Equipment

The FCC, Wireless Microphones and LED Walls
By Stefan Svard · February 23, 2018 • How would you feel, though, if just a few years down the road, you were forced to turn an LED wall off, as has been mandated with wireless mics in the past, because it too was not compliant with FCC rulings?

The Top 3 Things to Know When Purchasing Used Equipment
By Alex Fuller · February 8, 2018 • The industry moves so rapidly with an onslaught of new gear that tempts us every year, and there will always be items that are worth the big-ticket expense, so seek out savings where they can be found. ... Read More.

Budgeting and Maintenance: Plan For The Long-Term, Avoid Unwanted Surprises
By Josh Holowicki · December 28, 2017 • Refrain from making software and firmware updates (unless they are fixing a major bug) prior to a big event. Too often, such updates before an event might lead to an unfortunate result, like “all my show files are gone now.”

Budgeting and Maintenance – Spending Money on Something You Don’t See
By Daniel Beard · December 20, 2017 • With budgeting in mind and realizing that replacing equipment can be quite costly, I strongly encourage you to regularly maintain your equipment, especially the bigger and more expensive pieces.

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.

Budgeting and Maintenance: Making the Most of Your Resources
By Todd Heft · December 4, 2017 • Physical parts wear down over time, and routine cleaning will extend the life of your gear. Be sure that with every piece of equipment you own, that you have read the manufacturers recommendations and precautions first.

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?

Upgrade Planning: Research, Homework and (Of Course) Planning All In the Mix
By Tony Staires · October 31, 2017 • Have realistic expectations of what needs to be improved, purchased, or replaced. Ask yourself, does this piece of equipment help us better achieve our church’s vision?

The First Pre-Emptive Action to Avoid an Audio Failure
By Michael Scott · October 13, 2017 • To adequately prepare for the upgrade process, there are three key areas that you need to invest your thought in: timing, communication, and research.

Master Planning an AVL Build or Upgrade At Your Church
By Van Metschke · October 5, 2017 • Many churches wait too long or don’t put much importance to the audio, video and lighting portion of a project, until it is too late.

Video Production for Your Church: Don’t Forget the ‘Why’
By Brent Mann · July 21, 2017 • In particular, testimony videos work so well, because they grab the "why" and the emotional aspect of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Volunteers and Consoles: From ‘Critical Listening’ To Valuable Features
By Brad Duryea · July 13, 2017 • If you’re in the process of considering a new console purchase, you’re probably thinking about ease of use for your volunteers. In truth, though, it’s not worth agonizing over which console is the 'easiest.'

Multisite Planning: Don’t Standardize Blindly At Every Turn
By Adam Dye · July 6, 2017 • While it does make sense to standardize when dealing with equipment and systems, if there’s one thing you shouldn’t standardize on, it’s the people who make up your teams.

Values and Plumblines: Keys to Creating a Healthy Culture
By Dennis Choy · May 1, 2017 • When dealing with mistakes during a worship service, a key is to avoid doing the same mistake repeatedly, and learning from them.

Finding the Appropriate Balance For Budgeting, Maintenance
By David Bonilla · June 24, 2016 • Every item within your budget needs to align with what the organization is trying to accomplish, their vision.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.


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