The best way to learn this trade is from someone who has already mastered it. This week we talk about mentoring; being a mentor and having a mentor. We all need to be building into the next generation of technical artists.
This week it's all about lighting! We recap LDI—or as our panel calls it, LEDI. Learn about the new LED-source moving head fixtures, LED houselights, LED video walls and a new console from High End. And you'll never guess who our sponsors are...
Since Mike is on vacation, it's time for the "Best of Episodes 1-100!" In this show, we talk with many of our favorite people, Camron Ware, Ryan Howell, Stephen Proctor, Andrew Stone, Dave Stagl, Nigel Spatling and Bob Heil. This is a must-listen to episode.
Are "authentic" and "good" mutually exclusive? Is it possible to over-rehearse? Why do we think "good enough" is, well, good enough in church? We tackle these questions and more this week.
It's easy to fall into the same routine for our weekly services. But what if we approached them with more intentionality? How can we be stirred up by what we do? This week, we learn some lessons on that from the SALT conference.
Your musicians and vocalists prepare for a weekend, but how does the tech team? For that matter, how do you train your tech team? And how do you handle disasters, vacations or simply not being there? We cover it all this week!
We're live from SALT13! A large group of technical artists assembled in Stephen Proctor's living room, and we were there to record it. It's a great discussion on the tools of our craft, and a reminder that we all face similar challenges.
It's software picks week! Our esteemed panel talks about many cool, clever and time-saving software tools they can't live without. Fair warning; grab a notepad and write these down—lots of great ideas here!
We're live at the National Worship Leader's Conference! And as such, it's time for a deep discussion about worship, being encouraged, having a network and being cynical. Get your notebook out, you'll need it!
We're live from WFX this week! We talk about making it through tough times, getting on board with the vision of the church and how to solve morale problems (among other things). It's a great episode with lots of laughs and truth.
It's another week of small-church mailbag! This week we tackle the question of how much the worship leader should be involved in tech, and how to translate mission into tech equipment. For fun, providing constructive criticism to the band.
It's small church night! We tackle your questions on doing tech in small churches. This week we discuss helping students "get" the importance of what we do and determine if the super-cheap option is in fact best (spoiler: probably not).
How do you expand your seating capacity when there is no more room? The Chapel in Buffalo has a great idea, and we learn all about it today. We also learn why relationships are so important, and find out what's in the news!
This week, we geek out with Mike Johns. It's all about AppleScript, Automator, MIDI and how you can find ways to automate and simplify almost anything in your tech booth. Save time you didn't know you had!
It's all about installs this week. We talk about installing a slick Dante-based audio system with the Yamaha CL, ETC's Net3 Protocol, a cost-effective video wall and some do's and don't's for installations.
Starting off in this business, we all have a lot to learn. This week, three veteran TDs (with 60+ years of combined experience!) share what they wish they knew when they started out. You might be surprised at the answers.
As the title suggests, it's all about audio this week. We talk about tuning PAs, the new Yamaha CL5 in use, and a surprisingly powerful and affordable mixing system that we really like.
We're back with another live, on-location edition of CTW! This time we're on site at Echo, and we're discussing the importance of passing on our knowledge, being in community and why Duke is not a Cirque du Soleil dancer.
How to train volunteers is one of the most frequently asked questions here at CTA. Tonight we tackle that one, and talk about what ages to recruit for your tech team. Some great information on this show...
Audio networking is our topic tonight! We talk all about Dante, AVB, Layer 2, Layer 3 and even some "not really network" protocols like AES50, MADI and A-Net. Have questions about networking? We've got answers. And maybe some more questions...