Church Tech Weekly Episode 226: Supah-Mega-Phat NAMM Spectacular

We recap the highlights of the NAMM show this week. Hear about new wireless IEMs from Shure, a new mixer from A&H, updates to the Live Mix system, and new speakers from EV. All this and more! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 225: Shoot Santa From a Cannon

We know that in order to get a great mix, we need good source material. But how does the sound engineer help the band get the best results? This week, it's all about practical steps we can take to make each weekend the best it can be.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Andrew Stone

Brad Duryea

Chris Briley

Dave Stagl

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 224: Increase Your Blackness

We're back with our graphics experts again this week! This time, we talk about creation tools, compression, video codecs and source material. How to you get ProPresenter to play back video smoothly? We tackle that, too!

Guests:

Luke McElroy

Joel Smith

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 223: VolunteerTrader.com

This week we dig into graphics! It's all about backgrounds, motion and static. Where to find them, how to curate them, where do you find inspiration and more. Great for anyone responsible for graphical content on weekends.

Guests:

Luke McElroy

Joel Smith

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 222: Dante Networks, Pt. 2

We're back with Landon from Audinate talking about the best practices for setting up a Dante Network. We tackle switched vs. Redundant, running Dante over your existing IT network and what cable should you use. 

Guests:

Landon Gentry, Director of Global Support Services, Audinate

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 221: Dante Networks, Pt. 1

This week we uncover the mystery of Dante networking. We talk about the protocol itself, how it works, how it differs from other protocols and about the new Dante Via.

Guests:

Landon Gentry, Audinate

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 220: The Banjo Museum

We pick up where we left off last week by talking about the building blocks for the modern worship sound, and with some excellent advice on how to structure rehearsals. Ultimately, it's all about relationships; in this case between tech and band.

Guests:

Dave Dolphin

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 219: Oregon, Oklahoma

As a tech guy, do you ever wish for "better source material?" Do you wonder how to help the musicians better understand what we need? If so, this is a show for you. Share with your worship leader, too!

Guests:

Dave Dolphin

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 218: A Noggin You Wouldn't Believe

We're all about LDI (or as we call it LEDI) this week. We talk about the cool new products we saw at the show. But don't despair if you're not a lighting guy—they weren't all lighting products!

Guests:

Duke Dejong

Jay Wagner

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 217: Duke Snuggles a Moose

We're back to audio! We set out to talk about mixing in mono, but end up with a great discussion on how stereo works as well as the importance of arrangements. 

Guests:

Duke Dejong

Dave Stagl

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 216: ChurchTechWeekly±

We head to the mailbag today and talk about being on staff at a church. What are some things to look for before taking the plunge, how to be successful and how to find a gig. Plus, Not the News!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 215: I'm a Tech Director Not a Theologian

Live from SALT 14! Where does art come from? Usually from pain. We unpack that thought and start a discussion about how our worship services may change.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Stephen Proctor

Brady Toops

Brett Mabury

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 214: It's Sunday Already?

One of the most common questions we get at CTA is how to build volunteer teams. We dig deep into that topic tonight with a guy who is really doing a great job with it. Get out the pencil and paper, you're going to want to take notes...

Guests:

Robb MacTavish

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 212: Less with Less

A lot of times we talk about new gear, new procedures and all kinds of more. But what about the churches with little or no budget? How do you still do production on a shoestring and do it well. That's our topic this week.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Marcus Hammond

Jason Castlellente

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 211: ChurchTechWheneverWeGetToIt

It's been a while, but we're back! This week get talk about console layouts, delve into the floor pockets vs. sub snakes debate and learn how to maximize digital consoles. Plus, a bombshell in Not The News!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Brad Duryea

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 210: Lukamotive

We dive into visual worship this week with a great discussion on finding inspiration, developing visuals, working out a visual style and a special sneak preview of what's coming up with SALT 2014! 

Here's a link to the "Rave" Proctor was talking about during the show...

https://vimeo.com/103718337

Guests:

Camron Ware

Stephen Proctor

Luke McElroy

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 209: People Pleasing Perfectionists

This week we're joined by one of my heroes of the church tech world. We talk about what it means to be have a heart for ministry in the technical arts, how to manage your time and how churches should lead their technical artists.

Guests:

Duke Dejong

Curt Taipale

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 207: Mutually Assured Disasteredness

Didn't get enough of system optimization last week? Well we're back for another round. This time, it's a little more practical with plenty of tips you can use for fun and profit.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Dave Stagl

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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