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Sound Productions Opens Event- Showroom Training & Educational Facility

Workshops and product training events with guidance from trained audio pros

Chauvet Professional Helps Bring New Life To “Old” Church Campus

“If you think fitting a total upgrade into a $70,000 budget was tricky, you’re absolutely right,” says Duke DeJong, CCI Solutions.

Haivision Releases New Streaming Solution Suite for Multi-Site Churches

New Haivision Connect DVR service brings together multi-site churches with time-shifted multi-screen broadcasts

New Wave of Products and Features from Analog Way

The company introduced ten new products along with a great many new features to existing processors at the recent InfoComm Show.

Saddleback Upgrades LED Video Walls with Absen

With anticipated attendance of 35,000 people for Easter weekend at the Lake Forest campus alone, the Saddleback leadership team decided in late March it was time to upgrade their LED walls

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems (YCAS) Expands

YCAS grows with the addition of four industry veterans.

Faith Church Makes Quick Move with GC Pro

NW Indiana's multi-site Faith Church moves to a new location on a tight deadline. GC Pro helps convert a reverberant rented gym into a highly intelligible worship space.

Technical Innovation Wins 2014 Integration Award for Best House of Worship Project

Commercial Integrator and Tech Decisions Integration Award (Best House of Worship Project) for Multi-Campus Live Video Expansion at 12Stone.


ADJ Debuts Ultra HEX Par 3

New wash fixture offers three 10W six-in-one Hex LEDs and 63 built-in color macros.

Allen & Heath Launches Qu Upgrade With V1.5 Firmware Release

New V1.5 introduces DCA Groups, custom channel naming, flexible dSnake output patching, improved routing for studio recording applications, and additional MIDI control soft keys.

Reach Communications Adds Nexo STM Line Array To Arsenal

Tries out new rig at Unite National Day of Prayer and Joyful Noise festivals

Cross Pointe Church in Georgia Upgrades to Meyer Sound MICA & 1100-LFC

Installation complemented by Avid Profile and D-Show consoles, Waves and McDSP processing plug-ins, and Shure in-ear monitoring

Chauvet LIghting Enriches Stage at Nashville’s “Tokens” 2014 Season Opening

LD Greg Persinger of Vivid Illumination relies on quick color changes with Chauvet DJ

Radial Engineering to Acquire Jensen Transformers, Inc.

Jensen joins the Radial group of companies along with Reamp, Tonebone, Primacoustic and Hafler.

Catalina Church, Tucson, Drives Triple-Screen Projection with TripleHead2Go

External multi-monitor adapter revitalizes stage and enhances audience engagement

Introducing D Series by Lab.gruppen

Lab.gruppen engineers describe the D Series as an amplifier platform that offers ‘genuinely open interoperability’ – a product that can integrate seamlessly with a wide range of digital audio and control protocols – bringing unique features and performance capabilities to virtually any high performance fixed-install project.

Community Professional Loudspeakers Introduces I Series

New I Series intended to allow designers to realize their goals for even coverage and great sound while providing architects and owners with a loudspeaker array that blends well with a facility’s interior design.


XTA Launches New APA Series Amplifiers and Processors

APA or Adaptive Processing Amplification is designed to interact intelligently and adapt to prevailing conditions.

Top 5 Products for Churches from InfoComm 2014

The nearly 1,000 exhibitors displayed tens of thousands of products --- many of them hugely beneficial to church technical artists.

New FCC Report Reveals Clearer Intent

Unless your church is operating in the 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz bands, you will be affected.


Christie Lites to Open Chicago Office in Fall 2014

New 50,000 square foot warehouse strengthens North American rental network.

Starlite Productions Adds Church Sales Position

Founding Pastor of Hope Community Church in Moorestown, NJ, will specialize in sales to houses of worship.

Rose Brand Announces Summer Staging Special

20% Off on Casters for 4 Days Only at

Shutterstock Named in Fast Company’s Top 25

Business magazine’s annual list of most innovative companies recognizes growing stock image provider

Aviom Previews A360 Display at InfoComm 2014

iOS App to provide unique display information for Aviom A360 Personal Mixers

Presonus Adds Cascading to StudioLive AI Mixers

New feature set provides 64-channels, multitrack recording and networked remote control for under $8,000 U.S.

PreSonus Headquarters Grand Opening Draws Raves

Music-industry VIPs, business-community leaders, and PreSonus employees, distributors, and dealers from around the globe gathered in Baton Rouge on April 30, 2014, to celebrate PreSonus' stunning new headquarters.

Influencers Church Connects Congregations in Australia and the United States

Ross Video’s Carbonite gives every member a front row seat


Presonus Acquires Loudspeaker Manufacturer Worx Audio

WorxAudio is an established provider of loudspeaker systems in the mid to large church market, professional touring, and corporate AV channels

Sony Expands Line of Laser Projectors with New 7000 Lumen Model

Sony says its laser light source projectors offer unique capabilities that other technologies can’t, such as tilt angle free installation.

Mackie Extends SRM Professional Line

Two powerful new systems offer dual-woofer designs

Panasonic Wrapping Up “See What You Missed at NAB Show” Tour

Panasonic and its local resellers present new production/broadcast technologies to local AV professionals.

L-Acoustics Introduces K2 and Panflex Technologies

New line source with horizontal steering makes official North American debut at InfoComm

New Galaxy Audio Mic Offers Interchangeable Heads

New ErgoMic offers both dyanmic and condenser mic elements.

Digico Releases V685 Software Update

Update features expanded Waves plug-in capability.

DPA d:fine 66 and 88 Miniature Headset Mics Make InfoComm Debut

New mics join the original 4066/4088 and d:fine Headsets in the d:fine family to meet a variety of needs

Roland Systems Group Announces XS Series of Multi-Format AV Matrix Switchers

The new XS Series can be remotely controlled using the native iPad app, XS Remote, via RS-232C interface, and control over LAN connections.

German Evangelicals Gather for “Spring” Christian Festival

Festival sponsor Aviom brings enhanced musical experience to the event


Aviom Offers Free Personal Mixing System Demos

Evaluating a product within the context of your own audio setup

Acoustic Dimensions Becomes Idibri

Longstanding AVL design firm retools its moniker to reflect present-day offerings.

Is New Construction Always Necessary?

New look successfully saves Arkansas church $7 million in new construction costs.

ADJ to Showcase Standout Products at InfoComm 2014

Lighting manufacturer to shine bright with LEDs to Pars and moving head fixtures.

Radial Takes On International Sales and Distribution for Jensen’s Iso-Max line

Iso-Max is a range of isolators that provide ground isolation and noise abatement for audio and video in broadcast, home theater and commercial AV integration.

Movek Introduces MyMix Monitor Mixer and Recording System Packages

Packages are designed to get a full band up and going, while offering the flexibility to expand the system at any given time.

Sound Devices Introduces New Brand: Video Devices

Sound Devices is focusing its video product efforts into a new brand identity, Video Devices.

Ashly Amplifiers and Signal Processors Now Shipping with Dante

Dante is a robust proven audio networking solution widely deployed across all professional venues including churches.

PreSonus Announces Passing of Beloved CTO

Child prodigy and engineering great, Bob Tudor, is remembered for his passion and accomplishments.

Elation Professional to Co-Sponsor 2014 Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS)

WATS training events are offered across five tracks - Musician, Media, Audio, Lighting and Vocal.

Harman to Acquire AMX

AMX will be integrated into Harman’s Professional division.

Digico SD Series Consoles Installed at South African Mega-church

Distributor installs SD Ten at front-of-house, SD8 for both monitors and studio which broadcasts live to the many other CRC Churches around the world.

New Preston Trail Community Church Adds Vista Systems’ Spyder Video Processor

“The Spyder will be operated by volunteers, and while it’s very cutting edge it’s also incredibly capable and volunteer-friendly.”

Aviom A360 Featured at 2014 SPRING Festival

German SPRING Festival highlights the Worship Academy's Gaetan Roy and Aviom

Kramer Electronics Announces Digital Signage Webinars

An in-depth look at the best practices developed in assisting customers with digital signage deployments.

Louisiana Church Uses Lighting to Engage and Immerse

Church of the King chooses a Chauvet lighting solution to connect attendees with the pastor and those on stage.

ADJ’s Versatile New Inno Color Beams

Intense beam or far-reaching wash of light

Kramer Debuts K-Lock Pull-Resistant HDMI Cable Connector

K-Lock pull-resistant connector provides up to 15lbs (6.8kg) of retaining force.

Barbizon Capitol Appoints New Sales Manager

Jeremiah Brophy to lead the company’s Mid-Atlantic products and expendables sales operations.

Church Tech Leaders Announce LeadLab for Multi-site Campuses

Learn from multisite experts with LeadLab Multisite in St. Louis, June 10th

Galaxy Audio Introduces New DSpot Digital Signal Processors

The new series offers six models, scheduled to ship May 2014.

Analog Way Announces the LiveCore Output Expander

New unit offers additional flexibility for advanced presentations in staging and integration environments.

New Starling Tension Model Available from Elite Screens

Stylish arcuate profile is intended to enhance interior décor.

2014 Worship Facilities Awards Open for Entries

WFX announces annual Solomon and New Product Awards opportunities

Allen & Heath Announces Limited Time Offer On GLD Series Mixing Consoles

Both the GLD-80 and GLD-112 models are included in this special "digital essentials" offer.

Craig Harper Joins Sony Electronics as Director of Business Development for Houses of Worship

In this newly created role, Harper’s goal will be to strengthen relationships and identify new opportunities with faith-based organizations

Christian Life Center’s New Worship Space Shines With ElektraLite

All Pro Sound installs "future-proofed" theatrical and house lighting systems

QSC and NSL Renew Their Vows

QSC Audio products including K Series, WideLine, KLA Series and power amplifiers can now be found on the Northern Sound & Light Web site.

Lighting Company Lends a Console to Make Students Brighter

Pathway Connectivity partners with world-renowned design college to help advance student's lighting design skills

Sound System Satisfies Youth

Mountain Springs Church in Colorado Springs brings in new D.A.S. Audio loudspeakers to rock church youth group.

HPUMC Installs Yamaha Nuage DAW, CL Digital Console

Church's director of production says no other option fit their needs more perfectly.

Mega-Lite Expands Drama LED Series

All the new fixtures are equipped with a powerful 200-watt LED and are available in either 3,200K warm white or 5,600K cool white.

Luther College Keeps Sightlines Clear with One Systems Loudspeakers

Australia's Factory Sound installs two rings of One Systems 103IM loudspeakers for consistent coverage throughout the seating area.

Youth Lead the Way in Lighting

Favored fixture connects the generations at California’s Koinonia Christian Fellowship

Starlite Productions Adds Founding Pastor to Sales Team

Dave Adams has consulted on many multimedia projects in various design and education environments.

Chauvet Professional Helps Connect Generations At Koinonia Christian Fellowship

New youth room system inspires leaders to upgrade lighting in main worship space.

Ray van Straten Named Vice President of QSC Professional

QSC veteran takes the help of newly formed Business Unit of QSC, serving retail, rental, production, and distribution segments.

Jacoti Lola Turns Mobile Phone into Assistive Listening Device

Low latency wireless audio broadcasting in complex listening situations

StudioLive Trade-Up Program Announced

PreSonus offering trade-in credits of up to $1200

The How-To Sound Workshops Head to SoCal in May 2014

Hands-On Sound Training Workshops for Houses of Worship May 17-25, 2014

Winter Jam Tour Tops First Quarter Concert Ticket Sales Charts

Tour featured NewSong, Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch and Plumb.

Top 5 Products for Churches from NAB 2014

Top five products for churches were selected for their quality, innovation, ease of use and affordability.

EditShare Intro’s New Shared Media Storage Solution

Portable shared storage solution boasts support for solid state drives, runs on EditShare’s new Storage v7 platform, and a brand look.

LeadLab: Equipping Leaders

LeadLab creates an opportunity for church techs to gather and address the questions they have about their roles.

Matrox to Support Next Major Updates of Adobe Professional Video Editing Tools

Matrox editing cards and devices will be tightly integrated with the next major updates of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC for rock-solid workflows from SD to 4K

Grass Valley Introduces Next Generation GV Director Live Production System

GV Director now includes real-time streaming capabilities, an improved workflow, and enhanced real-time data feeds to increase operational flexibility

Chauvet Professional Introduces Rogue, a Full-Featured, Affordable Line of Moving Head Lights

New line designed to liberate the imagination from the tyranny of tight budgets, company says.

Roland to Demonstrate Surround Field Recording and Monitoring Solution at NAB

Holophone microphone and DTS HeadphoneX combine to create personal surround system

Church Production Magazine to Webcast Live from NAB 2014

“The Evolution of IMAG” and “Streaming Solutions for Churches” will be the topic of webcasts taking place live from the exhibit hall floor at NAB 2014.

High-def Elation LED Backdrop Sets the Scene at Abundant Living Faith Center

Installation of a large LED video wall brings an auditorium stage backdrop into a whole new realm

Reaching New Heights with Elation at Sagebrush Community Church

An Albuquerque, N.M., church upgrades from static video projection to a dynamic high resolution LED video screen

City Church In New Orleans Keeping it Fresh

New Chauvet LED video wall allows for frequent backdrop changes and saves on lighting

Green, Ohio’s Chapel Covets Even Coverage

The Chapel's Green Campus solves sound pattern problems with Adamson

Vintage Amplifiers Set the Tone for Sound System Update

Michigan church modernizes but keeps Ashly product installed in the 80’s

PLASA Focus: Baltimore 2014 Unveils Professional Development Program

Free seminars, workshops and exhibition slated for May 8-9, 2014

Immersive Lighting Environment for Celebration Church

Jacksonville Florida Church installs Chroma-Q Inspire House Lights

Chattanooga’s Calvary Chapel Chases Acoustical Challenge

Converted grocery store with square, hard barriers finds Varia the solution



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