Technology

Facebook Live: Are You Ready for This?
By Tim Dougherty · December 14, 2017 • Without question, Facebook has become the dominant, most recognized livestreaming portal on the internet, with nearly 80 percent of all broadcasters already using the platform.

Are You Ready to Livestream Your Worship Services?
By Ryan Brenneman · December 14, 2017 • No matter what choice you are looking at, start with laying out your end goal. With so many options coming out, livestreaming is quickly becoming a consideration.

Portable Streaming Devices: Between Three Types, Which Best Fits Your Needs?
By Clete Terrell · December 13, 2017 • If considering a software encoder, the options available are typically good for entry level streaming, since they are comparatively cheap and can run on existing computers.

Final Link in Livestreaming, How, Where Do I Send It?
By Ryan Brenneman · December 12, 2017 • If you are OK with the livestreaming approach of going direct, while needing to fall within budget constraints, more likely than not you will be able to stream without many issues.

Sound System Design: Determine Right Type of Speaker for Space
By Mike Anderson · December 11, 2017 • The normal logic is that what they are looking to replace is old, and it needs to be upgraded, to where the new system will sound great and make everything better.

Sound Reinforcement Systems: ‘The Best Sound Comes From One Source’
By Brian Poole · December 11, 2017 • Are we looking for a loud system that has measurably similar low-end coverage in every seat? Or are we looking for the utmost intelligibility and the tightest low-end?

Ashly Amps Offer Complete System Refresh At CrossRoad Baptist
By TD Staff · December 8, 2017 • The church's new Dante-connected digital system relies on a bank of high-value, high-reliability Ashly Audio nX-Series multi-channel amplifiers with optional Dante I/O.

Volunteers and Audio: Working With Digital Consoles, Virtual Soundcheck
By Debbie Keough · December 7, 2017 • One of the best gifts of the digital age is many of today’s digital audio consoles have a process for multitrack recording the band from stage, and recording it to a local computer.

Set Design: Creating an Inviting, Worshipful Space
By Chris Tall · December 5, 2017 • Even if you aren’t building sets to match messages, it’s still impactful to create a look that provides an inviting space. The alternative of blank walls and general room lighting gives a sterile classroom feel.

Sound Reinforcement Systems: Research Key to Matching Needs to Space
By David Bonilla · December 4, 2017 • For churches, a problem often can arise from the thought that in areas where there are dead spots, to "just put some speakers in this spot to fill in the lack of volume."

When Things Go Wrong: Correcting For Flaws in Your PA
By Adrian Gates · November 30, 2017 • How do you respond, though, when the trusted advice of an expert causes more trouble than it solves? Or when some small changes have unexpected consequences?

Microphones: Avoid Poor Placement, Seek Intelligibility
By Gabriel Antonini · November 29, 2017 • Your microphones need to possess the ability to portray sound in a linear fashion as our ear/brain relationship does. This will improve comprehension and intelligibility in harsh conditions.

For Sound Systems, Don’t Design Solely On Popular Trends
By Tom Noble · November 28, 2017 • Doing the math, though, does not guarantee that the system will be great. The models and math are only as good as the information provided.

A Lighting Console’s Most Important Feature: Who Will Be Using It?
By Michael Scott · November 27, 2017 • A professional is going to have much more experience across multiple consoles. However, a novice volunteer who is looking for a new place to serve is not likely to know anything more than what you can teach them.

Intentional Lighting: From Cues to Color Theory
By Mike Sessler · November 23, 2017 • One of the best things you can do as a lighting director (or technical director who programs lights) is learn color theory. Different colors make you feel different things.

Latest Resource

Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.

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