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Middle Atlantic Celebrates AV Month With Robust Training Lineup

untitledAs part of its ongoing commitment to deliver the products and services and fully support integrators as technology continues to advance and evolve, Middle Atlantic Products has announced a full month of online training opportunities in celebration of AV Month 2016. As the AV community unites to celebrate, promote, and share the industry with the world, this is a great opportunity for integrators to deepen their expertise and knowledge to better meet the needs of installations today and in the future.

Covering some of the latest trends, challenges, and standards arising in the industry, each training session will equip attendees with techniques that can be directly applied in the field. Sessions will be offered online, allowing industry professionals everywhere easy access to the courses. All courses are InfoComm-CTS, BICSI, and AIA certified. Attendees who successfully complete all four courses can earn four CTS, BICSI, and/or AIA credits.

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Elation Stage and Broadcast Lighting for UK’s Bridge Street Community Church

bridge-st-community-church_1Bridge Street Community Church in Leeds, UK, has opened up a new worship building and outfitted the space with Elation Professional stage and broadcast lighting, designed, supplied and installed by Wigwam Acoustics. The new purpose-built Bridge Community Church is a multipurpose building catering for conferences and live events, as well as weekly church services. The newly completed development provides the church with a comprehensive community center that includes a 1000-capacity auditorium, café and other facilities.

“We use Elation products on all of our lighting installations due to the finished result and also the price of the units compared to similar products,” stated Tim Mortimer, Installations Manager at Wigwam Acoustics. Wigwam has a well established reputation for work in churches and cathedrals, so was well placed to design, supply and install a comprehensive stage lighting package for the auditorium. Wigwam also completed a state-of-the-art audiovisual installation across the development.

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Old Fort Church Builds with Community

untitledNew Audio System Provides Even Coverage, High Speech Intelligibility and Great Music Quality

Describing itself as “a real-life community on the move,” Old Fort Church completed its new building in time for Easter services in 2016. The church’s 300-seat worship center features modern video and lighting systems and a high-performance audio system with Community I SERIES loudspeakers.

Old Fort Church holds two worship services each Sunday. The first is a “blended experience” with a mix of traditional and contemporary worship styles. The second is a “modern experience” featuring videos and contemporary Christian music led by a praise band.

According to Worship Arts Leader Mike Sooy, music plays a very important part in both services, and great sound was therefore a priority for the new facility. “We wanted to take things to the next level,” he said. Sooy also emphasized the importance of speech clarity. “If they can’t hear the message,” he continued, “what’s the point?”

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Eiki Projectors Deliver Clarity at Calvary Aurora

aurora_43smFounded in December of 1999 as a small non-denominational church, Calvary Aurora is one of the many affiliates of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, CA, which today is home to some 30,000 believers. Calvary Aurora is home to a wide range of ministries geared towards children, youth, and adults from all walks of life. To further ensure that its message is relevant and engaging, the church recently upgraded its video projection capabilities—drawing from the product catalog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based Eiki International, Inc.

The new video system was designed and installed by Brett Nelson of Nelson Audio & Light of Eldon, MO, a sound, lighting, and video integrator that caters primarily to the worship and education markets. After consulting with church leadership to ascertain their goals and expectations, the decision was made to deploy four Eiki projectors: two LC-HDT2000 HD widescreen projectors with 15,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and native 2K resolution, and two LC-HDT700 HD widescreen projectors featuring 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 2700:1 contrast ratio, with native 1080p resolution. Nelson Audio & Light owner Bruce Nelson discussed the project.

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Mackie DL32R a Blessing for La Junta Church of the Nazarene

untitledLocated on U.S. Highway 50, about 60 miles east of Pueblo, the town of La Junta is home to about 5,000 residents. Approximately 230-almost 5 percent of the population-are members of the La Junta Church of the Nazarene, and the congregation continues to grow.

The church’s contemporary-style services include a full praise band, and sound reinforcement had long been a challenge, due

to a very outdated system that fell far short of their needs. “The previous system had old, mostly blown speakers that should have been replaced ten years ago, two mediocre outboard EQs, and a crossover that was not doing anything,” recalls Lucas Lafferty, co-owner of systems integrator DK Audio Video of Colorado Springs. Lafferty’s team specified a new system, including a 1,600 watt Mackie HD1801 subwoofer with an 18-inch speaker that delivered all of the sub-lows required.

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Montreal’s Famed Cathedral Sounds Glorious with ICONYX

untitledIf you seek inspiration and perhaps a dose of humility, you might visit Montreal’s magnificent Marie-Reine-Du-Monde Basilique Cathedrale (Mary Queen of the World Cathedral Basilica). The interior may not be quite as grand as the Vatican’s St. Peter’s, after which the cathedral was modeled, but the gorgeous, 3 million cubic-foot building is a true gem. Inaugurated on Easter Sunday 1894, it was the first building in Montreal to cost more than one million dollars-so expensive that fundraising and construction took 24 years.

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West Shore Church Upgrades to Allen & Heath dLive and ME-1s

untitledSpire AVL of Carslile, PA has replaced an older digital mixer at the West Shore Church in Mechanicsburg with an Allen & Heath dLive S7000 Surface. Spire AVL’s Seth Shoemaker explained the upgrade. “The church’s previous mixer had experienced technical difficulties and added nearly 25msec of latency in its processing,” he said. “We recommended the dLive because we knew it was a reliable mixer with very low latency and the drag-and-drop touch screens would simplify setups. We also provided fourteen ME-1 Personal Monitor Mixers to give the church’s musicians the ability to do their own in-ear monitor mix and we knew the dLive would integrate all of this very nicely.”

West Shore is an Evangelical Free Church with a 1500 seat worship center. The church’s stage includes 112 audio inputs allowing the band or choir to be placed almost anywhere on the stage while maintaining short cable lengths. Additional inputs are located in a catwalk area for overhead mic’ing and ambient pickup. An Allen & Heath DM64 MixRack and three DX32 Expanders bring all of these inputs to the dLive S7000 surface making it easy to patch the system digitally for worship services and other events. A Dante card in the DM64 feeds a digital multi-track recording system in another room.

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CCI Solutions Calls On CHAUVET Professional To Create Worship Environment in Former Outlet Store

stonebridgeWhen announcing that they would be opening their first permanent off-site campus, leaders of StoneBridge Christian Church called it a “journey of faith,” proclaiming that their church, which began in 1908 with only eight members, would continue to grow and attract new worshippers. Like all journeys of faith, however, this one was not without its challenges.

The single-story building in suburban Omaha that the church purchased for its new satellite location had been a Wonder Bread Outlet store and Hallmark gift shop. Realizing that creating a worship environment in such a structure would require an extensive audio, video and lighting overhaul, church leaders contracted CCI Solutions. The CCI Solutions team transformed the former store with help (on the lighting end) from CHAUVET Professional Ovation, Rogue and COLORdash fixtures.

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Light It Up app from Technologies for Worship

LightItUp-logoNow Available on Apple iTunes and Google Play

With hundreds of lighting manufacturers featured, Light It Up! offers complete searchability for all types of lighting fixtures, lighting consoles and special effects all in one place. You will no longer need to spend hours scouring the internet for the products and manufacturers you want – Light It Up! does it all for you.

Our easy to navigate interface allows users to specify types of fixtures and manufacturers and provides full specifications for each piece of gear, including full-color photos, complete descriptions, specifications, DMX channels, and where to purchase. Light it Up! also includes a growing list of Resellers and Integrators who can help your facility pScreenshot_2016-02-10-10-25-23lan your future lighting needs.

Whether you are a professional lighting designer or someone just learning about theatrical lighting, regular updates to our comprehensive database means Light It Up! is always up-to-date and ready to meet your needs.


• Comprehensive product databases for lighting fixtures, lighting consoles and special effects equipment
• Search categories include: all or specific manufacturers, LED or non-LED fixtures, active and discontinued products, types of fixtures (fresnels, spots, etc.)
• Product searches include color photos, descriptions, specifications, DMX, Media and Where to buy
• View videos, reviews and other media for different products, where available
• Access a growing list of resellers and integrators, including contact information and website links direct to the company
• Comprehensive Glossary of lighting terms

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Featured Product

BlizzardBlok2-p2-cropped-RedBlizzard Lighting’s Blok 2™

Blizzard Lighting’s Blok 2™ is a battery powered, wireless uplight featuring 2x high output 25W RGBW + UV 5-in-1 COB LEDs with amazing color mixing capabilities. This fixture has a built-in, rechargeable Intelion™ lithium-ion battery and 2.4Ghz AnyFi™ that keep this fixture completely cordless. Thanks to highly efficient natural convectional cooling, these fixtures have no internal fans, which mean absolutely no noise! This bright, quiet uplight is perfect for theaters, houses of worship or any “sound sensitive” environment.

Retail price: $599.99