Written by Davida Rochman on January 18, 2012 under House of Worship
It’s a little like asking for a raise. Uncomfortable. That’s why many of you out there have asked Shure for advice on ways to approach your lead pastor when it’s time to replace rather than repair. This may lead to stultifying technical discussions but it will certainly result in “how much money is this going to […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 27, 2015 under House of WorshipPersonal Monitoring SystemsWireless Systems
Aaron Padilla, audio director at Bayside Church and tour manager for Lincoln Brewster, explains what it takes to train a small army of volunteers to pull off 11 services a week across multiple portable and fixed congregations for thousands of worshippers without missing a beat.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 9, 2014 under House of Worship
Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin Stone Community Church presently numbers four campuses across the greater Austin area and over 7,000 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 26, 2014 under House of Worship
When most of us think of chapels in Las Vegas, the images that come to mind are of the drive-through wedding variety with an Elvis impersonator officiating. But here’s the real secret that Sin City isn’t even trying to keep on the down low: it’s full of churches, and according to msncbc contributor Chris Rodell […]
Written by Davida Rochman on September 26, 2013 under House of Worship
Planned obsolescence. We’re living in a world where the repair shops that were found in every town – large or small – as recently as ten or twenty years ago no longer exist. Manufacturers of consumer products aren’t eager to fill the gap, either, so most of us find it easier to replace. The good […]
Written by Davida Rochman on July 25, 2013
“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before. I only knew one blues riff that I could play on the piano, but when I played it on a […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 13, 2013 under House of Worship
In the second half of our two-part series, Shure Associate Gino Sigismondi, who many of you know from articles in Shure Notes as well as training sessions at seminars and conferences, explains the different types of mics used in church applications along with tips on where to place them. Form Factors – Narrowing the Field […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 14, 2013 under House of Worship
By Worship Team Training’s: Branon Dempsey That something will go wrong seems to be the motto of most audio teams in the Church, as well as any other form of live and recorded music. Whether at the stadium, restaurant or other social gathering; it’s not so much the question “if” things go wrong, but when. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 14, 2013 under House of Worship
Contributor: Tim Vear One of the ways that we zero in on what you want from us is to check in with Senior Applications Engineer and Shure Answer Man Tim Vear. Not only is he a featured speaker at countless workshops and seminars, he wrote the book on Audio Systems for Houses of Worship which […]
Written by Ryan Smith on January 11, 2013 under News
This was billed as an all female event! It’s been a while though since the last time I had the privilege of seeing Natalie Grant perform live. So when she came in for rehearsal the day before, I had no reservations about asking her if I could attend the show. She was more than happy […]
Written by Davida Rochman on August 30, 2012 under Broadcast
Contributors: Keith Anderson, Videographer and Chris Lyons, Manager of Technical & Educational Communications at Shure For the videographer who is either earning a living or bringing in some extra income by shooting video for weddings, events or the Internet – audio can present a challenge. You can’t have a bride holding a microphone while exchanging […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 5, 2012 under House of Worship
More powerful. Less expensive. And widely accepted. Today, congregations large and small are benefiting from improved sound quality and lower stage volumes. The guitarist, in order to hear himself better, turns his amplifier up. The singers need more monitor level to compete with the rest of the praise band. The cycle of escalating stage volume […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 3, 2011 under House of Worship
The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes for Houses of Worship, Issue #47 (October 3, 2011). A History Whether you believe that Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, or the Steve Miller Band was the first to pioneer the use of in-ear monitoring systems, one fact is indisputable: this represented a breakthrough in live sound. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 14, 2011 under House of Worship
How They Made the Transition How well we remember the days gone by when the airwaves were filled with news of a digital tsunami and the end, as we knew it, of analog television. For consumers, it meant the addition of a set-top box and a never-ending stream of public service and cable provider TV […]
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