Doing Video on a Budget: Buy What You Need To Get Going, Start With A Plan
By Ralph Hicks · April 12, 2018 • If you are still capturing video in SD, and are looking to jump to HD (1280 by 720 pixels) or even Full HD (1920 by 1080 pixels), know you'll likely have to change out most of your cables, screens, and cameras.

Used Lighting: No Need to Break the Bank When Finding Quality Fixtures
By Christopher Eguizabal · February 15, 2018 • When looking to upgrade your lighting, frequently check used lighting websites, because new listings on sites like are added on a daily basis.

What To Account For When Building A Church’s Sound System From The Ground Up
By Ralph Hicks · November 16, 2017 • When purchasing equipment, look toward the future, and always build a system that you could grow into, and look to have it last for up to a 10-year lifespan.

Active Stage Monitors: Simplicity In One Package
By Andres Caamano · February 22, 2017 • If you're in need of a set of powered stage monitors for your portable church or another setup, these models from Behringer, dB Technologies, Electro-Voice, JBL, QSC, Peavey, RCF, Renkus-Heinz, Turbosound and Yamaha offer various quality options for your church.

Listen Technologies Inductive ListenLoop System Helps Modernize 19th-Century Worship Facility
By TD Staff · April 30, 2015 • The R.E. Lee Memorial Church's regular worship services are equally traditional, but in one key way the R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church has kept its members up with the times. Last December it upgraded its existing Listen Technologies Corporation assisted listening system from an RF system to an inductive ListenLoop system, using Listen’s CLS2 Loop Driver as the driver for the main sanctuary floor.

Church Sound: Audio Requirements For Portable Church
By David MacLain · January 23, 2015 • System characteristics that are a priority for portable churches.

What New Churches Need for Tech Success
By Bryan Gowing · October 15, 2014 • Do it right the first time and avoid the "inventive" systems cobbled together by well-meaning folks.

The Importance of Regularly Testing Cables
By Gary Zandstra · August 26, 2014 • Why let one of the least expensive aspects of a system be its weakest link?

ICE Cable Systems Releases New Bulk Wire and Cable Box
By TD Staff · September 24, 2013 • ICE Cable Systems are now shipping its new Big Mouth Payout (BMP) bulk wire and cable box. The box features a proprietary cable-wind, a payout hole and reinforced box design. The 4-in payout hole and cable-wind pattern eliminates common problems like kinking, knotting, recoil and tangling, according to the company in a prepared statement. The box is designed to allow for a one-man wire pull from various angles.

Hosa Technology Introduces High Speed HDMI Cables
By Robert Archer · September 11, 2013 • Adding to its line of connectivity solutions, Hosa Technology has announced its High Speed Micro HDMI cables.

HDMI 2.0 Comes Supporting 4K and 32-Channel Audio
By Rachel Cericola · September 9, 2013 • The HDMI Forum is announcing HDMI 2.0, the next version of its connection standard. The Compliance Test Specification (CTS) for the standard will be released before the end of 2013. HDMI 2.0 is backward compatible, meaning you can use existing category cable.

Getting Networked In Church
By Dan Daley · August 6, 2013 • Churches are looking to network their buildings as audio and video bring more worshipers into the building. But there is a learning curve on a very tough subject, so they are taking things slow. Audio is the most common networked data now, with VoIP gaining ground. But looking at running music and video over the network is a whole new world for the A/V specialist in the worship sphere.

Champion Forest Church Trains Volunteers to Run Powerhouse A/V Systems
By Dan Daley · August 6, 2013 • Champion Forest Church has 10,000 parishioners and 26 A/V people. Twenty of those people are volunteers. The church had a $4.1 million A/V upgrade and needed to spend some time training people on the new systems. After this experience, Chris Todd, the church’s pastor of Media and Technology provides training tips.

Pro Audio Helpline: The Best Sites for Gear and Installation Tips
By Dan Daley · July 16, 2013 • In the Information Age, knowledge is everything. But where do you find everything you need to know? It turns out there’s plenty of knowledge out there for the taking, from a plethora of online pro audio and musical instrument sources that may not get you a sheepskin in the subjects but do offer a vast array of useful information on tap 24/7 that house of worship audio systems professionals and volunteers alike will find useful. Here are some of the best.

InfoComm Roundup — Five Audio Product Trends To Watch
By Dan Daley · June 19, 2013 • Dan Daley takes us through the aisles of InfoComm and identifies the latest audio trends. These trends include touch screens, portable sound, wireless and more. Products that caught his eye includes those made by Alto Professional, Avid, DiGiCo, K-array, Martin Audio, Peavey, Presonus and Sennheiser.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.

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