Audio-Technica System 10 PRO Wireless Systems Chosen for the New First Southern Baptist Church Building in Pratt, Kansas

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FirstSouthernAs the FCC spectrum auction approaches in April 2016, and this fast-growing church faces the loss of the 600-MHz frequency range, the Audio-Technica System 10 PRO system offers interference-free operation in the 2.4 GHz range with the features needed to keep the church’s message coming across loud and clear

The First Southern Baptist Church, a robust congregation of 800 people in Pratt, Kansas, recently had a new church building constructed by Builders for Christ (https://t.e2ma.net/click/tmpep/h9axrb/hxtnje), a non-profit that brings volunteers to construct church buildings for needy congregations. But what no amount of good will can accomplish is the replacement of the RF spectrum that’s being eroded as more of the UHF spectrum — the sweet spot for professional wireless audio systems — disappears as the FCC reallocates more of it for the growing cohort of mobile wireless devices. Brent Handy, Audio, Video, Lighting and Electronics Designer and Sales Consultant at Advanced Sound & Communication in Kansas City, MO, which provided much of the new church’s AV systems, says he initially tried to work with the church’s existing wireless microphone system, but found it was better suited to conference room applications and in any event wasn’t designed to be used in the quantities that the church staff needed them. “The previous contractor did not perform an on-site scan. The quantity of simultaneous systems was not recommended by the manufacturer, and the frequencies chosen weren’t recommended for Pratt, Kansas, by the FCC,” he adds, noting how the area’s agricultural enterprises utilize much of the UHF spectrum for field communications and wireless internet. “After doing research and scanning for a week, we could not find enough UHF frequencies to work reliably.”

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AUDIO VIDEO ELECTRONICS FLIES DANLEY SUBS AT REDEEMER BIBLE CHURCH

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Redeemer_Church_ExteriorAs the congregation at Redeemer Bible Church in Minnetonka, Minnesota grew steadily larger, its low-ceiling, A-frame sanctuary seemed to grow steadily smaller. Eventually, the inconvenience it created threatened the church’s ability to continue growing, prompting a fundraiser for a newer, bigger, and all-around better sanctuary. Rather than relocate, as many churches are forced to do, Redeemer was able to use its existing real estate for a new 500-seat sanctuary, attaching it to its existing building as a massive addition. Twin Cities-based Station 19 Architects and Audio Video Electronics (AVE) collaborated to design and build an inviting worship space with Danley Sound Labs point-source stereo loudspeakers paired with a flown Danley directional subwoofer array, vibrant video and LED lighting, and speech-enhancing acoustics – all on a budget.

“Redeemer’s old sanctuary (which is now the lobby!) was a very low A-frame design,” explained Stefan Svärd, owner and president of AVE. “The ceiling was so low that projection was difficult, and the acoustics and distributed sound system had less punch than they needed to fully convey the church’s contemporary worship style. By getting involved in the project from its very earliest stages with Station 19, we were able to design a new sanctuary that was not just better than their old system, but excellent in its own right. One of the keys to giving Redeemer great speech intelligibility with well-integrated low end was the careful placement and configuration of Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers.”

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TVU NETWORKS EXTENDS FLEXIBILITY OF LIVE BROADCASTS FOR BUDGET-CONSCIOUS REGIONAL CATHOLIC TV STATION

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TVUone-bpubag-02-tripod-1024x683For the past 35 years, the Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Catholic television station, CTSA (Catholic Television of San Antonio), has broadcast locally produced video content, created in the studio as well as from the field. As a very active regional diocese, the church wanted to carry more of its offsite celebrations and events live, but CTSA faced budget and staffing limitations. After a successful experience with renting a TVUPack cellular 4G/LTE portable backpack transmitter for an event last year, CTSA was convinced of the solution’s value and cost-effectiveness and purchased one from TVU Networks®.

“One of the missions of CTSA is to serve the community and reach people that might not be able to get out and see things in person. With our new TVU equipment, it gives us a greater reach. The solution increases our station’s presence with cost efficiency,” Patlan stated.

With TVUPack, CTSA has carried local graduations, masses, holiday celebrations and other events live, including the coverage of 10 high school graduations in a span of a few weeks, which would have been impossible before their TVUPack purchase.

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WorxAudio Helps Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church Bring Clarity to its Message

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Nokomis_United_43SmFounded in in 1868 by the Reverend Jesse Knight, one of the first settlers in this region of Florida, Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church has been providing spiritual guidance to the community for 147 years. Like many houses of worship, the church has evolved over time in order to address the interests and expectations of its congregation. Recently, church management determined that a new sound reinforcement system was necessary to better support its various programs—and this led to the deployment of an X3i Ultra Compact Line Array system drawn from the TrueLine catalog of WorxAudio® Technologies (www.worxaudio.com), a division of PreSonus® Audio Electronics (www.presonus.com).

Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions, LLC, of Cape Coral, Florida, an AV design/build firm that handles audio, video, lighting, and acoustics for the commercial and church markets, was contracted to design and implement the new sound system at Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church. Rob Robinson, general manager and co-owner of the firm, managed the project. He discussed the installation and his reasons for selecting WorxAudio’s TrueLine X3i Ultra Compact Line Array.

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Woodside Bible Church’s Newest Campus Opens

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20130120-111628-1From modest beginnings, Woodside Bible Church has grown to become a cornerstone of the metropolitan Detroit community, with twelve campuses serving Southeastern Michigan’s Contemporary Christian population.

Woodside’s Lake Orion campus was originally founded in 2009 as a portable church, operating out of an area middle school. Recently, the church acquired a new building for the Lake Orion campus to call home, outfitting the space with a Renkus-Heinz VARIAi variable array loudspeaker system. As Bob Sullivan, Principal of Advanced Lighting and Sound in Troy, MI, explains, the 85,000 square foot former retail store was an unusual and challenging space.

“Because it was a former retail space, there were a number of structural changes that needed to be made,” Sullivan begins. “There were issues with bringing power and other infrastructure up to code, as well as a need to accommodate an existing set of escalators between floors.”

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SSL L300 Raise the Bar at Northside Christian Church

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SSL L300 Northside Christian Church Ted RobertsAs part of an ongoing project to upgrade its technical infrastructure, Northside Christian Church has recently purchased an SSL L300 live console.

Founded in a small basement in 1970, Northside has gone from strength to strength, now serving over 5000 people each weekend. Ted W. Roberts, Administrator at the church, provides oversight of technical infrastructure, drawing on his own extensive, high-end live sound and touring experience. Most recently, Roberts helped specify the new console: “It’s very different when you work with only one or two key department heads and then everybody else is a volunteer,” says Roberts. “They have to be set up for success. If you don’t provide the right tools for the job, the volunteers can’t enjoy it because they sense imminent failure all the time.”From the start of the decision making process it was important that the church, and the volunteers, were on-board with the plan. “For a church, it’s a big step. When you look at a high-end console you have to look at it as an investment – it impacts everything that we do in our primary mission, every week. It has to be reliable, it has to be modular enough to grow into the future with us, and it has to produce the end results that we’re looking for.”

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