d&b audiotechnik continues with staff expansion in the Americas.

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ASHEVILLE, NC 9.06.19—Michael Kurcab has joined d&b audiotechnik Corporation as part of the Business Development team, working as a Business Development Manager and reporting to Casey Johnson, Senior Manager of Business Development. Michael has vast experience in the pro audio industry and comes to d&b after owning and operating Equilibrium Audio since 1999. He has worked as a sound engineer, regional director in design consulting, global marketing manager, and has successfully led global teams as a business development manager. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in Audio Engineering and Acoustics from Columbia College Chicago. He is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Matt Collins has joined the d&b sales team as Regional Manager for the US Northwest, effective August 16, 2019. He will now report directly to Eric Mayer, VP of Sales North America.Based in Seattle, Washington, Matt initially joined d&b in 2017 and is well known for his dedication and hard work in Education and Application Support for the Northwest. He has worked closely with the sales team over the past two years.

DPA to Showcase Latest Microphone Solutions at WFX 2019

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ORLANDO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019DPA Microphones is featuring its latest microphone offerings at WFX 2019 (Booth 735), which includes the newly released 2028 Vocal and 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphones. The newest DPA additions have been expertly designed with the same sonic character as the company’s other mics to meet the high standards that users have come to expect from the brand’s solutions.
“We put a great deal of time into designing both of these microphones, which offer high-quality audio at an affordable price-point to meet the needs of churches of all sizes; and we’re excited to showcase them at WFX 2019,” says Alan Johnson, U.S. HOW sales manager, DPA Microphones. “Our 4097 is a sleek and elegant choir microphone that is smaller than other mics of its kind. It features our revolutionary CORE by DPA amplifier technology, which means a clear sound is achieved every time as it lowers the distortion and expands the dynamic range. The 2028 has been cohesively designed to provide the same amazing sound as our flagship d:facto™ 4018 VL handheld mic and, similarly, has been optimized to fit the unique challenges of live performance. We look forward to sharing these solutions at WFX this year.”

HOW-TO Establish An Effective and Compliant Emergency Communication System

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When a congregation — large or small — comes together and creates a new space for worship and programming, it must incorporate into its design the emergency communications systems (ECS) that instruct people what to do and where to go in the event of an emergency. In most houses of worship, ECS are designed to deliver concise and timely instructions for fire, severe weather, and other emergency scenarios occurring during regular services, during weekday hours if the building hosts a school, and during special events, memorials, and celebrations.

The modern ECS supports a multilayered platform for communications, incorporating visual, voice, and personal notification via email or text message. Across the United States, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Part 72 guidelines define how these emergency messages are conveyed. In short, the NFPA provides a code that local municipalities use as a foundation for their own life safety requirements, which in turn govern ECS in facilities including houses of worship.

While visual communications — static or digital signage, often along with strobe lighting — play a role in any facility’s safety measures, and personal notification can be valuable in corporate and educational environments, voice communications typically are the primary tool used by houses of worship to bring a measure of order to potentially chaotic and stressful situations. This format allows for dynamic real-time provision of specific instructions as dictated by changing circumstances.

SSL Consoles Deliver The Right Mix At Parkway Pentecostal Church

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Mississippi, USA – Parkway Pentecostal Church in Madison County, Mississippi, regularly holds dynamic worship and live broadcast services for its hundreds of regular worshippers. In their quest to provide a more dynamic audio experience for their congregation, the church recently invested in an SSL L200 console and an SSL SiX mixer in time for its annual Apostolic Conference, enabling their volunteer-based technical team to put on flawless live services.
Founded in 1991, Parkway Pentecostal Church has been steadily growing its numbers ever since. “We have a 46,000 square-foot auditorium, and we have not only our local church in Madison, but a fairly large broadcast audience that joins us weekly,” said Parkway’s music director, Serena Lentz. “One of the main things that we wanted to improve was our broadcast quality; we were very dissatisfied with what we were sending out over the airways.”
After Porche Advanced Systems showed Lentz the benefits of the SSL L200 and how it could be utilized along with the SiX compact console, Parkway Pentecostal Church decided to switch to the new consoles right away.

Altman Lighting provides a new worship experience of light at Calvary Orlando

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Orlando-based lighting distributor Techni-Lux oversees a complete lighting and dimming renovation using a house system featuring Chalice LED downlights for the updated sanctuary
Yonkers, New York (9/4/2019) – With a rich history of providing a genuine worship experience to families across the greater Orlando area, Calvary Orlando has recently set off on a new direction. Operating in a facility that was becoming increasingly challenged by an outdated production design, the church made the decision to renovate their entire worship environment. Wanting to better illuminate the sanctuary as part of the complete lighting and dimming upgrade, they turned to the specialists at Techni-Lux who designed and specified a new house system filled with Chalice LED downlights from Altman Lighting.
“Calvary Orlando is the second largest church in the Orlando area, and it is also used as a special event and live concert facility,” began Tony Hansen, Techni-Lux Head Lighting Designer and Project Specialist. “We have worked with them for a number of years, and this is a project that has really been in need for some time. The lighting system dated back to its original construction and it was very antiquated. Additionally, they were having consistent issues with the dimming system and it was becoming difficult to maintain.”

Holy Ghost Festival of Life Deploys URSA Broadcast during Live Production

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Fremont, CA – September 2, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicamera live production workflow, featuring the URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro G2, was employed during the Holy Ghost Festival of Life (FOL) and used to acquire content for big screen projection and live streaming.
Held at London’s ExCel, the 30,000 seater FOL event is one of Europe’s largest gatherings of Christians, which saw people come together for a night of fellowship, praise and prayers.
Hungry Earth Productions utilized its four Blackmagic URSA Broadcast for acquisition, but needed another two cameras to meet the event’s specifications. “The URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 was available as a rental option and I was intrigued by the fact it was a hybrid camera with all the familiar onboard broadcast controls,” begins Jerry Curd, director and producer at Hungry Earth.

PreSonus Celebrates Studio One’s 10th Anniversary with Version 4.5.3 Update

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PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional v.4.5. Click for larger image.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—September 2019… PreSonus® is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Studio One® recording and production software. Ten years on, Studio One retains the ease of use and superb sound quality that quickly made it one of the world’s most popular DAWs, while introducing such innovations as an extensive drag-and-drop workflow, an integrated mastering suite, direct links to SoundCloud, and first-of-its kind integration with Celemony Melodyne via ARA technology. Over the years, Studio One’s unique features and integration with third-party hardware and software have made it the centerpiece of a state-of-the-art creative production environment.

To kick off the celebration, PreSonus is releasing Studio One version 4.5.3. This update fulfills Studio One users’ number one request by adding support for Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol series keyboards. Studio One 4.5.3 adds several other improvements and enhancements, such as a Remove Plug-in Settings function for the Plug-in Manager, new commands for Vertical Zoom In/Out Fine, and the ability to apply the Select Notes command to muted notes. Support has also been added for the Apple Notarization service in macOS 10.14 Mojave and 10.15 Catalina.

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First Assembly Church strikes a chord with d&b Soundscape

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Asheville, NC 9.3.19—At a time when the background noise in audio is all about three dimensional sound and immersive experiences, arguably an extravagance suited to famous concert halls and exotic experimental music, it is contrary to the flow that we should encounter a d&b audiotechnik Soundscape system being applied at a church in Calgary, Alberta.

HOW-TO: Projector Placement and Why Vertical Projection Angles Matter by Dave Rogers

In home_page, Projection, Projection Product News, Video/Broadcast by Victoria Cressatti

There are various factors most know about when setting up a projection system but the proverbial “devil in the details” often goes overlooked. I’m talking about a projector’s vertical alignment. It is a relatively simple function but it has small elements to it that every installer should be aware of and that goes double for houses of worship.  It may be a small matter, but the difference between doing it right and wrong will come with either great rewards or a potentially costly disappointment.   This is especially important for Houses of Worship because there are so many different ways a projection system can be installed and there are often more variables at play than an enclosed conference room or home theater.  As a person of faith, I want to contribute to your congregation’s success. This is one of those AV veteran moments where a small bit of advice can spare you from buying expensive AV gear you don’t need, while getting the best performance out of the equipment you have (or can realistically afford).  This is also a topic that will help enhance you the ability to make wise decisions when buying AV gear whenever an upgrade or new building project is in order.   With all that said, saddle up; for the next few minutes we’ve got  work to do…