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Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, FL, recently expanded its sanctuary and updated its audio system. The church also expanded its stage lighting and added projection. 

(Photo courtesy of Custom Sound Designs)

How one church (successfully) updated its technology and improved the worship experience.

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Need an acoustical intervention?

Originally designed as acoustical wall panels for custom field painting, Tone Tiles™ are now 
available in larger sizes that mimic drywall but absorb sound rather than reflecting echoes back into a room. 

(Photo courtesy of 
Acoustics First 
Corporation)

By Nick Colleran and Jim DeGrandis The No. 1 cause of poor sound in a large space is inappropriate reverb time, or RT60 — the time it takes for sound to fully decay, 60 decibels down, from its initial impact. While a large, open hall might enhance a traditional choir and blend or average pitch, […]

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Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system

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By Lisa Young The main auditorium at Naz Church in Grove City, OH, seats about 2,800 and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles — a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors — as well as eight Rio input/output boxes: two Rio3224-D, […]

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Is your space music-friendly — by design?

Simple strategies to make it so

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology (Special Needs)

Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN)

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Mission-critical

How to manage privacy and social media risk for religious and non-profit entities

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Have phone, will travel

FaithBasedCommunicationNetwork

Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool

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Think globally when it comes to notification technology

By RaeAnn slaybaugh When a church group travels within the United States, cell phone-based notification technology comes in handy in a variety of ways — for last-minute schedule changes, transportation issues, lost people, security concerns, safety announcements (weather threats and so on), and the coordination of daily events (meeting times and locations, important messages/instructions). What […]

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Sanctuary Acoustics FAQs

Just about every worship space has “acoustical culprits” — under-the-radar elements which rob this critical venue of its sound clarity. We asked Nick Colleran, vice president of Acoustics First Corporation in Richmond, VA, to navigate some of them for us.

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Pastor mic selection 101

The best mic choice “speaks” to communication style, first.

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