This week, the very tired trio discusses WFX. After standing all week, teaching classes, and talking to dozens of people, Duke, Van and Mike give you the rundown on the last trade show of the year.
This week, we recap the SALT conference. We talk about some of the things we learned, what was encouraging and why it's so important to have relationships with fellow technical artists.
It is a very special episode of CTW! We are pre-SALT, and joined by Stephen Proctor of the Alt podcast and Brady Shearer of Pro Church Tools. In front of a live studio audience, we share our greatest fears as an artist and talk about how to build your teams.
We're back talking about wireless mic’s this week. Given the ever-shrinking spectrum, we have to become a lot more savvy about how we approach wireless technology. We tell you how.
The RF Apocalypse is coming! The Fed is getting ready to sell off another block of spectrum on us, and we have about 4 years to plan. We talk about what is really happening and what you need to do to prepare.
This week, Mike and Van listen to the music. Or at least talk about the music they listen to and why. To become a better engineer, you need to know great music. Here's where to start.
What do you do when disaster strikes? Your console's hard drive crashes, you lose a stage box, the lighting console won't boot, the video switcher won't switch? We talk about disaster recovery this week with someone who recently experienced it.
Picking up where we left of last week, we continue looking at portable and satellite campuses. This week, it's gear. How to handle the spec'ing, management, repair and responsibility of all the equipment for those other venues.
Remote campuses is the topic of the day. How do you staff them? Who handles problems? Who trains, recruits and leads the teams? What are some great organizational principles? We tackle that and more!
We continue this week talking about being a good steward. How to manage your gear in such a way that it builds trust with leadership and you get more. This is why you can have nice things.
We're talking church budgeting this week. How to come up with a budget, how to establish trust with leadership and how to plan for eventual equipment placement.
It's a very special Episode 250. We go back and listen to some fun moments from the past, talk about firing audio cues, projection and the new Brad Duryea Random City Generator.
Here is the promised Hammer Pants photo. Children, avert your eyes.
Mike & Van talk about the need for a close friend to do ministry with. On the heals of Lead Lab, Atlanta, we recap some themes we hear again and again, and offer encouragement for TDs everywhere.
Production work can be fun. This week, we talk about the most fun we've had on a show, when we had to learn lots of new things. We also debate when it's time to bring in the pro's for a show.
How do you create a healthy atmosphere for your creative team, while still meeting deadlines and goals? What to healthy boundaries look like? And what are our favorite tech apps.
It's the final episode of CTWRoadTrip! We tackle buying a new PA and console, what skills it takes to be an integrator, our favorite rechargeable batteries, how to foster passion in volunteers, why we don't talk about AVID and the one bacon we can eat forever. It's a full show!
We're still on the road answering your questions. This week, it's mixing in stereo, creating space in a mono mix, favorite movies, podcasts and food and maybe a few surprises.
We're still on the road answering your questions! This week, we talk about how to practice as an FOH engineer, the difference between manned and unmanned cameras, which conferences to attend, using effects and debate the Roland M5000 vs. DiGiCo SD9 and S21.
Mike and Van continue the drive cross-country and talk about the difference between an abusive situation and normal TD stuff; the best practices for switching from analog to digital and ponder whether to high-pass the bass.
It's #CTWRoadTrip! You asked the questions, and we're going to answer them. This week, we tackle questions on how to structure an all-volunteer tech team, how to be good stewards and how to troubleshoot a system.