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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

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Is the expression “thank you” often on your lips? In Luke 6:45, Jesus said that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” I’ve learned through the years that the more thankful I am, the more I express it to God and the amazing people He has put in my life. I just wanted to take a moment …

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Powered VS Passive Speakers

Powered vs. Passive Speakers: Why Nobody Is Wrong

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One of the most common questions we hear from churches is whether they should purchase powered speakers and subs, or use passive (unpowered) speakers with amplifiers. This is, of course, entirely dependent on the situation. Just a few of the questions we ask in return are: “Will the system be portable or installed?”, “Will the connections on the installed speakers …

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3 Events You Don’t Want to Miss

The dog days of summer are upon us (and here in Texas they are brutal!), but we are staying busier than ever here at Church Audio Video and ProAudio.com. In the coming weeks, we’ll be participating in three events that every worship leader, church tech and musician should attend. Come join us for some fun in the sun! (Just kidding …

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CSD Group and ProAudio.com Group Form Strategic Alliance

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CSD Group, Inc., an Indiana-based design/build firm offering comprehensive solutions for audio, video and theatrical lighting systems for worship facilities, is joining forces with Texas-based distributor ProAudio.com. CSD customers will gain access to ProAudio.com’s 400+ product lines for post-install equipment needs, allowing CSD to continue their focus on design and systems integration. This new alliance builds on each company’s expertise …

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Looking for a new digital mixer?

Looking for a New Digital Mixer?

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As summer is winding down and fall approaches, you know what that means… Christmas is coming! Many church music departments have already begun planning for their Christmas music productions; if you haven’t yet, it’s time to get started. Here is a question to consider: is your mixing console everything you’d like it to be? If the answer is no, there …

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Essential Gear for Hosting Guest Musicians

Essential Gear for Hosting Guest Musicians

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Have you ever played a concert or led worship at a church and found their equipment to be inadequate? Or perhaps your church is hosting a local or regional artist? Surprising as it may seem, this is not uncommon. I have been leading worship for almost 10 years and I run into this situation quite frequently. Now imagine you are …

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Barry Pike

Building a Better Monitor Mix, Part 2

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Continuing our series on the hot topic of monitoring, the following advice comes from Barry Pike, ProAudio.com Account Manager. A dedicated musician for most of his life, Barry plays electric guitar in three services at his church every weekend. If you read our post from February by Kevin Lorensen, you’ll see some common themes developing: add only what you need …

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Resonate: Christ for the Nations Worship Conference

Come See Us at RESONATE

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Church Audio Video is proud to announce our platinum sponsorship of Resonate: Christ for the Nations annual worship conference taking place April 11-13, 2012 at CFNI in Dallas, Texas. Headlined by some of today’s most influential worship leaders including Ray Hughes and Dove Award winner Kari Jobe, this year’s event marks the fourth consecutive year we have sponsored the conference …

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Three Great DIs for Worship Leaders

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Choosing a DI (Direct Input) box can easily become overwhelming with all the different options available. I recently evaluated three models that could possibly be utilized in a worship setting. The first box I looked at was the Avalon Design U5, a high-end DI with an Internet/street price around $585. That may seem steep for a DI box, but it …

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Kevin Lorensen

Building a Better Monitor Mix, Part 1

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We have several talented musicians on staff at Church Audio Video and ProAudio.com. In the hopes that our readers could benefit from their advice, we asked a few of them to share their thoughts on the topic of monitoring. The following comes from Kevin Lorensen, ProAudio.com Account Manager. Kevin plays bass guitar and sings harmony vocals for Brandon Steadman Band, and is an …

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