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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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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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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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MEGA Open House

MEGA Church Lighting: an Overview, an Invitation

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ProAudio.com, our parent company, recently became a dealer for MEGA Systems, a San Antonio-based lighting and audio manufacturer of brands including Mega Lite, Enigma LED Vision Systems and Biema Professional Sound, and the US distributor of PR Lighting. We’ve had our fair share of headaches with other lighting lines, but the quality of products and customer service from MEGA Systems …

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In-Ear Monitors: Are They Right for Your Ministry?

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If you can answer “Yes” To any of the following questions, then the answer may be yes. Does your church suffer from excessive stage noise? Does your sound guy have difficulty establishing a decent mix? Does your sound (especially your music) always sound a bit muddy? Does your talent always complain about the monitor mix? Does your talent wish that …

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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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