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The Benefits of a Modern Camera System

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Here at CAV, we are experiencing a new wave of churches looking to upgrade their camera systems. Whether it be for live streaming, recording, video distribution, or just overhead projection, we have the solution you’re looking for. I am always excited to see ministries utilizing new technologies to reach more people, and having a good camera system will open up …

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Personal Monitoring Solutions

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As more and more churches expand their worship ministries to include multiple stage inputs, the need for personal monitoring has increased significantly.  Traditionally, there are basically three ways to do monitoring: A.  Traditional Wedge or Flown Monitors, through passively amplified or self-powered speakers B.  Wired or Wireless In Ears from Board Mixes C.  Personal Monitoring The whole purpose of monitoring …

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Preparing For Next Season

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Summer is a time of relaxation and vacations, and it usually means an abbreviated regular church service schedule. Although VBS, summer camps, mission trips, and other events step up our efforts, the normal ebb and flow of regular services sometimes takes a brief slowdown. With that in mind, it might be a good time to think about your technology needs …

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Eastern Heights Church

‘Tis the Season for Recording

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Have you ever wanted to record your church’s worship team, choir, or worship leader? As a songwriter myself, I’ve been recording my own and others’ music for over three decades, so I’ve seen lots of changes through the years. Here are some guidelines you may want to consider: Know the reason for the project. Remember the verse “Without a vision, …

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Does Your Sound System Need a Tune-Up?

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Wouldn’t it be great once we’ve gotten a new audio system up and running that it never required any attention? That’s probably the most frequent dream church sound techs have besides that brand new automated digital console, right? The fact is that even the best designed and installed sound systems require a tune-up every now and then to perform at …

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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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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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Do My Loudspeakers Need to Be Replaced?

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The answer to this question might not be as obvious as you think. What is obvious is that if the loudspeakers in your sound system don’t sound right, then something’s probably wrong (ain’t that a brilliant piece of deductive logic?). But is it actually the loudspeaker that is misbehaving? Here are a few troubleshooting questions to consider before you go …

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1/4" Connectors

1/4″ Connector Confusion Clarified

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There is much confusion when one mentions the 1/4” connector. Guitar players and sound engineers are each seeking a certain type, but often have or are given the other. Let’s explore the simple 1/4″ connector that has come to complicate our world. We can start with how it is known: audio jack, phone jack, phone plug, jack plug. Specific types …

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Choosing The Right Earset Microphone

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Earset, headworn, and over-the-ear microphones are quickly taking the place of lavalier and handheld microphones in many houses of worship. As with all microphones, choosing the right one for your application is important, so here I will discuss a few of the deciding factors all churches should consider, and I’ll make some recommendations on specific models. Why choose an over-the-ear …

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