RF Venue Provides Houses of Worship With Wireless Audio Essentials

December 2, 2023

Integrators are seeing increased demand for new or expanded wireless audio systems in houses of worship, and today’s crowded RF environment complicates satisfying that need. However, a growing list of integrators have discovered that they can deliver the channel counts and dependable performance their house-of-worship clients demand, regardless of system brand or model, by relying […]

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September Temperature Check Results: HOW Market

October 3, 2023

At the height of the pandemic, we saw many houses of worship adopt streaming technology to allow people to worship from home, safe from the spread of disease. But now that we have transitioned into our hybrid world, rAVe [PUBS] wanted to know what houses of worship are doing now. That’s why focused our September […]

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rAVe September 2023 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED

September 6, 2023

Summer may be over, and with it many of the outdoor live events we know and love, but this market keeps it moving all year long. The house of worship market saw some quick changes during early COVID, with many being forced to adopt streaming technologies so people could still worship from home. But now […]

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Streaming Into the Future: How Bandwidth Needs Have Expanded for Houses of Worship

February 10, 2023

By Rob Voorhees Exertis Almo Let us rewind the clock to early 2019. I was in a discussion with a customer who asked me what the top verticals were in regards to bandwidth needs. I had received this very common question countless times, so I answered in the same manner: “Hospitality, bar and restaurant, education, […]

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5 Technologies to Future-Proof Church AV

December 22, 2022

Out of all of the applications and go-to-market opportunities for ProAV solutions, House of Worship AV (or Church AV) is the most critical to have a future-proof solution. Think about it: No other application of a full, end-to-end, broadcast-quality-ready AV integration is used weekly (or more) by an institution or entity that doesn’t staff a […]

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Tech Updates in Traditional HOW Spaces: The Challenges

September 13, 2022

The more things change, the more they stay the same. As time and technology have progressed, styles and trends have shifted in the house-of-worship world just as they have in the rest of it. In the HOW market, these shifts are especially difficult to reconcile — HOWs often have limited resources as well as significant […]

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This Is What Powered Pilgrimage 2021

December 29, 2021

Last you heard from me, we discussed critical decisions to make with in-person, large-scale house of worship events. Our topics rang true then, rang true for Pilgrimage 2021 and they still ring true now.  Our In-Person Experience  Pilgrimage 2021 saw new beginnings in many areas. We welcomed in-person attendees to the event at a new […]

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Things To Consider About Audio/Video Control Desks

October 12, 2021

By: Richard Honeycutt SynAudCon Recently I overheard a discussion between a couple of church AV techs about booths and desks. Both seemed uncertain about several issues: Is an enclosed booth a good idea? If an enclosed booth is used, how big should the opening be for sound to enter? How big should the desk be, […]

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Three HOW Technology Upgrades to Prioritize

July 30, 2021

Budgets are a bummer, and coming out of a global pandemic means they are tight. When your HOW customers could use an upgrade on six or seven key pieces to their system but only have the budget for three, which do you recommend and why? Here are the first three — in order of most […]

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It’s 1 p.m. (Every Other) Tuesday. Do You Know Where Justin and Matt Are?

April 14, 2021

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  Hello, besties! I’m back with another (sort of late — please don’t kill me, Justin) recap of the March SDVoE LIVE! episodes. So, yes, the episodes I will be talking about today are from March, but the content is evergreen. Today we’re going to be learning about installs in houses […]

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Helping Houses of Worship Decide When to Upgrade Video Gear

January 27, 2021

For too many churches, the question of when to upgrade video gear, hangs around like a frozen video frame. That reality has only grown with an increased focus toward streaming and broadcasting of worship services since March. As with any piece of equipment, each will eventually reach a point at which it must be replaced. […]

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Unusual Church AV is Now the Norm

June 4, 2020

Think you know the HOW market? Think again. Audio, video and lighting are used in creative and unpredictable ways in churches of all sizes and venues. From church cafes to portable church setups in movie theatres to mega-sized megachurches — the use of AVL is everywhere. However, the church market’s embrace of AV for most […]

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Anthony Coppedge on Stats, Facts and Opportunity in HoW — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK Keynote

April 30, 2020

It’s day four out of five for LAVNCH WEEK — the industry’s first all-digital launch event we’ve been putting on with Zoom and our partners this week — and today was House of Worship (HoW) day. This day was created specifically for two audiences: house of worship integrators and AV/IT providers (maybe even volunteers) who […]

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Helping Houses of Worship Live Stream Before Easter Holiday

March 24, 2020

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM PTZOptics Worship Summit Live to Be Held April 2 By Paul William Richards Chief Streaming Officer, PTZOptics PTZOptics is announcing a full day of worship technology education that will happen on April 2nd. According to an April 2019 Gallup poll, half of Americans are church members. Like AV insiders […]

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Selling AV Technology to Churches: Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

February 7, 2020

Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. We call this ‘FUD’ and it happens all the time for audio, video and lighting sales; one minute the sale looks like it’s about to close and seemingly the next moment FUD strikes and the deal is too often lost. FUD exists in every market within the AV industry, but perhaps it’s […]

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Can We Help Houses of Worship Find and Vet AV Technology Vendors?

January 27, 2020

Help me! How do I ? Where do I? These and a lot of similar questions were the core of the responses we gathered during and after the seminar session on “How to Source and Purchase Equipment for a HOW AV System,” presented during the WFX Conference & Expo in September 2019, held in Orlando, […]

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How to Make a Winning HoW Advertisement

January 6, 2020

The house of worship (HoW) market easily exceeds $1 billion (U.S.) in sales each year for audiovisual systems and gear. Yet, the market continues to be one with a mere handful of vendors effectively targeting and selling consistently into this underserved vertical space for the AV industry. With over six years of historical precedent and […]

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Top House of Worship Ads of 2019

December 23, 2019

2019 was the year of the message if audiovisual (AV) ads aimed at churches were the litmus test. In our annual roundup of advertising dos and don’ts targeting the house of worship (HOW) market, no single persona-specific word was used more frequently than “message” as the key driver for capturing the attention of church AV buyers or, […]

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The Smartest Person in the Room

December 20, 2019

If you are working in the house of worship (HOW) market providing advice, guidance and expertise, you should be offering a clearly defined set of options and services to any customer or congregation. Given the enormous number of small HOWs in North America (well over 250,000 locations across all denominations), the need for clarity, flexibility […]

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Church AV: What You May Not Know About the House of Worship Market

November 26, 2019

The house of worship market is comprised of many church sizes and venue types ranging from portable temporary set-up and tear-down weekly venues to gargantuan giga-churches with tens of thousands of attendees every weekend… and pretty much everything in between. Selling to such a wide variety of client types even with the same market space […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

November 1, 2019

Recently our rAVe colleague Jacob Blount wrote, in the rAVe HOW [House of Worship] newsletter, about a video of the Angel City Chorale showcasing very poor choir miking, and how this seriously detracted from the value and presentation intended — hardly a clean choir sound. I’m probably dating myself, but I couldn’t help but think […]

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Fail Faster to Succeed Sooner

October 30, 2019

In order to deliver the highest value possible at scale and velocity to the house of worship market, your AV firm will need to learn how to fail faster and succeed sooner. ‘Failing faster’ may seem counter-intuitive because the idea of failing evokes strong, negative emotional responses. And failure is often seen as something to […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping Waves SuperRack

October 29, 2019

Waves Audio is now shipping Waves SuperRack, the plugin processing software for live sound and broadcast engineers. The Waves SuperRack plugin rack lets users run up to 128 audio channels through multiple instances of Waves plugins with near-zero latency and offers endless customization options that make it easy for users to tailor the application to […]

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At Different Church Organization Types, Who’s in Charge?

October 11, 2019

Knowing not only the type of leadership structure each of the different church organization types has, but also who within the congregation actually holds and wields that leadership power, is a critical element in guiding any HOW technical project from concept to completion. In a recent webinar created for the WFX Expo audience (available online […]

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The Earthworks SR314 Vocal Mic Line Grows

October 3, 2019

Released in March 2019, the SR314 delivered a unique design for a vocal microphone using a stainless steel chassis — sort of a retro-meets-futuristic design. Now, the SR314 is available in three combinations — stainless steel, black coated stainless steel with a black windscreen and black coated stainless steel with a stainless windscreen. Key features […]

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HDTV Supply Debuts Digital Canvasing Box for 1080p Systems via AV-Over-IP Wolfpack 7×16 Kit

October 3, 2019

HDTV Supply has announced the WolfPack 7×16 HDMI Matrix Switcher Kit that accommodates multi-source to multi-display systems (i.e., digital canvasing) using Ethernet via AV-over-IP on 1080p displays. Because it is a matrix switcher, it allows any input to be routed to any output or the same input to be routed to all outputs or any combination. This is not […]

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Needs Analysis for Small Houses of Worship (Part 3)

September 9, 2019

In the first two parts of this series (part one, part two) we broke down the information regarding who is involved in the decision tree, who should be what did the congregation/facility/staff/leadership say they wanted? More importantly what did you hear and finally, what do they really need? As we strongly emphasized in part one, […]

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HoW to: Improve Consistently

September 9, 2019

The house of worship (HoW) market has a unique consistency: Sunday comes every seven days for church services. This regularity is both a boon and a challenge for the women and men providing ProAV production to congregants conditioned to the high production values of stage and screen outside of their churches. It is because of […]

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Needs Analysis for Small Houses of Worship (Part 2)

August 12, 2019

What did they say they wanted? More importantly what did you hear and finally, what do they really need? The answers to these key questions are the roadmap to winning the job, but more often than not, just finding the map is a huge issue in and of itself. As was discussed in the first […]

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Church Multi-Site Now with Face-to-Face Live ProAV Support

July 16, 2019

With churches continuing to add multi-site campuses to extend their geographic reach and influence, how can the pro AV market serve this market with solutions equal to the scale of church multi-site expansion? The answer is church multi-site now with face-to-face live pro AV support — that’s a game changer for the industry. The answer […]

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Needs Analysis for Small Houses of Worship (Part 1)

June 27, 2019

There are well in excess of a quarter of a million small houses of worship in North America, according to the latest data from the National Congregations Study, conducted through Duke University. (For additional information about the National Congregations Study, go here.) For reference, the generally accepted definition of a small congregation is characterized by […]

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Church Online: Pro AV for Streaming Church Services

June 6, 2019

The dramatic growth of churches using online streaming and on-demand options to extend the reach of their audience offers a steady stream of upgrades and innovations for Pro AV technology solutions. With the increase in both accessibility and adoption of high-speed broadband internet access worldwide has come a massive increase in users taking advantage of […]

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