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d&b audiotechnik Deploys Open Control Architecture (OCA)

Being an open public communications standard, the target is for a common language that all pro audio manufacturers can use.

ETC Purchases Vortek Rigging Division of Daktronics

All Vortek rigging products will be integrated into ETC’s rigging portfolio and operations will be consolidated with ETC’s primary manufacturing locations in Wisconsin by the year’s end.

Blackmagic Design Atem Camera Control Now Available

Now customers with ATEM production switchers can control their cameras via the SDI connection

Hall Research UH-1BTX Extender Certified by HDBase T Alliance

The UH-1BTX extends HDMI to 330 ft (100m) on a single Cat6 cable.

Yamaha Brings Nuage Road Tour and Nuendo Masterclass to SoCal

Get the latest news, tips and tricks in Nuendo, plus get hands on with Yamaha's Nuage, the dedicated, scalable, DAW control surface/recording mixer for Nuendo.

Tale of Two Churches and Blackmagic Design Video Installs

Florida's Now Church and Oahu's New Hope both complete full AV installations including Blackmagic Design creative video technology

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.


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.

Radial Engineering to Acquire Jensen Transformers, Inc.

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

Canvas Church Brings Audio Clarity into New Home

Irvine, Calif., church tech pleasantly surprised with new StudioLive Active Integration system’s warmth

All-New Nimbit Makes it Easier to Spread the Word—and the Music

PreSonus' marketing and promotions platform for church use is streamlined, retooled, and more tightly integrated.

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.

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.

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.

L-Acoustics Introduces K2 and Panflex Technologies

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

Next Level Church Takes Audio to the Next Level

From portable church to multi-site ministry, church staff choose Aviom’s 360 Personal Mixers

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.

Lubbock’s Church on the Rock Unified by Sound

New sound system brings active involvement to worship experience

Kramer Debuts K-Lock Pull-Resistant HDMI Cable Connector

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

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

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

Top 5 Products for Churches from NAB 2014

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

Church Audio Console Chosen With Backs Turned

A diverse group of classical, rock and metal FOH engineers pick mixing console unanimously during blind shootout.

Allen & Heath Releases V1.4 Firmware for QU Series

Enables three types of user - Admin, Standard and Basic – with different levels of access

Texas Chapel Gets Help from Iconyx

Newly constructed church in Tyler, Texas, gets a helping hand making the sound as beautiful as the design.

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.

City Church In New Orleans Keeping it Fresh

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

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

Avolites To Host Free Weekly Training Webinars

Manufacturer to offer interactive sessions covering Titan Version 7 and Ai Media Server

Martin Audio Upgrade At Syracuse’s Most Holy Rosary Church

Martin Audio OmniLine replaces a huge custom central cluster point source system

Digico Announces 2014 Masters Series Tour Dates

Digital console maker publicizes first five locations of this year's hands-on training sessions

Digital Projection Launches Maintenance-Free 10,000 Lumen Laser Projector

By bypassing regular lamp replacement cycles, DPI says almost all costs related to the HighLite Laser projector are incurred at time of purchase.

Workflow and Creativity Collide at Boulder’s Crestview

Worship pastor of smaller church credits technology only the really big churches used to be able to afford.

Historic Dallas Church Sound System Keeps Classic Interior Intact

New sound system needed to answer both acoustical and architectural requirements

Elation LED Video Displays Support 1,000-Seat Southern California Church

LED's used for center, back-drop screen, as well as two side screens.

Cairo Acoustic Challenge in St. Therese Basilica

Soaring walls, marble floors, wooden pews, and 80-foot high dome ringed with windows create reflective audio obstacles Offers StreamVu Trial with Matrox Monarch HD Purchase

Equipment distributor offers churches that purchase a Matrox Monarch HD video streaming and recording appliance a free 30-day trial of StreamVu.

Mosaic Church Mixing in the Mall

Creating a rich and uplifting sound in a challenging environment

New Lighting Enhances Valparaiso University Chapel Of The Resurrection

Lighting upgrades come in time for chapel's annual holiday events

Extron Announces “A New Era for Control”

New Pro Series control products consists of 12 powerful hardware and software products working together to accommodate more elaborate AV system designs.

Pending FCC Decisions Cloud Wireless System Investments for Churches

For the church, theatre, sporting venue, touring musician, or other user of wireless microphones and related devices, there remains some uncertainty whether the frequency bands that you are now using or will be purchasing in the intermediate future will still be cleared for use in five or ten years.

Top Five Products for Churches from NAMM 2014

Our Church Production team of editors and contributors was bombarded with invitations for booth visits and press conferences, and our e-mail boxes overflowed with releases pleading for attention. Winnowing down the deserving candidates to five was an agonizing process with, frankly, some decisions bordering on a coin-toss.

Saddleback Linking Campuses Live Via Satellite

Commercial quality HD satellite broadcasting now within many church’s reach

Riedel RockNet 100 Digital Audio Network Installed at Mission Lutheran Church

New Riedel system is supplied and installed by Delicate Electronics of Camarillo, Calif.

QSC Audio Enters the Compact Digital Mixer Market With New TouchMix Series

Targeted squarely on the church market, the new digital mixers set offer advanced features and simple operation.

d & b Unveils New Column Loudspeakers

d&b's first column loudspeakers are designed for difficult acoustic and aesthetic environments.

Yamaha Announces Trade In, Trade Up Program For CL5 Consoles

Eligible customers will receive a $15,000 credit toward the purchase of a new Yamaha CL5

Mega Systems, Inc. Announces Mega Pro Training Sessions

Sessions to offer hands-on training and product demonstrations

Rose Brand Inc. Introduces New Fabric Finder ColorApp Website Application

Search church staging and theatrical fabric by color, type, width, opacity, sheen, price, flame retardancy, or any combination of the above.

Christie Lites Opens New York Office

Expansion establishes the company's fourteenth location for stage lighting and rigging rentals in North America

Kansas Church Expands Reach In Four Languages Using Sennheiser Tour Guide System

New standalone system operates independently of the main audio console.

New Harman HiQnet Audio Architect to Support Third-Party Controllers

“With the addition of third-party controller device support and other upgrades, we have significantly broadened the usefulness and functionality of the application,” says Adam Holladay, Market Manager, System Development and Integration Group.

Creative Stage Lighting to Distribute High End Systems’ Axon and Axon HD Media Servers

Axon media servers to become available to church A/V techs through CSL's extensive network of resellers

Speakers Serve Multi-Purpose

Minister of music says soloists and game announcers all sound great despite high reverb

Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes formats for HyperDeck Studio

All ProRes files recorded with HyperDeck Studio can be opened directly in Apple Final Cut Pro X for immediate editing.

ADJ Updates myDMX 2.0 Lighting Control Software for PC and Mac Mavericks

Update adds new features and fixes bugs in previous version

Wireless Spectrum Faces Repacking for Second Time

Sennheiser petitions FCC to compensate owners of microphone equipment

Yamaha Updates CL Series Console Software

New features resemble those on the company's larger PM5D console


Christ’s Church of the Valley Adds New Aviom A360 Personal Mixers

Tech director cites system benefits of affordability, ease-of-use, built-in reverb and the ability to save settings for different users via USB

Matrox Announces Support for Telestream Wirecast 5.0

New release of live production streaming software now supported on Matrox VS4 quad HD capture and ISO recording card

Celebration Church Simplifies Online Video Broadcasts

New AVL system integrates AJA’s Ki Pro Racks – an economical, seamless fit


Line 6 Partners with Earthworks to Release the V75-40V Premium Wireless Microphone

New mic combines industry-leading Line 6 digital wireless technology with the renowned Earthworks WL40V hyper-cardioid capsule

Roland Systems Group Launches

New website is designed to help users of Roland's popular V-Mixing System

Neutrik Announces New NL2FX SpeakOn Connector

Improved design replaces the venerable NL2FC connector

Top 5 Products from WFX 2013

Products were selected based upon the combination of their feature set, ease of use, build quality and affordability.

Avid Expands Its Live Systems with Industry-Leading Automixing Functionality

New Dugan-VN16 makes it easier for live sound professionals deliver higher-quality mixes

Harman’s Soundcraft HOT Labs Sessions a Highlight of WFX 2013

Sessions communicated the fundamental differences between analog and digital consoles and the benefits of switching to digital.

Renkus-Heinz to Participate in Live Sound Int’l Loudspeaker Demo at WFX

Three different loudspeaker series to be on display during the event including line arrays, column arrays and point-source systems.

Livemix Personal Monitoring System Makes WFX Debut

Digital Audio Labs to demonstrate new monitoring system at WFX Hands-On Training Labs

SSL Live Digital Audio Console is Now Shipping

SSL’s first live console ships on schedule to first wave of customers and commercial partners

New Harman HiQnet Audio Architect Version 1.1 to Control Dante-enabled Devices

Audio Architect is the software element of Harman’s Architectural Media Systems, and is a single control platform for all devices in a HiQnet sound system, from microphone to speaker.

Pro Audio Industry Moves to Protect Spectrum for Wireless Microphones

The pro audio, broadcast, theatre, and other key industry participants are working together to protect the remaining RF spectrum for production applications

Waves Audio To Support AAX Native Platform from Pro Tools

AAX joins VST, RTAS, TDM, AudioUnits and other native platforms supported by Waves

Livestream Debuts on Roku Streaming Platform

With new Livestream channel, millions of Roku users can watch more than 75,000 live events a month

Bose Announces RoomMatch Regional Demos

Company answers customers' call for real world demonstrations of system

Audinate and Aviom Announce Licensing Agreement

Dante digital audio networking being incorporated into Aviom mixing products

Samson Introduces Expedition Express Loudspeakers with Battery Power and Bluetooth Control

New system allows you to wirelessly connect to your smartphone, laptop or tablet and play your music while on the go.

Industry Veteran, Tom Sullivan, Joins Rose Brand as Senior Project Manager

New hire has lengthy background in scenery production for Broadway productions and other entertainment venues.

iOS 7’s Impact on Churches

Adding AirDrop to iOS 7 could change the way churches distribute announcements, and dramatically reduce weekly budgets.

Blackmagic Design Announces Update for ATEM Production Switchers

New software update includes Save and Restore for all ATEM Production Switchers and 1080p progressive video formats for the ATEM Production Studio 4K model

Grass Valley to Show Live Production Workflow Innovations for Churches at InfoComm 2013

Company will show switchers, media server and client solutions, and cameras, designed to enable content creators to cost-effectively produce, deliver and manage live content across multiple distribution platforms.

DPA Microphones Introduces d:dicate Recording Microphone Series

New microphones are designed for a variety of situations; as a podium microphone, or as a high-end capture microphone in live sound or recording applications.

Guinness World Record Setting Gospel Choir Performance Mixed on Soundcraft Vi6

The 96-channel Soundcraft Vi6 was filled to capacity with 30 band mics, 21 main choir mics, plus four wireless, 24 mics on the extended choir, eight ambient room mics and some playback tracks from the hard disc recorder.

Adobe Accelerates Shift To The Cloud

While Adobe Creative Suite 6 products will continue to be supported and available for purchase, the company has no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products. Focusing development on Creative Cloud will not only accelerate the rate at which Adobe can innovate, the company says, but also broaden the type of innovation the company can offer the creative community.

Lake Pointe Church Using More Than 150 Channels of Sennheiser Wireless

"Audio is such a critical part of what we do," says Technical Audio Systems Director, Jason Cole observes. "...having all Sennheiser everywhere makes that process so much easier because we know what each mic is going to sound like."

Waves Audio Announces Live Tech Support Service

Waves Live users working with everyone from churches, to local up-and-coming acts, to megastars such as Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Beyoncé, have new company tech support options to reduce down time.

Gothic Cathedral LED Lighting Becomes Centerpiece of European Cultural Event

European Capital of Culture event in Slovakia features Košice Cathedral’s exterior LED lighting as backdrop

Ashly Audio Licenses Audinate’s Dante Digital Networking

According to Ashly, Audinate revolutionizes the way that A/V systems are connected, by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Dante is robust proven solution which is widely deployed in hotels, transportation centers, shopping centers, public address systems, live sound reinforcement, theaters, concert halls, stadiums, athletic venues, corporate boardrooms, universities, broadcast facilities, recording facilities, houses of worship, government facilities, and courtrooms.

Student Life Ministry’s “Be Last Conference” To Feature PixelFlex LED Curtain Video Walls

PixelFlex’s flexible and lightweight LED curtain video wall is supporting Student Life Ministry's "Be Last Conference" celebrating Mark 9:35: If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.

Church Production Magazine Raises the Bar on Online Content and Experience

The new site offers improved navigation options, additional commenting, interaction opportunities, and coming soon: forums.

ETC Expands Eos Family of Lighting Consoles

The Eos family has a new flagship, the Eos Titanium (Ti) control desk, along with several new accessories designed to add functionality and ease-of-use.

Wireless DMX Provider Granted Technical Patent

New technology designed to improve reliability of wireless devices in the entertainment, architectural, commercial, industrial, street and/or event industries.

Yamaha Releases CL Series Firmware Upgrade

New version 1.51 firmware upgrades Yamaha's CL Series Digital Audio Consoles with and improved Help function, Scene Preview funcationality, Dante device detection/patching, and more.



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