Mike’s back in the car tackling a controversial topic; why you shouldn’t let your architect design your house lights. Architects may be great at many things—designing theatrically controlled house lights aren’t one of them. This should be a fun ride.
This week, Van tackles a listener question about how to ensure even haze distribution throughout a venue. Also, another question about how to hire a technical director.
Mike and Van try out YouTube live for the first time. We tackle some great questions on building a new building and renovation projects. Also, how to transition out of a tech leadership role well.
Now that we have an extensive collection of digital tools at our fingertips on our fancy digital consoles, does that make us better engineers? Maybe, maybe not. In today’s rant, Mike talks about his approach to training, plugins and how to mix.
Pardon the road noise; the d:fine picked up more ambient sound than I had hoped. Next episode will be a different mic.
Mike’s back! Since I had a leisurely 5 hour drive to the frozen tundra known as Indiana, I decided to finally answer some reader questions. This week, we talk about a favorite topic; listening to music. Is it bad to listen to “non-Christian” music? Is it good? What are the spiritual ramifications of music. Listen in for my thoughts.
This week Mike tells you why it's more important to develop skills than buy gear. If you take the time to build you skills, the gear won't matter. But if you think buying better gear will make you better, you should listen to this show.
We are live at Seeds 2017! Van an Mike record from the very cool production offices at Church On The Move during the Seeds Conference and talk about what they've seen and experienced this week.
This week we talk about how to shut off production mode on your weekends off. It's imperative to be able to take a break and rest, but how do you keep from continuing to be "the guy" in your mind when you're not working a weekend? We have some thoughts...
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!