Technology

Acoustical Treatments: When Selecting Panels, Look to Absorption
By Tom Noble · May 18, 2018 • When comparing 20 Hz and 20 kHz (the top and bottom limit of human hearing), the waveform for 20 Hz is near 56 feet long, while a 20 kHz wave is only 0.6 inches long.

Audio Production: The Boy, The Bed and The Band
By Grant Norsworthy · May 17, 2018 • The applications for the bouncing-toddler illustration have grown exponentially in recent years, into a way of thinking about music in general; giving a clear goal to work toward when crafting a band’s sonic quality.

Arizona Church Begins Streaming, Recording with Vaddio MatrixMIX System
By Andres Caamano · May 17, 2018 • With its ease of use, the MatrixMIX was put through the paces on the same day following its install, after which the church's first recording was done the next Sunday.

Soundcraft Ui24r Review: Ideal Choice for Musicians on the Move
By Adrian Gates · May 10, 2018 • The Ui software far surpassed my initial expectations. The way the user can page from managing preamps, to working the main mix, to adjusting an aux bus is easy and natural.

Mixing for Streaming: Aiming for Smooth, Consistent Broadcast Audio
By Debbie Keough · May 10, 2018 • If you have assembled your final mix from your FOH console or even a dedicated broadcast room, begin to study the recorded mix in as many types of listening spaces you expect your viewer to listen from.

Danley Nanos: A Cost-Effective Solution for South Carolina Church
By TD Staff · May 7, 2018 • System installed includes five zones each covered by a Danley Nanos speaker, along with a pair covering the balcony, and another two Nanos covering the choir, as well as one Danley Nano Sub near the front of the room.

Mixing for Streaming: Account for Differences Between Room, Stream Sound
By Todd Heft · May 3, 2018 • Many components go into a successful livestream: lighting, camera work, lower-thirds, graphics, transitions and audio mixing. The last of these is often overlooked, though, when churches put together a streaming production.

Mixing for Streaming: Right Mics, Placement Crucial to Quality Stream
By Brad Duryea · May 3, 2018 • Your live stream will benefit greatly from nice, consistent levels, so spend some time experimenting with parts of the signal chain, until it sounds natural.

Microphones: Resonance, Rhythm and Reverberation
By Adrian Gates · May 1, 2018 • Somewhere, you’ll find a place that captures the sound of the musical note the best. Start by putting your mic there. You might still move it around a little afterwards, but it’s a good place to begin.

Modern Day Gold Rush:  Don’t Be LED Astray
By Stefan Svard · May 1, 2018 • While the actual individual LED on an LED wall may last 10-20 years, based on the 100,000-hour maximum — when looking at all the parts, and not just the LEDs — some panels can be expected to have failures much sooner.

Creative Projection: Don’t Get Boxed Into Typical Gear Usage
By Kevin Penrod · April 30, 2018 • A few years back, I decided that I would take the resources I have been blessed with, and start to think about how to use them in the ways I’m called to, and to then push them to their limits.

Hitachi Cameras Enhance Television Ministry at Texas Church
By TD Staff · April 25, 2018 • Z-HD6000 studio cameras and DK-H200 box cameras deliver superior image quality for local IMAG and worldwide broadcasts, as church spreads its message beyond its walls.

4K Cameras: Camera, Lens Combination Crucial in Handling Tough Lighting
By Stefan Svard · April 19, 2018 • With the upgrade to 720p, then to 1080p, and now 4K and beyond – that makes for far greater detail to be shown to your audience. This leads to the need for greater detail being paid to what you are capturing.

Lamps or Laser: When, Where, Why?
By TD Staff · April 19, 2018 • Depending on the needs for your house of worship space, either type of projector works better for different types of installations, beginning with whether the projector is being used for long periods of time, or occasionally.

Final Full Exhibit Day at NAB Features Solid Offerings
By Andres Caamano · April 18, 2018 • On the final full day on the exhibit floor, there were a handful of companies that stood out, particularly Haivision, NEC Display, Broadcast Pix, and Bittree, among others.

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