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What’s New for Worship in 2014?
If you're not singing out of hymnals, you're reading lyrics off a screen. There are all sorts of tech products to make your worship projection run right--here are the best of this year's new products.

3 Pro Audio Apps for Measuring Impulse Response
Impulse response refers to the way a dynamic system reacts to an external change. In the context of sound, this refers to how the system reacts to any signal input. Just as white and pink noise test the range and sound of your sound system, impulse response physically maps how the signal being sent through the system exists as a function of time. With mobile apps, finding the right impulse response app can be tasking. Specifically, the convenience of all-in-one audio toolboxes from developers like Studio Six Digital, offer comparable features and tools to measure impulse response, but often require in-app purchases or force customers to dig through features and settings to find the most efficient way to display the data.

TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.

In The Pulpit, Behind Bars, It All Has to Sound Good
Lots of itinerant preachers and start-up churches face the same issues that Conviction for Christ Ministry founder Eddie Baird does every week: Put together a traveling audio rig that will allow them to hold church services in a variety of locations and be dependable and predictable, as well as roadworthy and a lightweight as possible.

New for 2014: Pro Audio Mobile Interfaces from NAMM and Beyond
With new opportunities to opt for mobile devices over desktop consoles, pro sound manufacturers are also focusing on bringing their live sound products up to grade with complete USB functionality. Featuring gain control and phantom power, the newest USB compatible mics are developed to perform at the same level as normal live sound or studio mics. With this in mind, owning and using a completely mobile live sound set-up is no longer irrational, but a viable option for controlled, efficient and quick live sound set up and management.

5 Professional Podcast Production Apps for Live Audio Content
Podcast production apps are a great way to stay on top of your regular content. Functioning as live production apps, these mobile utilities give you to tools you need to define the quality of your content and add the effects that color your content in the way that is suitable to your needs. Podcasts, like live video streaming, are regular audio commentary on any issue that is relevant to you. These apps are ideal for capturing lectures, sermons, niche-criticisms as well as event centered coverage and reflection, to name just a few, on your Android or iOS device. Podcasts are great options for sharing content regardless of your market. Specifically, since streaming content from mobile devices or specified apps is rapidly a new way to consume content, providing podcasts over regular written blurbs or short video content is a competitive option for the important things you publish.

TechDecisions Guide to 28 Short-throw and Ultra-short-throw Projectors
The flexibility of projectors is growing rapidly. Wherever your space, there is a projector to fit. Short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors are perfect options for small or short spaces. They also solve some time-honored negative aspects of projection buy solving instances of shadow and glare. In addition, see the specs for 24 short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors. Get the details on projectors from Asus, BenQ, Casio, Dell, Epson, Dukane, Infocus, Mitsubishi, NEC, Optima, Ricoh, Sharp, Sony, ViewSonic

6 Pro MIDI Sequencer Apps for Android and iOS
Professional audio creation apps like digital audio workstations, virtual synths and sequencers are becoming more robust as new updates and products continue to hit the marketplace. Mimicking conventional hardware, rack mounted devices and computer software, these apps are designed to bring the functionality of more expensive products to your smart device--offering you access to comprehensive music technology on the go. Great MIDI sequencer apps not only function alongside your devices MIDI capability, but also function as MIDI sources and destinations themselves. Working in cooperation with other synth and music creation apps on your device, these sequencers can bring in MIDI voices from a variety of applications or from within the sequencing app itself. While the more simple, straightforward sequencing apps might not function as MIDI routes for your device as a whole, the more robust and intricate apps can take on more professional tasks.

10 Pro Video Editing Apps for Android and iOS for Church Productions
Ideal for editing worship sermons. From transitions to frame-to-frame control, professional video apps provide a large variety of options that give you the tools you need to make sure your video content works for you.

5 Apps for iOS and Android to Help You Be More Energy Efficient this Winter
From a vampire power calculator to knowing how much energy your A/V devices consume. These iOS and Android apps will help you save money.

Experience Church Uses Its Own Tech Expo to Evangelize Technology
Small to mid-sized churches are often at a disadvantage when it comes to audio and video. They tend to lack to operational resources, relying heavily on volunteers led by part-time supervisors who themselves may have only minimal knowledge and capabilities when it comes to A/V technology. A show devoted to them is just what they need.

TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.

9 Emergency Preparedness, Alert and Recovery Apps for iOS and Android
This collection of emergency apps highlights the true capability of technology in the face of nature's toughest scenes. From first aid apps to radar scanners and disaster-specific apps, this collection provides some of the best resources for disaster preparedness and monitoring from trusted emergency organizations. Check out apps from The American Red Cross, FEMA, Base Velocity LLC. and ME911 for your Android or iOS smart device.

First Reformed Church’s Upgrade Strategy Paves the Way for Excellent Sound
Replacing two consoles at the same time and using the same brands eases the learning curve of volunteers and saves money.

8 Audio Modulation and Music Creation Apps for Android and iOS
Audio modulation apps can be considered the next tier of music creation apps. From programable sequencers to vocoder apps, the world of audio modulation is the base from which effect presets and pre-made loops is built. Having control of sound in a creatively focused way is essential for getting the most out of your mobile device as an instrument. Check out apps from developers like Jonathan Mackenzie, Skrivarna Software, Square B, LLC, Alexander Zolotov, VirSyn, Niko Twenty, Alexandernaut and Holderness Media Inc for Android and iOS.




VAST Technologies equips massive worship center with 100 Elation Pro Video Series LED displays.