This week, we discuss when it's appropriate to bring an AVL integrator into the discussion about a new building or renovation project. In our experience, too many churches wait too long. Once plans are nearly finalized--or worse, concrete is poured--it becomes increasingly difficult to make simple, cost-effective changes to the building, add infrastructure or just make it more production friendly. Don't waste money; start sooner!
This week, Mike and Van reflect on the last 10 years of ChurchTechArts and nearly 7 of ChurchTechWeekly. A lot has happened in that time, and we've been blessed to be part of the ever-expanding church tech universe. We also talk about Mike's CTA writing sabbatical and new project, Mike On Gun Safety.
This week, it's old guys vs. young guys! Well, not really. But Van & Mike talk with two younger tech leaders about the challenges and rewards of leading technical ministries as a 20-30-something. Warning, these two guys are really sharp--after listening to them, you're going to need to up your game!
We're taking wireless spectrum today! With the coming sale of part or all of the 600 MHz band, we have our two wireless experts back to let us know what is going on with the sale and what we need to know. And here are some links for more information (we mention these on the show):
We’re back! This week we talk about where to find good advice for church tech. We also discuss how and why the best techs continue to seek improvement throughout their careers.
Should churches get into the business of renting their gear and facilities out? What are the pros and cons? What should you think about? How to approach this tricky topic? Our panel shares some sage advice based on years of experience.
We're talking Multi-site this week! How do you organize your gear, your teams, your leadership? Is central control better than a dotted line? What are the advantages of standardizing on gear? We tackle all this and more.
How should worship and tech teams be organized? Should the TD report to the worship leader? Is it better for them to be peers? What works and what doesn't? Our panel discusses the myriad of ways teams can be organized and what they've seen work best.
Why do TD’s leave the church? Is it politics, age, burnout, or something else? Maybe it’s more complicated. We dig in this week.
Digital snakes, digital transports, personal mixers, Dante, MADI, AES50…how do you make sense of it all? We help you sort it out.
This week, we talk about the pros and cons of electronic drums. Sometimes they can be a real life-saver; sometimes they cause problems. We help you navigate that.
It's an LED week here at CTW. We talk with Daniel Connell about lighting, trends in stage design and how LEDs have finally arrived. Plus, a special message from Jonathan Davis!
Mike and Van sweat it out on the mean streets of Las Vegas searching InfoComm 2016 for some cool stuff. In this episode, they run down what they find while trying to stay cool.
We're back talking wireless. We know there is going to be a sell off of the 600 Mhz spectrum soon, so what's a tech guy to do? We answer that question and more this week. The sky is not falling, but there are some cracks.
It's happening again! The FCC is about to sell off another chunk of spectrum. What does that mean for you and your wireless mic’s? Listen in to find out.
We've been joking about it for some time, but we figured with us taking a road trip back to SoCal after NAB it would be a good time to try it out. So here you go! Let us know if you like it in the comments.
We're live at NAB! This year, we're looking at 4K and drones. And a few other things. But mainly 4K and drones.
What does the future hold for production technology in the Church? Our panel gets into that topic this week and the conclusions we draw may surprise you!
This week, we recap Easter! Our panel discusses how the weekend went, what the trends are in Easter productions and how best to recover after a crazy-busy week.
We're live from NW MinCon! This week we get to talk about audio training, and the importance of continuing to learn and refine our craft.