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Step 4: Defend

  In the previous series installment, we talked about Steps 2 & 3: Design & Deploy. What denotes a movement to Step 4 — Defend — in the A/V system design process? Wells: Defend takes a 50,000-foot view, recognizing that many churches in America are growing by deploying a multi-site strategy. They’re using ever more […]

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Steps 2 & 3: Design & Deploy

Shane Skaggs, Chief Design Officer at Mankin Media Systems, talks about how to make your A/V system dream a (practical) reality. In this first series installment, we talked about Step 1: DREAM. What denotes a movement to Steps 2 & 3 — DESIGN and DEPLOY — in the A/V system design process? Skaggs: Once the […]

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Step 1: Dream

Technology is often one of the biggest line items in your budget — but how do you know if the A/V system you’ve chosen is the right fit, both now and in the future? Tim Corder, part of the production and solutions team at Mankin Media Systems, explains the Mankin process for ensuring that your […]

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Volunteer-friendly AV equipment: expert advice

volunteer equipment

By Jason Davis Running a department full of volunteers can be a double-edged sword. We’re taking pro-level equipment and putting it in the hands of people who have just hours’ worth of training on them — and yet expecting pro-level results. Realistically, practices and trainings can only go so far. Moreover, the correct selection of […]

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The St. Andrew’s mission for new video displays

When St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN decided to upgrade its audiovisual system, it included extensive research into new video screens.

Having rented projectors for special services in the past — and because the sanctuary has an abundance of natural ambient light — church leaders knew projectors weren’t the best fit.

“We didn’t really want to take this beautiful space and darken it order to see something,” explains Dale Bakken, Director of Buildings and Grounds.

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Sound (system) decisions: why you need a consultant

If you were ill, you’d seek a qualified doctor to diagnose and treat what ails you. After all, trying to diagnose and treat yourself — without medical expertise — is likely to lead to a bad outcome.

When you have problems with the sound in your church, the same reasoning applies.

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I repeat myself

The cancellation or reinforcement in various sound frequency ranges is a function of the distance from the sound source to the room walls.

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Upgrade!

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

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Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system

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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