Church Tech Weekly Episode 285: What Can Brown Do For You?

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!

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 284: Differential Dispersion

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.

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 283: Get Off The Couch, Bro!

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!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Isaiah Franco

Tyler Kaneshiro

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 282: For Me...I Don't Know

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):

Shure's Incentive Auction Resource Center

Lectrosonics FCC Spectrum Updates

Guests:

Van Metschke

Criss Niemann

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 281: I'm a Digital Kind of Guy

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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 280: Mute Yourself

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

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 279: The Druids are not on the Recording

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Justin Firesheets

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 278: One Angry Dude

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Colin Burch

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 277: I Don't Do Accents

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Todd Elliott

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 275: Banned From The Ranch

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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 274: CAD Monkey Banana Slap

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!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Daniell Connel

Jonathan Davis

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 273: Van Math

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.

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 272: Spectrum Joy

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.

Guests:

Criss Niemann

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 271: Wireless Wonderland

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.

Guests:

Criss Niemann

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 270: The Mike & Van Variety Hour

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.

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 269: Three Point Windbag

We're live at NAB! This year, we're looking at 4K and drones. And a few other things. But mainly 4K and drones.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Mark Hanna

Zeke McGeehon

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 268: The Blackmailing Ministry

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!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Andrew Stone

Rick Russell

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 267: Call the Matador

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.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Andrew Stone

Rick Russell

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 266: Define Abuse

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. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

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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