Sonotechnique Represents Lawo Radio Products In Canada

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Sonotechnique, the respected broadcast equipment firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, has just been named the Canadian distributor for Lawo Radio products.

Sonotechnique President Patrice Delhaes says “Beginning an association with Lawo at this moment is particularly good timing. We have seen that many of radio’s early AoIP adopters are now looking to begin their second round of networked-studio builds. Many stations with traditional studios are also preparing to network. All of them want standards-based networking, rather than proprietary protocols that limit their choices. Lawo, with their continuing technical innovation and commitment to open standards such as RAVENNA and AES67, is a perfect fit.”

“Lawo is very pleased to be working with Sonotechnique,” says Jochen Richter, Lawo Head of Sales, Radio. “30 years of personalized service has given them enviable experience and insight into the Canadian radio market, and their skill in helping broadcasters define and achieve their operational goals is second to none. It is a pleasure to welcome them as our partner in Canada.”

With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Sonotechnique serves broadcasters with planning, integration and installation services. Sonotechnique will represent Lawo’s entire line of radio equipment and solutions, including the popular ruby and crystal mixing consoles, high-density Power Core AES67 audio gateway, touchscreen-based crystalCLEAR mixer, and RƎLAY line of Virtual Radio software for PCs.

Clients can visit Sonotechnique at www.sonotechnique.ca, or by calling +1 (514) 332-6868.

For more information about the entire portfolio of Lawo radio products, please visit www.lawo.com 

How-To Lead Your Volunteer Team as a Volunteer

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By John Chevalier
Serving in the local church can be a joyful experience, especially in technical ministries where we get to apply our tech skills to mix our musicians as they lead our people in worship. But at times the leadership piece can be challenging. Most churches are too small to hire a technical staff to oversee services and have to rely on volunteers to get the job done. In most cases the Technical Director is also a volunteer and leading a team of volunteers – as a volunteer – can be challenging.
Your audio engineers have full time jobs and, in most cases, families. However, the need still exists to not only have a team ready to run audio, media, and sometimes video production, but there is scheduling and training that needs to be constantly happening. I find that there is a constant tension of balancing commitment with the understanding that those serving in technical ministries are making a sacrifice by being there. Along with the worship leader and musicians, your tech team spends more time at the church than do most other people involved in ministry at your church. Because of this, there is a huge need to build a team around you so that you don’t burn out yourself or others. I want to encourage you by sharing some things that have worked for me as a volunteer leader of volunteers in a ministry that requires a serious commitment.
The main thing you can do for people is support them. Support is more than just encouragement, although that goes a long way. If you want to have a team for the long haul, you should support your team in three specific areas: Professionally, Personally, and Physically.

Chroma-Q® Inspire MD™ Wins WFX New Product Award

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Featuring built in power supply using existing dimmer systems
Chroma-Q® was honored to accept the 2019 WFX New Product Award for the Inspire MD™ LED house light during the WFX Conference and Tradeshow in Orlando, Florida.
“This house light is a unique addition to the Inspire family.” comments Paul Pelletier, Global Brand Manager for Chroma-Q. “Not only is the Inspire MD a powerful lighting fixture for your House of Worship or anywhere dimmable LED’s are needed, but it also saves energy, which ultimately saves you money.”
The energy-efficient Inspire MD™ house light is a powerful LED replacement for conventional tungsten fixtures connected directly to a traditional dimming system. This fixture provides a beautiful warm white, with high CRI, a fully homogenized lens, and a choice of three beam angles. Inspire’s energy-efficient LED design reduces maintenance and running costs, with up to 80% energy saving.

Bruno P. Souchaud To Head Up GLP’s New French Operation

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GLP has reinforced its growing profile in the French market by appointing the highly experienced Bruno P. Souchaud to head up its newly formed subsidiary, GLP France.
With nearly three decades’ experience at the very top of international show lighting, including three years with the French GLP distributor LA BS, he was the natural candidate for the position, as GLP board member Kasper Gissel emphasizes.
“We are fortunate to have the services of such a lighting industry veteran as Bruno,” he said. “The move will bring us closer to our customers and key LD’s. GLP has been specified by French LDs for many years, and previously we have done business directly with the major rental houses in France. So, the timing is perfect for GLP to put a more solid structure in place and to further increase our presence in the market.”
After obtaining degrees in Sound Technologies at Paris Louis Lumière Institute and Acoustics at Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers, Bruno P. Souchaud began his career as a sound engineer. But he turned to intelligent lighting when “Pro Audio started to get a bit boring. It was passing the peak end of the analog era, with the only moves forward being more channel strips and more buttons.”

Elation Fuze Profile™ 2019 WFX New Product Award winner

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A mere two days after winning a PLASA Award for Innovation in London for the Artiste Monet™, Elation Professional stepped to the podium at the WFX Conference & Expo in Orlando to receive a New Product Award in the Moving Light category for the company’s new Fuze Profile™.
Elation Sales & Marketing Director, Eric Loader, was delighted with the recognition for a series of new luminaires designed with both creativity and value in mind. He commented, “The Fuze Profile satisfies both the church tech and creative teams looking for performance and inspiration, as well as the church director who wants a quality product at a reasonable price point. The new Fuze line is really the ideal fusion of both and a great fit for the house of worship market. We are extremely pleased that the WFX judges agree.”
One of three new fixtures in Elation’s popular Fuze™ series, the Fuze Profile is a full-color-spectrum, automated LED moving head with framing designed for precision lighting applications in spaces like houses of worship where beam control and high color quality is important. It features a carefully tuned RGBMA LED array with high CRI and is loaded with design features like zoom, two gobo wheels, animation wheel, frost, prism and full blackout framing system. More on the award-winning Fuze Profile can be found at https://www.elationlighting.com/fuze-profile

BenQ Launches ‘Try and Buy’ Program for InstaShow Wireless Presentation System

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Organizations Can Now Experience BenQ’s Plug-and-Play InstaShow System Free for 30 Days, Save $300 on Purchase

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 19, 2019 — BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced a new 30-day Try and Buy free trial program for InstaShow WDC10 (HDMI) and WDC10C (USB-C) wireless presentation systems. InstaShow is the first system of its kind to deliver true plug-and-play wireless presentation capabilities, eliminating the setup hassles, collaboration obstacles and network security risks for attendees and IT managers. After completing the trial, organizations have the option of buying the system and saving $300 off the purchase price.
“Despite the importance of collaborative presentations in business meetings and classrooms, most organizations still waste an incredible amount of time trying to get meetings started and switching between users,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “Users will love how InstaShow makes meetings simple. This trial gives customers the opportunity to experience firsthand the easiest and fastest way to get connected and ready to present.”

Network Protocols HOW-TO by Phil Ward

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Network protocols are a key topic for discussion for House of Worship techs, with their significant cost-savings and added flexibility. One of the latest products to offer networked digital audio transport is also one of the simplest: Dante Via™, a software package developed by Audinate®, the company behind the ubiquitous Dante™ networking protocol.
Dante is a rapidly emerging digital audio-over-IP transport protocol; initial take-up has been enthusiastic in the live and installed sound sector, with broadcast and other markets too expressing growing interest. Its take-up by pro audio manufacturers has been astounding. With 300 partners now on board, placing over 750 Dante-enabled products on the current market, support for the protocol shows no sign of abating. It has been described as ‘next-generation CobraNet.’
Renowned consultant Roland Hemming. “One of the things I like about Dante is that you don’t have to have any specific hardware,” he says. “The economic models for the other protocols demand that the inventors and manufacturers sell the silicone to third parties, such as Peavey. Dante becomes part of its customers’ devices, delivered as a finished package and no further headaches. Audinate does this, but also has software drivers: Dante can be run directly on your PC or Mac, which opens it up to a wider market. It has lower propagation delay, too.”

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.