We lost a great friend this week. Andrew Stone left us for heaven. With a heavy heart, I’m going to replay the first episode he joined us on. This was from back in March, 2012. Andrew went on to be one of our most frequent guests. I encourage you to go back and listen to those shows. They were gold.
This wee we talk personal mixing. Specifically, how to address the concerns of musicians who are resistant to moving to a personal mixing solution. We also discuss some best practices to make the transition smooth.
Van is back again this week with Joe Way. Joe has been a TD, has written a book and is now director of media at a university. Van and Joe talk about how church and higher ed are similar and different, and upcoming educational opportunities for techs.
This week Van interviews Lee Fields from Bayside Church and MXu. They discuss all things volunteers, MXu and of course, Christmas movies.
Inspired by a true story, Mike tackles the subject of tech booth backup. Now that everything we do is done on a computer, it’s imperitive we have backups of all show and config files. Don’t skip this step!
Mike’s back in the car talking priorities. As a TD, you have many things competing for your attention and time. How do you properly prioritize all those things? Which things are important, and which are merely urgent? Listen in and find out.
Van’s back in the truck and he’s talking about how to spark passion in your volunteer team. Some team members seem content to do average work every week. Van has some thoughts on how to help move them to the next level.
For the big 300, Mike is back in the car. Alone. Talking about effects. It’s a near-perfect day. Effects, compression, delay and gating are all on the table today as Mike shares his advice for appropriate use.
This week Mike shares some tips on how to prepare for big services—Christmas, Easter, VBS—without going crazy. The key is in thinking ahead—way ahead. Plan early and your life is better.
This week we talk about contracts! Many don’t fully understand the types of contracts they will be entering into when they embark on a AVL project (or building project). This week, we’ll delve into the main types you’ll encounter and how to make sure you get what you want.
There are some people who don’t really know much, but are very aggressive in sharing their ill-formed opinions. Don’t be like them. Also, be careful who you listen to on the internets.
Mike and Van are back live on the YouTubes with a great group of listeners talking volunteers. After a brief talk about doing things the hard way, we get into a great discussion about how to recruit, train, care for and retain volunteers.
Mike’s back in the car this week talking leadership. We tackle topics such as how to lead your team, how to manage your budget, leading up and down and what to do if you find yourself in a negative leadership situation. It’s all this and more!
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.
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!