Church Tech Weekly Episode 184: The Show's 13th Floor

Wireless mic's—the source of great utility or frustration. We talk about how to make them work better, and about the upcoming spectrum sell-off that will once again have us shifting frequencies.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Karl Winkler

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 183: That, or Van Reads Trivia

Ever wondered how to get your broadcast mix to sound like the big Mega Church's? Today we talk with three guys who really know what they're doing. Even if you don't have lots of gear, your audio for video mix can still sound great.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Andrew Stone

Scott Ragsdale

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.

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 182: That Crazy Girl You Knew In High School

This week, it's all about projection! We talk about lumen ratings (and why you can't trust them), digital vs. analog cabling, lenses, throw distances and more. And as a bonus, we cover the NAMM show just for fun.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Camron Ware

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 181: Eh, It's Live to Me

This week we talk about visual silence, multi screen environments, visual worship and a host of other topics related to immersive worship environments. Plus, some great new products in the news!

And check out Luke's new book, The Wide Guide.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

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.

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 180: It's Wednesday for Mike

This week we go back to the mailbag! We tackle questions such as how to handle it as a volunteer when the worship leader is also over tech but spends all his time with the band; how to balance excellence in production with budget, capabilities and people; prioritizing people over production and how to handle drums in a small room.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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.

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 179: Big Pants, Little Pockets

This week it's all about system design and optimization, building projects and churches that build buildings with no thought to AVL whatsoever. It's about to get real!

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.

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 178: The New RLX!

It's the last show of the year! We take a look back at the biggest stories and products of 2013, and make some predictions about what's to come in the new year. Plus, a special call in from our producer, Katie. You won't believe from where!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Lee Fields

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 177: I Felt His Presents

Being that it's Christmas week, we solicited fun Christmas stories from our listening audience. And boy did we get some! We even throw in a dramatic reading of one! And somehow, we end up talking about LED lights at the end. Go figure.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Jason Cole

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 176: Tipping Cows for Christmas

How do you prepare for a building project? Not simply design, but making sure all the right things are in place for a project to succeed. And be sure to choose equipment your team can run. We're gearing up for building in 2014!

Guests:

Duke Dejong

Bob Nahrstadt

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 175: Pay It Backwards

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Jason Cole

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.

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 174: Lightsaber, Off

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...

Guests:

Van Metschke

Rob McInteer

Thomas Pendergrass

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 173: Road Trip!

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. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Camron Ware

Ryan Howell

Stephen Proctor

Andrew Stone

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.

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 172: Some People Need a Crutch

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Dave Stagl

Andrew Stone

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 171: Podcast Left or House Left

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. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Luke McElroy

Nick Rivero

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 170: Origin Story

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! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Marcus Hammond

Mark Hanna

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 169: The Texas of Canada

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. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Stephen Proctor

Camron Ware

Courtney Ware

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

The whole guest list: 

Nate Ragan

Scott Gratton

Samantha Gratton 

Jared Taylor

Pat Laeger

Paul Gratton

Todd Garner

Logan Hinders

Church Tech Weekly Episode 168: That's No BSS

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! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Wes Wakefield

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 167: Leprechaun Weekend

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! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Stephen Proctor

Camron Ware

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.

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 166: You'd Look Good In A Sweater

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. 

Guests:

Duke Dejong

Andrew Stone

Jason Cole

Todd Elliot

Kevin Sanchez

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes

Church Tech Weekly Episode 165: I Shouldn't Have Had That Croissant

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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

Download this Episode (below) or Subscribe in iTunes