes Elk River a fitting home for River of Life Church, a house of worship that radiates positive energy as evidenced by its many outreach programs and  dynamic worship services.

The environment inside the roughly 6,000-square-foot house of worship matches the vibrant character of its services, thanks in no small measure to a high impact lighting design created by Excel AV Group (Maple Grove, MN) that uses the Rogue R2 Spot moving head and COLORdash Par-Quad 18 LED par-style fixture from CHAUVET Professional to engage worshippers.   This was the second phase of a long range project; an earlier phase also utilized CHAUVET Professional variable white LED fixtures for dimmable congregation illumination.

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In Install News, Web Articlesby tfwm

Trinity1_SmWith a history dating back to 1949—when worship services were held on the porch of the original Naples Beach Hotel— Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church is a small, beautifully maintained and picturesque house of worship originally designed by Palm Beach architect Howard Major. The church recently completed a significant renovation that includes a substantial upgrade of the sound reinforcement system in the sanctuary. And at the heart of that new system is Aspen Series signal processing drawn from the catalog of Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics.

Chicago, IL-based Kirkegaard Associates (“KA”), which provides consulting services in architectural acoustics, noise control, and audio-video systems, was contracted to evaluate and, ultimately provide recommendations for AV and acoustic improvement at the church. Jonathan Darling, Senior Consultant at KA, served as both the AV system designer and project manager. John Fenstermaker, Director of Music at Trinity-by-the-Cove, worked closely with Darling on the upgraded sound system, and Chris Burney of Naples, FL-based Scientific Sound handled the installation. Darling discussed the various considerations that ultimately resulted in the selection of the Lectrosonics Aspen SPN1612 audio processor.

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SEstrada_SmJust a short drive from the Mexican border and southeast of the city of McAllen, Valley International Christian Center (VICC) recently opened a new, almost 70,000 square foot sanctuary. This state-of-the-art church is the largest house of worship in the Rio Grande Valley and, in 2013, was recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine. Music plays a vital role in VICC’s worship services and, to ensure a high level of speech intelligibility and excellent music reproduction characteristics, church officials recently gave the green light to the deployment of a new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.

Simon Estrada Jr. serves as VICC’s campus sound engineer and the church’s Praise and Worship leader. He also operates a sound services company under the name Supernatural Designz of Brownsville, TX. Being intimately involved in both sound reinforcement and the musical requirements of the church, Estrada was well suited to guide church management through the sound system selection process in addition to overseeing its deployment. Ultimately, Estrada installed a system consisting of D.A.S. Aero 12A line array enclosures and LX-218CA subwoofers from the company’s Aero Series 2 product line, along with Road 12A floor monitors and Artec 508A point source loudspeakers. He discussed the nature of the project.

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CHAUVET Training at WFX – Don't Miss It!

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lgo-chauvet-smToday is the LAST DAY you can catch CHAUVET’s Hands-On-Training (HOT) at WFX, Dallas, TX.

Check out the details below, and we will see you there.

10:15am – 11:30 am, Room D227

LED Stage Lighting for Churches

taught by Greg Persinger

An accomplished writer as well as designer, Greg Persinger has published articles on lighting in virtually every major church publication. In this seminar, he details how any church can add impact to its services and make them more engaging (while reducing costs) through the strategic use of LED stage lighting.


2:30pm to 3:30pm, Room D227

Multi-Functional Lights for Multi-Use Church Spaces

taught by Jim Hutchison and Ford Sellers

CHAUVET Professional’s FORD SELLERS (Senior Product Manager) and Jim Hutchison (Customer Engagement and Education Manager) talk about Multi-Use Spaces for Houses of Worship and how to get more use out of each lighting fixture!


NUAGE Demo Hosted By CTS Audio

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NUAGE 2 lowA Yamaha NUAGE Demo will be held by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems and hosted by CTS Audio on Monday, October 13 between 7:00 – 9:00 pm at 7108 Crossroads Blvd, Suite 308, Brentwood, TN. The event is free of charge.

A joint collaboration between Yamaha and Steinberg, the NUAGE Advanced Production System is the brainchild of workflow efficient hardware and Nuendo 6 software operating together in perfect harmony. Offering unprecedented productivity and flexibility as well as premium audio quality in an innovative design, NUAGE is making waves across the world.

David Lees and Chris Hinson from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will be on hand to demonstrate the new Yamaha NUAGE production system
and discuss the latest news, tips and tricks of Nuendo recording software.

For more information and to register, email

Bexel Streaming Workshop

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Bexel invites you to congregate for a unique educational experience

  • Learn more about spreading your message online to connect with more people
  • Learn wireless audio management and microphone placement
  • See the latest camera and projection technology
  • See the Bexel solution for remote livestreaming capability with our Micro Flypack

Network with your peers and meet with some of the leading manufacturers in the industry, including:

Livestream, Panasonic, Shure, Teradek, QSC, Mogan Microphones, DiGiCo, Manfrotto

Tuesday, September 23rd
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

2701 N. Ontario Street,
Burbank, CA  91504

Workshops to be held at 3:155:00 and 7:00 pm.  Call for details.

Pease RSVP at 818-565-4339 or sales

Click here for directions.

Light refreshments will be served.

Northwest Bible Church Chooses EAW Solutions

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Northwest_Bible_Church-2The unique combination of output, pattern control, clarity and sound quality of the QX Series has done wonders for the revamped sound system at Northwest Bible Church (Dallas, TX), where consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) designed another LCR system using QX. All three of Northwest Bible’s QX arrays individually provide over 90 percent coverage to the main floor seating using QX564i for a true Left, Center, Right system.

To complement the QX units, Jim Burdette, WJHW’s senior consultant, used EAW KF394 and KF364 compact, three-way systems for short-throw audio. “Those have a very similar mid-high profile to the QX500’s, so that worked very well,” Burdette said. They rounded out the system with UB52i cabinets for the side and front fills.

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12Stone Church Installs FUJINON HD Lenses

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12Stone Church now bases video production at its four Atlanta campuses on FUJINON lenses

Blue Hat DesignAs one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. The lens package includes: two FUJINON XA22X7 Studio Series box lenses on pedestal-mounted cameras, and two FUJINON ZA12X4.5 ENG lenses for handheld applications.

At these four locations, 12Stone—a Wesleyan evangelical Christian Church—offers 20 worship services weekly to over 30,000 attendees. The new 1,000-seat Sugarloaf worship center joins three other regional locations, including the Central campus (in Lawrenceville, GA) with its 2,600 seat-worship center, the Hamilton Mill campus with an 800-seat worship center and Flowery Branch with 500 seats. 12Stone also webcasts select services at its website.

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Who Won the GoPro Hero 3+ from our Survey?

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GoProWinnerThe results from our reader survey are in, and we have a winner!

Donald Johnson, from the First Baptist Church in Beckley, WV, is the lucky recipient of a GoPro Hero 3+ with a telescopic handheld monopod tripod.  Johnson, who works in Audio, Video and Worship Presentation at First Baptist, was excited to learn he had won, saying,   “Thanks to you and TFWM for this survey and prize. I can’t wait to use this with our worship team and others on the weekend!”

Over the next several months, there will be more surveys and more opportunities to win great prizes for your church.  Make sure to visit our site regularly and follow us on twitter so you don’t miss out!

Congratulations Don!  We know First Baptist will put the GoPro to great use.

How to Use Satellite to Link Remote Locations

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Why multisite campuses need a LIVE video via satellite solution

by Karen Johnson

LCBCsatYour ministry has responded to the call to have a greater impact on the local community by becoming a church with multiple locations. However, effectively connecting these campuses through teaching and worship is a big challenge.

Ministry leaders must evaluate many options to determine how best to deliver their teaching pastor’s message to the other sites. Choices include DVD’s or hard-discs transported by car, land-based data connections, or satellite.

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