Church Tech Weekly Episode 260: That Could Be Totally Inappropriate

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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 259: Emily Is Out of Paper

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.

Bonus, a highly talented local artist, Emily Carlton, live sketched the show for us. Here are her show notes. To see more of her work, visit her website.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Stephen Proctor

Brady Shearer

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 258: What's the Best Microphone?

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 257: You Can't Reboot People

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 256: This ChurchTechLife

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.

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 255: Tip Your Cat To Him

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Brandon Thompson

Matt Armstrong

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 254: Some Drunk Monkey

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. 

Guests:

Duke DeJong

Rick Russell

John David Boreing

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 253: A Chicken Biscuit To The Lighting Console

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!

Guests:

Duke DeJong

Rick Russell

John David Boreing

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 252: Industrial Strength, Like Duke

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.

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 251: Like a Pinball Going Down a Rabbit Hole

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. 

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 250: Like a Train Wreck With Fireworks

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Brad Duryea

Dave Stagl

John David Boreing

Stephen Proctor

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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Here is the promised Hammer Pants photo. Children, avert your eyes.

Church Tech Weekly Episode 249: I Did Not Prepare a Shpiel

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.

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 248: Embrace the Sweet Tea

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Andrew Stone

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 247: Sandbox Expectation Boundary

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Brad Duryea

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 246: Good Effort For A Puppet

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!

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 245: The Funny Thing Is, No One Knows

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.

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 244: ChurchTechBacon

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.

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 243: Standin' On A Corner

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.

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 242: Road Trip!

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. 

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.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 241: Now Actually Palatial!

We are live for the first time in the Palatial Studio 3.0! Tonight we talk about our identity; who we are in Christ and what it means to serve in ministry as a technical artist. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

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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