4 Pro Audio Apps for Pin Point EQ Control for iOS
EQ control apps let you manage bands of equalization subtly without adding distortion. Like a physical graphic equalizer, these apps allow you to pin-point the exact bands you want to edit, giving you the tools you need to get your audio content to sound the way you want. Great EQ control apps work side by side with your audio player of choice, making sure that you do not need to re-upload or transfer your data to another player. Other than DRM protected content or Internet radio, these apps can handle most file formats like FLAC, which offer inherently great audio quality.
4 Churches Shine Their Light With Massive A/V/L Installs
Two thousands years ago messages where shared via mountaintop. Fast forward to the advent of electricity and computers, churches look to A/V/L systems to spread the word. Whether houses of worship are setting the ambiance for Christmas or Easter, or preparing for a regular Sunday gathering, speech intelligibility and a unique visual experience breeds an engaging service and aids in bringing about a more effective presentation of the church's message.
2014 TechDecisions Guide to Wireless Mics for Houses of Worship
TechDecision Guide to Wireless Microphones for Houses of Worship. Understanding what kind of wireless mic your church needs depends on the style of worship taking place, whether there are music performers and the conditions of the environment in which the service is taking place.
MindBending AV: Kinetic Audio Installations
Kinetic audio installations feature visual and sonic motion to create a unique audio and sensory experience for the viewer. To create this hybrid experience of noise and visual stimulus, artists can use a variety of different techniques ranging from robotic technology to simple signal processing. However, all of these installations depend on algorithms to move between the visual and the sonic in a coherent way. The definition of a kinetic audio installation is actually quite loose. For example, something as simple as a wind chime could in fact be considered a kinetic audio device as it generates audio content as it is moved without the interaction of direct human contact. But, with such a wide encompassing definition is a large area within which to create.
Award Winning Religious Architecture Presented an Acoustical Nightmare
How could one of the most beautiful pieces of religious architecture in the world also be an acoustical nightmare? The Thorncrown Church, in Eureka Springs, AR has 6,000 square feet of glass and combined with the chapel’s flagstone floor created what one of the A/V systems designers who have faced it calls “an acoustical nightmare,” with massive amounts of reflected sound making intelligibility all but impossible. But there was a solution that came in the form of a Bose Panaray MA12EX sound system powered by a Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifier.
5 Pro Apps for Enterprise-grade Social Networking
Enterprise-grade social networking apps offer the convenience and real-time efficiency of public social networking sites with a focus on productivity. When integrated into your current corporate workflow, these line-of-business application platforms keep you connected and on top of tasks.
From office-wide updates to professional referrals for large projects, enterprise social networking apps give you and your peers the tools to stay connected. As with sites like Facebook and Linked In, these apps function as communities. You can add co-workers, follow members of your team and offer real-time feedback like likes and comments. Unlike public social networking platforms, these enterprise solutions only include members from your company. This specificity offers a more productive environment for an office oriented community. Check out apps like tibbr, yammer, IBM Connections, Socialcast and Jive Mobile for Android and iOS.
Going Mobile: What You Need to Know Before Developing Your Church’s App
Salvation? We have an app for that. Well, in a less snarky manner of speaking, the app has become the latest element of connected media to infiltrate worship technology culture. Churches are developing and using apps (shorthand for applications, software developed for highly specific purposes and generally for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets) for a variety of uses, from the distribution of sermons and other educational content to keeping groups within the church connected. However, like many technology propositions that have made their way into houses of worship, mobile apps can be complex. App software is very much centered on the user experience (UX) as well as the quality of its content. These, according to Chris Sharpe, director of marketing and business development at Subsplash, the Seattle company that markets The Church App, are two keys to creating successful apps.
2014 TechDecisions Guide to 28 Pico Projectors
2014 product guide to 28 pico projectors. Under 1,000 lumens, but these ultra portable projectors go where you need them and can project a surprisingly large image. Pico projectors are super useful for smaller-sized environments, impromptu meetings and for traveling. There are a multitude of products out there so your choice really depends on your application.
Church App Advice from The Church App Guy: Part One
Cindy Davis of TechDecisions interviews Chris Sharpe of The Church App - Part One. With 1.08 billion smartphone users in the world, creating a church app for your house of worship just might make a lot of sense. Thousands of ministries have already. As part of the Worship TechDecisions ongoing series on church apps, I am talking with Chris Sharpe, Marketing Lead at The Church App.
MindBending AV: iPad-controlled Experimental Displays
This collection of MindBending displays are much more than glorified iPad creations. Instead, the iPad is integrated into the installation, functioning as a part of the overall system, not the forefront of the project. Interestingly, the iPad has taken on the function of a MIDI controller, a tangible interface for a system that exists primarily in a processing program. While the iPad is a physical object, there is very little disconnect between the digital life of the installation and the digital modifications made by the iPad. Ostensibly, the only thing holding the viewer back from access the digital world of these displays is the touch screen on the iPad.