Productive Sound Checks – Who Gets What from the Process?
By Ken DeLoria · July 2, 2012 • Defining what needs to be accomplished in a sound check is the best course of action to spend the time effectively. Knowing who is in charge is essential to a productive and accurate sound check.

MIDAS Starts Shipping 8-Channel XL48 Preamplifier
By TD Staff · June 22, 2012 • The new product packs eight MIDAS XL4 mic preamplifiers into a 1U box.

TechDecisions Guide to 20 Column Loudspeakers for Your Church
By TD Staff · June 20, 2012 • The column or vertical steered array type loudspeaker is one of the best choices for many large church venue applications.

TechDecisions Guide to Line Array Speakers for Your Church
By TD Staff · June 20, 2012 • Download this guide to help make your purchasing choice for line array speakers easier. Once you have decided your house of worship can benefit from a significant purchase of a line array speaker system, there are still many considerations. There are hundreds of speaker manufacturers, but only a select few that produce line array speaker systems. Here are a few that have been recommended as worthy mentions.

Peavey Presents New Expanded Options for their MediaMatrix Digital Audio System
By Curtis Emery · June 20, 2012 • Peavey's newest suite of video control components allows users to integrate video into MediaMatrix projects.

Resurrection Life Finds That Its House Has Many Rooms
By Dan Daley · June 19, 2012 • Resurrection Life Church has a diverse community that expects services tailored to them. To meet the needs of the different demographics (youth, Spanish, etc.), light, sound and video are tailored for specific services.

iPad Control Drives AudioBox Update
By TechDecisions · June 12, 2012 • The new PreSonus 1.2 AudioBox update is designed to offer enhanced performance and versatility for its various interfaces, including iPad control.

TechDecisions Guide to 17 Podium/Lectern Microphones for Worship Facilities
By Fred Ampel · May 21, 2012 • There are a number of major and minor factors that must be considered and evaluated before installing any hardware so you can make sure what gets installed will be the right equipment and, more importantly, will actually work.

Control & Automation: What Has Changed in the Past Five Years?
By Joy Zaccaria · May 4, 2012 • Control and automation is now a way to integrate, manage, and interact with disparate building control, A/V, and personal devices.

Microphones 101, Part 1
By Perry Goldstein · April 27, 2012 • Learn the ins and outs of microphones before you buy.

Rockpoint Church Services Go Contemporary with AV and Lighting Control
By TD Staff · April 24, 2012 • Rockpoint Church provides worship services to about 700 congregants each Sunday. To meet the challenge of outfitting the 60,500-square-foot campus, the integration team designed a Crestron control system to manage video, sound and lighting systems throughout the space.

2 Acoustical Spectrum Analyzer Apps Used by the Pros
By TD Staff · April 19, 2012 • Alan Ogle, President and Gold Level Crestron programmer of LiquidLogix, Westminster, CO, weighed-in: I've used Pocket RTA and Real Time Analyzer on several occasions. Gets the job done, says Ogle. I use them to get a basic calibration of a room. Not every job though, but if it is a job that I am doing the DSP programming I will use it. It does a pretty decent job. Not the greatest mic on the iPhone but it works. Some of the apps have mic accessories that you can get which is more of a professional mic setup. Haven't used one of those yet. Using a mic accessory I can see this being a very useful tool, and inexpensive compared to some of the current RTA's. Right now I can't see using it to calibrate a home theater (I would use the calibration mic that some receivers come with now), but definitely for your standard conference room or training room. Thats it.

Understanding the Costs of a Pro Sound System for Houses of Worship
By Tom Walter · April 11, 2012 • Good audio tends to come at a price. Understanding the basic expenses related to these sound systems will help you make a good tech decision.

5 Strategies for Church Sound
By Chris Huff · March 15, 2012 • AV systems in houses of worship are all about pleasing the congregation. Here are some tips for putting the audience first.

Shure ULX-D Wireless Microphone System
By TechDecisions · March 1, 2012 • Shure's new ULX-D incorporates 24-bit/48kHz digital technologies and a 120dB of dynamic range to deliver a crystal-clear wireless audio performance.

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